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The Tigers beat the Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night in Detroit.   The Tigers jumped off to the early lead with two runs in the first inning.  Anibal Sanchez started strong for the Tigers. After setting down the first nine Twins, he was hammered for 5 runs in the 4th.  Brian Dozier and Kurt Suzuki homered for the Twins.  The Tigers roared back in their half of the fourth, with four runs to re-take the lead, due in part by back-to-back triples by Ian Kinsler and Cameron Maybin.

Ian Kinsler had four hits, falling a homer short of the cycle, and drove in three runs while scoring two.  With the game tied in the 7th, Miguel Cabrera hit one, a home run that hit the top of the wall and bounced over for a home run and a 7-6 Tiger lead. The Tigers stay 6 games behind first place Cleveland, and are a game out of Wild Card contention.  Today is a day game in Detroit.  Mike Pelfrey comes off the disabled list to start against his former team. Broadcast time is 12:45 on WBCK.

Cross Country

The St. Philip boys cross country team placed first at the Southern Central Athletic Conference Jamboree No. 1 in Jackson on Wednesday.  Jack Greenman had the second-best time of all runners to lead St. Philip.

The St. Philip girls placed second at, led by Ava Strenge's first-place time.

The Marshall girls won the Leslie Blackhawk invite, led by Rachel Schoepke’s first place time. The Marshall boys finished second.

Volleyball

Harper Creek 3, Jackson Northwest 0.  Charley Andrews with 20 kills.

Niles 3, Lakeview 0.

Coldwater 3, Marshall 0.

Parma Western 3, Pennfield 0.

Gull Lake 3, Portage Northern 0.

KCC hosts Glen Oaks CC tonight at 6:30.

Boys’ Tennis

Harper Creek 6, Pennfield 1.

Marshall 6, Lumen Christi 2.

Galesburg-Augusta 4, Bridgeman 4

Bronson 4, Niles-Brandywine 4

Thursday Night Football

The Bills host the Jets tonight on Thursday Night Football.

NFL Franchise Value

Which NFL franchise is the most valuable? Forbes says that once again, it’s the Dallas Cowboys, followed by the New England Patriots.  The Lions were third to last in value.  Only Buffalo and Oakland are rated lower.  The Lions are worth $1.44, which is almost twice the value of last years’ team, which was rated dead last by Forbes.

Broncos Fined for Hits on Newton

Bronco’s linebacker Brandon Marshall and safety Darian Stewart have been fined a total of $42,540 for helmet-to-helmet hits on Carolina's Cam Newton. The person said linebacker Brandon Marshall was fined $24,309 and safety Darian Stewart $18,231. The hits occurred in the Broncos' season-opening win over the Panthers.

ACC Moves games from NC

The Atlantic Coast Conference has voted to relocate all league championship tournaments from North Carolina until the state repeals their bathroom law. The decision by the ACC Council of Presidents includes 10 neutral-site championships this academic year, which means relocating the ACC football title game that was scheduled to be played in Charlotte in December. The vote comes two days after the NCAA said it was relocating seven of its championships scheduled to be played in North Carolina, including the men's basketball tournament.

Doctor Accused of Abuse is Out at Holt

A doctor accused of sexual abuse by two gymnasts has stopped working with athletes at a Michigan high school. Scott Szpara, an official in the Holt district, says Larry Nassar's status changed after Michigan State University reassigned him from clinical duties two weeks ago. Nassar is on staff at MSU, and Holt has an agreement with the University for sports medicine Services. Szpara says Nassar for years volunteered to help teams in Holt, his local school district. Nassar isn't charged with a crime. Nassar's attorney denies the allegations.

 

High School Football

Tonight, Gull Lake plays at Loy Norrix.  The game was moved up a day after a Loy Norrix student was killed in a shooting. 

WBCK will have two radio games this week.   Friday: Pennfield at Marshall, Saturday: St. Phillip at Burr Oak.

Michigan Football

No. 4 Michigan hosts Colorado.  Saturday’s broadcast time is 2:30pm on 104.9 The Edge.

WMU Football

The 2-0 WMU Broncos hit the road to play Illinois.

MSU Football

Michigan State plays at Notre Dame at 7pm on Saturday night.  The traditional rivals haven't played since a 17-13 victory Irish in 2013 — the lone loss cost the Spartans a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game.  Hear the game right after the Tigers game on WBCK.

Lions

The host the Tennessee Titans Sunday in their home opener.   A year after having the NFL's worst running game, the Detroit Lions look as if they potentially have a dynamic duo in the backfield.  Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick combined for 120 yards receiving and 108 yards rushing in the Lions' season-opening 39-35 victory at Indianapolis.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey believes Marcus Mariota got a very important reminder that taking a sack is much better than turning the ball over. Mariota's second NFL season started much differently than his first with two crucial turnovers returned for touchdowns, and now the quarterback taken second overall in the 2015 draft has to show he can make better decisions with the ball when Tennessee visits Detroit on Sunday.

Hear the game this week at 12 noon on 104-9 the Edge.