Sports: Wings win; Pistons lose
The Red Wings beat the Lightning 2-1 at Joe Louis Arena. Riley Sheahan opened the scoring in the second period for the Wings. Dylan Larkin scored the decisive goal in the third period. Jimmy Howard halted 29 of the 30 shots he faced in the victory. The Wings skate Friday in Toronto.
The Pistons lost to the Pacers, 94-82. Andre Drummond had his second 20-20 game of the season with 25 points and 29 rebounds. Detroit held the Pacers to nine points in the fourth quarter, but could only muster 15 of its own. The Pacers’ Rodney Stuckey scored 23 points against his former team. The Pistons fell to 3-and-1 and begin a six-game western road trip Friday in Phoenix.
Michigan State plays their first basketball game tonight, as they host Northern Michigan in an exhibition game.
NASCAR has suspended Matt Kenseth for the next two races after he intentionally wrecked Joey Logano late in the race at Martinsville Sunday. Logano was leading the race in an effort to wrap up his fourth straight win when Kenseth, who was nine laps down, rode him into the wall. It was payback for when Logano pushed Kenseth out of the way in Kansas City three races ago.
Michigan takes on Rutgers in Ann Arbor this Saturday ….2:30 on Mix 104.9.
#6 Michigan State will be back on the field Saturday at Nebraska. The Huskers lost at Purdue on Saturday to slip to 3-and-6 on the year.
College Football Rankings
Clemson has the top spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The 8-and-0 Tigers headline the rankings despite being fifth in the "USA Today" Top-25 Coaches' Poll. The 7-and-0 LSU Tigers are second, followed by defending national champion Ohio State and 7-and-1 Alabama. If the season ended today, Clemson would clash with Alabama while LSU would meet Ohio State in the national semifinals. Michigan State is 7th in the rankings. The final rankings will be released on December 6th.
KCC lost to KVCC in 3. KCC falls to 4-25, and 1-12 in the conference.
St. Phillip plays Tekonsha in the Class D district final tomorrow at Bellevue.
The Lions don’t play until a week from Sunday against the division-rival Packers in Green Bay.
The NFL trade deadline has come and gone and wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a Lion. There had been speculation they might trade their star wide out with the team in last place at 1-and-7. Johnson said he wanted to stay and win in Detroit.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell says dealing with the Detroit media is like walking into the "Dungeon of Doom." He says there has been an air of negativity since the first day he was hired like he's never seen during his entire coaching career. Caldwell did add that criticism doesn't bother him.
The Tigers parted ways with closer Joe Nathan on Tuesday. Instead of paying Nathan $10 million for next season, they pay him one million dollars. Nathan faced only one batter this year and missed the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan is a now free agent. Nathan signed with the Tigers before the 2014 season. He had 35 saves that year but posted a 4.81 ERA. The injury cost him any chance to rebound in 2015. The Tigers put pitcher Luis Cessa on their roster to replace Nathan. Cessa was acquired from the Mets as part of the Yoenis Cespedes on July 31st. They had to put Cessa on the roster, or risk losing him. The Tigers still have 5 spots open on their 40 man roster.