FORT WAYNE, IN – Michigan State saw its eight-game unbeaten streak come to an end in a 4-1 loss to Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Spartans lone goal came from sophomore Daultan Leveille in the first period, as the MSU offense fell victim for the second straight game to a disruptive Notre Dame defense. The Spartans fall to 9-3-2 overall and 6-2-2-0 in conference play. Notre Dame is 6-5-3, 3-2-3-2 in conference play.
PHOENIX – Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and Steve Nash added 20 for Phoenix, then sat out the fourth quarter to watch the Suns rout road-weary Detroit 117-91 Sunday night for the Pistons' fifth straight loss.
Nash made 7 of 8 shots and had nine assists. Jason Richardson scored 17 as the Suns (11-3), with six players in double figures, improved to 5-0 at home and tied Atlanta and Orlando for the best record in the young NBA season.
DETROIT – Matthew Stafford threw his fifth touchdown pass from 1 yard to Brandon Pettigrew, and Jason Hanson's extra point with no time on the clock gave the Detroit Lions a stunning 38-37 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Detroit was given the untimed play because safety Hank Poteat was called for pass interference in the end zone when Stafford heaved a desperation attempt.
The Lions (2-8) started the winning drive with 1:46 remaining and no timeouts.
LANSING, MI – Workers at General Motors' Lansing Grand River facility will get an extended Thanksgiving break. The automaker has announced that the plant will be idle next week to allow a drop in demand to chip away at dealer inventories. Workers will return Monday, December 7. Mike Green is the President of United Auto Workers local 652 which represents close to a thousand hourly employees at the facility. He says historically, car sales fluctuate with the seasons.
LANSING, MI – There's a fight brewing at the state Capitol over the future of the new tax break that goes to working poor families. Both Governor Granholm and state Senate Republicans are eyeing the Earned Income Tax Credit as a source of revenue to restore some budget cuts.
East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Daryll Clark passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns as Penn State (No. 14 BCS, No. 13 AP) wrapped up its regular season with a 42-14 victory at Michigan State on Saturday.
Penn State (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) now must wait to learn of its postseason destination. The Nittany Lions have a shot at getting a BCS berth. The conference's automatic bid goes to Ohio State.