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Reeling Sharks fire head coach DeBoer, 3 assistants

The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San ...

Lions put WR Jones on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve with an ankle injury. The team announced the move Tuesday. The Lions also signed defensive tackle Frank Herron to their active roster from the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad. Detroit has lost six ...

Brewers part with Shaw, Nelson, 3 others

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers declined to offer contracts to infielder Travis Shaw, right-hander Jimmy Nelson and three others Monday, making them free agents. Pitchers Alex Claudio and Junior Guerra and infielder Tyler Saladino were also let go by a Milwaukee club that has parted with a ...

Falling flat: Red Wings lose again

DETROIT (AP) — With no goals in his first 14 games this season, Jordan Eberle was understandably frustrated. "Ever since the ankle injury, I've come back and had a ton of chances," he said. "Sometimes they don't go in." Eberle finally ended that drought with two goals Monday night, and ...

Trubisky, Bears rally past Lions

DETROIT — Mitchell Trubisky started and closed strong to overcome some shaky decisions and plays in between to keep the Chicago Bears in the NFC playoff picture. Trubisky threw a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery with 2:17 left, lifting Chicago to a 24-20 win over the ...

Buckeyes’ home airport X’s some M’s ahead of rivalry game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hometown airport of the Ohio State University Buckeyes is marking the days leading up to the team’s most anticipated game of the season with some visual antics. John Glenn International Airport has placed X’s over some highly visible M’s around the terminal ...

Ohio State’s talent rises to topple rival Michigan regularly

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Ohio State has turned one of the greatest rivalries in sports into a one-sided series against Michigan by simply having more talent on the field. That seems to be true throughout the rosters and it makes the largest difference on the offensive and defensive lines, where the ...

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Spartans’ Hauser

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was ...

Blue Jackets rally, beat Wings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner, alone in the right corner, collected a long pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand from just below the blue line and snapped off the prettiest shot of the night during a third-period rally Thursday night. Jenner’s snipe under the bar past Jimmy Howard came 63 ...

NFL upholds Garrett’s indefinite suspension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided ...

Browns’ Garrett awaits NFL ruling after appeal hearing for suspension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett looked composed and casual, a stark contrast to the last time he was seen in public. Stylishly dressed in a bright blue suit and black turtleneck, the Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end met Wednesday with an appeals officer in New York in hopes of getting ...

Duclair, Senators beat Red Wings 4-3

DETROIT — Anthony Duclair and his teammates wanted to make sure D.J. Smith got a win in his first game as a head coach in the area where he grew up. Duclair had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Tuesday night. Smith grew up in ...

Brewers bringing back ball-in-glove logo in 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers are bringing back the team’s iconic ball-in-glove logo next year. Milwaukee unveiled its new uniform designs and logo on Monday night at Miller Park. Starting in 2020, players will wear a modernized version of the ball-in-glove image first introduced in 1978 ...

Brown apologizes to Patriots, Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England. The four-time All-Pro receiver posted his apology on Instagram Tuesday, writing: "All I wanted to be was an asset ...

Dantonio says he plans to return as MSU coach

EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio made his clearest statement yet about his future, saying he intends to be Michigan State’s coach next season. Dantonio had been vague recently when the topic had come up, but Tuesday he quickly said “yes” when asked if he planned to be the coach for next ...

Huskies’ offense shows, sink Lakers 4-2

SAULT STE. MARIE — Michigan Tech’s offense finally broke loose with a 4-2 win over Lake Superior State on Friday, ending a three-game losing streak. Underclassmen were again the story of Tech’s offense. Sophomore Trenton Bliss scored two goals and freshman Logan Ganie added his first ...

Browns’ Garrett suspended for rest of season, playoffs

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours ...

Huskers brace for No. 15 Badgers’ Taylor-led rushing attack

LINCOLN, Neb. — The issue for wary Nebraska fans this week isn’t whether the Cornhuskers can upset No. 15 Wisconsin. It’s about how many yards Jonathan Taylor will run for this time. The Badgers’ star has rushed for more than 200 yards two straight years against Nebraska and will go ...

Michigan-Michigan State rivalry goes beyond just the games

ANN ARBOR — When Michigan faces Michigan State, the actual 60 minutes of football are only part of the show. Pay close attention to what's done pregame and said postgame. The participants tend to remember. Consider last year's matchup in East Lansing: Well before kickoff, Michigan State ...

Injured Stafford may miss another Lions start

DETROIT — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start. Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and back injuries stopped his streak of 139 consecutive starts counting the playoffs. Stafford watched as ...