The Detroit Red Wings lost 6-5 at Pittsburgh in hockey’s pre-season.  Gustav Nyquist scored twice for the Wings who also had goals from Darren Helm, Ben Street, and Matt Lorito.  The Wings are 0-2 in pre-season play.  The Wings play tonight in Chicago and host their first game ever at Little Caesar’s Arena this Saturday at 7, as the Boston Bruins come to Detroit.

Tigers

The Tigers were swept by the A’s on Wednesday, losing 3-2.   Anibal Sanchez started for the Tigers, and pitched very well for a second straight time, allowing just a run on three hits and fanning eight in six innings.  Lefty Daniel Stumpf allowed two more runs in the 7th to make it a 3-0 game.  The Tigers mounted a comeback in the 9th.  They scored two runs on an Andrew Romine single.  It just wasn't enough, as Detroit fell 3-2 to the A’s. Eight of nine Tigers starters had at least a hit, with Jeimer Candelario having two on the afternoon. It's the eighth time Detroit has been swept this season and the fourth time at home. In six games against Oakland, the Tigers managed just one win.  Jordan Zimmerman for the Tigers tonight against the Twins in the first of a four game series, the final series at Comerica Park this year.   Hear the game at 6:45 on 95.3 WBCK.

MLB Race

The Red Sox still lead the Yankees by three games in the AL East and the Sox clinched at least a Wild Card berth last night.  The Cubs lead the Brewers by 3 ½ in the NL Central.

In the Wild Card races, the Yankees and Diamondbacks have just about sewn up a spot, and two teams are battling for the final spot in each league.  Colorado leads Milwaukee by one game, and Minnesota has a 1 ½ game lead over the L.A. Angels.

Home Run Leaders

Giancarlo Stanton has hit another one, his 56th.  The Marlins slugger is trying to become the sixth player to hit 60 home runs in a season, a feat first accomplished by Babe Ruth.  The Yankees’ rookie Mike Judge hit his 45th homer, which  also gives him 100 RBI’s to go with 100 runs and 100 walks this season-- a feat only accomplished by two other rookies---Ted Williams and Al Rosen.  Judge needs four more homers to break Mark McGuire’s record for a rookie.

KCC Volleyball

The KCC Volleyball team beat Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids on Wednesday in a see-saw match that went five sets.  Hanna Landis had 17 kills, three blocks and 10 digs to lead KCC.  Kim Kusler had 12 kills.  Cameron Haley had 29 digs.  The Lady Bruins improve to 9-3 overall and host Ancilla College today at the Central Fieldhouse.

Thursday Night Football

The Rams are at the 49ers tonight.

Lions

Sunday, the Lions host the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons.  The Lions have signed defensive end George Johnson and released defensive end Alex Barrett. Johnson hasn't played in the NFL since 2015. He was among Tampa Bay's final cuts this season and the Buccaneers put him on injured reserve last season with a hip injury.

College Football

The MSU Spartans get back into action on Saturday night, as they host Notre Dame in East Lansing.   Hear the Coach Mark Dantonio Show tonight after the Tigers’ game and hear the MSU-Notre Dame game on 95.3 WBCK, Saturday night at 6:30pm.

Michigan is at Purdue.  Hear the game at 3pm on 104.9 the Edge.

WMU hosts the Wagner Seahawks this Saturday night at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.  That game will be broadcast on ESPN3.  Wagner College is located at Staten Island, New York.

High School

Among the games this weekend…

Niles is at Battle Creek Central.
Portage Central is at Lakeview.
8-Man – St. Philip is at Waldron.
Pennfield is at Harper Creek…..on the radio at 6:35pm Friday.