The Tigers were off Monday and host the Twins tonight. 

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Alfredo Simon will start the game.  Minnesota has won four of their last five. Broadcast time is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.

(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)

Verlander Working Back

Right-hander Justin Verlander, who has been sidelined all season with an arm injury, threw a little bit on Sunday. Verlander said he might be ready for a light bullpen session today.  Baseball analysts are saying it could be mid to late June before Verlander can return to the starting rotation.

Brady Suspended

New England Patriots and former Wolverines quarterback Tom Brady was suspended by the NFL. Brady will sit out four games without pay and his team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks in penalties doled out by the NFL on Monday over the deflated balls scandal. The punishment was announced five days after the release of the long-awaited Wells report, which detailed what it called a "deliberate effort" by two Patriots employees to release air from footballs prior to the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in January. Brady, the report by NFL-appointed attorney Ted Wells said, was "generally aware" that locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski were letting the air out of balls.

Lions Mini-Camp

The Detroit Lions held a rookie minicamp over the weekend. They had almost 60 players in rookie camp this year, with about half on a tryout basis. A total of 14 undrafted players were signed to contracts and will join the team this week, as they begin full team workouts.

NHL

Tampa Bay hosts Montreal tonight with a 3-2 series lead.   The Lightning will be without forward Ryan Callahan, who had an emergency appendectomy on Monday night.

The Rangers and Capitals play Game 7 in New York on Wednesday.

The Ducks will eventually meet the Chicago Blackhawks in the West Finals.

Griffins

The Grand Rapids Griffins play in Rockford Wednesday with a 2-0 series lead over the IceHogs.

NBA

Atlanta Hawks 106, Washington Wizards 101 (Series tied 1-1)
Golden State Warriors 101, Memphis Grizzlies 84 Stephen Curry scored 33.

(Series tied 2-2) Game 5 is Wednesday in Oakland.

The playoffs continue with Cleveland hosting Chicago and Houston hosting Los Angeles Tuesday night. The Bulls and Cavs are tied at two games apiece, while the Clippers hold a 3-1 lead on the Rockets.

KCC Baseball

The KCC baseball team clinched its eighth conference championship and will head to the regional finals this week at Bailey Park.  The Bruins finished the regular season 23-3 in the Conference and 33-14 overall.  They play at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of the  Tournament  through Saturday in Battle Creek.

Girls’ Soccer

Marshall won its 8th straight with a 5-0 win over Jackson Northwest. Georgianna Pratley and Tristan Tobias with a goal and an assist apiece.  The win gives the Redhawks at least a share of the Interstate Eight Conference title.

Michigan Football

The University of Michigan announced cornerback Wayne Lyons will be added to the team this fall as a graduate transfer from Stanford.  Lyons had 128 tackles and three interceptions in 43 games for the Cardinals. Michigan also self-reported four secondary level three NCAA violations committed since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach.

According to the Detroit Free Press, two of the violations involve Lyons transfer to the school. A Wolverines secondary coach and Lyons' mother, who was hired by the university let the information out before he was officially admitted to U of M. In March, Harbaugh and other members of his staff allowed a recruit to sit in premium seats during a hockey game at Yost Arena. Later that same month, Harbaugh sent a signed helmet and jersey to a suicide awareness auction to raise funds for a scholarship.

Michigan Basketball Gets Commitment

The University of Michigan got its man for 2016. In a surprise announcement Monday, Tyus Battle, a 6-foot-6, five-star combo guard out of Gladstone (N.J.), declared his commitment to Michigan following a weekend visit to Ann Arbor.  Battle was the top 2016 prospect U-M coaches had been recruiting.