CHICAGO – Gerald Laird hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers escaped with a 9-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox Sunday night when Manny Ramirez was caught looking at strike three with bases loaded for the final out.
Jim Leyland became the 18th manager to work 3,000 games. He watched the Tigers score six in the seventh to take a 7-3 lead only to have the bullpen give it away in the ninth and barely escape at the finish.
LANSING, MI – Lansing residents and businesses could get a new snow removal ordinance this winter. The city council is holding a public hearing on the plan tonight.
City officials hope the new plan would get public sidewalks in front of businesses and foreclosed homes cleared more often. Under the current plan a property owners is given a ticket if the snow isn't removed within 24 hours.
East Lansing, MI – Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a mild heart attack and was hospitalized Sunday morning, shortly after calling an audacious fake field goal to beat Notre Dame in overtime.
The 54-year-old Dantonio had surgery to put a stent in a blocked blood vessel leading to the heart. He's expected to remain in the hospital a few more days, and offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will lead the team during Dantonio's indefinite absence.
East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University officials say football coach Mark Dantonio is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a heart attack. Dantonio was admitted to Sparrow hospital following the team's stunning overtime win against Notre Dame Saturday night.
Dr. Chris D'Haem with the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute at Sparrow says he inserted a stent into a blocked blood vessel to restore blood flow to Dantonio's heart. Dantonio is expected to remain in the hospital for a couple of days for observation.
East Lansing, MI – The play was called "Little Giants" -- and Michigan State used it to steal a victory from Notre Dame in the most audacious way imaginable.
With Dan Conroy lining up for a 46-yard field goal to tie the game in overtime and the play clock running low, holder Aaron Bates took the snap, stood up and waited for Charlie Gantt to come open downfield. The stunning fake worked to perfection, and Gantt's 29-yard touchdown catch gave the Spartans a 34-31 win Saturday night.
Lansing, MI – State House Republicans are feeling more confident that they will take back control of chamber next year. They say polls that show strong voter support for Republican candidate for governor Rick Snyder also indicate Republicans can take the majority lead in the House. Republicans would have to pick up 14 seats to take control.
GOP House campaign chair Pete Lund thinks the House will be more evenly divided next year.
Grand Rapids, MI – Democratic nominee for governor Virg Bernero and Republican nominee Rick Snyder found a lot to agree about in separate appearances Friday before business leaders in Grand Rapids. They oppose tax hikes to deal with the state's budget troubles and think there's room for more consolidation in state and local governments.
Snyder says he would scrap Michigan's current business tax and replace it with a six percent corporate income tax.