Sports: Opening Day!
It's Opening Day this afternoon at Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers begin their season playing the first of three against the Minnesota Twins. Detroit sends David Price to the hill opposite Phil Hughes. Broadcast time is 12:40 on WBCK, with the Rush Limbaugh Show online at www.wbckfm.com. The two teams have the day off tomorrow before resuming the set on Wednesday.
Collmenter Starts For D-Backs
Homer’s Josh Collmenter will get the Opening Day start for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 29-year-old right-hander graduated from Homer and Central Michigan University.
Cubs Lose Opener
The baseball season got underway last night as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 3-0.
The Detroit Red Wings' playoff hopes entered a danger zone as they fell to the Washington Capitals, 2-1, at Joe Louis Arena yesterday. Darren Helm scored the lone goal for Detroit, which is tied for third place in the Atlantic Division with Boston.
Ottawa is only two points behind the Bruins and Wings for the second wild card spot in the East. The Senators lost their game last night to Toronto in a shootout.
Petr Mrazek stopped 26 shots in the setback. The Red Wings have three games left, and play the home regular-season-finale on Tuesday against Carolina. They’re at Montreal on Thursday and finish the season at Carolina on Saturday.
The national championship will be on the line when Duke battles Wisconsin tonight in Indianapolis. The teams secured their spots in the title bout with Final Four wins on Saturday. Duke cruised to an 81-61 victory over Michigan State, while Wisconsin shocked previously-undefeated Kentucky, 71-64.
MSU has lost in national semifinals in its last two appearances. Denzel Valentine had 22 points and 11 boards for the Cinderella Spartans, who finished the year with a record of 27-and-12.
Tonight's game is a rematch of an early-season meeting between the teams. In that game, the Blue Devils shot a blistering 65-percent from the floor en route to an 80-70 win over the Badgers in Madison in December. Tip-off from Lucas Oil Stadium tonight is at approximately 9:18 p.m. Eastern.
The women's NCAA Final Four has been decided, and it’ll be U-Conn versus Notre Dame on Tuesday night.
The Pistons host the Celtics on Wednesday, after beating Miami on Saturday.
Michigan gets German Player
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has snagged his first 2015 recruit. German forward Mortiz Wagner will join the Wolverines for next season. He played for Alba Berlin professionally, but got more time on the under-18 squad where he averaged 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in five games. The Wolverines are still holding out hope to snag the highly-regarded Jaylen Brown, who hasn't picked a school yet.
J.B. Holmes parred the second playoff hole on Sunday and watched 2008 winner Johnson Wagner miss a short putt for par, handing the 32-year-old Holmes the Houston Open title.
After third-round leader Jordan Spieth tripped to a bogey on the first playoff hole and was eliminated, Holmes and Wagner went back to the par-4 18th one more time.
Holmes missed a 10-foot birdie putt for the win, but Wagner missed his second putt from about five feet for par, giving the victory to Holmes.