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Michigan Sports

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky leads Chicago Bears past Detroit Lions, 20-13

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears finally gave their frustrated fans something to celebrate. The defending NFC North champions got their offense in gear, snapped their four-game losing streak and let loose afterward. Trubisky tied a ...

Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears look to turn around seasons on Sunday in Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have lost four straight, sit on the bottom of their division and have little time left to salvage a once-promising season. If Detroit beats them, well, that might stamp out whatever is left. The Bears look to stop their skid when they host Matthew ...

Detroit Red Wings slow down high-flying Boston Bruins, 4-2

DETROIT (AP) — Robby Fabbri scored twice in his first game with Detroit and the Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Friday night to snap a four-game skid. Fabbri was acquired from St. Louis on Wednesday night and quickly got his second and third goals of the season. Dylan Larkin and Anthony ...

Shorthanded Indiana Pacers rally to beat Detroit Pistons, 112-106

By CHRIS GOFF Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — T.J. McConnell, Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren scored 17 points apiece, and the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 112-106 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. After trailing by 15 ...

Michigan State Spartans football teams tries to get over .500 vs. Illinois

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — One stat jumps out at Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio when he talks about Illinois. “Turnovers,” Dantonio said. “I think turnovers give you a chance to even up the playing field. You know, when you’re plus-three turnovers against ...

Detroit Pistons rout New York Knicks, 122-102

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Tony Snell connected from beyond the arc to open the scoring in the first few seconds of the game. Little did anyone realize he was on his way to a memorable night. Snell scored 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons ...

Bad period spells doom for Detroit Red Wings in 6-1 loss to Nashville

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matt Duchene figured the Nashville Predators deserved better after scoring just once in a loss to the New York Rangers over the weekend. He had few complaints two nights later. Duchene scored two of Nashville’s five second-period goals, and the ...

Opening kickoff return ignites Michigan Wolverines past Maryland, 38-7

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In a Big Ten matchup between Michigan and Maryland, Giles Jackson and Javon Leake each returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. The difference was, Jackson’s dash down the right sideline came on the opening kick, which helped ...

Late touchdown pass lifts Oakland Raiders past Detroit Lions, 31-24

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr and the Raiders gave their football-starved fans quite a show in their first game back in Oakland in seven weeks. Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Hunter Renfrow with 2:04 remaining and Karl Joseph broke up ...

Chicago Bulls keep Detroit Pistons reeling, 112-106

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Zach LaVine scored 26 points, Otto Porter Jr. added 22, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a big effort by Derrick Rose against his former team to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-106 on Friday night. Rose delighted the hometown crowd with 23 ...

Sebastian Aho leads Carolina Hurricanes to 7-3 win over Detroit Red Wings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho had two goals and an assist to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Andrei Svechnikov, Nino Neiderreiter, Martin Necas, Brock McGinn and Teuvo Teravainen also scored to help the Hurricanes win their third ...

Oakland Raiders just happy to be home when facing Detroit Lions on Sunday

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. — The Raiders have taken nine long flights, traveled about 20,000 miles and overhauled the bottom portion of their roster since last playing a game at the Oakland Coliseum. Having survived the nearly seven-week odyssey by winning two of ...

Detroit Lions sign cornerback Michael Jackson

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Michael Jackson, adding depth at the position while Darius Slay is slowed by an injury. Detroit signed Jackson off the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad and released running Paul Perkins Wednesday. Dallas drafted Jackson in the fifth ...

Broken nose won’t stop Michigan State basketball player Thomas Kithier

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier has a broken nose that is not expected to keep him out of the season-opening game. Kithier was injured by an inadvertent elbow at practice. He has been cleared to practice and play in games. The top-ranked Spartans face No. 2 ...

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie ineligible after failing drug test

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie was declared ineligible Thursday by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned supplement. The school said it will appeal. Bachie, a senior with 36 tackles and with 3 1/2 sacks, made the second team on the AP’s list of midseason ...

No. 14 Michigan Wolverines football team faces skidding Maryland

By The Associated Press No. 14 Michigan (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) at Maryland (3-5, 1-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Michigan by 21. Series record: Michigan leads 7-1 ---------------- WHAT’S AT STAKE? Michigan seeks to keep the pressure on unbeaten front-runners Ohio ...

Toronto Raptors outscore Detroit Pistons, 125-113

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season. Siakam ...