Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings continue youth movement during rebuilding year

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings ended a third straight season without a postseason bid, counting on a core of players 24 years old and younger to end the postseason drought next year. Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou, and Tyler Bertuzzi each set career highs ...

Walker-led Hornets top Pistons 104-91, holding playoff hopes

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Kemba Walker is keeping the Charlotte Hornets in the postseason picture Walker scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half to help Charlotte build a big lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Pistons 104-91 Sunday in a possibly pivotal game ...

Ross sharp, Tigers win 5th straight; KC drops 6th in row

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Tyson Ross finally pitched at Comerica Park — and certainly enjoyed his new surroundings. Ross pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals ...

Detroit Edison player tops in Division 2 girls basketball

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Edison’s Rickea Jackson has been named The Associated Press Division 2 girls Player of the Year for 2019 in Michigan. The 6-foot-2 senior led Edison to a third straight state championship, earning the title of Miss Basketball. She then competed in the McDonald’s ...

Pittsburgh Penguins lock up playoff berth by beating Detroit Red Wings 4-1

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — So much for the slow start. The seemingly endless string of injuries to bold-faced names, to the ones that left the Pittsburgh Penguins drifting aimlessly for long stretches. Then March came. April, too. And the Penguins did what they always ...

Detroit Tigers win brisk home opener over Kansas City, 5-4

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — With only four previous starts in the major leagues, Spencer Turnbull was easily the least experienced member of Detroit’s starting rotation. That made him an interesting choice to start the home opener — but the 26-year-old right-hander was ...

Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Matthew Boyd carves up New York Yankees, 3-1

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — The Yankees swung over slider after slider from Matthew Boyd, setting a franchise swing-and-miss record. Even when New York connected, the damage mostly blew back in the wrong direction. Boyd junk-balled through afternoon shadows for a ...

Detroit Pistons fall to Indiana Pacers 108-89 without Blake Griffin in lineup

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin made it through almost the whole season without a significant injury. Now, as the Detroit Pistons try to hold on to a playoff spot, their star’s health is a concern again. Griffin missed a third straight game Wednesday, and ...

Many watch Michigan State’s dramatic men’s basketball win over Duke

(AP) — Michigan State’s dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday regional final in 14 years. CBS Sports and Turner Sports say Nielsen ratings for the entire tournament are up 8% from last year at 6.7, heading into Saturday’s ...

Indiana Pacers’ big men outduel Detroit Pistons, 111-102

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis gave the Indiana Pacers exactly what they needed Monday night. They fought for position, repeatedly challenged Andre Drummond in the middle and made big play after big play. Indiana’s two tallest players ...

Beat-up New York Yankees outpitch Detroit Tigers, 3-1

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar had already joined the Yankees’ long injured list when Aaron Judge sprinted into right-center field and made a spectacular, sprawling grab on Niko Goodrum’s hard-hit liner to preserve a two-run lead in the ...

Anthony Mantha hat trick leads Detroit Red Wings to 6-3 win over Boston

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are playing their best hockey of the season while perhaps hurting their chances of winning the NHL draft lottery. Anthony Mantha scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, lifting Detroit to a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. Jimmy Howard ...