Sports: Lions Win in Green Bay
The Lions are celebrating their first win at Lambeau Field since 1991. Detroit beat Green Bay, 18-16. The Lions had to hold on for dear life to beat the Packers on Sunday. Matt Prater missed two extra points to keep Green Bay in it. Jason Perillo's 11-yard TD catch with 32 seconds left got the Pack within two. But the two-point conversion was broken up by Crezdon Butler who just signed on Saturday. All the Lions had to do to seal the win was recover the ensuing on-side kick, but Calvin Johnson muffed it and the Pack still had a life and marched downfield with seconds left. Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal on the final play. The Lions are now 2-and-7, while the Packers fell to 6-and-3 and lost first place in the division to the Vikings. The Packers play them next week.
Detroit hosts Oakland this Sunday.
Lions Lose Mathis for Season
The Lions will play the rest of the way without cornerback Rashean Mathis. He's on injured reserve with a concussion he sustained in Week Seven against the Vikings. Mathis initially passed the concussion protocol before being diagnosed a week later. Crezdon Butler was signed to take his spot.
The Carolina Panthers stay unbeaten with a 27-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. The Patriots also stay unbeaten wining 27-26 over the Giants. Unbeaten Cincinnati will host Houston tonight on "Monday Night Football".
The Pistons fell to the Lakers 97-85 to drop their fourth-straight game. Andre Drummond logged 17 points and 17 rebounds for Detroit. Kobe Bryant had 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers. Detroit went 2-and-4 on its six-game road trip. The Pistons are 5-and-5 overall and host Cleveland tomorrow.
The Red Wings wrap up a two-game road swing in Ottawa tonight. Detroit is coming off back-to-back losses to San Jose and at Boston over the weekend, and has dropped three of its last four overall. The Red Wings are now 8-8-and-1 with 17 points, good for fifth place in the Atlantic Division.
High School Football
Two area high school football teams are still in it, going into this week. Coldwater beat St. Joseph and they’ll play Chelsea at the state semi final this Saturday at 1pm at Jackson’s Withington Stadium. The winner heads to the finals at Ford Field. St. Phillip plays Powers North Central at Greenville on Friday night for the 8-Player Division crown. The Fighting Tigers beat Deckerville 52-24 on Saturday.
Matt Delaney wrote on our Facebook page that he “remembered when they went to the 'Dome in '85 and won the Class D. Championship.” That was the year coach Mike Hume led them to a 31-8 win over Bessemer. They went 13-0 that season and outscored their opponents 315-75. It was the last time they went undefeated, since this year’s 12-0 team.
No. 2-ranked St. Philip's volleyball team has won 9 straight state championships. Their next opponent will be No. 8-ranked Mendon in the state quarterfinal match tomorrow at 7pm at Lakeview High School.
No. 1 ranked Bronson plays Grand Rapids North Pointe Christian at Vicksburg High School.
Michigan State and Michigan both moved up in this week's "AP" Top-25 Poll. The Spartans went from 14th to ninth and the Wolverines climbed one spot from 15th to 14th.
The 9-and-1 Spartans have a big Saturday showdown at unbeaten Ohio State this Saturday…2pm on WBCK.
Michigan is on the road at Penn State this Saturday…on Mix 104-9.
The Michigan basketball hosts Elon tonight.
MSU plays Kansas at Chicago tomorrow night at 9pm on WBCK. The Tom Izzo Show airs Wednesday at 7 on WBCK.
The field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is set. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. all secured a championship spot following Sunday's rain-shortened Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
The trio along with Jeff Gordon will battle it out for the title next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The highest finisher among the four will win the Sprint Cup Championship. Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski were eliminated from championship contention. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday's race, which was delayed nearly seven hours due to rain in the Phoenix area.
Ronda Rousey Loses First Fight
UFC superstar Ronda Rousey lost her first professional MMA fight and her title at UFC 193 on Saturday night to challenger and heavy underdog Holly Holm.
Packers Moment of Silence…not
The Green Bay Packers had a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks yesterday, and instead of being silent, a few fans yelled inappropriate comments. Aaron Rodgers called out the fan who yelled "Muslims suck!" in his post-game interview after they played the Detroit Lions yesterday. He said it's important to have a moment of silence, but he's disappointed in the fan who yelled out the inappropriate comment. It also happened at other games Sunday in the NFL.