Sports: San Antonio Spurs and KCC Bruins Advance
The San Antonio Spurs beat Houston by 39 points to advance to the NBA's Western Conference finals. The final was 114-75 in Houston. LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 34 points and had 12 rebounds for the Spurs. San Antonio plays Golden State in game one on Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Celtics have a three-games-to-two lead over Washington. Game 6 is tonight at Washington. The winner of the series moves on to play Cleveland.
KCC Wins Baseball Conference
The KCC Bruins baseball team beat Lansing Community College 7-6 in 10 innings Thursday at Siena Heights University. With the win, the Bruins take the MCCAA Baseball Championship.
Nashville is at Anaheim tonight in game 1 of the Conference Finals. Pittsburgh will host Ottawa on Saturday night. The winners of those series will play for the Stanley Cup.
Coach McGinnis Fund
A go fund me campaign to raise money for the funeral of long-time Battle Creek Central coach and teacher Jeff McGinnis has nearly doubled since Thursday and was at 75% of the $6,000 goal as of Friday morning. McGinnis passed away on Monday due to complications from colon cancer. A family member posted on Facebook that funeral arrangements would be announced soon.
Griffins Play in Chicago
The Grand Rapids Griffins lead the Chicago Wolves 3-1 in the best of seven Central Division Finals. The Griffins can wrap up the series with a win Saturday in Chicago.
Gymnast to Testify
A former gymnast is expected to testify in Lansing today at a key hearing in a sexual assault case against Dr. Larry Nassar. He's charged with assaulting seven young gymnasts at his Michigan State University clinic. Today’s hearing that will determine if there's enough evidence to send him to trial.
William McGirt and Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes share the lead after one round of the PGA's Players Championship in Florida.
The Tigers beat California 7-1 in the first of a four-game series in Anaheim. The Tigers got on the board early, with three runs in the first on a Justin Upton three run homer. Center fielder Andrew Romine added a two run shot in the second. Romine grew up just a short distance from the park in Anaheim. His dad, Kevin, played for the Red Sox, but then moved the family to Anaheim in the 90’s as he worked as a police officer. James McCann knocked in the Tigers’ sixth run in the 8th. McCann was 3 for 4, as was Ian Kinsler, who returned to the lineup after being out for several games with a tight hamstring. Michael Fulmer went 7 innings and gave up just one run on three hits and struck out seven, as he raised his record to 4-1 and lowered his earned run average to 2.54. Jordan Zimmerman will start for the Tigers tonight. Hear it at 9:40pm on 95.3 WBCK