Sports: Pats win Super Bowl; Pistons play Tonight
Tom Brady's won his record 5th Super Bowl and MVP honors after leading a comeback from a record 25-point deficit. The final was 34-28 as New England beat Atlanta in the first Super Bowl that went to overtime. Atlanta appeared to be on the way to its first Super Bowl win after Matt Ryan threw a six-yard scoring pass to Tevin Coleman in the third quarter for a 28-3 lead. But New England scored the final 31 points of the game, with James White scored the game winner from two yards out. White had a Super Bowl record 14 receptions for 110 yards. Brady led the charge going 43 of 62 for 466 yards and two scores, setting Super Bowl records for attempts and passing yardage.
Brady also connected on a touchdown pass to Danny Amendola before a White touchdown run with 57 seconds left. Both were followed by two-point conversion -- one by White, one by Amendola -- that sent the game to overtime. Brady shook off five sacks to lead New England to its fifth Super Bowl title in seven attempts, all under Coach Bill Belichick. He becomes the winningest coach in Super Bowl history. Brady wins his 4th Super Bowl MVP award. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was 17 of 23 for 284 yards and two scores a day after being named the NFL MVP.
The crowd booed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he presented the trophy to Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft.
Men’s College Basketball
MSU takes on Michigan in Ann Arbor tomorrow. The Spartans are in 5th place in the Big Ten, with a 6-4 record. Michigan is in 9th at 4-6. Wisconsin leads the Big Ten with a 9-1 record.
The Tom Izzo Show….Wednesday night at 7 on WBCK.
The Spartans host Iowa on Saturday….5pm on WBCK.
The Red Wings beat the Islanders on Friday 5-4 and shutout Nashville on Saturday, 1-0. The Wings are 22-21-9, 6th in Atlantic Division. Detroit hosts Columbus at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday night.
The Pistons host Philadelphia tonight at the Palace. Detroit is 23-28, 8th in Eastern Conference.
For the second year in a row, Hideki Matsuyama has won the Phoenix Open and for the second straight year it was on the fourth playoff hole. He rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt to beat Webb Simpson after both finished regulation at 17-under par.
Canadian Player Hits Judge with Tennis Ball
Canada lost the decisive match to Britain in the first round of the Davis Cup Sunday when a player, disappointed by his own shot, launched a spare ball that hit the chair umpire in the left eye. Seventeen-year old Denis Shapovalov was defaulted giving Britain the match and a 3-2 victory.
High School Boys Basketball
Tonight, Quincy is at Olivet.
Battle Creek Central at Portage Northern.
Lakeview at St. Joseph
St. Philip at Colon
Homer at Marshall
Athens at Tekonsha
Climax-Scotts at White Pigeon
Maple Valley at Delton-Kellogg
Niles at Gull Lake
Our next High School game on WBCK is Friday, as Pennfield will be at Harper Creek.
Only 7 days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland Florida.