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Earle Robinson
WKAR-MSU

Barry Sanders birthday; The threat of youth basketball; Jack Ebling on the Life Celebration of Earle Robinson; Is Russell Westbrook to Houton Rockets a good thing?


NBA
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The NBA's board of governors have approved a pair of changes for next season. Those changes will include the use of a coach's challenge and the league's replay center initiating replay proceedings for certain play types. Also, there is a big debate happening right now concerning if the NBA regular season should be cut down from 82 games. Current Sports host Al Martin thinks both discussions are insane. Listen to today's Current Sports Segment of the Day. 


Current Sports | July 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Adam Silver
Edith Mellinger / Flickr Creative Commons

Pernell Whitaker; Wimbledon; NBA coaches challenge; NBA shortened season; Weekened Winners


Women's Soccer
Flickr / Creative Commons

The United States Women's National Soccer Team and its remarkable run in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup brought up the topic of equal pay in women's sports. Why is the pay differential so high when comparing both the women's national team to that of the men's? What will it take in order to see equal pay across the board when it comes to women's professional sports in America? Listen to today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day. 


Current Sports | July 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
Serena Williams
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Russell Westbrook; James Harden; Alex Morgan; Candace Parker; Johnny Lewis


Keith Mumphery
Flickr / Creative Commons

It has been reported by ESPN that Michigan State University paid $1.2M to settle lawsuits brought against the university by a former female student athlete, identified as "Jane Doe," and former football player Keith Mumphery, related to an alleged sexual assault and Title IX investigation. Should Mumphery feel vindicated, or upset, that the situation has derailed his pro football career? We discuss on today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day. 


Current Sports | July 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Mark Dantonio
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Keith Mumphery; Larry Nassar; Mark Dantonio; Jim Harbaugh; Brian Lewerke; Rocky Lombardi


Megan Rapinoe
Flickr / Creative Commons

The United States Women's National Soccer Team was honored today courtesy of a celebratory parade in New York City after winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Current Sports host Al Martin addresses the dominance of this year's championship team, while also highlighting its out-spoken leader, Megan Rapinoe. Listen to today's Current Sports Segment of the Day


Current Sports | July 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Jim Harbaugh and Shea Patterson
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NCAA Football; Michigan Wolverines; Michigan State Spartans; Shea Patterson; Adam Silver; NBA Free Agency


Malik McDowell
WKAR - MSU

Video was released this morning by TMZ Sports showing former Michigan State football defensive tackle Malik McDowell involved in a scary, physical altercation with police officers in Lathrup Village, Michigan. Current Sports host Al Martin and engineer Connor Matthes react on today's Segment of the Day. 


lakelandlocal/Flickr

Malik McDowell; MLB; Homerun Derby; Juiced Baseballs; Michigan Football; Shea Patterson Tweet 


Nick Ward
WKAR-MSU

On today's Current Sports Segment of the Day, we invite DeShaun Tate of CBS Radio to breakdown what he's seen from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Will former MSU forward Nick Ward make a roster?


Russell Westbrook
Flickr / Creative Commons

NBA Free Agency; Kawhi Leonard to Clippers; Russell Westbrook and Detroit Pistons posibility; DeShaun Tate on NBA Summer League in Las Vegas


Current Sports | July 2, 2019

Jul 2, 2019
Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons / Facebook

NBA Free Agency; Detroit Pistons; Derrick Rose; Reggie Jackson; Hunter Rison; Kansas State Football


Diamond Leung
Diamond Leung

The NBA free agency period opened up with a bang on Sunday evening, seeing numerous stars find new homes and sign fresh contracts. Diamond Leung of The Athletic joins Al Martin on Current Sports to talk about some of the biggest moves, including Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets. 


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