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Michigan Sports

NHL-worst Red Wings beat Canadeins 4-3, sweep season series

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou scored his second goal with 5:15 remaining in regulation to cap Detroit's three-goal third period and the Red Wings rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Tuesday night. Detroit swept the season series against the ...

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera wants to bounce back this season

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Miguel Cabrera acknowledged Monday that he has something to prove after a disappointing season. But the Detroit Tigers slugger is definitely done tinkering with his swing. “I don’t want to change my swing anymore,” Cabrera said before ...

Detroit Red Wings blown out again, this time in Pittsburgh by score of 5-1

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist and the fourth line set the tone in another big win for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hornqvist had two goals and an assist and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday. “Sometimes you get lucky out there and you ...

All New Jersey Devils need is one good period to beat Detroit Red Wings 4-1

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Sports NEWARK, N.J. — One good period and a few well-chosen words from interim coach Alain Nasreddine were all the New Jersey Devils needed to get past the struggling Detroit Red Wings. Wayne Simmonds scored twice in a four-goal third period outburst and the Devils ...

Detroit Tigers pin rebuilding hopes on young pitchers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer LAKELAND, Fla. — Casey Mize was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 amateur draft, and Matt Manning was a first-round selection two years earlier. Those two pitchers are the headliners of Detroit’s rebuilding process — and they aren’t the only Tigers ...

Detroit cop gets 18 years in prison

DETROIT (AP) — A former police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for assisting a drug organization while working at the Detroit department. Federal prosecutors said Chris Staton assisted dealers by running license plates, staging a traffic stop and providing other ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team rolls past Northwestern, 79-54

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. — Juwan Howard noticed the sea of maize and blue as he scanned the crowd during the national anthem. He had friends and relatives behind the bench, and former teammate Dikembe Mutombo was on hand, too. It was quite a night for Howard, ...

Reinhart scores go-ahead goal in Sabres 3-2 win over Detroit

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart jammed in a loose puck for the go-ahead goal 57 seconds into the third period in the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Marcus Johansson had a goal and assist and Conor Sheary also scored in ...

Dosunmu injured on Spartans’ buzzer dunk; No. 22 Illini fall

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Star guard Ayo Dosunmu crumbled to the floor clutching his left knee as Michigan State's Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk at the buzzer that lifted the Spartans over No. 22 Illinois 70-69 Tuesday night. The severity of Dosunmu's injury wasn't immediately made ...

Detroit Tigers to play exhibition game in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years, with the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers playing a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7. MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. ...

New York Knicks pull out 95-92 victory over Detroit Pistons in last minute

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Julius Randle and the New York Knicks took advantage of Andre Drummond’s absence. With the game on the line, Randle and Mitchell Robinson came up with crucial offensive rebounds, and Randle made a bank shot with 13.5 seconds left that helped New ...