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Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings could benefit from ‘midseason’ NHL draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer The NFL’s successful virtual draft and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of hockey this season have raised the possibility of an NHL draft held before the Stanley Cup Final. After postponing its draft scheduled for June 26-27 in light of the ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame partners with Project Isaiah food relief program

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — When David Baker heard about Project Isaiah and its goal of feeding families in need during the coronavirus pandemic, there was no question what the Pro Football Hall of Fame would do. “Once we learned the details behind Project Isaiah, it was an easy decision to say ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball guard Cole Bajema in transfer portal

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan guard Cole Bajema has entered the transfer portal. The school announced Bajema’s decision Tuesday night. He played in 10 games this past season as a freshman. The 6-foot-7 Bajema averaged 2.6 points per game. He has three years of eligibility remaining. Two other ...

Kansas City Chiefs sign ex-Michigan Wolverine quarterback Shea Patterson

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from ...

NCAA sued over violence against women students by male college athletes

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities. Plaintiffs in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan, ...

LPGA plans restart at Michigan team event

(AP) — The LPGA Tour bought itself an extra month to make sure it’s safe to resume playing, releasing a new schedule that could end with two of its biggest events and finish five days before Christmas. The LPGA hopes to restart on July 15-18 at a team event in Michigan and play every ...

Detroit Red Wings sign top Swedish league scorer Mathias Brome

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Mathias Brome to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday, adding one of the leading scorers from the Swedish Hockey League last season. The 25-year-old Brome had a career-high 43 points last season. He led Orebro HK ...

University of Michigan hopes to settle doctor abuse lawsuits

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan hopes to settle lawsuits from hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the university for decades, officials said Tuesday. The school aims to develop a process outside the court system to provide “more ...

Senior Bowl added personal touch for NFL scouts, including Detroit’s

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. — NFL teams didn’t know when they left the Senior Bowl in January that they wouldn’t get all that much more time with prospects before the draft. The in-person scrutiny at practices and in meetings is always a meaningful part of the ...

Detroit Lions release 4 players

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions released running back Tra Carson, long snapper James Fisher, guard Casey Tucker and punter Matt Wile. The team announced the moves Monday. Carson played two games for Green Bay last season and one for Detroit. He had 18 carries total. Wile played two ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball player Franz Wagner to return

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan guard Franz Wagner says he is returning for his sophomore season. Wagner started 27 games last season, averaging 11.6 points and leading the team in steals. The 6-foot-9 German missed the first four games because of a fractured wrist. Isaiah Livers is testing the ...