Michigan Sports

Nashville Predators break losing streak vs. Detroit Red Wings with 3-2 win

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — Viktor Arvidsson is playing some of his best hockey of the season and helping the Nashville Predators get some big wins. Arvidsson scored his third goal in two games and the Predators ended their seven-game losing skid against Detroit with a 3-2 ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball remains No. 2 in AP poll

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman. The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll ...

Detroit Red Wings trade goalie Petr Mrazek to Philadelphia for draft choices

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — Petr Mrazek is going from being a backup goaltender on a losing team to a starting job for a playoff contender. The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for two conditional draft picks on Monday night, a day after ...

Detroit Tigers’ Victor Martinez realistic about future at age 39

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer LAKELAND, Fla. — At age 39 — and fresh off a heart problem that cut his 2017 season short — Victor Martinez is grateful for the career he’s had. He’s also realistic about the future. “I wish I can tell you that I feel right now like I felt when ...

Late goal lifts Toronto Maple Leafs over Detroit Red Wings 3-2

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — To Jeff Blashill, the outcome came down to one simple fact. “They made one more play than us,” the Detroit coach said. To Toronto center Auston Matthews, it came down to persistence. “We’ve got a lot of chances the last couple of games,” ...

Detroit Pistons end 3-game skid with victory over lowly Atlanta Hawks, 104-98

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Ending a three-game losing streak wasn’t enough to make Stan Van Gundy happy. Not after the Pistons made it much harder than necessary. Detroit led by 30 points midway through the third quarter, but was outscored 59-35 in the final 17 minutes as ...

Senior pair lead Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball past Iowa, 74-59

By BOB DUFF Associated Press ANN ARBOR — Lately, Duncan Robinson has found himself pondering his legacy. Senior co-captains Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Michigan beat Iowa 74-59 on Wednesday night. It was a win that both young men looked at ...

Detroit Tigers have first workout with new manager

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Ron Gardenhire put on a glove and took some grounders at first base, tossing the ball to pitchers covering the bag and barking out words of encouragement. The manager certainly seemed to be enjoying himself Wednesday, when the Detroit Tigers had their first workout for ...

Detroit Red Wings take 2-1 home win over Anaheim Ducks

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are hoping to win enough before the trade deadline the franchise chooses to make a run for the postseason instead of trades for the future. Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen scored in the first two periods and Detroit held off the ...

Detroit Pistons lose at home to Anthony Davis-led New Orleans Pelicans

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — New Orleans star Anthony Davis dominated Detroit as he usually does, scoring all over the court no matter who was trying to defend him in a red, white and blue uniform. In another one of his strong performances against the Pistons, Davis had ...

Lions hope coach Matt Patricia ends their search for winner

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia's unlikely path to becoming an NFL coach began with his buddies, setting up miniature players on a vibrating, metal field for fierce games of electric football. "I knew at a very young age the strategic part of the game ...

Drummond, Griffin leads Pistons over Nets 115-106

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons are on a roll heading into their matchup with his former team. Griffin scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Andre Drummond added 17 points and 27 rebounds to lift the Pistons to their ...

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2, close in on NHL-best Tampa Bay

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins' formula looks almost foolproof at the moment: Rask and the rookies. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves, and rookies Sean Kuraly and Danton Heinen scored for Boston in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. David ...

McIntosh scores 24, Northwestern beats No. 20 Michigan 61-52

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Maybe it was too soon to write off Northwestern. The Wildcats finally appear to be finding the rhythm that had them dancing all the way to the NCAA tournament for the first time last year. Bryant McIntosh tied a season high with 24 ...