Weekday Morning Sports – Friday 11/13/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Friday, November 13, 2015

NFL – National Football League – Week 10
Last Night
Buffalo Bills 22, New York Jets 17

Bills 22, Jets 17 – Bills baffle Jets
The Buffalo Bills were 22-17 winners over the New York Jets in coach Rex Ryan’s return to the Meadowlands. Duke Williams put Buffalo ahead to stay by returning a fumbled kickoff 19 yards for a touchdown with 5:38 left in the first half, and Karlos Williams grabbed a 26-yard touchdown pass while the Bills were building a 22-3 lead in the third quarter. The Bills also had two interceptions and stopped the Jets inside the Bills 10 in the final minutes.

Sunday
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 12:00
Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams, 1:00 p.m.

NFL – Bears DT Ego Ferguson suspended 4 games for PEDs use
Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson became the second Chicago player in three days to be suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Ferguson’s punishment was announced Thursday, two days after backup offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje was suspended. Fabuluje said in a statement he was informed he tested positive for an amphetamine after taking a supplement that did not list any banned substances on the label. Ferguson was placed on injured reserve last month because of a knee injury. He appeared in four games with one start this season after playing in all 16 as a rookie in 2014. He will begin serving his suspension immediately. The Bears (3-5) visit St. Louis (4-4) this week.

NFL – Bears’ Alshon Jeffery misses practice with groin injury
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery missed Thursday’s practice with a groin injury he hurt a day earlier.  Jeffery has had three straight 100-yard receiving games as the Bears offense has opened up considerably since his return from a hamstring injury in Week 6. The Bears to face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Tonight
Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NBA – Bulls’ Noah on track to return after missing game
Center Joakim Noah appears to be on track to return to the Chicago Bulls after missing a game because of soreness in his left knee. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Noah went through a full practice Thursday after experiencing some discomfort and will “hopefully” play Friday against Charlotte.  Noah has been coming off the bench this season with Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic in the lineup. He was listed as a starter over Mirotic for Monday’s game at Philadelphia, only to be scratched. The left knee has been an issue for Noah in recent years. The 2014 Defensive Player of the Year, he struggled last season after undergoing surgery.

NCAA Men’s Basketball
Today
Vermont at Eastern Michigan, 11:00 a.m.
Jacksonville State at Central Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
Northern Michigan at (25) Michigan, 7:00 p.m.                  WSJM-FM 6:30
Florida Atlantic at (13) Michigan State, 7:00 p.m.             WCSY-FM 6:00

NCAA Men’s Basketball – No. 25 Michigan planning to play without Irvin in opener
Michigan coach John Beilein says he doesn’t expect junior Zak Irvin to play when the 25th-ranked Wolverines host Northern Michigan in their season opener Friday night. The 6-foot-6 Irvin is coming off back surgery, and Beilein says he isn’t in game shape yet. Irvin averaged 14.3 points per game as a sophomore. Beilein says guard Spike Albrecht will play “spot minutes” after having offseason hip surgery.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
New Jersey Devils 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2

Devils 3, Blackhawks 2 – Kalinin’s power-play goal lifts Devils past Blackhawks 3-2
Sergey Kalinin scored a power-play goal with 2:27 left and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Thursday night for their second victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions in a week. With Patrick Kane off for high sticking, Corey Crawford stopped Kyle Palmieri’s shot from the left circle. But Kalinin was alone at the edge of the crease and slipped the rebound in the net. Adam Henrique and Palmieri scored in the second to put New Jersey ahead, Cory Schneider made 27 saves and the Devils rebounded after a 2-0 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night. New Jersey has won three of four _ including a 4-2 win over Chicago last Friday night _ and is 9-3-0 after tarting 0-3-1. Chicago rookie Artemi Panarin scored from a sharp angle with 6:41 left in the third. Kane assisted on that one and scored a 5-on-3 goal in the first to extend his point streak to 11 games.

Tonight
San Jose Sharks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.

NHL – Wings sign Abdelkader
The Detroit Red Wings are locking up forward Justin Abdelkader to a long-term contract.  The 28-year-old has signed a seven-year contract extension worth 29.75-million-dollars.  Abdelkader is in the final season of a four-year contract.  The Michigan native has four goals and three assists in 15 games this season.  Abdelkader set career highs last season with 23 goals and 21 assists in 71 games.  He’s in his ninth NHL season, all with Detroit.

NCAA Football – College Football
Saturday
Maryland at (14) Michigan State, 12:00 p.m.                     WCSY-FM 10:30
Massachusetts at Eastern Michigan, 3:00 p.m.
(15) Michigan at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.                                   WSJM-AM/FM 2:30
Wake Forest at (4) Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.

NCAA Football – Hoosiers hoping to flip script on No. 15 Wolverines
Indiana has another chance to derail a Big Ten title contender’s season on Saturday. For the fourth time in six games, the Hoosiers (4-5, 0-5) will play a ranked team. They’ve been competitive in each of the previous three, all against unbeaten teams. But they haven’t pulled an upset yet. Their next chance comes Saturday when No. 15 Michigan (7-2, 4-1) visits Bloomington for the first time in five years. The Wolverines will put one of the nation’s top defenses on the field against one of the conference’s most prolific offenses. And while Michigan attempts to stay in the East Division title hunt, the Hoosiers are trying to snap a five-game losing streak and move within one win of becoming bowl eligible in their home finale.

NCAA Football – No decision yet on Notre Dame RB Prosise vs. Wake Forest
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says running back C.J. Prosise took part in football activities during practice Thursday in his return from a concussion but hasn’t been cleared to play when the sixth-ranked Irish face Wake Forest on Saturday. Kelly says Prosise still needs to be cleared by doctors. He says it could be a game-time decision. Kelly says Prosise looked good to him at practice. It was his first day working out with the team since being injured against Pittsburgh on Saturday.  Kelly says even if Prosise is cleared, freshman Josh Adams will play against the Demon Deacons (3-6).  Adams ran for 147 yards against Pittsburgh. Kelly says receiver Equanimeous Brown sustained a shoulder injury in practice Wednesday and is out indefinitely.

NCAA Women’s Basketball
Today
Wisconsin Parkview at Western Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Indiana State at Central Michigan, 7:30 p.m.

NCAA Hockey
Tonight
Michigan State at Boston College, 7:00 p.m.
St. Cloud State at Western Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green at Michigan Tech, 7:07 p.m.
Arizona State at Lake Superior State, 7:07 p.m.
Niagra at Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
Northeastern at Notre Dame, 7:35 p.m.
Ferris State at Alaska Anchorage, 11:07 p.m.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Chicago Wolves 5, Manitoba Moose 3

Last Night
Grand Rapids Griffins at Lake Erie Monsters, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Wolves at Manitoba Moose, 8:00 p.m.

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
Tonight
Toledo Walleye at Manchester Monarchs, 7:00 p.m.
Evansville IceMen at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:00 p.m.

ISHSHA – High School Hockey
Tonight
South Bend St. Joseph’s Indians vs. Lakeshore-St. Joseph Warriors, 7:15 p.m.  (Ice Box-SB)

MHSAA – High School Volleyball – Regional Championships
Last Night
Class A at Portage Central
Mattawan 3, DeWitt 2

Class B at Hopkins
Battle Creek Harper Creek 3, Paw Paw 0

MHSAA – High School Football – Regional Championships
Tonight
Division 3:
Coldwater Cardinals (11-0) at St. Joseph Bears (10-1), 7:00 p.m.
Sports Radio 1400 WSJM 6:35 (Phil McDonald/Bret Wikowski)

Division 5:
Buchanan Bucks (11-0) at Ida Bluestreaks (11-0), 7:00 p.m.

Division 7:
Cassopolis Rangers (9-2) at Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates (11-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
Division 6:
Constantine Falcons (7-4) at Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian Mustangs, 1:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Football – 8 Player Semifinals
Saturday
Deckerville Eagles (10-1) at Battle Creek St. Philip Fighting Tigers (11-0), 2:00 p.m.