WSJM Sports December 14 2021

WSJM Sports December 14, 2021

NFL
Monday Night Football
Los Angeles Rams 30, Arizona Cardinals 23

Rams Clip Cardinals On MNF
The Rams are clipping the Cardinals from the top spot in the NFC. Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes as the Rams beat the Cards 30-23 on Monday Night Football in the desert. Cooper Kupp racked up 13 catches for 123 yards and a TD, while Odell Beckham Jr. also scored for the Rams, who moved to 9-and-4 on the season. L.A. now sits just one game behind Arizona for the NFC West lead. The Cards fell from first to third in the NFC at 10-and-3 due to tiebreakers with Green Bay and Tampa Bay. Kyler Murray threw for 383 yards and two interceptions for the Cards, while James Conner ran in for two scores in the setback.

Nassar Legal Cases
Settlement With Nassar Victims Reached
USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have reached a $380 million settlement with hundreds of victims of sexual abuse. The settlement conditionally approved in federal bankruptcy court also includes some nonmonetary provisions dedicated to making the victims stakeholders in USA Gymnastics going forward. The vast majority of the 500-plus victims voted in favor of the settlement. Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to detail sexual abuse at the hands of former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, says the lawsuit wasn’t about the money but the hope of effecting change within the organization.

NBA
Last night
Golden State Warriors 102, Indiana Pacers 100

Tonight
Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls – POSTPONED

Pistons Game Against Bulls Postponed
The Pistons game against the Bulls has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Chicago organization. Ten Bulls players are currently in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. The Pistons will get their next chance to snap a 12-game losing skid against the Pacers on the road on Thursday.

Looney Lifts Warriors Over Pacers
Kevon Looney hit a go-ahead putback shot with 13.4 seconds left to lift the Warriors over the Pacers 102-100 in Indianapolis. Looney had a strong game with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Steph Curry led the way with 26 points. Curry nailed 5-of-15 shots from deep as he now sits two shots away from breaking Ray Allen’s all-time made 3-pointers record. Golden State improved to 22-and-5. Domantas Sabonis starred for Indy with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 23 points for the Pacers, who fell to 12-and-17.

NHL
Last night
Calgary Flames @ Chicago Blackhawks – POSTPONED

Tonight
New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings 7 pm

Flames Postpone Three Games
The Calgary Flames are the latest sports franchise dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. The Flames have postponed their next three games after six players and a coach entered the league’s COVID-19 protocols within a 24-hour period. That includes Monday’s game between the Flames and Blackhawks in Chicago. Calgary has also postponed Tuesday’s game in Nashville, and Thursday’s home game versus Toronto.

NCAA Football

MSU Coach Unsure Of Walker’s Bowl Game
Michigan State coach Mel Tucker says he is uncertain whether All-America running back Kenneth Walker will play for 11th-ranked Spartans against No. 13 Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl. The Big Ten Coach of the Year said Monday that Walker is battling through some things. The transfer from Wake Forest played through an ankle injury for much of the season. Michigan State will face the Panthers in a New Year’s Six bowl on Dec. 30 in Atlanta. Walker ran for 1,636 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He had 579 yards rushing in each of his two seasons at Wake Forest.

High School Basketball
Boys
Lake Michigan Catholic @ Covert
Battle Creek Central @ Lakeshore
St .Joseph @ Kalamazoo Central
Battle Creek Lakeview @ Portage Northern
Loy Norrix @ Mattawan
Portage Central @ Gull Lake
Bloomingdale @ Mendon
Cassopolis @ Decatur
Marcellus @ White Pigeon
Coloma @ Fennville
Martin @ Lawton
Kalamazoo Christian @ Kalamazoo Hackett
Constantine @ Delton Kellogg
Plainwell @ Dowagiac
Paw Paw @ Edwardsburg
Allegan @ Sturgis
Vicksburg @ Three Rivers
Otsego @ Niles
Countryside Academy @ Lawrence
South Haven @ Michigan Lutheran
River Valley @ New Buffalo
Brandywine @ Mishawaka
Howardsville Christian @ Eau Claire
Centreville @ Bangor
Hartford @ Comstock
Saugatuck @ Watervliet
Galesburg Augusta @ Delton Kellogg

Girls
Mattawan @ Loy Norrix
River Valley @ New Buffalo
Lakeshore @ Battle Creek Central
Kalamazoo Central @ St .Joseph
Portage Northern @ Battle Creek Lakeview
Gull Lake @ Portage Central
Brandywine @ Bronson
Gobles @ Saugatuck
Fennville @ Coloma
Parchment @ Galesburg Augusta
Kalamazoo Hackett @ Kalamazoo Christian
Delton Kellogg @ Constantine
Lawton @ Martin
Dowagiac @ Plainwell
Edwardsburg @ Paw Paw
Sturgis @ Allegan
Three Rivers @ Vicksburg
Buchanan @ Bridgman
Bangor @ Centreville
Comstock @ Hartford
Mendon @ Bloomingdale
Decatur @ Cassopolis
White Pigeon @ Marcellus