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Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons let big lead slip away, lose in overtime at Atlanta, 123-115

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, and Hawks center Clint Capela vie for control of the ball during the second half Wednesday in Atlanta. Griffin scored 17 points and pulled in seven rebounds but the Pistons still lost 123-115 in overtime. The Hawks outscored Detroit 24-7 to end ...

High school football finals set for Fox Sports Detroit channels

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Thursday night marks the first of three consecutive days of state championship high school football games to be televised by Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Detroit-Plus. Most of the schedule was found online at ...

Detroit Red Wings win in overtime, 3-2, over Columbus

Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek, right, steals the puck from Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand during the first period Tuesday in Detroit. Tyler Bertuzzi scored the game-winner about 15 seconds into the overtime period on an assist from Dylan Larkin to lift the Wings to a ...

Michigan Wolverines get back on track with home win over Maryland, 87-63

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Mike Smith made three early 3-pointers as No. 7 Michigan raced to a 17-3 lead, and the Wolverines had little difficulty beating Maryland 87-63 on Tuesday night for a season sweep. Michigan made its first five 3s — Isaiah Livers had the other ...

Detroit Pistons take advantage of shorthanded Miami Heat on Saturday, 120-100

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — The Detroit Pistons had their most dominant quarter in nearly two years. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. Jerami Grant scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 23 off the bench and the Pistons — the ...

Columbus Blue Jackets hold on to tag Detroit Red Wings with another loss, 3-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Alexandre Texier and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 1:16 apart early in the third period to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a two-goal lead and they held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Monday. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored late in the second period ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team calls off 3rd straight game

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State is postponing its game this weekend against No. 22 Illinois, moving a third straight basketball game due to a COVID-19 outbreak within coach Tom Izzo’s program. Izzo made the announcement Monday, a day after one additional player and two non-coaching ...

First-game of season, tournament dates set for high school winter sports

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — The MHSAA Representative Council set dates Thursday for the various key events in five winter sports considered indoor “contact” sports. Those sports are boys and girls basketball, hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer. This Saturday was ...

Tonight’s Michigan State men’s basketball game called off at Iowa

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State’s basketball game at No. 5 Iowa tonight has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues with the Spartans. Michigan State center Mady Sissoko and guard Steven Izzo have tested positive, and the school said there was an additional positive test Wednesday ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team routs Wisconsin Badgers, 77-54

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Mike Smith had 16 points and six assists as No. 7 Michigan remained unbeaten with another dominant performance, routing No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54 on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (11-0, 6-0) turned this Big Ten showdown into a blowout with a 43-6 ...