Sports: Tigers Start West Coast Trip
The Tigers’ game with Cleveland was rained out on Thursday. They went 5-4 on the home stand, and now head west for games in Oakland, Phoenix and Anaheim. Michael Fulmer gets the start tonight against the Athletics. Catch the action at 9:45pm on 95.3 WBCK.
Ian Kinsler remains day to day after leaving Wednesday's game against the Indians with left hamstring tightness. Manager Brad Ausmus says Kinsler wouldn’t have played on Thursday, but will probably be back in the lineup tonight
J.D. Martinez remains in Lakeland, where he's scheduled to return to extended spring training games at designated hitter after fouling a ball off his left foot. Martinez, who has been on the 10-day DL with a right mid-foot sprain since the season began, has yet to play the outfield.
JaCoby Jones will stay with Toledo on his rehab assignment for a little while longer, to get in some at-bats before re-joining the Tigers.
The Tigers are a game out of first place, behind Chicago, Cleveland and Minnesota.
Griffins vs. Chicago
The Grand Rapids Griffins lead the Chicago Wolves one game to none in their best of seven series. Game two is tonight in Chicago. Game 3 will be Saturday night in Grand Rapids. Game four is on Monday in Grand Rapids.
The New York Rangers beat the Senators 4-1 at Ottawa to even the series 2-2. Game 5 is Saturday in Ottawa.
The Penguins lead the Capitals 3-1. Game 5 is Saturday in Washington. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is skating again after missing Game 4 with a concussion. There’s no word on if, or when, Crosby could play again.
Anaheim and Edmonton are tied at two games each. Game 5 is tonight in Anaheim.
Nashville is up 3-1 in its second-round Stanley Cup series. Game 5 is tonight in St. Louis.
John Wall scored 24 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics, 116-89. The Celtics lead the Wizards 2-1. Game 4 is Sunday in Washington.
Draymond Green nailed five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points as the Golden State Warriors knocked off Utah, 115-104. Kevin Durant added 25. The Warriors have a 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Saturday in Utah.
Cleveland leads the Raptors 2-0. Game 3 is tonight in Toronto.
San Antonio and Houston are tied at one. Game 3 is tonight in Houston.
Michigan Football Schedule
Michigan has added Army, Middle Tennessee State and Western Michigan as future football opponents. The school announced Thursday that those teams will complete its schedules for 2018 and 2019.
Lions Executive Departs
Detroit Lions’ senior personnel executive Brian Zanders has left the organization. Hired by Martin Mayhew in 2013, Xanders helped pull the Detroit Lions scouting department more into the present when it comes to technology. Xanders spent the past four years with the Lions, handling duties such as college scouting, pro personnel, advance scouting, coaching research/analytics and football information systems development.
The KCC Baseball team is 19-1 and 30-12-2 overall and have an opportunity to clinch the Conference Championship with a win today at Home. 1:00pm start in Brown Stadium.
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Nascar Fines Logano
NASCAR has penalized Joey Logano four days after his win at Richmond International Raceway, essentially stripping him of all benefits that came with the Monster Cup Series victory. The sanctioning body issued Logano and Team Penske a L1 penalty on Thursday for a rear suspension violation.