5 things to watch in Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh in Peach Bowl and a final score prediction
ATLANTA – Michigan State’s resurgent season is almost over. 10 Spartans (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) will close out the year against No. 12 Pittsburgh (11-2, 7-1 ACC) in the Peach Bowl on Thursday (7 p.m., ESPN) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.mlive.com
ShowBiz Minute: Vallée tributes, Tutu lights, Times Square
Stars pay tribute to director and producer Jean-Marc Vallée; Cape Town's city hall and parts of Table Mountain lit up purple to honor Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Final touches completed on the Times Square New Year's Eve ball on Monday ahead of celebrations later in the week. (Dec. 28)news.yahoo.com
5 Ann Arbor-area football players earn Associated Press first team all-state honors for Divisions 3-4
It was a decorated season for Ann Arbor-area high school football players. Chelsea’s football team had several players made significant contributions to help the team win the Division 4 state title last month and those players have continued to receive recognition.mlive.com
Michigan State rises to top 20 in newest AP poll, Michigan drops out
Nearly a month into the college basketball regular season, the state of Michigan has one ranked basketball team. And it isn’t the one that started the season ranked in the top 10. Michigan State climbed to No. Michigan State was ranked No. Michigan St. 7-220.mlive.com
25 Muskegon-area boys basketball players to watch for 2021-2022 season
We’ve put together a list of 25 noteworthy players that readers of MLive and Muskegon Chronicle should pay attention to as we get ready to jump into the high school basketball season. ---Muskegon junior Ethan Hill (11) drives the ball around Reeths-Puffer freshman Travis Ambrose (21) during the Muskegon at Reeths-Puffer boys varsity basketball game at Reeths-Puffer High School on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Muskegon. ---Muskegon junior Maurice Sain Jr. (5) drives the ball down the court during the Muskegon at Reeths-Puffer boys varsity basketball game at Reeths-Puffer High School on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Muskegon. ---Grant's Seth Schuitema (23) shoots the ball at Fremont High School, on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. ---Reeths-Puffer's Jaxson Whitaker (24) shields the ball from Muskegon's Damari Foster Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Reeths-Puffer High School in Muskegon, Mich. Reeths-Puffer defeated Muskegon, 81-79, in double-overtime.mlive.com
Meet the 2021 all-North Star League football team
It was a stunning season for the Au Gres football team. The Wolverines made an incredible 10-win jump in the win column and rolled all the way to the state semifinals of eight-player football. And they brought a championship back to their school as kings of the North Star League.mlive.com
‘The Walking Dead’ season 11 finale: release date for second part announced
Season 11 is the last for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”The first, eight-episode part of the last season, finished on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. AMC has announced the second, eight-episode part will begin airing at 9 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2022. Season 11 is three sets of eight episodes each. Last week on Season 11, episode 8 called “For Blood,” “the Reapers defended Meridian from an incoming herd. Meanwhile, Alexandrians scramble to protect themselves when a violent storm leaves them vulnerable to walkers.”Here is the official teaser for “So We Could Survive” on Feb. 20, 2022.mlive.com
See Saginaw-area football teams’ playoff positions, possibilities
With three weeks remaining in the regular season, 13 Saginaw-area football teams are in playoff positionIf the season ended today. But another six Saginaw-area football teams are in striking distance if they finish strong. In Division 4, Freeland is 14th with a 5-1 record, while Alma has moved up to the 34th spot with a 3-3 record, two spots out of a playoff spot. Saginaw Nouvel is also 24th, tied with Breckenridge with a 3-3 record, both with 13.500 points. In 8-player football Division 1, Merrill is 19th in playoff points.mlive.com
‘Saturday Night Live’ premieres tonight: How to watch, host lineup, stream for free
If you can believe it, the 47th season of “Saturday Night Live” opens this weekend. On opening night, Owen Wilson and Kacey Musgraves will host and perform as a musical guest, respectively. Where can I watch ‘SNL’ if I don’t have cable? You can watch it on FuboTV ($64.99/month, 7-day free trial), a streaming service that offers you access to your favorite TV shows, live sports events and much more. You can also watch it on Peacock TV, the NBC streaming service with access to your favorite NBC shows.mlive.com
New COVID cases drop nationwide following summer surge
New COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are declining, but hospitals are still being strained in areas with low vaccination rates. While 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated, some have begun receiving booster shots. Lila Luciano has more.news.yahoo.com
How to watch season premiere of ‘Master Chef: Legends’ online with free live stream
The new season of “Master Chef: Legends” makes its premiere tonight at 8 p.m. If you don’t have cable, you can stream the season 11 premiere of “Master Chef: Legends” live with FuboTV (start your free trial). Watch these new, talented chefs put their best batter forward in an epic episode of auditions. Following last year’s “milestone 10th season” this one is shaping up to be “more exciting than ever with a surprise-filled journey that takes the contestants on the trip of a lifetime.” Tune in tonight to catch Season 11, episode 1. Join judges Gordan Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and Joe Bastianich as they mentor and challenge this new batch of chefs for a surely unforgettable season.mlive.com
Final Flint-area girls basketball regular-season Power Rankings
Here are our final Flint-area girls Power Rankings of the 2021 regular season. 1The Eagles dealt with a COVID-19 quarantine en route to the first unbeaten regular season in school history. 3The Bobcats finished the regular season with two straight losses but talk about a tough task in the final week. Of course, Dow finished the regular season 17-0 so a lot of teams lost to the Chargers. MORE:Vote for Flint-area Player of the WeekPredicting Flint-area girls basketball districtsPredicting Flint-area boys basketball districtsmlive.com
Storm remains ‘on track’ to bring 6 inches of snow Monday evening, Tuesday morning
The season so far has only totaled 8.6 inches at O’Hare, where the official climate data is tracked. Snowfall for the season is about 8 inches below the average at this point, so this one storm could catch up the area, Castro said.chicagotribune.com
MLK Day in Chicago
American Airlines Flight 191 crashed after takeoff from O'Hare International Airport on May 25, 1979, killing 273 people. The DC-10, carrying 13 crew members and 258 passengers, crashed 31 seconds after takeoff . All those aboard the jet and two people on the ground died.chicagotribune.com
Detroit Lions sign 5 players to futures contracts
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions wrapped up their season fewer than 48 hours ago. Oh, and they just signed receiver Victor Bolden, guard Evan Brown, safety Jalen Elliott, receiver Tom Kennedy and linebacker Anthony Pittman to futures contracts. Any player not on a team at the end of the regular season is eligible to be signed to a futures contract. Futures contracts work just like regular contracts, except they count against the next season’s salary cap and roster limit. Players who were on rosters to conclude the season cannot be signed until the start of the new league year on March 17.mlive.com
Ralph Macchio Recaps ‘Cobra Kai’
Now that “Cobra Kai” Season 3 is creating a buzz among viewers, you might have some catching up to do. In this recent video from Vanity Fair, Ralph Macchio recaps seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Cobra Kai’ in just 20 minutes. “Cobra Kai” Season 3 can be seen on Netflix. See the full video here.mlive.com
Detroit Red Wings release 2020-21 schedule, starting Jan. 14 against Carolina
Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first period gaol against the Edmonton Oilers with teammates at Little Caesars Arena on October 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Detroit Red Wings will open the 2020-21 NHL season on Jan. 14 at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Red Wings and Hurricanes are both competing in the realigned Central Division with Columbus, Dallas, Chicago, Florida, Nashville and Tampa. Little Caesars Arena will not have fans. Here’s the full Red Wings schedule (view printable PDF here):
Ouch: Red Wings with worst odds to win Stanley Cup, their division
That means if you bet $100 on the Red Wings and they somehow won Lord Stanley’s Cup this season you would cash out $20,000. BetOnline also has the NHL division futures set -- the Red Wings have the worst odds, out of any team, for winning their division: +2500. Fear not, Red Wings fansGo ahead and throw your money away, if you want. On defense, the Red Wings added Troy Stecher, Marc Staal and Jon Merrill. On his own side of the line shall be defined by a “plane” of the blue line which shall extend from the leading edge of the blue line upwards.
NHL will play 56-game season starting Jan. 13
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)The NHL announced Sunday the league will begin its 2020-21 season on Jan. 13. Teams will play 56 games in this pandemic-shortened season. The expansion draft (Seattle’s first season in the league is 2021-22) will be held July 21. Realigned divisions, playoff seeding alteredThe divisions are realigning due to the cross-border travel ban between Canada and the United States. Follow NHL return to play updates here:
NHL return to play reports: Jan. 13 season start, April 12 trade deadline
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Reports on the NHL’s return to play in January are rolling out this weekend. Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the season will start Jan. 13 (as expected) with a trade deadline scheduled for April 12. The NHL’s regular season -- expected to be cut short to just 56 games -- will end May 8. Teams will play within their divisions with the top four in each division making the playoffs. Read more: NHL eyes division play only; Sharks to ArizonaFollow NHL return to play updates here:
NHL, players reach tentative deal for 56-game season
The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. The NHL and players reached a tentative deal Friday to hold a 56-game season that would begin Jan. 13. Players on the NHLPA’s executive board call Friday night supported moving forward with the agreed upon terms, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting. Approval from health officials in the five Canadian provinces that have teams is still needed before the NHL can go ahead with the season. The NHL, like the NBA, finished its previous season in a quarantined bubble — two of them, one each in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.
Reports: NHL, NHLPA discuss 56-game regular season with mid-January start date
The NHL and NHLPA are looking at the possibility of starting a 56-game regular season in mid-January 2021, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Development: Sources say #NHL shared draft schedules with #NHLPA on Thursday, one including a 56-game regular season for 2021. Drafts were based on Jan. 1 start date, but sides discussed pushing that back (Jan. 15 or 16?). A Jan. 15 start is now being discussed, source says, really no choice given that Jan 1 doesn’t seem realistic at this point. If this new pandemic-shortened season really is going to start in mid-January, the NHL and NHLPA need to finalize something very soon.
Flint-area football highlights: Davison wins league title, first unbeaten season since 2016
FLINT – Davison clinched the outright Saginaw Valley South football championship Friday by doing something it hadn’t done since 2017 – beating Lapeer during the regular season. The Cardinals completed an unbeaten regular season by beating host Lapeer 37-6. Davison finished the regular season unbeatenfor the first time since 2016, when the Cardinals went 9-0 before losing in the second round of the playoffs. Lapeer, which won the last two SVL South championships, finished the regular season 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the league. Grand Blanc finished the regular season 5-1 and was second in the SVL South with a 4-1 mark.mlive.com
Big Ten football returns this weekend
Big Ten football is back with both the Spartans and Wolverines taking the field. Big Ten football officially kicked off tonight with Illinois and Wisconsin. All teams will play eight games in eight weeks with a conference championship on Dec. 19. Both Michigan and Michigan State University coaches say they’re ready. Then Michigan will kick things off at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Metro Detroit weather: cool temperatures ahead
DETROIT – One more above normal day awaits before a noticeable chill invades, and then sets up shop for days. But the above normal temperatures are about to exit stage right. The cold front that will bring below normal temperatures, will also brush us with some showers. The weekend brings technical rain chances. More rain chances lie ahead next week.
Metro Detroit weather: Rain, wind and cold temperatures are in the forecast
DETROIT – Thunderstorms arrive tonight, but the coldest air of the season makes an appearance later this week. They’ll roll into the West Zone just before 8PM and should be gone for everyone except the Lake Huron shoreline by midnight tonight. This is will be our biggest shot of rain this week. Highs will recover to the 50s on Saturday and stay that way through most of next week. Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
NHL targeting Jan. 1 to begin next season
Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday night the NHL is targeting a Jan. 1 start for next season. That declaration came after recent talks between the league and NHL Players’ Association. NHL teams are expected to get camps of at least two weeks, just as they did before the expanded playoffs over the summer. Free agency opens Friday, with the NHL looking to speed through the offseason while planning to play in 2021. “It’s kind of been refreshing to get back and have somewhat of a tentative date for when we’re going to be coming back,” Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon said.
Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January
EDMONTON, AB – Gary Bettman will take his first sigh of relief in months when he presents the Stanley Cup. Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly had more questions of their own than answers next season, though it's always been questionable if it will start on Dec. 1 as tentatively planned. “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” Bettman said during his annual pre- Stanley Cup Final news conference. “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” Bettman said. Before the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning opened the final, Bettman acknowledged he's not taking a victory lap yet.
Chiefs nix headdresses, face paint to start NFL season
In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, a Kansas City Chiefs fan walks outside the stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead stadium Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 for a masked and socially distanced start to the current season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) File)MISSION, Kan. Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead stadium Thursday for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Instead of face paint, he will stick Duct tape with Bible verses on his face. Still, he thinks the team's changes are an overreaction and said fans love to pose with people wearing headdresses.
More parents considering virtual summer camps during pandemic
DETROIT – With many traditional summer camps choosing to stay closed this season, parents have another option to consider, virtual summer camps. She knows there are some great virtual camp offerings but wants to make sure parents are helping their children get enough physical activity. The virtual camps will be two hours a day, giving families flexibility and have the camps be just a part of their summer experience. Registration is already open to the general public for Cranbrook Art Museum camps and the Cranbrook Institute of Science camps. https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-CampThere are lots of virtual summer camp options, a quick online search shows the school offers programs including creative writing, wilderness survival and even how to debate.
More parents considering virtual summer camps during pandemic
More parents considering virtual summer camps during pandemicPublished: June 14, 2020, 11:39 pmWith school wrapping up, Katey McPherson, an educator who travels the country teaching kids and parents digital dos and don'ts, says now is the time to have children pursue their passions.
Benched: Greg Kelser discusses the end of Detroit Pistons season, praying for social change
DETROIT The NBA announced this week its plans to get back to action. Unfortunately that means the Detroit Pistons season is over, which is disappointing to Pistons broadcaster Greg Kelser. I wish we were apart of the group going to Orlando.Unfortunately, the Pistons were left out of this NBA restart. When the new season begins, Kelser hopes Christian Wood is a Piston. No country is great unless it takes care of all of its citizens.Kelser spent his Sunday marching for change in Detroit.
‘A step toward normalcy’ - NHL shapes a return to play plan
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Player's Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman are shown during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. You have to prepare for what we hope is going to be a consensus that we can and should play,” NHL Players’ Association executive director Don Fehr told The Associated Press. The NHL projects players might be allowed to begin returning for voluntary workouts next week. Bettman announced the NHL has narrowed the list to 10: Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis/St. The committee not only proposed the 24-team format, but also devised a list of protocols for teams to follow once players return to their facilities.
Red Wings historically bad season officially cut short -- heres whats next
DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings will not play another game this season after the NHL announced its return-to-play plan this week. The 2019-20 season will go down as one of the worst in the Red Wings illustrious club history that dates back to 1926. Read more: A step toward normalcy - NHL shapes a return to play planHow the 2020 NHL draft lottery will workThe league says the draft lottery will determine the first 15 picks in the 2020 NHL Draft based on 3-6 drawings over one or two phases. Here are the draft lottery odds:Detroit Red Wings -- (.275) 18.5 percent chance for No. Were trying to rebuild the team," Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman said after the trade deadline in February.
NHL commissioner to hold return-to-play news conference today
Commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to offer details on the NHLs return to play during a news conference at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Insiders say Bettman will discuss the 24-team format agreement reached by the NHL and the NHLPA players union. From the NHL: ``National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement today at 4:30 p.m. Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 26, 2020PROGRAMMING NOTE:@NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will appear on NBCSN today to make an announcement about the league's Return To Play Plan. ET NBCSN NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 26, 2020It is expected the details of the NHL draft and draft lottery timing/format will be part of todays big reveal by the NHL on RTP format(s).
NHL plans move to small-group training as Phase 2 of return
TORONTO, ONT The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon -- with plenty of precautions. It has not yet been determined when precisely Phase 2 will start or how long it may last, the said read. Teams are not allowed to require a player to return to a club's home city to complete any necessary quarantine measures before the workouts begin. The NHL/NHLPA Return to Play Committee has been hashing out details of what the game will look like if it's allowed to return this summer. Most NHL players have not been on the ice since the league halted its schedule, although some, including a number of Swedish players who returned home, have been skating in recent weeks.
NHL suspends season amid coronavirus outbreak
The National Hockey League (NHL) has suspended the remainder of its 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to reports, the NHL hopes to resume the season at some point. The Detroit Red Wings were scheduled to play Thursday night in D.C. against the Washington Capitals. Regular season NHL games were scheduled through April 4, with the Stanley Cup playoffs scheduled right after that. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement that the league would like to continue the season when it is “appropriate and prudent.”The NBA announced its decision to suspend the season on Wednesday night after one of its players tested positive for COVID-19.
Struggling to file your taxes? Get your questions answered
DETROIT – Tax season is underway. If you’re struggling to start filing your taxes because you have questions there is help. Experts with the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants are here to answer questions. Call 313-298-WDIV with questions -- Phone line remains open until 6:30 p.m.