Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines football gets Atlanta high school defensive back

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Defensive back Myles Sims of Atlanta is part of the latest recruiting class at Michigan that includes players from all over the map. The Wolverines announced 16 signees Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. Four are from Michigan, and there are three each ...

Michigan State Spartans football signs Detroit high school player

EAST LANSING (AP) — Kalon Gervin of Detroit’s Cass Tech High School signed with Michigan State on Wednesday, one of 20 players the Spartans added at the beginning of college football’s new early signing period. Gervin, a 5-foot-11 defensive back, earned AP Division 1-2 Player of the Year ...

Detroit cornerback Darius Slay only Lion or Packer picked for Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players. Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger are among eight Steelers selected for the all-star game. They will be joined on Jan. 28 in Orlando, Florida, by tackle Alejandro ...

Detroit Lions put wide receiver TJ Jones on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put wide receiver TJ Jones on injured reserve with a shoulder problem. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver Andy Jones to the active roster from the practice squad and signed cornerback Adairius Barnes to the practice ...

Detroit Tigers have 3rd-highest Major League Baseball payroll

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay baseball’s highest luxury tax for the fourth straight year and the New York Yankees owe a penalty for a 15th consecutive season, streaks that could end as the sport’s biggest spenders slash payroll for ...

Detroit Lions’ Darius Slay good-natured touting his accomplishments

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Darius Slay’s cockiness comes with a good-natured touch. Detroit’s fast-talking cornerback can rattle off his skills and accomplishments — but he never seems to be taking himself all that seriously. Witness this comment about his growing ...

Detroit Pistons hang on for win over Orlando, 114-110

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons tied a franchise record for 3-pointers — and they needed almost all of them to avoid a bad home loss. Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 20 points, and the Pistons made 17 shots from beyond the arc in a 114-110 victory over ...

Even with win, Detroit Lions face uphill climb to NFL playoffs

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions could enjoy the rest of their weekend, knowing their playoff hopes were still very much intact after a victory over Chicago on Saturday. On Sunday, however, the scores from around the league gave the Lions little reason for ...

Detroit Pistons convincingly snap losing streak, beating Atlanta 105-91

By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA — Leading the NBA’s worst club by 21 points midway through the fourth quarter, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy took no chances. He sent his starters back in. “It’s been two weeks of hell,” Van Gundy said. “I said, ‘We’re going to make ...

Detroit Lions’ Haloti Ngata NFL sportsmanship finalist

NEW YORK (AP) — Veterans Joe Thomas, Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis are among eight finalists for the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Also announced Monday as finalists are Luke Kuechly, Haloti Ngata, Joe Staley, Josh McCown and Alex Smith. Ngata, 33, is in his third year with the ...

Chicago Bears defense gets healthier for Saturday’s game vs. Detroit Lions

By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio thinks the end this season can look different, even if the circumstances seem very familiar. The Bears’ defense has fought through an injury epidemic during a second straight difficult ...

Tigers deal Ian Kinsler to Angels for 2 minor leaguers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy ...

Bruins tie it late, beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT behind Marchand

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — In just over two minutes, Brad Marchand stole another victory for the Boston Bruins. Marchand assisted on the tying goal late in regulation and scored the game-winner 35 seconds into overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red ...

Denver Nuggets rout slumping Detroit Pistons, 103-84

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Denver Nuggets decided before Tuesday’s game in Detroit that the safest approach was to give Nikola Jokic at least one more night off before bringing him back from injury. It turned out to be a wise decision. Without Jokic and Paul Millsap, ...