Tuesday Morning Sports Update-04/27/2021

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 2
Atlanta Braves 8, Chicago Cubs 7
White Sox were off

Royals 3, Tigers 2 – Full of surprises: Royals own best AL record, sweep Tigers
Jarrod Dyson doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 to complete a four-game sweep on the road for the first time in nearly 22 years. The Royals have won a season-high five straight and own the best record in the American League at 14-7. Detroit has the worst record in the majors at 7-16 after losing 10 of 11 games and is off to its worst start since 2003. Brad Keller earned the win after giving up two runs over six innings.

Braves 8, Cubs 7 – Power of Sage: Freeman 3-run homer, Braves beat Cubs 8-7
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves woke up offensively after a grim doubleheader, overcoming a grand slam by Kris Bryant to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7. The Braves were coming off two shutout losses to Arizona the previous afternoon — managing just a single hit over 14 innings. Eager to make up for that embarrassing performance, the Braves pounded Zach Davies for four runs and five hits in the very first inning. The Cubs tied it on Bryant’s sixth career grand slam. But Freeman broke a 5-all tie with a mammoth shot into the right-field seats.

Today
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.                94.9 WSJM/103.7 Cosy-FM 7:50

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 100, Atlanta Hawks 86
Chicago Bulls 110, Miami Heat 102

Pistons 100, Hawks 86 – Dunn returns, but Hawks fall 100-86 to Pistons
Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson scored 18 points apiece to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 100-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks shot just 39% from the field and 4 of 27 from 3-point range. It was their lowest-scoring game of the season. There was one bright note for Atlanta: Kris Dunn made his first appearance of the season following right ankle surgery. Dunn, who signed with the Hawks in the offseason, went scoreless in 13 minutes.

Bulls 110, Heat 102 – Bulls hold off Heat late, win 110-102 in Miami
Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points, Daniel Theis added 23 and the Chicago Bulls moved closer to the last play-in spot in the Eastern Conference by beating the Miami Heat 110-102. Coby White added 17 points for the Bulls, who finished the game on a 36-20 run and outrebounded Miami 51-34. Theis had 12 rebounds and Vucevic 11 for Chicago. Jimmy Butler scored 33 points and Bam Adebayo added 23 for Miami, which missed a chance to move into the No. 6 spot in the East and give coach Erik Spoelstra his 600th career regular-season win. Trevor Ariza added 18 points for the Heat.

Tonight
Portland Trailblazers at Indiana Heat, 7:00 p.m.

NCAABB – Notre Dame continuing to be surprise team in ACC baseball
Notre Dame is one of the surprise teams in college baseball after being picked last in its division in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Irish are ranked as high as No. 6 nationally and have the second-best record in the ACC behind Louisville. Notre Dame swept a doubleheader at Boston College on Sunday to remain the only ACC team to not drop a conference series. The Irish won the second game 13-9 after trailing 9-0 in the seventh inning. A 12-run eighth inning fueled their biggest comeback in a win since 2009.

NHL – National Hockey League
Tonight
Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m.

NHL – Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw retires after latest concussion
Andrew Shaw has retired after 10 seasons in the NHL. The gritty forward played a key role in helping the Chicago Blackhawks win two Stanley Cup championships. He announced his retirement on the advice of his doctors. Shaw suffered multiple concussions. He had not played since the latest head injury on Feb. 9. In all, Shaw piled up 116 goals, 131 assists and 573 penalty minutes during seven seasons in Chicago and three with Montreal. Shaw is 29.

NHL – AP sources: Turner Sports gets rights to second NHL package
Turner Sports is the surprise winner of the National Hockey League’s second television package. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press the two sides have agreed on a seven-year contract that includes three Stanley Cup Finals. The NHL wi ll now have two network partners in the United States for the first time since 1998-99. It will also get more money. This season, the NHL received $350 million in broadcast revenue from NBC and Disney Streaming Services. The upcoming deals will average $635 million per year.

NCAA – Both parties back bill for image rights for college athletes
A congressman who played football at Ohio State has reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would give college athletes the right to earn money through endorsements and sponsorship deals. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, an Ohio Republican, and Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri, on Monday co-sponsored the Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act. It would give college athletes the right to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness. It is the third bill related to such compensation in college sports to be introduced during this Congress. But it’s the first with support from lawmakers in each party.

NCAAWBB – Mulkey celebrates emotional homecoming at LSU introduction
Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey’s introduction at LSU had an overriding theme that echoed constantly under the domed roof of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. It was the word, “home.” Mulkey is a native of Tickfaw, Louisiana. She won state championships at Hammond High School about 45 miles east of Baton Rouge. She also won national titles as both a player and assistant coach at Louisiana Tech before spending 21 years turning Baylor into three-time national title winners. Mulkey says she only would have left Baylor for one job and it was at LSU.

NFL – Browns’ QB Mayfield on recent UFO sighting: ‘I believe’
Baker Mayfield is more convinced that he saw a UFO. The Browns quarterback said he believes in “UFOs and Sasquatch” after he and his wife, Emily, spotted something strange in the sky as they drove home from dinner in Texas last month. Mayfield said he’s grateful the Browns picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract last week. The decision makes it likely the team will offer him a long-term contract extension. Mayfield said he’s not concerned about the future and knows as long as the Browns win things will work themselves out.

NFL – GM: Packers committed to Rodgers for ‘foreseeable future’
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says the team remains committed to quarterback Aaron Rodgers “for the foreseeable future” one year after trading up in the first round to draft the three-time MVP’s potential successor. The Packers sent the Miami Dolphins the No. 30 overall selection and a fourth-round pick in last year’s draft to move up to the No. 26 spot and take Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. Rodgers acknowledged later the move took him by surprise. Gutekunst said in a pre-draft Zoom session Monday that “Aaron’s our guy.”

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Chicago Wolves 5, Grand Rapids Griffins 1

MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Today
Baseball
Lake Michigan College at Glen Oaks Community College, 2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Girls Soccer
St. Joseph 0, Mattawan 0 – TIE
Lake Michigan Catholic 8, Hartford 1
Michigan Lutheran 13, Covert 0
New Buffalo 5, Buchanan 2
Niles 8, Berrien Springs 1
Parchment at Coloma, PPD
Constantine 6, Watervliet 0
Kalamazoo Hackett 8, Lawton 0
Otsego 7, Sturgis 0
Plainwell 2, Paw Paw 1
Schoolcraft 7, Delton-Kellogg 0
Saugatuck 5, Fennville 0
Gull Lake 6, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 0
Portage Northern 5, Battle Creek Lakeview 0
Portage Central 10, Kalamazoo Central 0
Kalamazoo Christian 2, Battle Creek Pennfield 0

Baseball
Watervliet 7, Brandywine 3 – Game 1
Brandywine 7, Watervliet 3 – Game 2
Mendon 4, Cassopolis 3
Centreville 10, Decatur 0
Bloomingdale 6, Hartford 1 – Game 1
Bloomingdale 14, Hartford 3 – Game 2
Galesburg-Augusta 10, Comstock 1 – Game 1
Galesburg-Augusta 22, Comstock 0 – Game 2
Parchment 18, Constantine 1 – Game 1
Parchment 14, Constantine 3 – Game 2
Fennville 10, Gobles 7 – Game 1
Gobles 13, Fennville 6 – Game 2
Saugatuck 7, Lawton 1 – Game 1
Saugatuck 8, Lawton 7 – Game 2
Allegan 8, Hamilton 6
Gull Lake 15, Kalamazoo Central 0 – Game 1
Gull Lake 7, Kalamazoo Central 5 – Game 2

Softball
River Valley 1, Bridgman 0
Coloma 12, Martin 2 – Game 1
Coloma 17, Martin 5 – Game 2
Watervliet 11, Kalamazoo Hackett 3 – Game 1
Watervliet 11, Kalamazoo Hackett 2 – Game 2
Mendon 7, Cassopolis 3 – Game 1
Mendon 9, Cassopolis 6 – Game 2
Centreville 10, Decatur 2 – Game 1
Decatur 9, Centreville 6 – Game 2
Hartford 16, Bloomingdale 0 – Game 1
Hartford 12, Bloomingdale 0 – Game 2
Marcellus 11, White Pigeon 1 – Game 1
Marcellus 15, White Pigeon 0 – Game 2
Parchment 13, Constantine 1 – Game 1
Parchment 12, Constantine 1 – Game 2
Saugatuck 17, Lawton 7 – Game 1
Saugatuck 14, Lawton 3 – Game 2
Portage Northern 13, Paw Paw 2 – Game 1
Portage Northern 16, Paw Paw 0 – Game 2
Kalamazoo Central 7, Gull Lake 4 – Game 1
Gull Lake 6, Kalamazoo Central 2 – Game 2

Boys Golf
SMAC West Jamboree at Lake Michigan Hills

  1. Portage Northern                      167
  2. Portage Central                         171
  3. Mattawan                                  180
  4. Lakeshore                                  184
  5. St. Joseph                                  184

Girls Tennis
Portage Central 6, Lakeshore 2
Niles 5, Buchanan 3
Allegan 5, Sturgis 3
Battle Creek Lakeview 4, Gull Lake 4
Portage Northern 8, Kal. Loy Norrix 0

Today
Baseball
Edwardsburg at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor at Dowagiac, 4:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Bridgman, 4:15 p.m.
Berrien Springs at Buchanan, 4:15 p.m.
Lake Michigan Catholic at Eau Claire, 4:15 p.m.
Brandywine at Niles, 4:00 p.m.
Comstock at South Haven, 4:15 p.m.
Marcellus at Watervliet, 4:00 p.m.
Otsego at Kalamazoo Central, 4:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Schoolcraft, 4:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m.

Softball
Edwardsburg at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m.
Lakeshore at Portage Central, 4:00 p.m.
South Haven at Coloma, 4:30 p.m.
New Buffalo at Bridgman, 4:15 p.m.
Berrien Springs at Buchanan, 4:15 p.m.
Lake Michigan Catholic at Eau Claire, 4:15 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at Lawrence, 4:30 p.m.
Brandywine at Niles, 4:00 p.m.
Howardsville Chr. at River Valley, 4:15 p.m.
Paw Paw at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 4:00 p.m.
Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m.

Track and Field
St. Joseph, Lakeshore at Portage Northern, 4:00 p.m.
BCS Conference Quad at South Haven, 4:15 p.m. (Berrien Springs, Brandywine, Comstock, South Haven)