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Michigan Sports

Flint’s Claressa Shields announces MMA debut

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint has a date and an opponent for her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League. Shields will fight Brittney Elkin on June 10, the promotion told The ...

Detroit Edison’s Damiya Hagemann named Miss Basketball in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Damiya Hagemann of Detroit Edison has been named Michigan’s Miss Basketball. The Mick McCabe Miss Basketball award honors the state’s top senior female player. Hagemann, who plans to attend Michigan State, was given the award Tuesday. Hagemann received 2,413 points in the ...

Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1, to even season series

The Detroit Red Wings scored an empty net goal with 55 seconds remaining to clinch a 3-1 victory at Carolina and even the season series 3-3 against the team tied for the most points in the NHL’s Central Division. With the game scoreless after two periods, Detroit’s Adam Erne opened ...

Longtime Detroit Pistons’ doctor Benjamin Paolucci dies at 84

DETROIT (AP) — Dr. Benjamin Paolucci, a longtime team physician for the Detroit Pistons who was with the franchise for each of its three NBA championships, has died. He was 84. The Pistons said Paolucci died Wednesday in Florida. Paolucci retired from the organization in 2015 after serving ...

Detroit Lions sign ex-Buffalo Bills safety Dean Marlowe

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Dean Marlowe, hoping he can help a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season. Marlowe played in 15 games last year in his third season with the Buffalo Bills. He had a career-high two interceptions along with 16 ...

Detroit Pistons sign Tyler Cook to full deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons signed forward Tyler Cook to a multi-year contract. The team did not release terms of the agreement Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 Cook signed a 10-day contract with the Pistons on March 18, followed by a second 10-day deal March 28. Cook has been in 11 games ...

Denver Nuggets run rampant on Detroit Pistons, 134-119, on Tuesday

DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 27 points in 27 minutes and the Denver Nuggets spoiled the return of Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee with a 134-119 shellacking of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Jokic was glad to see Plumlee, his former backup, and Grant, who helped the Nuggets make a deep ...

Minnesota Twins rally for 3-2 victory over Akil Baddoo, Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins held off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday. Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field — another impressive day in this ...

Nashville Predators beat Detroit Red Wings in shootout, 3-2, on Tuesday

DETROIT (AP) — Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi scored in the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Predators improved to 4-0 in shootouts and have won 10 of their last 12 games. “(Goaltender Juuse Saros is) really good in shootouts, we ...