Michigan Sports

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 ...

Tatar scores 2, stakes Wings to 5-1 win over Avalanche

DETROIT (AP) — As the clock wound down on the final game between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena, the video board at center ice wound the clock back in time. It showed the wild brawls that erupted between the teams on the night of March 26, 1997, when what ...

Spartans bring reputation as giant killers against Kansas

By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer TULSA, Okla. — There are records in Tom Izzo’s career he’s proud of, and then there are those the Michigan State coach would prefer to distance himself from. The Spartans’ remarkable record as an underdog in the NCAA Tournament is one of those Izzo ...

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NMU ski team continues to find success nationally By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing team has been achieving high levels of success for many years and both hard work and excellence is expected. You’ll see the skiers on sunny ...

Shockers clamp down on Dayton 64-58 in NCAA Tournament

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Tournament flash: Wichita State can play a little defense, too. Just ask the stunned Flyers. The Shockers’ powerful offense stalled out until the closing minutes, but their defense carried them through to a 64-58 victory over Dayton on Friday ...

Michigan delivers 3-point punch to knock out Okla. St.

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Derrick Walton Jr. stuck to the plan Friday. He kept running the Michigan Wolverines offense against an aggressive Oklahoma State defense and eventually things fell into place. Again. Walton scored 26 points and had 11 assists as the ...

Redmen icers earn awards

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor MARQUETTE — A pair of Marquette Senior High School hockey players received Division 2 Second Team all-state recognition recently. Joey Phillips made the forwards category while Tyler Bergwall was named among goalies. The list is compiled by the ...

Detroit Red Wings show signs of life in 5-4 shootout win at Arizona Coyotes

By JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Detroit Red Wings’ streak of 25 straight postseason appearances is in serious jeopardy. If only the Atlantic Division’s last-place team could have more games like Thursday night against Arizona. Gustav Nyquist’s shootout goal ...

US national women’s hockey team players stand firm in wage fight

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer U.S. women’s hockey players let a deadline to decide on whether they’ll boycott the world championships pass Thursday without any indication they’ve changed their minds in a standoff with USA Hockey over wages. “We are focused on the issue of ...

Not-ready-for-prime-time Detroit Pistons bounced by Utah Jazz, 97-83

DETROIT (AP) — It appeared that the Detroit Pistons weren’t fully ready to play Wednesday night — and the Utah Jazz took advantage. The Jazz held Detroit to 35 points in the first half and went on to a 97-83 victory in their final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills. “We were really ...

Derrick Walton leads Michigan Wolverines’ resurgence

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan’s turnaround began well before the plane accident. Yes, the team’s harrowing aviation mishap — and the Big Ten Tournament title that followed — may be remembered most when Wolverines fans look back on this season, but Derrick ...

Muskegon Mona Shores’ Jordan Walker named Michigan’s Miss Basketball

DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Walker is Miss Basketball. The award honoring Michigan’s top girls basketball senior was announced Monday by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press. The Muskegon Mona Shores guard has signed with Western Michigan. Walker received ...

Central Michigan star Marcus Keene declares for NBA draft

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Marcus Keene, the nation’s leading scorer, is entering the NBA draft, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not been made. Keene scored 30 points per game at ...

Ex-Green Bay Packer T.J. Lang returning ‘home’ to Detroit Lions

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — T.J. Lang is switching sides in an NFC North rivalry — and returning to his roots. The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Lang, another significant move to bolster their offensive line in a busy offseason so far. Mike McCartney, ...