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Michigan Sports

Longtime Detroit Pistons’ doctor Benjamin Paolucci dies at 84

DETROIT (AP) — Dr. Benjamin Paolucci, a longtime team physician for the Detroit Pistons who was with the franchise for each of its three NBA championships, has died. He was 84. The Pistons said Paolucci died Wednesday in Florida. Paolucci retired from the organization in 2015 after serving ...

Detroit Lions sign ex-Buffalo Bills safety Dean Marlowe

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Dean Marlowe, hoping he can help a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season. Marlowe played in 15 games last year in his third season with the Buffalo Bills. He had a career-high two interceptions along with 16 ...

Detroit Pistons sign Tyler Cook to full deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons signed forward Tyler Cook to a multi-year contract. The team did not release terms of the agreement Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 Cook signed a 10-day contract with the Pistons on March 18, followed by a second 10-day deal March 28. Cook has been in 11 games ...

Denver Nuggets run rampant on Detroit Pistons, 134-119, on Tuesday

DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 27 points in 27 minutes and the Denver Nuggets spoiled the return of Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee with a 134-119 shellacking of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Jokic was glad to see Plumlee, his former backup, and Grant, who helped the Nuggets make a deep ...

Minnesota Twins rally for 3-2 victory over Akil Baddoo, Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins held off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday. Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field — another impressive day in this ...

Nashville Predators beat Detroit Red Wings in shootout, 3-2, on Tuesday

DETROIT (AP) — Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi scored in the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Predators improved to 4-0 in shootouts and have won 10 of their last 12 games. “(Goaltender Juuse Saros is) really good in shootouts, we ...

Detroit Pistons muzzle Oklahoma City Thunder, 132-108

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY — Jerami Grant scored 21 points against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-108 on Monday night. Grant played three seasons for the Thunder, and then was traded after the 2018-19 season. He looked at home ...

New York Knicks bludgeon Detroit Pistons, 125-81, on Saturday night

DETROIT (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 of his 29 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks pounded the Detroit Pistons 125-81 on Saturday night. Randle and Reggie Bullock, who had 22 points, had four 3-pointers apiece in the first as New York put it away early. The Knicks stopped ...

Detroit Red Wings end drought in Tampa with 5-1 win Sunday

By ERIK ERLENDSSON Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Thomas Greiss made 27 stops to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday for their first road win against the Lightning in the regular season in more than 10 years. Marc Staal, Valtteri Filppula, Michael ...

State’s mandatory teen athlete testing challenged in court

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — A high school sports advocacy group and some parents sued Michigan on Thursday, seeking to stop a new requirement that all teen athletes be regularly tested for the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed in the state Court of Claims, came on the eve of ...

Wrestlers win Michigan coronavirus court order

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — At least six Michigan high school wrestlers won court orders to compete in the state finals this weekend, a lawyer said Friday. The wrestlers had been benched because they were near someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. But Jim Thomas, arguing for four wrestlers ...

Josh Jackson leads Detroit Pistons’ 120-91 rout of Washington Wizards

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Josh Jackson scored 19 of his season-high 31 points in the first half and the Detroit Pistons went on to rout the Washington Wizards 120-91 on Thursday. The Pistons overcame Russell Westbrook’s 18th triple-double of the season. Westbrook finished ...