Sports Across Michigan

Former Tiger Dave Bergman Dies

Former Tiger Dave Bergman, a member of the World Champion 1984 team, has lost a three-year battle with cancer. Bergman played nine seasons in Detroit and played 17 big-league seasons with the Yankees, Astros, Giants and Tigers.    Bergman is most known for the 1984 season, when he hit .273 with seven home runs and 44 RBIs.  Many Tiger fans remember his 13-pitch at bat against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 4 at Tiger Stadium.   The Tigers released a statement on the 61 year old’s passing:  "Dave was as spirited a person as he was a player. He will forever hold a special place in Tigers history for the versatile roles he played, and his significant contributions as a member of the 1984 World Champion Tigers. We will miss seeing “Bergie” at the ballpark and in the community.”

OTTO GREULE/ALLSPORT.

Pistons

The Pistons host the Miami Heat tonight. Detroit has signed guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract to add depth after losing point guard Brandon Jennings to a ruptured Achilles tendon.  Lucas joins the Pistons after spending the season in China and has spent parts of six seasons in the NBA with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah.  The Pistons head to Indiana on Wednesday.

College Basketball

The MSU Women’s basketball team lost to Ohio State, 76-62.   Aerial Powers scored 13.   Becca Mills had 10.  State hosts Michigan on Thursday night.

Michigan hosts Iowa on Thursday.  Michigan State hosts Illinois this Saturday at the Breslin Center.

Tomorrow in the MAC…

CMU hosts Bowling Green

EMU is at Toledo

WMU hosts Kent State.

Kentucky is the unanimous choice as No. 1 in The Associated Press men's Top-25 poll after improving to 21-0 on the season. Gonzaga is second after previous No. 2 Virginia suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Duke.

Red Wings

The Red Wings play in Colorado this Thursday at 9pm.

High School Basketball

Boys State Rankings….

Harper Creek  at 10-1 is ranked 10th in Class B.

Kalamazoo Central, 13-0 is ranked 9th in Class A.

The St. Phillip girls got a mention in Class D.

Boys Basketball

Tonight, weather permitting, it’s Harper Creek at Lakeview.  Broadcast time is 7:06 on WBCK.

Schoolcraft at Pennfield

Calhoun Christian at Barry County Christian

Quincy at Athens

Bellevue at Burr Oak

Climax-Scotts at Tekonsha

Kalamazoo Christian at Delton

Caledonia at Gull Lake

Homer at Springport

Union City at Concord

Girls Basketball

Lakeview at Harper Creek

Pennfield at Schoolcraft

Bellevue at St. Philip

Calhoun Christian at Barry County Christian

Mendon at Bronson

Delton at Kalamazoo Christian

Gull Lake at Stevensville-Lakeshore

Holt at Marshall

Quincy at Olivet

West Michigan Wolves

The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team will play the Metro Jets tomorrow night at the Rink.   They have 8 regular season games remaining on the schedule.

Super Bowl Ratings

The Nielsen company says an estimated 114.4 million people watched the Patriots' 28-24 win over the Seahawks, 2.2 million more than last year’s Seattle-Denver game. It's the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record as the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

Manziel to Rehab

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered treatment for an unspecified condition. An adviser for Manziel said in a statement released by the team that the former first-round pick decided to enter treatment during the offseason. Manziel spokesman Brad Beckworth says the quarterback knows there are areas he needs to improve on to be a better family member, friend and teammate.

Tigers Spring Training

Just 18 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.