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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions sign cornerback Michael Jackson

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Michael Jackson, adding depth at the position while Darius Slay is slowed by an injury. Detroit signed Jackson off the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad and released running Paul Perkins Wednesday. Dallas drafted Jackson in the fifth ...

Broken nose won’t stop Michigan State basketball player Thomas Kithier

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier has a broken nose that is not expected to keep him out of the season-opening game. Kithier was injured by an inadvertent elbow at practice. He has been cleared to practice and play in games. The top-ranked Spartans face No. 2 ...

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie ineligible after failing drug test

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie was declared ineligible Thursday by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned supplement. The school said it will appeal. Bachie, a senior with 36 tackles and with 3 1/2 sacks, made the second team on the AP’s list of midseason ...

No. 14 Michigan Wolverines football team faces skidding Maryland

By The Associated Press No. 14 Michigan (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) at Maryland (3-5, 1-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Michigan by 21. Series record: Michigan leads 7-1 ---------------- WHAT’S AT STAKE? Michigan seeks to keep the pressure on unbeaten front-runners Ohio ...

Toronto Raptors outscore Detroit Pistons, 125-113

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season. Siakam ...

3-1 win over Edmonton Oilers snaps Detroit Red Wings’ 8-game losing streak

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Dylan Larkin scored and led a defensive effort to slow down Connor McDavid. Larkin and Patrik Nemeth had goals in the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Tuesday night to end an eight-game losing streak. Larkin ...

Detroit Red Wings acquire forward Brendan Perlini from Chicago Blackhawks

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings acquired forward Brendan Perlini in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. The 23-year-old Perlini has been a healthy scratch for most of this season, appearing in just one game. But he has 45 goals and 27 assists in 200 career appearances with ...

Detroit Lions get much-needed win after week of upheaval

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions wrapped up a turbulent week with an important victory — thanks to another sharp performance by Matthew Stafford. Stafford threw an ill-advised pass early on that was intercepted, but he played well the rest of the way, throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns ...

Buffalo Sabres’ defense slams door on Detroit Red Wings in 2-0 win

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT — Linus Ullmark made 41 saves, Sam Reinhart scored his fifth goal and the red-hot Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Friday night. Reinhart also assisted on Jake McCabe’s first goal of the season, and Buffalo (9-2-1) won for the seventh ...

State high school football playoffs TV show on Sunday night

EAST LANSING — The MHSAA’s announcement of high school football playoff pairings will be made on its annual Selection Sunday Show to be televised by Fox Sports Detroit-Plus at 7 p.m. Sunday. This is on Channel 88 for Charter cable subscribers. The MHSAA also reports the show can be viewed ...

Lowly Ottawa Senators dump struggling Detroit Red Wings, 5-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators took advantage of a timely visit from the struggling Detroit Red Wings. Anthony Duclair scored twice and Ottawa beat Detroit 5-2 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game skid and extend the Red Wings’ losing streak to six. “I thought (that) was ...

Penn State gets past Michigan Wolverines, 28-21

By TRAVIS JOHNSON The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — After a deep ball bounced off his hands, KJ Hamler pulled Sean Clifford aside and told his quarterback he owed him one. It didn’t take long for Hamler to make it up to him. The speedy wideout burned the Michigan ...

Detroit Lions’ defense smashed up in 42-30 loss to Minnesota

DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Cousins matched a career high with four touchdown passes, leading the surging Minnesota Vikings to a 42-30 win over the slumping Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Vikings (5-2) have won three consecutive games in part because their quarterback is making plays to complement one ...

Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions play to stay in playoff hunt

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford looks forward to watching himself on tape more and more each week. It is one of the perks of being Penn State’s starting quarterback. It is also part of the burden. “I think each week you’ve got to find something ...

Detroit Red Wings fall in Edmonton, 2-1, to end road trip

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — James Neal and Ethan Bear scored, Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night to regain sole possession of the overall NHL lead. Darnell Nurse had two assists to help the Oilers improve to 7-1-0. Mike Green ...

Detroit Lions use quick turnaround to get over difficult loss

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didn’t go their way on Monday night in a loss at ...