Red Wings
The Red Wings came from behind to beat the Jets in Winnipeg 4-3.  They got behind early, but tied it at 2 on goals by Tomas Tatar and Johan Franzen.  In the third, the Wings tied it up and went ahead to stay on goals by Justin Abdelkader and Tomas Tatar. Petr Mrazek stopped 28 of the 31 shots he faced. Detroit heads back to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Saturday night before returning home to play Ottawa on Monday.

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Wings Lose Nostrasil to the Canes

The cost of Stephen Weiss just went up for the Red Wings. To make room for the often-injured forward, they had to wave promising young forward Andrej Nostrasil, and the Hurricanes snapped him up on Thursday.  The Wings feel they still have enough depth at the position in Grand Rapids, in the event of an injury.

Thursday Night Football

The Raiders have ended their 16-game losing streak by beating the division rival Chiefs 24-20.  The Raiders are now 1-10.

Volleyball

The Harper Creek volleyball team lost to Lake Odessa Lakewood in the State Semi-Finals Thursday at Kellogg Arena, 3-1.  They finish the season 55-9-2.   #3 St. Philip plays Waterford Our Lady in today’s state semifinal, beginning at 2 p.m at Kellogg Arena.

MSU Hockey

Goaltender Jake Hildebrand's 34-save performance helped the Michigan State hockey team defeat Ohio State, 3-1, in the Big Ten season opener on Thursday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
College Basketball

Hope beat KCC 80-63 as the Bruins fall to 0-5.   KCC only hit one of 15 from 3-point range.  Number-24 Michigan topped Detroit Mercy 71-62 last night at the Crisler Center.  Caris LeVert led the Wolverines with 21 points, Zak Irvin had 18 and Derrik Walton junior added 16.  The Titans were paced by Juwan Howard junior, the son of a member of Michigan's "Fab Five". 

U of M is now 3-0 on the season and will tip off against Oregon in Brooklyn, New York on Monday.

Michigan State will host Loyola Chicago tonight at the Breslin Center.  Broadcast time is 6pm on WBCK.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons visit the Atlanta Hawks tonight.

College Football

Michigan hosts Maryland this Saturday.  Its senior day, and the Wolverines need another win to become bowl-eligible.  Hear the game at 2:30 Saturday on Mix 104.9 WBXX.

MSU hosts Rutgers this Saturday.  Broadcast time is 6:30 tomorrow on WBCK.

Lions

The Detroit Lions go from the desert to the cold this week as they face the New England Patriots Sunday in snowy Foxboro. The Patriots are riding a six-game winning streak that has them in first place in the AFC East at 8-and-2. Detroit is now tied with Green Bay atop the NFC North at 7-and-3.  Broadcast time is Sunday at noon on WBCK.

Bills to play in Detroit

The Bills will host the Jets at Ford Field at 7 p.m. Monday, after over five feet of snow blanketed Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo. The game had been scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.  The Bills, who have not been able to practice this week, will work out at the Lions facility today and tomorrow and will have their walkthrough on Sunday.   This marks the second time Ford Field has hosted another NFL game that didn't involve the Lions.  The Minnesota Vikings played the New York Giants in Detroit in 2010 after the weight of snow caused the roof of the Metrodome to collapse.      

Tigers Roster at 40 after three moves

The Detroit Tigers have put another arm in the bullpen as they claimed right handed reliever Josh Zeid off waivers from the Astros yesterday.  The hard-throwing Zeid underwent season-ending surgery on his feet in mid-summer and should be ready for Spring Training. To make room on the roster, Detroit designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.  Zeid pitched for Manager Brad Ausmus on Team Israel in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

The Tigers added two minor-leaguers to fill their 40-man roster.  Right handed pitcher Angel Nesbitt and infielder Dixon Machado bring the total to 40.  Both players had break-out seasons in the minors and are on the roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.  Who’s not protected?   Tigers’ pitching prospect Edgar DeLaRosa could be drafted.  Top prospect Endrys Briceno is recovering from Tommy John surgery but could be taken by another team.  And veteran reliever Joel Hanrahan could also be chosen in the Rule 5 draft.  He’s trying to come back from surgery too, and could be drafted too.

Highest Paid College Football Coaches

USA Today has revealed the salaries for every FBS head football coach, and it comes as little surprise that Alabama’s Nick Saban tops the list. Saban has led the Crimson Tide to incredible success during his eight years at the helm, including three national championships. MSU Coach Mark Dantonio is second on the list.

1. Nick Saban Alabama          $7,160,187

2. Mark Dantonio        Michigan State            $5,636,135

3. Bob Stoops             Oklahoma        $5,058,333

4. Kevin Sumlin          Texas A&M    $5,006,000

5. Charlie Strong         Texas   $5,000,270

6. Urban Meyer           Ohio State       $4,536,640

7. Les Miles     LSU    $4,369,582

8. James Franklin        Penn State       $4,300,000

9. Kirk Ferentz            Iowa    $4,075,000

10. Steve Spurrier       South Carolina            $4,016,900