Red Wings

The Red Wings traded for veteran forward Erik Cole Sunday.  Detroit sent two prospects and a second round draft pick to the Stars. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Cole plays an abrasive, physical style and has good offensive skills, and led the Stars with hits with 116. In return, Detroit also acquired a third-round selection. Detroit went 4-1-1 on the road trip and host the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

 

College Basketball

The MSU Spartans lost to the Badgers in Wisconsin 68-61 on Sunday.  With the win, No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. The Spartans trailed by 22 points before rallying in the second half.  Bryn Forbes finished with 21 points for State. Travis Trice score 16 points, and Denzel Valentine chipped in with 10.  Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game for Wisconsin.  MSU hosts Purdue on Wednesday….7pm on WBCK.   Tonight, it’s the Tom Izzo Show at 7pm on WBCK.

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Michigan is back at it again tomorrow night taking on Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wolverines put up a good fight, but lost by 10 to Maryland on the road on Saturday.

Tigers Spring Training

The Tigers’ first exhibition game is today, againstFloridaSouthern at Joker Marchant Stadium inLakeland.  The temperature should be near 80 degrees by game time. Detroit officially begins Grapefruit league play tomorrow versus the Orioles. They will also play Baltimore on Wednesday.

Pistons

The Pistons play in New Orleans on Wednesday and then stop in Houston before returning home.

Lions-Suh

Today is the day the Detroit Lions have to decide whether to put the franchise tag on Ndamakong Suh. If they don't he will become an unrestricted free agent, but the two sides could still agree to a deal in the future.  The tag would, of course, be crushing to the Lions' salary cap in 2015.  With the cap projected to be $143 million, the Lions currently have about $16 million in space. The easiest way to create more space is restructuring the contracts of Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford, but that deferred money will cost the Lions down the road.

Nascar-Johnson Wins

Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag at Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion pulled away on a late-race restart to earn his fourth win at the track.  Kevin Harvick came in second, while Johnson's teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., finished third. Joey Logano captured a fourth-place finish just a week after winning the Daytona 500. The series shifts to Las Vegas for the Kobalt 400 next Sunday.

Jr. Hockey

The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team beatPeoria4-3 Saturday and 3-1 Sunday at the Rink in the final two games of the regular season.  With the two wins, the Wolves clinch the title in the Central Division of the NA3HL.

Golf

Rain has been a factor at the Honda Classic this weekend in Floridaat PGA National.  Final-round play will begin later this afternoon, but is not expected to be completed.

High School Basketball Girls Basketball – Districts

Class A @ Lakeview Gull Lake @ Lakeview – 7pm

Class B @ Harper Creek  Parchment vs. Pennfield – 6pm

Class B @ Harper Creek Marshall vs. Delton – 7:30pm

Class C @ Reading Homer @Reading – 6pm

Class C @ Reading Bronson @ Jonesville – 6pm

Class D @ Bellevue Tekonsha vs.Bellevue – 6pm

Minoso Dies at 90

Minnie Minoso, one ofChicago's all-time favorite baseball players has died.  There is some question about Minoso's age, but the White Sox say he was 90.  One of two players in major league history to play in five decades the White Sox retired his No. 9 in 1983 and later erected a statue of Minoso at U.S. Cellular Field.  The Cuban-born Minoso became the majors' first black player for aChicagoteam and hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat. He played 12 of his 17 seasons with the White Sox, hitting .304 with 135 home runs and 808 RBIs for the franchise.

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