Sports: Wings, Pistons win
The Red Wings beat New Jersey 1-0. Petr Mrazek stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season for Detroit. Dylan Larkin scored the lone goal of the game in the first period. The Wings return to action Thursday night when they visit the Sharks.
The Pistons beat the Magic 115-89 at the Palace. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led seven players in double figures with 21 points. Andre Drummond posted 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who have won two of three. Brandon Jennings chipped in with 17 points and six assists off the bench in the win. The Pistons (19-16) are back in action tomorrow night when they visit the Celtics.
Former Spartan Draymond Green became the second player in Warriors franchise history to post three straight triple-doubles and Golden State rolled to its 35th straight regular-season home win, 111-101 over the Charlotte Hornets.
High School Basketball
St. Philip beat Athens 55-40 last night in a game heard on WBCK. Ben Swagler had a game-high 22 points for St. Philip. Drew Lantinga had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Bellevue 50, Jackson Christian 38. Wyatt Waterbury with 15 for the Broncos. Dawson Morgan had 13 with 9 rebounds.
Tonight, Holt visits Battle Creek Central…..7:30pm on WBCK.
Battle Creek Central 47, Lansing Sexton 29. England Bennett led the Bearcats with 11.
In the Mac….
WMU hosts Kent State tonight.
Michigan State dropped to #5 in the nation after losing to Iowa last week. The Spartans are back home on Thursday to play Illinois. MSU likely will play its fourth straight game without leading scorer, rebounder and assist man Denzel Valentine. Valentine’s knee could be good enough for a return Sunday at Penn State.
Michigan basketball hits the road Thursday for a Big Ten Conference game at 14th-ranked Purdue.
Lions GM Search
The search for the Lions new general manager is now underway. Reports say the team will talk with Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Patriots director of pro scouting Bob Quinn. Detroit interim GM Sheldon White is also expected to be interviewed for the position this week.
The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation's second-largest market after a 21-year absence. NFL owners will meet in Houston next week and are expected to vote on whether to allow any of the teams to move. A team wanting to move needs 24 of 32 votes.
Wild Card Weekend starts on Saturday with the Texans hosting the Chiefs. The Bengals are home against the Steelers.
On Sunday, the Vikings host the Seahawks and the Redskins are home against the Packers.