Michigan Sports

Lions hire Sean Ryan away from Texans to coach quarterbacks

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired Sean Ryan as their quarterbacks coach. Detroit made the move Tuesday, getting Ryan to take the same job he had with the Houston Texans the previous two years. He was on the New York Giants' coaching staff for nine seasons, including two ...

Bucks beat Pistons 115-105 and improve to 13-0 after a loss

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have been unbeatable after a loss.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 115-105 on Tuesday night, keeping the distinction of being the league's only team ...

Simpson’s triple-double lifts No. 5 Michigan over Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kaleb Wesson was alone behind the defense, with a chance for an easy dunk or layup. Zavier Simpson — 9 inches shorter — never gave up on the play. "He just competes," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "He's relentless in his desire to win." Simpson hustled back ...

Detroit Tigers add to Kirk Gibson’s roles

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired former star Kirk Gibson as a special assistant to the general manager, and the team says he’ll also remain in his role as a commentator for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers announced the move Monday, saying Gibson will assist in on-field duties at ...

Nathan Chen keeps winning men’s figure skating titles

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Nathan Chen was skating up to collect his medal — gold, of course — when he tripped on the small carpet in front of the podium and nearly fell. So maybe he’s not perfect. Until then, there was hardly any hint of a misstep for Chen, who ...

Michigan State women rally past Michigan Wolverines, 77-73

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan State guard Taryn McCutcheon was the shortest player on the court and proved height is just a number. The 5-foot-5 McCutcheon had 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals to help the 23rd-ranked Spartans hold off Michigan for ...

Tigers agree to minor league contract with Beckham

DETROIT (AP) — Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and was invited to major league spring training. If Beckham is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract paying $700,000 while in the majors and $138,000 while in the minors. ...

Bonamego back with Lions as special teams coordinator

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Former Central Michigan coach John Bonamego is returning to the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Tuesday that they have hired Bonamego as special teams coordinator. That's the same position he held with the Lions before becoming CMU's coach for the past four ...

Glendening scores twice, Red Wings top Oilers 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Luke Glendening was pleased the Detroit Red Wings were finally able to close out a game. Dylan Larkin liked the timing, too. Glendening scored twice and Detroit headed into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. "It was ...

Matthews beats buzzer, No. 5 Michigan edges Minnesota 59-57

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The ball bounced right to Charles Matthews, who dribbled once and squared up to shoot as the game clock — and more importantly, the shot clock — neared zero. "I saw the clock when I did get the ball. I'm not sure exactly how much ...

Detroit Pistons spanked in Washington, 101-87

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON— Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London. The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on ...

Michigan State Spartans keep on chugging with 69-55 home win over Maryland

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Aaron Henry made the most of his opportunity to play in place of injured starter Joshua Langford. The freshman forward had a season-high 12 points, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 13 Maryland 69-55 on Monday night with balanced offense ...

Detroit Red Wings blow lead at start of 3rd in 3-2 loss at Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson was hard on himself after his first game back from a knee injury. His coach was more forgiving. Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday. “I felt I lost the puck a few times, ...

Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions hire offensive coordinators

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired former Jacksonville assistant Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired ...

Detroit Red Wings clip Anaheim Ducks’ wings for 12th straight loss, 3-1

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Anaheim Ducks dropped their heads on the bench and looked down at their skates, another defeat seemingly imminent. Gustav Nyquist broke a tie with 4:16 left and Darren Helm scored a little later, lifting the Detroit Red Wings over the Ducks 3-1 ...