Weekday Morning Sports – Friday 1/16/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Friday, January 16, 2015

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 3, St. Louis Blues 2 – OT

Red Wings 3, Blues 2 – OT – Datsyuk scores late in OT to lift Red Wings over Blues
Pavel Datsyuk scored with 2.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Detroit won for the fourth time in five games and completed a six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark. Petr Mrazek made 25 saves and improved to 3-0 in four career appearances against St. Louis.  Joakim Andersson and Tomas Tatar scored in a 60-second span in the second period to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead. Datsyuk’s 14th goal of the season helped Detroit improve to 5-9 in overtime. David Backes and Alexander Steen had goals for St. Louis, which had a five-game winning streak snapped. Steen scored with 47 seconds left in regulation to tie it 2-2.

Tonight
Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

NHL – Fleury and Halak are All-Star replacements
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak are going to the NHL All-Star game as injury replacements. They take the place of both Detroit’s Jimmy Howard and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne, who are both hurt.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Tonight
Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m.

NFL – National Football League – Conference Championship
Sunday
NFC: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks, 3:05 p.m.               Sports Radio 1400 WSJM
AFC: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots, 6:30 p.m.        Sports Radio 1400 WSJM

NFL – AP source: Browns interview ex-Bears coach Trestman for OC
A person familiar with the process says the Cleveland Browns have interviewed former Bears coach Marc Trestman for their open offensive coordinator position. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting during its search to replace Kyle Shanahan, said Trestman interviewed with Cleveland on Wednesday. Trestman was fired after the bears finished 5-11 and missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons. Chicago also fired general manager Phil Emery. The person says Browns tight ends coach Brian Angelichio is also a candidate for offensive coordinator, while team officials are also scheduled to interview Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn and Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. Improving on offense is a top priority for the Browns, which finished 7-9 under coach Mike Pettine and missed the playoffs after losing their last five games.

NFL – Worker dies in Super Bowl prep
Police say a construction worker is dead after a fall outside the University of Phoenix Stadium. Investigators say the 31-year-old man fell some 25-30 feet while working on a stage that will be used for the NFL Tailgate Party during the Super Bowl.

NCAA Basketball – Men’s
Saturday
Miami (Fl) at (12) Notre Dame, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan State at (14) Maryland, 4:00 p.m.    Super Hits 103.7 Cosy-FM, 3:00
Central Michigan at Akron, 7:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Toledo, 7:00 p.m.
Northwestern at Michigan, 8:15 p.m.             Sports Radio 1400 WSJM, 7:45

NCAA Basketball – Men’s – Notre Dame’s Brey doesn’t know if Auguste will play again
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey says forward Zach Auguste is working on an academic matter and doesn’t know whether he will play for the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish against Miami on Saturday or even again this season. Brey said before practice Thursday that the Irish are preparing as if Auguste won’t play Saturday, but said Auguste is enrolled and practicing. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Auguste, averaging 14.3 points for the Irish (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), started the first 17 games before missing a victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night. Brey says he doesn’t have enough information to say whether Auguste will be back this season. He says Auguste has “work to do and he’s in the process of doing it. If we get the right feedback, maybe he rejoins us.”

NCAA Basketball – Women’s
Last Night
(7) Notre Dame 89, (12) North Carolina 79
Michigan State 63, Illinois 56

(7) Notre Dame 89, (12) North Carolina 79 – No. 7 Notre Dame women beat No. 12 North Carolina, 89-79
Freshman Brianna Turner had 29 points as No. 7 Notre Dame shot 63 percent after halftime to beat No. 12 North Carolina 89-79 last night. The forward matched her season high in points and also in blocked shots with seven in a huge performance for the Fighting Irish. Sophomore Lindsay Allen added a career-best 24 points.

Michigan State 63, Illinois 56 – Powers leads MSU over Illinois
Ariel Powers scored 33 points and had 11 rebouds in Michigan State’s 63-56 win over Illinois.  The Spartans also got 13 points from Becca Mills, and 11 from Tori Jankoska.

MLB – White Sox to retire Konerko’s No 14
The White Sox will retire the No. 14 uniform of retired captain Paul Konerko. Chicago said Thursday it will honor the six-time All-Star before a May 23 game against Minnesota. Konerko will be the 11th player whose number is retired by the White Sox. That includes Jackie Robinson, whose No. 42 was retired for all of Major League Baseball in 1997. Konerko spent 16 seasons with the White Sox and hit a grand slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series as Chicago swept Houston for its first title since 1917. He is the franchise leader in total bases (4,010), is second in home runs (432) behind Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and third in hits (2,292).

MLB – Cubs, Doubront agree at $1,925,000 and avoid arbitration
Pitcher Felix Doubront and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract for $1,925,000 and avoided arbitration. The 27-year-old left-hander was 4-5 with a 5.54 ERA in 14 starts and seven relief appearances last year for  Boston and Chicago, which acquired him July. He went 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in four starts with them. Doubront made $586,000 last year. The agreement on Thursday left pitchers Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop, catcher Welington Castillo, infielder Luis Valbuena and outfielder Chris Coghlan as Chicago’s remaining unsigned players in arbitration.

AHL – American Hockey League
Tonight
Grand Rapids Griffins at Hamilton Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.
Lake Erie Monsters at Chicago Wolves, 8:30 p.m.

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
Tonight
Greenville Road Warriors at Toledo Walleye, 7:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Cyclones at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:30 p.m.

NBADL – NBA D-League – “D-League Showcase” at Santa Clara, Ca
Last Night
Grand Rapids Drive 102, Austin Spurs 87
MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Eau Claire 71, Watervliet Grace Christian 23
Four Beavers scored in double figures, led by Jomel Armstead’s game high 16 points as Eau Claire beat Watervliet Grace Christian 71-23.  Nickoda Keefer added 14, while Tyler Grajauskis and Kyrek Alexander each scored 10.  Eau Claire improves to 5-2 on the season

Girls Basketball
Michigan Lutheran 67, Andrews Academy 17
Emily Witkowski had a game high 15 points as Michigan Lutheran easily defeated Andrews Academy 67-17.  Hailey Maas added 13 points and 6 assists, while Amanda Nitz scored 12 points for the Titans.

Boys Swimming
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 95, Bridgman/Lakeshore 91

Tonight
Boys Basketball
SMAC (7:15 start)
Benton Harbor at Lakeshore    Sports Radio 1400
St. Joseph at Niles
Portage Central at Portage Northern
Battle Creek Central at Mattawan
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake
Loy Norrix at Battle Creek Lakeview

Wolverine (7:15 start)
South Haven at Paw Paw   Super Hits 103.7
Dowagiac at Berrien Springs
Edwardsburg at Coloma
Three Rivers at Allegan
Vicksburg at Otsego
Plainwell at Sturgis

SAC (5:30 start)
Watervliet at Hartford
Lawton at Decatur
Lawrence at Marcellus
Fennville at Bangor
Saugatuck at Gobles
Martin at Bloomingdale

BCS
New Buffalo at Brandywine, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan at Cassopolis, 7:30 p.m.
Mendon at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.

Red Arrow Conference
River Valley at Howardsville Christian, 6 p.m.

Non Conference
Muskegon Heights at Bridgman, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
SMAC (5:45 start)
Benton Harbor at Lakeshore    Sports Radio 1400
St. Joseph at Niles
Portage Central at Portage Northern
Battle Creek Central at Mattawan
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake
Loy Norrix at Battle Creek Lakeview

Wolverine (7:15 start)
Paw Paw at South Haven
Berrien Springs at Dowagiac
Coloma at Edwardsburg
Allegan at Three Rivers
Otsego at Vicksburg
Sturgis at Plainwell

SAC (7:00 start)
Watervliet at Hartford
Lawton at Decatur
Lawrence at Marcellus
Fennville at Bangor
Saugatuck at Gobles
Martin at Bloomingdale

BCS
New Buffalo at Brandywine, 6:00 p.m.
Buchanan at Cassopolis, 6:00 p.m.
Mendon at Centreville, 6:00 p.m.
White Pigeon at Bronson, 7:30 p.m.

Red Arrow Conference
Watervliet Grace Christian at Eau Claire, 7:30

Non Conference
Michigan Lutheran at Byron City Zion Chr. 6:30

Saturday
Boys Basketball
Benton Harbor at Lansing Sexton    Sports Radio 1400
Kalamazoo Phoenix at South Haven
Lake Michigan Catholic at Bridgman

Girls Basketball
Byron Center Zion Christian at Bloomingdale