The Red Wings have a 2-1 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning after a 3-0 win in Game Three at Joe Louis Arena last night. Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan, and Luke Glendening all scored for the Wings. Goalie Petr Mrazek had his first career playoff shutout, turning aside all 22 shots he faced. Forward Justin Abdelkader made his 2015 postseason debut last night and got an assist. Game Four in the best-of-seven first round series is set for tomorrow night in Detroit.  The Blackhawks took a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven with the Predators with a triple-overtime 3-2 win last night. The Capitals evened their series with the Islanders with a 2-1 overtime win in Game Four. The Flames have a 2-1 series lead on the Canucks after a 3-1 win in Calgary. Four games are scheduled for tonight.


The Tigers lost 5-2 to the New York Yankees last night at Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but the rally fell short. J.D. Martinez went three-for-four at the plate and scored twice, while Yoenis Cespedes and Rajai Davis each had an RBI. Kyle Lobstein was tagged with the loss, giving up one run on three hits in six innings. Bullpen lefties Ian Krol, Tom Gorzelanny, and Blaine Hardy gave up 4 runs, and Alberto Alburquerque walked the two batters he faced. The Yankees’ starter Nathan Eovaldi held the Tigers to one run in 7 innings of work. Kansas City won again to tie the Tigers atop the AL Central with 11-3 records. Tonight, David Price goes to the hill for Detroit. Broadcast time is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.

Datsyuk Finalist for Byng

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has been named one of three finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy, given to the player who most exhibits sportsmanship and a high standard of playing ability. Datsyuk won the award four consecutive years, starting in 2006.  Former Red Wings player and current member of the Calgary Flames Jiri Hudler and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings are the other two finalists.

Lions Announce Schedule

The Detroit Lions will play on national TV six times in the upcoming season, including two games on Monday Night Football and one on Sunday Night Football. Detroit starts with road games in San Diego and Minnesota and returns to London to play the Chiefs November 1. They’ll host the  Eagles in their annual Thanksgiving Day game.

Lions Cut Player after an Arrest

The Lions are severing ties with guard Rodney Austin. He's been released just days after his arrest on various charges, including assault of a female and assault of a child under 12. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has maintained a no-tolerance policy when it comes to domestic violence.Austin spent the last three years going back and forth from the practice squad to the active roster.

College Basketball

Junior guard Caris LeVert will return to the University of Michigan basketball team for his senior season. LeVert said Tuesday that he’s spent a lot of time thinking about his future and decided to come back and keep working toward his degree and take the next steps in his development as a player.

He appeared in only 18 games last season after undergoing surgery after he injured his left foot.


Three teams took 2-0 series leads in the NBA playoffs last night.

Cleveland Cavaliers 99, Boston Celtics 91.

Washington Wizards 117, Toronto Raptors 106.

Houston Rockets 111, Dallas Mavericks 99

KCC Baseball

The KCC Baseball team pounded Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, winning 20-5 and 14-1.  Seth Johnson went 4-5 with two homers and knocked in six runs in game one.  In game 2, Anthony DiPonio went 4-5 and stole a couple of bases. KCC, 16-2 in conference play, will host Indiana Tech on Thursday.

KCC Softball

KCC’s softball team couldn’t get the offense going against Ancilla, losing 2-1 and 3-2.  Holly Van Til Burg took a rare loss in game one.  The Bruins are 24-4 in the conference.

High School Softball

Mattawan swept Lakeview, 11-1 and 19-3.

Bellevue took a pair from St. Phillip, 19-4 and 17-2.

Union City beat Athens, 21-4 and 14-6.

Parma Western beat Marshall, 12-0 and 21-9.

High School Baseball

Harper Creek beat Jackson Lumen Christi, 3-2.  Joe Stasa got the win and hit a two-run single.

Lakeview swept Mattawan, 9-7 and 17-1. Pitcher Jake Herbers won game two and also knocked in 4 runs.

Marshall 5, Parma Western 4. Logan Brigman got the win on the mound for the Redhawks in what was an 11 inning game.

Climax-Scotts beat Colon 9-1 and 8-1.

Union City beat Athens, 9-4 and 14-4

Girls’ Tennis

Harper Creek 8, Charlotte 0.


Olivet 105, Maple Valley 32.

Girls’ Track

Lakeview 138,  Mattawan 25.

Olivet 112, Maple Valley 24.