Jeff Blashill-Courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings

(Source: MichiganRadio Network, Associated Press)

Wings Name Blashill New Coach

The Red Wings have hired Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill as their new head coach.  The 41 year old Blashill has coached the minor-league affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins the last three seasons, winning the Calder Cup in 2013.  A Detroit native, Blashill coached at Western Michigan before joining the Red Wings' organization. Blashill was an assistant coach for the Red Wings in 2011-12 before taking over at Grand Rapids.  Blashill will replace Mike Babcock, who left last month to coach Toronto Maple Leafs.

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=770307

Tigers

The Tigers were off Monday and play the Cubs at Comerica Park tonight and tomorrow night.  Anibal Sanchez takes his 3-7 record into tonight’s game.   Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK. The Tigers are 3 1/2 games behind Minnesota and Kansas City in the Central Division.   The Royals beat the Twins 3-1 in the first of three last night to pull into a first-place tie.

Bombers

The Bombers game in Green Bay was postponed to June 25. The Bombers are in Wausau tonight to play the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

NHL

Cedric Paquette scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:11 remaining as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in Chicago to take a two-games-to-one lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Ondrej Palat tied the game for the Lightning early in the third period.

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 18 of his 36 saves in the first period after his playing status was in doubt until the pregame warmup.

NBA

Cleveland and Golden State are all even in the NBA Finals at a game apiece. Game 3 is tonight in Cleveland.

College Basketball Rule Changes

The NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved several rules changes in men's basketball. The shot clock in men's basketball has been reduced from 35 to 30 seconds, and the number of timeouts in the second half has been cut from four to three. The panel also eliminated some of the extra stoppages by using any timeout called within 30 seconds of a media timeout as the scheduled break.

Women’s World Cup

The USA beats Australia 3 to 1 in the Americans' opener at the women's world cup in Canada. Megan Rapinoe scoring twice for the U.S....and asked afterwards how it felt to score her first goal of the match.  Christen Press also scoring a goal for the US...going for its third world cup title and first since 19-99.

Girls Soccer

Gull Lake’s girls' soccer team advances to the state semifinals to face DeWitt tonight at 6 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School.  The winner will advance to the state championship on June 12 at MSU.

High School Baseball

Climax-Scotts takes on Centreville in the state quarterfinals today at 4 p.m. at Bailey Park.

Softball

Bronson plays Grand Rapids West Catholic today at 2 in the state quarterfinals at Davenport University.

Coyotes

A first quarter safety and long touchdown run by Devington Halliburton was all the Battle Creek Coyotes needed on Saturday, defeating the Allen County Lions, 8-0, on the road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The Coyotes improve to 2-0 in league play, and will continue their 3-game road trip this Saturday against the Michiana Thunderhawks at 4 PM.

Tigers Draft

The Detroit Tigers tonight selected right-handed pitcher Beau Burrows from Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas with their first pick (22nd overall) in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.  Burrows posted a 0.78 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 72.0 innings as a senior at Weatherford High School. The 6-2, 200 pound right-handed pitcher was rated by MLB.com as the 12th-best right-handed pitching prospect available in this year’s draft and the 30th-best prospect overall.  The Tigers selected outfielder Christin Stewart from the University of Tennessee with the 34th overall pick and left-handed pitcher Tyler Alexander from Texas Christian University with the 65th overall selection.

Win a Baseball Trip to Chicago!

WBCK has an awesome flyaway to a baseball double-header in Chicago between the Giants & Cubs and the Angels & White Sox!  Now through June 24

You can register at WBCKFM.com.  Click on “Win Stuff." The winner gets two tickets to the Giants- Cubs game on Sunday August 9 and two tickets to the Angels - White Sox game on Monday August 10.  Round-trip, airfare and hotel for three (3) days and two (2) nights.  Three hundred (300) dollars cash.  Must be 21 or older to win.

Partnership to End Hunger

Stop in to WBCK and drop off your non-perishable food donation between 8 and 5 weekdays…now through June 13.