Sports: Wings’ Season Ends
(Associated Press and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report)
The season is over for the Detroit Red Wings, as they lose game 7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0. The Red Wings were eliminated in the first round for the second straight year. Braydon Coburn had the game-winning goal to break a scoreless tie. Ben Bishop made 31 saves for the Lightning. Wing’s goalie Petr Mrazek made 15 saves and was sensational in goal, but said he didn’t see Coburn’s shot.
Tampa will play the Montreal Canadiens in the second round in a series that begins Friday. Washington starts a series in New York against the Rangers tonight.
Calgary is at Anaheim. Minnesota is at Chicago on Friday night.
The Tigers held on to beat the Twins in a slugfest, 10-7 and take two out of three in Minnesota. Miguel Cabrera hit two of Detroit's four home runs. J.D. Martinez also homered for the Tigers. Rookie James McCann's first career homer came on an inside-the-park, two-run drive that tied it in the sixth inning for the Tigers. They trailed Phil Hughes and the Twins 7-3 after a seven-run burst against Shane Greene over the fourth and the fifth. Hughes finished five innings before being removed because of a mild left hip flexor strain. Tom Gorzelanny (1-1) got four outs for the victory, and Joakim Soria notched his ninth save in as many attempts with a scoreless final inning. The Tigers head to Kansas City for four games. Alfredo Simon will pitch for Detroit. Broadcast time is tonight at 7:45 on WBCK. The Indians beat the Royals Wednesday, so the Tigers hold a half-game lead over Kansas City in the Central Division. The Tigers are 15-7, tied with the Mets for the best record in baseball.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 in Game Five in Atlanta. The Hawks lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Friday night in Brooklyn.
The Memphis Grizzlies eliminated Portland with a 99-93 win.
Tonight, Chicago can eliminate Milwaukee. The San Antonio Spurs can end it for the Clippers.
MSU Recruit Commits
The Michigan State basketball program received a verbal commitment from its top big man target in the class of 2016 on Wednesday night when Nick Ward pledged to sign with the Spartans. Ward, a 6-foot-9, 235-pounder from Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus,Ohio, chose the Spartans over Ohio State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Xavier, among several others.
American Pharoah was made the early 5-2 favorite and drew the No. 18 post for the 141st Kentucky Derby Saturday at Churchill Downs. American Pharoah comes into the Derby having won the Arkansas Derby by eight lengths. Undefeated Dortmund drew the No. 8 post and is 3-1 for the 1 1/4-mile race.
MSU Running Back Reaches Plea Deal
Michigan State running back Delton Williams will forfeit his weapon and not seek a concealed weapons permit in any state as part of a plea deal that was entered on Wednesday in District Court in East Lansing. The 21-year-old Williams, who has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with misdemeanor brandishing a weapon in public following a March 16 incident on campus, pleaded to a reduced charge of violating Michigan State's weapons ordinance. He did not participate in spring practice and an MSU spokesman said Wednesday there has been no change in Williams' status with the team. Sentencing has been delayed until December 18th.
Calvin Peete Dies
Detroit-native Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning at the age of 71. The PGA tour did not have a cause of death. Peete became the fourth black player to win on the PGA Tour, joining pioneers like Pete Brown, Charlie Sifford and Lee Elder. He won 12 times and finished his career with over $3.2 million in earnings from the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.
Calhoun Christian/St. Philip 1, Rudolf Steiner 1. Kendra Spencer had a goal.
Delton Kellogg 2, Bangor 1. Riley Smith scored twice for Delton Kellogg.
St. Philip 5, Onsted 3
The St. Philip boys' and girls' track and field teams swept the four-team SCAA jamboree at Bellevue.