Red Wings

The Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout at the Joe. The Wings built a 3-1 lead on goals by Tatar, Miller and Abdelkader. After the Sabres took a 4-3 lead, Justin Abdelkader scored again to send it into overtime. Nobody scored in the 3 on 3, but in the shootout, Brad Richards found the net and Petr Mrazek turned away the Buffalo shots.

Detroit had managed to get points in eight straight games, five of them in overtime.

The Red Wings host Arizona on Thursday night.

College Basketball

The Michigan Wolverines beat N.C. State 66-59 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Caris LeVert led Michigan with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. He also was 6 for 6 on free throws in the final minute. Duncan Robinson had 17.   Derrick Walton left with an ankle injury, but it isn't believed to be a long-term issue.

It’s Tom Izzo versus Rick Petino tonight as #3MSU hosts 24th ranked Louisville tonight at the Breslin Center in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Broadcast time is 6:15 on WBCK.

Saturday morning, the Spartans host Binghamton at 11am.

U of M AD Job Up for Grabs

Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett does not want the job permanently and the school has hired a search firm to find a replacement. That’s the word from an Associated Press source. Hackett was hired a little over a year ago to replace Dave Brandon and will be remembered as the AD who brought Jim Harbaugh back to Michigan.

Pistons

The Pistons host Phoenix tonight, the second game of a four-game homestand.

The NBA is fining Pistons guard Reggie Jackson 25-thousand-dollars. The penalty is a result of inappropriate language directed at a fan during the team's loss to the Thunder on Friday in Oklahoma City. Jackson was traded away from OKC last season after saying he wanted to be a starter.

Philly Finally Wins

The Philadelphia 76ers have snapped the longest losing streak in NBA history. The Sixers ended their 28-game skid with a 103-91 win over the Lakers Tuesday night. Philadelphia came into the game tied for the worst start to a season in league history at 0-and-18.

Lions

The 4-7 Lions play the 7-4 Packers tomorrow at Ford Field.  Broadcast time is 7:15 on WBCK.

College Football

The second-to-last College Football Playoff Rankings are out. Michigan State is holding firm at number-five after beating Penn State on Saturday, while Michigan fell five spots to 15 after losing to Ohio State. Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa remain the top-four.

The 11-1 Spartans hit the practice field Tuesday afternoon as they prepare to take on the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship game Saturday in Indianapolis.

Broadcast time is 6:30pm on WBCK.

Red Sox Pay Price

The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million. That's according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The southpaw went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA in 2015, striking out 225, while splitting time between Detroit and Toronto last season.

Tiger Woods Status

Tiger Woods says he has no idea when his surgically repaired back will heal, or when he'll be able to play golf again. The former world No. 1-ranked golfer has had three procedures on his back in the last 19 months and has not played competitively since last August.