Sports Roundup: Cabrera hits big!
The Tigers beat the Cardinals 17-5. Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers and Nick Castellanos added a three-run shot. Castellanos finished 3-for-4 with four RBI. Steven Moya also drove in four runs while Rajai Davis and Danny Worth added two RBI apiece for the Tigers. Starter Max Scherzer scattered two hits and struck out five over 4 2/3 innings. The Tigers host the Blue Jays today in Lakeland. Justin Verlander is scheduled to make his first appearance of the spring.
Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals
Class B @ Coloma
Harper Creek lost to Otsego 66-60. The Beavers blew a 16-point first half lead and finish the season at 16-7. Junior guard Khylen Watkins finished with a game-high 27 points.
Class C @ Jonesville
Vermontville Maple Valley 61, Adrian Madison 54 Luis Martinez’ season-high 25 points to go with 15 rebounds led the Lions. Maple Valley (20-4) moves on to face Hillsdale (23-1) in the regional championship game on Wednesday.
Class D @ Portage Northern
St. Philip 68, Wyoming Potter's House Christian 37. Isaac Cloward leading the way with 12 points as Tyler Hubbard-Neil had 11 points and eight rebounds. Brent DeBree and Alex Doyle had 10 points each and seven rebounds apiece. Junior guard Hunter Haley chipped in with nine points. St. Philip advances to Wednesday’s regional final at Portage Northern where the Tigers will face Covert in a 6:30 p.m. game.
Class D @ Morenci
Morrice 71, Bellevue 63 Senior Ethan Bloch with 21 points and eight rebounds.
Athens plays Lansing Christian in State Quarterfinals at Harper Creek tonight. Athens is playing in the state quarterfinal round for the fifth time in six seasons.
The Red Wings are at the Blue Jackets tonight. Detroit has lost three out of four after falling to the Rangers 3-0 on Sunday. They post a record of 29-22-and-13, good for 71 points. They are tied with the Blue Jackets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
Stars Player Collapses
The NHL postponed last night’s Dallas-Columbus game after Rich Peverley suffered some type of medical situation on the Stars bench. Stars players immediately got the attention of referees by banging their sticks and yelling to get play stopped.
The Stars say he was conscious as he was taken to the hospital. The 31-year-old was diagnosed with a heart condition at the beginning of the season, causing him to miss three weeks of training camp and one game. He also missed last week's game due to being unable to travel.
Big 10 Basketball
Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten Player of the Year and Coach John Beilein is Coach of the Year. Also for the Wolverines, Caris LeVert was named to on the Second All Big Ten Team while Glenn Robinson the Third got an honorable mention. Derrick Walton Jr. was named to the All Big-Ten freshman team.
For the Michigan State Spartans, guard Gary Harris was named to the First Team All Big-Ten. Adreian Payne was named to the Second Team.
The MSU Spartans face Iowa or Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday.
The Michigan Wolverines face Indiana or Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday as the top-seed.
The Pistons host the Kings tonight. Detroit is 24-and-39 on the season, but the Kings are even worse, at 22-and-41.
The Lions can officially start signing free agents today at 4:00 when the market opens up for business. NFL teams were allowed to start negotiating with free agents on Saturday morning. Detroit figures to have just under 12-million-dollars in salary cap space.
Reports say The Miami Dolphins are bringing in safety Louis Delmas. Pro Football Talk reports the team has signed the 26 year old veteran out of WMU to a one-year deal worth 3.5-million-dollars.
Lions New Boss
Martha Ford is the new owner of the NFL's Detroit Lions, taking over the team from her late husband. William Clay Ford Sr. died on Sunday at the age of 88 and owned the team for over 50 years. Mrs. Ford and her four children will remain involved in the team's ownership in much the same way they were during Mr. Ford's tenure.
Lions Chairman Bill Ford Jr. will remain the most actively involved family member in the team's operations.