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Michigan Sports

Michigan State Spartans football team looks to improve to 6-0

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. — While Rutgers may have the same players who knocked off Michigan State in the season opener a year ago, these No. 11 Spartans are vastly different. Coach Mel Tucker has infused his lineup for Saturday’s game at SHI Stadium with 20 ...

Banged-up Detroit Lions lose center Frank Ragnow

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions put standout center Frank Ragnow on injured reserve, another setback for a banged-up winless team. The Lions made the move along with signing linebacker Jessie Lemonier off the practice squad and activating kicker Austin Seibert from the COVID-19 reserve ...

Red zone woes plague Detroit Lions in 24-14 loss at Chicago Bears

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Jared Goff took a couple of steps toward the line and pointed to Alec Ogletree, concerned about a potential blitz. Frank Ragnow snapped the ball as Goff walked in, and that was the end of a promising opening drive. It was that kind of day for ...

Michigan Wolverines football team routs Wisconsin, 38-17

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — Coach Jim Harbaugh and No. 14 Michigan found a formula to shut down the Wisconsin rushing attack that had embarrassed the Wolverines the last couple of years. “Against a tough, physical team, I thought our team played really ...

Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears seek lift after gut-wrenching losses

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Coming off one of the worst performances by an offense the NFL has seen, things can only get better for the Chicago Bears this week. Right? The Bears look to pick themselves up when they host the winless Detroit Lions on Sunday in a ...

Deer knocks down teen runner in middle school cross country race

SAGINAW (AP) — A teenager running a two-mile race suffered a broken collarbone after being knocked over by a deer. “I saw the deer out of the corner of my eye,” said Madison Sylvester, who runs for White Pine Middle School in Saginaw Township. “I thought it might go behind me. When it ...

Victims of Michigan university doctors push for changes to laws

By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING — Victims of sexual abuse and lawmakers testified Thursday in support of legislation that would give accusers more time to sue for damages and would take away immunity for governmental bodies that knew or should have ...

Michigan State Spartans, head coach Mel Tucker on a roll at home

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Mel Tucker hugged or bumped fists with almost every Michigan State player, assistant coach and member of the team’s support staff before exiting the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where the Spartans had their signature win of the ...

Detroit Red Wings down Chicago Blackhawks in NHL preseason shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago captain Jonathan Toews played for the first time in more than a year Wednesday night in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 shootout loss to Detroit. Toews assisted on Dominik Kubalik’s goal late in the first period in the exhibition game and opened the shootout with a goal. The ...

Team captain Dylan Larkin senses optimism with new Detroit Red Wings’ season

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have been mired in a long, painful rebuild and the end doesn’t seem to be in sight from outside the organization. The last time they made the playoffs five years ago, Dylan Larkin was a rookie. When the captain and center ...

Chicago White Sox hold off Detroit Tigers, 8-7, after benches clear

By DANA GAURUDER Associated Press DETROIT — Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run home run, Yasmani Grandal homered to spark a six-run fourth inning and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox held off the Detroit Tigers in a testy 8-7 win on Monday. The benches cleared after Chicago first baseman ...