Al Martin

Current Sports | July 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019
Lansing Lugnuts

Magic Johnson on Earle Robinson; Greg Monahan; Lansing Lugnuts

Earle Robinson photo

This year, the capital region lost a local sports broadcasting legend and WKAR lost a close friend. For 39 years, Earle Robinson was the host of WKAR’s SportsTalk until his retirement in 2013. Robinson passed away at the age of 71 in May. WKAR's Karel Vega was joined by Al Martin, host of WKAR’s Current Sports to discuss Robinson's upcoming Celebration Of Life and his legacy.

Mark Dantonio
MSU Athletics

On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we tell you why this is a critical college football year for the Big Ten Conference as a whole. The College Football Playoff drought for the Big Ten has many fans confused and hopeful that this will be there year we see a team / teams go far. What are the chances? Also, listen to what Mark Dantonio, head coach of MSU football, had to say at the podium during his media availability.

Spartan Stadium
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we dive into Big Ten football media days, which begin tomorrow in Chicago. Al gives his thoughts on what he would like to hear answered from MSU football coach Mark Dantonio, along with defensive players representatives Joe Bachie, Kenny Willekes, and Raequan Williams. Al tells you why all of the questions lie on the offensive side of the football. Also, how many more years do Spartan fans have left with Dantonio as the head coach?

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

Women's Soccer
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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. 

Keith Mumphery
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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. 

Megan Rapinoe
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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

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. 

Nick Ward

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
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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
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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.