Michigan Sports

Michigan State suspends coach linked to abuse complaints

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The women's gymnastics coach at Michigan State University was suspended Monday, two weeks after she was accused in a lawsuit of downplaying complaints about sexual abuse by a sports doctor. University spokesman Jason Cody confirmed Kathie Klages' suspension but ...

Tigers hold off on significant cost cutting for now

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were willing to cut payroll. They just didn't want to face the dire consequences of gutting their roster. That was general manager Al Avila's explanation for why his team's offseason became such a quiet one. "Let's say ...

Bucks beat Pistons 102-89 behind Monroe’s double-double

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — With two straight double-digit wins, the Milwaukee Bucks are starting to figure out how to adjust again to life without star forward Jabari Parker. Their 102-89 win on Monday night over the Detroit Pistons was even more impressive given ...

Petition: Detroit stadium roof causes light pollution

DETROIT (AP) — A petition is circulating that calls on Detroit's NFL stadium to turn off its blue nighttime roof lighting. The blue glow began last August as part of a $2 million renovation at Ford Field that added LED lighting with changeable colors and images to the roof, the Detroit Free ...

Finlandia University ends hockey losing streak

HANCOCK (AP) — Finlandia’s winless hockey season is over. Kait Ryynanen scored a power-play goal 9 seconds into overtime, and the Finlandia women topped St. Norbert 2-1 on Saturday to snap a 70-game losing streak. Sierra Meiners also scored for Finlandia, and goalie Annah Smiddy stopped ...

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope caps off big Detroit Pistons’ comeback in Toronto

By PAUL ATTFIELD Associated Press TORONTO — Despite missing 10 of his first 11 3-point shots, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed little hesitation when another opportunity presented itself on Sunday night. Receiving the ball from Ish Smith with 13.2 seconds remaining, Caldwell-Pope drilled ...

Power-play goals lead Minnesota Wild past Detroit Red Wings, 6-3

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have beaten teams a lot of ways this season. On Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings gave one of the league’s best power plays too many chances. Parise scored twice and Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves to help ...

Andre Drummond leads Detroit Pistons’ rout of Los Angeles Lakers, 121-102

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons handed the Lakers one more defeat at The Palace. Drummond had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and the Pistons routed Los Angeles 121-102 on Wednesday night. It was the last scheduled appearance at The Palace ...

Detroit Red Wings fall to Columbus in overtime, 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Seth Jones took a drop pass from Brandon Dubinsky and wired a high slap shot past goalie Petr Mrazek 3:22 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets ended an 0-1-1 skid and haven’t lost three ...

Detroit Pistons pull away to beat upstart Philadelphia 76ers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy wants his team to do a better job during the first few minutes of the second half, and the Pistons certainly responded Monday. “We’ve really not played well lately to start the third quarter, and tonight we ...

Westwood wrestlers win first M-PC title in 13 years

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Westwood captured their first Mid-Peninsula Conference tournament championship in 13 years Saturday afternoon in Ishpeming. Westwood head coach Dan Carlson said was proud of his teams confidence throughout the match. “We came in with a ...

NMU icers ground Falcons in series sweep

By Journal Sports Staff BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Even though its postseason chances are still in doubt, the Northern Michigan University hockey team is peaking at the right time. Led by goaltender Atte Tolvanen, the Wildcats (9-17-4, 7-12-3 WCHA) blanked Bowling Green State 2-0 Saturday to ...