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In 2012, Flint native Claressa Shields became the first U.S. female Olympic boxing gold medalist. Now, after winning her second goal medal in Rio, Shields is back home. Current State’s Kevin Lavery was there.


Emily Regan photo
Courtesy photo / U.S. Rowing

Former MSU rower Emily Regan will compete in the Rio Olympic Games. Current Sports host Al Martin talks with Regan about her sport and what it takes to make Team USA.

Claressa Shields will be back in the ring Aug. 17 to defend her Olympic gold medal. The 2012 Olympics in London were the first time women were allowed to box in the Games and the 17-year-old high school student from Flint, Mich., made history.

But winning a gold medal didn't change her life as much as she thought it would.

Diana Kuenzli

A few Michigan golf courses are offering a new way to get around. Current State’s Scott Pohl takes us golfboarding near Ann Arbor.


LeBron James photo
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It's been a long time since the city of Cleveland has celebrated a pro sports championship. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship.


Ron Mason photo
Courtesy MSU Athletic Communications

Michigan State University has lost one of its legends. Ron Mason coached Spartan hockey for 23 years and then became the university’s athletic director. We look back on the life and legacy of Ron Mason.


Ron Mason photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the life and death of Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali's funeral, and today's news that former MSU hockey coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason has also passed away.


Ali Frazier photo
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He floated like a butterfly and he stung like a bee. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about Muhammad Ali.


Jacquie Joseph photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

Current Sports host Al Martin discusses college softball. MSU's season has come to an end, while Michigan has earned a high seed for the NCAA tournament.


Current State speaks with Gold Medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt about her life after deciding to stop competing.

    


Flickr/Ed McDonald

Forty years ago this week, Detroit Tiger rookie Mark Fidrych took the mound for his first start at Michigan and Trumbull. Al Martin interviews biographer Doug Wilson about his 2013 book, "The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych."

Nyquist photo
Anthony / flickr creative commons

Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the Kentucky Derby and the Detroit Tigers recent skid.


Connor Cook photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

We talk with the host of WKAR's Current Sports, Al Martin, about the NFL draft and the hot streak the Tigers are enjoying.


Mark Dantonio photo spring football game
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

We chat with Current Sports host Al Martin about the spring MSU football game, the Battlefield Brawl charity flag football game, and the Pistons exit from the NBA playoffs.


Aerial Powers photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

While the Detroit Pistons dropped their first game in the playoffs this weekend, a Spartan basketball star realized one of her big hoop dreams. After losing twice to the Lightning, the Red Wings beat Tampa Bay in their playoff series last night. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin.


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