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Edward Olivares Is Breaking Out As The Next Lugnuts Star

Aug 3, 2017
MILB.com

Edward Olivares has never been one to make excuses.

Current Sports | August 2, 2017

Aug 2, 2017
Dave Hogg / Flickr Creative Commons

Moneyball Summer League Pro Am; MSU Basketball; Detroit Lions; Justin Rogers; Golf; Darko Milicic.

Dave Lawrence / Flickr Creative Commons

After witnessing the evolution from failure to redemption through Darko Milicic, the former no. 2 draft pick of the Detroit Pistons, "Current Sports with Al Martin" moves onto a team still looking to redeem its talent in the Detroit Lions.

Current Sports | August 1, 2017

Aug 1, 2017
Keith Allison / Flickr Creative Commons

Steve Bartman; MLB Trade Deadline; Baseball Farm Systems; New York Yankees; Los Angeles Dodgers; MSU Football Practice.


Current Sports | July 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017
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Detroit Tigers; MLB Trade Deadline; Justin Verlander; MSU Football Practice; Team Motto; Demetrius Cooper; Weekend Winners.


Current Sports | July 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017
MSU Athletics

Odell Beckham, Jr.; NFL Pay Scale; Colin Kaepernick; Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame; The S.W.A.P. Meet; Kaleel Gaines; Reflection Friday.


Swapping Out Concussions: James Moore Looks At The Dangers Of Football On The S.W.A.P. Meet

Jul 28, 2017
men with helmets
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The National Football League has long reigned supreme in the world of American sports. On top of bringing in top-dollar year in and year out and acting as a platform for young men to provide for their families, football has become increasingly attractive to youth.


Current Sports | July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017
WKAR

Detroit Tigers; Bruce Rondon; Brad Ausmus; Kansas City Royals; U.S.A. Men's Soccer; Gold Cup; Bob Every; Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame; NFL Concussions.

Dave Jones Named New Boys Basketball Coach at Eastern High

Jul 27, 2017
Eastern High School

There's a new coach in town. Lansing School District superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul announced Thursday that Dave L. Jones will be the new coach of the varsity boys basketball team at Eastern High School. Jones will take over for Julius Edwards, who previously held the position.

Kaleel Gaines Reveals Reason Behind Transfer and Drama-Filled MSU Football Year

Jul 26, 2017
MSU Athletics

Former MSU football player Kaleel Gaines opens up about his reason to transfer from Michigan State to play football at Arizona Western Junior College. He also addresses what went wrong last year, including the sexual assault charges of his former teammates. 

Current Sports | July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017
Tom Izzo and Draymond Green photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

Jermaine Edmondson; Draymond Green; Civil Lawsuit; University of Michigan Football; Big Ten Media Days; CTE; Football Study.

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Current Sports | July 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Detroit street
Detroit Public Television / DPTV

Big Ten Media Days; MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Detroit Riots; Willie Horton; Scott Pohl; Drama in the NBA.

Tigers Legend Willie Horton Discusses His Role In The 1967 Detroit Riots

Jul 25, 2017
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Scott Pohl sat one-on-one with Detroit Tigers legend Willie Horton to discuss his role in the Detroit Riots, as well as his playing days with the Tigs. Listen to extended snippets here as Pohl joined Al Martin on today's "Current Sports."

Part One: Horton's childhood, signing with the Tigers.


Current Sports | July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017
Krzysztof Urbanowicz / Flickr Creative Commons

The Open; British Open; Jordan Spieth; New Face Of Golf; Big Ten Media Days; Mark Dantonio; Kyrie Irving; LeBron James; Weekend Winners.

James Moore Tackles O.J. Simpson On The S.W.A.P. Meet

Jul 21, 2017
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James Moore, former Spartan fullback, is used to offense, but today he's on defense, as O.J. Simpson made parole.

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