Sports Roundup: Wings Win 3-1
The Red Wings beat the Florida Panthers 3-1. Gustav Nyquist scored the go-ahead goal in the second period. Nyquist has nine goals in his last nine games. Brian Lashoff and Daniel Alfredsson also scored and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves as the Red Wings ended a four-game road losing streak. The Wings are at Tampa Bay to play the Lightning on Saturday, their last game for 18 days due to the Olympic break.
The MSU Spartans beat Penn State 82-67. Adrien Payne was back in the lineup, but Keith Appling, who has been dealing with a wrist problem, sat out the game for the first time in his college career. Kenny Kaminski scored a career-high 19 points for the Spartans. MSU plays at Wisconsin on Sunday. Michigan plays at Iowa on Saturday….1:30pm on Sports 930 the Score.
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick will be the U.S. flag bearer at today's Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The 37-year-old is set to become the first American to compete in six Winter Games. Actual competition began before today's opening ceremonies at the Sochi Games, and the U.S. is playing catch-up in team figure skating. The U.S. is sitting seventh out of 10 teams with only the top five countries advancing to the free skate competition. U.S. Olympians will have to make do without the team's official yogurt - depriving them of a source of protein and potentially disturbing their daily routines as they prepare for the biggest competition of their lives. Some 5,000 cups of Greek yogurt from Team USA sponsor Chobani isn't getting to Sochi because of a customs dispute with Russia.
The Detroit Pistons host Brooklyn tonight and Denver on Saturday night.
Climax-Scotts 53 Colon 19 Sydney Macomber had 13 points.
Athens goes to 13-3 after beating winless Quincy 59-18. Ally Fuller had 15 points.
Springport 59, Homer 58
Concord 62, Union City 38
Litchfield vs. Tekonsha (Tekonsha 0-9)
Harper Creek is at Battle Creek Central tonight in a rematch of two of the top area teams. The Bearcats beat the Beavers 59-38 in their first meeting of the season. Harper Creek has added two new players on the team since then. Hear the game at 7:06 on WBCK!
Lakeview vs. Marshall (Lakeview 6-7, Marshall 4-9)
Schoolcraft vs. Pennfield (Pennfield 9-5)
St. Philip vs. Bellevue (St. Philip 11-0, Bellevue 5-5)
Quincy vs. Athens (Quincy 9-3, Athens 4-7)
Bronson vs. Centreville (Bronson 0-10)
Climax-Scotts vs. Colon (Climax-Scotts 6-4)
Delton vs. Parchment (Delton 5-5)
Olivet vs. Galesburg-Augusta (Olivet 2-10, Galesburg-Augusta 4-7)
Gull Lake vs. Loy Norrix (Gull Lake 9-4)
Homer vs. Springport (Homer 10-0)
Kalamazoo Christian vs. Maple Valley (Maple Valley 9-3)
Tekonsha vs. Litchfield (Tekonsha 2-8)
Union City vs. Concord (Union City 6-6)
Harper Creek vs. Battle Creek Central (Harper Creek 8-5, BC Central 4-10)
Lakeview vs. Marshall (Lakeview 9-5, Marshall 12-2)
Schoolcraft vs. Pennfield (Pennfield 8-6)
St. Philip vs. Bellevue (St. Philip 7-6, Bellevue 5-5)
Bronson vs. Centreville (Bronson 5-7)
Delton vs. Parchment (Delton 4-9)
Olivet vs. Galesburg-Augusta (Olivet 12-1, Galesburg-Augusta 8-4)
Gull Lake vs. Loy Norrix (Gull Lake 11-1)
Kalamazoo Christian vs. Maple Valley (Maple Valley 2-12)
Andrew Loupe fired an 8-under 63 on Thursday and took a 2-shot lead to the clubhouse with the first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am suspended due to darkness.
Legendary New York Mets announcer and Hall of Famer slugger Ralph Kiner has died at the age of 91. Kiner covered the Mets from the organization's inception in 1962. As a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1946 thru 1953, Kiner was known as a fierce slugger and is one of only seven players all-time to have four, 30 home-run, 100-rbi seasons in their first five years.
Tiger Pitchers and Catchers report in 6 days, while the full squad will report February 17th. The Tigers open Grapefruit League play against Atlanta on February 26th.