Michigan Sports

Brooklyn Nets slam door on Detroit Pistons, 103-75

By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN Associated Press NEW YORK — The Nets haven’t been to the playoffs in four years. On Monday night, they looked ready to return. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points and Brooklyn held the Detroit Pistons to the lowest shooting percentage in an NBA game in 3 1/2 ...

Panthers start fast, rout Red Wings 6-1

By BILL WHITEHEAD Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov reached 30 goals for the first time in his career, helping the Florida Panthers rout the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Sunday. Josh Brown and Dryden Hunt each scored their first NHL goal as Florida earned its second ...

Griffin scores 28, Pistons top Bulls for 5th straight win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are playing one of the biggest games of their season on Monday in Brooklyn. That's why they were happy to get Sunday's game out of the way as quickly as possible. Playing at noon on the day after daylight saving time went ...

Detroit Lions re-sign defensive end, leading sacker Romeo Okwara

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Romeo Okwara to a two-year contract extension. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Okwara started 14 games for Detroit last season, leading the team with a career-high 7 1/2 sacks. Okwara originally entered the NFL with the New ...

Detroit Tigers assign top pick Casey Mize to minors

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was impressed with Casey Mize’s brief stint with the major leaguers. “The kid was awesome. He had a ball here,” Gardenhire said. “Having him pitch yesterday and seeing him out there was impressive.” Mize, the No. 1 ...

Detroit Red Wings unable to protect lead, fall 4-3 in overtime at Colorado

By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon wiped away a season’s worth of overtime frustration with a goal that was critical to Colorado’s playoff push. MacKinnon scored 2:29 into OT and also had an assist to help the Avalanche rally past the skidding Detroit Red Wings ...

Big 10 commissioner Jim Delaney to retire in 2020

(AP) — Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the league’s relationship with the Rose Bowl. Over three decades, as Big Ten revenues soared ...

Detroit Tigers’ Michael Fulmer at crossroads in career

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — When Michael Fulmer arrived in the major leagues in 2016, his impact was impressive and immediate. Now, the Detroit right-hander will settle for steady progress. Three years after that sparkling debut season, Fulmer is at a bit of a crossroads. He won AL Rookie of the ...

Joe Louis Arena demolition expected to begin in 4-6weeks

DETROIT (AP) — Plans are moving forward for the demolition of the former home of the Detroit Red Wings in downtown Detroit. Detroit Building Authority Director Tyrone Clifton tells the Detroit Free Press that demolition of Joe Louis Arena is expected to begin in the next four to six weeks ...

Detroit Red Wings’ great Ted Lindsay dies at 93

By LARRY LAGE and NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writers DETROIT — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right. He pioneered the first NHL players’ union despite intense opposition from team management, began the tradition of taking the Stanley Cup closer to fans by skating it around the ...

Ignas Brazdeikis leads Michigan Wolverines to win over Maryland

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Playing with intensity and emotion after being cut down to size in defeat, Michigan used a strong performance from its relentless starting lineup to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten title. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske ...

San Antonio Spurs snap losing skid at Detroit Pistons’ expense

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Home never felt so good for the San Antonio Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and 13 points, and the Spurs returned home after a 25-day absence to beat the Detroit Pistons 105-93 on Wednesday night and ...