The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford has passed away. Detroit Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford, Sr. died yesterday at the age of 88 due to pneumonia. He had been the sole owner of the Lions franchise since buying the team back in 1963 for $4.5 million dollars. Under his ownership, the team built two stadiums, hosted the 1982 and 2006 Super Bowls and constructed a $36 million dollar training center in Allen Park. There will be a private service, and contributions can be sent to the Henry Ford Musuem.
LaQuinton Ross tallied 22 points and 5 rebounds to help Ohio St., on their Senior Day, knock off #22 Michigan St. yesterday (69-67). Adreian Payne scored 23 points with 8 rebounds as MSU finishes the regular season (23-8 overall and 12-6 Big Ten). The Spartans are the #3 seed and will face either Iowa or Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday with an 8pm tip-off.
#12 U-M defeated Indiana on Saturday evening (84-80) to finish the regular season (23-7 overall and 15-3 Big Ten). The Wolverines are the #1 seed will face Indiana or Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday at Noon.
Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to guide the New York Rangers to a (3-0) win over the Detroit Red Wings yesterday at Madison Square Garden. The Wings are in Columbus tomorrow night to take on the Blue Jackets.
Jeff Green scored a team-high 27 points to help the Boston Celtics defeat the Detroit Pistons (118-111) in Beantown. Josh Smith turned in 28 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit, who will host the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night at the Palace.
Alex Avila hit a 2-run double in the top of the 8th. inning as the Detroit Tigers topped the Miami Marlins (3-1) yesterday in Jupiter. The Tigers will take on the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon - first pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm.
Lastly, the Wendy's Road to the Breslin Center continues tonight with a Class A Regional Semifinal Doubleheader live from Zeeland East High School as #1 Muskegon takes on Northview at 6pm followed by OK-Red champion Hudsonville against Ottawa Hills at 8pm. Our coverage begins at 5:45pm this evening with Bret Bakita and John Kenyon on the call here on ESPN 96.1 and streaming live worldwide on Prepsmi.com.