Tuesday Morning State Sports Summary
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:17:59 EST
                          ---N-B-A---

The Detroit Pistons won their fifth straight game at the Palace with an 89-79
win over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night.
Brandon Knight led Detroit with 17 points, Tayshaun Prince and Kyle Singler each
added 15, Jason Maxiell had 12 and Greg Monroe grabbed 14 rebounds in the
victory.
The Pistons continue their three game homestand tomorrow night when they host
the Golden State Warriors.




          (N-B-A Scoreboard)

Portland 118, Charlotte 112 (OT)
Detroit 89, Cleveland 79
New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 81
Denver 113, Toronto 110
LA Clippers 105, Utah 104
Orlando 102, Golden State 94




                             ---College Basketball---

Michael Carter-Williams filled the stat sheet with 11 points, 11 assists, seven
rebounds and three steals, as No. 4 Syracuse
cruised to an 84-48 victory over Eastern Michigan on Monday.
The Eagles (5-2) committed 24 turnovers and shot just 30 percent from the field
one year after losing to the Orange by the same exact score.
Derek Thompson and Glenn Bryant paced Eastern Michigan with 18 and 16 points,
respectively.




The third-ranked Michigan Wolverines are back on the hardwood tonight when they
host Western Michigan. Tip-off at the Crisler Center is 8:30 p.m.
The Wolverines are 7-and-oh after Saturday's 74-to-66 win over Bradley. Western
Michigan has a record of 6-and-1.




            (Top-25 College Basketball)

(4) Syracuse 84, Eastern Michigan 48
(17) San Diego State 74, Texas Southern 62




                          ---N-F-L---

Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles' rookie year is over, after he tore the ACL
in his right knee during Detroit's 35-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.
He tore the ACL in his left knee late in his senior season at Oklahoma and head
coach Jim Schwartz said the injury will be a bump in the road for Broyles, but
not something he can't overcome.
The team will work out several free agent receivers this week, but according to
Schwartz, second year receiver Titus Young will not replace Broyles.
Young has been held out of the last two Lions games because of unspecified
behavioral issues, and is not with the team this week.




Robert Griffin the Third hit Pierre Garcon on an eight-yard touchdown pass early
in the fourth quarter to lead the Redskins in a 17-16 win over the Giants.
RG3 finished with 163 yards passing and 72 more on the ground as Washington
improved to 6-and-6 with its third straight win. The Skins and Cowboys are just
a game back of the now 7-and-5 Giants in the NFC East.
Garcon had 106 yards receiving on eight catches and Alfred Morris rushed for 124
yards in the win. Josh Morgan also scored for the Skins when he recovered a
fumble by RG3.
Eli Manning had 280 yards with a touchdown for the Giants. Ahmad Bradshaw ran
for 103 yards while Victor Cruz had 104 yards receiving for New York.




                       (N-F-L Scoreboard)

Washington Redskins 17, New York Giants 16




                           ---M-L-B---

Detroit Tigers third baseman and AL MVP Miguel Cabrera will play for his native
Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Cabrera says baseball is a passion in Venezuela and he is looking forward to
playing for his country.
The WBC will be held March 2nd through the 19th, during 2013 spring training and
rosters for the 16-team tournament will be released next month.




Yesterday was the first day of Winter Meetings for Major League Baseball.
Front office officials from all 30 teams are in Nashville for the start of
baseball's offseason.
The Tigers are expected to be active, while the Red Sox appear to have landed
the first big name of the week. Boston has reportedly agreed to a three-year
deal with free agent catcher/infielder Mike Napoli.




                               ---N-H-L---

NHL labor negotiations will continue in New York today 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
representatives.
The lockout has already cost the NHL 422 games, the Winter Classic and All-Star
Weekend.




                                 ---College Football---

Michigan Footabll Coach Brady Hoke said Monday that Devin Gardner, who has
started the past four games at quarterback for Denard Robinson, suffered an
ankle injury against Ohio State.
The junior has been spotted around campus wearing a walking boot.
But Hoke expects Gardner to be healthy in time to participate in Michigan's
first practice Friday for the Outback Bowl. The 19th-ranked Wolverines (8-4)
will face No. 11 South Carolina (10-2) on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla.




South Carolina is extending the contract of head football coach Steve
Spurrier.The extension will keep Spurrier in Columbia through 2017.
The Gamecocks finished with double-digit wins for the second straight season,
going 10-and-2 overall and 6-and-2 in the SEC. South Carolina had never
recorded back-to-back seasons with ten or more wins prior to this year.
Spurrier is 65-and-37 in eight seasons with South Carolina, guiding the
Gamecocks to five consecutive bowl games.
They will face Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, Florida.


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