Sports: Tigers Lose 4-1
(From the Michigan Radio Network)
Tigers Lose 4-1
The Kansas City Royals staff took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and cruised past the Detroit Tigers, 4-1, at Kauffman Stadium last night. Chris Young threw five hitless innings with nine strikeouts to improve to 2-and-0. Kelvin Herrera lost the no-no on a Nick Castellanos single. Wade Davis picked up his fifth save and Kendrys Morales drove in three runs. Kyle Lobstein allowed four runs in seven-and-a-third innings for the loss. Anthony Gose plated the lone Detroit run. The two teams play game three of their four game series. Broadcast time is 6:45 p.m. on WBCK. David Price will take the Mound for Detroit, up against Edison Volquez of the Royals.
Lions Draft, Day 2
The Detroit Lions grabbed two more picks in rounds two and three of the NFL Draft yesterday in Chicago. In the second round, the Lions chose Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with the 54th pick. The Lions traded up eight spots and picked up Stanford CB Alex Carter in the third round with the 80th pick. To move up to No. 80, the Lions gave up their third-round choice (No. 88) as well as the fifth-round pick (No. 143) the team acquired from the Denver Broncos when trading back in the first round Thursday night. They join offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson in the 2015 draft class.
Michigan Wolverines Tight End Devin Funchess was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 41st overall pick in the third round. The Panthers moved up 17 spots in the second round, swapping picks with the St. Louis Rams, to draft the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Funchess.
The Lightning and Blackhawks both picked up Game One wins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Friday night. Tampa Bay scored 2:06 into double-overtime to capture a 2-1 win over the Canadiens in the opener of their East semifinal series in Montreal. The Bolts have won all six meetings with the Habs including the regular season. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks raced out to a 3-0 lead and held on for a 4-3 win over the Wild in their West semifinal set in Chicago. The playoffs continue with Game Two between the Capitals and Rangers in New York on Saturday.
The Hawks punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA Playoffs Friday night. Atlanta cruised to a 111-87 win over the Nets in Game Six of their first-round series in Brooklyn. The top-seeded Hawks will now face the Wizards in the East semifinals. The opening round of the playoffs will wrap up with the defending champion Spurs clashing with the Clippers in Game Seven of their series in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Floyd Mayweather had a one-pound edge over Manny Pacquiao during yesterday's weigh-in for today's fight at the MGM Grand. The 47-0 Mayweather checked in at 146 pounds, one below the welterweight limit. Pacquiao has knocked out 38 opponents in going 57-5-2 in his career.
Top seed Rory McIlroy is still alive in the World Match Play Championship in San Francisco, but several other stars were eliminated yesterday. Facing elimination with two holes to play, McIlroy birdied three straight holes to outlast Billy Horschel. Jim Furyk was the only other top-10 seed to reach today's round of 16, beating Martin Kaymer on the second extra hole.
El Kabeir is out of today's Kentucky Derby. The gray colt has a sore foot that kept him from his usual jog Friday. El Kabeir's scratch deprives three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel of a mount in the race. American Pharoah is a 5-2 favorite for the race, which begins at 6:24 p.m.
(Help from: 24/7 News Source and AP)