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Michigan Sports

Butler scores 20, Heat hang on to beat Pistons 117-108

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows this Miami Heat team can get much better. That being said, he's quite happy with the start. Butler scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, added 13 assists and the Miami Heat wasted most of what was a 29-point ...

Cholowski scores in OT, Red Wings rally past Ducks 4-3

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are clawing back from a rough start to the season with an emphasis on tenacity and a renewed attention to consistency. A couple of extraordinarily poorly timed penalties by Anaheim were more responsible for their ...

Strong second half lifts Michigan past Creighton 79-69

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — At halftime, Michigan had largely wasted a fine shooting performance by allowing Creighton a 10-0 advantage in offensive rebounds. Needless to say, that was discussed. "They shoot a lot of 3s. There's going to be a lot of long ...

Kentucky displaces Michigan State Spartans atop men’s college basketball poll

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed ...

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky leads Chicago Bears past Detroit Lions, 20-13

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears finally gave their frustrated fans something to celebrate. The defending NFC North champions got their offense in gear, snapped their four-game losing streak and let loose afterward. Trubisky tied a ...

Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears look to turn around seasons on Sunday in Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have lost four straight, sit on the bottom of their division and have little time left to salvage a once-promising season. If Detroit beats them, well, that might stamp out whatever is left. The Bears look to stop their skid when they host Matthew ...

Detroit Red Wings slow down high-flying Boston Bruins, 4-2

DETROIT (AP) — Robby Fabbri scored twice in his first game with Detroit and the Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Friday night to snap a four-game skid. Fabbri was acquired from St. Louis on Wednesday night and quickly got his second and third goals of the season. Dylan Larkin and Anthony ...

Shorthanded Indiana Pacers rally to beat Detroit Pistons, 112-106

By CHRIS GOFF Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — T.J. McConnell, Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren scored 17 points apiece, and the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 112-106 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. After trailing by 15 ...

Michigan State Spartans football teams tries to get over .500 vs. Illinois

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — One stat jumps out at Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio when he talks about Illinois. “Turnovers,” Dantonio said. “I think turnovers give you a chance to even up the playing field. You know, when you’re plus-three turnovers against ...

Detroit Pistons rout New York Knicks, 122-102

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Tony Snell connected from beyond the arc to open the scoring in the first few seconds of the game. Little did anyone realize he was on his way to a memorable night. Snell scored 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons ...

Bad period spells doom for Detroit Red Wings in 6-1 loss to Nashville

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matt Duchene figured the Nashville Predators deserved better after scoring just once in a loss to the New York Rangers over the weekend. He had few complaints two nights later. Duchene scored two of Nashville’s five second-period goals, and the ...

Opening kickoff return ignites Michigan Wolverines past Maryland, 38-7

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In a Big Ten matchup between Michigan and Maryland, Giles Jackson and Javon Leake each returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. The difference was, Jackson’s dash down the right sideline came on the opening kick, which helped ...