Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines in tough West bracket in NCAA tournament

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS — Gonzaga had its 21-game winning streak end in the West Coast Conference tournament title game. The loss to Saint Mary’s was not enough to make the NCAA Tournament selection committee move the top-ranked Bulldogs off the No. 1 ...

Court: Middle finger protected

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision ...

Tampa Bay Lightning rally from 3 goals down to defeat Detroit Red Wings 5-4

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning turned a three-goal deficit into a milestone night. Stamkos tied Vincent Lecavalier for Tampa Bay’s career lead in goals, Nikita Kucherov scored twice in the third period and the Lightning rallied to ...

Detroit Red Wings re-sign top minor-league defenseman Brian Lashoff

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a two-year contract extension. Detroit made the move Wednesday, keeping a key player from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The 28-year-old Lashoff had 11 assists in 44 games for the Griffins this year. Lashoff ...

Detroit Pistons go stone cold during 3rd quarter in 108-74 loss at Miami

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — The outcome was in doubt at halftime. It didn’t stay that way for long. And thanks to a 21-0 run to open the second half, the Miami Heat now have a tiny bit of breathing room in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The biggest Heat run of the ...

Brooklyn Nets slam door on Detroit Pistons, 103-75

By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN Associated Press NEW YORK — The Nets haven’t been to the playoffs in four years. On Monday night, they looked ready to return. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points and Brooklyn held the Detroit Pistons to the lowest shooting percentage in an NBA game in 3 1/2 ...

Panthers start fast, rout Red Wings 6-1

By BILL WHITEHEAD Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov reached 30 goals for the first time in his career, helping the Florida Panthers rout the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Sunday. Josh Brown and Dryden Hunt each scored their first NHL goal as Florida earned its second ...

Griffin scores 28, Pistons top Bulls for 5th straight win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are playing one of the biggest games of their season on Monday in Brooklyn. That's why they were happy to get Sunday's game out of the way as quickly as possible. Playing at noon on the day after daylight saving time went ...

Detroit Lions re-sign defensive end, leading sacker Romeo Okwara

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Romeo Okwara to a two-year contract extension. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Okwara started 14 games for Detroit last season, leading the team with a career-high 7 1/2 sacks. Okwara originally entered the NFL with the New ...

Detroit Tigers assign top pick Casey Mize to minors

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was impressed with Casey Mize’s brief stint with the major leaguers. “The kid was awesome. He had a ball here,” Gardenhire said. “Having him pitch yesterday and seeing him out there was impressive.” Mize, the No. 1 ...