Sports: Howard Back for Wings
The Detroit Red Wings three game winning streak was snapped with a 4-1 loss to the Penguins last night in Pittsburgh. Stephen Weiss picked up his seventh goal for the Red Wings, but Detroit was never in it. Petr Mrazek got the start in net and gave up four goals on 17 shots before he was replaced in the third by Jimmy Howard, who stopped all four shots he faced. Mrazek compiled an 8-and-1 record in 10 starts while Howard was out of the lineup. The Wings return home to host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Howard will start in goal for the Wings.
The Pistons lost to San Antonio 104-87 at the Palace. The Spurs held Detroit to 12 points in the first quarter and led comfortably through just about the entire second half. D.J. Augustin scored 22 points for the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20. The Pistons now more than a week off for the NBA All-Star Break. Detroit returns to the court next Friday when they host the Chicago Bulls.
The Michigan Wolverines will look to snap their three-game losing streak tonight when they travel to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini.
Michigan State will host Ohio State on Saturday. MSU travels to Michigan on Tuesday night to play at Crisler Center.
Muskegon Community College 78, KCC 65. The Bruins fall to 3-17.
The KCC Women’s team also lost to Muskegon, 61-52. Their next game is Saturday at home against Ancilla.
High School Boys Basketball
Union City 71, Bronson 42.
Quincy 54, Olivet 48.
Girls Basketball Tonight
St. Philip at Bellevue
Athens at Quincy
Springport at Homer
Tekonsha at Litchfield
Concord at Union City
Pennfield has won a District Title in Wrestling. The host Panthers beat Delton Kellogg, 50-22 and Olivet, 57-16. They advance to the regional round next Wednesday at Lakewood High School. The State Finals are at Kellogg Arena the last two days of the month.
West Michigan Wolves
The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team play at home at The Rink tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon against Chicago. They have 6 games left on the regular season schedule and then head to the playoffs.
Tiger Takes More Time Off
Saying that his game needs “a lot of work,” Tiger Woods announced yesterday that he will not play on the PGA Tour until he has improved. Woods says, “Right now, I need a lot of work on my game, and to still spend time with the people that are important to me.” “My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf.” Woods recently shot an 82 in the second round at the Phoenix Open, his worst score as a professional on the PGA Tour. He also had to withdraw from Torrey Pines after 11 holes due to tightness in his back. Woods said that he would like to play in the Honda Classic beginning February 26th, but won’t if he doesn’t feel his game is up to it.
Legendary UNLV Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Dies
Hall of Fame basketball Jerry Tarkanian died yesterday at the age of 84. Tarkanian spent 19 years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he posted a 509-105 record overall and took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours.
Judge orders ex-Tigers pitcher Reed to trial for sex assault
A judge has ordered ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed tried on sexual assault charges involving a woman who says he drugged her before attempting sex with her. A woman says she met Reed the evening before last opening day at a suburban bar and they went to a downtown Detroit casino hotel. She says she blacked out after drinking and awoke naked in bed with Reed. Reed says their sex was consensual. He is a free agent this season.
Goodwill Sweater Possibly Vince Lombardi’s
A couple bought a West Point sweater in North Carolina for 58 cents only to find it is possibly football legend Vince Lombardi’s and worth $20,000. Sean McEvoy bought the vintage sweater at Goodwill in June. He was watching a documentary about Lombardi that he noticed the football great wearing a similar sweater. They looked inside the sweater and saw Lombardi’s name written on the tag. They had it authenticated and it’s up for auction thru February 21st.
Tigers Spring Training
Just 8 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.