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Michigan Sports

Group launches Michigan ballot drive to rein in lobbying

LANSING (AP) — A group launched a ballot drive Thursday to target lobbying in Michigan’s Capitol by banning free food and drink for state elected officials, requiring former lawmakers to wait two years to become lobbyists and overhauling a system that tracks lobbying. The Coalition to ...

Northwestern women’s basketball team downs Michigan State, 76-48

EAST LANSING (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam and Veronica Burton scored 22 points apiece, and No. 22 Northwestern beat Michigan State 76-48 on Thursday night for its fifth straight victory. Northwestern (17-2, 7-1 Big Ten), ranked in the AP Top 25 poll for the first time since 2016, remained ...

Minnesota Wild take advantage of struggling Detroit Red Wings, 4-2

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — With their chances of a playoff appearance slipping by the day, the Minnesota Wild returned home for a stretch of games before the All-Star break knowing there was little room for error. They have taken advantage of the homestand and head ...

Men found shot to death in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city’s east ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball loses at Iowa 90-83 late Friday

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa’s Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa’s 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after ...

Florida Panthers slam Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for ...

Red Sox send LHP Hall to Tigers for minor league C Nunez

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Matt Hall from Detroit for minor league catcher Jhon Nunez. The 26-year-old Hall made 16 relief appearances for the Tigers last season and five the year before, posting an 0-1 record with a 9.48 ERA in all. A sixth-round draft pick ...

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby's third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle ...

Winston sets record, No. 15 Spartans top Wisconsin 67-55

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston threw a lob from the right wing over the middle of the lane and Xavier Tillman dunked the basketball, breaking a record that stood for two decades. Winston had six points, and his four assists gave him the Big Ten ...

Battle of the Fans semifinalists named

EAST LANSING — Nine schools’ student cheering sections have been selected for the semifinal round in the Battle of the Fans IX contest sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All nine are Lower Peninsula schools — Traverse City West, Saginaw Heritage and Zeeland East ...

Late Detroit Lions’ great Alex Karras gets Pro Football Hall of Fame nod

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff ...

Rookie Sekou Doumbouya steps up for Detroit Pistons in win at Boston, 116-103

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON — The Pistons have been playing most of the past month without three starters. They didn’t let it stop them from finding a way to get the best of one of the East’s top teams. Rookie Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and Detroit ...

Nelson scores twice, Islanders pound Red Wings 8-2

By ALLAN KREDA Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Islanders vowed to play with purpose following a rough road loss the crosstown Rangers. They did exactly that against the lowly Detroit Red Wings. Brock Nelson scored twice and six other Islanders connected as New York routed the ...

New Orleans Pelicans beat Detroit Pistons 117-110 in overtime

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — A makeshift New Orleans Pelicans lineup blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter on Monday. Lonzo Ball helped his teammates salvage the night. Ball scored five of his 17 points in overtime and the Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons ...