Wednesday Morning State Sports Summary
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:29:01 EST
The Detroit Red Wings dropped their home opener to the Dallas Stars 2-1 last night at Joe Louis Arena.
Dallas scored in the first period and again in the third, with the Wings lone goal coming from rookie Damien Brunner with four seconds left in the game.
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves in the losing effort. Detroit is off until Friday, when it hosts the Minnesota Wild.
Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom is hanging up his skates after 15 NHL seasons, all with Detroit.
Yesterday, Holmstrom made his retirement official saying it wasn't an easy decision, but the right one.
While Wings fans will miss number 96, goalies around the league will be relieved, as Holmstrom set up shop in front of the crease often blocking opposing netminders views.
Holmstrom appeared in 1,026 regular season games, scoring 243 goals and 287 assists, winning four Stanley Cups and also a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic games with his native country, Sweden.
San Jose Sharks 6, Edmonton Oilers 3
Winnipeg Jets 4, Washington Capitals 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Montreal Canadiens 4, Florida Panthers 1
New Jersey Devils 3, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Dallas Stars 2, Detroit Red Wings 1
Nashville Predators 3, Minnesota Wild 1
Chicago Blackhawks 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Colorado Avalanche 3, Los Angeles Kings 1
The Detroit Pistons are riding a two-game win streak after a 105-90 victory over the Orlando Magic at The Palace last night. Brandon Knight had 18 points, Greg Monroe added 16 and Will Bynum finished with 15.
Detroit is back on the court tonight when they visit the Bulls in Chicago. Game time is 8:00 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder 109, Los Angeles Clippers 97
Cleveland Cavaliers 95, Boston Celtics 90
Detroit Pistons 105, Orlando Magic 90
Milwaukee Bucks 110, Philadelphia 76ers 102
The 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans hung on to beat Wisconsin 49-47 last night in Madison for its sixth straight win.
Keith Appling led the Spartans with 19 points, while Branden Dawson contributed 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
MSU, 17-and-3 overall and 6-and-1 in the Big Ten, will visit Indiana on Sunday.
(Top-25 College Basketball)
(3) Kansas 59, (11) Kansas State 55
Villanova 73, (5) Louisville 64
(13) Michigan State 49, Wisconsin 47
(14) Ohio State 72, Iowa 63
Wake Forest 86, (18) North Carolina State 84
(22) Missouri 71, South Carolina 65
Delmon Young is latching on with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phils have signed the veteran outfielder to a one-year, 750-thousand-dollar contract. The 27-year-old hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBI last season with Detroit.
He was acquired by the Tigers from Minnesota during the 2011 season.
Young was arrested last April for allegedly getting into a scuffle with a group of men outside a New York hotel and making anti-semitic remarks. He's a career .284 hitter with 89 home runs in seven big league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Twins and Tigers.
Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o (MAN-tye TAY-oh) is getting ready to talk, on camera, about the "girlfriend hoax."
The All American linebacker, and his parents, will be interviewed by Katie Couric tomorrow on her syndicated show.
Te'o has said he believed the young woman he talked with for months online and on the phone, was real and that she really died of leukemia last September. Last week it was revealed that she never existed and Te'o says the hoax was created by a Southern California man.