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Wings, Pistons Play MLK Matinees Today – Monday Sports Wrap

College Basketball

The NMU women’s basketball team salvaged a split with Saginaw Valley State over the weekend, taking yesterday’s contest 61-45.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee today. Coverage begins at 11:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons play a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at Miami today. Tipoff is at 3:00. We’ll join the game in progress after Red Wings hockey on 99.3 The Lift.

NFL

The NFL conference championship matchups are set.

Yesterday, Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneer eliminated the New Orleans Saints 30-20. The Bucs will face the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title Sunday at 3:05. The Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 on Saturday.

The Kansas City Chiefs advanced with a 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs will take on the Buffalo Bills for the AFC crown Sunday at 6:40. The Bills dispatched the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 on Saturday.

Hear both conference championship games, and the Super Bowl, on 99.3 The Lift.

The Chiefs may be without quarterback Patrick Mahomes next week. He was knocked out of yesterday’s game after a blow to the head, and is being evaluated for a possible concussion. Chad Henne finished the game at quarterback for Kansas City.

The Saints’ elimination means that the Detroit Lions can officially talk with New Orleans assistant coach Dan Campbell. Insiders continue to report that Campbell is the favorite to become Detroit’s next head coach.

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