Detroit Pistons

The Pistons lost to the Magic 107-93 at The Palace last night.  Detroit led by three at the half and trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter, but couldn't keep up with Orlando in the fourth. Caron Butler led all Pistons scorers with 20 points, Brandon Jennings contributed 18 and Andre Drummond had a double-double with 12 points and ten rebounds.  Detroit, now 3-8 on the year, hosts the Phoenix Suns tomorrow night.

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College Basketball

The #24 Michigan Wolverines beat Bucknell 77-53 in Ann Arbor last night.  Zak Irvin led the Wolverines with 23 points,  Max Bielfeldt scored 18 and Derrick Walton junior added 15.

Michigan tips off against the Detroit Titans on Thursday.

EMU 89,  Oakland 77.

The Spartans are on a neutral floor tonight facing Duke. It’s the State Farm Champions Classic in Indianapolis.  Broadcast time is 6pm on WBCK.

Monday Night Football

The Steelers scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 27-24 win over the Titans at LP Field Monday night. Former Spartan running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 204 yards and a touchdown to help the Steelers improve to 7-and-4.

Volleyball

Harper Creek ill take on Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard at Parma Western in the State Quarterfinals tonight at 6:30pm.

Tonight's Class D State Quarterfinal at Lakeview High School with St. Phillip playing Mendon has been  postponed to Wednesday at 7pm at Lakeview.

Lions

The Lions are at New England on Sunday and host the Bears on Thanksgiving Day.

Red Wings

The Red Wings visit Columbus tonight. Detroit is coming off a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Sunday, while Columbus has won their last two. The Wings will also visit the Jets in Winnipeg and the Maple Leafs in Toronto before returning home.

Gordy Howe Not Doing Well

The condition of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe has taken a turn for the worse since suffering a serious stroke on October 26.  Howe's son, Mark, told The Detroit News on Sunday Gordie suffered a second, less severe stroke one week ago, and his situation is now in decline. Gordie has complications that include debilitating back pain, high blood pressure and anxiety.

Mark says despite the pain and discomfort, he is amazed and encouraged by the toughness of his father.   The 86-year-old Howe won four Stanley Cups over his 25-year career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1946 to 1971. He claimed six Hart Trophies as league MVP and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer. Howe was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

U of M Player Kicks Clark off the team

Michigan defensive end Frank Clark is no longer a member of the football program following his arrest on domestic violence charges over the weekend. Head coach Brady Hoke dismissed Clark and suspended him for violation of team rules. MLive.com reports the senior defensive end punched his girlfriend in the face after an altercation at a hotel in Sandusky, Ohio.

Clark leads the 5-and-5 Wolverines with 13-and-a-half tackles for loss. He has 42 tackles and four and-a-half sacks through 10 games. This is Clark's second arrest during his tenure at U-of-M.

Tigers Sign Avila for 2015
The Detroit Tigers have picked up their 2015 option on catcher Alex Avila. Avila had been rumored to be on the trading block, with the Red Sox and Braves taking an interest in him, and the team's decision to pick up his option does not completely eliminate the possibility of a trade.
He is set to make five-point-four-million-dollars next year.

Marlins Make Big Deal with Stanton

Miami Marlins 25 year old outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is getting the largest contract in North American sports history…. a 13-year, 325-million-dollar deal.

NFL Drug Check

The Drug Enforcement Administration inspections of several NFL teams included the Detroit Lions.  The "Washington Post" reports the agency is investigating claims in a class action lawsuit filed by former players alleging team medical staffs violated laws in dispensing medications.

A DEA spokesman told the "Post" that questioning concerned federal regulations for storing, transporting, labeling, and dispensing of controlled substances. No one with the Lions was detained as part of the inquiry, which happened as the team prepared to leave Phoenix Sunday.

Peterson Decision Expected

A decision on the appeal by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could come as early as today.  Peterson's appeals hearing via conference call lasted around 30 minutes on Monday as he hopes to be reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list. He has been on the list and has not played since Week One of the season while the legal process played out in his child-abuse case.