Michigan Sports

Big 10 commissioner Jim Delaney to retire in 2020

(AP) — Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the league’s relationship with the Rose Bowl. Over three decades, as Big Ten revenues soared ...

Detroit Tigers’ Michael Fulmer at crossroads in career

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — When Michael Fulmer arrived in the major leagues in 2016, his impact was impressive and immediate. Now, the Detroit right-hander will settle for steady progress. Three years after that sparkling debut season, Fulmer is at a bit of a crossroads. He won AL Rookie of the ...

Joe Louis Arena demolition expected to begin in 4-6weeks

DETROIT (AP) — Plans are moving forward for the demolition of the former home of the Detroit Red Wings in downtown Detroit. Detroit Building Authority Director Tyrone Clifton tells the Detroit Free Press that demolition of Joe Louis Arena is expected to begin in the next four to six weeks ...

Detroit Red Wings’ great Ted Lindsay dies at 93

By LARRY LAGE and NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writers DETROIT — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right. He pioneered the first NHL players’ union despite intense opposition from team management, began the tradition of taking the Stanley Cup closer to fans by skating it around the ...

Ignas Brazdeikis leads Michigan Wolverines to win over Maryland

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Playing with intensity and emotion after being cut down to size in defeat, Michigan used a strong performance from its relentless starting lineup to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten title. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske ...

San Antonio Spurs snap losing skid at Detroit Pistons’ expense

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Home never felt so good for the San Antonio Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and 13 points, and the Spurs returned home after a 25-day absence to beat the Detroit Pistons 105-93 on Wednesday night and ...

Detroit Red Wings trade Gustav Nyquist to San Jose for pair of draft picks

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for two draft picks in a deal they hope adds scoring depth for a Stanley Cup push. Nyquist scored a goal earlier in the day for Detroit in a 5-3 ...

San Jose Sharks take over last 2 periods to dump Detroit Red Wings, 5-3

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT — After being dominated in the first period, the San Jose Sharks owned the last 40 minutes. Joe Pavelski got his fifth career hat trick, including scoring twice in less than a minute late in the second period, to give the Sharks a 5-3 win over the ...

Players brace for moves as NHL trade deadline approaches

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL's trade deadline day, and Vanek's bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days ...

Player development key in 2019 for rebuilding Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — For the Detroit Tigers, success isn’t really measured in wins and losses these days. That’s what happens when a franchise knows it is rebuilding and has almost no expectation of contending. “I don’t think anybody likes a rebuild. I ...

Blake Griffin enjoys resurgence year after trade to Detroit Pistons

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Blake Griffin doesn’t need to jump over any cars to be a hit in the Motor City. A year after arriving in Detroit with his career at a crossroads, a more earthbound Griffin is doing all he can to shake the Pistons out of their decade-long ...