Michigan Sports

Valanciunas has double-double as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have done a good job of avoiding lengthy losing streaks this season. The struggling Detroit Pistons, meanwhile, are paying the price for making a habit of slow starts. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 16 rebounds, C.J. ...

Ex-doctor’s victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma he inflicted on them as children, including one who warned ...

No. 19 Michigan women top No. 8 Ohio State 84-75

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After Michigan blew a lead in regulation and lost to Ohio State in overtime nine days ago, the Wolverines told coach Kim Barnes Arico they wouldn't let it happen again. They delivered on that promise Tuesday night. Hallie Thome had 27 ...

Spezza scores 2 after scratch and Stars beat Red Wings 4-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jason Spezza made the most of an opportunity to play a day after getting benched. Spezza scored two tiebreaking goals on power plays to help the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old forward was a ...

Ranked Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team sneaks past Maryland, 68-67

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan earned a spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll and almost lost it on the same day. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, lifting the 23rd-ranked Wolverines to a 68-67 win over Maryland on ...

Detroit Pistons falter in 2nd half to lose to Charlotte, 118-107

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Stephen Silas wrapped up his stint as Charlotte’s acting head coach with a win. Kemba Walker scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half, and the Hornets pulled away in the fourth quarter of a 118-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on ...

Detroit Red Wings shut out Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Tyler Bertuzzi made a big play in front of the net and Dominic Turgeon contributed on the penalty kill. A couple of familiar names helped the Detroit Red Wings to a nice road win. Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist, and ...

Minnesota finally beats Winnipeg with 4-1 win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Dumba had two goals, Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund also scored and the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Saturday night. Dumba got his goals in the third period, helping Minnesota win its second straight behind 32 saves from Devan Dubnyk. The loss ...

Detroit Lions’ assistant coach Teryl Austin moves to Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals and their coach, Marvin Lewis, don’t like major changes. Neither does Teryl Austin, which makes him a good fit as the team’s new defensive coordinator. “We wanted to stay within our structure,” Lewis said Thursday during Austin’s ...

Detroit Tigers, catcher James McCann agree to 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — Catcher James McCann and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $2,375,000, one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The 27-year-old hit .253 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs last season and made $552,100. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time. Four Tigers are still ...

Federal court rejects high school basketball player’s plea for eligibility

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected a plea from a Michigan State basketball recruit who’s been barred from playing his senior season after transferring to a new high school. Thomas Kithier said his rights have been violated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. But U.S. ...

Michigan State Spartans’ women basketball team upsets No. 11 Maryland, 82-68

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Taryn McCutcheon scored a career-high 25 points, and Michigan State surprised No. 11 Maryland 82-68 Thursday night to end the Terrapins’ 13-game winning streak. Maryland (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) dressed nine players and played only seven. ...

No. 23 UM women top Indiana

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Katelynn Flaherty and Hailey Brown scored 23 points apiece and No. 23 Michigan turned back Indiana 84-79 on Wednesday night. Flaherty scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, including the last six Michigan points in the final 46 seconds. Brown, a freshman, had a ...

Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons past Nets 114-80

By MICHAEL SCOTTO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Drummond and Tobias Harris carried Detroit to an easy road win in Brooklyn. Drummond scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, Harris had 22 points, and the Pistons beat the Nets 114-80 on Wednesday night. "I'm not a real creative ...

No. 4 Michigan State struggles in 76-72 OT win over Rutgers

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges may be one of the most unselfish stars in college basketball. Tom Izzo wants him to change, hoping he'll choose to be more aggressive with the ball. Bridges ended his scoreless start with 7:43 left in regulation and ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team nipped, 70-69, by Purdue

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Isaac Haas made a tiebreaking free throw with four seconds remaining and No. 5 Purdue remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a 70-69 victory over Michigan on Tuesday night. The Boilermakers (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten) have won 12 in a row, while the ...

Tampa Bay Lightning end Detroit Red Wings’ win streak at 4 games

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Dan Girardi scored and assisted on a goal in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings Sunday night. Girardi turned his head to ...

Ohio State Buckeyes stun No. 1 Michigan State men’s basketball team

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — After missing the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons, roster shake-ups and a coaching change, Ohio State surged back toward national relevance with a signature win over the country’s top-ranked team. Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high ...