Thursday State Sports Summary
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:10:16 EST


MAKE IT FOUR LOSSES IN A ROW NOW FOR THE PISTONS........AS THEY FALL
ON THE ROAD LAST NIGHT TO THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS, 104 TO 100. GOOD
NIGHT IN THE LOSS FOR CENTER ANDRE DRUMMOND, WHO LED DETROIT'S
OFFENSIVE ATTACK WITH 27 POINTS AND 20 REBOUNDS. THE PISTONS ARE
NOW THREE-AND-A-HALF GAMES BEHIND THE FIRST PLACE CLEVELAND
CAVALIERS IN THE CENTRAL DIVISION. THE CAVS WON THEIR 13th GAME IN A
ROW LAST NIGHT......AS THEY BEAT THE SACRAMENTO KINGS, 101 TO 95........

IT WAS BACK TO WORK FOR THE LIONS YESTERDAY.......AS PLAYERS AND
COACHES CONTINUE TO GAMEPLAN FOR SUNDAY'S CONTEST IN TAMPA,
AGAINST THE BUCCANEERS. ACCORDING TO THE TEAM'S OFFICIAL INJURY
REPORT, QUARTERBACK MATTHEW STAFFORD DIDN'T PRACTICE
YESTERDAY, BECAUSE OF AN INJURED THROWING HAND......WHICH LEAVES
HIS STATUS FOR SUNDAY 'UP IN THE AIR' AT THIS POINT.......

A CRITICAL GAME FOR PLAYOFF POSITIONING WILL TAKE PLACE TONIGHT IN
ATLANTA, AS THE FALCONS WILL PLAY HOST TO THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
ON 'THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL'. THAT GAME KICKS OFF AT 8:25.......

ROGER GOODELL OFFICIALLY SIGNED HIS FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
FROM NFL OWNERS YESTERDAY........A DEAL THAT IS VALUED AT $200
MILLION DOLLARS. WITH THAT EXTENSION, GOODELL NOW BECOMES THE
HIGHEST PAID COMMISSIONER IN LEAGUE HISTORY......

FINALS OF NOTE LAST NIGHT FROM COLLEGE BASKETBALL: WESTERN
MICHIGAN DEFEATS CLEVELAND STATE, 78 TO 67; EASTERN MICHIGAN
KNOCKS OFF OAKLAND UNIVERSITY, 95 TO 89.......

FORMER CUBS', ORIOLES' AND RANGERS' FIRST BASEMAN RAFAEL PALMEIRO
TELLS 'THE ATLETIC' WEBSITE THAT HE'S THINKING ABOUT MAKING A
COMEBACK.....EVEN THOUGH HE TURNED 53 BACK IN SEPTEMBER.
PALMEIRO'S CAREER ENDED BACK IN 2005, AFTER HE BECAME THE FIRST
MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER TO BE SUSPENDED FOR TESTING POSITIVE FOR
USING STEROIDS.......


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