Sports: Pistons 5-0 at Home with 104-88 Win Versus Oklahoma City
The Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-88 on Monday night. The Pistons (6-5) improved to 5-0 at home despite being without their two best players. Reggie Jackson hasn't played this season due to knee tendinitis, and Andre Drummond was sidelined with a sprained ankle. Tobias Harris scored 22 points and Aron Baynes added 20 points and eight rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City. Detroit will stop in New York to play the Knicks on Wednesday and in Cleveland on Friday.
Oakland dominated the second half to secure a 77-60 win over Western Michigan on Monday night. Thomas Wilder led Western Michigan with 13 points. WMU plays #3 Villanova, the national champions, on Thursday morning.
Central Michigan beat Tennessee Tech 86-74 on Monday night. The loss was just the second over the last 40 home games for Tennessee Tech.
Michigan State’s basketball team takes on #2 Kentucky on tonight at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Spartans play Mississippi Valley State on Friday night.
Michigan plays Marquette on Thursday night.
Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns and the Giants' defense clamped down in the second half of a 21-20 win over Cincinnati. The Bengals led 20-14 in the fourth quarter until Manning hit Sterling Shepard for a three-yard TD on fourth-and-goal. Odell Beckham Jr. had 10 receptions for 97 yards, and Rasheed Jennings had 87 yards rushing to help the 6-3 Giants pick up their fourth consecutive victory.
The 5-4 Lions are tied with Minnesota for first place in the NFC North. Detroit was off this weekend and will play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Ford Field.
The NFL has slapped Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery with a four-game suspension without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Jeffery will be out through the Bears-Lions game on December 11th.
Fulmer is Rookie of the Year
Tigers’ right-hander Michael Fulmer is the American League Rookie of the Year. Fulmer beat out New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. He received 26 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Fulmer is the fifth player in franchise history to be named the AL Rookie of the Year, joining Justin Verlander (2006), Lou Whitaker (1978), Mark Fidrych (1976) and Harvey Kuenn (1953).
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is the unanimous winner of the NL Rookie of the Year award.
World Series Managers Joe Madden and Terry Francona have the inside track for tonight’s Manager of the Year awards, and the Cy Young will be awarded Wednesday. Finalists include Tigers Justin Verlander and former Tigers Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer. MVP awards come Thursday.
The Red Wings host Tampa Bay at the Joe tonight. Petr Mrazek is expected to start in goal for the Wings. Detroit is coming off a 5-0 loss to Montreal on Saturday, where Jimmy Howard, the hottest goalie in the NHL, was cooled off by the Canadiens.
The Wings hope to get forward Thomas Vanek back the Sunday. The team has struggled since his injury, after a fast start.
Western Michigan remains at No. 14. The Broncos play Buffalo this Saturday at Waldo Stadium. ESPN's 'College GameDay' will broadcast live from Kalamazoo ahead of the Broncos' 3:30 p.m. matchup. At 10-0, Western Michigan is one of two unbeaten teams remaining along with top-ranked Alabama. Be listening for your chance to win tickets on WBCK. David Burgess and Al Stevenson won tickets on WBCK.
Michigan State hosts #2 Ohio State this Saturday. 10:30am on WBCK.
#3 Michigan hosts Indiana at 2:30 Saturday on 104.9 the Edge.
The defending state champion Bronson Vikings advance to tonight’s state quarterfinal volleyball match against ninth-ranked Laingsburg.
Mendon plays Plymouth Christian at Climax-Scotts High School.
Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson will race for the NASCAR championship this Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.