Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings shut out, 1-0, at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Benoit Pouliot scored for the second straight game and Robin Lehner made 32 saves in a shutout as the Buffalo Sabres beat the struggling Detroit Red Wings 1-0 on Tuesday night. Victor Antipin and Taylor Fedun each had an assist for Buffalo, which handed the Red Wings ...

Michigan Wolverines football team forced to downshift season goals

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan aimed high before the first snap of the season, publicly and privately saying a Big Ten championship and spot in the College Football Playoff were goals. It looks like it is time for Plan B. The Wolverines (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) have lost two ...

Detroit Pistons fall to 76ers

DETROIT (AP) — Ben Simmons had a triple-double in his fourth NBA game, Joel Embiid scored 30 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-86 on Monday night for their first win of the season. Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, showing off the skill and ...

AP source: Tigers in talks to hire Gardenhire

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were in talks Thursday to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Gardenhire was the bench ...

Gymnast describes molestation by Michigan-based doctor

(AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career. Maroney posted a lengthy statement on Twitter early Wednesday that ...

Detroit Pistons open with win at new home over Charlotte, 102-90

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Eminem, Kid Rock and Big Sean welcomed the Detroit Pistons back downtown. And the Motor City’s NBA team gave their fans a reason to cheer. Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter and had 10 rebounds, helping Detroit ...

Detroit Red Wings unable to catch up and lose at Toronto, 6-3

TORONTO (AP) — Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves in his season debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Starting in place of Frederik Andersen, McElhinney stopped 15 shots in the third period to hold ...

Michigan State run defense rejoins nation’s elite

By MATTHEW B. MOWERY Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When the Michigan State coaching staff dissected last year's unexpected collapse, they knew that one of the main culprits was an uncharacteristically porous run defense. So far this season, it's proven to be a one-year ...

Lions go into bye with mistake-filled setback against Saints

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions made so many mistakes at New Orleans they ruined a chance to go into a bye week with a win that would have put them in a tie atop the NFC North. Matthew Stafford had five turnovers , three of which the Saints ...

Red Wings fall to Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Nikita Kucherov scored his second goal of the game with 18:13 remaining in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who now have the ...

Tom Izzo welcoming high expectations for Michigan State

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo has one of his most talented and deepest teams in two-plus decades at Michigan State. That will lead the Spartans to being projected as a national championship contender. "I love the pressure because it means you're in the ...

Saints’ big-play defense fuels wild 52-38 win over Lions

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive lineman Cam Jordan saw the goal post right in front him and couldn't resist the urge to rise up for a basketball-style dunk of the football over the cross bar. Jordan had just tipped quarterback Matthew Stafford's pass to ...

Indiana trying to turn numbers against No. 17 Michigan

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Indiana coach Tom Allen acknowledges he is a numbers cruncher. Last year, he took over the nation's 121st-ranked defense and led it to a No. 45 finish. This season, he expects it to crack the top 25 and while the Hoosiers still have some ground to make up ...

Red Wings break late tie, beat winless Coyotes 4-2

By JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmy Howard faced 35 shots Thursday night, the third time in three games Howard has seen at least that many attempts. The Detroit Red Wings goalie stopped 33 of them, but one stood out in his team's 4-2 victory over the winless ...

Dallas Stars dump Detroit Red Wings, 4-2

DALLAS (AP) — The first win for the Dallas Stars this season was No. 782 of Ken Hitchcock’s career. And that’s a significant figure for NHL coaches. Now in his second stint with Dallas, Hitchcock tied Al Arbour for third place on the all-time wins list Tuesday night. John Klingberg and ...

For the Detroit Lions, it was too little, too late in loss to Carolina

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions needed one more possession for a chance at another come-from-behind victory. The clock — and the Carolina Panthers — wouldn’t allow it. Detroit scored two touchdowns 2:26 apart in the fourth quarter Sunday, but after ...

Stakes suddenly higher for No. 21 Michigan State football team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio is 8-3 against Michigan since taking over as Michigan State’s coach — a mark that has done plenty to endear him to the fans in East Lansing. This week, however, it’s another part of Dantonio’s resume that’s front and ...

Michigan Wolverines’ lack of offense under scrutiny

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan was having problems on offense even before Michigan State exposed them. The Wolverines were failing to score touchdowns in the red zone, struggling to find a groove in the passing game and searching for consistency on the ground before ...