Sports Roundup: Verlander loses to Tribe
The Tigers lost 6-2 in Cleveland. Things started off well, as Torii Hunter hit a long one in the first inning off Cleveland’s young righty, Trevor Bauer. A four-run uprising in the second inning did in Justin Verlander and the Tigers in Cleveland. The Tigers only had 7 hits on the night, two by Ian Kinsler and two by Alex Avila, including a home run in the 5th. Verlander gave up five runs on 11 hits while walking three and striking out two in six innings of work for his third loss of the season. The Tigers try to salvage one game inCleveland today, as Max Scherzer goes for win number 7. Broadcast time is 12 noon on WBCK-FM.
The Miami Heat beat the Pacers in Indianapolis, 87-83. Lebron James and Dwayne Wade combining for 45. Game 3 is Saturday in Miami.
Pistons Lose First Round Pick
The Detroit Pistons will not have a first round pick following some bad luck in the NBA Draft Lottery last night.Detroithad the eighth selection in the upcoming draft heading into the lottery, but lost their pick when they ended up in ninth place.
The bad draw resulted in the Pistons giving up their first round pick to the Hornets as part of the 2012 trade which sent Ben Gordon toCharlottefor Corey Maggette. New coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said the results are disappointing, but not disastrous and that the team still has many tools at their disposal to upgrade the roster.
Cavs Pick First
The Cleveland Cavaliers will have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft next month. The Cavs, who will pick first for the second straight year and third time in the last four, entered the lottery with the ninth-best odds at landing the top selection at 1.7-percent.
Lions Hold Camp
The Detroit Lions started organized team activities yesterday without defensive tackle Nick Fairley. Coach Jim Caldwell said that Fairley had undergone surgery recently for an undisclosed medical issue and that he would be back as soon as he's recovered.Caldwellalso said defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh returned to workouts and was in impeccable shape.
Super Bowl 52 in Minnesota
The NFL is awarding Super Bowl 52 toMinneapolis. League owners voted yesterday to haveMinnesotahost the NFL's championship game in 2018.
The Blackhawks and Kings play Game 2 is tonight inChicago, where the home team has a 1-0 advantage.
The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series two games to none overMontreal. Game three heads toNew Yorktomorrow.
Lakeview beatMarshall9-3 and the Redhawks came back to win game 2, 2-1. Austin Busse picking up the win forMarshall. Lakeview’s Tyler Horan won game 1.
Sturgis and Harper Creek split a pair. Joe Ramos had two hits and a double in the game two 5-3 win.
Pennfield swept Olivet, 2-0 and 7-2.
Union CitysweptReading. Darren Austin with a complete-game 7-0 shutout with 9 strikeouts. Hunter Johns pitched a 1-hitter with 10 K’s in game 2.
The Olivet girls’ track team hosted and won a KVA meet on Tuesday. Pennfield finished sixth, Galesburg-Augusta seventh,MapleValleyeighth and Delton Kellogg finished ninth.
Harper Creek’s girls’ tennis squad is headed to the state finals in 9 days, after winning the Division 3 girls’ tennis regional at Stevensville-Lakeshore.
Pennfield split with Olivet, losing 1-0 in game 1 and winning 7-3. Jessica Roan had three hits with two doubles and three RBIs.
Harper Creek and Sturgis split. Taylor Shellenberger won game 2 with a complete game 1-hitter and also had two hits.
Lakeview swept Marshal, 15-2 and 16-4.
Union CitysweepsReading, as Marissa Mead gets both pitching wins and went 4-4 in game 1.
Pennfield will advance to tomorrow’s regional contest at No. 3-seeded Notre Dame Prep.Justin Verlander-Jason Miller, Getty Images