Sports Roundup: Tigers Scherzer Pitches Today
The Tigers get back into action against the Royals today in Detroit. Max Scherzer gets his first start of the year for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 12:40 today on WBCK-FM.
Miguel Cabrera's new $248 million dollar contract has some incentive clauses for even more earnings. Cabrera can earn $2 million for each MVP award $1 million for each Triple Crown.
The Pistons begin a two game road trip in Indiana tonight. Yesterday, the NBA fined guard Brandon Jennings five-thousand-dollars after he was called for a flop against the Bucks. Jennings had also been warned by the league after a game against Houston in December. The Pistons will head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets Friday, before returning to The Palace.
The Red Wings host the Boston Bruins tonight. Center Pavel Datsyuk, who has been out of the lineup with a knee injury since early March, practiced with the team yesterday and is a game time decision tonight against Boston. With seven games left in the regular season, the Red Wings have 84 points and are holding onto a wild-card playoff spot.
College Basketball Tournaments
The Men’s NIT basketball finals will be Thursday with SMU and Minnesota playing at Madison Square Garden. In the Women’s NCAA Tournament, UConn will face Stanford and Notre Dame will play Maryland on Sunday in the Final Four in Nashville. The NCAA Men’s Tournament resumes Saturday in Dallas, with Florida against Connecticut and Wisconsin versus Kentucky.
Woods Out of the Masters
Tiger Woods will miss the Masters next week after having surgery on Monday to correct a pinched nerve that has been causing him problems for the past few months. Woods made the announcement on his personal website, saying he will need several weeks of rest and rehabilitation after undergoing a microdiscectomy in Utah. In March, Woods was forced to withdraw during the final round of the Honda Classic due to back spasms and was also unable to defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational because of the injury.
Izzo May tell Harris to go Pro
MSU Seniors Adrein Payne and Keith Appling are gone, and underclassmen Gary Harris and Brandon Dawson could also leave for the NBA. Spartan coach Tom Izzo may even advise Harris to go pro. Izzo insisted that if his research leads him to believe Harris would be among the top guards selected in June, he would probably tell the sophomore to enter the NBA draft. Izzo plans to talk to NBA executives and agents later this week at the Final Four about Harris and Dawson.
Kid will Play with Pink Hair
A northern Michigan high school student who wasn't allowed to participate in a track meet because of his pink Mohawk hairstyle will be allowed to compete in future events. West Iron County High School student Mike Barker says he dyed his hair in support of his mother, a breast cancer survivor, and wasn't allowed to compete last week. His family met Monday with West Iron County Schools officials and an agreement was reached. School officials say a committee will review the athletic policy. Barker's mother is in good health and has been cancer-free for more than five years.