Friday State Sports Summary
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 06:58:46 EST


WAYNE SIMMONDS' GOAL MIDWAY THROUGH THE SECOND PERIOD TURNS
OUT TO BE THE GAME-WINNER FOR THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS.........AS THEY
DEFEAT THE RED WINGS, 4 TO 1, LAST NIGHT IN NEW JERSEY. THAT LOSS IS
THE 12th IN THE LAST 14 GAMES FOR THE STRUGGLING WINGS, WHO ARE ON
PACE TO WIN JUST 19 GAMES THIS SEASON....THAT WOULD BE THE FEWEST
FOR THE ORGANIZATION SINCE THE 1980 - 81 SEASON..........


AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD YESTERDAY IN FLORIDA, HOUSTON ASTROS'
OWNER JIM CRANE AND THE PLAYERS ONCE AGAIN - FOR THE MOST PART -
APOLOGIZED FOR THEIR ROLES IN A SIGN-STEALING SCANDAL BACK IN 2017
THAT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HOUSTON WINNING THE WORLD SERIES THAT
YEAR. THAT SCANDAL COST G.M. JEFF LUHNOW (loo-now) AND MANAGER A.J.
HINCH THEIR JOBS......HOWEVER, NO PLAYERS WERE FINED OR SUSPENDED
FOR THEIR ROLES IN THE SIGN-STEALING BY COMMISSIONER ROB
MANFRED.......


FINALS OF NOTE FROM COLLEGE BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT: FERRIS STATE
BEATS MICHIGAN TECH, 76 TO 71; GRAND VALLEY STATE DOWNS SAGINAW
VALLEY, 86 TO 74; LAKE SUPERIOR STATE DOWNS NORTHERN MICHIGAN, 82
TO 68; NORTHWOOD FALLS TO DAVENPORT, 74 TO 70.......


MATT KUCHAR (koo-charr) FIRED A FIRST ROUND SCORE OF 7-UNDER PAR 64
TO TAKE A THREE-SHOT LEAD AT THE PGA TOUR'S GENESIS INVITATIONAL,
YESTERDAY, IN CALIFORNIA. TIGER WOODS - AFTER A STRONG START -
FADED LATE IN THE FIRST ROUND, FINISHING WITH A SCORE OF 2-UNDER
PAR 69.....WHICH LEAVES HIM FIVE SHOTS OFF THE LEAD.........




   

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