Sports: Wings, Spartans Win
The Red Wings beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 last night at Joe Louis Arena last night. The Wings scored 4 unanswered goals to build a 4-1 lead, and hung on for the win. Stephen Weiss, who was just recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins, scored twice. The Wings also got power play goals from Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist. Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots on goal. Although he took part in the morning skate, Pavel Datsyuk missed last night's game and continues to be listed as day-to-day with a groin injury. Detroit hosts the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow night.
20th-ranked Michigan State Spartans beat the Santa Clara Broncos, 79-52, in a non-bracketed game of the Orlando Classic last night. Travis Trice made five 3-pointers en route to 19 points. Marvin Clark Jr. started for Branden Dawson, who was down with the flu, and added 15 points and four blocks for the Spartans in a balanced attack. MSU plays Rider on Thursday night in Kissimmee Florida.
No. 19 Michigan beat Oregon, 70-63, in the Progressive Legends Classic Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Zak Irvin led Michigan with 19. Caris LeVert tallied 18 points, going just 3-of-13 from the floor, but made 11 of his 13 from the foul line. The Wolverines play No. 12 Villanova in the final tonight.
WMU lost at San Diego 77-70 in the Wooden Legacy Tournament. David Brown scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and grabbed three steals but WMU drops to 3-1 on the season. The Broncos play Long Beach State on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Monday Night Football
Justin Forsett ran for a career-best 182 yards and two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens handled the New Orleans Saints 34-27 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last night. Joe Flacco went 18-of-24 passing for 243 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens, who improved to 7-and-4 in a tight AFC North. Drew Brees threw for 420 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the loss.
The Buffalo Bills beat the Jets 38-3 at Ford Field.
Mallett out for Season
Houston Texans and former Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett is reportedly out for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The "Houston Chronicle" reports the injury will require surgery. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to return under center for Houston. He was 4-and-5 through the first nine games
The Pistons visit the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. The last place Pistons have lost 4 straight and are 3-10 on the season.
Red Sox Big Signings
The Boston Red Sox are making a big splash in the free agent market. ESPN reports the Sox have agreed with free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez on a four-year, 88-million-dollar deal that includes a vesting option for a fifth year worth 22-million. "Han-Ram" hit .283 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boston also reportedly reached an agreement with third baseman Pablo Sandoval worth close to 100-million-dollars over five years.
"Kung Fu Panda" batted .279 with 16 homers and 73 RBI in 157 games for the World Series champion Giants. Sandoval spent his first seven seasons in San Francisco.
Hall of Fame Nominees
The 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes 17 new additions, including Cy Young Award winning pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz.
Also new to the ballot for 2015 are sluggers Gary Sheffield and Carlos Delgado and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra.
The Lions host the Bears on Thanksgiving.
Michigan State visits Penn State on Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road on Saturday.
Athlete of the Week
Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week! We want to salute local kids who are working hard both on and off the field, and it’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award. The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.