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Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons muzzle Oklahoma City Thunder, 132-108

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY — Jerami Grant scored 21 points against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-108 on Monday night. Grant played three seasons for the Thunder, and then was traded after the 2018-19 season. He looked at home ...

New York Knicks bludgeon Detroit Pistons, 125-81, on Saturday night

DETROIT (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 of his 29 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks pounded the Detroit Pistons 125-81 on Saturday night. Randle and Reggie Bullock, who had 22 points, had four 3-pointers apiece in the first as New York put it away early. The Knicks stopped ...

Detroit Red Wings end drought in Tampa with 5-1 win Sunday

By ERIK ERLENDSSON Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Thomas Greiss made 27 stops to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday for their first road win against the Lightning in the regular season in more than 10 years. Marc Staal, Valtteri Filppula, Michael ...

State’s mandatory teen athlete testing challenged in court

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — A high school sports advocacy group and some parents sued Michigan on Thursday, seeking to stop a new requirement that all teen athletes be regularly tested for the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed in the state Court of Claims, came on the eve of ...

Wrestlers win Michigan coronavirus court order

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — At least six Michigan high school wrestlers won court orders to compete in the state finals this weekend, a lawyer said Friday. The wrestlers had been benched because they were near someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. But Jim Thomas, arguing for four wrestlers ...

Josh Jackson leads Detroit Pistons’ 120-91 rout of Washington Wizards

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Josh Jackson scored 19 of his season-high 31 points in the first half and the Detroit Pistons went on to rout the Washington Wizards 120-91 on Thursday. The Pistons overcame Russell Westbrook’s 18th triple-double of the season. Westbrook finished ...

Florida Panthers jump all over Detroit Red Wings early in 4-1 win

By PAUL GEREFFI Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Brett Connolly scored his 100th NHL goal and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored a goal for the Panthers, who have won three straight ...

Detroit Tigers eyeing up their future

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — It’s easy to look a few years ahead and imagine Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Matt Manning on the mound for the Detroit Tigers, with Spencer Torkelson at one of the corner infield spots and Riley Greene in the outfield. That’s the blueprint ...

Detroit Red Wings score trio of goals in 3rd period for 4-1 win over Columbus

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT — Michael Rasmussen broke a tie early in the third period with his first goal of the season and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Sunday. Evgeny Svechnikov, defenseman Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored ...

Ex-Detroit Piston Andre Drummond plans to join Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Drummond says he’s joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the playoff push. Drummond announced his decision with a post on his Instagram account Sunday, writing “Back to work” underneath an illustration of himself in a Lakers uniform. The defending NBA champions ...