The Detroit Lions have released safety Louis Delmas and receiver Nate Burleson to free up salary cap space.  The move will save the team $11.5 million dollars and put the Lions over $5 million under the projected cap of $126 million dollars. 

Adreian Payne scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds last night as #9 Michigan St. claimed an (85-70) victory over Northwestern at the Breslin Center.  Denzel Valentine chipped in with 16 points with 6 assists and 5 rebounds.  MSU is now (21-4 overall and 10-2 in the Big Ten) and will host Nebraska on Sunday. 

In men's hockey in Sochi, Team USA rolled over Slovakia yesterday (7-1).  They will face Russia tomorrow. 

The Grand Rapids Griffins will host the San Antonio Rampage the next two nights at Van Andel Arena.  Pregame coverage tonight begins at 6:40pm with Faceoff schedule for 7pm on Newsradio WOOD 1300 & 106.9 FM. 

Workouts for pitchers and catchers for the Detroit Tigers officially begin today in Lakeland, Florida.  Several players, including Alex Avila, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, have already been at the complex to get in some early work. 

Finally, the Wendy's High School Basketball Game of the Week heads to OK-Silver country tonight as #2 ranked and unbeaten Godwin Heights (12-0) visits NorthPointe Christian.  Pregame coverage with Bret Bakita and John Kenyon begins at 7:30pm this evening right here on ESPN 96.1 and streaming live at