Tuesday Afternoon State Sports
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:27:35 EST
---Michigan Sports Headlines---

The Tigers are meeting with free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter today in Detroit.
The 16-year veteran has said he would like to make a decision on a team within
the next two weeks. The Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Braves and Dodgers are
interested in Hunter as well.

The Lions will return to the practice field on Wednesday. Defensive end Cliff
Avril hasn't been cleared to play after suffering a head injury in Sunday's
34-24 loss at Minnesota. Defensive tackle Corey Williams remains day-to-day
because of a right knee injury. Safety Louis Delmas remains questionable
because of a sore left knee. The Lions host the Packers on Sunday.

The Pistons have the night off. Detroit remains winless heading into tomorrow
night's game at Philadelphia. Last night, the Pistons suffered a 92-90 loss at
home against the Thunder. Detroit has set a franchise record by losing its
eighth straight game to begin a season.

Number 21 Michigan State will play seveth-ranked Kansas tonight in the Champions
Classic at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta while fifth-ranked Michigan hosts
Cleveland State in second round action of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Crisler
Center. The winner moves on to the semi-finals next week at Madison Square
Garden in New York.

The funeral for legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward is being held today in
Detroit. The owner of the Kronk Gym passed away in Chicago in late October from
a reported stomach ailment. The 68-year old Steward was widely recognized as
one of the best trainers in the business and helped Thomas Hearns, Lennox
Lewis, Milt McCrory and many others achieve success in the ring. He was a
member of the Boxing Hall of Fame and often did commentary for boxing matches on
television.

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