Monday Morning State Sports Summary
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 01:25:35 EST

Andrew Luck connected with Donnie Avery from 14-yards out to give the
Indianapolius Colts a 35-33 win over the Detroit Lions as time expired yesterday
at Ford Field.
Luck finished with four scores, three interceptions and 391 yards passing for
Indianapolis, which improved to 8-and-4. Avery had two TDs and 91 yards in the
Matthew Stafford tossed for 313 yards, two touchdowns and a pick for Detroit,
which fell to 4-and-8.
Calvin Johnson made career-high 13 receptions for 171 yards and a score in

The first place New York Giants are at FedEx Field facing the third place
Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The Giants snapped a two-game slide with a 38-10 victory over the Packers the
last time out. New York defeated Washington 27-23 on a late 77-yard TD pass
from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz in Week Seven.
The Giants are atop the NFC East at 7-and-4.
The Redskins have run off two straight victories against the Eagles and Cowboys
to move to 5-and-6 on the season.

An argument over a concert is said to have escalated into the deadly shooting of
a woman and the suicide of an NFL player.
The "Kansas City Star" reports that Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher confronted
his live-in girlfriend Kasandra Perkins early Saturday morning after she
attended a Trey Songz concert and had drinks afterward with friends.
Seven hours later, Belcher shot Perkins to death.
Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he spoke to Chief's' personnel
before turning the pistol on himself.

               (N-F-L Scoreboard)

Buffalo 34, Jacksonville 18
Seattle 23, Chicago 17 (OT)
St. Louis 16, San Francisco 13 (OT)
New England 23, Miami 16
NY Jets 7, Arizona 6
Indianapolis 35, Detroit 33
Green Bay 23, Minnesota 14
Houston 24, Tennessee 10
Kansas City 27, Carolina 21
Denver 31, Tampa Bay 23
Freeman 242 Moreno 69
Cleveland 20, Oakland 17
Cincinnati 20, San Diego 13
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20
Dallas 38, Philadelphia 33

                             ---College Football---

The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans are going bowling.
The 8-and-4 Wolverines are playing South Carolina in the Outback Bowl in
The 6-and-6 Spartans will face TCU at the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Arizona.
Central Michigan and Western Kentucky meet in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in
Notre Dame and Alabama will battle in the National Championship game, and
Wisconsin will face Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

Louisiana Tech has turned down an invitation to the Independence Bowl and will
instead sit out the postseason.
The Bulldogs went 9-and-3 this season, finishing third in the WAC after losing
their final two games.
Yahoo! Sports reports the decision was made because La Tech would have been
matched up against rival Louisiana-Monroe in the December 28th game.
However, Athletic Director Bruce Van De Velde told the decision
was made because the school had other options to go to different bowls, but
those opportunities closed while the Independence Bowl had a deadline.
Louisiana Tech carries the number-one scoring offense in the country.


The Detroit Pistons are back at the Palace tonight as they host the Cleveland
Game time in Auburn Hills is 7:30 p.m.
The Pistons fell to the Mavericks 92-77 in Dallas on Saturday, dropping their
record to 5-and-13 on the season.

       (N-B-A Scoreboard)

New York 106, Phoenix 99
Orlando 113, LA Lakers 103

                             ---College Basketball---

Kyle Randall scored a career-high 24 points as the Central Michigan Chippewas
held off a late push by the Niagara
Purple Eagles to win, 66-64, in non-conference action at McGuirk Arena.
Randall shot 7-of-12 from the field and 8-of-9 from the foul line for CMU (3-3),
while John Simons added 12 points and Chris Fowler chipped in with 11 points.
For Niagara (2-4), Antoine Mason matched Randall with 24 points. Juan'ya Green
scored 12 points, and T.J. Cline logged nine points and 11 rebounds from off the

The third-ranked Michigan Wolverines are back in action tomorrow night at home
against Western Michigan. The Wolverines are coming off a 74-66 win at Bradley
on Saturday. Michigan is 7-and-0 on the season.
The 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans are off until Wednesday when they host
Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Spartans rolled Nicholls State 84-39 on Saturday and
are 6-and-2 on the season.
The Detroit Titans tip-off with Toledo on Wednesday night. The Titans are
coming off a 74-61 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Titans are 2-and-4 on
the season.

Former college basketball coach Rick Majerus (muh-JAIR-uss) has died.
The Wisconsin native passed away on Saturday after a long battle with heart
He started his head coaching career at Marquette in 1983 before heading to the
NBA as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks.
He then was the head coach at Ball State before leading Utah from 1989 through
2004. He led the Utes to nine NCAA Tournament appearances including the 1998
national championship game, a loss to Kentucky.
Most recently, Majerus coached at Saint Louis where he led the Billikens to the
NCAA Tournament last season.


NHL labor negotiations will continue in New York on Tuesday when owners and
players meet at the bargaining table. Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA
executive director Donald Fehr will not be present.
The NHL has announced owners from the Penguins, Jets, Flames, Bruins, Maple
Leafs and Lightning will be in attendance, but the NHLPA has not decided on its
The lockout has already cost the NHL 422 games, the Winter Classic and All-Star


Executives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams are gathered in Nashville,
Tennessee this week for the Winter Meetings. Teams will meet with agents and
each other to discuss signing free agents and making trades.
The week marks the unofficial start of baseball's offseason and when the hot
stove begins to heat up. Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, Angels pitcher Zack
Greinke and Braves outfielder Michael Bourn are some of the top free agents on
the market.
This is the fifth time Nashville has hosted the event.


Graeme McDowell poured in a birdie putt at the last hole on Sunday to seal his
second win in three years at the World Challenge.
McDowell closed with a 4-under 68 in damp conditions to end at 17-under-par 271.
He also won this title in 2010, when he beat tournament host Tiger Woods in a
Keegan Bradley posted a 3-under 69 in the final round to take second at
minus-14. Bo Van Pelt took third at 10-under 278 after a final-round 70.
Woods bogeyed the last for a 71. He shared fourth at 9-under-par 279 with Jim
Furyk (70) and Rickie Fowler (69).

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