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Tigers

The Tigers blew a 5-0 lead and lost 7-5 Thursday night, as Detroit lost for the 9th time in 10 games. Mike Pelfrey pitched his best game of the season and the Tigers staked him to a big lead. But the bullpen collapsed after Pelfrey was out of there.  Alex Wilson gave up three runs in the seventh and Justin Wilson yielded the last two. The Tigers’ offense squandered a lot of scoring chances.  Justin Verlander will start game 2 in Baltimore tonight. Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.

NBA

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 37 points and Russell Westbrook added 28 and 12 assists as the Thunder hammered San Antonio 113-99.
It will be the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Western Conference finals. Game 1 is Monday night at Golden State.

 

Toronto Raptors lead Miami three-games-to-two lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals.  Game 6 is tonight in Miami.  Game 7, if necessary, would be Sunday afternoon in Toronto.

NHL

The Sharks took Game 7 of their NHL second-round series, dumping Nashville 5-0. The St. Louis Blues will play San Jose in Hockey’s Western Conference finals. Game 1 is Sunday night in St. Louis.

Tonight, the Eastern Conference finals get underway, as Tampa Bay skates at Pittsburgh.

 

World Hockey

Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist recorded a hat trick Wednesday in Sweden's 7-3 victory over Kazakhstan at the World Championhip in Moscow, Russia.

Red Wings' Alexey Marchenko scored and Pavel Datsyuk had two assists in Russia’s 10-1 win over Denmark.

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin picked up a pair of assists Thursday to lead the U.S. past France 4-0.

AHL-Griffins

The Grand Rapids Griffins are down 3-1 to Lake Erie.  Game 5 is Saturday night in Cleveland.

 

Skiles Resigns in Orlando

Scott Skiles has resigned after just one season as head coach of the Orlando Magic. The Magic improved by 10 wins under Skiles, finishing 35-47 but again missing the playoffs. Magic CEO Alex Martins and general manager Rob Hennigan both said Scott's resignation had nothing do with the coach's relationship with the general manager.

PGA

World No. 1 Jason Day opened first-round play of The Players Championship by tying the course record with a 9-under-63. That's good enough for a two-stroke lead.

MSU Spring Fling

MSU Alumni and friends are getting ready for the  2016 Calhoun County Spartans Spring Fling.   It’s Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Gallagher Uniform in the Fort.  MSU Co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner will be on hand for the event which supports three scholarships for Calhoun County residents.  Will Tieman, voice of the Spartan Sports Network will be the MC and it’s your chance to get a photo with Sparty!