12:51 PM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015

Red Wings' lineup vs. Senators: Petr Mrazek starting as Mike Babcock wants someone to grab the job

With seven games remaining in the regular season, the Red Wings' starting goaltending job is unsettled.
Grand Rapids Press 29 mins ago
Open thread: Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (chat)

Open thread: Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (chat)

David Price is on the mound for the Tigers. Bruce Rondon is scheduled to pitch. There will be NO IN-GAME UPDATES. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, click here. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (10-17-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (14-10)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: WXYT-AM 1270Twitter: Follow Chris Iott -- Download the Detroit Tigers on MLive app for iPhone and Android.-- Like MLive's Detroit Tigers Facebook page.

Bet on Michigan State could net Las Vegas casino owner, University of Michigan grad, $1 million

Derek Stevens, owner of the Detroit-themed casino The D, placed a $20,000 bet on the Spartans back in December.
Grand Rapids Press 45 mins ago

Pistons Patter: Detroit center Andre Drummond makes some improvement in key defensive areas

The Pistons host the Atlanta Hawks in a 7:30 p.m. game at The Palace of Auburn Hills, with their third-year center doing a better job reducing fouls and blocking shots.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino overwhelmed by Michigan State fan presence in Elite Eight

Pitino said he was told Michigan State fans outnumbered Louisville supporters by 20 to 1.
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago
Justin Verlander's status for first scheduled start for Tigers remains up in air; DL stint a possibility

Justin Verlander's status for first scheduled start for Tigers remains up in air; DL stint a possibility

If Verlander is unable to pitch in a game before this weekend, theres a real chance he wont pitch in a real game until the next weekend. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The margin for error for Justin Verlander to make his first scheduled start of the season is gone. If he cannot pitch Friday, a stint on the disabled list might be next. Verlander appears to be in danger of going on the disabled list for the first time in his career due to the right triceps muscle issue that has bothered him since Friday. Verlander felt a little bit better Tuesday than he did Monday, but...
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago

Michigan State Final Four gear: East Lansing stores expecting merchandise to sell fast

If you want Final Four merchandise in East Lansing, you better move fast.
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago

Tom Izzo says it's a privilege to be with 'Mount Rushmore' of coaches at Final Four

Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari and Bo Ryan have combined for 27 Final Four appearances

Detroit Lions' Jim Caldwell: 'It just didn't work' with Nick Fairley, nothing personal

Why didn't the Lions do more to try to keep their former first-round pick?
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago

Final Four run nets Michigan State's Tom Izzo $175,000 in bonuses

Should Michigan State win the national title on Monday, Izzo would be due another $150,000 bonus from the school.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Gameday: David Price makes final spring start in preparation for opening day

Detroit Tigers Gameday: David Price makes final spring start in preparation for opening day

Rajai Davis is in the lineup today in place of J.D. Martinez. It is simply a day off for Martinez, who is second in Grapefruit League at-bats among Tigers players with 56. Who: Detroit Tigers (10-17-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (14-10)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: WXYT-AM 1270Twitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING LINEUPSPittsburgh Pirates1. Jordy Mercer, SS2. Neil Walker, 2B3. Andrew McCutchen, CF4. Corey Hart, 1B5. Jung Ho Kang, 3B6. Francisco Cervelli, C7. Sean Rodriguez, RF8. Mel Rojas...

Numbers game: Michigan State's surprising NCAA tourney plus-minus statistics and rebounding woes

Two of the top four leaders in the plus-minus statistical category are players who come off the bench.

Detroit Lions 2015 NFL draft prospect: Oklahoma offensive tackle Daryl Williams

Paired next to guard Larry Warford, Williams is the type of mauling right tackle who could jump-start the Lions' rushing attack.
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski not surprised to be facing Michigan State in Final Four

Krzyzewski calls Michigan State a "program of excellence"

Michigan State freshman Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn dealt with illness at NCAA East Regional

Nairn had a fever last weekend in Syracuse, according to MSU assistant Dane Fife.

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