The Red Wings stopped a 5 game losing streak with wins over two of the best teams in Hockey.  The Wings beat Washington 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday, and then beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Sunday in Pittsburgh.  Nick Jensen scored his third of the season to start the scoring.  Steve Ott had a great game for the Wings, on defense, on face-offs and had an assist and scored in the first.  Detroit scored two quick goals, by Tatar and Vanek, to start the third period to go up 4-1. Petr Mrazek made 24 saves for the win. Henrik Zetterberg scored a tiebreaking goal on Detroit's fifth shootout attempt and then Petr Mrazek stopped Alex Ovechkin, sending the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

The Wings have 21 games left to try to climb into playoff contention.  There are six teams ahead of them, and are 7 points behind Toronto who would have the last spot if the season ended today.   The Red Wings host New Jersey on Tuesday, and then are off for a week.

Men’s College Basketball

Minnesota won its fifth straight, beating Michigan 83-78 in overtime on Sunday night. Derrick Walton Jr. scored 10 of his 16 points in the final five minutes of regulation and D.J. Wilson added 16 points, including the tying 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds to play in regulation, for the Wolverines.  But Michigan missed nine free throws and Walton missed a decent chance from 3 in the closing seconds of overtime to allow the Gophers to escape.

The Golden Gophers are 20-7, 8-6 in the Big Ten.  Michigan is 17-10, 7-7, as both teams fight to get into the NCAA tournament.

With his father, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, sitting a few rows behind him in the stands, Coach Richard Pitino led the Gophers to their first victory over Michigan in 10 games, the latest positive development for a program that has quickly put last year's 2-16 Big Ten season behind it.

Women’s Basketball

Tori Jankoska made five 3-pointers in setting a single-season school record and scored 28 points in leading Michigan State over Number 20 Michigan 86-68 Sunday before a record sellout crowd of 12,707 who watched the in-state rivals in their only meeting this season. The lady Spartans shot 58 percent and made half of their 20 3-point attempts while the Wolverines were 3 of 17 from the arc.

KCC Loses

KCC lost to Jackson Community College 80-58 to fall to 2-22; 1-13 in Conference play.

KCC’ s women’s team also lost to Jackson Community College, 77-66, to fall to 5-20; 2-12 in Conference play.

MSU’s Harris Will Need Knee Surgery

Michigan State starting guard Eron Harris will need season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, ending his college career. Harris, a 6-foot-3 transfer who played his first two seasons at West Virginia, was hurt in the second half of Michigan State's 80-63 loss at Number 16 Purdue on Saturday. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says Harris is expected to make a full recovery and continue pursuing a basketball career when healed.

Coach Izzo will talk about that and MSU’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament on tonight’s Tom Izzo Show….7pm on 95.3 WBCK.


Pelicans center Anthony Davis set an NBA All-Star game record by scoring 52 points as the Western Conference beat the East, 192-182 at New Orleans. Davis topped the previous scoring record of 42 points established by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook hit seven 3-pointers and poured in 41 points in just 19 minutes, while West teammate Kevin Durant had a triple-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the highest-scoring game in NBA history.

The Pistons host the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday.

Cubs Trophy in Kalamazoo

The Chicago Cubs’ Trophy Tour stops in Kalamazoo today.  The first 500 fans at Cityscape Events at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall from 1-2:30 p.m will receive a will have a chance to see the World Series Trophy, and take some photos.  More fans will be accommodated if time permits.

Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon

Police say they arrested a former Lion’s player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off.  Police went to the home on Saturday after being told someone was making alarming statements.  The homeowner told authorities that former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson the Second was acting erratically and tried to get into the house.  Arriving officers say Wilson emerged from a backyard shed and was naked.  Police say Wilson had been shot by a homeowner in June in a similar incident in Portland and was arrested in January when he was found naked outside a residence in Portland.

High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzcher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter.   Dantzscher, three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics champion Jessica Howard and former national team member Jeanette Antolin appeared on "60 Minutes" on Sunday , detailing what they have claimed is sexual abuse by Doctor Larry Nassar.  Nassar's attorneys have denied any wrongdoing by the doctor.

Elliot on the Pole for the Daytona 500

Chase Elliott will be on the pole for next weekend’s Daytona 500.Chase Elliott nipped Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final qualifying lap to win his second straight pole for the Daytona 500.  The rest of the field will be set Thursday in the two qualifying races.


3 days until the first Tiger spring training game in Lakeland Florida.     The Tigers have perfect attendance in this years’ spring camp, and no injuries so far.

Feb. 23: Exhibition game vs. Florida Southern at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.

Feb. 24: Grapefruit League opener vs. Orioles at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.

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