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NHL – Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings will play game seven of their opening-round NHL playoff series tonight without Niklas Kronwall. Kronwall has been suspended by the league for hitting Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov in the head in game six. No penalty was called during the game, and Detroit coach Mike Babcock maintains the hit was legal. It’s the first time Kronwall has been suspended in his 11-season career. The deciding game in the opening-round series will be face off tonight at 7:30 in Tampa. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
MLB – Tigers, Brewers Lose
The Detroit Tigers collected just three hits last night, and fell to the Minnesota Twins 3-2. Anibal Sanchez took a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning, but gave up an RBI double to Eduardo Escobar and a single to Kurt Suzuki, and took the loss,
The Tigers conclude that series at Minnesota this afternoon. Shane Greene will start against Phil Hughes. Hear the first pitch at 1:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Former Detroit Tigers star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Gibson first found fame as a receiver for the Michigan State University football team. Instead of entering the NFL, he pursued a baseball career… leading the Tigers to a World Series title in 1984, and winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award with the Dodgers in 1988. He managed the Arizona Diamondbacks for five seasons, but was fired last September. Gibson says he’ll take on Parkinson’s with the same determination and unwavering intensity that he has displayed in all of his endeavors in life.
The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 last night. Kyle Lohse gave up three home runs, and took the loss. Milwaukee batters had only three hits in the game.
The Brewers wrap up that set at Cincinnati this afternoon. Matt Garza will pitch against Michael Lorenzen, who will be making his major league debut.
Finlandia Defeats Northland
The Finlandia baseball team got past Northland College 5-2 yesterday afternoon. Joe Richard and Kyle Fialek homered for the Lions. Luke Paul gave up just six hits, and earned the win.
MTU Adds Men’s Hoops Player
The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team has added a guard from Wisconsin to its roster next fall. Miles Sigh averaged 17 points per game at Whitefish Bay High School last season. He was named to All-North Shore Conference First Team.
In high school baseball yesterday afternoon, results from the Houghton-Negaunee games were not reported.
In high school track, both the Houghton boys and girls took first place at the Copper Country Invitational yesterday. Both Calumet teams finished second, and both Lake Linden-Hubbell teams took third. In the girls’ meet, Hancock finished fourth, and West Iron County fifth. In the boys’ meet, L’Anse placed fourth, and West Iron County fifth.