DeRozan’s 41 points leads Bulls to Game 2 win – Thursday Morning Sports Update

NBA – National Basketball Association – 2022 NBA Playoffs – First Round
Last Night
Chicago Bulls 114, Milwaukee Bucks 110                         (Series Tied 1-1)
Boston Celtics 114, Brooklyn Nets 107                           (BOS Leads 2-0)
Philadelphia 76ers 104, Toronto Raptors 101 – OT           (PHI Leads 3-0)

Bulls 114, Bucks 110 – DeRozan scores 41 as Bulls beat Bucks 114-110 to tie series
DeMar DeRozan scored 41 points for his career playoff high and the Chicago Bulls outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks 114-110 on Wednesday to tie their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at a game apiece. Nikola Vucevic added 24 points plus 13 rebounds and Zach LaVine had 20 points as the Bulls beat the Bulls for just the second time in their last 18 meetings. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 33 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists

Tonight
Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:30 p.m.    (Series Tied 1-1)
Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m.                          (Series Tied 1-1)
Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets, 10:00 p.m       (GSW Leads 2-0)

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
New York Yankees 5, Detroit Tigers 3
Cleveland Guardians 11, Chicago White Sox 1 – Game 1
Cleveland Guardians 2, Chicago White Sox 1 – Game 2
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Chicago Cubs 2 – F/6 Innings

Yankees 5, Tigers 3 – Cabrera gets to 2,999 hits in Tigers’ 5-3 loss to Yankees
Miguel Cabrera had three hits to move one shy of 3,000 in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees at chilly Comerica Park. Cabrera beat out an infield hit in the second inning and singled up the middle oin the fourth against Luis Severino, then grounded a single through the shortstop hole in the sixth off Chad Green (1-1). The crowd, announced at 17,268, rose to its feet as soon as the Yankees made the third out of the eighth. Cabrera struck out on a 1-2 sinker from Clay Holmes.

Guardians 11-2, White Sox 1-1 – Ramírez slam, 5 RBIs as Guardians sweep White Sox 11-1, 2-1
José Ramírez hit his second grand slam of the season in an 11-1 win, then had an RBI double in a 2-1 victory as the Cleveland Guardians swept a doubleheader from the Chicago White Sox. Ramírez, who signed a seven-year, $141 million contract last week, leads the majors with 20 RBIs. The Guardians earned their initial home wins under their new name.

Rays 8, Cubs 2 – F/6 – Mejia homers, doubles: Rays rip Cubs 8-2 in shortened game
Francisco Mejia homered and drove in three runs to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 in a game that was called after 5 1/2 innings due to rain. First pitch was moved up 70 minutes because rain was forecast for later on a chilly evening. The game was then delayed in the middle of the sixth inning when the rain intensified. It was called about an hour later. Cubs rookie Seiya Suzuki walked in the fifth to reach base for the 12th straight game at the start of his career, breaking a team record held by two players — Art Williams in 1902 and Tony Taylor in 1958.

Today
N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 0-0) at Detroit (Pineda 0-0), 1:10 p.m.         WSJM/WCSY 12:50
Chicago White Sox (Cease 2-0) at Cleveland (Plesac 0-1), 1:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Wilson 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Leiter Jr. 0-1), 7:40 p.m.

MLB – Cabrera needs 1 hit for 3,000
Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera needs one more hit for 3,000 in his career, and will try to reach the mark at Comerica Park. Cabrera added three more hits to his total Wednesday night in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees. With fans standing and cheering while hoping to see history, he struck out in his final at-bat. Cabrera is on deck to become the 33rd major leaguer with 3,000 hits, and the first player from Venezuela to achieve the feat. The 39-year-old Cabrera gets his next chance when Yankees lefty Jordan Montgomery faces Detroit in an afternoon matchup.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Chicago Blackhawks 4, Arizona Coyotes 3 – OT

Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 – OT – DeBrincat scores in last minute of OT, Chicago beats Arizona
Alex DeBrincat scored his 40th goal of the season with 37 seconds left in overtime, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Jake McCabe, Dominik Kubalik and Alex Vlasic also scored for the Blackhawks, who won for the second time in 12 games after squandering a 3-1 lead in the final 10:18 of regulation. Barrett Hayton, Nate Smith and Anton Stralman scored for the Coyotes, who have lost eight in a row and 15 of 17.

Tonight
Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m.

NHL – Red Wings Zamboni driver, a fan favorite, sues over firing
A popular Zamboni driver for the Detroit Red Wings says he was dismissed for urinating in a drain. Al Sobotka filed a discrimination lawsuit this week against Olympia Entertainment, two months after he was fired. Sobotka worked for the Red Wings for 51 years. His lawyer says the 68-year-old Sobotka has a health condition that causes him to frequently urinate. Sobotka couldn’t get to a restroom so he urinated in a drain that carries ice runoff from the Zamboni machines at Little Caesars Arena. Someone saw him and apparently reported it in February. Sobotka says he was “heartbroken” over his firing. There was no immediate comment from Olympia Entertainment.

NCAABKB – Big Ten basketball tournaments to make stop in Minneapolis
The Big Ten basketball tournaments are coming to Minneapolis. The conference says the women’s tournament will be held at Target Center in 2023 and 2024. The men’s tournament will be played there in 2024. All 14 teams are automatic entrants in both events. Chicago will host the men’s tournament next year to make up for 2021 when the event was shifted to Indianapolis due to COVID-19 restrictions. Minneapolis will be the fifth different host on the men’s side. The women’s tournament will move out of Indianapolis for the first time since 2015.

NCAAMBKB – Wright resigns as Villanova coach, Neptune takes over
Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova, the Big East program he led to two national championships and four Final Fours in a Hall of Fame career. The 60-year-old Wright guided Villanova to titles in 2016 and 2018 and just led the Wildcats to the Final Four, where they lost to national champion Kansas. He went 520-197 in 21 seasons at the school and 642-282 overall, also coaching Hofstra from 1994–2001. Kyle Neptune, who served on the Villanova coaching staff before accepting the head coaching position at Fordham in 2021, returned to replace Wright. Wright will remain at Villanova and stay involved in fundraising, advising, education and more.

WNBA – 2 months after Griner’s arrest, mystery surrounds her case
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is easily the most prominent American citizen known to be jailed by a foreign government. Yet as a crucial hearing approaches next month in Russia, the case against Griner remains shrouded in mystery. Little clarity has come from Russian prosecutors since she was detained in February. Only measured public statements have come from the U.S. government as it seeks more information about the circumstances of her detention. An otherwise mundane drug case features storylines of race and gender, professional athletics, geopolitics and international criminal justice.

Tennis – Wimbledon bans players from Russia, Belarus over Ukraine war
Russian and Belarusian tennis players have been banned from competing at this year’s Wimbledon tournament because of the war in Ukraine. The All England Club’s move makes the grass-court Grand Slam tournament in southwest London the first top-level tennis event to bar players from Russia and Belarus. Among those affected are second-ranked Daniil Medvedev. He won last year’s U.S. Open and was this year’s Australian Open runner-up. He was briefly ranked No. 1 in the world this year. Another player affected is Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion and also a former No. 1.

NFL – Haskins apparently ran out of gas before being fatally hit
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins apparently ran out of gas and was returning to his vehicle when he was fatally struck by a dump truck earlier this month in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol released a recording Wednesday of a 911 call Haskins’ wife Kalabrya (Gondrezick) made to the agency shortly after the April 9 accident. Calling from Pittsburgh and unaware of the accident, she told the dispatcher that Haskins had called her to say he had run out of gas and would call her back. When the former Ohio State star didn’t and she couldn’t reach him, she called 911. The accident report released Wednesday says witnesses told investigators Haskins was trying to cross the highway when he went into the path of the dump truck. The truck knocked him into the path of a car, which also struck him.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Fort Wayne Tin Caps 9, Lansing Lugnuts 7
Lake County Captains 7, Great Lakes Loons 0
South Bend Cubs 7, Beloit Sky Carp 5
Dayton Dragons 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 3

Tonight
Fort Wayne Tin Caps at Lansing Lugnuts, 6:05 p.m.
Lake County Captains at Great Lakes Loons, 6:05 p.m.
Beloit Sky Carp at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Dayton Dragons, 7:05 p.m.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Grand Rapids Griffins 5, Rockford Ice Hogs 3

MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Yesterday
Softball
Lake Michigan College 11, Ancilla College 3 – Game 1
Lake Michigan College 11, Ancilla College 3 – Game 2

MHSAA – High School Sports
Yesterday
Baseball
Berrien Springs 10, Brandywine 0 – Game 1
Brandywine 1, Berrien Springs 0 – Game 2
Buchanan 10, South Haven 0 – Game 1
Buchanan 12, South Haven 2 – Game 2
Gull Lake 7, Kalamazoo Central 6 – Game 1
Gull Lake 2, Kalamazoo Central 0 – Game 2
Parchment 16, Galesburg-Augusta 3

Softball
Coloma 10, South Haven 8
Berrien Springs 4, Brandywine 2 – Game 1
Berrien Springs 14, Brandywine 10 – Game 2
Vicksburg 11, Portage Northern 6 – Game 1
Vicksburg 8, Portage Northern 5 – Game 2
Parchment 15, Galesburg-Augusta 0 – Game 1
Parchment 15, Galesburg-Augusta 0 – Game 2

Girls Soccer
St. Joseph 2, Battle Creek Lakeview 0
Gull Lake 2, Lakeshore 0
Michigan Lutheran 8, Buchanan 4
Our Lady of the Lake 4, Berrien Springs 1
Portage Central 1, Mattawan 0
Bridgman 4, Brandywine 0
South Haven 4, New Buffalo 0
Watervliet 2, Constantine 0
Parchment 6, Coloma 1
Saugatuck 0, Fennville 0 – TIE
Schoolcraft 8, Delton-Kellogg 0
Dowagiac 2, Vicksburg 1
Allegan 2, Edwardsburg 2 – TIE
Otsego 2, Paw Paw 0
Sturgis 1, Niles 0
Plainwell 8, Three Rivers 0
Holland Black River 5, Hartford 0
Kal. Loy Norrix 8, Kalamazoo Central 0
Kalamazoo Hackett 4, Springport 4 – TIE

Boys Golf
SMAC West at Lake Michigan Hills

  1. Portage Central                         167
  2. Mattawan                                  171
  3. Lakeshore                                  176
  4. St. Joseph                                  188
  5. Portage Northern                      192

Track and Field
St. Joseph at Mattawan
Boys:  St. Joseph 85.5, Mattawan 76.5
Girls: St. Joseph 108, Mattawan 49

Today
Baseball
Portage Northern at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Lakeshore at Mattawan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Watervliet at Bridgman, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Lawrence at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.
B.C. Central at Kal. Loy Norrix, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Kalamazoo Central at Portage Central, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
BC Lakeview at Gull Lake, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Niles, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Vicksburg at Allegan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Cassopolis at Centreville, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Bloomingdale at Comstock, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Decatur at Hartford, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Bangor at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Mendon at White Pigeon, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Fennville at Coloma, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Constantine at Delton-Kellogg, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Saugatuck at Gobles, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Kal. Christian at Kal. Hackett, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Martin at Lawton, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Softball
Portage Northern at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Lakeshore at Mattawan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Watervliet at Bridgman, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Lawrence at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.
B.C. Central at Kal. Loy Norrix, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Kalamazoo Central at Portage Central, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
BC Lakeview at Gull Lake, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Niles, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Schoolcraft at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Cassopolis at Centreville, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Bloomingdale at Comstock, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Decatur at Hartford, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Bangor at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Mendon at White Pigeon, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Constantine at Delton-Kellogg, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Saugatuck at Gobles, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Kal. Christian at Kal. Hackett, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Martin at Lawton, 4:30 p.m. (DH)

Girls Soccer
St. Joseph at Kal. Loy Norrix, 6:30 p.m.
Bangor at Niles, 5:30 p.m.
Covert at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.
Fennville at Comstock, 6:30 p.m.

Track and Field
Benton Harbor at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix Quad, 4:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, Kalamazoo Central, Battle Creek Central