Pistons

The Pistons beat the Rockets Monday night 116-105. Reggie Jackson scored a game-high 31 points. Rookie Stanley Johnson had his best game as a Piston as he contributed 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Andre Drummond added 24 points and 13 rebounds, but missed ten free throws in the third quarter to get the Rockets back in the game. Detroit snapped a two-game skid and got back to .500 on the year at 9-and-9.

Phoenix comes in on Wednesday night.

Golden State does it again. They won their 19th straight game last night.

College Basketball

Central Michigan beat Macanese State 74-73 on Monday night.

The Michigan Wolverines travel to take on N.C. State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Both teams are 4-2.

#3MSU hosts undefeated and 24th ranked Louisville on Wednesday night at the Breslin Center in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Senior guard Denzel Valentine has been named Big Ten basketball Player of the Week for the second week in-a-row. Saturday morning, the Spartans host Binghamton. Be listening to the WBCK Morning Show this week for your chance to win two tickets to Saturday’s game.

NFL Monday Night Football

Tied at 27 with seconds left, the Browns tried a field goal for the win, but Baltimore had other plans. Brent Urban deflected the kick and Will Hill ran it back 64 yards for the win as time expired, and the Ravens beat the Browns 33-27.

Lions

The Lions continue preparations for Thursday's division showdown with the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Safety Glover Quin returned to practice yesterday after suffering an ankle injury against Philadelphia in Detroit's win on Thanksgiving Day. Quin, who was limited yesterday, has played in 95 straight games for the Lions. Receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Caraun Reid, who both have ankle injuries, were also limited in drills.

Red Wings

The Red Wings play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday at the Joe. The Wings have gone to overtime in their last four games, including a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers Sunday. Head coach Jeff Blashill said Petr Mrazek will get the start in goal tonight. Blashill also said he hopes to put forward Teemu Pulkkinen back on the ice tonight in an attempt to bolster Detroit's power-play. Last month, the Red Wings were 4-for-37 with the man advantage in 13 games.

Tigers Sign Starting Pitcher Zimmerman

The Tigers introduced free-agent starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann at a press conference Monday. Zimmermann has reportedly signed a five-year deal worth 110-million-dollars. The right-hander said he wanted to sign early and Detroit had him as a number-one target, while other teams had him as a second and third option.

Zimmermann underwent Tommy John surgery in 2009, but has pitched at least 195 innings in each of the last four seasons with Washington. Last year with the Nationals, he was 13-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 33 starts.

College Football

#5 MSU plays #4 Iowa for the Big Ten Championship this Saturday at Indianapolis. Broadcast time is 6:30pm on WBCK.

The 9-and-3 Michigan Wolverines went from 12th to 19th after getting hammered by Ohio State.

Defensive and special teams football players from Michigan State and Michigan have been honored by the Big Ten. Spartans fifth-year senior defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun has been named to the first-team All-Big Ten for the third year in-a-row. Calhoun recorded eight-and-a-half sacks and 39 tackles. Cornerback Jabrill Peppers was named Thompson-Randel El Big Ten Freshman of the year, becoming the fifth Wolverine to earn the honor.

Michigan fifth-year senior quarterback Jake Rudock watched the conclusion of Saturday's loss to Ohio State from the sideline with a shoulder injury. He spent Sunday with his left (non-throwing) arm in a sling. Though, over time, it appears as though Michigan's starting quarterback should be ready to play in the team's bowl game later this winter. ESPN reported on Monday that Rudock "should be healthy enough" to play in whatever bowl the Wolverines ultimately land in. Rudock suffered what Jim Harbaugh described as an AC joint injury after being sacked by Ohio State's Joey Bosa in the second half of Michigan's 42-13 loss to the Buckeyes.