2.27.15:  Glendening scores winner in Red Wings’ 3-2 win over Sharks


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

Pavel Datsyuk and Temu Pulkkinen also scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a two-game skid. Jimmy Howard made 20 saves for the win, just his fourth in 14 career games against San Jose.

Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks, who dropped their seventh straight at home, their longest skid of the season and further hurting their playoff hopes.

Irwin managed to find just enough space through traffic to drive the puck into the net following a pass from Joe Thornton, giving the Sharks the early advantage midway through the first period.


2.27.15:  Minnesota upsets Michigan State 96-90 in OT


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Carlos Morris made a tying 3-pointer while being fouled with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and although he missed the ensuing free throw, Minnesota controlled the overtime for a 96-90 win over Michigan State on Thursday night.

The Golden Gophers (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) snapped a 15-game losing streak at Michigan State, winning in East Lansing for the first time since 1997. They appeared to have slipped too far behind when Denzel Valentine’s two free throws put the Spartans (19-9, 10-5) ahead 77-72 with 25 seconds left in regulation.

But Joey King was fouled shooting a 3 and made all three shots, cutting the lead to two. Then Valentine made only one of two free throws, giving Minnesota a chance to tie. Morris took advantage.

Valentine led all scorers with 27 points, and Michigan State’s Travis Trice had 21 points and 10 assists.

Morris scored 20 for Minnesota.

2.26.15:  Whitecaps’ annual poll ready for fan voting


The West Michigan Whitecaps have the top 10 new food choices posted on their website and now it is up to the public to decide.

The list comes from hundreds of ideas submitted by fans and dozens from the Gordon Food Service Test Kitchen.


This year’s choices include:


-Cheesy Does It : A cheeseburger uses the cheese as the bun

-Weenie Panini : Panini sandwich with a hotdog inside

-French Fry Pizza Pie : Pepperoni pizza with French fries as the crust

-Beer-A-Misu :  Michigan craft beer float with a scoop of tiramisu gelato

-The Legend of Pickle Hollowed : Hot dog inside a hallowed out pickle

-Crispy Pig Chips : Nachos with pork rinds in place of tortilla chips

-Kat Dog : Hot dog stuffed with a Kit Kat bar

-Hot-To-Tot : Tater Tots with buffalo chicken and blue cheese

-Cotton Candy Curveball : Cotton candy with a Twinkie inside

-Picnic On-A-Stick : Alternating pieces of fried chicken, tater tots and pickles deep fried in cornbread batter.


Voting continues until March 6th.

Click here for more information.

2.25.15:  Massachusetts amateur rolls 3 perfect games


(AP) — Brockton, Massachusetts amateur bowler Hakim Emmanuel has done something only 26 people before him have accomplished. He didn’t just bowl a perfect, 300 game — Emmanuel rolled a perfect, 3-game series of 900. He’s now been on bowling call-in shows and the video of his 36th strike has been linked to by ESPN and Sports Illustrated and YouTube with tens of thousands of views. He gets a gold ring from the United States Bowling Congress and will be honored by the Harlem Globetrotters.

2.25.15:  Pistons fall to Cleveland while Wings fall to Kings


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Love tied a career-best with eight 3-pointers for 24 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the second half to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-93 last night. Love fell just one short of teammate J.R. Smith’s record of nine 3-pointers against Detroit. Reggie Jackson had 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in his second game with Detroit.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick posted his fourth shutout of the season as the surging Los Angeles Kings beat the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 last night. The defending Stanley Cup champions handed the Red Wings their third shutout loss of the season. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 26 shots in his fourth start of the season.

2.19.15:  Red Wings beat Blackhawks 3-2 in shootout


CHICAGO (AP) — Tomas Tartar scored in regulation and in the shootout, leading Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Gustav Nyquist also scored in the tiebreaker for Detroit, which won for just the third time in 11 shootouts this season. Darren Helm had a goal and an assist, and Howard made 32 saves through overtime.

Jonathan Toews gave Chicago the lead with a goal in the first round of the shootout, but Patrick Kane’s backhander went off the crossbar, and Patrick Sharp was stopped by Howard on the final attempt.

Brandon Saad and Kris Versteeg scored in regulation for Chicago, and Corey Crawford had 26 saves. The Blackhawks dropped to 2-0-3 on their season-high, eight-game homestand.

2.18.15:   MI gets beat by MSU at home


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Branden Dawson had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State finished a regular-season sweep of rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines 80-67 on Tuesday.

The Spartans (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) shot 62 percent from the field, and a barrage of early 3-pointers helped them to a 15-point halftime lead. It was Michigan State’s first victory in Ann Arbor since 2010.

Michigan (13-13, 6-8) has lost five in a row, its longest skid since dropping six straight in January of 2011. The Wolverines are without injured guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton, and although they played better offensively in the second half, they had no answer for the 6-foot-6 Dawson.

Travis Trice had 22 points and seven assists for Michigan State.

Zak Irvin led Michigan with 16 points.

2.17.14:  Plekanec, Price lead Canadiens to 2-0 win over Red Wings


DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Plekanec snapped a scoreless tie with 2:30 remaining and Carey Price made 25 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, propelling the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.

Plekanec’s slap shot got past Jimmy Howard for his 17th goal of the season. Max Pacioretty, who assisted on the first goal, added an empty-netter in the closing seconds.

Howard, making his second start since missing five weeks with a groin injury, stopped 27 shots as the Red Wings dropped their third straight. They have lost all three games against the Canadiens this season.


2.16.15:  Westbrook takes MVP honors as West beats East


NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA All-Stars were a Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, and no star shone brighter than Russell Westbrook.

The Oklahoma City Thunder guard poured in 41 points to take MVP honors and lead the Western Conference to a 163-158 win over the East. Westbrook’s point total was one off the All-Star game record of 42 set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Westbrook broke records with 11 first-half field goals and 27 points by intermission, doing it in just 11 minutes.

James Harden added 29 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the West, which blew a 20-point, first-half lead before winning.

LeBron James finished with 30 points but couldn’t lead the East to the victory in his favorite NBA arena.

2.13.15:  MI lost to Illinois


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 21 points and Illinois dominated in overtime Thursday to beat Michigan, 64-52.

The win was the fourth straight for the Illini (17-8, 7-5 Big Ten).

Illinois trailed the Wolverines (13-12, 6-7) much of the night but scored the final seven points of regulation and willed the game to overtime with tough defense.

From there Nunn scored four of Illinois’ first six overtime points. The first two gave the Illini their first lead since the first half, 52-50. The second two all but put the game out of reach of the reeling Wolverines, 56-50.

Illinois closed the game on a 21-2 run.

Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice played for the first time since Jan. 3. He had been out with a broken hand and a suspension for a violation of team rules. He scored just 4 points but had a key steal to send the game to overtime.


Meanwhile,  Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice returned from suspension against Michigan last night, but Aaron Cosby did not.

Illinois basketball coach John Groce said in a statement before Thursday’s game against Michigan that he was pleased with Rice’s progress. But the coach said he told Cosby to “take some time away from basketball.”

Rice last played for Illinois on Jan. 3 against Ohio State. He broke his hand in practice the following week, but was suspended along with Cosby before the Jan. 31 game against Penn State for unspecified rules violations.

Without Rice Illinois has gone 6-3.

Rice is Illinois’ leading scorer with 17.2 points a game.

Cosby hasn’t played since he was poked in the eye during the Jan. 18 game against Indiana. The injury required surgery.