Sports: Wings, Wolverines, Pistons all lose
The Detroit Red Wings dropped their fourth straight in a 1-0 overtime loss in New York to the Rangers Sunday night. Kevin Klein hit the back of the net 1:59 into the extra session to give the Rangers the victory. Jimmy Howard stopped 29-of-30 shots in the loss. Detroit hosts Columbus on Tuesday night. The Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night.
Michigan’s comeback fell just short against Maryland on Sunday afternoon as the Wolverines lost, 6-82. Michigan had to battle back from a double digit deficit in the first half to head to the intermission only trailing 41-36. Junior forward Mark Donnal led the way for the Wolverines with a game-high 25 points and five blocks. Donnal gave the Wolverines a 75-72 lead at the 5:47 mark with an offensive rebound and a layup, but Maryland answered with eight straight points. Four Wolverines joined Donnal in double figures with sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman finishing with 16 points and nine assists, Derrick Walton Jr. had 14, junior guard Zak Irvin chipped in 11 points as Duncan Robinson added 10. U-M returns home for a matchup with the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday.
The eighth-ranked Michigan State Spartans head to Columbus tomorrow to play Ohio State.
Anthony Davis scored 59 points and had 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans' downed the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday. The 59 points set a Pelicans' franchise record and are the most points scored at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 34 points. Detroit is at Cleveland tonight.
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Four inches was the difference as Denny Hamlin edged Martin Truex Jr to win the Daytona 500 by 0.010 seconds in the closest finish in the history of the event. Hamlin was running fourth on the final lap before making his move to earn owner Joe Gibbs his first ring at the Daytona 500 in 23 years.
Two late birdies propelled Bubba Watson on to win the Northern Trust Open. Watson used a final round 3-under 68 to bag his second victory in three years at Riviera. Watson trailed Jason Kokrak by two shots with four holes to play before making birdies on 16 and 17 and a par on 18 for the one shot win. Adam Scott holed a chip on 18 to finish in a tie for second with Kokrak.
The Tigers’ first spring full-squad workout is tomorrow. The first spring game is next Monday versus Florida Southern.