The Tigers beat Oakland 7-3 Thursday to take three of four in the home series against the Athletics.   Centerfielder Anthony Gose had a good day at the plate as he doubled and homered.  Gose entered with a .170 average and had not gotten an extra-base hit since homering on opening day.  Anibal Sanchez pitched through a wild outing to raise his record to 3-2.  Sanchez allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine, but walked seven — one shy of his big league high. He allowed three runners to steal without a throw.  Sanchez was the first Tigers starter to walk seven and strike out nine in the same start since Jack Morris did it 28 years ago.  The Tigers top prospect makes his major league debut tonight against the Twins.  Right-hander Michael Fulmer was acquired from the Mets in last summer’s deal for Yoenis Cespedes and will start Friday against the Twins.   Broadcast time is 745 on WBCK.


The Atlanta Hawks have moved into the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals with a 104-92 win over the Celtics.

Toronto plays game 6 at Indiana.  The Raptors lead that series 3-2.

The L.A. Clippers try to stay alive in game 6 at Portland.


T.J. Oshie had his first career playoff hat trick to give the Washington Capitals a Game 1  overtime win, 4-3 over Pittsburgh.  The Capitals will host Game 2 on Saturday.

Tonight in the NHL, St. Louis is at Dallas, and Nashville plays at San Jose.

Little Caesars Arena

The new home of the Detroit Red Wings will be Little Caesars Arena.  The name was announced Thursday by Little Caesars and Olympia Entertainment. They say a 20-year naming rights agreement averages more than $6.25 million per year. Mike Ilitch and his family own the Red Wings and the pizza chain as well as the Detroit Tigers.   The arena has been known as the "Detroit Events Center" during construction and will host other events.

Harbaugh Gets Wish on Satellite Camps

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has gotten his wish. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has scrapped a proposed ban on satellite camps. That rebuffs a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold and work at clinics far from their campuses this summer. Harbaugh and his Michigan staff held camps in the South last summer, and he was among the first to praise the board's decision.


Brian Stuard was the leader when the first round of the Zurich Classic was suspended.

Stuard fired an 8-under 64 that included only 21 putts and no bogeys. He finished his final hole following a rain delay of nearly five hours.


Nascar heads to Talledega this Sunday afternoon.

Lions/NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions drafted Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker with the 16th overall pick.  The 2015 Big Ten lineman of the year should help a Lions unit that allowed the 10th-most sacks and had the league's worst run game last year.  Decker is expected to start at right tackle opposite Riley Reiff.   The Lions have 9 picks left in the three-day draft.

The Tennessee Titans have selected Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin with the eighth pick overall after trading up with the Cleveland Browns.  The Titans hope Conklin will give them better protection for quarterback Marcus Mariota.

The Rams have used the No. 1 selection in the NFL draft to take California's Jared Goff.

The Eagles picked Carson Wentz of North Dakota State with the No. 2 choice.

The Chargers took Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa with the third selection.

Dallas also went with OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott for the number 4 pick.

Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was supposed to go as high as #3 in the draft . . . but he ended up falling to the Miami Dolphins at #13.  Just 13 minutes before the draft was supposed to start, a video was posted on Tunsil's Twitter account showing him smoking a BONG out of a gas mask.  Both the video and the account were deleted shortly afterward.