Sports: Pistons Beat Celtics
The Pistons beat the Celtics 119-116 last night at the Palace. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 31 points. Reggie Jackson added 23 points for Detroit. Andre Drummond finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Pistons have won seven of its last 10 to improve to 15-and-12. Detroit will play the Bulls in Chicago on Friday.
Pistons Jennings on the Mend
Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is taking part in practice and moving closer to returning to the lineup. Jennings has been sidelined after he tore his Achilles tendon in January. Team officials say there is no target date for his return. Head coach Stan Van Gundy says Jennings could play for the Grand Rapids Drive on a rehab assignment.
U of M, 8-3 on the season, hosts Youngstown State Saturday.
#1 MSU will head to Boston to play Northeastern on Saturday.
Thursday Night Football
It could be the end of an era in St. Louis tonight. The Rams host the Tampa Bay Bucs in the home season finale….and possibly the last game for the team in St. Louis. The Rams are a candidate to potentially relocate to Los Angeles as early as next year.
The Red Wings will host Vancouver on Friday. The team had an optional practice Wednesday as players and coaches work to figure out how to protect leads in the third period. Detroit gave up two goals late in the game against Buffalo Monday resulting in a 2-1 loss that snapped their 13 game point streak. In the last 14 games, the Wings have let nine late leads slip away and this season have been out scored 31-21 in the third. Detroit continues their four-game home stand tomorrow night when they host the Vancouver Canucks at Joe Louis Arena.
The Michigan football team got a big committment on Wednesday. Four-star 2016 inside linebacker Devin Bush Jr., a Hollywood, Florida native, committed to Michigan. Bush Jr. had considered Florida State, Auburn and Georgia.
The MSU Spartans continue to prepare for the Cotton Bowl versus Alabama on New Years Eve. Quarterback Connor Cook says his injured throwing shoulder could be 100 by game time.
MSU Coach Mark Dantonio said that fifth-year senior safety R.J. Williamson, out since Oct. 3 with torn biceps, is back in the secondary mix as anticipated.
Coach Dantonio was named one of six finalists for the Dodd Trophy, which goes to the coach of the year. The winner will be announced in Atlanta in the days leading up to the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31.
Rajai Davis Signs with Tribe
Former Tigers’ outfielder Rajai Davis has agreed to a deal to join the Cleveland Indians….. a one-year deal for 5.25 million with incentives. Davis played the last two seasons for the Tigers.
At Wednesday night's league quad meet, Lakeview went 2-0, defeating Gull Lake 58-20, and then beating Loy Norrix 54-30.
Harper Creek 60, Lumen Christi 12
Parma Western 57, Pennfield 19
Coldwater 60, Marshall 18
The Climax-Scotts/Martin Co-op team went 2-0 as a team on Tuesday, defeating host Bangor 53-27 as well as Bloomingdale, 61-18.
Union City 51, Athens 18
Bronson went 2-0 on the night, defeating Cassopolis (37-30) and Berrien Springs (39-36).
Delton Kellogg 57, Coloma 12.
Boys High School Basketball
Tonight, Colon plays at St. Philip. Broadcast time is 7:30 on WBCK.
Friday night, we’ll broadcast Marshall at Pennfield.
U-S women's soccer legend Abby Wambach played her final career match on Wednesday night, and left to a thunderous applause when subbed out for the final time. Fourteen years and 255 matches after she first put on her U.S. women's national team jersey, Wambach retires as the all-time leading international goal-scorer with 184 goals. Wambach made her debut with the United States in 2001 at the age of 21.