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It was a sad weekend for sports fans with news of the deaths of former MSU defensive back Mylan Hicks, Miami Marlins pitching sensation Jose Fernandez and golf icon Arnold Palmer. Current Sports host Al Martin remembers those sports figures and looks at the losses for the Spartans and Lions.


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The MSU football team proved the doubters wrong Saturday night, winning at Notre Dame. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Spartans and the Detroit Lions.


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We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Detroit Lions season opening victory over the Colts.


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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.


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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.

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Current State’s summer travel series continues today. WKAR’s Peter Whorf takes us to Dearborn for some living history.


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.


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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.


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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
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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.


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


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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.

    


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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."

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


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