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WMU coach P.J. Fleck says it 'wasn't our best night' after mistake-laden loss to Air Force

mlive.com — Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck said it wasn't his team's night Saturday. The Broncos had two leads in the first half against Air Force in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and nearly pulled ahead a third time in the second half, but mental and physical mistakes took their toll while the Falcons were able to execute and beat Western Michigan 38-24 in Boise, Idaho.

WMU football falls to Air Force, 38-24, in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

mlive.com — The Western Michigan football program will have to wait at least another year for a chance to win its first bowl game. The Broncos fell to Air Force 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Saturday in Boise, Idaho to fall to 0-6 all-time in postseason bowl games.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @AmandaEmeryNews: Story by @WEKetchum Third annual food giveaway feeds hundreds, honors deceased police officers s.mlive.com/2lR4F0E via @mlive

Dec 20, 2014

Story by @WEKetchum Third annual food giveaway feeds hundreds, honors deceased police officers s.mlive.com/2lR4F0E via @mlive

Dec 20, 2014

Michigan State players say they lacked energy, pride in loss to Texas Southern s.mlive.com/sId6qhS via @mlive

Dec 20, 2014

Affordable housing project on Ann Arbor's west side to break ground in summer 2015 s.mlive.com/MUxekqh via @mlive

College Basketball: Michigan State vs. Texas Southern

Dec 20, 2014

'That was a coaching loss': Michigan State's Tom Izzo takes full blame for loss to Texas Southern s.mlive.com/ck14PPf via @mlive

Playoff-bound: Detroit Lions clinch second postseason berth since 1999

mlive.com — CHICAGO -- The Detroit Lions came here to clinch a spot in the playoffs. And they've done it without ever stepping foot in Soldier Field. Detroit officially earned its postseason bid Saturday after Washington ousted the Philadelphia Eagles from contention with a dramatic 27-24 win at FedEx Field.
Dec 20, 2014

Tigers 71, Spartans 64: Texas Southern shocks Michigan State in overtime s.mlive.com/Y2z96ka via @mlive

Live updates: Western Michigan Broncos vs. Air Force Falcons (chat)

mlive.com — What: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl* Who: Western Michigan vs. Air Force Academy* When: 5:45 p.m. (EST)* Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho* Records: WMU 8-4 (6-2, 2nd MAC West); AFA 9-3 (5-3, 4th MWC Mountain)* Coaches: WMU: P.J.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @JustinDacey: #WMUFootball takes on Air Force in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. @Drew_on_WMU and I will have live updates: mlive.com/broncos/index.…

Michigan's Mark Donnal brings positive energy, production off the bench in first game as reserve

mlive.com — ANN ARBOR -- Michigan coach John Beilein wanted to make redshirt freshman forward Mark Donnal more comfortable. Beilein started freshman Ricky Doyle in Donnal's place for the first time this season to try to get more production from the Wolverines frontcourt in a 62-51 loss to SMU Saturday.
Dec 20, 2014

.@umichbball forward @markdonnal brings positive energy, production off the bench in first game as reserve bit.ly/1zNIeT9

Dec 20, 2014

Michigan's @markdonnal brings positive energy, production off the bench in first game as reserve bit.ly/1zNIeT9

West Bloomfield 67, Berkley 44: Jackson and Allread help push Lakers' season record to 4-0

highschoolsports.mlive.com — WEST BLOOMFIELD - From the opening tip, West Bloomfield exerted its will offensively, jumping out to a double-digit lead against visiting Berkley less than six minutes into the game and steadily extending it further from there. The Lakers went on to defeat the Bears, 67-44, in the first of five games on the day as part of the "Best of the Best" tournament.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @DanFenner: RECAP: West Bloomfield 67, Berkley 44: Jackson and Allread help push Lakers' season record to 4-0 — highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/3… @wbhslakersports

Dec 20, 2014

'Elves' give away 1,500 bikes to unsuspecting children in Southeast Grand Rapids neighborhood s.mlive.com/c0BoY0D via @mlive

Dec 20, 2014

Man shot at after confronting suspect entering vacant houses in Flint s.mlive.com/uR7581i via @mlive

Police: Woman who stole shoes from downtown Ann Arbor store said she had a weapon

mlive.com — A woman who made off with an expensive pair of shoes from a downtown Ann Arbor business told the clerk she had some sort of weapon, according to police. No weapon was ever seen during the robbery, however.
Dec 20, 2014

Woman who stole shoes from downtown Ann Arbor store said she had a weapon: mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

A joyful secret: Cliff Johnson Memorial Christmas Party brightens holiday season for Muskegon County children

mlive.com — MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - One of Muskegon County's best kept secrets is improving the holiday season for a group of area children. Hundreds of Muskegon County children turned out for The Cliff Johnson Memorial Children's Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 20 in the Muskegon Heights City Hall council chambers, 2724 Peck St, in Muskegon Heights.
Dec 20, 2014

MT Cliff Johnson Memorial Christmas Party brightens day for children mlive.com/news/muskegon/… pic.twitter.com/h7SAwKYb7r

Man injured in crash was wanted for Ann Arbor break-in and child pornography

mlive.com — The man found injured in a vacant Pittsfield Township house after a crash Friday morning was wanted for breaking into an Ann Arbor house and possessing child pornography, according to police. Brittany Javaughn Blair was arraigned from his hospital bed Saturday morning on charges of first-degree home invasion, possession of child sexually abusive material and identity theft, according Ann Arbor police Detective Dan Iverson.
Dec 20, 2014

Man injured in crash was wanted for Ann Arbor break-in and child pornography: mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Searching for a spark, slumping Red Wings reunite Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, shuffle lines

Dec 20, 2014

Datsyuk, on playing with Zetterberg, and Wings' new lines for Colorado game: bit.ly/1xyG4Hl