EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo added former Spartans guard Thomas Kelley to his squad on Friday.
Kelley replaces Dwayne Stephens as assistant coach. Stephens left to lead the Western Michigan program two months ago. Kelley was an assistant coach the previous four years at Western Michigan.
A former Grand Rapids Union High School star, Kelley played for the late Jud Heathcote in his final season at Michigan State (1994-95) and the next four years for Izzo. Kelley started coaching in 2015 for Izzo as a graduate manager after playing overseas for 15 seasons.
“It’s always been a pleasure for me to be able to bring a former player back to Michigan State and that’s certainly the case with Thomas returning as an assistant to my team,” Izzo said.
BREWERIES GATHER TO BEAT PADRES 5-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jace Peterson tied the game in the ninth inning with a three-run three-run and a plummeting Andrew McCutchen followed with a game-ending single as Milwaukee rallied at San Diego.
Jorge Alfaro’s two-run homer in the sixth off Brent Suter gave the Padres a 3-1 lead. Sergio Alcantara made it 4-1 with a sacrificed fly in the eighth.
Taylor Rogers (0-3) took over in the ninth but after allowing a first single to Keston Hiura, hit two back-to-back batters with pitches to charge the bases from Peterson, who sent a drive off the wall into center field .
Peter Strzelecki (1-0) worked two innings in relief, picking up the win in his major league debut. He took out three.
AVALANCHE TAKES A 2-0 SERIES LEAD
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri had three assists in 2:04 of the second period, backup Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4- 0 to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
The Avalanche broke through in the second after a scoreless opening period that featured something rarely seen so far in this series: defense. Artturi Lehkonen and Josh Manson scored 15 seconds apart to get things going in second, with Mikko Rantanen adding another on Kadri’s third assist.
Game 3 is Saturday in Edmonton. The Avalanche are 5-0 on the road so far in these playoffs, and 15-4 in a best-of-seven series taking a 2-0 lead.
FOOTBALL CAMP SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 7 AND 8
KINGSFORD – The Dickinson Area Football Camp, hosted by Tom Wender, will be held June 7-8 at Flivver Field.
The camp will begin on June 7 and will run from 1 to 3 p.m. that day. The following day, the camp will last from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost of the camp is $75; payments can be made payable to Tom Wender Football Camp.
Each camp attendee will receive a t-shirt and instructions from Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan coaches as well as local high school coaches.