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Sports: Red Wings Lose 3-1; Big Football Weekend on Tap

Detroit Red Wings v Ottawa Senators
(Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Red Wings started their four-game Canadian road trip with a 3-1 loss Thursday night in Ottawa.  The Senators took a 2-0 lead midway through the second period when Alex Burrows had a power-play goal.  Mark Stone, who also scored a goal, fed Burrows with a perfect pass through the middle to beat Jimmy Howard stick-side.  Howard made 27 saves. Detroit cut it to 2-1 on Mantha’s power-play goal with 3:23 left. The Senators sealed it with an empty-net goal. The Wings head to Edmonton on Sunday and have stops in Vancouver and Calgary next week.

High School Football Playoffs

Undefeated Harper Creek will host 9-1 Stevensville-Lakeshore Friday, and we’ll have it for you on 95.3 WBCK.

Climax-Scotts will play Pittsford.  Pittsford beat the Panthers 28-14 in the regular season.

9-1 Bellevue will host 5-5 Lawrence.

6-4 Delton-Kellogg plays at 10-0 Watervliet.

Maple Valley plays at Saugatuck.

Pistons

The Pistons are home at Little Caesar’s Arena to play Milwaukee on Friday, and the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

College Hockey

Michigan 7, Ferris State 2.  Tonight, Ferris State plays at Michigan, Denver visits Western Michigan and Michigan State is at Minnesota.

Volleyball Districts

Marshall beat Pennfield, 3-1.

Camden-Frontier beat Litchfield, 3-0.

Bronson beat Mendon in 3.

On Saturday, Lakeview takes on Gull Lake…11am at Gull Lake.

College Volleyball

The KCC Volleyball team started post-season play with a win over Glen Oaks in three on Thursday.   The Bruins play Sinclair Community College today at 4pm in the double elimination match at St. Clair County Community College.

Thursday Night Football

The New York Jets beat Buffalo, 34-21.  The Jets’ defense sacked Buffalo’s quarterback seven times.

Lions

The Lions are on the road to play the Packers in Green Bay Monday night.

NFL QB Injuries

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore a knee ligament in practice and is done for the season.  Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, still trying to come back from January shoulder surgery, has been placed on injured reserve.

College Football

Eastern Michigan beat Ball State 56-14 Thursday night for its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season.

This Saturday, MSU hosts #7 Penn State. Broadcast time is 10:30am on 95.3 WBCK.

Michigan hosts Minnesota on Saturday night.  Hear the game at 6:30pm on 104.9 the Edge.

College Basketball

The MSU Spartan basketball team will host Hillsdale College in an exhibition game tonight.  Grand Valley plays at Michigan.

Tigers Moves

The Detroit Tigers are adding Chris Bosio as their pitching coach under new manager Ron Gardenhire.  Bosio was fired by the Cubs two weeks ago.  The Tigers are keeping Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach and adding Phil Clark as an assistant hitting coach.   Dave Clark is staying on as third base coach and former Tiger Ramon Santiago becomes the first base coach.  Rick Anderson will be the team’s bullpen coach, Steve Liddle the bench coach and Joe Vavra a quality control coach.

Seattle claimed utility man Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit. Romine appeared in 124 games last season for the Tigers. Most of his time was spent in the infield.

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