Sports: Lions, Red Wings Lose
Arizona Cardinals beat the Lions 14-6 in Phoenix. Former MSU and Detroit Lion quarterback Drew Stanton went 21-of-32 for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Stanton also threw two interceptions in place of Carson Palmer, who is out for the year with a torn ACL. Matthew Stafford was held in check, passing for just 183 yards and an interception in defeat. Calvin Johnson had five catches for 59 yards and Joique Bell tallied 85 yards on the ground. Detroit had its four-game winning streak snapped and fell to 7-and-3.The Lions are at New England on Sunday and host the Bears on Thanksgiving Day.
The Patriots rocked the Colts, 42-20 on "Sunday Night Football". Tonight, the Titans host the Steelers.
Montreal Canadiens won their sixth straight, 4-1 over the Red Wings on Sunday.
Riley Sheahan scored on a power-play goal for Detroit. Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on 19 shots in defeat. The Red Wings visit Columbus Tuesday.
The Pistons play the Magic at The Palace tonight. Detroit comes in at 3-and-7 after a loss to Memphis on Saturday.
The Wolverines welcome Bucknell to the Crisler Center tonight. The Spartans are on a neutral floor tomorrow night facing Duke. Tip from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is at 7 p.m.
Kevin Harvick claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship by winning the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Harvick passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with seven laps left and held off Ryan Newman for his fifth victory of the season and 28th of his Sprint Cup career. With the win, Harvick bested Newman, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano for the series title. Hamlin finished fifth, while Logano came in 16th. All of the final four drivers eligible for the title were in the top-10 for a majority of the race. Harvick is the 30th different driver to win a championship in the 66-year history of the series.
Harper Creek ill take on Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard at Parma Western in the State Quarterfinals on Tuesday at 6:30pm.
The eight-time Class D State champion St. Philip Tigers play in Tuesday’s State Quarterfinal at Lakeview, as they take on Mendon.
Michigan State has risen to 10th in the Coaches Football Poll, following the Spartans weekend victory over Maryland Saturday. The Spartans were 12th last week. Florida State is the new number-one team in the Coaches Poll after hanging on to beat Miami-Florida on Saturday. Alabama is second after beating former number one Mississippi State. The Bulldogs slipped to fourth right behind Oregon. TCU rounds out the top five. The new College Football Playoff rankings come out Tuesday night.
U of M Player faces charges
University of Michigan defensive end Frank Clark is facing domestic violence charges in northern Ohio. Clark was arrested in Erie County on Saturday by Perkins Township Police. The Wolverines did not play a game this week, allowing players to spend the weekend in their hometowns. Michigan will host Maryland next Saturday.
Christina Kim made a par on the second playoff hole to defeat Shanshan Feng and win the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico on Sunday.
Charley Hoffman shot a final-round, 5-under 66 and a bogey on the final hole was good enough to give him a 1-shot victory over Shawn Stefani at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on Sunday.
Jorge Fernandez-Valdes fired a final-round, 2-under 72 and he earned a 2-shot victory at the Abierto de Chile IN Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Justin Morneau clubbed a three-run homer and added an RBI double, as the Major League Baseball All-Stars picked up their first win of the 2014 Japan Series with a 6-1 triumph over Samurai Japan on Sunday.
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.