Red Wings

The Red Wings host the New York Rangers on Wednesday.  The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils.  New Jersey gets a third-round pick in 2016 for the 38-year-old, who has 23 points this season.  Sunday, the Wings traded two prospects and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Stars for forward Erik Cole.  Both Zidlicky and Cole are expected to practice with the Red Wings today and could make their Detroit debut against the New York Rangers tomorrow night, as forward Darren Helm and defenseman Alexy Marchenko are out with oblique injuries.

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Tigers Spring Training

The Tigers’ beat Florida Southern 12-2 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Andrew Romine had two RBI for the Tigers, as he tries to win one of very few spots up for grabs on the Tigers roster.  Detroit plays the Orioles today and Wednesday.

Tiger Injury Status

First baseman Miguel Cabrera was able to take batting practice on the field before the game Monday and DH Victor Martinez ran on the treadmill and took several swings off a tee from each side of the plate.   But relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan will visit a doctor inTexas today for a third opinion on his sore right elbow.  Hanrahan has not pitched in a game since he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013. He signed a contract withDetroitlast season in hopes of pitching in the second half, but elbow issues stopped his rehab.  One doctor said he may need a second surgery, another drained fluid from his elbow and suggested rest.


Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be hitting the free-agent market. The Lions decided not to use the franchise tag on the 28-year-old pass rusher, a move that would have cost them 26.8-million-dollars for the 2015 season.  Suh has started all 78 games since turning pro.  He is a four-time Pro Bowler and racked up 36 sacks in five seasons with the Lions.

The Lions are bringing back defensive end Darryl Tapp and quarterback Dan Orlovsky. Both have been re-signed to one-year deals. The 30-year-old Tapp had 17 tackles and a half-sack in 16 games last year.   Orlovsky didn't take a snap last year as Matthew Stafford's backup.


The NFL is setting the salary cap for next season at more than 143-million-dollars--up more than 10-million from last year and up nearly 20-million from 2013.  The jump can be credited to the league's new television deals kicking in.

College Basketball

Michigan is on the road tonight to play at Northwestern.

The Wolverines are coming off Saturday's road loss toMaryland.  They’re 14-and-14 and Northwestern is 14-and-15.  The Wolverines host Rutgers on Saturday.  We’ll have a chance for you to win two tickets coming up on the WBCK Morning Show.

In the Mid American Conference,  Central Michigan will host toToledo.  The two teams are tied for first place in the MAC West Division.  Eastern Michigan will travel to take on Ball State.  Western Michigan hits the road to take on Northern Illinois.

The MSU Spartans will host Purdue on Wednesday….7pm on WBCK.


The Pistons play inNew Orleanson Wednesday. Detroithas lost three straight and are in last place in the Central Division.  They are two and a half games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Pistons will also stop in Houston before returning home.


Paddy Harrington beat 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole to win the rain-delayed Honda Classic on Monday.

High School Basketball Girls Basketball – Districts

Class A

Lakeview 48,Gull Lake 39.  Ava Cook with 22.   Lakeview will play Jackson on Wednesday at Holt.

Class B @ Harper Creek

Pennfield 49, Parchment 45.  England Bennett had 11.  The Panthers play Harper Creek on Wednesday.

Marshall (20-1) 68, Delton 47  Nikki Tucker with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Marshall takes on Comstock on Wednesday.

Class C

Homer beat host team Reading 39-17

Jonesville 41, Bronson  25

Class D

Bellevue 40, Tekonsha 21.  Casie Shannon had 12 points and seven rebounds.  Bellevue will host Marshall Academy Wednesday.

Boys Basketball Tuesday

Battle Creek Central at Lakeview 7:06 on WBCK.
Galesburg-Augusta at Pennfield

St. Philip at Litchfield

Otsego at Marshall

Athensat Jonesville

Colonat Bronson

Delton at Hastings

Mattawan atGullLake

Homer at Reading

Olivet at Fowlerville

Waldron at Tekonsha

Quincy at Union City

Girls Basketball – District Semifinals Wednesday

Class A @ Holt Lakeview vs.Jackson– 6pm

Class A @ Holt– Battle Creek Central vs. Holt – 7:30pm
Class B @ Harper Creek –Marshall vs. Comstock – 6pm

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

Class B @ Leslie –Parma Western vs. Olivet – 5:30pm

Class C @ Potterville – Dansville vs. Galesburg-Augusta – 5:30pm

Class C @ Potterville –MapleValley vs. Springport – 7pm

Class C @ Reading –Jonesville vs. Homer– 6pm

Class C @ Reading – Hillsdale vs.Union City – 7:30pm

Class D @ Climax-Scotts – Martin vs. Climax-Scotts – 6:30pm

Class D @ Athens – Burr Oak vs.Athens – 7:30pm

Class D @ Bellevue – St. Philip vs. Jackson Christian – 5:30pm

Class D @ Bellevue –Bellevue vs.Marshall Academy – 7pm