Monday Morning State Sports Summary
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 01:44:34 EST
                       ---N-F-L---

The Green Bay Packers fought back from an early ten-point deficit to defeat the
Detroit Lions, 27-20 last night on Sunday night football.
Matthew Stafford had 264 yards with a touchdown and interception but also lost a
fumble which was returned for a touchdown, as the Lions lost in Green Bay for
the 22nd consecutive time.
Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 118 yards as Detroit lost its fifth
straight.The Lions dropped to 4-and-9 with the loss. Detroit heads to Arizona
next week to play the Cardinals.







A pair of AFC heavyweights clash on "Monday Night Football" as the AFC
South-leading Texans meet the Patriots in New England.
Each team brings a six-game winning streak into the meeting, which will go a
long way into deciding playoff seeds in the conference.
The Patriots are fresh off a 23-16 victory over the Dolphins and have already
locked up the AFC East at 9-and-3. The Texans need a win to keep pace with the
trailing Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South.
Houston topped the Titans 24-10 a week ago to improve to 11-and-1.




                      (N-F-L Scoreboard)

Dallas Cowboys 20, Cincinnati Bengals 19
St. Louis Rams 15, Buffalo Bills 12
Carolina Panthers 30, Atlanta Falcons 20
Cleveland Browns 30, Kansas City Chiefs 7
Indianapolis Colts 27, Tennessee Titans 23
New York Jets 17, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Minnesota Vikings 21, Chicago Bears 14
San Diego Chargers 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 24
Philadelphia Eagles 23, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21
Washington Redskins 31, Baltimore Ravens 28 (OT)
San Francisco 49ers 27, Miami Dolphins 13
New York Giants 52, New Orleans Saints 27
Seattle Seahawks 58, Arizona Cardinals 0
Green Bay Packers 27, Detroit Lions 20




                            ---N-B-A---

The Detroit Pistons are back on the court tonight when they travel to
Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Tip off in Philly is 7:00 p.m.
Brandon Knight scored 30 points and the Detroit Pistons came back to beat the
Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-97, on Saturday.
Four other Pistons scored in double-figures as the Pistons improved to 7-and-15.
Detroit has won five of its last 10 games.




The NBA and San Antonio Spurs have fined guard Stephen Jackson for making
threatening comments on Twitter towards Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka.
Jackson is 25-thousand-dollars lighter for posting a tweet which read, "Somebody
tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his
mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much." The tweet has since been deleted.
It was posted on Friday night after the Thunder's win over the Lakers in which
Ibaka and Metta World Peace were tangled up and received technical fouls.




                    (N-B-A Scoreboard)

New York Knicks 112, Denver Nuggets 106
Los Angeles Clippers 102, Toronto Raptors 83
Milwaukee Bucks 97, Brooklyn Nets 88
Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Indiana Pacers 93
Orlando Magic 98, Phoenix Suns 90
Utah Jazz 117, Los Angeles Lakers 110




                             ---N-H-L---

The ongoing NHL labor negotiations are expected to continue this week.
Talks between NHL owners and players broke down last Thursday, but NHL deputy
commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides were in communication about
resuming talks.
Daly added that they are looking at setting something up this week but nothing
is scheduled yet. The lockout is nearing the three-month mark and is costing
the NHL between 18 and 20-million-dollars per day.
The labor dispute has already forced the cancellation of 422 regular season
games, the Winter Classic and NHL All-Star Weekend.




                        ---College Basketball---

Glen Robinson the Third had 17 points to lead 3rd-ranked Michigan in an 80-67
win over Arkansas on Saturday. Trey Burke added 16 points in the victory, which
moved U-of-M to 9-and-0 on the season.
The Wolverines host Binghamton tomorrow night.
Gary Harris scored 20 points to lead number-19 Michigan State in a 73-61 win
over Loyola of Illinois on Saturday. Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10
rebounds off the bench for the Spartans, who moved to 8-and-2.
Sparty takes on Tuskegee on Saturday.




   (Top-25 College Basketball)

(16) Creighton 77, Akron 61
(21) UNLV 76, California 75




                            ---M-L-B---

The Tampa Bay Rays traded pitchers James Shields, Wade Davis and a player to be
named to the Kansas City Royals Sunday night in exchange for outfield prospect
Wil Myers, pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery and third baseman
Patrick Leonard. Shields, who will turn 31 this month, posted a 15-10 record
with a 3.52 earned run average, 223 strikeouts and just 58 walks last
season with the Rays.
Over seven seasons in Tampa, Shields owns a career 87-73 mark and is the
franchise's all-time leader in wins, starts (217), innings
pitched (1,454 2/3), strikeouts (1,250), complete games (19) and shutouts
(eight).




                                ---College Football---

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZELL) is the winner of the 2012
Heisman Trophy, which was awarded Saturday night in New York City.
Manziel is the first freshman to ever win the award.
"Johnny Football" threw for more than 34-hundred yards and 24 touchdowns, and
rushed for nearly 12-hundred more yards and 19 TD's this season. Manziel led
the Aggies to a 10-and-2 record and a berth in the Cotton Bowl.
He beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN-tye TAY-oh) and Kansas State
QB Collin Klein.




Penn State University is getting ready to make the first payment of the
60-million dollar fine it received after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
The university says the first of five annual payments will be made on December
20th.
Penn State received the fine from the NCAA for its handling of the allegations
against Sandusky, who is currently serving 30 to 60 years in state prison for
the sexual abuse of 10 boys.


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