MLB: Does Justin Upton Make the Tigers the AL Central Favorites?

With Justin Upton in the lineup and better pitching, the Tigers will compete for a wild card. Do they have any shot at the division?

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Source: MLB: Does Justin Upton Make the Tigers the AL Central Favorites?

Upton strengthens an already potent lineup for the Tigers and solidifies the left field position in the outfield. What will tell the tale for Detroit this summer will be how well the pitching staff performs (both starting pitching and the bullpen).  With spring training starting next month, there is optimism in Detroit that the Tigers will make the postseason playoffs.

Rivals

An Eron Harris turnover late, and basket inside by freshman Ethan Happ with 10 seconds remaining enabled Wisconsin (10-9, 2-4) to scratch out a 77-76 win over No. 4 ranked Michigan State (16-3, 3-3), which led the Badgers by four points with less than a minute remaining.

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What’s up with the Spartans? They let one go today. They had a 4-point lead with less than a minute left in the game and lost due to poor play down the stretch. Come on guys…..lets get it together!!!

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Wilt

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As I was reading an article about the NBA, my thoughts went to a player that we may never see the likes of again. That player in Wilt Chamberlain, sometimes commonly referred to as “The Dipper”.  Chamberlain stood 7 feet 1 inch and weighed anywhere between 275 and 285 pounds for most of his career and presented an imposing presence on the court that had never been seen during that time period. Chamberlain’s career is loaded with numerous league records in scoring and rebounding. He is the only player ever to score 100 points in a single game and score over 4,000 points and collect 2,000 rebounds in a single season. The year he scored the 100 points in a game, he averaged 50.4 points per game. He also had an interesting statistic in the fact that in his 14 seasons in the NBA, he never fouled out of game; neither regular season or playoff. I believe with his skills, he would be a dominating player at the center position in todays’ game.

Iowa wins second straight against Michigan State

Tom Izzo expected to see better effort from Michigan State in its matchup with Iowa on Thursday.

Source: Iowa wins second straight against Michigan State

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The Spartans were completely taken apart by the Iowa Hawkeyes in the second meeting of the two teams this season. It looked like a replay of the first meeting. The Spartans were out-hustled, out-rebounded and just thoroughly outplayed in losing 76-59 at the Breslin Center. MSU will have to regroup quickly as they play Wisconsin on Sunday.