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Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson among those in trade talks

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer NEW ORLEANS — Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home. That’s life in the rumor mill. Welcome to trade season, already underway in ...

Surging Minnesota Gophers take out Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Losers of five straight games in January, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were in desperate need of a rebound. Jordan Murphy and the Gophers big men got almost all of them against Michigan on Sunday night to keep them steamrolling toward ...

Detroit Red Wings not giving up playoff berth without a fight

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored ...

Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and assist, and Eric Staal scored into an empty net as the Western Conference-leading Wild ...

Wildcats win first-ever lacrosse game, 18-1

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The women’s lacrosse team at Northern Michigan University will always be able to say they started their program off on the right foot. The Wildcats trounced Northland College 18-1 in their inaugural game held at the Superior Dome in Marquette on ...

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — The Northern Michigan University men pulled themselves away from the cellar of the GLIAC with a win at Grand Valley State on Saturday, while the Wildcat women were knocked out of a chance of hosting a first-round league tournament game after losing to the ...

Red Wings get much-needed win in shootout

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg stepped onto the ice with a chance to put the Detroit Red Wings ahead in an extended shootout, and the Joe Louis Arena crowd cheered. Red-and-white clad fans roared when Zetterberg scored on Detroit’s fifth shootout attempt and ...

Houghton girls outlast Redettes in final event to claim U.P. swim crown

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Sometimes just one event can make the difference between a happiness and devastation. That was what happened at the Upper Peninsula high school girls swimming and diving finals at Marquette Senior Higih School on Saturday. Heading into the ...

Dynasty continues

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — No matter what the sport, dynasties come to an end eventually. But the Marquette Redmen’s reign at the top will continue for another year after Saturday’s Upper Peninsula high school boys swimming and diving finals. Marquette dominated ...

Pipe shot preserves Redmen victory at Houghton, 2-1

By DAVER KARNOSKY Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — In a game between two even combatants, a 1/2-inch was the difference as the Houghton Gremlins hockey team came up short against the Marquette Redmen on Thursday night at the Dee Stadium. With 8 seconds left, the Gremlins had a ...

Michigan’s bubble status improving

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near the top and could be right behind the ACC when the actual selections are made. Through Thursday’s games, the ...

Holmgren, Yohe dominate in Hematites’ victory

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Junior forwards Hart Holmgren and Dondre Yohe combined for more than 50 points to lead Ishpeming to a 70-55 high school boys basketball victory over Manistique on Friday night. Holmgren scored 29 points and Yohe 22, the two combining to also score 20 of ...

Westwood’s Laakso wins girls diving at U.P. Finals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Westwood girls and Houghton boys already have a victory in hand even before the Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving finals open this morning. Westwood freshman Bethany Laakso and Houghton senior Sal Sharp earned victories on the one-meter diving board ...

Negaunee gets win in quick turnaround from Thursday loss

By JULIE GOLDBERG Journal Sports Writer WESTWOOD — Negaunee didn’t have a chance to think about Thursday night’s loss to Marquette with Westwood up next the following night. After losing the heartbreaker the night before, the Miners boys basketball team rebounded by beating ...

Last-second heroics

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Negaunee girls basketball team needed all 32 minutes to hold off Westwood on Friday night with senior Hailey Fezatt becoming the last-second hero as her layup put the Miners over the top in a 43-41 final decision. Negaunee spent ...

Tigers, Manfred think team in good hands with Chris Ilitch

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Following the death of owner Mike Ilitch, the Detroit Tigers are facing a bit of a transition, but they aren't exactly in limbo. Back in May, Ilitch Holdings Inc. announced a succession plan in which Chris Ilitch, the son of Mike and ...

Wagner, Irvin help Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan had a senior play well again to extend its winning streak. It was Zak Irvin, not Derrick Walton, for a change. Irvin broke out of a slump with 18 points and Moe Wagner scored 21 points, helping the Wolverines beat No. 11 ...

Detroit Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist suspended 6 games for high-sticking slash

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist was suspended for six games without pay by the NHL Wednesday for high-sticking Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon in the face. In Minnesota’s 6-3 home victory Sunday, Spurgeon knocked Nyquist to the ice, and Nyquist came up ...