Sports: Westbook MVP at NBA All-Star Game
Russell Westbrook scored 41 points helping the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference, 163-158, in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game from Madison Square Garden.
Westbrook won MVP as he just missed out on Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star Game record of 42 points. The West has won the exhibition game four of the past five years. LeBron James posted a team-high 30 points with seven assists in the defeat.
The Detroit Pistons still have a few days off. They'll be back in action Friday at the Palace against the Chicago Bulls. Detroit is 21-and-33 on the season.
The Detroit Red Wings play host to the Montreal Canadians tonight at The Joe. Detroit has lost its last two games, most recently a 5-to-4 shootout loss to Winnipeg, after going 9-and-1 in their previous ten games. The Wings are four points behind the Canadiens for first place in the Atlantic Division. Montreal has won four of its past five games.
West Michigan Wolves
The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team beat Chicago, 5-3 and 5-1 over the weekend at the Rink. Steven Rhodes of Lake Orion, had two goals on Saturday. Chase Stanford stopped all but one of the 34 shots he faced in goal. The Wolves have 4 games left on the regular season schedule and then head to the playoffs.
Michigan hosts MSU on Tuesday night at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. The Spartans got the best of Michigan on February 1st with a 10-point overtime win. Michigan State is 17-and-8 on the year and 8-and-4 in the Big Ten, while Michigan is 13-and-12 and 6-and-7. Tip-off is at 9:00 p.m. Broadcast at 8pm on WBCK.
The Detroit Lions continue their preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Combine begins tomorrow at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. Kickers, offensive lineman and tight ends arrive tomorrow. On-field workouts start on Friday. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs show up Wednesday.
Matt Kenseth Wins the Sprint Unlimited Race
Matt Kenseth won the 75-lap Sprint Unlimited exhibition race. On the last lap, Matt blocked Martin Truex Jr. and crossed the finish line, beating him by .219 seconds.
Jeff Gordon will go into his final full-time NASCAR season in the front of the pack at the Daytona 500. Gordon won the pole for "The Great American Race" during group qualifying on Sunday. The three-time winner of the Daytona 500 will start alongside teammate Jimmie Johnson in the front row. Gordon said last month the upcoming year will be the final full-time season of his illustrious career. The remaining 41 positions for next Sunday's race will be determined during the Daytona Duels on Thursday.
Brandt Snedeker fired his third straight 67 in Sunday's final round and he rolled to a 3-shot win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Lee Janzen edged Bart Bryant in a playoff to win the Champions Tour Ace Group Classic.
The Detroit Tigers open spring training this week in Florida with several key players returning from injuries, uncertainty regarding Justin Verlander, a retooled starting rotation and a bullpen. The Tigers have lost pitcher Max Scherzer to free agency, and have traded Rick Porcello to the Red Sox for Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Slugger Miguel Cabrera had surgery in the off-season, and DH Victor Martinez is coming off knee surgery last week.
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan is getting ready for another season of big league baseball. Nathan has been putting in some of his best conditioning work of recent years as he prepares for the 2015 season. He says he still has something to prove. That includes improving on last season's 4.81 ERA and getting a shot at a World Series ring with the Tigers.
Tigers Spring Training
Just 4 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.