Michigan Sports

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 ...

Detroit Red Wings lose again, this time 5-3 to Toronto at home

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Auston Matthews heard the short list of NHL greats he joined by scoring nine times in the first five games of the season. Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy are the only other players in league history to pull off the ...

Detroit Lions acquire cornerback, cut linebacker

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired cornerback Lenzy Pipkins via waivers from the Indianapolis Colts and released linebacker Marquis Flowers. The Lions announced the moves Wednesday. Pipkins spent time on the Colts’ practice squad and active roster earlier this season, ...

Detroit Red Wings’ game time changed on Saturday

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have moved up the start time of Saturday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings to 3 p.m. to avoid a conflict with the Red Sox playoff game. The hockey game had been a 7 p.m. start. Game 1 of the AL Championship Series between the Red Sox and Houston Astros is ...

Washington Wizards beat Detroit Pistons in preseason game

DETROIT — John Wall scored 32 points, including a layup with 1:26 left, that put Washington ahead for good in a 102-97 victory over Detroit in an NBA preseason game on Wednesday. Wall finished with nine assists and Bradley Beal scored 17 points for the Wizards. Andre Drummond led the ...

Detroit Pistons — 2018-19 schedule

All Times Eastern Oct. 17, Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Cleveland, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Boston, 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Nov. 5, Miami, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at ...

Detroit Red Wings — 2018-19 schedule

All Times Eastern Oct. 4 Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Oct. 11 Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Boston, 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Florida, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 ...

Officials: Stadium worker who spit on pizza has no diseases

DETROIT (AP) — Tests show that a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza that was apparently intended for a customer doesn't have any communicable diseases. Authorities say 20-year-old Jaylon Kerley tested negative ...

Michigan State’s Hartbarger likely done for the season

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says punter Jake Hartbarger's leg injury from last month is likely to end his season. Hartbarger hurt his lower leg Sept. 8 at Arizona State. Shortly after that, Dantonio said the fifth-year senior would be out six to eight weeks, ...

Shaky offensive line a big part of Spartans’ struggles

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio had plenty of reasons for his frustration after Michigan State's loss to Northwestern. One particular stretch stood out. Down by three in the latter half of the fourth quarter, the Spartans twice had the ball and ...

Detroit Pistons lose exhibition to Brooklyn Nets in overtime

DETROIT — Reggie Bullock missed his first eight shots for Detroit, but got a layup — off an assist by Andre Drummond — to fall in the final seconds and force overtime. Drummond tried to send the game to potentially a second overtime, but missed from the left side of the lane with about 3 ...

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay gives Detroit Lions another big weapon

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Kenny Golladay is making quite an impression on his fellow receivers in Detroit. The second-year wideout had four catches for 98 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Lions’ 31-23 victory over Green Bay. He also had a touchdown called back ...

Detroit Red Wings fall in shootout at Anaheim

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — Although Troy Terry is only five games into his NHL career, he was already something of a shootout legend even before he arrived in Anaheim. When he got his first shootout opportunity for the Ducks on Monday night, Terry broke out the same ...

Banged-up secondary a growing concern for Wisconsin football team

By DENNIS SEMRAU Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Add Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon to the growing list of injuries in the secondary for No. 15 Wisconsin. Dixon had his right foot in a protective boot on Monday after getting hurt late in last week’s 41-24 victory over Nebraska. The ...

Wisconsin Badgers pose tough football test for Michigan Wolverines

By MATT SCHOCH The Associated Press ANN ARBOR — No. 15 Wisconsin is coming to the Big House, and everyone is paying attention. “This is one of those games that you see on the schedule,” star linebacker Devin Bush Jr. said Monday. “You got to get those first six games out of the way, ...

Los Angeles Kings win 4-2 as Detroit Red Wings open West Coast trip

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Alex Iafallo scored two goals and Ilya Kovalchuk had his first two NHL assists in nearly 5 1/2 years, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red ...

Detroit Lions take advantage of Green Bay Packers’ mistakes for 31-23 win

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions took advantage of some mistakes they forced Green Bay to make and were fortunate some breaks simply went their way. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Lions to a 31-23 ...

Spartans, Wildcats have plenty of room for improvement

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two years ago, Michigan State and Northwestern combined for 94 points. Last season, they threw for over 800 yards. Their next meeting is this weekend, but both teams have issues that could prevent another shootout. "I think, for ...