Sports: Tigers in Chicago Tonight
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Detroit Tigers open a three-game series with the White Sox in Chicago tonight. Detroit earned a split of a four game set with Kansas City Sunday. At 17-and-9, the Tigers lead KC by a half-game in the AL Central. Tigers’ shortstop Jose Iglesias is hoping he'll be in tonight's lineup after he left Sunday's game in Kansas City with groin tightness. Iglesias said the decision to come out of the game in the sixth inning was to give him a better chance of coming back sooner rather than later. Tigers’ starter Justin Verlander is scheduled to have a third MRI during the team's series in Chicago. The test is to find out whether the fluid around his triceps is going away. Verlander has been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season. Shane Greene will start tonight for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 7:45 p.m. on WBCK.
The Bulls and Clippers captured Game-One wins in the NBA Playoffs Monday night.
Derrick Rose scored 25 points to lead the Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. The Clippers blew out the Rockets, 117-101, in Game One of their West semifinal. Atlanta is home to play Washington and Golden State hosts Memphis tonight.
The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
Curry earned 100-of-130 first-place votes to beat out James Harden of the Houston Rockets in what was the closest second-place finish in four years.
LeBron James came in third in his first season back with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Red Wings’ Quincey To Have Surgery
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will undergo surgery this week to remove bone chips from his ankle. The issue caused him to miss nine games this season, but he was still able to tally three goals and 18 points. Quincey will be in a cast for a couple of weeks and then a walking boot. He said he felt he did a good job battling through the pain this year and should feel better next season after the surgery.
The Capitals took control of their series with the top-seeded Rangers as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued Monday night as Washington pulled off a 1-0 win and now has a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven. Tonight, Minnesota hosts Chicago and Calgary is home against Anaheim. Both Chicago and Anaheim hold 2-0 leads in their respective series.
High School Baseball
Tekonsha 9, Barry County Christian 8. John Grafton picked up the win for Tekonsha in relief.
Marshall 3, Jackson Lumen Christi 2. Sara Townsend had two goals.
Barry County Christian 7, Marshall Academy 3
The Harper Creek girls' tennis team beat Marshall 5-3.
Loy Norrix 6, B.C. Central 2.
Galesburg-Augusta 4, Hillsdale 4.
Third-ranked Lakeview finished second at Orchard Lake Country Club, while top-ranked Detroit Catholic Central won the Birmingham Seaholm Invite. Andrew Walker led Lakeview with an even-par 71.
Maple Valley won the seven-team event at The Medalist. Olivet was fifth.
Hackett won the seven-team jamboree at Island Hills. Delton Kellogg was fourth.
Michigan Players to NFL
Devin Gardner's transition to wide receiver will officially get underway Thursday when the New England Patriots begin their 2015 rookie minicamp. Gardner, the former Michigan quarterback, signed an undrafted rookie free agent deal with New England on Saturday, shortly after the draft came to a close.
Former Michigan kicker/punter Matt Wile signed a rookie free agent deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, acquired in a trade nearly two months ago, will wear the same No. 92 uniform he did during the past nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive end Devin Taylor, who has owned the 92 jersey in Detroit the past two years, will switch to No. 98, previously worn by Nick Fairley. Taylor wore 98 in college.
The newly drafted rookies also picked their numbers.
Second-round pick Ameer Abdullah will wear the No. 21 previously worn by the man he's replacing, running back Reggie Bush.
Fourth-round selection Gabe Wright will keep his college number, taking over the No. 90 popularized in recent years by Ndamukong Suh.
Fullback Michael Collins will wear No. 46, cornerback Quandre Diggs will don No. 36 and offensive tackle Corey Robinson, the team's seventh-round choice, will take No. 70.
Brewers Fire Manager
The Milwaukee Brewers made it official Monday and named Craig Counsell as the club's new manager. Counsell takes over after Ron Roenicke was fired Sunday night in the wake of a 7-18 start. Counsell doesn't have managerial experience at any level, but has been with the Brewers' front office since 2012 as a special assistant to general manager Doug Melvin.