Sports: Rams final game in St. Louis?
Thursday Night Football
The Rams came out on top in what could be their final game in St. Louis. Case Keenum threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Rams to a 31-23 victory over the Buccaneers on "Thursday Night Football". It was the final home game of the year for the 6-and-8 Rams, who are a candidate to relocate to Los Angeles as early as next year. Todd Gurley eclipsed the thousand-yard mark on a three-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
The Lions play the Saints in New Orleans Monday. Lions wide receiver Lance Moore was a full participant in practice Thursday after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. Moore is expected to return to the lineup for Monday night's matchup against his former team the Saints in New Orleans. This season Moore has caught 27 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, offensive tackle Michael Ola and safety Glover Quinn were all limited in drills, while receiver Calvin Johnson did not take part in practice.
The Pistons open a three-game road trip with a stop in Chicago tonight to tip off against the Bulls. Detroit has won three of its last five games, while Chicago has won four straight. Thursday, the team confirmed point guard Brandon Jennings will suit up for the Grand Rapids Drive tomorrow as they host the Iowa Energy. The game will be the first for Jennings, who has been sidelined since tearing his Achilles tendon in January.
The Red Wings will continue their four-game home stand tonight when they host the Vancouver Canucks at Joe Louis Arena. The Wings are expected to recall a player from Grand Rapids when the Griffins take a six-day Christmas break following a game against Texas tomorrow. Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill said the player called up will depend on the needs of the team. Detroit's 13-game streak of earning at least one point came to an end Monday with a 2-1 regulation loss to Buffalo.
U of M, 8-3 on the season, hosts Youngstown State tomorrow.
#1 MSU will head to Boston to play Northeastern tomorrow.
LeBron Plows into Golfer’s Wife at Game
The wife of PGA golfer Jason Day was injured during Thursday night's game between the Thunder and Cavaliers in Cleveland. Ellie Day was wheeled out on a stretcher after she was accidently barreled over in her courtside seat by Cavaliers star LeBron James. Day is OK, but will remain hospitalized overnight for observation.
The top-ranked running back in the 2016 class, Kareem Walker, committed to the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday afternoon. A four-star back from De Paul Catholic High School, Walker is the fourth player from the state of New Jersey to join Michigan's '2016 class. The Wolverines are still pursuing five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary, another New Jersey native and the country's top-ranked prospect. Ahmir Mitchell is signee No. 1 for Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 206-pound four-star wide receiver from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey signed his scholarship papers Thursday, and is now officially a member of Michigan's 2016 recruiting class. Walker and four-star linebacker Devin Bush , who both committed this week, will be early enrollees. As will four-star quarterback Brandon Peters and three-star running back Kingston Davis. Michigan is getting ready for the Citrus bowl on New Years day against Florida.
Sports Illustrated failed to properly identify Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio on the cover of its 2015 College Football Playoff special preview issue this week, referring to him as "Mike" Dantonio. Spartans quarterback Connor Cook graces the cover of the popular national magazine with the phrase "The Case For Michigan State." A smaller headline beneath reads: "How Mike Dantonio Rebuilt The Spartans" as promotion for an article written by Michael Rosenberg. Rosenberg issued an apology through his Twitter account for the magazine's mistake and said Dantonio's name is correct in the story. The 3rd-ranked Spartans will take on 2nd-ranked Alabama in the Cotton Bowl December 31st.
Boys High School Basketball
Colon beat St. Philip 53-50. Dane Wilson had 22 points for the Magi.
Homer 55, Quincy 52.
Hastings 59, Battle Creek Central 29.
Bronson 79, New Buffalo 41.
Both Boys and Girls…..
Charlotte at Harper Creek
Union City at Athens
Climax-Scotts at Bellevue
Lakewood at Olivet
Marshall Academy at Rudolf Steiner
Calhoun Christian at Will Carleton
Galesburg-Augusta at Delton Kellogg
North Adams-Jerome at Tekonsha
Marshall at Pennfield…..broadcast time is 7:30 on WBCK.
Girls Basketball Tonight
St. Philip at Colon
The Rink Re-Opens
The Battle Creek Bruins JV Gold squad Hockey Team will host Chelsea tonight at the Rink. Battle Creek’s facility has been shut down since August because of a major Freon leak. The Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association and the Battle Creek Community Foundation stepped up and paid $388,000 for the installation of a new system. Admission is free for tonight’s game and following the game there will be an hour-long open skate available to the public.