Weekday Morning Sports Report – Tuesday 11/12/19

NFL – National Football League – Week 10
Yesterday
Seattle Seahawks 27, San Francisco 49ers 24 – OT

Seahawks 27, 49ers 24 – OT – Seahawks pin Niners with first loss
The Seattle Seahawks are back in the hunt for the NFC West title after dealing the San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the season. The Seahawks picked up their second straight overtime win as Jason Myers nailed a 42-yard field goal to complete a 27-24 victory over the Niners. Meyers provided the winning boot after Chase McLaughlin missed a kick earlier in overtime. McLaughlin sent the game into OT by hitting a 47-yard field goal with one second left in regulation. Russell Wilson atoned for his interception early in overtime by scrambling 18 yards on third-and-3 to prolong the winning drive. Wilson was 24 of 34 for 232 and a touchdown for the 8-2 Seahawks, who are within one game of the division-leading 49ers. Chris Carson ran for 89 yards and one TD on 25 carries for Seattle. Jadeveon Clowney returned a fumble 10 yards for a touchdown late in the first half after San Francisco built a 10-0 lead. The fumble began a string of 21 straight points for Seattle, but the 49ers began to chip away when DeForest Buckner broke back a fumble 12 yards for a fourth-quarter score. Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-pah-loh) completed 24 of his 46 passes for 248 yards, one TD and one interception. San Francisco was the last team to lose a game this season.

NFL – Former Lions player, MSU Alum Charles Rogers dies
Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday. It was not immediately known where the 38-year-old Rogers died or the cause of death. A former high school coach tells MLive.com that Rogers died of liver failure and also had cancer.

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Tonight
Creighton at Michigan, 6:30 p.m.         106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports 6:00
Mississippi Valley State at Western Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Goshen College at Eastern Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Howard at Notre Dame, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAMBB – Kentucky has climbed to No. 1
The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky.  Kentucky (2-0) earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday’s poll, marking the first time the Wildcats have reached No. 1 since early in the 2016-17 season. Duke climbed two spots to No. 2 after beating Kansas in the Classic’s other top-4 matchup. The Spartans fell to No. 3, followed by Louisville _ which claimed the remaining first-place vote. Kansas, North Carolina, Maryland, Gonzaga, reigning national champion Virginia and Villanova rounded out the top 10. No. 20 Washington and No. 25 Colorado were new poll additions.

AP Basketball Top 25
1 Kentucky(64) 2-0
2 Duke 2-0
3 Michigan State 1-1
4 Louisville(1) 2-0
5 Kansas 1-1
6 North Carolina 2-0
7 Maryland 2-0
8 Gonzaga 2-0
9 Virginia 2-0
10 Villanova 1-0
11 Texas Tech 2-0
12 Seton Hall 2-0
13 Memphis 2-0
14 Oregon 2-0
15 Florida 1-1
16 Ohio State 2-0
17 Utah State 2-0
18 Saint Mary’s 1-0
19 Arizona 2-0
20 Washington 1-0
21 Xavier 2-0
22 Auburn 2-0
23 LSU 1-0
24 Baylor 1-1
25 Colorado 1-0

NHL – National Hockey League
Tonight
Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks, 10:00 p.m.

NHL – Hockey commentator Cherry fired for rant over immigrants
A Canadian broadcast company has fired hockey commentator Don Cherry for calling immigrants “you people“ in a rant on television in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. The 85-year-old Cherry has provided commentary following the first intermission of “Hockey Night in Canada“ for years.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Minnesota Timberwolves 120, Detroit Pistons 114

Timberwolves 120, Pistons 114 – Timberwolves beat Pistons 120-114, spoiling Griffin’s return
Andrew Wiggins scored 33 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves spoiled Blake Griffin’s return Monday night, beating the Detroit Pistons 120-114. Griffin played for the first time this season, coming back from hamstring and knee issues. Derrick Rose also returned to the Detroit lineup from a strained hamstring, but both he and Griffin played limited minutes.  Griffin scored 19 points but Rose added just six.  Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points for Minnesota, which snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Pistons. Luke Kennard led Detroit with 25 points, and Snell scored 16. Andre Drummond had 11 points and 12 rebounds, but he went just 4 of 12 from the field.

Tonight
Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m.
New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Yesterday
Tennessee 74, (15) Notre Dame 63

Tennessee 74, (15) Notre Dame 63 – Davis’ 33 points, 10 boards lead Lady Vols past No. 15 Irish
Rennia Davis had a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead Tennessee past No. 15 Notre Dame 74-63 on Monday night. Davis became the first Lady Vol since Candace Parker with 30 points and 10 rebounds against a ranked opponent. Davis was 12 of 20 from the field, with five 3-pointers, to help Tennessee hand Notre Dame its fourth home loss in the past 115 contests. UConn has the other three wins at Notre Dame.  Jordan Horston added 12 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals for Tennessee (3-0). Jazmine Massengill added five points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.  Destinee Walker led Notre Dame (2-1) with 18 points. Sam Brunelle added 16 points.

AHL – American Hockey League
Tonight
Grand Rapids Griffins at Cleveland Monsters, 7:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Athletics
Tonight
Girls Volleyball – Regional Semifinals
Division 1 at Battle Creek Lakeview
St. John’s vs. Jackson Northwest, 5:00 p.m.
Gull Lake vs. Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Otsego
Edwardsburg vs. Vicksburg, 5:30 p.m.
Paw Paw vs. Hamilton, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Schoolcraft
Brandywine vs. Gobles, 5:30 p.m.
Bronson vs. Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Martin
Mendon vs. New Buffalo, 5:30 p.m.
Battle Creek St. Philip vs. Muskegon Catholic Central, 7:30 p.m.

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