The weekend got off to a rough start for sports fans in Michigan when Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested on a hate-crime harassment charge in New York City early Friday morning. The Tigers also released Brandon Inge, (signed with Oakland) while the Lions made some questionable picks after the first round of the NFL draft. Here is some news that you may be unaware of along with information about some upcoming events in our area.
MMA and Pro Wrestling News
- MMA returns to Detroit this Saturday May 5th when Impact Fight League 48 Turf Wars V invades
The Fillmore. Fifteen fights including female fighters are scheduled and the action starts at 7:00.
TheFillmore is located at 2115 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. For ticket info go to ticketmaster.com
- MMA returns to Lansing on Saturday May 5th when Total Warrior Combat 10 arrives at the Best
Western Plus Lansing Hotel. Fights start at 6:00 and tickets are $25 at the door. The Best Western
Plus Lansing Hotel is located at 6820 South Cedar Street in Lansing. For ticket info check out
- Clash Wrestling's Fight Against Cancer 5 was a huge success at Taylortown in Taylor last Saturday.
(April 28th) This week I'll be unveiling a new exclusive photo album from the event so enjoy.
|My Mom won't let me watch the fights. She said I get too excited.|
- The Tigers released Brandon Inge. He signed with the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
- Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested on a hate-crime harrasment charge on Friday in New
York. On Saturday,the Tigers placed Young on the restricted list.
- Miquel Cabrera drove in his 1,000th career RBI on Friday night against the Yankees.
- The Tigers called up 1B Brad Eldred from Triple A Toledo. (after releasing Inge)
- The Tigers sent RHP Thad Weber down to Toledo, called up RHP Luke Putkonen. (from Toledo)
- Doug Fister is scheduled to make a rehab start this week for Triple A Toledo.
- Drew Smyly earned his first MLB win on Saturday for the Tigers against the Yankees.
- The Tigers are 11-11 on the season after loosing 2 out of 3 to the Yankees this past weekend.
- Minor League Baseball- The Lansing Lugnuts (18-6) lead the Midwestern League Eastern Division
the Great Lakes Loons are 12-12, and the West Michigan Whitecaps are 11-11.
- Here is a list of this weekends Lions draft selections. (2 picks in the 5th round)
1 OT Riley Reiff Iowa
2 WR Ryan Broyles Oklahoma
3 CB Dwight Bentley Louisiana-Lafayette
4 LB Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma (also played DE)
5 LB Tahir Whitehead Temple
5 CB Chris Greenwood Albion
6 CB Jonte Green New Mexico State
7 LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma
- Lions signed undrafted rookie QB Kellen Moore from Boise St.
- Danny Cleary (Red Wings) will undergo knee surgery this week.
- The Plymouth Whalers 2011-2012 captain Beau Schmitz signed a 3 year entry level contract with
the Carolina Hurricanes.
- The London Knights will represent the Western Conference in the OHL Championship. The Knights feature two players from our local area including center Austin Watson from Ann Arbor, and Right Winger Jared Knight, from Battle Creek.
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