Friday Morning State Sports Summary
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 02:06:34 EDT

The Detroit Tigers dropped their series finale with the Mariners 2-0 yesterday afternoon in Seattle.
Justin Verlander was charged with the loss, giving up two runs on nine hits while striking out a season high 12 batters in seven innings.
Mariners pitchers held the Tigers to just five hits.
Tonight, Detroit visits Los Angeles for the first game of a three game set. First pitch is set for 10:05 p.m.
Anibal Sanchez gets the nod for the Tigers, while Tommy Hanson will start for the Angels.

(M-L-B Scoreboard)

American League

Baltimore Orioles 10, Tampa Bay Rays 6
Seattle Mariners 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Boston Red Sox 6, Cleveland Indians 3
Toronto Blue Jays 3, Chicago White Sox 1

National League

Atlanta Braves 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Milwaukee Brewers 7, San Francisco Giants 2
Colorado Rockies 11, New York Mets 3
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Cincinnati Reds 11, Miami Marlins 1


Arizona Diamondbacks 6, New York Yankees 2 (12 innings)
Chicago Cubs 6, Texas Rangers 2


Lawrence Frank is out as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. He has been fired after two seasons.
The Pistons finished 11th in the Eastern Conference this season at 29-and-53. Frank was 54-and-94 overall with Detroit. He was set to make four-million-dollars next season, with a team option for 2014-15. Detroit hasn't made the playoffs since 2008.

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for a new head coach. Doug Collins has resigned with one year left on his contract. Team owner Josh Harris says it was Collins' decision not to return and that he was not forced out. Collins will stay on in an advisory role.
The Sixers finished 34-and-48 this season, four games out of the final playoff spot in the East.

Byron Scott is out as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Scott was fired after the team ended the season on a six-game losing streak and finished last in the Central Division at 24-and-58.
He was 64-and-166 in the first three years of the post-LeBron James era in Cleveland. Scott took over in July 2010, just before James signed with Miami.

The New Orleans Hornets are now the Pelicans.
First announced in January, the name change from the Hornets to the Pelicans became effective at the end of the 2012-13 regular season.
The first official business as the Pelicans will come on May 21st when the team participates in the draft lottery after completing a 27-and-55 season.
The team kept the Hornets name after relocating from Charlotte before the start of the 2002-03 season.

---College Basketball---

Michigan freshman forwards Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III announced they will return to school next season.
McGary averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds during Michigan's tournament run. He recorded three of his five double-doubles during the tourney.
"After gathering all the information and sitting down with my family, I have decided to continue my career at the University of Michigan," McGary said.
Robinson tallied 11.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
"I will be staying at Michigan after careful thought and consideration," Robinson III said. "This past season was an unbelievable journey and a great learning experience for me.

Michigan State guard Gary Harris announced Thursday that he will come back for his sophomore season with the Spartans in 2013-14.
Harris, the first player in the storied history of the Spartans' men's basketball program to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, had considered leaving for the NBA after a strong debut season in which he averaged 12.9 points and shot better than 41 percent from 3-point range.
Harris put together his outstanding freshman year despite battling shoulder problems all throughout the season, but is expected to be at full strength in time for next season.


The Detroit Red Wings are off.
Detroit will play at Vancouver on Saturday night. Following last night's 3-2 loss in Calgary, the Red Wings are two points behind the Blue Jackets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

(N-H-L Scoreboard)

Ottawa Senators 3, Washington Capitals 1
New York Islanders 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
New York Rangers 6, Florida Panthers 1
Montreal Canadiens 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Ottawa Senators 3, Washington Capitals 1
New Jersey Devils 3, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Winnipeg Jets 4, Carolina Panthers 3 (OT)
St. Louis Blues 2, Phoenix Coyotes 1 (SO)
Dallas Stars 5, Vancouver Canucks 1
Los Angeles Kings 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
San Jose Sharks 6, Minnesota Wild 1


Brian Davis fired a 6-under 65 on Thursday to grab a 1-shot lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage.
Kevin Streelman and Charley Hoffman are knotted in second place after a pair of 66s, while Johnson Wagner shares fourth place with a pair of notable Aussies.
Jason Day and Marc Leishman, who finished solo third and tied for fourth, respectively, at last week's Masters, both shot 67 on Thursday.

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