This is or die for Team USA today in World Cup play vs. Germany!  If the Americans win or draw in this match, they will advance to the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup.....coverage begins at 11:30am this morning with kickoff at Noon and you can listen to it live right here on ESPN 96.1! 

The Tigers beat the Texas Rangers (8-6) last night in Arlington for their sixth straight win.  Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez both had a double and a home run in the win.  Anibal Sanchez got the win, surrendering four runs on six hits while striking out five in 5 1\3 innings of work.  Joe Nathan notched his 16th. save of the season.  In tonight's series finale, Rick Porcello gets the nod for Detroit and Texas counters with Nick Martinez...first pitch is 8:05pm. 

The NBA Draft is tonight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and we'll have live coverage beginning at 7pm here on ESPN 96.1.  The Cleveland Cavaliers have the top pick for the second straight year after winning last month's NBA Draft Lottery.  The Pistons are preparing for tonight's draft with no selections in the first round....they have the 38th. overall selection in the 2nd. Round. 

Detroit Red Wings defense prospect Adam Almquist will play for the Kontinental Hockey League's Severestal Cherepovets, according to a report by Russia's  The club's website confirmed that Almquist signed a two-year deal. 

The West Michigan Whitecaps were winners (8-2) yesterday in Lansing.  The final game of the series is scheduled for tonight....first pitch - 7:05pm.