CHICAGO – Scott Podsednik hit an RBI single off Joel Zumaya with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, giving the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 rainy win over the visiting Detroit Tigers.
The start of the game was delayed nearly three hours by showers. The Tigers almost made it an even longer day when Curtis Granderson hit a tying, two-run homer off closer Bobby Jenks with two outs in the top of the ninth.
DETROIT – Mike Babcock is excited about Game 7. Not restless, nervous or anxious.
The Detroit Red Wings coach has every reason to be relaxed and confident. He's the leader of the Stanley Cup champions, who can repeat with one more win at their home rink -- a friendly place where they are 11-1 in the playoffs.
Of course they hoped to wrap up another title Tuesday night in Pittsburgh against the Penguins, but they fell short in a 2-1 loss.
Now they have another chance to reclaim the Cup at home in the deciding game tonight.
DALLAS – A second wave of thunderstorms has swept through north-central Texas. A powerful system ripped shingles from roofs, knocked down trees and left hundreds of thousands in the dark. In west Dallas, reverse 911 calls and firefighters moving door-to-door are urging more than 5,000 households to evacuate because of flooding concerns.
The earlier system broke up by mid-afternoon Thursday after unleashing more than 8 inches of rain in parts of Dallas. The storms canceled some 400 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Southern Poverty Law Center says the suspect in the fatal shooting of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum recently transferred the domain name of his racist Web site to a man in southwestern Michigan.
Records show James von Brunn created www.holywesternempire.org in October 2000.
The hate-crime watchdog group says Steve Reimink acquired the domain name around the first of this month. The group designated it as a hate Web site in 2003.
LANSING, MI – Republican state senators unveiled an education reform plan Thursday that would allow teachers and parents to decide if their local public school is failing. If both agree the school is failing, a charter school would take its place.