The Tigers were off Thursday but picked up a half-game on first-place Kansas City, who lost to Boston. Detroit stays a half game ahead of Seattle for the final wild-card spot in the AL.  The Tigers start a weekend series with Cleveland in Detroit tonight.  David Price gets the start for the Tigers.  Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.

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FIBA World Cup

Team USA turned an eight-point halftime lead into a 96-68 blowout of Lithuania to advance to the gold medal game of the FIBA World Cup.
The U.S. has won eight straight games by at least 21 points and will play in Sunday's final in Madrid against Friday's winner between France and Serbia.

Thursday Night Football

The Ravens cruised to a 26-6 win over the Steelers. Joe Flacco found Owen Daniels in the end zone twice.  Justin Tucker connected on four field goals.


The Detroit Lions are on the road Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Safety James Ihedigbo has a neck injury and has been limited in practice this week.  Tackle LaAdrian Waddle hasn’t practiced due to a calf injury and may not play Sunday. Garrett Reynolds, who was signed earlier this week, is expected to get the start if Waddle can’t play.  Broadcast time is 12 noon Sunday on WBCK.

College Football

Michigan is home to host the Miami Red Hawks this Saturday.  The Wolverines are looking to bounce back from a 31-0 loss to Notre Dame last Saturday in South Bend. Defensive back Jabrill Peppers is day-to-day with an injury and may miss tomorrow's game.  Broadcast time is 2:30 on Mix 104.9 WBCK.  MSU has a bye week and host Eastern Michigan a week from Saturday.  We’ll have a chance for you to register to win tickets to the game at wbckfm dot com.

High School Football Tonight

Battle Creek Central vs. Lakeview… 6:35 on WBCK.

Jackson Lumen Christi vs. Harper Creek (Harper Creek 1-1)

Coldwater vs. Pennfield (Pennfield 0-2)


Saturday….Tekonsha vs. St. Philip

Athens vs. Union City (Athens 0-2, Union City 2-0)

Bellevue vs. Colon (Bellevue 0-2)

Cassopolis vs. Bronson (Bronson 0-2)

Adrian Lenawee Christian vs. Climax-Scotts (Climax-Scotts 2-0)

Kalamazoo United vs. Delton (Delton 1-1)

Galesburg-Augusta vs. Napoleon (Galesburg-Augusta 1-1)

Mattawan vs. Gull Lake (Gull Lake 1-1)

Hastings vs. Hamilton (Hastings 0-2)

Concord vs. Homer (Homer 2-0)

Lakewood-Lake Odessa vs. Maple Valley (Maple Valley 0-2)

Parma Western vs. Marshall (Marshall 0-2)

Olivet vs. Perry (Olivet 1-1)

Jonesville vs. Quincy (Quincy 2-0)
Boys’ Soccer

Lakeview 6, B.C. Central 1.  Jaden Sebring and Jon Cooney produced two goals and an assist apiece and goalkeeper Jake Herbers made eight saves.

Jonesville 4, Pennfield 0

Coldwater 5, Marshall 0

Boys’ Tennis

Portage Central 8, Battle Creek Central 0.

Lakeview 4, Portage Northern 4.

Harper Creek 6, Charlotte 2.

Marshall 8, Pennfield 0.

Galesburg-Augusta 4, New Buffalo 0.

Girls’ Golf

Lakeview was 11th out of 16 teams at the Holt Invite
Coldwater beat Harper Creek in a playoff at the Sturgis Four-Team Invite.


Kellogg Community College hosted Kalamazoo Valley and won it 3-0.  Scores were 27-25, 25-18 and 25-20.  Tristen Ehredt 16 Kills 1 Ace 2 Digs.   Grace Crawford 13 Kills 1 Ace 5 Digs 1 Solo Block.  Coach Amy Julien says it was a great home win for the Lady Bruins, especially against rival KVCC.

St. Philip 3, North Adams-Jerome 1.  Abby McKinzie had 22 kills and 16 digs; Emily Schaub had 40 assists, four kills and 10 digs.

Marshall 3, Coldwater 1.  Logan Kiessling had 20 kills, 12 digs and three blocks.


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship begins its ten-race run this Sunday in Illinois at Chicagoland Speedway.

Pistorius Guilty

Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was found guilty today in a South African courtroom of culpable homicide -- the U.S. equivalent of manslaughter -- in connection with the Valentine’s Day 2013 shooting death of his 29-year-old girlfriend He could get up to 15 years in prison, or significantly less.  On Thursday, the judge found Pistorius did not intentionally kill his girlfriend.


Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel are tied atop the leader board after the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Hyo-Joo Kim fired a course-record, 10-under 61 on Thursday and grabbed a 4-stroke lead after the opening round of the Evian Championship, the final major LPGA championship of the year.

Athlete of the Week

Go on line to nominate a high school athlete for our “Meijer Athlete of the Week”   Go to wbckfm.com and click on Athlete of the week.