Sports Roundup: Wings’ Howard gives up 6
Alex Ovechkin scored the winning goal with 2:23 left in overtime as the Washington Capitals clipped the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 to earn a split in the home-and-home series.
It was Ovechkin's NHL-leading 39th goal of the season. Gustav Nyquist recorded his first career hat trick and also had an assist for the Wings, who beat the Caps 4-3 in a shootout on Friday in Detroit. That tied it at 4, but the Caps came right back. The Wings tied it up to send it to overtime on a Justin Abdelkader goal. Jimmy Howard allowed all six goals on 28 shots in the setback. The Wings host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Joe Louis Arena.
U of M
Indiana upset the 10th-ranked Michigan Wolverines 63-52 on Sunday at Assembly Hall.
Derrick Walton Jr. netted 13 points and Caris LeVert added 12 for the Wolverines, who had their 10-game winning streak snapped. Yogi Ferrell dropped in a game-high 27 points for the Hoosiers. Michigan is now 16-and-5 and 8-and-1 in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines host Nebraska Wednesday night.
Georgetown beat MSU 64-60 on Saturday. The Spartans host Penn State on Thursday.
The Seattle Seahawks are celebrating their first NFL title after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl 48. Seattle jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Malcolm Smith returned a Peyton Manning interception 69 yards for a score in the second quarter to help Seattle pull away and was named MVP following the game. The Seahawks defense forced Manning into two interceptions and a fumble while Denver turned it over a total of four times. Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a TD. Russell Wilson threw for 206 yards with a pair of touchdown passes.
The Detroit Pistons are in Miami playing the Heat tonight. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The Pistons defeated Philadelphia on Saturday to up their mark to 19-and-27. The Heat topped New York over the weekend to improve to 33-and-13.
Athletes from all over the globe are gathering in Sochi, Russia for the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. Ninety-eight events will take place spanning 15 sport disciplines.
The Opening Ceremony is set for Friday, with competition coming to a close on Sunday, February 23rd. The first events actually begin Thursday, with the team men's and pairs figure skating short programs, women's freestyle skiing moguls, and men's and women's snowboard slope style qualification.
Kevin Stadler carded a three-under 68 in Sunday's final round to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Stadler finished the tournament 16-under-par to earn his first career win on the PGA Tour.
Boys High School Basketball
Lakeview at Harper Creek (make-up from Jan. 24), 7:06pm on WBCK-FM
Holt at B.C. Central
Pennfield at Parchment
Bronson at Union City
Quincy at Coldwater
Maple Valley at Springport
Sturgis at Marshall
Girls’ High School Basketball
Lakeview at Harper Creek
Pennfield at Parchment
Mendon at St. Philip
Barry Co. Christian at Bellevue
Tiger Pitchers and Catchers report…in 11 days. (Feb 14)