Michigan Sports

Langford scores 19 as No. 6 Spartans beat Maryland 74-68

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Joshua Langford scored 19 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 6 Michigan State past fading Maryland 74-68 Sunday, giving Spartans coach Tom Izzo his seventh straight 20-win season. Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan ...

Purdue escapes, defeats Michigan, 92-88

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue’s Isaac Haas stood his ground Thursday night. If he saw one defender in the post, the 7-foot-2 center went straight to the rim. If he was double-teamed, he let teammates make the plays. The strategy worked perfectly, again. Vincent Edwards scored a ...

DeBrincat’s hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Wings 5-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT  — Alex DeBrincat has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The 20-year-old rookie had his second hat trick, and the Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory ...

Detroit Pistons fall to Utah Jazz in overtime, 98-95

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Ingles made a tying layup in the final seconds of regulation, then added two straight 3-pointers in overtime to lift the Utah Jazz over the Detroit Pistons 98-95 on Wednesday night. The Pistons lost their sixth straight by blowing a nine-point lead late in regulation. ...

Detroit Red Wings’ comeback thwarted in overtime by Philadelphia, 3-2

DETROIT — Travis Konecny gracefully got his skates to the blue line, carried the puck into the middle of the right circle and sent a wrist shot to the back of the net. Konecny’s goal 27 seconds into overtime lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday ...

Last-second bucket sends Detroit Pistons to 5th loss in a row against Brooklyn

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie’s jumper with 0.9 seconds left lifted the Brooklyn Nets over Detroit 101-100 Sunday, the Pistons’ fifth straight loss. After a basket by Andre Drummond put the Pistons ahead with 4.7 seconds left, Dinwiddie took the inbounds pass, drove to 14 feet and ...

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 ...