YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Sixth-seeded Eastern Michigan defeated 11-seed Central Michigan 72-60 yesterday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. Karrington Ward scored 20 points for Eastern Michigan. The Chippewas had 10 threes but put up 32 shots behind the arc. John Simons scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first two home runs of spring training yesterday during the Detroit Tigers' 17-5 romp over the St. Louis Cardinals. AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer struck out five in 4 2-3 scoreless innings. St. Louis pitchers gave up double-digit runs for the second straight day.
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. Beilein led the Wolverines to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Cory Emmerton from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. Emmerton has appeared in 43 games with the Griffins this season and scored 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.
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