Friday Morning State Sports Summary
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:54:10 EST

The Detroit Pistons, now 6-and-14 on the year, are prepping for a visit from the
Chicago Bulls.
The Central Division rivals will meet tonight in Auburn Hills. Tip-off is 7:30
Wednesday, the Pistons had a five-game home winning streak snapped with a 104-97
loss to the Warriors.
Detroit guard Austin Daye is questionable for tonight's game because of a
stomach virus.

               (N-B-A Scoreboard)

New York Knicks 112, Miami Heat 92
Dallas Mavericks 97, Phoenix Suns 94

                         ---College Basketball---

Oakland University beat Rochester College 88-77 last night at the O'Rena.
Travis Bader led all scorers with 32 points and Corey Petros added 23 as the
Golden Grizzlies snapped their three game losing streak. OU, now 3-and-6 on the
season, will take on Ohio on the road Saturday.

         (Top-25 College Basketball)

(4) Syracuse 84, Long Beach State 53
(11) Cincinnati 87, Arkansas-Little Rock 53
(16) Creighton 64, Nebraska 42
(17) San Diego State 84, UC Santa Barbara 70


Detroit Lions rookie receiver Ryan Broyles has had surgery to repair the ACL in
his right knee.
Broyles was injured during Detroit's loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.

He had the same procedure on the ACL in his left knee in November 2011 during
his senior season at Oklahoma. Team officials are hopeful Broyles will be ready
to play next season.

The Lions were without defensive tackles Corey Williams and Nick Fairley at
yesterday's practice.
Williams is nursing a sore knee, while Fairley suffered a quad injury last week.
Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice on a limited basis.
Cornerbacks Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey were back on the field after missing
on Wednesday. The Lions will play the Packers Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

Peyton Manning threw for 310 yards and a touchdown as the Broncos beat the
Raiders 26-13 for their eighth straight win. Manning finished 26-of-36 to
surpass 5,000 career completions.
Knowshon Moreno rushed for 119 yards and a TD on a career-high 32 carries for
Denver, which improved to 10-and-3. Joel Dreessen had five catches for 30 yards
and a score in the victory.
Carson Palmer was 19-of-30 for 273 yards with two TDs and an interception for
the Raiders, who fell to 3-and-10 with their sixth straight loss.
Darren McFadden, who missed the previous four games with an ankle injury, had 11
carries for 52 yards in his return.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't afraid of making extreme changes to the
sport of football.
In a "Time" magazine article Goodell discussed the possibility of eliminating
the kickoff.
Before this season the NFL moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard-line to try and
create more touchbacks.
A radical idea proposed in the article was to give the team that scored the ball
on their 30-yard-line in a 4th-and-15 situation with the choice to go for it or
Kickoffs are considered one of the more dangerous plays over the course of a
football game.

                     (N-F-L Scoreboard)

Denver Broncos 26, Oakland Raiders 13


The NHL has rejected the latest offer from the Players' Association and talks
between the two sides have now been suspended indefinitely.
The sides met for an hour after meeting for nearly 20 hours over the previous
two days. The sides reportedly exchanged proposals on Wednesday.
The NHLPA then submitted a counter-offer on Thursday, but the owners quickly
shot it down.
The lockout is nearing the three-month mark and has already forced the
cancellation of more than one-third of the regular season games, the Winter
Classic and NHL All-Star Weekend.


The Detroit Tigers added an infielder and a left handed pitcher in the Rule 5
Draft yesterday.
Detroit picked up second baseman Jeff Kobernus from the Red Sox, who had
acquired him from the Nationals farm system, for Triple-A Toledo utility player
Justin Henry.
Kobernus hit .282 with a home run, 19 RBI and had 42 stolen bases in 82 games
with Double A-Harrisburg last season.
The Tigers also acquired lefty Kyle Lobstein from the Mets for cash
Last year with Double-A Montgomery, Lobstein went 8-and-7 with a 4.06 ERA while
striking out 129 batters in 144 innings.

                  ---College Football---

On Thursday night, college football's best were honored individually during an
awards ceremony at Disney World, and Notre Dame's Manti Te'o was the big
The senior linebacker took home the Maxwell Award as the nation's top all-around
player, the Chuck Bednarik Award as the top defensive player and the Walter
Camp Award, which honors the player of the year as voted by coaches and sports
information directors.
USC's Marqise Lee won the Biletnikoff Award (wide receiver), Wisconsin's Montee
Ball was given the Doak Walker Award (running back), Mississippi State's
Johnthan Banks was the recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back),
Tulane's Cairo Santos captured the Lou Groza Award (place-kicker), Louisiana
Tech's Ryan Allen repeated as the Ray Guy Award winner (punter) and Texas A&M's
Luke Joeckel won the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman.

The 78th Heisman Trophy will be handed out on Saturday in New York. Texas A&M
quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZELL), Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN-tye TAY-oh) are all up for the award.
Manziel is trying to become the first freshman to win the Heisman.Klein, also a
dual threat quarterback, has thrown for 2,490 yards, 15 TDs and seven picks
while also running for 890 yards and 22 scores.
Te'o racked up 101 tackles and seven interceptions for the 12-and-0 and
top-ranked Fighting Irish, who will play Alabama in the BCS National
Championship Game.

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