Pistons deal Bey at the deadline; Bulls fall to Nets – Friday Morning Sports Update


NFL – National Football League – Super Bowl LVII
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 6:30 p.m.                 at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ

NFL – Patrick Mahomes wins 2nd MVP award ahead of Super Bowl
Patrick Mahomes dominated the voting for the AP NFL Most Valuable Player award. Now, he’ll try to break the MVP curse. Mahomes, who also won in 2018, easily outdistanced Jalen Hurts, receiving 48 of 50 first-place votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. He earned 490 points to 193 for Hurts, who got one first-place vote, 26 seconds, 11 thirds and 10 fourths. Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs face Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday.  Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Gardner, the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, started every game for the Jets. He had two interceptions and allowed just 33 catches on 73 targets.  Lions DE Aiden Hutchinson finished 2nd in the voting for Defensive rookie of the Year.

Damar Hamlin speaks in front of University of Cincinnati Medical Center staff during the NFL Honors award show ahead of the Super Bowl 57 football game,Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NFL – NFL Honors: Hamlin joins medical staff that saved his life
Damar Hamlin has made his second appearance in Phoenix during Super Bowl week, joining the first responders onstage at the “NFL Honors” who helped save his life. The Buffalo Bills safety received the NFLPA’s Alan Page Community Award on Wednesday, a little more than a month after he went into cardiac arrest and needed to be resuscitated on the field in Cincinnati. He appeared again at “NFL Honors” on Thursday night after the first responders were recognized. Hamlin collapsed on the field after a collision with a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on Jan. 2.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Brooklyn Nets 116, Chicago Bulls 105

Nets 116, Bulls 110 – Dinwiddie has 25 in Brooklyn return, Nets beat Bulls 116-105
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points in his first game since returning to Brooklyn and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 116-105, hours after trading superstar Kevin Durant to Phoenix. Joe Harris had 18 points, and Yuta Watanabe chipped in 14 points in 22 minutes off the bench. Dorian Finney-Smith, who came with Dinwiddie from Dallas in the trade for Kyrie Irving, had nine points and nine rebounds in his Nets debut. It was Dinwiddie’s first game in a Nets uniform since Dec. 27, 2020. Zach LaVine scored 38 points and DeMar DeRozan had 14 for Chicago, which lost its second straight and fell to 10-18 on the road.

San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.

NBA – Pistons deal Saddiq Bey ahead of NBA Trade Deadline
The Detroit Pistons were part of a four team deal ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.  In the three way deal, Detroit’s Saddiq Bey is headed to the Atlanta Hawks. Golden State picks up Gary Payton and two 2nd round draft picks from Atlanta, while the Pistons Center James Wiseman from Golden State.  Wiseman averages 6.9 points a game. while Bey averaged 14.8 points per game.  Also included in the deal, Portland receives Kevin Knox and 5 future 2nd round picks.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 2, Calgary Flames 1

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) scores on Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Red Wings 2, Flames 1 – Zadina returns, scores go-ahead goal as Red Wings top Flames
Filip Zadina made a successful return to the Detroit lineup, scoring the go-ahead goal at 5:51 of the third period to lift the Red Wings over the Calgary Flames 2-1. Zadina had not played since Nov. 5 because of a broken right leg. Zadina passed to Oskar Sundqvist, got the puck right back and snapped it into the open right side of the net past goaltender Dan Vladar for his first goal of the season. The Red Wings scored a goal against Calgary for the first time since Feb. 23, 2020. The last two matchups resulted in shutouts for the Flames.

Arizona at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Detroit, 12:00 p.m.
Chicago at Winnipeg, 10:00 p.m.

NHL – Flames D Andersson hit while riding scooter, is ‘doing well’
The Calgary Flames say defenseman Rasmus Andersson is “doing well” after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a scooter in Detroit. The team says he was headed to dinner at about 6 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit while going through a crosswalk. The 26-year-old was taken to a hospital and released after tests. Flames general manager Brad Treliving says Andersson is “doing well” and listed as day-to-day. Calgary was in Detroit for a game Thursday against the Red Wings.

NCAAMBKB – Men’s College Basketball
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, 2:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Miami-OH, 3:30 p.m.
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, 4:00 p.m.
(18) Indiana at Michigan, 6:00 p.m.   News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 5:30
Toledo at Eastern Michigan, 7:30 p.m.

Michigan State at Ohio State, 1:00 p.m. Superhits 103.7 COSY-FM 12:00

NCAAWBKB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(10) Notre Dame 69, Pittsburgh 63

(10) Notre Dame 69, Pittsburgh 63 – Citron, Westbeld lead No. 10 Notre Dame past Pitt 69-63
Sonia Citron scored 20 points, Maddy Westbeld added 17 and Notre Dame beat Pitt 69-63. Sophomore guard Olivia Miles had a double-double of 11 points and 13 assists with seven rebounds and two steals as the Fighting Irish (19-4, 10-3 ACC) extended their home winning streak against Pitt to 16 games. Senior guard Dayshanette Harris led the Panthers (8-16, 1-12) with a season-high 20 points.

Buffalo at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 5:00 p.m.

Nebraska at (12) Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Penn State at Michigan State, 3:00 p.m.
Syracuse at (10) Notre Dame, 4:00 p.m.

AHL – American Hockey League
Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7:00 p.m.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey League
Kalamazoo at Toledo, 7:00 p.m.

NBAGL – NBA ‘G’ League
Last Night
Grand Rapids Gold 113, Stockton Kings 97

MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Women’s Basketball
Kellogg Community College at Southwestern Michigan, 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Kellogg Community College at Southwestern Michigan, 3:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Basketball

St. Joe Senior Kai Wyngarden drives to the basket in the second half of St. Joe’s 50-47 win over Mattawan on Thursday at the Bear Den at St. Joe (WSJM Sports Photo: Dave Wolf)

St. Joseph 50, Mattawan 47

  • St. Joe took sole possession of 1st place in the SMAC West Division standings after a 50-47 win over Mattawan.  Matt Lanier led the Bears with 13 points as the Bears picked up their 9th straight win to improve to 12-3 on the season.  Mattawan, who dropped their second straight game to fall to 13-3, got a game high  15 points from Ryan Kiesling and 12 each from Noah VanLaningham and Ryan Van Liere.  The Bears and Mattawan will meet again in less than two week in a make-up game in Mattawan.

Battle Creek Lakeview 43, Lakeshore 35
Portage Northern 66, Portage Central 55
Kalamazoo Central 52, Loy Norrix 45

Howardsville Christian 46, Michigan Lutheran 41
Eau Claire 68, New Buffalo 40

Fennville 48, Bridgman 44

Girls Basketball
Battle Creek Central 39, Gull Lake 35

Michigan Lutheran 20, Howardsville Christian 18
New Buffalo 43, Eau Claire 27

Southwest 10
Cassopolis 38, Mendon 29
Centreville 39, White Pigeon 33
Bangor 29, Decatur 22
Hartford 62, Comstock 18

Wrestling – Team Districts
Division 3 at Watervliet
Hartford 60, Watervliet 15
Hartford 66, Coloma 12 – Finals

Division 3 at Three Rivers
Constantine 32, Three Rivers 28 – Finals
Division 3 at Allegan

South Haven 44, Allegan 36
Hopkins 38, South Haven 28 – Finals

Division 4 at Eau Claire
Decatur 52, Eau Claire 18 – Finals

Boys Basketball
Battle Creek Central at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.

Edwardsburg at Otsego, 7:15 p.m.
Niles at Sturgis, 7:15 p.m.
Three Rivers at Vicksburg, 7:15 p.m.
Paw Paw at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.

Countryside at Our Lady of the Lake, 7:00 p.m.
River Valley at Covert, 6:00 p.m.

Brandywine at Dowagiac, 7:15 p.m.

South Haven at Coloma, 7:30 p.m.
Watervliet at Allegan, 7:30 p.m.
Gobles at Delton-Kellogg, 7:30 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 7:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Holland Black River, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Parchment, 7:30 p.m.
Martin at Saugatuck, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Schoolcraft, 7:30 p.m.

Southwest 10
Decatur at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
Hartford at Comstock, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Mendon, 7:30 p.m.
Centreville at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.

Marcellus at Calhoun Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
St. Joseph at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.
Portage Northern at Portage Central, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Kalamazoo Central, 7;00 p.m.

Edwardsburg at Otsego, 6:00 p.m.
Niles at Sturgis, 6:00 p.m.
Three Rivers at Vicksburg, 6:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Plainwell, 6:00 p.m.

Brandywine at Dowagiac, 5:45 p.m.
Berrien Springs at Buchanan, 7:00 p.m.

Fennville at Bridgman, 6:00 p.m.
Watervliet at Allegan, 6:00 p.m.
Gobles at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Holland Black River, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Parchment, 6:00 p.m.
Martin at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Lawrence at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.

Marcellus at Calhoun Christian, 6:00 p.m

Boys Basketball
Mattawan vs. Harper Woods, 12:00 p.m.   at BH
Kalamazoo Central vs. Hamtramck, 6:00 p.m. at BH
Warren Lincoln at Benton Harbor, 8:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Bronson at Brandywine, 5:30 p.m.