Sports: Pistons; Red Wings lose
The Red Wings lost the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 last night in Detroit. Buffalo snapped an eight-game winless streak in Detroit with its first victory there in nine years. Ryan O'Reilly and Johan Larsson scored 61 seconds apart late in the third period to rally the Sabres against goalie Petr Mrazek. Detroit had earned at least one point in 13 consecutive games. Detroit will host Vancouver on Friday.
The Pistons lost to the L-A Clippers 105-103 last night at the Palace. Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 12.4 seconds left in overtime for the Clippers. After Crawford's basket, the Clippers fouled Reggie Jackson with 9.3 seconds left. He made the first shot, missed the second, and teammate Andre Drummond got two chances for a tying tip-in, but missed both. Jackson missed a desperation shot at the buzzer. Jackson finished with 34 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Drummond added 20 points and 15 rebounds. The Pistons have won six of their last nine and will host the Celtics on Wednesday and head to Chicago on Friday.
Monday Night Football
The New York Giants beat the Dolphins in Miami, 31-24.
The Lions head to New Orleans for the Monday Night game next week.
Michigan hosts Northern Kentucky tonight. I have two tickets for tonight’s game for caller number 2 at 441-9595. MSU is off until Saturday when the #1 Spartans will head to Boston to play Northeastern.
Michigan State and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Spartans received all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. Kansas was second. Oklahoma jumps from seventh to third and is followed by Kentucky, Iowa State, Maryland, Duke, Virginia, Purdue and Xavier.
Boys High School Basketball
Battle Creek Central 60, Harper Creek 46.
Cyntell Williams had 16 for Battle Creek Central with Julieon Cooper also getting 16 points and eight rebounds.
St. Philip 78, Litchfield 38. Ben Swagler led the way for St. Philip with 18 points
Climax-Scotts 66, Camden-Frontier 49. Dallas Froberg had 35 points
Athens 44, Centreville 40 in OT. Jillayne Wheeler had 18 points.
The No. 3-ranked Spartans (12-1) play No. 2 Alabama (12-1) in the College Football Playoff Cotton Bowl semifinal Dec. 31.
Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Each NFL team nominated one of its players for the award. The winner will be revealed on February 6th.