Michigan Sports

Many watch Michigan State’s dramatic men’s basketball win over Duke

(AP) — Michigan State’s dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday regional final in 14 years. CBS Sports and Turner Sports say Nielsen ratings for the entire tournament are up 8% from last year at 6.7, heading into Saturday’s ...

Indiana Pacers’ big men outduel Detroit Pistons, 111-102

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis gave the Indiana Pacers exactly what they needed Monday night. They fought for position, repeatedly challenged Andre Drummond in the middle and made big play after big play. Indiana’s two tallest players ...

Beat-up New York Yankees outpitch Detroit Tigers, 3-1

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar had already joined the Yankees’ long injured list when Aaron Judge sprinted into right-center field and made a spectacular, sprawling grab on Niko Goodrum’s hard-hit liner to preserve a two-run lead in the ...

Anthony Mantha hat trick leads Detroit Red Wings to 6-3 win over Boston

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are playing their best hockey of the season while perhaps hurting their chances of winning the NHL draft lottery. Anthony Mantha scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, lifting Detroit to a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. Jimmy Howard ...

Nicholas Castellanos lifts Detroit Tigers to win in 11 innings at Toronto

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — Nicholas Castellanos singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, Jeimer Candelario had five hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday after blowing a late lead. Castellanos drove in Grayson Greiner, and the Tigers ...

Bertuzzi’s OT winner leads Red Wings to 5-4 win over Sabres

By MARK LUDWICZAK Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The playoffs may be well beyond reach, but the Detroit Red Wings are showing some fight at the end of another disappointing season. Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin each had two goals to lead the Red Wings to a 5-4 overtime win over ...

Ellington, Griffin lead Pistons past Magic 115-98

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Journeyman shooter Wayne Ellington didn't get much attention after he signed a free-agent deal with the Detroit Pistons in early February. Thursday, he showed why Pistons coach Dwane Casey was thrilled by the move. Ellington scored 17 of his 25 ...

Zimmermann perfect into 7th, Tigers top Blue Jays 2-0 in 10

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann was in peak form on opening day. The right-hander took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Christin Stewart hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Thursday. "One of those ...

D up: Texas Tech clamps down in 63-44 win over Michigan

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — More than 24 minutes into the game, the nation's best defense had yet to allow its 20th point. Yes, Texas Tech makes it tough on people. One more clamp-down job like this and the Red Raiders will be D-ing up in the Final ...

Sabres face Red Wings on 4-game slide

By The Associated Press Detroit Red Wings (28-38-10, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (31-36-9, sixth in the Atlantic Division) Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo heads into the matchup with Detroit after losing four games in a row. The Sabres ...

Pistons face the Magic on 3-game slide

By The Associated Press Orlando Magic (37-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (37-37, seventh in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Detroit looks to stop its three-game slide when the Pistons take on Orlando. The Pistons are 25-22 ...

Hollywood sequel: Zags, FSU, Michigan back in SoCal

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — From the palm trees outside to the big men inside, the Western portion of the Sweet 16 looks strikingly familiar. Michigan's the only team that would like for it to end the same as last year. The Wolverines, along with Gonzaga and ...

Montoyo a big draw in his first game as a big league manager

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Charlie Montoyo is doing his part to make sure the Toronto Blue Jays play before a full house in his first game as a major league manager. Montoyo and the Blue Jays begin the 2019 season at home Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. It's a big ...

Detroit Pistons’ big comeback falls short at Denver in 95-92 loss

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — On a positive note, Jamal Murray came through in the clutch for the Denver Nuggets. On a negative one, Murray needed to come through in the clutch after they nearly squandered a 27-point lead. Murray scored 33 points, including six in the final ...

Intriguing prospects most interesting feature of rebuilding Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Al Avila is known for his candor, and the Detroit general manager has remained pretty straightforward about what the future holds for the Tigers. Yes, they’re still rebuilding. “The only reason I’m being honest is because: How do you hide ...

Detroit Tigers 2019 schedule — All times EDT

Thurs., March 28 at Toronto, 3:37 p.m. Fri., March 29 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Sat., March 30 at Toronto, 3:07 p.m. Sun., March 31 at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Mon., April 1 at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Tues., April 2 at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Wed., April 3 at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m. Thurs., April ...