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2:16 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Current Sports #289 | August 1, 2014

It's big news in tiger town, and Current Sports is on top of it. Al and Alex discuss the David Price three-team trade during the first half of the show. Later, Al and Alex recap the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of F ame induction from last night, and go over some of the inductees. Finally, it's reflection friday, and the duo discuss some other big news from the week in sports.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

WATCH NOW: Lansing State Journal Sports Reporter Scott Yoshonis

Thu., July 31, 10 p.m. on WKAR-TV  | Lansing State Journal sports reporter Scott Yoshonis is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.

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Sports
2:12 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Current Sports #288 | July 31, 2014

The week of fame continues on Current Sports, as Al invites former MSU football player Jerry West on the show to discuss his induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame taking place tonight. He played at Durand high school and played during the 1966 championship year. Later, AL and Alex talk about the recent comments made by Mark Dantonio and discuss recent commitment Tyler Higby. To close, it's throwback Thursday.


Sports
2:15 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Current Sports #287 | July 30, 2014

Al chats with Jody (Every) Parker, daughter of chairman Bob Every, about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, it's a big day for Detroit Tigers discussion, as Joakim Soria gave up four runs in his first appearance. Al and Alex debate about the concern, and also touch on comments made by head coach Mark Dantonio about assistant coach Pat Narduzzi. Finally, it's barbershop Wednesday, and they talk about the decline of playground basketball.


Sports
2:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Current Sports #286 | July 29, 2014

Al chats with Jessica Beech Bograkos about her recent induction into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame. Later, the hot topic is Big Ten Media Day, and Al and Alex break down all of the interviews. They later discuss the recent move of the Detroit Lions to push back the contract negotiations of Ndamokung Suh until the end of next season. To close, they give the five biggest busts in sports history.


Sports
2:17 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Current Sports #285 | July 28, 2014

Al opens up Monday with a recap of Lansing United's historic run in the NPSL playoffs. Then, Al invites Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on the air to discuss the current status of the team. Finally, Al and Alex debate whether the Detroit Tigers slump over the weekend should cause concern, and go over weekend winners.


Sports
2:23 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Current Sports #284 | July 25, 2014

Al invites Scott Yoshonis from Lansing State Journal on the show to give listeners the latest in the firing of Fulton's head football coach. Scott breaks down all of the gritty details and the missing links that surround it. He also touches on Lansing United. Later, Alex and Al debate whether Soria was the right deal for the Detroit Tigers, and if the Detroit Lions should put the franchise tag on Ndamokung Suh. Finally, favorite stories from the week are discussed.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

WATCH NOW: Lansing Everett Boys Basketball Head Coach Desmond Ferguson

Thu., July 24, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV | Lansing Everett boy’s basketball head coach Desmond Ferguson is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Current Sports #283 | July 24, 2014

Al talks more about the firing of Fulton's head football and baseball coach, John Winkler. Al and Aaron talk more about Rory Mcllory and Tiger woods. You will also hear an interview with Desmond Ferguson from the Current Sports TV show.


Sports
2:40 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Current Sports #282 | July 23, 2014

Al has Michigan State men's and women's soccer and Lansing United beat reporter for Impact Sports, Brooks Laimbeer, on to discuss Lansing United regional championship win this past weekend. Al will also talk more about Tony Dungy and his comments about Micheal Sam. To close out the show Al and Aaron discuss a little golf and Rory Mcllory.


Sports
2:24 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Current Sports #281 | July 22, 2014

Al has sports writer Tom Shanahan on the show to discuss his upcoming book Raye of Light. Later, Al and Alex talk about the new stadium renovations for the Detroit Red Wings. To close the show, they discuss the recent comments made by NFL icon Tony Dungy, and it sparks a hot topic with callers. Rory Mcllroy in the game of golf is also mentioned.


Sports
2:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Current Sports #280 | July 21, 2014

Al is back from vacation and tries to catch up on the biggest week in sports of the summer. Al and Alex give mid-season grades for the Detroit Tigers and talk about possible trade scenarios. Later, James Moore joins the panel to discuss the SWAP initiative and the first annual football camp this weekend at Lansing Sexton. To close, Al and Alex discuss Lansing United and take callers.


Sports
2:12 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Current Sports #279 | July 18, 2014

Matt Ludtke fills in for Al on his final show, as Matt heads to San Francisco. To start, Alex and Matt debate the potential trade of Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins. Later. WKAR's own Brad Walker joins Matt to discuss fandom and the Oakland Raiders, given the topic of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders having the possibility of sharing a stadium. To close, special guests join to wish Matt a farewell.


Sports
2:19 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Current Sports #278 | July 17, 2014

To open, Dan Killbridge from 247sports.com joins Matt to talk all things Michigan State basketball and football. They mainly discuss recruiting and recent transfers. Later, Matt and Alex recap the ESPY Awards and talk about the impact of Michael Sam. Plus, Rodney Stuckey gets a deal from the Indiana Pacers, and Al is not in studio to weigh in on it. Matt and Alex close the show with Detroit Pistons conversation.


Sports
2:15 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Current Sports #277 | July 16, 2014

Al is still on vacation, and Matt and Alex still get all of the best sports news to talk about. First, they talk about Adam Wainwright's pitches to Derek Jeter. Were they fair? Did he groove pitches? Also, the duo debates where the MLB All-Star game ranks against other sports spectacles. Later, they realize how fast summer has moved on by and debate further on what the Detroit Tigers need most for the second half of the season.


Sports
2:14 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Current Sports #276 | July 15, 2014

Matt and Alex continue to host the week as Al is on vacation. The first half of the show is dedicated to Major League Baseball, and Alex and Matt break down the Home Run Derby last night and the All-Star Game tonight. Later, they debate whether an entire channel dedicated to golfer Tiger Woods will be good for fans. To close the show, the duo debates what the Detroit Tigers need the most during the second half of the season.


Sports
2:16 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Current Sports #275 | July 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Sports
2:16 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Current Sports #275 | July 12, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Sports
2:17 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Current Sports #274 | July 11, 2014

Matt fills in for Al today in one of the biggest sports news breakers of summer. Lebron James officially announces that he will be going back to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers, and the show is all about Lebron. What will his legacy be now? What number will he wear? What will fans think of him coming back? All of these questions are debated. Also, the streaky Detroit Tigers and Michigan State football are discussed.


TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

WATCH NOW: MSU Men's Basketball Redshirt Junior Guard Keenan Wetzel

MSU men's basketball redshirt junior guard Keenan Wetzel is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin, the original TV series from WKAR.
 

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Sports
2:11 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Current Sports #273 | July 10, 2014

Al invites first-time guest Steve Miller on the show, former Producer for Mad Dog on The Game 730 AM, who now covers prep sports, to disucss all things in the world of sports. Later, Matt joins to recap the World cup semifinals and hit on the success of the MSU athletics program. To close the show, it's Throwback Thursday, and Matt has all of the events on this day in sports.


Sports
2:11 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Current Sports #272 | July 9, 2014

Brian Calloway from Lansing State Journal joins Al to discuss the most recent hiring of Davd Thomas. He also touches on his love for baseball and one of his most recent life experiences in which he gives a piece of advice. Later, Matt and Al discuss the Detroit Tigers and the recent comments made by Tom Izzo on ESPN's Outside The Lines.


Sports
3:31 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

LOOK BACK: Current Sports #272 | July 4 Special

Current Sports gives a look back on July 4, where Al, Matt, and Alex partake in the first annual Current Sports hot dog eating contest. The crew has five minutes to eat as many dogs as they can, and there is play-by-play  breakdown of the whole competition. Also, Al has one surprise guest, in the first half of the show, that comes in wake of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. Finally, Brooks Laimbeer joins Al to discuss the current status of soccer.


Sports
2:22 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Current Sports #271 | July 8, 2014

On today's show,  Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch joins Al to discuss his recent feature on the Top 50 MSU Basketball players of all-time. Later, Alex and Matt discuss the troubles of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Brown, and hit on the recent signings of the Detroit Pistons. To close the show, the crew gives their own top five greatest MSU basketball players of all-time.


Sports
2:25 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Current Sports #270 | July 7, 2014

Sam Barclay, a Master of Ceremonies for Major League Eating, discusses some of the greatest sights of all time in competitive eating. Al, Matt, and Alex also touch on the Detroit Tigers and if Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler were snubbed of making the AL roster. Later, Lebron James and weekend winners are discussed.


Sports
2:20 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Current Sports #269 | July 3, 2014

It was a jam-packed show today with all of the recent NBA and NHL recruiting news. But first, Matt, Alex and Al discuss the Detroit Tigers' recent sweep of the Oakland Athletics. Later, they talk about the hard hits taken by the Detroit Red Wings from NHL free agency. To close the show, it's all Carmelo Anthony and Throwback Thursday.


Sports
2:23 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Current Sports #268 | July 2, 2014

It was a stacked show on Current Sports today. To start, Dan Killbridge from 247sports.com  joins Al to discuss the future of recent NBA draftees Gary Harris and Adreian Payne. He also touches on the latest MSU football recruiting news. Later, Brooks Laimbeer from MSU Impact Sports joins Al to summarize the USA loss to Belgium, and analyzes the state of soccer in the United States. To close the show,  Matt and Alex hit on the most recent news in sports.


Sports
2:22 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Current Sports #267 | July 1, 2014

Al brings on special guest David Schuman, founder of one of the largest scouting and recruiting football camps in the country. The duo talks all aspects of recruiting and Schuman gives his take on the recruiting process. Later, Matt and Alex join to talk about the recent Detroit Tigers game-winning homer, and close the show with their top five best ways to win a game.


Sports
2:11 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Current Sports #266 | June 30, 2014

On this Monday, Al kicks off the show discussing the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros three-game series, and speaks his mind on the recent Jason Kidd trade. Later, Lansing United head coach Eric Rudland joins Al to discuss the current standing of the team as well as the community support. Finally, the crew debates about penalty kicks in soccer and touch on weekend winners.


Sports
2:11 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Current Sports #265 | June 27, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Brooks Laimbeer from MSU Impact Sports to discuss the latest updates of the World Cup. Laimbeer also gives his analysis of USA head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Later, Matt and Alex join and grade the NBA draft picks, and discuss the surprise of Gary Harris. Finally. reflection Friday moments are revealed.


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