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Detroit Tigers may get Miguel Cabrera back soon

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera could soon return to the lineup after being sidelined by back stiffness. Cabrera has been out since leaving Venezuela’s game last Saturday in the World Baseball Classic. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera might play Friday ...

North Central Jets relish rare chance to be underdog vs. downstate power

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — North Central has made it back to the “Final Four” in the MHSAA Class D boys basketball state tournament. The unbeaten, top-ranked Jets were favored in all 26 of their previous games this season. But Game 27, according to North Central ...

Michigan State hockey coach Tom Anastos steps down

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State hockey coach Tom Anastos is stepping down. The athletic department announced his departure Tuesday. Spartans assistant Tom Newton will serve as interim coach during the search to replace Anastos. Michigan State went 7-24-4 this season and was 78-122-24 in ...

Brooklyn Nets beat Detroit Pistons 98-96 at final buzzer

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. The Pistons, fighting for a playoff spot, wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to tie it at 96 ...

Anthony Mantha goal lifts Detroit Red Wings in OT to 2-1 win at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Anthony Mantha ended his scoring slump at the right time for the Red Wings. Mantha scored at 4:10 of overtime to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Mantha scored his 15th of the season on a wrist shot from close range to give the Red ...

Detroit Lions sign free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill. Hill is entering his fifth NFL season after previously playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round in 2013. Hill has seven sacks in 31 ...

Detroit Pistons put top draft pick in D-League

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have assigned first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson to their Grand Rapids affiliate in the D-League. Ellenson has appeared in only 14 games this season for the Pistons, averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.0 minutes per game. He’s ...

Kirk Gibson to speak to Michigan State grads

EAST LANSING (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers star and Michigan State All-American football player Kirk Gibson will speak to graduates at the East Lansing school. Gibson is scheduled to speak May 5 at the undergraduate convocation in the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. He’s set to receive ...

Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central named Mr. Basketball

DETROIT (AP) — Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central has been named Mr. Basketball for the state of Michigan. Livers, who has signed to play at Michigan for the Wolverines next season, edged Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian in voting by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of ...

Red-hot Jack Eichel helps Buffalo Sabres edge Detroit Red Wings, 2-1

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Jack Eichel is making up for lost time, closing his injury-shortened season strong. Eichel scored on a power play in the first period, giving him a team-high 50 points in 52 games, to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Monday ...

Michigan Tech, Western Michigan qualify for NCAA hockey tourney

By TONY PAUL The Detroit News DETROIT (AP) — Two hockey teams from Michigan learned their path in the NCAA Tournament. In pairings announced Sunday, Western Michigan was paired with Air Force for a Friday game in Providence, Rhode Island, and Michigan Tech got No. 1 seed Denver for a ...

US national women’s team hockey players call negotiations productive

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer USA Hockey and the women’s national team say their marathon meeting Monday was productive and they hope to have an agreement this week that will end their ongoing wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the upcoming world championships. The sides met for more ...

Pistons finish strong, beat short-handed Suns

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Stan Van Gundy wants his Detroit Pistons to play with energy in the middle of a playoff race. The problem is that sometimes urgency leads to frustration — especially if a game against a weaker opponent becomes more difficult ...

Jackson’s strong second half lifts Kansas past Spartans

By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Everything about Josh Jackson's demeanor screamed this game was personal, from the back-and-forth chirping with childhood friend Miles Bridges to his emphatic late-game dunk and celebration. Playing against the school he grew up cheering ...

Wagner’s big game sends Michigan past Louisville, 73-69

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Moe Wagner gritted his teeth, pumped his fist and stuck out his mouthpiece to the crowd’s delight Sunday. A few minutes later, the tough German took a couple more bows — first on the baseline in front of Michigan’s bench, then with ...

JD Martinez sprains foot, Tigers pick up two wins

By The Associated Press Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez sprained his right foot making a shoestring catch Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for several days. X-rays were negative. Martinez left the Tigers’ complex in Lakeland, Florida, in a protective boot for precautionary ...