1. MSU Falls Short Against The Duke Blue Devils

In the first game of the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, Michigan State took on Duke.  Duke beat Michigan State 81-71.  The game seesawed back and forth as MSU dwindled the lead down to 3 at some points in the game but, did not get any closer or obtain a lead during the game.  Travis Trice had a well rounded game scoring 15 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and 8 assists while logging 34 minutes.  Brendan Dawson was close to a double-double scoring 18 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in 29 minutes of game.  Denzel Valentine got off to a hot start but fell off and ended with 13 points.  Michigan State will play host to Loyola (Chicago) on Friday at the Breslin Center.

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2. Red Wings Score At Will In Columbus

Last night the Detroit Red Wings traveled to Columbus looking for their first road win since October.  The Red Wings started out getting on the board early but scored a late flurry of goals winning 5-0.  The Red Wings got 40 shots on goal during the game.  Each of the goals was scored by a different Red Wing.  The Red Wings will take the ice on Thursday when they take on the Jets in Winnipeg.

3. Billy Butler Off To Oakland

Last night, it was announced that Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics agreed to a deal.  Butler, who has been with the Royals since 2007, has had the Tigers number since joining the league.  The Royals used a $1 million buyout after not picking up a $12.5 million option for 2015.  Butler is reported to make a $30 million over 3 years with Oakland.

4. Adrian Peterson Suspended For Reminder Of Season Maybe More

The NFL announced that Adrian Peterson will be suspended for the remainder of the season without pay and maybe longer.  This comes after after an arbitrator says that he can stay on the commissioners exempt list.  Peterson, who was the league MVP in 2012, was suspended with pay for most of the season.  It is expected that Adrian Peterson will appeal this ruling.

5. College Football Playoff Released

In the latest College Football Playoff Rankings there is a mix up at number 1 as Alabama jumps up to the top spot followed by Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State and TCU.  Ohio State comes in at 6, Michigan State is at 11, Wisconsin at 16, Nebraska at 23 and Minnesota at 25.  The rankings are released every Tuesday night.  Check out the whole poll here.