Michigan Sports

Rivals both at .500 after Detroit Lions knock off Packers in Green Bay

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — Eager to end a three-game losing streak, the Detroit Lions picked a tough place to make a stand — Lambeau Field in a Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. Matthew Stafford delivered with his sharpest performances of the ...

Petr Mrazek gets rare start in goal in leading Detroit Red Wings to shutout

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Backup goalie Petr Mrazek and Detroit Red Wings pushed aside the Edmonton Oilers. Mrazek made 36 saves and Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist to help the Red Wings beat the Oilers 4-0 on Sunday. Mrazek had his 11th NHL shutout. “I thought ...

Michigan State Spartans No. 2 in preseason men’s basketball poll

(AP) — Duke was in good position to be ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll before landing Marvin Bagley III. Once the nation’s top recruit decided to reclassify for this season, the Blue Devils became the voters’ clear choice. Led by Bagley and senior guard Grayson Allen, Duke ...

Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker has setback with injury

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker has taken a step back in his comeback from a shoulder injury. Decker returned to practice Wednesday and was taken off the physically unable to perform list. He hurt his right shoulder during an offseason workout with the team and ...

Central Michigan Chippewas pull off comeback vs. Western Michigan, 35-28

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Shane Morris threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Corey Willis with 2:37 remaining, and Central Michigan rallied to beat defending Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan 35-28 on a rainy Wednesday night to win the Cannon Trophy in their 88th meeting. At halftime, ...

Detroit Pistons suffer letdown in loss at Los Angeles Lakers

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were locked in to deliver their best effort of the season. The Detroit Pistons were anything but ready, and the gap between the two mindsets was obvious. Julius Randle scored 17 points, Lonzo Ball added 13 and the ...

Fast start propels Detroit Red Wings to victory over Arizona Coyotes, 5-3

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — As his team prepared to play the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night, Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill placed two salient points at the top of the game plan. Start fast against the Coyotes, who were playing their second game in two nights. And, in ...

Detroit Pistons surprise Golden State Warriors, 115-107

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the defending champion Golden State Warriors are certainly showing their flaws and got handed a second home defeat at this early stage of the season, falling 115-107 to the Pistons on Sunday night as Avery Bradley scored ...

Detroit Red Wings lose sixth in a row, 3-2 at Tampa Bay

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov became the seventh set of teammates in NHL history to start the season with point streaks of at least 11 games, and surging Tampa Bay beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Thursday night. Kucherov got his 12th ...

Tobias Harris leads Detroit Pistons’ 122-101 rout of Minnesota Timberwolves

DETROIT (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 34 points, Avery Bradley added 20 and Detroit overcame a slow start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-101 Wednesday night. Andre Drummond had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, who improved to 3-2. All five Detroit starters reached double ...

Detroit Lions getting players back after bye week

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Khyri Thornton missed the first six games of the season while suspended, and although the Detroit Lions played fine for a while without the defensive tackle, toward the end of his ban, a key teammate went down with a serious injury. Haloti ...

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 ...