Red Wings

The Red Wings snapped their two-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers last night at Joe Louis Arena.   Niklas Kronwall had a power play goal, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen scored at even strength and Justin Abdelkader and Pavel Datsyuk each had an empty-net goal late in the third period. Jimmy Howard turned aside 36 shots in the win.  The Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.

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Tigers Spring Training

The Tigers beat the Blue Jays 6-4 inLakeland.  Detroitscored three times in the seventh inning.   Wynton Bernard had a two-run single, and Anthony Gose,  Daniel Fields and Dixon Machado each had an RBI forDetroit.  Starter Anibal Sanchez gave up two runs on four hits while striking out two in two and one third innings.  Jose Valdez pitched one scoreless inning for the save.  The Tigers visit the Phillies in Clearwater this afternoon.

Tigers’ shortstop Jose Iglesias is scheduled to return to the lineup against the Phillies today after missing the last three games with a bruised shin. Iglesias hurt his right shin on a late slide Friday and was expected to play after resting Saturday, but was hit in the same area during batting practice on Sunday.

Designated hitter Victor Martinez took batting practice for the first time this spring yesterday, and hit a couple of balls out of the park.Martinez is trying to work his way into the lineup for Opening Day after undergoing knee surgery in the off season.

College Basketball        

David Brown made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 34 points on Monday night to help No. 6 seed Western Michigan beat 11th-seeded Ohio 82-74 and advance to the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

No. 8 seed Eastern Michigan came back to beat No. 9 seed Miami (Ohio) 62-61 on Monday night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

The MSU Spartans’ Branden Dawson, Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine were named All-Big Ten on Monday night. Dawsonwas named to All-Big Ten second team by both coaches and media and took home a spot on the conference's all-defensive team, voted on by coaches.  Valentine and Trice earned spots on the conference's third team by coaches and media.

Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky took home the conference's player of the year honors, while Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell won freshman of the year honors.

Wisconsin's Bo Ryan and Maryland's Mark Turgeon split coach of the year honors, with Ryan taking the coaches vote and Turgeon taking the media vote.


The Pistons open a four-game road trip against the Lakers in Los Angeles tonight. Detroit is looking to snap their six-game losing streak, while LA has lost their last five.

The Pistons will also visit the Golden State Warriors, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz before heading back to The Palace.

Boys Basketball

Khylen Watkins hit a triple with just four-tenths of a second to give the Harper Creek Beavers a 75-74 victory over the Marshall Redhawks.  Watkins and fellow senior TraVon Johnson scored 22 points.    The win puts the Beavers in the District Semifinal Wednesday night, as they host the Pennfield Panthers.

Loy Norrix 59, Battle Creek Central 51 – OT.  The Bearcats finish at 12-9.

Holt 68, Lakeview 53

GullLake 58, Mason 54

Delton 65, Parchment 46

Union City(17-4) 65, Homer 60

Bronson 44, Jonesville 37

MarshallAcademy42, Tekonsha 38

Climax-Scotts (17-4) 53,KalamazooPhoenix50

Calhoun Christian won by forfeit over Kalamazoo Lakeside.


Harper Creek vs. Pennfield @ Harper Creek - 7:15pm Pregame on WBCK.

Girls' Basketball Regionals

Class A: Lakeview vs.Kalamazoo Central, 8 p.m. at Portage Central

Class B:Marshall vs. Plainwell, 5 p.m. at Hopkins

Class C: Homer vs. Napoleon, 8 p.m. at Concord

Class D:Athensvs.St. Joseph Michigan, 7:30 p.m. at Mendon

Class D: St. Philip vs. Morrice, 6 p.m. at Morenci

Suh to Sign Today

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is expected to end his time with the Lions and sign with the Miami Dolphins today, the first day of free-agent signings in the NFL.  According to reports, Suh will sign a six-year-deal worth up to 114-million-dollars, with 60-million-dollars guaranteed.  The contract would make him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.