NHL – National Hockey League
Ottawa Senators 5, Detroit Red Wings 4 – OT
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Senators 5, Red Wings 4 – OT – Stützle scores in final seconds of OT, leading Senators past Red Wings 5-4
Tim Stützle scored with two seconds left in overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in the opening game of the NHL’s Global Series in Sweden. Stützle batted the puck out of the air off a crossing pass from Drake Batherson that hit the stick of Detroit defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and beat goalie James Reimer just before the horn sounded as Ottawa earned the victory after squandering a four-goal lead. Brady Tkachuk had two goals — both set up by Stützle — and Josh Norris added a goal and an assist for Ottawa. Jake Sanderson also scored. Joonas Korpisalo made 37 saves. Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist, and Alex DeBrincat, Lucas Raymond and David Perron added goals for Detroit. Reimer stopped 29 shots.
Lightning 4, Blackhawks 2 – Hedman taps in late goal, Lightning edges Blackhawks 3-2 to end 3-game slide
Victor Hedman snapped a tie 11:53 into the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2. Brayden Point had a power-play goal and two assists for Tampa Bay, which had dropped three straight. Mikhail Sergachev scored in the second and assisted on Brandon Hagel’s empty-netter. Hedman, who also had an assist, slipped to the left edge of the crease and tapped in the puck for the game-winner after Erik Cernak’s blue-line drive bounced off the back boards. The Lightning dominated the action for several minutes before Hedman’s fourth goal of the season.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 p.m. at Stockholm Sweden
Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators, 2:00 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks, 7:00 p.m.
NBA – National Basketball Association
Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m.
Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.
Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors, 4:00 p.m.
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers, 5:00 p.m.
NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Auburn 83, Notre Dame 59
Auburn 83, Notre Dame 59 – Holloway, Broome lead Auburn past Notre Dame 83-59 in Legends Classic
Aden Holloway scored 15 points, including seven in a 13-0 run to start the second half, leading Auburn to an 83-59 win over Notre Dame in the Legends Classic. J. R. Konieczny scored 20 points with 11 rebounds for the Irish. Holloway, a freshman making his first start, ignited the game-changing surge with a 3-pointer and Johni Broome, who also had 15 points, followed with a dunk before Holloway converted a four-point play. When Chaney Johnson hit a jumper the Tigers led 52-33. The game at the Barclays Center was the first-ever between the two schools.
Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State, 4:30 p.m. at Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn
Butler at (18) Michigan State, 6:30 p.m. Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 5:30
Long Beach State at Michigan, 7:00 p.m. News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:30
Cleveland State at Eastern Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Ohio State, 4:00 p.m.
Alcon State at (18) Michigan State, 6:00 p.m. Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 5:00
NFL – National Football League – Week 11
Baltimore Ravens 34, Cincinnati Bengals 20
Ravens 34, Bengals 20 – Ravens handle Bengals 34-20 after Joe Burrow exits with a wrist injury
Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter and the Baltimore Ravens beat Cincinnati 34-20 after the Bengals lost star quarterback Joe Burrow to a wrist injury. The AFC North-leading Ravens completed a head-to-head sweep of Cincinnati and moved to 2 1/2 games ahead of the last-place Bengals. And that’s far from Cincinnati’s only problem. Burrow left in the second quarter after throwing a touchdown pass and wasn’t able to return. Jackson threw for 264 yards despite losing tight end Mark Andrews to an ankle injury on the game’s first drive.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. Rock 107 WIRX 12:00
Indianapolis Colts (bye week)
NFL – NFC North-leading Lions host Bears in quest to end 3-decade division title drought
The NFC North-leading Detroit Lions host Chicago on Sunday, aiming to keep at least a two-game lead in the division over Minnesota. Detroit hasn’t won a division title since 1993. The Bears have matched their win total from last season when they finished with a league-worst 3-14 record and set a franchise mark for losses. Chicago quarterback Justin Fields is set to return after missing the past four games because of a dislocated right thumb. Former Bears standout David Montgomery is the first Detroit player with 350-plus yards rushing and five scores in a four-game span since Hall of Famer Barry Sanders in 1997.
NCAAFB – College Football – Week 12
(3) Michigan at Maryland, 12:00 p.m. News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 11:00
Michigan State at Indiana, 12:00 p.m. Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 10:30
Wake Forest at (19) Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.
NCAAFB – Harbaugh to serve out suspension, Big Ten ends Michigan investigation
Michigan has announced that football coach Jim Harbaugh will serve the remainder of a three-game suspension from the Big Ten in return for the conference ending its investigation into a yearslong scheme to steal opponents’ play-calling signals. The settlement on Thursday is the latest twist in a story that saw one of college football’s most recognizable programs accused of purchasing tickets to the games of Michigan’s future opponents and sending people to those games to digitally record teams signaling in their plays. Harbaugh was suspended just weeks after an investigation into the allegations by the NCAA surfaced.
NCAAFB – Michigan can earn the 1,000th win in program history it faces Maryland
A win at Maryland on Saturday would make No. 2 Michigan the first college football program with 1,000 victories. The unbeaten Wolverines are trying for their third straight conference championship. Next week’s showdown with Ohio State is the hurdle they need to clear as they pursue that. In fact, Michigan could lose to Maryland and still reach the Big Ten title game by beating the Buckeyes. If the Wolverines are distracted by the sign-stealing scandal that resulted in the suspension of coach Jim Harbaugh, maybe a shot at a historic victory can help them stay focused. Maryland snapped a four-game losing streak last weekend at Nebraska.
NCAAFB – No. 20 Notre Dame looks to bounce back vs. Wake Forest
Notre Dame (7-3) hosts Wake Forest (4-6) on Saturday, looking to bounce back after a disappointing road loss to Clemson two weeks ago. The Fighting Irish are 4-0 all-time against the Demon Deacons. Their last matchup came in 2018 when Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest and its freshman starting quarterback Sam Hartman, 56-27. FanDuel Sportsbook favors the Irish to pick up another multi-touchdown victory, this time with Hartman on their roster after transferring to South Bend in the offseason.
NCAAFB – MSU, Indiana try to salvage lost seasons in battle for the Brass Spittoon
Saturday’s game between border rivals Michigan State and Indiana may seem meaningless since both teams will not be bowl eligible. That’s not how these teams see it, though. The Hoosiers are trying to build on the momentum of stringing together their three best games of the season. The Spartans, meanwhile, are trying to finish this unexpectedly challenging season with their first road win of the year. And the winner heads home with the rivalry’s prized trophy — the Old Brass Spittoon.
NCAAFBD2 – Defending DII champion Ferris State won’t have coach at playoff game
Ferris State will play a Division II football playoff game Saturday without its coach. Tony Annese will serve a suspension for players lighting cigars in the locker room after winning a national championship last year. Annese tells WOOD-TV he’s just going to "suck it up and be a big boy.” The Bulldogs play in-state rival Grand Valley State. Annese’s one-game playoff suspension isn’t a surprise. It was announced by the NCAA earlier this year. In addition, Ferris State had to pay cleaning expenses. The McKinney, Texas, school district, where the 2022 championship game was played, has a strict no-tobacco policy.
NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Western Michigan 54, Youngstown State 52
Michigan State 105, Detroit Mercy 44
Illinois vs. (16) Notre Dame, 1:00 p.m. at Washington DC
Central Michigan at Cleveland State, 2:00 p.m.
SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee State, 5:00 p.m. at Nassau Bahamas
Evansville at Michigan State, 1:00 p.m.
Michigan vs. DePaul OR South Dakota, TBA at Nassau Bahamas
MLB – MLB approves Oakland A’s move to Las Vegas, with a new ballpark to open in 2028
The Oakland Athletics’ move to Las Vegas has been approved by Major League Baseball team owners in a 30-0 vote. After years of complaints about the Oakland Coliseum and an inability to gain government assistance for a new ballpark in the Bay Area, the A’s plan to move to a stadium to be built on the Las Vegas Strip with $380 million in public financing approved by the Nevada government. They will remain next season at the Coliseum for the last year of their lease there. Plans are to open the new ballpark in 2028.
MLB – Atlanta to host 2025 MLB All-Star Game after losing 2021 game over voting law
Major League Baseball will play its 2025 All-Star Game in Atlanta, four years after moving the event from Truist Park to Denver’s Coors Field over objections to changes in Georgia’s voting rights laws. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following an owners’ meeting. Atlanta was awarded the 2021 All-Star Game in May 2019, but MLB moved it in April 2021, just three months before the game was played. Atlanta previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1972 and 2000.
MLB – Shohei Ohtani, baseball’s 2-way star, becomes first 2-time unanimous MVP
Shohei Ohtani, who has captivated baseball with his unprecedented combination of high-level hitting and premium pitching, became the first two-time unanimous Most Valuable Player when he won the American League honor. Ohtani, a free agent after finishing his contract with the Los Angeles Angels, received all 30 first-place votes and 420 points in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He was a unanimous MVP in 2021 and finished second to the Yankees’ Aaron Judge in voting last year. Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. won the National League honor, also a unanimous pick.
MLB – Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. unanimous NL MVP after 41-homer, 73-steal season
Ronald Acuña Jr. was a unanimous winner of his first National League Most Valuable Player award after becoming the first big leaguer with 40 homers and 70 stolen bases in a season. Los Angeles Angels two-way star star Shohei Otani won the American League honor, becoming the first two-time unanimous MVP. There have been 21 unanimous winners, and this year marked the first time two occurred in the same year. Mookie Betts received all 30 second-place votes and 270 points, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Freddie Freeman with 227 points.
AHL – American Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins at Texas Stars, 8:00 p.m.
ECHL – ECHL Hockey League
Kalamazoo Wings at Toledo Walleye, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Wings at Indy Fuel, 7:00 p.m.
MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Southwestern Michigan College 93, Andrews University 18
Southwestern Michigan College 65, Andrews University 51
Lake Michigan College 88, Hope College JV 57
Lake Michigan College at Wayne County Community College, 1:00 p.m.
Olive Harvey College at Southwestern Michigan College, 3:00 p.m.
Lake Michigan College at Wayne County Community College, 3:00 p.m.
Olive Harvey College at Southwestern Michigan College, 3:00 p.m.
MHSAA – High School Sports
Volleyball – State Semifinals
Division 3 at Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek
Kalamazoo Christian 3, Monroe St. Mary’s 0
Volleyball – State Finals
Division 3 at Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek
Kalamazoo Christian vs. Traverse City St. Francis, 4:30 p.m.
Football – 8 Man State Finals
Division 1 at Superior Dome Marquette, Northern Michigan University
Martin (10-2) vs. Indian River Inland Lakes (11-1), 11:00 a.m.
-Martin looking to repeat as State Champions