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Current Sports #500 | June 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015

It's a special 500th episode with more than a couple blasts from the past.


Current Sports #496 | June 24, 2015

Jun 25, 2015

Justin Verlander, Tom Brady's Appeal, the Detroit Tigers, the NBA Draft, and a Special Guest.


Current Sports #483 | May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

  On today's Current Sports with Al Martin, we invite Mike Price of the "Miracle League of Mid-Michigan" to talk about the organization and how it allows children with disabilities to live out their athletic dreams! Al also gives CS engineer, Issac Constans, his own spelling bee in honor of the national event held last night. The show is closed out with "Reflection Friday." 

Current Sports #480 | May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

After a long Memorial Day weekend, Current Sports returns to the radio. Al and Isaac kick off the show trying to identify and solve the problems associated with the Tigers' three game skid. Then, Al and Isaac look back on the playoffs this year and have their opinions diverge over the punishment of Matthew Dellavedova and Al Horford. Then, hear Current State's Kevin Lavery talk about the movement for cricket in Okemos before the show closes with a belated 'Weekend Winners.'


Let's Play Ball: Cuban Style | Current Sports | WKAR

May 13, 2015
Lia Kamana

I traveled to Cuba over spring break this past March and I didn’t know what would be waiting for me when the plane landed in Havana. The most I knew about Cuba was what I learned from my friend, and traveling companion, Erin. She studied abroad in Havana for five months in summer 2014, and fell in love with the country, its people and its culture.

She was so excited to share it with me and for me to experience it for myself.

Current Sports #471 | May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

 The 'Deflategate' punishments have been finally handed down, but did the NFL get this one right? Current Sports discusses the news as callers also chime in with their takes. Then, Al brings Nick Germano of the Insane Inflatable 5K to discuss the new competition that will be stopping in Lansing. Several pieces of breaking news come in during the show, and Al and Isaac provide their first reactions. Then, all attention turns to college violations, both Michigan's recruiting violations and questions about Tim Beckman's coaching, to end the show.


Current Sports #467 | May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

 

  On today's Current Sports, Al recounts the career and crimes of Titus Young, the former Lions receiver, who recently was sentenced to five years of probation. Young is part of a bigger problem in sports, the failure to recognize the prevalent problem of mental health, and Al provides anecdotes and examples of other athletes who faced similar problems. Then, Current Sports has Greg Kampe, head coach of Oakland men's basketball, on to talk about his efforts to end cancer, and how people can contribute. 


Current Sports #461 | April 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

  After suffering a devastating home loss to the Lightning, the Red Wings have to travel back to Tampa Bay for Game 7. Al and Isaac weight the Red Wings' chances of winning and progressing to the next round. 

Next, Current Sports is all things Mayweather-Pacquiao for the final half of the show. In a round table discussion, the Current Sports staff talks about each fighter's keys and chances, the possibility of a boycott because of Mayweather's past domestic assault offenses, and the top five reasons why each fighter will win.


Current Sports #451 | April 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015

Sports have not started to slow down just yet, because with the conclusion of the Masters comes the contentious playoff races in the NBA and NHL. Al breaks down both situations, and talks about the Red Wings' situation in front of the net. Also,  the Tigers' shining start to the season has fueled high expectations for this year, but is it too early to draw any conclusions? Finally, Current Sports closes with an intriguing interview of Richard Kincaide who delves further into the Detroit sports situation. 


Current Sports #446 | April 7, 2015

Apr 7, 2015

  That one shining moment in college basketball belongs to Duke, who defeated Wisconsin 68-63 in Monday night's National Championship. Al Martin covers all facets of the game, including Duke's stellar freshmen and coach Mike Krzyzewski's legacy. Also, the Detroit Tigers start the season with a win against the Minnesota Twins. Al talks about the stellar performance from David Price and addresses his concerns with the bullpen.  Finally, Current Sports beat reporter Dominique Oden interviews Darus Ward, the head coach of the Okemos girls' soccer team.


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Spring only arrived a couple of weeks ago, but spring training baseball is over and it's time for the games to count!

It's Opening Day in Detroit, with the Tigers hosting the Minnesota Twins.  Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Detroit Free Press sportswriter Shawn Windsor.

Current Sports #428 | March 6, 2015

Mar 6, 2015

  In a shocking development, the NCAA brought the hammer down on Syracuse because of the school's student athlete academic violations, resulting in lost scholarships and vacated wins. Al Martin tackles this hot topic and gets responses from a variety of callers, including a professor to offer her take on whether athletes receive preferential treatment. Michigan State basketball has had a busy week, for both the men's and women's. Tune in to hear the latest on both of the Spartan teams. Finally, no week is complete without a weekly reflection, so tune in to hear what you missed earlier in the week.


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For many people, the first sign of spring isn’t the return of the robin to Michigan. It’s when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. That happened last week, so baseball fans in Michigan are watching the news out of Lakeland, Florida, where the Detroit Tigers have begun prepping for the 2015 season.

Detroit Tigers President, CEO, and General Manager, Dave Dombrowski, was this year's premiere speaker at the Lansing Regional Chamber Economic Club Luncheon. 

Current Sports #377 | December 11, 2014

Dec 11, 2014

MLB Winter Meetings kick off today and the Detroit Tigers have already hit the ground running. Al and Alex break down the most recent moves and discuss what the Tigers' needs are moving forward. Later, they analyze Ndamokung Suh's recent comments on his expiring contract with the Detroit Lions. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday' and Tiger Woods is discussed.


Current Sports #338 | October 13, 2014

Oct 13, 2014

Alex Scharg fills in for Al today to break down the MSU football game from Saturday. He debates with a special caller if MSU is losing focus at the end of games. Later, Alex recaps the Michigan football game and gives a Big Ten analysis in light of the four-team playoff. To close the show, Alex debates with one of the interns what moves to make if you were Dave Dombrowski.


Current Sports #334 | October 7, 2014

Oct 7, 2014

Today, Al discusses the Tigers' meltdown in the three-game divisional series against the O's. A fan calls in to weigh in on the current Michigan football situation, while Al and Alex debate the predicament of MSU students leaving against Nebraska. Finally, Al and Alex provide their top five NFL teams as part of 'Top Five Tuesday.'

  

Current Sports #332 | October 3, 2014

Oct 3, 2014

It was an utter disaster for the Detroit Tigers yesterday, as Al kicks off the show discussing what needs to improve for the game today. An MSU football preview is also discussed coupled with a Detroit Lions preview. Later in the show, it's 'Reflection Friday' and the duo ends the show with thoughts about Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke amidst one of the biggest debacles in University of Michigan sports history.


Look Back: Current Sports #301 | August 20, 2014

Sep 30, 2014

After a close game against Tampa Bay for the Detroit Tigers, Al invites Detroit Free Press writer Perry Farrell on to discuss the status of this team. Seeing that the Tigers are now playoff bound, this offers a special look back on some interesting predictions. Later, the Braxton Miller injury and Brandon Jennings bold claims on Kobe Bryant are reviewed.

  

Current Sports #328 | September 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014

The crew at Current Sports kicks the show off with Brady Hoke and all of the criticism that goes along with him. Firing Hoke or not is the hot topic of the day. Also, the MSU football game is discussed and Al gets into a quick preview of what to look for versus Nebraska. Later, Al gives a sneak peak to Current Sports TV by airing an interview with Jemele Hill. To close the show, it's Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers.


Current Sports #324 | September 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014

Al and Alex start the show venting about the Detroit Tigers recent woes from last game and the freak accident of Stephen Tulloch. Rico Beard joins the show later to recap the Michael Taylor comments made on his 105.1 show in Detroit, and gives his take on the state of the University of Michigan football program. To close the show, Al and Alex give their top five biggest blowouts in sports history.


Current Sports #321 | September 18, 2014

Sep 18, 2014

To open the show, the Detroit Tigers are a hot button topic. The Nate Freese kicking situation kicker is also discussed. In the second segment, one-legged MMA fighter Ronald Mann tells Al his journey and rejoices in some of his best moments as a fighter. To close the show, it's throwback Thursday, Jameis Winston and domestic abuse discussion.


Current Sports #319 | September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014

On this episode of Current Sports, Al and Alex come off the weekend in sports with a lot to talk about. The Detroit Lions lose big to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and the duo debates what went wrong. Also, the Detroit Tigers are back to winning fashion. Later in the show,  they discuss all of the abuse cases from NFL players and what Roger Goodell will do to control it.


Current Sports #318 | September 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014

It's Friday, and the crucial weekend series for the Detroit Tigers is a hot button topic. Also, Al and Alex recap the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers football game last night. Floyd Mayweather also hits the ring for his rematch on Saturday. Al and Alex preview the big fight. Callers discuss Michigan State football and the Atlanta Hawks racism allegations.


Current Sports #316 | September 10, 2014

Sep 11, 2014

To start off the show, Al and Alex discuss the Detroit Tigers in the heat of the pennant race. They also discuss the impact of the recent injuries to Corey Hilliard and Bill Bentley of the Detroit Lions. They debate how it will play into Sunday's matchup versus the Carolina Panthers. To close the show, the heated topics of Ray Rice and Penn State football are discussed.


Current Sports #315 | September 9, 2014

Sep 9, 2014

The hot button topic, of today's show, is the latest indefinite suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from the NFL. Al and Alex recap the current situation, and give their takes on if Rice will every get a look from an NFL team in the future. Earlier in the show, Detroit Free Press writer Joe Rexrode recaps the Michigan State football game in Eugene Oregon. The Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers are also discussed.


Current Sports #314 | September 8, 2014

Sep 8, 2014

After a weekend of woes for Big Ten football, Al and Alex recap the losses from Michigan State and University of Michigan. They debate what went wrong for both teams, and the outlook for a Big Ten team making the College Football Playoff moving forward. Later, a hot topic is the new video from TMZ showing Ray Rice punching his girlfriend. That and the Detroit Tigers are debated along with other topics to close out the show.


Current Sports #311 | September 3, 2014

Sep 4, 2014

Happy hump day, and the guys are back with all of the latest Detroit Tigers updates. They kick off the show previewing Justin Verlander's start against the Indians and if the scandal with Kate Upton will affect him. They also touch on Wes Welker's recent allegations and the release of Michael Sam from the St. Louis Rams. To close, it's barbershop Wednesday, and the duo debates whether Derek Jeter's new patch on the jerseys is over the top.


Current Sports #307 | August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

Josh Brown from the Cleveland Browns is at it again, and Al gives his take on the suspension. Then, Alex and Al discuss the blasphemous fake injury by USC's Josh Shaw, and whether or not Detroit Tiger fans should be concerned about their chances heading into the month of September. Also, throwback thursday is revealed for this day in sports.


Current Sports #306 | August 27, 2014

Aug 27, 2014

Dan Mariage, head coach of St. Johns football, previews his upcoming matchup against the East Lansing Trojans in the first segment. Later, Al and Alex recap the Detroit Tigers win over the New York Yankees yesterday and debate whether hazing in sports will ever go away. National topics are also briefly discussed.

    

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