Red Wings

The Wings lost in a shootout, 4-3 in Anaheim.  Detroit had a two-goal lead erased in the third period and rallied to tie it on a goal from Riley Sheahan with just under four minutes remaining.  Pavel Datsyuk had the first score for the Red Wings and netted their only shootout marker.

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Detroit couldn't connect on five overtime shots.  Jimmy Howard made 22 saves in the loss. Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg missed last night's game.  Zetterberg was punched in the head early in the second period in Dallas on Saturday.  Defenseman Kyle Quincey is out with a chronic foot problem and could return this weekend.  The Wings play tonight in Los Angeles, Thursday in San Jose and stop in Nashville on Saturday before heading back to Detroit to play the Rangers on March 4th.


The Pistons will host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Tayshaun Prince is expected to make his return debut against the Cavs. Prince was acquired from the Boston Celtics at last week's trade deadline and was on the bench for Detroit's win over Washington Sunday.  Head coach Stan Van Gundy said he was not going to use the veteran forward against the Wizards because he had not had a chance to practice with the team.

The Pistons have won three of their last four games, while the Cavaliers come into The Palace on a two-game winning streak.

College Basketball

Lake Michigan Community College beat KCC 77-75 in double overtime.   Head Coach Melvin McKnight says the Bruins played very well.  He says they were down one at half and came out playing great defense. Curtis Trigg led KCC with 16.

In women’s basketball, Lake Michigan Community College 73, KCC 68.   Lexi Brautigam had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for the Lady Bruins.

In the MAC…..  WMU is at Ball State.  CMU is at EMU.

MSU hosts Minnesota on Thursday.  They’re 19-8 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten.   Bob Ritsema won a pair of tickets on WBCK!

The Wolverines are back in action on Saturday when they visit 16th-ranked Maryland. Michigan is 14-13 overall and 7-8 in the conference

High School Boys Basketball

Kalamazoo Central 90, Lakeview 42 (L 1-16)

Marshall Academy 57, Will Carleton Academy 41.  Isaac Mead had 14.  Nate Spotts with 11.

Athens 57, Springport 45. Jonah Harris finished with a career-high 27.

Quincy 65, Bronson 35.

Girls Basketball

Kalamazoo Central 55, Lakeview 46.  (L 10-8)

Calhoun Christian beat Coldwater Pansophia, 64-21.  Abby Parks had a career-high 22. points

Will Carleton Academy 36, Marshall Academy 32.

Bellevue 44, Burr Oak 22: Tara Kuiper posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds

High School Boys Basketball Tuesday

Three Rivers is at Lakeview….7:06 on WBCK.

Portage Central at Battle Creek Central.

Parma Western at Harper Creek.

Pennfield at Jackson Northwest.

Calhoun Christian at Litchfield.

Athens at Centreville

Bellevue at Maple Valley

Byron Center Zion Christian at Delton

Kalamazoo Christian at Galesburg-Augusta

Gull Lake at Portage Northern

Homer at Michigan Center

Marshall at Charlotte

Olivet at Lakewood-Lake Odessa

Girls Basketball Tuesday

Battle Creek Central at Portage Central

Lakeview at Three Rivers

Harper Creek at Parma Western

Jackson Northwest at Pennfield
Calhoun Christian at Litchfield

Reading at Athens

Barry County Christian at Bellevue

Bronson at Colon

Delton at Fennville

Galesburg-Augusta at Kalamazoo Christian

Portage Northern at Gull Lake

Charlotte at Marshall

Lake Odessa-Lakewood at Olivet
Concord at Quincy
Homer at Union City


The Climax-Scotts/Martin co-op team heads to the State Wrestling Finals this Friday and Saturday at Kellogg Arena.

NFL Combine

Trae Waynes' 40-yard dash time of 4.31 seconds on Monday at the NFL combine will pay off for him in more ways than one, apparently. In addition to solidifying projections that he'll be the first cornerback selected in the upcoming NFL draft, Michigan State's Waynes will receive a $100,000 bonus from Adidas.

Tigers Spring Training

Shortstop Jose Iglesias showed up in Lakeland over the weekend. Iglesias missed the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins, and says he is now pain free.  He's been cleared to resume baseball related activities, except for running. Iglesias plans to do his sprints on the same anti-gravity treadmill that first baseman Miguel Cabrera will use in his rehab for his surgically repaired foot.  Meanwhile, Cabrera says it’s too soon to tell if he’ll be ready to play by opening day.

The Tigers signed eight players to contracts for the season: right-handed pitchers Buck Farmer, Shane Greene, Bruce Rondon, Chad Smith, Alex Wilson and Josh Zeid, lefthanded pitcher Ian Krol and infielder Nick Castellanos.   The Tigers now have 34 players of the club's 40-man roster under contract for the 2015 season.  The Tigers’ first exhibition game is next Monday, March 2nd, against Florida Southern.

A-Rod Speaks

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez worked out at the team's minor league complex yesterday before speaking with the media for about 8 ½ minutes. The three-time AL MVP is coming off a season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract. Rodriguez said he cringes when he looks at some of the things he did, but he never said why he resumed the use of performance-enhancing drugs, never explained what he did and avoided getting into any specifics.