Sports: WMU’s Davis Drafted 5th; Tigers start series with Chicago White Sox
The NFL draft began last night as the Cleveland Browns chose Texas A & M defensive end Myles Garrett with the top overall pick. Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis was drafted fifth by the Tennessee Titans. Davis said he was surprised to be picked that soon, but says he’s glad it’s over and he’s thrilled at the prospect of catching passes from Titan’s quarterback Marcus Mariota. Davis becomes only the second Bronco to be picked in the first round. Defensive end Jason Babin was a 27th overall pick in 2004.
The Detroit Lions drafted Florida inside linebacker Jarrad Davis with the 21st pick. Davis battled injuries last year, but had 98 tackles in his junior season for the Gators.
Michigan star Jabrill Peppers is a Cleveland Brown. The Browns also had the 12th pick but traded it to the Texans for the 25th pick and used it to get Peppers.
The 49ers and Bears swapped the second and third picks and Chicago then used the second pick to grab the top quarterback in the draft, North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky. The Niners drafted Stanford defensive tackle Solomon Thomas.
Michigan defensive lineman Taco Charlton was picked by the Dallas Cowboys.
The second and third rounds of the NFL Draft take place tonight beginning at 7pm.
The Tigers lost 2-1 Thursday and dropped two of three to the Seattle Mariners. The game was scoreless until the sixth, when errors lead to a run by both teams. In the 9th, Kyle Seager doubled off Francisco Rodriguez and Ben Gamel followed with an RBI single. Tyler Collins had three of the Tigers' four hits and made a couple of nice throws, but it was his error that led to the first Seattle run. Justin Verlander had another strong start, throwing seven strong innings and allowing one unearned run on five hits and struck out eight. After 24 hits in the series opener against the Mariners Tuesday, the Tigers managed just eight hits in two remaining games in the series. The Tigers begin a three-game weekend series with the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Matt Boyd gets the start for the Tigers, while the Sox send out former Tiger Mike Pelfrey. Catch the action on 95.3 WBCK beginning at 6:45pm.
The Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-2 road win against the top-seeded Capitals in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Nick Bonino snapped a 2-2 tie with 7:24 left.
Ottawa was a winner in the opener of its second-round Stanley Cup series beating the New York Rangers, 2-1. Erik Karlsson scored with 4:11 remaining to give the Senators the win.
The Nashville Predators lead the St. Louis Blues 1-0. Game 2 is tonight in St. Louis.
Edmonton Oilers lead the Anaheim Ducks 1-0. Game two is tonight in Anaheim.
The Toronto Raptors blew a 25-point lead but still won to eliminate the Bucks with a 92-89 win in Milwaukee. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points.
The San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Grizzlies with a 103-96 win at Memphis. Kawhi Leonard scored 29.
The Washington Wizards have a 3-2 lead and play the Hawks tonight in Atlanta.
The Boston Celtics can eliminate the Bulls tonight in Chicago. The Bulls are playing without star Rajon Rondo, who has a broken thumb.
The Utah Jazz can eliminate the L.A. Clippers with a win tonight.
Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer share the first-round lead at the PGA's Zurich Classic, the PGA's first official team event in 36 years.