The Pistons got back into action following the All-Star Break and Trade Deadline, as they beat the Chicago Bulls 100-91 Friday night at the Palace. Andre Drummond posted 18 points and 20 rebounds and all five Pistons starters reached double figures.
Greg Monroe scored 20 points with six boards and Caron Butler netted 20 with four steals for Detroit, which was active during Thursday's trade deadline. Detroit acquired guard Reggie Jackson and former Piston forward Tayshaun Prince in separate deals. Guards D.J. Augustin and Kyle Singler were shipped toOklahoma City, while forwards Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome were traded to the Celtics. Rookie Spencer Dinwiddie capitalized on his first career start, tallying 12 points and a game-high nine assists.
The Red Wings are inDallastonight to face off against the Stars. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey has a lower body injury and coach Mike Babcock said Jakub Kindl hs been called up early fromGrand Rapidsfor tonight's game inDallas. Kindl had been scheduled to play in four games with Grand Rapids before joining the team in California. He has one goal in two games with the Griffins. The Wings will be in Anaheim on Monday night. The Wings will also make stops in Los Angeles, San Jose and Nashville before hosting the New York Rangers on March 4th.
MSU, now 18-8 overall and 9-4 in the Big Ten, is on the road Sunday to take onIllinois.
Broadcast time is 6:30pm Sunday on WBCK.
Michigan, 13-13 overall and 6-8 in the conference, hosts Ohio State on Sunday.
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says the team will tender restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson a contract. The 27-year old Johnson revived his journeyman career in his season with the Lions last fall, finishing third on the team with six sacks and playing all 16 games for the first time in his career.
Even though Johnson has been in the NFL since 2010, he hasn’t accrued three full years of service, making him a restricted free agent. Detroit's other two restricted free agents - linebacker Josh Bynes and quarterback Kellen Moore - will not be tendered, but the Lions do want to re-sign them.
NASCAR placed Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch on indefinite suspension Friday after a Delaware family court commissioner concluded that Busch "committed an act of domestic violence" against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Busch, the driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing and 2004 champion in NASCAR's premier series, was scheduled to start 24th in Sunday's Daytona 500.
Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and defending champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will lead the pack in Sunday's race at Daytona.
Five new members were added to the roster of nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, including former Cup Series champion Alan Kulwicki and driver Mark Martin. Driver Hershel McGriff as well as crew chiefs Ray Evernham and Harry Hyde joined Kulwicki and Martin as newcomers on the list of 20 nominees.
High School Boys Basketball
Climax-Scotts 56, St. Philip 47 Climax-Scotts 14-4 (11-1 SCAA West) - St. Philip 11-6 (9-3 SCAA West). Dallas Froberg leading the way with 24 points points, including four 3-pointers.
Battle CreekCentral 58, Mattawan 46 (BC Central 10-7)
Loy Norrix 75, Lakeview 58 (Lakeview 1-15)
Harper Creek 72, Coldwater 56 (Harper Creek 15-2)
Charlotte 73, Pennfield 56 (Pennfield 9-8)
Calhoun Christian vs. Coldwater Pansophia (Calhoun Christian 1-10)
Union City 65,Athens47 (Union City14-3,Athens4-11)
Buchanan 57, Bronson 51 (Bronson 5-10)
Delton 53, Galesburg-Augusta 38 (Delton 9-6, Galesburg-Augusta 4-13)
Kalamazoo Central 82,Gull Lake 28 (Gull Lake 1-14)
Homer 60,Concord 58 - OT (Homer 9-7)
LakeOdessa-Lakewood 57, Maple Valley 45 (Maple Valley 3-13)
Jackson Northwest 67, Marshall 54 (Marshall8-8)
Leslie 61, Olivet 58 (Olivet 9-7)
Quincy 63, Jonesville 49 (Quincy14-1)
Burr Oak 55, Tekonsha 38
Battle CreekCentral 41, Mattawan 37 (BC Central 6-11)
Lakeview 43, Loy Norrix 32 (Lakeview 10-7)
Harper Creek 51, Coldwater 28 (Harper Creek 12-6)
Charlotte 46, Pennfield 41 (Pennfield 8-10)
Climax-Scotts 30, St. Philip 25 (Climax-Scotts 11-6, St. Philip 14-5)
Calhoun Christian vs. Coldwater Pansophia (Calhoun Christian 6-9)
Athens 49,Union City 21 (Athens11-6,Union City3-15)
Bellevue 33,Colon 26 (Bellevue9-8)
NilesBrandywine52, Bronson 33 (Bronson 12-5)
Galesburg-Augusta 43, Delton 29 (Galesburg-Augusta 14-4, Delton 6-11)
Kalamazoo Central 58,Gull Lake 46 (Gull Lake 11-7)
Concord58, Homer 44 (Homer 14-4)
Lake Odessa-Lakewood 52,Maple Valley 32 (Maple Valley 3-15)
Marshall 51, Jackson Northwest 36 (Marshall17-1)
Olivet 56, Leslie 53 - OT (Olivet 13-4)
Jonesville 43,Quincy15 (Quincy1-16)
Mayweather- Pacquiao Fight is On
The blockbuster fight years in the making is finally on, with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao officially scheduled to meet May 2 at MGM Grand inLas Vegas.
The welterweight bout between boxing's two biggest draws of this era will almost certainly be the richest in the sport's history as well. The Associated Press reported that Mayweather is expected to gross in the neighborhood of $120 million, with Pacquiao likely to receive a sum of approximately $80 million. Mayweather posted a picture of a signed contract Friday on the social media platform Shots, having negotiated with Pacquiao's promotion, Top Rank, for the rights to be the first to announce the mega-fight.
Retief Goosen birdied his final hole on Friday and that gave him a 1-stroke lead with the second round of the Northern Trust Open suspended due to darkness.
Major League Baseball has announced steps to speed up the pace of play and modifications to replay reviews for the 2015 season. Batters and pitchers will each be affected by the initiatives, which include the enforcement of the batter's box rule and a new time clock to monitor breaks between innings and pitching changes. The batter's box rule will require batters to keep at least one foot in the box, mostly while there is no one on base, although exceptions include a swing at a pitch and other instances. The time clock will force pitchers and batters to be ready once commercial breaks end between innings.
Tigers Spring Training
Tiger pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training in Lakeland on Friday. The rest of the team will report Monday and the Tigers begin their Grapefruit League schedule March 3rd when they host the Baltimore Orioles