Sports: Pistons Win 3rd Straight; Wings lose in OT
The Pistons won their third in a row, beating the Toronto Raptors 108-104. Reggie Jackson posted 28 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Andre Drummond posted 21 points and 18 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 26. Greg Monroe’s knee injury kept him off the court. Toronto could have clinched a playoff berth with a win. The Pistons play in Orlando on Friday.
The Red Wings lost toArizona5-4 in overtime last night inDetroit. Detroithas dropped 5 of its last 7 games, but managed to get a point as they came from behind to send it into OT. Mark Arcobello scored the winning goal 3:08 into overtime. Luke Glendening, Justin Abdelkader, Jakub Kindl and Gustav Nyquist scored for the Wings, who remain third in the Atlantic Division with 90 points. Jimmy Howard surrendered all five goals on 22 shots in the setback. Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk sat out for the fourth straight game with a lower-body injury, and defenseman Niklas Kronwall was scratched due to a lower-body injury. Right wing Erik Cole exited after the first period with a lower-body injury. The Wings host San Jose on Thursday.
Wings’ Helm a Dad
Red Wings center Darren Helm was driving with his girlfriend,Devon, yesterday morning when their baby was born in the car on the way to the hospital. Helm says it was "pretty intense" and he was "extremely proud" of Devon for how she handled the situation. Rylee-Klaire arrived a week earlier than expected.
The Tigers let one slip away to the Yankees last night in Tampa, 9-8. Minor leaguer Rafael Dolis gave up a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to blow the save. Miguel Cabrera went 1 for 3 with a walk in his second game of the spring.Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera could DH in a minor league game Wednesday and "if he's fine" there's chance he could play first base for the first time Thursday againstBaltimore. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez each had two RBI and Yoenis Cespedes went two-for-four. Anibal Sanchez started the game and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out four. Detroit hosts the Florida Marlins this afternoon.
Lions Won’t File Tampering Charges Against Miami
The New York Jets filed tampering charges against the New England Patriots on Tuesday, but it doesn't look like the Detroit Lions will be doing the same with the Miami Dolphins over their signing of Ndamukong Suh. There were questions as to whether or not the Dolphins began talking to Suh before the official free-agent negotiating period began.
Dodges Sign Another Cuban Star
The Los Angeles Dodgers are signing another high-profile Cuban star. MLB.com reports the club has inked infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year, 62.5-million-dollar contract. The almost 30-year-old has struggled with injuries of late, and might not even play this season. Olivera follows other big signings from Cuba, including his new Dodgers teammate Yasiel Puig, Tigers slugger Yoenis Cespedes, and 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu.
High School Basketball
In Boys Basketball, state quarterfinals …
Milan beat Otsego 69-60 in Class B.
Lansing Everett beatMuskegon, 75-52.
KCC beat Jackson Community College, 8-6 and 8-4 to go 6-0 in Conference play.
The Bruins were down 6-2 headed into the 6th in game 1 and came back for the win. Mary Emington hit a game winning homer.
Macgarrett Kings and Delton Williams are not on Michigan State's football roster at the start of spring practice. Both players have been facing legal issues over the past month.
Coach Mark Dantonio wouldn't comment much on their status when he spoke Tuesday, the first day of spring practice for the Spartans. Dantonio says anyone not on the depth chart is "sort of in limbo" at the moment. Williams, a running back, was arraigned last week on a charge of brandishing a firearm in public. He was suspended from all team-related activities. Kings, a wide receiver, was arrested Feb. 28 on charges that included being drunk and disorderly and interfering with police.