MAC--CENT MICHIGAN-E MICHIGAN
E. Michigan pulls away from Cent. Michigan 72-60
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Karrington Ward scored 20 points, hitting 6 of 9 3-pointers, as sixth-seeded Eastern Michigan defeated 11-seed Central Michigan 72-60 on Monday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Eastern had a double figure lead but after back-to-back 3s from Blake Hibbitts, Central trailed 46-44 with 8:37 to go. However, Eastern then reeled off 18-straight points, fueled by Ward's three treys, making it 64-44 with 3:27 to go.
The Eagles will play seventh-seeded Northern Illinois on Wednesday when the tournament resumes in Cleveland.
Eastern had six different players hit 3s, going 12 of 28 from behind the line. Daylen Harrison had 13 points and Ray Lee and Mike Talley 11 each.
The Chippewas had 10 3s but put up 32 shots behind the arc, shooting 39.6 percent overall for the game. John Simons scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Hibbitts had 11 points.
Cabrera 2 homers leads Tigers over Cards 17-5
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first two home runs of spring training and AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer struck out five in 4 2-3 scoreless innings Monday during the Detroit Tigers' 17-5 romp over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cabrera a go-ahead, two-run homer off Shelby Miller in a seven-run third inning and another two-run drive against Keith Butler in an eight-run fourth as Detroit built a 15-0 lead. The Tigers made 17-0 on Steven Moya's two-run double in the eighth.
Scherzer allowed two hits and a walk.
St. Louis pitchers gave up double-digit runs for the second straight day and 22 hits.
BIG TEN HONORS
Michigan's Nik Stauskas Big Ten Player of Year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Michigan's Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten's Player of the Year.
Stauskas led the Big Ten with 13 games of 20 or more points.
Wolverines' head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year, while Tim Miles of Nebraska gained the honor from his peers.
Beilein led the Wolverines to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986. Under Miles, Nebraska earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
In other honors, Indiana's Noah Vonleh was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Ohio State's Aaron Craft was named Defensive Player of the Year and Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes was voted the Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.
Red Wings recall Emmerton from AHL
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Cory Emmerton from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.
The 25-year-old Emmerton has appeared in 43 games with the Griffins this season, scoring 14 goals with 21 assists. He has two assists in 11 games for the Red Wings.
Emmerton has played in 132 NHL games since 2010-11, scoring 12 goals with nine assists.
The Red Wings play at Columbus on Tuesday night and host Edmonton on Friday.
Lions say Ford's wife to take over team
DETROIT (AP) - The wife of William Clay Ford will take over his controlling interest in the Detroit Lions after the longtime owner's death.
The Lions announced Monday that Ford's interest in the team passes to Martha Ford, pursuant to "long-established succession plans."
William Clay Ford died Sunday. The 88-year-old Ford was the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford.
William Clay Ford married the former Martha Parke Firestone, an heiress to the Akron, Ohio, rubber fortune. Her grandfather, Harvey Firestone, was a close friend of Henry Ford.
The team says William Clay Ford Jr. remains in his role as vice chairman of the Lions.
SAGINAW PLAYER MISSING
Police looking into leads on missing hockey player
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - State police are looking into the whereabouts of a 20-year-old minor league hockey player reportedly last seen a week ago in Saginaw.
Lt. Brian Cole said Monday that Terry Trafford is considered a "voluntary missing person."
Cole says a detective is trying to confirm where Trafford last was seen and to whom he may have spoken.
Trafford was playing center for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. The team says he last was seen March 3 at the Dow Event Center, the Spirit home arena.
Team president Craig Goslin says the team is "very concerned for the young man" and hopes he's found soon.
Trafford is a Toronto native and has been with the Spirit for several seasons. He's listed at 5-foot-11 inches and 190 pounds.
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