Friday Morning State Sports Summary
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 01:50:04 EST
                       ---College Basketball---

The 2nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines opened Big Ten play with a decisive 94-66 win
over Northwestern last night in Evanston. Trey Burke led the Wolverines with 23
points and Tim Hardaway Junior, who missed Saturday's game against Central
Michigan with an ankle injury, returned to the floor and scored 21.
Jordan Morgan had 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win.
U of M, 14-and-0 overall and 1-and-0 in the conference, hosts Iowa Sunday
afternoon.




Ray McCallum and Jason Calliste both tallied 13 points as the Detroit Titans
registered a 74-59 win over the Milwaukee
Panthers in the Horizon League opener at Calihan Hall last night.
Both McCallum and Calliste shot only 3-of-9 from the floor for the Titans (9-5,
1-0 HL), but the former also cleared seven rebounds and handed out six assists
for the hosts as they won their third straight outing.




       (Top-25 College Basketball)

(2) Michigan 94, Northwestern 66
(3) Arizona 92, Colorado 83 (OT)
(10) Gonzaga 78, Pepperdine 62




                        ---N-F-L---

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and his staff will be working the
sidelines during this month's Senior Bowl.
Earlier this week, Schwartz said he would jump at the chance to get a preview of
the league's incoming talent by coaching in the game on January 26th.
The NFL teams with the worst records get the chance to coach the two squads, and
since Philadelphia and Kansas City fired their coaches, Detroit was extended an
invitation to participate.
The Oakland Raiders staff will also take part in this year's bowl game.
Schwartz was victorious in his other appearance on the sidelines as he coached
the North squad to a 31-13 win in 2010.




Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew says it's hard to say right now if receiver
Titus Young will return next season.
Young, who was sent home three times in 2012 for disciplinary reasons, was in
Allen Park on Wednesday to take his exit physical and meet with head coach Jim
Schwartz.
Detroit placed Young on injured reserve with a knee injury in Week 14.




Andy Reid appears intent on becoming the next head coach of the Kansas City
Chiefs.
According to NFL Network, Reid will cancel plans to meet with the Arizona
Cardinals and San Diego Chargers as he nears a deal with the Chiefs.
ESPN previously reported Reid and the Chiefs were close to a deal after an
extended interview on Wednesday. Reid was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles
earlier this week after going 4-and-12 in his 14th season with the franchise.




                             ---College Football---

Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell and tight end Dion Sims will be leaving
the Spartans for the NFL.
Bell, a junior, rushed for 17-hundred-93 yards and 12 touchdowns this season,
the second-best in school history.
In 40 career games for MSU, he rushed for 3,346 yards and 33 TDs.
Sims, a four-year junior, had 36 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns in
2012. He had 59 catches for 707 yards and eight touchdowns in 39 total games
for the Spartans.




De'Anthony Thomas returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to help
the Oregon Ducks defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 35-17, in the Fiesta Bowl in
Glendale, Arizona.
Thomas finished with 15 yards rushing and 60 yards receiving, including a
23-yard catch-and-score in the opening quarter. Marcus Mariota threw for 166
yards and two TDs for number-four Oregon, which won a BCS bowl for the second
straight year. He also ran for 62 yards and a score. The Ducks close the
season at 12-and-1.




Texas A&M and Oklahoma will meet in the Cotton Bowl tonight at Cowboys Stadium
in Arlington, Texas.
The Aggies are led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel
(MAN-zell), who became the first freshman to claim the award.
Manziel threw for 3,419 yards with 24 touchdowns against just eight
interceptions this season in the Aggies' first year in the SEC. He added 1,181
yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground for Texas A&M. The Aggies went 10-and-2
which included an upset at second-ranked Alabama.




          (College Football Scores)

No. 4 Oregon 35, No. 5 Kansas State 17
TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL




                          ---N-B-A---

After two days off, the Detroit Pistons return to the court to take on the
Atlanta Hawks at the Palace tonight. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.
Detroit is riding a three-game winning streak, including a 103-97 victory over
Sacramento on Tuesday. Guard Rodney Stuckey, who is dealing with a sprained
ankle, is listed at probable against the Hawks.




                     (N-B-A Scoreboard)

New York Knicks 100, San Antonio Spurs 83
Minnesota Timberwolves 101, Denver Nuggets 97




                          ---N-H-L---

Negotiations between the NHL and players continued on Thursday.
Both sides will reportedly meet again Friday starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern.
The players are expected to vote again to give their executive board authority
to file a "disclaimer of interest," effectively allowing individual players to
file antitrust lawsuits against the league.
The vote would come if talks regarding a new collective bargaining agreement
break down.
The first vote was held last month over a five-day period and passed with a
large majority. The next vote is expected to move quicker as time to save a
season is running out.
The league has already cancelled games through January 14th and Commissioner
Gary Bettman says a deal must be in place by next week so a 48-game season can
start January 19th.




The U.S. is heading to the gold medal game of the World Junior Hockey
Championship.
The Americans hammered Canada 5-1 yesterday in the semifinals, and will now play
Sweden in the championship game on Saturday. Riley Barber, who is from Livonia,
had an assist for Team USA.


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