Sports: Wings win last game at the Joe, 4-1
The Red Wings said goodbye to The Joe on Sunday with a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Riley Sheahan had two goals and Henrik Zetterberg scored in his 1,000th NHL game. Sheahan didn't have a goal in his first 79 games this year. Zetterberg put Detroit up 3-0 midway through the second period. Tomas Tatar also scored. Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots for the Red Wings. Detroit failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1990.
The Pistons came back from a 12-point deficit and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-90 Sunday night. Detroit trailed by 12 early in the third quarter but made 6 of 7 from 3-point range to get the win. Reggie Bullock and Boban Marjanovic each scored 14 points. Marjanovic also had 10 rebounds. Darrun Hilliard had 13 points. The Pistons final home game ever at the Palace is tonight at 8 against the Wizards. The final game of the season is at Orlando next Wednesday.
The Tigers’ bullpen failed on Sunday as they gave up the lead in the 8th and fell to the Red Sox, 7-5. The Tigers scored first and had a 3-2 lead in the 7th. It looked like Alex Wilson would get out of the inning on a double play, but the Sox got it overturned and then scored the tying run. But Nick Castellanos answered right back, breaking the tie in the bottom of the 7th, with a home run off former Tiger Rick Porcello. Bruce Rondon took the mound for the Tigers in the 8th, walked the leadoff hitter and gave up a hit where left fielder Justin Upton’s throwing error put runners on second and third. After an intentional walk, Kyle Ryan would take over for Rondon. Ryan gave up a bases loaded walk, followed by a hit scoring two more. The Tigers 9th inning rally fell short. Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 6, getting his first hits of the season.
The Tigers host the Red Sox today in game 4 of their series. Justin Verlander takes the mound, versus Chris Sale. Broadcast time is 12:45 each day on 95.3 WBCK. The Tigers welcome in the Twins for three day games this week, before heading off to Cleveland this weekend.
Sergio Garcia won the Masters, after failing to win a major in 70 tries on the PGA tour. The 37-year-old Spaniard won in comeback fashion, beating Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff.
Jimmie Johnson got his first win of the NASCAR season at Texas.
KCC split a pair with Kalamazoo Valley in softball, winning game 2 6-3 after losing the opening game 8-1. Jessica Roan hit a 3 run home run. KCC is 10-14 on the season.
Westbrook Breaks Record
Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's 55-year-old record with his 42nd triple-double of the season. Westbrook scored 50 points, had 15 rebounds and 10 assists and won the game for Oklahoma City with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
Women’s World Hockey
Team USA beat Canada in the gold-medal game to win their fourth straight Women’s Hockey World Championship.
Denver beat Minnesota-Duluth and in college hockey’s championship game on Saturday.