Sports: Wings, Pistons Play Tonight
The Red Wings face the Islanders tonight in New York. It's the first of a three-game road swing for Detroit, which lost 4-3 to the Ducks on Saturday. The Wings have lost three of their last four games. The Isles' Saturday game against the Flyers was postponed by snow. New York has won three of its last four. The Red Wings have recalled forward Eric Tangradi and defenseman Nick Jensen from Grand Rapids of the AHL while assigning forward Joakim Andersson to the Griffins. Tangradi will take Andersson's place on the Red Wings' roster. Andersson cleared waivers Sunday but remained with the Red Wings. Jensen was recalled in the event Brendan Smith is unable to play against the Islanders.
The Pistons are in Salt Lake City tonight to play the Jazz. Tip-off is 9:00 p.m. It's the last of a four-game road trip for Detroit, which has lost back-to-back games at New Orleans and Denver after a win at Houston. The Pistons are 23-and-21. Utah's game Saturday at Washington was postponed by snow. The Jazz are 19-and-24.
The Denver Broncos are heading to Super Bowl 50. A missed extra point earlier in the game forced New England to go for two in the final seconds, but Bradley Roby intercepted Tom Brady's two-point conversion r to clinch a 20-18 Broncos' win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field. Denver's defense sacked Brady four times and knocked him down another 20 times, with Von Miller recording two-and-a-half sacks and an interception. Brady completed 27-of-56 passes for 310 yards with one touchdown and two picks. Peyton Manning connected with Owen Daniels for two touchdowns as the Broncos' starting quarterback heads to his fourth Super Bowl. Manning didn't turn the ball over for a second consecutive game in the playoffs. Peyton Manning becomes the oldest quarterback ever to make it to the Super Bowl. The previous record holder was his boss, Denver GM John Elway.
The NFC Championship game turned into the Cam Newton show as the Carolina Panthers crushed the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, at Bank of America Stadium. Newton led the Panthers to Super Bowl 50 by throwing for 335 yards and two touchdowns. He added 47 yards and two TDs on the ground. Carolina's defense forced Carson Palmer into six turnovers -- four interceptions and two fumbles lost. The Panthers square off with Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7th at Levi's Stadium.
Lakeview Wins All-City Swim Title
For 25 straight years, the Lakeview Spartans have won the All-City boys' swim title. The Spartans scored 566 points, followed by host Harper Creek with 369 points, and Battle Creek Central with 271 points. Braden Shanks, Scott Carstens, and Blake Little all earned first-place medals for Lakeview.
Coldwater is at Pennfield tonight…7:30 on WBCK.
Harper Creek is at Three Rivers.
Bellevue hosts Marshall Academy.
Union City is at Mendon.
Stockbridge at Olivet.
Harper Creek hosts Kalamazoo Central.
Bellevue hosts Marshall Academy.
St. Philip is at Bronson.
Olivet at Stockbridge.
Michigan State's next game is Thursday at Northwestern. State knocked off number-three Maryland on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Hear the Tom Izzo Show tonight…..following High School Basketball on WBCK.
U-of-M hosts Rutgers Wednesday, following a win in Nebraska over the weekend.
Detroit Lions Donate Water For Crisis In Flint, Michigan
The Detroit Lions have donated bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan, currently dealing with a crisis due to the presence of lead in the water supply. Defensive end Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah traveled to Flint on Friday and led donations of 94,000 bottles of water. Fellow defensive linemen Haloti Ngata, Darryl Tapp, Jason Jones, Gabe Wright and Caraun Reid contributed to the effort. The Lions organization has made an undisclosed contribution to the United Way, specifically to fund the truck delivering water to Flint. Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls, a Flint native, has vowed to go to Flint and help in the weeks ahead.
Lions’ Ngata Hopes to Return
Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is hoping to return to the team next season. The 32-year-old free agent said Friday that he's taking things year-to-year with his body, but is planning to play at least one more season. Ngata and some Lions teammates delivered bottled water in Flint on Friday.
Monday marks 25 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland.