Red Wings

The Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 last night. Dylan Larkin, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit.  Jimmy Howard made 18 saves in net.  Henrik Zetterberg provided a pair of assists.  The Red Wings pulled within a point of Boston for the third and final guaranteed spot from the Atlantic Division. Both teams have six games left in the regular season.  Detroit is tied with Philadelphia for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference, but the Flyers have one more game to earn at least a point. Philadelphia beat Winnipeg 3-2 in overtime on Monday night.  Detroit heads to Montreal tonight to take on the Canadiens.

Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Yankees 3-2 last night in Tampa.  Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton hit consecutive solo homers in the sixth for the Tigers. Detroit has gone deep 41 times this spring, the most for the Tigers in spring training since hitting 46 in 2012.  Buck Farmer allowed two hits, one walk and struck out one in three shutout innings for Detroit. He's a longshot for the Tigers rotation but in the mix to be a reliever.  The Tigers have dropped five of six games since their recent seven-game winning streak came to an end.  The team will take on the Blue Jays this afternoon. Matt Boyd will get the start for the Tigers.

The Tigers have given both Bobby Parnell and Casey McGehee their unconditional releases, the team announced Monday afternoon. The Tigers also announced that they have optioned right-hander Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo.   Parnell and McGehee have six years of service time and signed minor-league deals as free agents, so the Tigers faced a deadline of five days before the start of the season to either add them to the big-league roster; pay them a $100,000 retention bonus that would allow them to send them to the minors; or to release them. They decided to give them their release.  The Tigers now have 36 players in camp.

NBA/Pistons

The Pistons host the Thunder tonight.  The Pistons still lead the Bulls in the standings as they try to hold on to that last playoff spot. Their 39-and-35 record has them in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have a two game lead over the Bulls.  The Pistons close out the home stand on Friday against Dallas and then head to Chicago on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball

Michigan and Temple traded the lead 10 times Monday before the Wolverines secured a 77-76 win in the Women's National Invitational Tournament quarterfinal. Michigan advances to the WNIT semifinal round. They'll travel to Florida Gulf Coast to take on the Eagles at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Baseball

Harper Creek 6, Hastings 4.  Zach Burnham with the pitching win.

Concord swept Bellevue, 5-3 and 17-4.

Softball

Harper Creek swept Hastings, 10-6, and 7-6.

Girls’ Soccer

Pennfield beat Battle Creek Central 8-0.  Emmie Tolf and Claire LeRoux with two goals each.

NCAA Tourney

Villanova will take on Oklahoma and North Carolina will face Syracuse in the Final Four on Saturday in Houston.

MSU Players Leave

Javon Bess and Marvin Clark will both transfer from Michigan State after the end of the semester.  The news marks the departure of two players who both showed promise at times, yet struggled to find roles most of the season in their second years in college basketball.  Both will now have to sit out a year under NCAA rules, and will then have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Spike to Leave U of M

Michigan senior guard Spike Albrecht will play one more season of college basketball and it will not be at Michigan.  With U-M already one over the NCAA scholarship limit of 13 for next season, Albrecht applied for a release from his scholarship and will pursue his options as a graduate transfer for 2016-17.

Former Michigan Player Sentenced

A former University of Michigan football player has received two years' probation for filming sex acts with a woman without her consent.  The Ann Arbor News and the Detroit Free Press report that 21-year-old Logan Tuley-Tillman was sentenced Monday in a Washtenaw County court.  Tuley-Tillman pleaded guilty in February to a felony count of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and a felony count of using a computer to commit a crime.  The woman's cellphone was used to record their activities. Police have said the woman reported the sex was consensual, but the recording wasn't.  Tuley-Tillman previously told investigators he was too drunk to remember recording the event.  Coach Jim Harbaugh removed the offensive lineman from the team in September.