National Sports

Canadiens goaltender makes history by clipping Red Wings

MONTREAL (AP) — With a portrait of Jacques Plante hanging just a few feet away, Carey Price passed around the credit for his latest accomplishment. Price made 20 saves Tuesday night and became the winningest goaltender in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, who held off the ...

Lions sign 4 free agents

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions addressed needs on both sides of the ball while reuniting their coach and general manager with former New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman and receiver Danny Amendola. Coleman agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract with the Lions and plans to ...

Spartans beat Michigan for Big Ten title

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston struggled to make shots for more than a half and his rivals took advantage, controlling a game with a share of the Big Ten title at stake. When Winston started to finally get shots to drop, though, he took over and there wasn't much anyone could do ...

Spurs rally past Bucks

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs have won five straight overall and eight in a row at home, though San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is not ready to make any grand proclamations about the team's direction. San Antonio's veteran coach knows nothing matters until the postseason. Still, the Spurs ...

Judge rules against NCAA in federal antitrust lawsuit

A judge ruled against the NCAA on Friday night in a federal antitrust lawsuit, saying football and basketball players should be permitted to receive more compensation from schools but only if the benefits are tied to education. The ruling Friday night from U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ...

Goins, Michigan State top Nebraska 91-76

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid have been role players for much of their careers at Michigan State. On the same night and in timely fashion, the seniors were stars for the ninth-ranked Spartans. Goins scored 21 of his career-high 24 points in the first half and ...

Pistons top Raptors in overtime

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons may be peaking at the right time, winning nine of 11 games to surge in the standings, and would probably feel confident about their chances if they match up with Toronto in the playoffs. The Pistons, though, will likely have to get past the Raptors with ...

No. 9 Michigan beats Nebraska

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — For the first time all season, Michigan needed to change its starting lineup. The Wolverines didn't miss a beat. Jon Teske scored a career-high 22 points, and No. 9 Michigan easily rebounded from its loss to Michigan State with an 82-53 victory over Nebraska on ...

Authorities: Kraft visited parlor for sex on day of AFC game

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month's AFC championship game, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting ...

Brewers planning to go slowly with Lawrie

PHOENIX — Almost two years after he was released during spring training, Brett Lawrie is getting a second chance to play baseball again. He faces a long road back to the majors. Lawrie finalized a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, returning to the organization that ...

Keselowski shakes off flu

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him. Keselowski missed a portion of final practice, received intravenous fluids at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s ...

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case ...

No. 10 Spartans roll past Rutgers

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Tillman got off to a shaky start, filling in for Nick Ward in the starting lineup for No. 10 Michigan State. Tillman finished strong, scoring a career-high 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, and Cassius Winston had 28 points help the short-handed Spartans ...

Tigers sign Harrison to 1-year contract

DETROIT (AP) — Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was still subject to a successful physical. The 31-year-old Harrison ...

Kane, Blackhawks beat Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — There was plenty of space for Erik Gustafsson to shoot the puck himself, but with Patrick Kane alone to the right of the net, his decision was obvious. "He's a pretty good goal scorer, so I gave it to him," Gustafsson said. Kane's second goal of the game, with 2:18 left in ...

Cubs’ Bryant says shoulder feeling fine

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kris Bryant made it abundantly clear — with his bat — that his balky left shoulder of last season is completely healed. Bryant had been one of the most impressive players in Chicago Cubs camp leading up to the first day position players needed to report this week. He ...

No. 11 Spartans beat Ohio State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 ...

Hamlin wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR's biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the ...

Michigan rebounds from Penn State loss, beats Maryland

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond. "I had no doubt our defense would be strong today," he said. Charles Matthews scored 14 points and Iggy Brazdeikis ...

Wisconsin GOP erases Kaepernick from Black History resolution

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans erased any mention of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick from a resolution recognizing Black History Month on Tuesday, saying he's too controversial to be included in a list of influential black leaders. February is Black History Month. The ...