1.13.17:  Red Wings lost to Dallas, Pistons fall to Warriors 




DALLAS (AP) — Defensemen John Klingberg and Stephen Johns scored goals 49 seconds apart in the second period and the Dallas Stars topped the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 Thursday night. The Red Wings completed a seven-game trip with a 2-3-2 record, and remained last in the Atlantic Division.



OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence for rest and scored 23 points with four 3-pointers in another balanced Golden State performance as the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 127-107 Thursday night. Marcus Morris scored 21 points and Tobias Harris had 18 to lead the Pistons, who lost their second straight game.


1.12.17:  MSU beat Minnesota but MI falls to Illinois




EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges scored all 16 of his points in the first half, helping Michigan State build a huge lead it used to cruise to a 65-47 victory over Minnesota last night. Michigan State led the entire game, went ahead by 22 points at halftime and easily kept a comfortable lead.



CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Maverick Morgan scored 16 points, leading Illinois to a dominating 85-69 win over Michigan last night. Illinois changed up its lineup after its 96-80 loss to Indiana on Saturday and the improvements showed as six different players finished in double figures.


1.11.17:  Pistons and Red Wings both get beat




SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Sacramento Kings stage a fourth-quarter comeback in defeating the Detroit Pistons 100-94 last night. The Pistons led by nine entering the fourth, when they were outscored 32-17.


CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal 38 seconds into overtime, lifting Chicago to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings last night for the Blackhawks’ fourth straight victory. Keith, who also had an assist, beat Petr Mrazek with a rising screened shot from the top of the slot.


1.10.17:  Clemson beat Alabama 35-31




TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson dethroned defending national champion Alabama 35-31 last night to win the College Football Playoff. Tigers junior QB DeShaun Watson passed for 420 yards and three TDs, including the game-winning 2-yard TD pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second left. Clemson ended Alabama’s 26-game win streak by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter against a team that had allowed just 32 fourth quarter points the entire 14-game season.



1.9.17:  Pittsburgh and Green Bay win Sunday games




UNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have continued their winning streaks and moved into the NFL’s divisional round of the playoffs. The Packers did it with a second-half aerial showdown after the Steelers dominated the first half of their game.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers moved into the NFC divisional round by thumping the New York Giants, 38-13 at Green Bay. The Packers led just 7-6 until Rodgers hit Reggie Cobb in the end zone on a Hail Mary with no time left in the first half. Rodgers engineered four straight scoring drives for 24 points in the second half after the Giants pulled within 14-13.

Cobb and Davante Adams each went over 100 receiving yards. Cobb had five receptions for 116 yards and three touchdowns, while Adams scored the Packers’ first TD after the afternoon before finishing with eight catches for 125 yards.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was victimized by several drops as he completed 23 of 44 for 299 yards and one touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard combined to drop five passes, two of which would have been touchdowns.

The Giants also managed just 70 yards on 17 carries after showing great improvement in the ground game late in the regular season.

The Packers will take their seven-game winning streak into Arlington, Texas, to take on the Cowboys next Sunday.



The Steelers deserved to be in a celebratory mood following their 30-12 victory over Miami. But there was some concern in the Steel City after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger showed up at the postgame news conference wearing a walking boot. Roethlisberger didn’t have one of his better playoff games, but it didn’t matter as Le’Veon Bell rushed for a team playoff-record 167 yards and two touchdowns. Bell’s eight-yard scoring run put the Steelers ahead 30-6 late in the third quarter.

Antonio Brown had five receptions for 124 yards, most of it coming on touchdown grabs of 50 and 62 yards in the first quarter. Brown turned short passes into long TDs while the Steelers were scoring 20 points on their first three possessions.

Roethlisberger threw just 18 times the entire afternoon, completing 13 for 197 yards and a pair of interceptions. He tweaked the ankle while throwing an interception on Pittsburgh’s penultimate drive. He sprinted off the field afterward and said he will be ready to go against the Chiefs.

The Steelers never allowed Matt Moore to get comfortable in the pocket. The Dolphins quarterback fumbled twice and threw an interception while completing 29 of 36 passes for 289 yards and a score. Moore’s fumbles came in Pittsburgh territory with the game still in doubt.

Pittsburgh carries an eight-game winning streak to Kansas City, where they will battle the Chiefs next Sunday.


1.9.17:  Pistons outlast Trail Blazers 125-124 in double-overtime



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds left and the Detroit Pistons outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers 125-124 in double-overtime Sunday night in a game postponed a day because of a winter storm.

Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 31 points, Andre Drummond had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Caldwell-Pope finished with 26.

CJ McCollum had 35 points for Portland. He has scored 20 points or more in seven straight games and is averaging 33.8 points in the last five.

Allen Crabbe added a career-high 30 points.


1.6.17:  Pistons beat Hornets and Wings skate past the Kings




AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Marco Belinelli nearly pulled off one of the craftiest buzzer beaters in memory, but his bank shot was disallowed because it came too late, and the Detroit Pistons held on for a 115-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Thursday night. Kemba Walker scored 20 of his 32 points in the final period, helping Charlotte rally from a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit.



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas Vanek scored twice during a three-goal first period, Jared Coreau stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 Thursday night. Andreas Athanasiou also scored in the first period, and Coreau turned away Tanner Pearson on a penalty shot during the opening frame. Anthony Mantha added a goal in the third period to help the Red Wings end a two-game skid.


1.5.17:  MI and MSU both celebrate a win



ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Derrick Walton scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Michigan stormed back from a 14-point deficit to beat Penn State 72-69 last night. The Wolverines trailed 54-40 with 12:41 remaining, but Walton helped Michigan snap out of its funk, and there was enough time left to overtake the Nittany Lions.


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges had six points and six rebounds in a 17-minute return from an ankle injury and Eron Harris scored 24 points, helping Michigan State beat Rutgers 93-65 last night. The Spartans have won four straight. The Scarlet Knights have lost four in a row.


1.4.17:  Pacers beat Pistons 121-116




AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Paul George had 32 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 121-116 on Tuesday night.

Myles Turner and Jeff Teague each scored 17 for Indiana, which blew a 15-point first-half lead but pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its third straight game. The Pacers (18-18) are 2 1/2 games ahead of Detroit (16-21) in the Eastern Conference standings.

Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 22 points. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson each had a double-double.

Detroit lost for the eighth time in 10 games, with two of the defeats coming at home to Indiana.

The Pacers hit six of seven 3-pointers in the first quarter to score a season-high 36 points and take an eight-point lead. The margin was as big as 15 in the second before the Pistons rallied late to pull to 66-60.



1.3.17:  WMU fans travel to Texas




ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli made a leaping 8-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter and the Badgers won 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl on Monday to deny Western Michigan an undefeated season.

The TD catch by Fumagalli with 14 minutes left, in the back of the end zone between two defenders, came three plays after a rare interception thrown by Zach Terrell and made it 24-10.

With their “Row The Boat” mentality inspired by young head coach P.J. Fleck, the Broncos (13-1) made it from one win during his first season in Kalamazoo three years ago to the last FBS team other than No. 1 Alabama this season with a chance to be undefeated.

But Wisconsin (11-3), which finished with 11 wins for the fourth time in seven seasons, was clearly bigger and stronger — especially up front. The Big Ten Badgers set the tone early, with rushing touchdowns on their first two drives to take a 14-0 lead against the Group of Five team.