Michigan Sports

USA Hockey, US national women’s team reach wage agreement

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women’s national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. The sides finalized an ...

Loss at Carolina officially eliminates Detroit Red Wings from playoffs

By KYLE GLASER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Just three weeks ago the Carolina Hurricanes were fighting to stay out of last place in the Metropolitan Division. Now, a furious run has them on the brink of the playoffs. Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom scored five minutes apart in the ...

Pressure mounting to settle USA national women’s team wage dispute

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON — Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women’s national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the ...

Red Wings beat reeling Wild 3-2 in OT

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are doing what they can to cling onto mathematical hopes of extending their playoff streak to 26. Andreas Athanasiou scored 1:52 into overtime on a breakaway, lifting the Red Wings to a 3-2 win Sunday over the reeling ...

Detroit Tigers may get Miguel Cabrera back soon

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera could soon return to the lineup after being sidelined by back stiffness. Cabrera has been out since leaving Venezuela’s game last Saturday in the World Baseball Classic. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera might play Friday ...

North Central Jets relish rare chance to be underdog vs. downstate power

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — North Central has made it back to the “Final Four” in the MHSAA Class D boys basketball state tournament. The unbeaten, top-ranked Jets were favored in all 26 of their previous games this season. But Game 27, according to North Central ...

Michigan State hockey coach Tom Anastos steps down

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State hockey coach Tom Anastos is stepping down. The athletic department announced his departure Tuesday. Spartans assistant Tom Newton will serve as interim coach during the search to replace Anastos. Michigan State went 7-24-4 this season and was 78-122-24 in ...

Brooklyn Nets beat Detroit Pistons 98-96 at final buzzer

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. The Pistons, fighting for a playoff spot, wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to tie it at 96 ...

Anthony Mantha goal lifts Detroit Red Wings in OT to 2-1 win at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Anthony Mantha ended his scoring slump at the right time for the Red Wings. Mantha scored at 4:10 of overtime to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Mantha scored his 15th of the season on a wrist shot from close range to give the Red ...

Detroit Lions sign free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill. Hill is entering his fifth NFL season after previously playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round in 2013. Hill has seven sacks in 31 ...