5 Things To Know For Tuesday February 10, 2015
Here's a look at some headlines in the sports world this morning:
1. Gregg Popovich gets career win 1000.
The San Antonio Spurs used a big fourth quarter, and a game winning jumper from Marco Belinelli to beat Indiana 95-93. With the victory, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popvich became the ninth NBA coach with 1,000 wins, becoming the third-fastest to get there. Popovich and Jerry Sloan (Utah Jazz) are he only two coaches to win 1,000 with one team. Tony Parker had 19 points to lead the Spurs. Tim Duncan added 15. Rodney Stuckey led the Pacers with 18 points.
2. Victor Martinez to have surgery today.
Victor Martinez is expected to have surgery to repair his torn meniscus today under the care of Dr. James Andrews. The true extent of Martinez's injury won't be known until the procedure on his left knee takes places. Medical experts predict a wide-framed time table for his recovery; anywhere from 4 weeks in a best-case scenario and 16 weeks in a worst-case scenario.
3. Report: Tigers talk to Blue Jays about Navarro
The Detroit Tigers may be preparing for the worst-case scenario with Martinez's injury. A report surfaced Monday that the Tigers have had discussions with the Toronto Blue Jays about the availability of 31-year-old catcher Dioner Navarro. Navarro is a switch hitting catcher that could allow Alex Avila to play some first base, given that Miguel Cabrera also continues to recover from off-season surgery. Navarro hit .274 in 2014 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI's.
4. Michigan State basketball hits the road for Evanston.
MSU Men's Basketball is on the road tonight in Big Ten play at Northwestern. The Spartans (15-8, 6-4) are looking to shake off a disappointing home loss to Illinois 59-54 last Saturday, while Northwestern (10-13, 1-9) is trying to prevent a 10-game losing streak. Hear the coverage from The Spartan Sports Network at 6:00PM tonight on Classic Rock 94.9 WMMQ and Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM-AM.
5. Three area Boys' teams and five local Girls' teams in this week's AP Top 10
Three Mid-Michigan Boys' Basketball teams were voted to this week's Associated Press Top 10 polls. In Class A Grand Ledge (13-0) is tied for eighth place, while Lansing Everett (12-2) is number 10; in Class C Laingsburg (11-1) is number 5. In this week's Girls' polls, DeWitt (14-1) is number 4 in Class A; Williamston (15-1) and Haslett (12-2) are numbers 6 and 7, respectively, in Class B; Laingsburg (15-0) is number 2 in Class C; Morrice (14-2) is number 8 in Class D.