Michigan Sports

Michigan gubernatorial candidates release tax returns to the public

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Three more Michigan gubernatorial candidates have voluntarily released portions of their tax returns, saying the public deserves to know the information even though the state does not require candidates to disclose it. Dr. Jim Hines and Lt. Gov. ...

Detroit Red Wings forced to play catch up throughout 5-3 loss at San Jose

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks ended their longest homestand of the season on a high note and now look to carry that forward on the road as they seek to solidify a playoff berth. Eric Fehr scored his first goal with San Jose and the Sharks closed a ...

Emails: Michigan DEQ didn’t immediately act on water warning

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality may not have immediately acted on a warning regarding groundwater contaminated by waste from a footwear manufacturer, according to department emails. State geologist Mark Worrall told the department in April that homes ...

Authorities seek fire cause

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause and origin of a house fire that killed three children in suburban Detroit. Eric Keiser, Eastpointe’s acting director of public safety, told The Associated Press on Monday that an initial investigation hasn’t shown ...

Woman dies in fire

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Detroit woman has died in a condominium fire. Southfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Gekiere says the fire reported about 5 a.m. Sunday collapsed the second floor of the unit. He tells The Detroit News that arriving firefighters ...

5 shot at party in Saginaw

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say at least five people have been shot at a party in mid-Michigan. Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser says all of the victims are males and all are in stable condition. Their names haven’t been released. The shooting occurred after 4 a.m. Sunday in ...

Autistic Michigan teen tackles triathlons

By DANIELLE PORTTEUS The Monroe News AP Member Exchange TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — Jake Bockey of Temperance doesn’t speak much, but he has built confidence with athletics. With every stroke of his arms, pedal of the bicycle and repetitive motion of footfall, Jacob Bockey ...

Vegas Golden Knights blanks Red Wings in Detroit, 4-0

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Vegas Golden Knights need great goaltending, a breadth of scoring options and road wins to make a playoff run. In a 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, the expansion team showed off all three. Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch scored ...

Toronto Raptors outlast Detroit Pistons, 121-119 in OT

DETROIT (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points, then fed Fred VanVleet for the tiebreaking jumper from the left corner with 1.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 121-119 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The Raptors became the first NBA team to ...

Power restored in most of state

DETROIT (AP) — Service has been restored to more than 103,700 DTE Energy customers in southeastern Michigan who lost power during the most recent snow storm. The Detroit-based utility says the remaining 1,300 customers should have their electricity back on by late Sunday night. The ...

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible. The case helped inspire a Michigan law aimed at compensating the ...

Yemeni immigrants focus on future in US amid civil war back home

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich.  — Ibrahim Alhasbani is like generations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn: he fled war, came with dreams and worked for others until he could strike out on his own. Now, like an increasing number of people from ...

Family friend: Son of parents slain in dorm a ‘good kid’

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A suburban Chicago couple whose 19-year-old son allegedly shot them to death at his college dormitory in Michigan raised him and their two other children well, a family friend said Sunday. James Eric Davis Sr. — who went by his middle name — ...

Michigan State Spartans men to stick to basketball biz during tournaments

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo insists he and his players will only talk about basketball during the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments. “It’s time,” Izzo said Wednesday night. No. 2 Michigan State will be the top-seeded team at the conference tournament, starting ...