The Wings lost 4-1 to Vancouver on Sunday night in Detroit.  Anthony Mantha scored the only goal for the Red Wings, tying it at 1 late in the first.  In the second period, the Canucks scored three times while outshooting the Red Wings 18-6 to close out the scoring to win 4-1. Sven Baertschi scored twice for the Canucks. Detroit has lost four in a row.   They head to Buffalo for their next game on Tuesday night.

High School Playoffs

High School Football playoffs were announced Sunday night by the MHSAA.  Ten area schools are in, including two from Battle Creek.

Coldwater (6-3) at Harper Creek (9-0)

St. Philip (5-4) at Flint International Academy (7-2)

Lansing Catholic (7-2) at Olivet (8-1)

Delton-Kellogg  (5-4) at Parchment (6-3)

Athens (5-4) at Pittsford (8-1)

Fulton (5-4) at Climax-Scotts (7-2)

Webberville (5-4) at Bellevue (8-1)

Homer (6-3) at Cassopolis (8-1)

Union City (7-2) at Reading (7-2)

Maple Valley (5-4) at Hartford (6-3)

See the complete schedule and the second round match-ups.

Pistons

The Pistons are 2-1and host the 76ers tonight at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit.  The Timberwolves come in on Wednesday.

Baseball Playoffs

The World Series gets underway tomorrow night in Los Angeles.  Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw goes against Dallas Kuechel of the Astros in a battle of lefties.  Justin Verlander will start game 2, against Dodger left-hander Rich Hill.

Astros bench coach Alex Cora will leave Houston after the World Series and become the new manager of the Boston Red Sox.

NFL

The New England Patriots won a rematch of Super Bowl 51, 23-7 over the Atlanta Falcons in the fog Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.  The Patriots scored the first 23 points of the game.

A little-known defensive back from Lake Orion, Michigan was pressed into service as the Cowboys’ emergency kicker.   Jeff Heath, signed by Dallas four years ago as an undrafted free agent from Saginaw Valley State, made two of three extra points in the Cowboys’ 40-10 win after kicker Dan Bailey went down with a right groin injury in the second half.

New Orleans Saints rallied to beat the Packers 26-17 at Green Bay.  Brett Hundley finished 12 of 25 for 87 yards in his first start for the 4-3 Packers.

Lions

The Lions season resumes next Sunday at home against Pittsburgh.  The Lions did not play this past weekend.

Super Bowl-Timberlake

The NFL has confirmed that Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show at Minneapolis next Feb. 4.  This will be Timberlake's third appearance on the Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, more than any individual entertainer.

NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. won at Kansas Speedway, just after learning that crew member Jim Watson had died of a heart attack on Saturday night.

Truex overcame a restart violation and a loose tire early on to win for the seventh time this season. Kurt Busch finished second

College Football

Notre Dame made the top 10 of the AP college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at Number 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years.  The second loss in three weeks for Michigan dropped the Wolverines out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since Jim Harbaugh's first season as coach of his alma mater.  The first eight teams in the latest Top 25 were unchanged.  Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 team, followed by Penn St., Georgia, TCU and Wisconsin. Ohio State checks in at No. 6, ahead of Clemson and Miami. Oklahoma is just behind Notre Dame at No. 10.

Volleyball

The KCC Volleyball team ends the regular season on Tuesday at Ancilla College.