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T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

Current Sports | 8/17/16 | #765

Aug 17, 2016
Claressa Shields photo
Courtesy photo

The Olympics, Claressa Shields, Jim Harbaugh Media Coverage, Karen Weaver, Weight of Olympic Gold, and Detroit Tigers.

Current Sports | 8/16/16 | #764

Aug 16, 2016

Detroit Lions Preseason Football, Michigan State Football, Kyle Austin, Olympic Recap, Track and Field, and Jake Rudock.

Current Sports | 8/15/16 | #763

Aug 15, 2016

Rio Olympics Recap, Cheating in the Olympics, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, and Lansing Lugnuts.

Current Sports | 8/12/16 | #762

Aug 15, 2016

Olympics Update, Detroit Lions' Preseason, Deshaun Tate, NBA Pay Scale, Lebron James, and Reflection Friday.


Micajah Reynolds is a former MSU lineman who played under coach Mark Dantonio from 2009-2013. The Lansing Sexton product went on to help the Spartans win the 100th Rose Bowl Game, defeating No. 5 Stanford in 2013.

Current Sports | 8/11/16 | #761

Aug 11, 2016

Prince Fielder Retirement, Detroit Tigers Losing Streak, Andre Rison, Micajah Reynolds, and Olympic Update.

Current Sports | 8/10/16 | #760

Aug 10, 2016
Sherry Bass-Pohl

RIP John Saunders, Detroit Tigers Bullpen, Health of the Tigers, Jordyn Wieber on Current State, and The Olympics.

Current Sports | 8/9/16 | #759

Aug 9, 2016
Scott Pohl / WKAR

MSU Media Day, Michigan State Football, Quarterback Situation, Defense, Olympic Update, Cierra Pryor and Bria Thompson.

Current Sports | 8/8/16 | #758

Aug 9, 2016

The Olympics, Michigan Media Day, Alex Rodriguez, College Football, Weekend Winners, Michael Phelps, and NFL Hall of Fame.

Spartans Vow to Sustain Success

Aug 8, 2016

The MSU football team is coming off a season that brought about a Big Ten Championship, as well as an appearance in the College Football Playoff. With a ton of turnover as the Spartans approach a new year, can they sustain that success in Mark Dantonio's 10th season as head coach? It won't be easy as MSU will face eight teams on its 2016 schedule that appeared in postseason bowl games last season.  WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium during Media Day. 

Current Sports | 8/5/16 | #757

Aug 5, 2016
Peter Whorf / WKAR

Moneyball Championship, Tom Izzo, Miles Bridges, Detroit Tigers, The Olympics, Historic Baseball, and Reflection Friday. 

Current Sports | 8/4/16 | #756

Aug 4, 2016
Steven Depolo / Flickr Creative Commons

Michigan State Football, Little Brother Complex, Michigan Football, Coaches Poll, Omari Sankofa, Detroit Tigers, and Throwback Thursday.

Current Sports | 8/3/16 | #755

Aug 3, 2016
Photo: Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Mark Dantonio, Michigan State Football, Detroit Tigers Winning Streak, Tigers Pitching, Richard Kincaide, and Lebron James.

WKAR Advanced Screening of "T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold"

Aug 2, 2016

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR offered an advance screening of T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold, a film by filmmakers Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari and Sue Jaye Johnson. The film is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa Shields. The boxing star from Flint, Michigan, was just 17 years old when she won Olympic gold at the London games in 2012.