Michigan Sports

St. Louis Blues snap losing skid at Detroit Red Wings’ expense

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis coach Mike Yeo turned to desperate measures to try and snap his team out of its roughest stretch of the season. Yeo decided that the fourth line would start the game Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings. He told the players about ...

Detroit Pistons dominate inside to beat Milwaukee Bucks, 110-87

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The most obvious advantage for the Detroit Pistons was their rebounding, and Stan Van Gundy felt a lot of players contributed to that. “I thought that our cuts — and a few drives, but a lot of cuts — forced their ‘5’ to help,” the ...

Michigan State Spartans top dog in odd Big 10 men’s basketball tourney

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — What an odd year in the Big Ten. Michigan State looks Final Four-worthy but faces off-court questions. Wisconsin looks better but still faces a losing record. And Nebraska — Nebraska! — is up. It’s time to take this Midwest hoops ...

Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to ...

Michigan State Spartans admit to noncompliance

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State says its compliance office discovered that Miles Bridges’ family had dinner with an agent last winter without his knowledge, committing an NCAA violation. The school says the finding Friday made Bridges ineligible, leading it to apply for reinstatement, ...

Big 10 tourney heating up big-time rivalries this week

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer College basketball has some great rivalries. Kentucky and Louisville have a heated one. So do Xavier and Cincinnati. Arizona-Arizona State and Kansas-Kansas State don’t like each other much, either. This week features not only what many consider to be ...

Detroit Red Wings continue to trade players for draft picks, prospects

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has suddenly come to appreciate how valuable first-round draft picks are when a team’s not in playoff contention at the NHL trade deadline. “I’ve been on that on the other side,” Holland said, recalling Detroit’s ...

Detroit Pistons’ downward spiral continues with loss in Toronto, 123-94

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — A big start to the second half helped the Toronto Raptors hand the slumping Detroit Pistons another loss. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 and the Raptors routed the Pistons 123-94 on Monday night for their ...

Daley scores on tip late in OT, Red Wings beat Rangers 3-2

By VIN A. CHERWOO AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Daley scored on a tip-in with 5.6 seconds showing on the clock in overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the rebuilding New York Rangers on Sunday night. Andreas Athanasiou and Darren Helm also scored for the ...

Howard leads Hornets over Pistons 114-98 for 4th win in row

By JODIE VALADE Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwight Howard had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kemba Walker added 17 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 114-98 on Sunday for their season-best fourth straight win. The Hornets improved to 27-33 while making a push ...

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. 2 Michigan State held off Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to earn the outright regular-season Big Ten title. Winston hit two 3s during an 11-2 run in the ...

Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball team upsets No. 13 Maryland

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Katelynn Flaherty and Akienreh Johnson drained big 3-pointers late, Nicole Munger scored five of her 15 points in the last 28.1 seconds and Michigan held off No. 13 Maryland 71-65 Thursday night to close out the regular season with its first defeat of the Terrapins. Flaherty ...

Detroit Red Wings fall to Buffalo in overtime, 3-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Evander Kane showed his skill, scoring a wraparound goal under the watchful eye of many NHL teams evaluating him in person. Kane had a go-ahead goal late in the second period and Marco Scandella scored with a second left in overtime, lifting the ...

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 ...