Sports: Red Wings Win 5-3; Pistons Lose; Series to game 7
The Red Wings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3 on Tuesday night at Little Caesar’s Arena. The Coyotes had played an overtime game the night before, and the Red Wings applied the pressure early, with Luke Glendening and Gustav Nyquist scoring scoring in the first three minutes. Anthony Mantha scored his team-leading fifth goal. Dylan Larkin added a goal and an assist. Darren Helm had an empty netter. The Red Wings start a long road trip on Thursday in Ottawa, and then head to Edmonton on Sunday, stopping in Vancouver and Calgary next week.
The Pistons lost to the Lakers last night, 113-93. Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each had 18 points for the Pistons, who had won their previous three games against the Lakers, and were coming off wins over the Clippers and Warriors. Andre Drummond had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Julius Randle scored 17 points; Lonzo Ball added 13 for the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 13 against his old team. Coach Stan Van Gundy called it “a humbling experience”. He said the Lakers absolutely dominated the full 48 minutes, winning all four quarters. The Pistons are home at Little Caesar’s Arena to play Milwaukee on Friday, and the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
The World Series is tied at three games apiece after the Dodgers beat Justin Verlander in a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros. The Dodgers’ bullpen worked 4 1/3 shutout innings after George Springer homered in the third inning off Dodgers starter Rich Hill. Verlander was breezing along until the sixth, when L-A scratched out two runs. Austin Barnes singled, and Verlander hit Chase Utley with a pitch, before Chris Taylor doubled. Corey Seager lifted a tiebreaking sacrifice fly. Verlander went six innings, giving up two runs on three hits and he struck out 9 in a losing effort. Game 7 is tonight in Los Angeles. Yu Darvish will start for the Dodgers. Lance McCullers, Jr. for the Astros.
Volleyball District play continues today for several area teams.
Lakeview will play Loy Norrix.
Pennfield travels to play Comstock. Marshall will play Olivet at Comstock.
Gull Lake will host Coldwater.
Climax-Scotts takes on Martin.
Bronson is on the road against Centreville.
Athens hosts Battle Creek Calhoun Christian .
St. Philip plays Marshall Academy.
The 7th ranked Coldwater’s boys’ soccer team is in the final four and will face eighth-ranked Holland tonight in the Division 2 State Semi-final at Portage Northern High School.
The Lions are on the road to play the Packers in Green Bay next Monday night. The Detroit Lions have signed guard Don Barclay and waived tackle Dan Skipper. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they have released tackle Storm Norton from the practice squad. Barclay played previously with Green Bay, making one start for the Packers last season. Skipper made his pro debut with Detroit in Sunday night’s 20-15 loss to Pittsburgh.
College Playoff Rankings
Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. Oklahoma, Ohio State and Penn State were the next three in the selection committee’s initial top 25. Wisconsin was ranked No. 9 and Michigan State No. 24. The final rankings that will determine the participants in the College Football Playoff semifinals come out Dec. 3.
The WMU Broncos host CMU tonight at Waldo Stadium.
This Saturday, MSU hosts #7 Penn State. Broadcast time is 10:30am on 95.3 WBCK. Be listening for your chance to win tickets. Hear the Coach Mark Dantonio Show on Thursday night at 7pm on 95.3 WBCK.
Michigan hosts Minnesota on Saturday night. Hear the game at 6:30pm on 104.9 the Edge. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says quarterback Brandon Peters will likely make the start. Peters led the Wolverines to a 35-14 win over Rutgers on Saturday. Harbaugh isn’t picking his starter, but says there’s a “51 percent,” chance the redshirt freshman makes his first start against the Golden Gophers this weekend. Peters replaced fifth-year senior John O’Korn against the Scarlet Knights.
High School Football Playoffs
Harper Creek will host Stevensville-Lakeshore Friday, and we’ll have it for you on 95.3 WBCK.
Climax-Scotts will play Pittsford in the next round. Pittsford beat the Panthers 28-14 in the regular season.
Bellevue will host Lawrence in round 2.
Delton-Kellogg plays at Watervliet this weekend.
Maple Valley is still alive and plays at Saugatuck.
The MSU Spartan basketball team will host Hillsdale College on Friday. Amy Withers called in and won a pair of tickets.
The KCC Volleyball team plays in a Regional tournament Thursday against Glenn Oaks Community College.