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Michigan Sports

Downstate high school football coach retires after 335 wins

ROCKFORD (AP) — Ralph Munger, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Michigan, is retiring after 335 victories and three state championships. Munger has been coach at Rockford High School, near Grand Rapids, since 1992. He earlier coached the football team at ...

Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing for goals other than playoffs now

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston has plenty to play for and Darius Slay does, too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture, putting their team goals out of reach. But Winston and Slay are among a group of players who will have something at stake ...

Catcher Austin Romine, Detroit Tigers agree to 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and catcher Austin Romine agreed to a $4.15 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 31-year-old Romine has backed up Gary Sanchez for the New York Yankees the past four seasons. Praised ...

Detroit Tigers lead way with Rule 5 picks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major league teams are getting an extra roster spot in 2020, and clubs went fishing for options at the Rule 5 draft Thursday. The Detroit Tigers selected right-hander Rony Garcia from the New York Yankees with the first pick at the winter meetings draft of unprotected minor ...

Detroit Red Wings snap 12-game losing streak with 5-2 win over Winnipeg

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Robby Fabbri backhanded a pass toward the slot, and it bounced into the net off the leg of an opposing defenseman. The following period, Fabbri took a shot from the right circle that was saved by the goalie — before bouncing in, pinball style, ...

Jets net 3 goals in 2-minute span, deal Detroit 12th loss

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and the Winnipeg Jets dealt the Detroit Red Wings their 12th straight loss, 5-1 on Tuesday night. Wheeler began the barrage at 16:43 of the second when he beat Eric Comrie, ...

Pickford’s Jimmy Storey heads all-state 8-player football team

By LEE THOMPSON The Bay City Times PICKFORD (AP) — Jimmy Storey has a textbook middle linebacker mentality. Bringing the thunder is the Pickford High School senior’s favorite part of football. “He’s all-out, all the time. He arrives at the hole with authority,” Pickford coach Josh ...

Minnesota Vikings look for chance to feast against Detroit Lions on Sunday

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings brought back little to show from a trip to one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. Other than additional injuries to important players and perhaps some pride in a fourth-quarter rally in Seattle that fell a ...

Past Michigan State Spartans’ recruit leads Duke Blue Devils over MSU, 87-75

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Vernon Carey Jr. showed Michigan State exactly what it’s missing. Carey had 26 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to help No. 10 Duke dominate the 11th-ranked Spartans in an 87-75 victory Tuesday night. The 6-foot-10, 270-pound freshman ...