Michigan Sports

Rookie Luke Kennard sparks Detroit Pistons to home victory over Miami Heat

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit Pistons rookie Luke Kennard took advantage of his opportunity to play clutch minutes for coach Stan Van Gundy. Kennard finished with 14 points off the bench, shooting 6 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 5 from 3-point range, helping the ...

Michigan State Spartans face Ohio State for shot at Big 10 football playoff

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Once again, the biggest game of the Big Ten regular season might be Ohio State against Michigan State. That’s nothing new, but it’s also not what was predicted in 2017. “No one expected us to be here at this point, except for us,” ...

Central Michigan has 5 interceptions, tops EMU 42-30

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shane Morris threw three touchdown passes in the first half, Sean Bunting had two of Central Michigan's five interceptions, and the Chippewas held off Eastern Michigan 42-30 on Wednesday night. Central Michigan was ahead 28-10 late in the second quarter, but the ...

Pistons stay sharp, top Pacers 114-97

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Stan Van Gundy is one of the NBA's most outspoken coaches when it comes to politics and social issues, so his reaction to a postgame meeting with the Rev. Jesse Jackson was no surprise. "I was a little bit in awe, right there," Van Gundy ...

Parrish to manage Detroit’s West Michigan affiliate

DETROIT (AP) — Lance Parrish is taking over as manager for Class A West Michigan, a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Parrish managed Double-A Erie, another Detroit affiliate, for the past four seasons. The Tigers announced Tuesday he is moving to West Michigan. The Tigers also ...

Red Wings stuck in muck between great and bad teams in NHL

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have been fading from elite status in the NHL for nearly a decade. A new arena also isn't going to fix their problems. In fact, the franchise's glorious past seems to have a haunting effect in and around Detroit's ...

Beilein’s Wolverines a work in progress for now

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein is prepared for some growing pains this season. "I hope I'm not being a Debbie Downer here with this thing," the Michigan coach said. "Our early schedule, we're going to be hit with stuff." The Wolverines learned firsthand in 2016-17 how quickly a team's ...

Tomas Tatar’s late goal lifts Detroit Red Wings to win in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — After squandering a two-goal lead in the third period, Tomas Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings recovered just in time. Tatar scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:14 left to lift the Red Wings over the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Monday night. Martin Frk and ...

Rivals both at .500 after Detroit Lions knock off Packers in Green Bay

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — Eager to end a three-game losing streak, the Detroit Lions picked a tough place to make a stand — Lambeau Field in a Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. Matthew Stafford delivered with his sharpest performances of the ...

Petr Mrazek gets rare start in goal in leading Detroit Red Wings to shutout

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Backup goalie Petr Mrazek and Detroit Red Wings pushed aside the Edmonton Oilers. Mrazek made 36 saves and Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist to help the Red Wings beat the Oilers 4-0 on Sunday. Mrazek had his 11th NHL shutout. “I thought ...

Michigan State Spartans No. 2 in preseason men’s basketball poll

(AP) — Duke was in good position to be ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll before landing Marvin Bagley III. Once the nation’s top recruit decided to reclassify for this season, the Blue Devils became the voters’ clear choice. Led by Bagley and senior guard Grayson Allen, Duke ...

Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker has setback with injury

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker has taken a step back in his comeback from a shoulder injury. Decker returned to practice Wednesday and was taken off the physically unable to perform list. He hurt his right shoulder during an offseason workout with the team and ...

Central Michigan Chippewas pull off comeback vs. Western Michigan, 35-28

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Shane Morris threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Corey Willis with 2:37 remaining, and Central Michigan rallied to beat defending Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan 35-28 on a rainy Wednesday night to win the Cannon Trophy in their 88th meeting. At halftime, ...

Detroit Pistons suffer letdown in loss at Los Angeles Lakers

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were locked in to deliver their best effort of the season. The Detroit Pistons were anything but ready, and the gap between the two mindsets was obvious. Julius Randle scored 17 points, Lonzo Ball added 13 and the ...

Fast start propels Detroit Red Wings to victory over Arizona Coyotes, 5-3

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — As his team prepared to play the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night, Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill placed two salient points at the top of the game plan. Start fast against the Coyotes, who were playing their second game in two nights. And, in ...