Tigers

The Tigers’ 11-game road winning streak ended in Clevelandl ast night, with a t 5-4 loss in 10 innings.   The Tigers tied it at 1 in the second on a Victor Martinez home run.  The Indians re-gained the lead, 3-1 against starter Drew Smyly, who went 5 innings, striking out 6 but walking 5.  The Tigers tied it up 3-3 in the 7th on a Rajai Davis double.  But reliever Phil Coke couldn’t keep the Indians from scoring.  The Tigers tied it 4-4 in the ninth on a home run by J.D. Martinez.  But in the 10th, the Indians win it on a home run by Michael Brantley off Al Alburquerque.  Justin Verlander goes for his 6th win of the season tonight in Cleveland.  Broadcast time is 6:45pm on WBCK-FM.

 

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NBA Playoffs

The Spurs silenced the Thunder 122-105 to take game one of the NBA Western Conference final. Tim Duncan leading the charge for the spurs with 27 points and 7 rebounds, but Kawhi Leonard stole the show with a drive and spin shot to rout the Thunder defense in the fourth.. Game two is tonight.  Also, tonight, the defending champion Miami Heat tries to avoid falling behind 2-0 to the Pacers inIndianapolis.

NHL Playoffs

New York beat Montreal 3-1 in game two of the Eastern Conference finals last night in Montreal.  The Rangers now lead the best-of-seven series two games to none. Game three heads to New York on Thursday. The Chicago Blackhawks and Kings play Game 2 is tomorrow in Chicago, where the home team has a 1-0 advantage.

Baseball

Harper Creek beat Battle Creek Central 15-0 and 11-1.

St. Philip swept Litchfield, 23-0 and 10-0.

Marshall split  with Vicksburg, winning game 2, 6-0 and losing 7-1.

Softball

St. Philip swept Litchfield, 17-1 and 17-2.

Pennfield took a pair at Delton Kellogg, 21-6 and 13-10.

Harper Creek swept Marshall, 14-1 and 13-8.

Climax-Scotts beat Burr Oak 16-0 and 19-1.

Gull Lake split with Paw Paw, winning 4-3 and losing 4-1.

Girls’ Soccer

Lakeview 2, Loy Norrix 1.  in round two of the Big 16 Gold Tournament.  Ava Cook and Mari Floyd scoring for Lakeview. Maddy Olsen made six saves in goal.

Mattawan 2,  Marshall 1 in overtime.

GullLake1, Portage Northern 0.   Maggie Harma making five saves in the shutout.

Boys’ Golf

Lakeview’s Andrew Walker shot a four under 68 to lead the Spartans to their sixth consecutive SMAC ‘Big 16’ title in boys’ golf.  Marshallfinished 3rd.  Gull Lake was 6th and Harper Creek, 9th.

Schoolcraft won the nine-team event at Gull Lake View. Olivet was second with 334, Delton Kellogg was fourth and Pennfield was seventh with 390.  Olivet was led by medalist Tyler Masters with a round of 75.

Lacrosse

Pennfield beat East Lansing 23-11.   Bryce Bohrmann scored five goals and had 8 assists.  The Panthers will advance to Thursday’s regional first contest at No. 3-seeded Notre Dame Prep.

NBA Charges Sterling

The NBA has initiated a charge against Donald Sterling, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The charge asserts that Sterling has damaged the NBA and its teams, disparaged African-Americans and that his actions "significantly undermine the NBA's efforts to promote diversity and inclusion."Sterling has until May 27 to respond to the charge, and he has the right to appear at the hearing in front of the board of governors.

Lewan Trouble

A hearing for former University of Michigan football player Taylor Lewan is delayed until next month.  Yesterday, Lewan's attorney was granted an adjournment until June 16th so he could review a police report.  Lewan is charged with one count of misdemeanor aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery stemming from an incident after Michigan's loss to Ohio State in December.  He has previously said he was not part of a fight but was trying to break up an altercation  The offensive tackle was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the this year's NFL Draft.

Nasal Strips OK

California Chrome's run at history will not be derailed by a nasal strip, as the racing stewards in New York on Monday approved their use for the June 7 Belmont Stakes.

There had been a question as to whether the colt could wear the nasal strip that he used during wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and trainer Art Sherman asked stewards on Sunday for permission.  The stewards conferred with an equine medical director, who said the use of nasal strips is not performance-enhancing.

No Timetable for Tigers’ Return to Golf

 

Tiger Woods said Monday his return to competitive action is still unknown.
Speaking at a press conference in Bethesda, Maryland for the Quicken Loans National, which benefits his foundation, Woods maintained his position that he still has no idea when he will return to the PGA Tour.  Woods has been out of action since March because of a back injury that required surgery, causing him to miss the Masters for the first time in his career.