Sports: Lions Pull Out a Win
The Lions came from behind to beat the Dolphins 20-16 on Sunday. Matthew Stafford found Theo Riddick from 11 yards out with 29 seconds to play. The Lions ran two fake punts in the game with punter Sam Martin completing two passes. Detroit blew a 10-0 early lead, and had a kick blocked, which led to a Miami touchdown. James Ihedigbo picked off a Miami pass in the second quarter but an interception killed that scoring chance. Stafford ended with 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Calvin Johnson saw his first game action since Week Five and finished with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. Golden Tate had 11 catches for 109 yards in the win. It’s the 7-2 Lions’ best start in 21 years, when Barry Sanders and Herman Moore led the offense. They play at Arizona next Sunday.
The Packers beat the Bears 55-14 last night. Tonight, Carolina is at Philadelphia.
The Red Wings lose another shootout, this time 4-3 to Tampa Bay at the Joe Louis Arena. The Wings came back from two goals down in the third as Darren Helm and Gustav Nyquist found the net. Johan Franzen had the other goal for Detroit, which has lost 4 of 5. The Red Wings are off until Friday when they host Chicago.
The Pistons lost to the Utah Jazz 97-96. The Pistons' Brandon Jennings missed from nine feet as time expired. Jennings led all scorers with 23, while Greg Monroe had a double-double with 19 points and 11 boards as Detroit saw its two-game winning streak come to an end. Detroit is in Chicago tonight to play the Bulls.
Regional semifinals tomorrow….
Harper Creek goes to Edwardsburg High School on against Paw Paw.
St. Phillip heads to Hillsdale Academy against Lansing Christian.
Climax-Scotts takes on Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian.
Olivet travels to Chelsea.
Galesburg-Augusta plays Manchester.
Bronson plays at Concord.
High School Football
The 9-1 Lakeview Spartans will travel to Muskegon to take on the Mona Shores Sailors in this weekend’s Division 2-Region 1 final.
Current number-one Mississippi State and number-two Florida State won to move to 9-and-0.
Number-three Auburn wasn't so lucky, losing to unranked Texas A&M.
The Wolverines welcome Wayne State to the Crisler Center tonight for an exhibition basketball game. Michigan starts the regular season Saturday against Hillsdale College. Michigan State begins the regular season in basketball Friday against Navy.
Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix and automatically clinches one of the four spots for next week's championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman will join Harvick as the four drivers battling for the Sprint Cup title.
Ryan Newman made the cut on a bold, do-or-die pass attempt on the final lap, which put Kyle Larson into the wall. His 11th-place finish, Newman knocked out Jeff Gordon, by just a point, in the Chase total.
Nick Taylor poured in three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday, helping him come from behind to win the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.
Mi Hyang Lee made a birdie on the fifth playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Ilhee Lee and Kotono Kozuma to win the Mizuno Classic.
Athlete of the Week
Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week! We want to salute local kids who are working hard both on and off the field, and it’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award. The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.