The Wings lost to Toronto 4-0 last night.  Auston Matthews scored early in the first period and Frederik Andersen made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.  Petr Mrazek stopped 24 shots for the Red Wings.  The Red Wings are off for the All-Star Break until January 31st, when they’ll host the New Jersey Devils.

Women’s Basketball

Michigan 80, Northwestern 54.  Head coach Kim Barnes Arico recorded her 100th win.  Kysre Gondrezcik had 22.

Michigan St. 81, Wisconsin 57.  Branndais Agee had 18. Tori Jankoska had 13 and needs just 73 more to reach 2000 for her MSU career, something no Spartan women’s player has done.

Ohio 80, W. Michigan 67

  1. Michigan 81, Bowling Green 74

Men’s College Basketball

The Spartans (12-9, 4-4) have lost three straight and four of five.

Next for the Spartans is Michigan, this Sunday at noon on WBCK.


Roger Federer has rallied to reach the final of the Australian Open, beating Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 in just over three hours.    Federer could play Rafael Nadal in the final, if Nadal wins his quarterfinal match tomorrow.

It will be an all-Williams final with second seed Serena Williams play her 36-year-old sister Venus.  Serena won it the last time they played in the Australian final, eight years ago.

65 Straight Wins

A team from the U-P as won its 65th straight boys’ basketball game.   The North Central Jets need one more win to break e a 59-year-old Michigan mark for consecutive wins.

High School Boys Basketball

This Friday, WBCK will broadcast the Lakeview at Battle Creek Central game.

High School Girls Basketball
Marshall will play in Saturday’s Pioneer Showcase, a four-game girl’s basketball event at East Grand Rapids High School.  The 10-1 Redhawks will face 11-1 Grand Rapids Catholic Central in a rematch of last year’s Class B state quarterfinal game at 4 p.m.  Marshall is ranked No. 5 in Class B and Grand Rapids Catholic Central is ranked No. 4.


The Pistons head to Miami to play the Heat on Saturday.


Politics may be in Carl Edwards' future now that his NASCAR driving days are over.  Edwards told The Associated Press that he would consider a challenge to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill next year, although he added that he has no plans at the moment to enter the race. His comments come two weeks after he ended his racing career.

Musburger Leaves Broadcasting

Brent Musburger is ending his sportscasting career at ESPN to get in the sports handicapping business.  The 77-year old will bow out after calling the Jan. 31 basketball game between Kentucky and Georgia.  Musburger came to prominence as part of CBS's NFL Today program in the 1980's before he was let go by the network in what was considered a salary dump.

Gym Doc’s License Suspended

The state has suspended the medical license of a doctor accused of sexually abusing gymnasts and other athletes during medical treatments. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced yesterday that it served an order Tuesday to immediately suspend Dr. Larry Nassar's license to practice as an osteopathic physician.


Former Tiger Austin Jackson has accepted a minor league contract with the Indians after missing most of last season due to surgery on his right shoulder.  He broke into the majors with the 2010 Tigers.

Only 18 days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland Florida.