Michigan Sports

Ex-Green Bay Packer T.J. Lang returning ‘home’ to Detroit Lions

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — T.J. Lang is switching sides in an NFC North rivalry — and returning to his roots. The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Lang, another significant move to bolster their offensive line in a busy offseason so far. Mike McCartney, ...

New York Rangers captain scores twice in 4-1 win over Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — The New York Rangers are getting plenty of offense from their defense. Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh scored twice and New York defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Sunday night for its NHL-leading 25th road win. Derek Stepan got his first goal since Jan. 17, and Kevin Hayes ...

Big 10 men’s basketball can earn respect with good tournament runs

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON — A season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the Big Ten feel like the Big Disrespected. Perhaps that’s about to change. The conference has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament, second only to the ACC’s nine. After ...

Detroit Pistons take on Cleveland Cavaliers and get win, 106-101

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — If Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond play like they did Thursday night, the Detroit Pistons shouldn’t have much trouble making the playoffs. Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Pistons scored the first 13 points of the fourth ...

Michigan Wolverines shake off travel troubles with Big 10 tournament win

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON — The toughest part for some of Michigan’s basketball players was simply getting back on an airplane. Getting back out on court — wearing yellow practice jerseys in place of their missing game uniforms — was easy by comparison. Flying ...

Michigan State Spartans regain momentum with Big 10 tournament win

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON — It didn’t matter that Michigan State had no momentum, or that the Spartans were playing a team that beat them soundly in January. This was the Big Ten Tournament, when the past usually doesn’t matter and Michigan State is almost always at ...

Detroit Lions make free agent tendered offers

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have tendered defensive ends Kerry Hyder and Brandon Copeland and wide receiver TJ Jones. The Lions announced the moves Wednesday. Hyder had a team-high eight sacks last season, emerging as a surprising standout. He was undrafted in 2014 and spent nearly ...

Big Ten men’s basketball tournament wide open

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON — As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new basketball champion. Long a fixture in the Midwest, the Big Ten Tournament will be held in the nation’s ...

Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke named Tennessee assistant coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive line coach Brady Hoke has joined the staff of an old friend and is looking to bounce back from a disappointing season. Hoke, the former Michigan head coach, is part of Butch Jones’ staff overhaul. This opportunity represents a chance for the ...

Toronto Maple Leafs slip past Detroit Red Wings, 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — hadn’t scored a goal in more than a month entering Tuesday’s game. It had been even longer since he had produced a point on the league’s No. 1 power play. That all changed. Van Riemsdyk broke out of a month-long scoring slump with a power-play goal, and the Toronto ...

Jackson’s 2nd-half tear gets Pistons past Bulls

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — This season has been a struggle for Reggie Jackson, the point guard in whom the Detroit Pistons have invested so much. “At times, you start feeling sorry for yourself,” Jackson said. “You can’t do that. You’ve just got to go out ...

Young phenom Connor McDavid leads Edmonton Oilers past Detroit Red Wings, 4-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Oilers got a good start to a critical stretch in their season. Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist and Edmonton started an eight-game homestand with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Anthony Mantha, Darren Helm and Dylan Larkin ...