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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.


TV Made in Michigan
10:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

AHEAD: Lansing Everett boy’s 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
2:12 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.


TV Made in Michigan
7:26 am
Fri June 27, 2014

WATCH NOW: Former MSU Men's Basketball Star Charlie Bell

Former MSU and NBA guard Chalie Bell, appearing on Current Sports with Al Martin.

Former MSU men's basketball star Charlie Bell is the guest this week. 

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Sports
2:27 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Current Sports #264 | June 26, 2014

Al invites Bob Every to discuss the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame and other happenings. Later, the show is focused mainly on the NBA draft that airs tonight, and the panel discusses where Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, and Nik Stauskas will go. Matt, Alex, and Al give their mock drafts, and debate how far Embiid will fall.


Sports
2:14 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Current Sports #263 | June 25, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Rico Beard from Detroit 105.1 to discuss the recent decommitment of Jayru Campbell and give his take on the NBA draft. He also talks about Denzel Valentine as the new team captain, and why he does not watch the World Cup. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent trade rumors of the Detroit Pistons. And finally, the tandem debates whether the soccer audience and viewership will decline after the World Cup is over.


Sports
2:14 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Current Sports #262 | June 24, 2014

Al opens up today's show with Mateen Cleaves, as the duo discusses the recent news of Lebron James and other NBA transactions, including what the Pistons should do for the upcoming NBA draft. Later, Matt joins in to discuss his thoughts on the Lebron news and the recent NHL Hall of Fame inductions. Finally, Alex joins in for the top five worst athlete-celebrity relationships.


Sports
2:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Current Sports #261 | June 23, 2014

In wake of the Portugal and United States World Cup game, Al invites Impact Sports reporter Brooks Laimbeer on the show to discuss the recent matches. They also touch on the results from Lansing United over the weekend. Later, Al throws some strong opinions at Matt and Alex regarding ties in sports, specifically soccer. To close the show, they talk about the Detroit Tigers and their heroes from the weekend.


TV Made in Michigan
3:06 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

WATCH NOW: High School Sports Official Dan Jimenez

High School Official Dan Jimenez appearing on Current Sports with Al Martin.

Thu., June 19, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV | High school sports official Dan Jimenez is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin

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Sports
2:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Current Sports #260 | June 20, 2014

The hot topic of today's show is Lucy Li, and the crew debates about the pressure of playing as a sixth grader in amateur and professional golf. Later, a heated discussion ensues with the Washington Redskins and a potential name change. One caller suggests the potatoes, another suggests the skins, and Matt and Al suggest a different name. To close, they reflect on their favorite storylines from the week.


Sports
2:16 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Current Sports #259 | June 19, 2014

Al kicks off the show with a Current Sports TV sneak peak by airing an interview with Dan Jimenez. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the most recent comments made by Brad Ausmus and they debate about the alarming Detroit Tigers. To close the show, it's Throwback Thursday, and football recruiting is discussed too.


Sports
2:10 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Current Sports #258 | June 18, 2014

In preparation for tonight's taping of Current Sports TV, Al interviews MHSAA Assistnat Director Mark Uyl to discuss high school officiating in wake of some of the most recent national referee tragedies. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent rumors of Greg Monroe. To close the show, Matt and Al go back and forth on the future of Lebron James.


Sports
2:25 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Current Sports #257 | June 17, 2014

The show opens with Director of Marketing for Hawk Hollow, Terry Kildea. He recaps the recent U.S. Open and discusses some interesting golf tidbits. Later, Alex and Matt join Al to recap the latest World Cup action and discuss the recent woes of the Detroit Tigers. Finally, the decommitment of Jayru Campbell is discussed.


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