5 things we learned in sports on Thursday:
1) Detroit is playing like the old Tigers three games into the regular season. The Tigers were swept by Kansas City in their season opening series and after the first few days of the season they are the only winless team in MLB. In the series they batted just .206 with 24 strikeouts. They were also outscored 13-5 in the series overall, including 8-1 in the last two games.
2) Ohio State beat Massachusetts to win the NIT title. After the 92-85 win Jamar Butler screamed, " "This is what happens when you put an NCAA tournament team in the NIT. Write that down and send that to the committee." Not sure about that but apparently they are the 66th best team in America so congratulations Ohio State.
3) The Bengals released wide receiver Chris Henry after his fifth arrest since 2005. Henry was in jail waiting arraignment when he was cut. Cincinnati finally did something that gets them going in the right direction. Finally!
4) Tennessee basketball player Candance Parker has been cleared to play in the women's Final Four against LSU on Saturday after dislocating her shoulder in their Elite Eight game.
5) I know I've already mentioned the Royals once in this article but it was mainly talking about the Tigers. Wow. The Royals are 3-0 and the only unbeaten team in baseball. I'd love to see KC play well throughout the season.
What to watch on Friday:
1) Can the Royals stay undefeated against the Twins?
Predictions for Friday:
1) Lakers beat the Mavericks, 108-97 and put Dallas back in playoff trouble.