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Michigan Sports

Penn State gets past Michigan Wolverines, 28-21

By TRAVIS JOHNSON The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — After a deep ball bounced off his hands, KJ Hamler pulled Sean Clifford aside and told his quarterback he owed him one. It didn’t take long for Hamler to make it up to him. The speedy wideout burned the Michigan ...

Detroit Lions’ defense smashed up in 42-30 loss to Minnesota

DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Cousins matched a career high with four touchdown passes, leading the surging Minnesota Vikings to a 42-30 win over the slumping Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Vikings (5-2) have won three consecutive games in part because their quarterback is making plays to complement one ...

Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions play to stay in playoff hunt

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford looks forward to watching himself on tape more and more each week. It is one of the perks of being Penn State’s starting quarterback. It is also part of the burden. “I think each week you’ve got to find something ...

Detroit Red Wings fall in Edmonton, 2-1, to end road trip

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — James Neal and Ethan Bear scored, Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night to regain sole possession of the overall NHL lead. Darnell Nurse had two assists to help the Oilers improve to 7-1-0. Mike Green ...

Detroit Lions use quick turnaround to get over difficult loss

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didn’t go their way on Monday night in a loss at ...

Detroit Red Wings lose 3rd straight, 5-1, at Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sam Bennett, Derek Ryan and Mark Giordano scored in a 5:18 span of the third period to break open a close game in the Calgary Flames’ 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Bennett gave Calgary a 3-1 lead at 3:29, Ryan connected at 4:57 and ...

Detroit Pistons stuck in middle between rebuilding and contending

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons haven’t been doing much of either. What they did do last season was make a playoff appearance, a rarity in recent years. Now the challenge is to build on ...

Green Bay Packers get calls, win vs. Detroit Lions, 23-22

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally ...

Late surge lifts Michigan Wolverines football team to win at Illinois, 42-25

By TERRY TOWERY Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three points and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois’ 25 straight points. Shea Patterson and the Wolverines put together a long touchdown drive and the Michigan defense forced two ...

Toronto Maple Leafs pile up goals late to beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Ilya Mikheyev scored in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard’s gamble backfired, and Toronto went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. With the game tied at 1, the ...

Detroit Red Wings continue early winning ways with 4-2 victory at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Claude Julien feels his Montreal Canadiens have simply not been sharp enough to start the season. The Canadiens lost 4-2 to the Detroit Red Wings in their home opener on Thursday night, Montreal’s third defeat in a week. “We have to find that sharpness if we’re ...

Ritchie gets key goal, Ducks beat Red Wings to stay unbeaten

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have ridden a hot goaltender to the franchise's third 3-0 start. Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Anaheim beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Tuesday night. The Ducks also won their ...

Coach Jim Harbaugh: Michigan Wolverines’ football offense hitting stride

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh insists Michigan is hitting its stride on offense, apparently seeing what observers outside the program are missing. The Wolverines were held scoreless for the final three quarters of a 10-3 win over then-No. 14 Iowa and appeared to ...

Claressa Shields’ fight in hometown canceled after trainer injured

FLINT (AP) — Trash talk at a weigh-in or news conference is nothing new in boxing. This was something different entirely. Claressa Shields’ homecoming fight Saturday night was canceled because of an altercation before Friday’s weigh-in that left her opponent’s trainer hospitalized. ...

Detroit Red Wings amaze one and all with 2-0 start

DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored his career-high fourth goal with 53.3 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night in their home opener. Filip Hronek set up the goal with a centering pass after Dylan Larkin won a faceoff. Mantha also ...