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West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 01/29/2014

 
West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 01/29/2014
Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 7:53am by By Bret Bakita

Michigan State scored six straight points in overtime and held Iowa to one field goal in the extra period as the 7th. ranked Spartans topped the 15th.-rated Hawkeyes (71-69).  Keith Appling scored 16 points and Matt Costello added 11 points and 12 rebounds in the win.  MSU is now (19-2) overall and (8-1) in the Big Ten. 

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell in Wayne County Circuit Court.  Best's career was cut short due to concussions, and he is seeking damages of over $25,000.  The "Detroit Free Press" reports Best also has a worker's compensation claim pending against the Lions and tried to get back into the game after doctors refused to give him medical clearance. 

The Detroit Pistons got 20 points from Brandon Jennings and used a big second quarter to defeat the Orlando Magic...(103-87) at the Palace last night.  Andre Drummond had 13 points and 17 rebounds in the win.  The Pistons visit the Atlanta Hawks tonight - Tip-off is 7:30pm. 

Scott Hartnell scored two goals and had an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers blanked the Detroit Red Wings...(5-0).  It is Detroit's eighth straight loss in Philadelphia. 

Super Bowl Media Day has now come and gone, and the biggest story from yesterday was Seahawks' running back - Marshawn Lynch.  The star running back spoke to reporters for just over six minutes of Tuesday's scheduled one-hour session before leaving the Media Day floor at the Prudential Center.  Lynch did return later, but stood off to the side wearing sunglasses with a hood pulled over his head.  He was fined $50,000 by the league for refusing to speak to reporters in Seattle for most of the season.

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