Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines move up to No. 2 in this college men’s basketball poll

(AP) — Duke moved to No. 1 after blowing out Kentucky in its season opener, only to lose the top spot two weeks later with a loss to Gonzaga in Maui. Well, the Blue Devils are back at No. 1. Buoyed by a win over No. 12 Texas Tech and Kansas’ loss at No. 18 Arizona State, Duke moved atop ...

Pay raise allows top women hockey players to stick with US team

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer PLYMOUTH — Kelly Pannek is on pace to graduate from the University of Minnesota in the spring with a finance degree. With two internships in wealth management also on her resume, she is a prime candidate to get hired in the business world. The 2018 Olympic ...

Late free throw misses cost Detroit Pistons in 98-95 loss to lowly Atlanta

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons thought they had the right big guy on the line. With 23 seconds left and trailing the Atlanta Hawks by a point, it was Blake Griffin with two free throws instead of Andre Drummond, one of the worst free-throw shooters in league history. Griffin missed both ...

Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in overtime

TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen was looking to get off the ice. Instead, he wound up scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night. Kapanen’s winner ...

Detroit Lions lock up last place in NFC North with 27-9 loss to Minnesota

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The collapse of the Detroit Lions is essentially complete. There’s still one more game to go, but the Lions are now assured of their first last-place finish since 2012 after a 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Detroit actually ...

Detroit Red Wings keep making best of shots to earn 4-1 win over Carolina

Up next: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings, 2 p.m. Saturday;  TV: Fox Sports Detroit RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Badly outshot over the first two periods, the Detroit Red Wings still managed to have the lead and went on to another win. Niklas Kronwall had a goal and an assist, Jonathan ...

No. 10 Ohio State routs No. 4 Michigan 62-39

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins threw five touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD and No. 10 Ohio State continued its mastery over No. 4 Michigan with a record-setting 62-39 victory Saturday that sends ...

Michigan area deals with water deaths

BY BROOKE KANSIER Traverse City Record-Eagle AP Member Exchange TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Marley Cummins-Roose’s bright blue eyes and good-natured grin echo her father’s. The toddler will never see that herself — she was only six weeks old when her dad, North Cummins, drowned in ...

Newspaper: Michigan doesn’t oversee 3K civilian officers

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has 3,000 civilian officers that operate with no state oversight, and the state agency that has the authority to set requirements has no plans to do so soon, a newspaper reported. The Detroit Free Press said the state hasn't created training requirements for the ...

AP source: DT Harrison traded to Lions for 5th-round pick

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Giants will receive a fifth-round draft pick in 2019 for the ...

Detroit Red Wings back to losing ways after 3-1 home setback to Carolina

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT — The Carolina Hurricanes dominated Detroit through most of the game, but needed a timely block by defenseman Justin Faulk to beat the Red Wings and snap a three-game losing streak. Faulk, who also scored a goal, made a crucial short-handed block on ...

Los Angeles Angels hire ex-Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler’s ...

Detroit Lions run all over Miami for 32-21 victory

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Detroit Lions clustered on the bench under shade canopies Sunday, keeping their cool in the South Florida heat. And when they stepped onto the field and into the subtropical sunshine, they ran all over the Miami Dolphins. Unfazed by ...

Detroit Pistons look for playoffs with new coach as season starts tonight

DETROIT (AP) — Once the Detroit Pistons traded for Blake Griffin last season, their roster was largely set for the foreseeable future. When that deal wasn’t enough to push the Pistons into the playoffs, they made the easiest changes they could in the offseason, hiring a new coach and ...

Coming back from bye week, Detroit Lions lose All-Pro returner Jamal Agnew

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions returned from their open date with a significant injury announcement. Jamal Agnew, who earned All-Pro honors last season as a rookie punt returner, was put on injured reserve with a knee problem. The Lions announced the move ...

Detroit Red Wings remain winless after 7-3 setback at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Claude Julien said it looked like Tomas Plekanec “drank from the fountain of youth” before playing in his 1,000th game Monday night. Plekanec scored in his milestone game, and Jonathan Drouin added two goals to lead Montreal to a 7-3 victory over the ...