Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons’ season ends with thud in loss at Orlando

By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic entered their season-finale looking for momentum to take into the offseason. For a while in the fourth quarter it looked like the Magic’s season of disappointment would end in yet another frustrating defeat as they ...

Andrew Romine grand slams Detroit Tigers to win over Minnesota

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam. “I could feel it. I hit it on the barrel,” the Detroit utilityman said. “It was a matter of whether it was going to stay fair. Once I ...

Michigan State Spartans hire Danton Cole as hockey coach

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State has hired Danton Cole to try to turn around its struggling hockey program. Cole takes over as the Spartans’ coach after Tom Anastos stepped down last month. Michigan State went 7-24-4 this past season and is now hoping one of its former players can ...

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill named coach for world championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings has been named coach of the U.S. men’s hockey team that will compete in the world championships next month in key tuneup ahead of next year’s Winter Olympics. The tournament runs May 5-21 in Germany and ...

Detroit Red Wings give head coach Jeff Blashill vote of confidence

DETROIT (AP) — After missing the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons, the Detroit Red Wings aren’t embarking on a total shakeup. General manager Ken Holland says Jeff Blashill will remain Detroit’s coach. Blashill, who was hired in 2015 after Mike Babcock’s departure, made the ...

Michigan Wolverines’ hockey coach Red Berenson hangs it up after 33 years

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson is retiring after a 33-season run that included two national championships. “I’ve thought about this for a long time and I think this is the right time and it’s the right thing to do for the Michigan hockey program,” the 77-year-old ...

Detroit Pistons drop Palace finale to Washington Wizards, 105-101

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press AUBURN HILLS — Bradley Beal didn’t want Monday night to turn into a celebration at the Palace of Auburn Hills. With the Detroit Pistons playing their final game in the building that saw them win three NBA championships, Beal scored 33 points in 33 minutes to ...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander wins pitchers’ duel with Boston Red Sox

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Chris Sale pitched a little longer than Justin Verlander in a matchup of ace pitchers, and it might’ve cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to split their series with the Detroit Tigers. Nicholas Castellanos chased Sale with a two-out, go-ahead single ...

Detroit Red Wings need to give Henrik Zetterberg more help in 2017-18 season

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings will move into a new arena next season. They’ll need more than that to be winners again. Detroit didn’t make the playoffs for the first time since 1990, in its last season at Joe Louis Arena, because they didn’t have ...

Boston Red Sox use big 8th inning to beat Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Sandy Leon broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, part of a four-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Red Sox rallied four times from one-run deficits, finally taking the ...

Late 3-point barrage lifts Detroit Pistons to victory over Memphis, 103-90

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Detroit’s reserves used some sharp accuracy from long range in the fourth quarter to gain a victory. The Pistons shot 6 of 7 on 3-pointers in the final period and defeated the playoff-bound Memphis Grizzlies 103-90 Sunday night. “We ...

Kelly resigns as Norway girls coach

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Carli Kelly, who this past season guided Norway High School to its first Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball championship since 1985, has stepped down. Norway High School principal and athletic director Joe Tinti confirmed that Kelly ...

Spring in their step

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team’s offense proved to be the top of their game Saturday afternoon, defeating the defense 39-15 in Kyle Nystrom’s first spring game as the Wildcats head coach. After 14 spring practices and ...

DNR awards grants for trail development

LANSING — Sixteen projects along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail will share $350,000 in grant funding through awards announced recently by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For this third round of Iron Belle Trail funding, the DNR received 41 applications. Each funded project will ...

Canada advances to women’s world hockey final with 4-0 win over Finland

PLYMOUTH (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin dashed Finland’s hopes of pulling off another upset. Poulin had a goal and an assist in a 2-plus minute span of second period, helping Canada pull away and beat the Finns 4-0 on Thursday night in the women’s hockey world championship semifinals. “We ...

US women advance to world hockey final with 11-0 win over Germany

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer PLYMOUTH — The U.S. relentlessly dominated Germany, scoring soon after the puck dropped and refusing to relent until the final horn sounded. Hilary Knight scored 1:06 into the game and Kelli Stack added a goal midway through the first period to give the ...