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Sports: Pistons blown out by LeBron and Company

Cleveland Cavaliers v Detroit Pistons
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The Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 116-88. LeBron James scored 16 of his 18 points in the first quarter.  Detroit led early, 18-17.  But the Cavs made eleven 3-pointers in the first half and led 73-46 at halftime.   Little Caesars Arena wasn’t sold out, but reports estimated that there were more Piston’s fans there than than on previous nights.   Tobias Harris led Detroit with 11 points.  Detroit is 11-6 and in third place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and play in Oklahoma City on Friday night.

Monday Night Football

Matt Ryan threw for two touchdowns and Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score to help the Atlanta Falcons earn a 34-31 win at Seattle. The Seahawks trailed by 11 with just over three minutes left, but they had a chance to tie it until Blair Walsh missed a 52-yard field-goal attempt with two seconds left.  Both teams are now 6-4.

Bears Change Kickers

The Bears have waived kicker Connor Barth and signed former Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos. The moves come a day after Barth missed a potential game-tying kick in the closing seconds of Chicago’s 27-24 loss to Detroit.

Lions

The Vikings lead the Central Division with an 8-2 record.  The Lions have won all their road division games so far, setting the stage for Thursday’s game at Ford Field.

College Basketball

Michigan lost to LSU, 77-75 at the Maui Invitational on Monday night.  LSU trailed by nine with about 5 minutes left, but chipped away at the lead to get within reach. Tremont Waters tied it with a step-back jumper, then stole the ball, dove to the floor and, in one motion, threw it backward over his head to Skylar Mays for a dunk and a 76-74 lead with 1:14 left.  Waters had 21 points for LSU.  Moritz Wagner had 24 points for Michigan.  Michigan plays Chaminade in the loser’s bracket at 8pm tonight.  Then the Wolverines host UC Riverside on Sunday at 4pm at Crisler Center.

MSU heads west on Thursday, when they take on DePaul at Portland in the PK80 Tourney.  Friday, MSU will take on either Connecticut or Oregon in the tourney, which continues thru Sunday.

WMU Loses

The Western Broncos host Northwood on Saturday.  Be listening for your chance to win tickets.

Red Wings

The Red Wings host Edmonton on Wednesday night, and head to New York to play the Rangers on Friday.

MAC Football

The Broncos play at Toledo this Friday at 11:30am.

Big 10 Football

Saturday, MSU plays at Rutgers.  Our radio broadcast comes your way at 2:30pm on 95.3 WBCK.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says quarterback Brandon Peters is still in the concussion protocol but could be cleared to practice this week. The Wolverines host No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday.  Hear it at 11am on 104.9 the Edge.

Tigers

The Tigers 40-man roster is now at 39.   The team added eight players to its 40-man roster on Monday. They purchased the contracts of catcher Grayson Greiner and outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple A Toledo, right-handed pitchers Gerson Moreno and Spencer Turnbull from Double A Erie and right-handed pitcher Eduardo Jimenez, left handed pitcher Gregory Soto and infielder Sergio Alcantara from Single A Lakeland. Additionally, the Tigers have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter on a one-year contract.

MLB-HALL OF FAME BALLOT

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame.  They are joined by Johan Santana, Chris Carpenter, Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones and Carlos Lee, along with Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano and Johnny Damon.  Trevor Hoffman leads the holdovers after falling five votes short of induction last year.

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