Michigan Sports

Federal court rejects high school basketball player’s plea for eligibility

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected a plea from a Michigan State basketball recruit who’s been barred from playing his senior season after transferring to a new high school. Thomas Kithier said his rights have been violated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. But U.S. ...

Michigan State Spartans’ women basketball team upsets No. 11 Maryland, 82-68

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Taryn McCutcheon scored a career-high 25 points, and Michigan State surprised No. 11 Maryland 82-68 Thursday night to end the Terrapins’ 13-game winning streak. Maryland (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) dressed nine players and played only seven. ...

No. 23 UM women top Indiana

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Katelynn Flaherty and Hailey Brown scored 23 points apiece and No. 23 Michigan turned back Indiana 84-79 on Wednesday night. Flaherty scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, including the last six Michigan points in the final 46 seconds. Brown, a freshman, had a ...

Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons past Nets 114-80

By MICHAEL SCOTTO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Drummond and Tobias Harris carried Detroit to an easy road win in Brooklyn. Drummond scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, Harris had 22 points, and the Pistons beat the Nets 114-80 on Wednesday night. "I'm not a real creative ...

No. 4 Michigan State struggles in 76-72 OT win over Rutgers

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges may be one of the most unselfish stars in college basketball. Tom Izzo wants him to change, hoping he'll choose to be more aggressive with the ball. Bridges ended his scoreless start with 7:43 left in regulation and ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team nipped, 70-69, by Purdue

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Isaac Haas made a tiebreaking free throw with four seconds remaining and No. 5 Purdue remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a 70-69 victory over Michigan on Tuesday night. The Boilermakers (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten) have won 12 in a row, while the ...

Tampa Bay Lightning end Detroit Red Wings’ win streak at 4 games

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Dan Girardi scored and assisted on a goal in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings Sunday night. Girardi turned his head to ...

Ohio State Buckeyes stun No. 1 Michigan State men’s basketball team

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — After missing the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons, roster shake-ups and a coaching change, Ohio State surged back toward national relevance with a signature win over the country’s top-ranked team. Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high ...

Miami Heat hold off Detroit Pistons, 111-104

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — Kelly Olynyk had game-highs in points and rebounds, which was easy to see in the box score. The play of the night wasn’t so obvious. Olynyk scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Goran Dragic added 24 points and 13 assists and the Miami ...

Detroit Lions interview own coordinators for head coaching position

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have interviewed two of their current coordinators for their vacant head coaching job. The Lions announced the interviews with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter on Tuesday, a day after coach Jim Caldwell was ...

Bentley leads South Carolina past Michigan 26-19 in Outback

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Will Muschamp envisions championships in South Carolina's future. Lots of them. "We don't have all the trophies and the tradition and history but we have some grit," the coach said after the Gamecocks rallied from a 16-point second-half ...

Lions fire coach Jim Caldwell after missing playoffs

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Jim Caldwell may have been the Detroit Lions' most successful coach in the Super Bowl era. That was not enough to save his job. The Lions fired Caldwell on Monday after a season in which the team raised hopes before fading and ...

Flooding plagues Michigan State University’s Breslin Center

EAST LANSING (AP) — A broken pipe sent water pouring from the ceiling near an entrance to Michigan State University’s Breslin Center basketball arena. Michigan State planning director Lynda Boomer tells the Lansing State Journal that an infiltration of cold air near the arena’s southwest ...

Orlando Magic end 9-game losing streak at Detroit Pistons’ expense, 102-89

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic got their first win in more than three weeks thanks to major contributions from some unlikely sources. Point guard Elfrid Payton and reserve centers Bismack Biyombo and Marreese Speights teamed up to spark the Magic to a 102-89 victory over Detroit that ...