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Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines football team routs Wisconsin, 38-17

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — Coach Jim Harbaugh and No. 14 Michigan found a formula to shut down the Wisconsin rushing attack that had embarrassed the Wolverines the last couple of years. “Against a tough, physical team, I thought our team played really ...

Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears seek lift after gut-wrenching losses

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Coming off one of the worst performances by an offense the NFL has seen, things can only get better for the Chicago Bears this week. Right? The Bears look to pick themselves up when they host the winless Detroit Lions on Sunday in a ...

Deer knocks down teen runner in middle school cross country race

SAGINAW (AP) — A teenager running a two-mile race suffered a broken collarbone after being knocked over by a deer. “I saw the deer out of the corner of my eye,” said Madison Sylvester, who runs for White Pine Middle School in Saginaw Township. “I thought it might go behind me. When it ...

Victims of Michigan university doctors push for changes to laws

By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING — Victims of sexual abuse and lawmakers testified Thursday in support of legislation that would give accusers more time to sue for damages and would take away immunity for governmental bodies that knew or should have ...

Michigan State Spartans, head coach Mel Tucker on a roll at home

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Mel Tucker hugged or bumped fists with almost every Michigan State player, assistant coach and member of the team’s support staff before exiting the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where the Spartans had their signature win of the ...

Detroit Red Wings down Chicago Blackhawks in NHL preseason shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago captain Jonathan Toews played for the first time in more than a year Wednesday night in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 shootout loss to Detroit. Toews assisted on Dominik Kubalik’s goal late in the first period in the exhibition game and opened the shootout with a goal. The ...

Team captain Dylan Larkin senses optimism with new Detroit Red Wings’ season

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have been mired in a long, painful rebuild and the end doesn’t seem to be in sight from outside the organization. The last time they made the playoffs five years ago, Dylan Larkin was a rookie. When the captain and center ...

Chicago White Sox hold off Detroit Tigers, 8-7, after benches clear

By DANA GAURUDER Associated Press DETROIT — Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run home run, Yasmani Grandal homered to spark a six-run fourth inning and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox held off the Detroit Tigers in a testy 8-7 win on Monday. The benches cleared after Chicago first baseman ...

Detroit Tigers shut down 2-1 by Kansas City pitcher Kris Bubic

DETROIT (AP) — Kris Bubic kept up his mastery of the Tigers, pitching seven shutout innings and leading the Kansas City Royals over Detroit 2-1 on Sunday. Bubic (6-6) gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out six. He allowed just three earned runs over 23 innings in four outings ...

Michigan Wolverines hope to end Big 10 football title drought starting Saturday

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — No. 19 Michigan enters Big Ten play trying to focus only on Rutgers, and yet its school-record conference championship drought is tough to ignore. The Wolverines (3-0) have not won a Big Ten title since 2004, surpassing the span they went without ...