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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions stumbling to finish with an uncertain future

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — This season will end like so many others for Matthew Stafford: His Detroit Lions have a losing record and won’t be in the postseason. What’s different now is that there are real questions about Stafford’s future with the Lions. “I’m not ...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs bills to OK college athlete compensation

By Journal Sports Staff LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation today allowing student athletes to use their own name, image, likeness and reputation for financial compensation, according to a news release from Whitmer’s office. It was said that this marks the first time in ...

Central Michigan men blow past Eastern Michigan, 87-60

YPSILANTI (AP) — Travon Broadway Jr. matched his career high with 21 points as Central Michigan easily defeated Eastern Michigan 87-60 on Tuesday night. Meikkel Murray had 18 points and seven rebounds for Central Michigan (5-4, 1-1 Mid-American Conference). Matt Beachler added 13 points. ...

High school volleyball, swimming OK’d to restart practices Monday by MHSAA

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — Remaining teams in the Michigan High School Athletic Association volleyball and girls swimming and diving tournaments can restart practice Monday with state finals events scheduled to end on Jan. 16. That’s according to a sports news release from the ...

Golden State Warriors hold off Detroit Pistons, 116-106

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Andrew Wiggins added 27 to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 116-106 victory over the winless Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. The injury-plagued Warriors have won two in a row after dropping their first two games ...

Detroit Pistons outscored in 128-120 loss at Atlanta

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Jackson, left, shoots against the Hawks during the first half Monday in Atlanta. The Hawks prevailed 128-120 despite 27 points from Jackson and teammate Jerami Grant. Atlanta countered with Trae Young scoring 29. (AP photo)

Defense implodes in Detroit Lions’ 47-7 loss to Tampa Bay

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — When a team loses 47-7, it is difficult to pick out one play that could have changed things. The Detroit Lions, though, can at least consider it. On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first possession, they faced third-and-9 from their 19. Linebacker ...

Detroit Tigers sign right-handed pitcher Jose Urena to $3.25 million deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers signed right-hander Jose Urena to a $3.25 million, one-year deal Wednesday. Urena can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses based on starts, $50,000 each for 15, 18, 21, 24 and 27. The 29-year-old starter has spent the past six season with the Miami Marlins, ...

Michigan High School Athletic Association announces winter sports plan

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved adjustments to the regular season schedule for indoor winter sports, which under current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders may restart their seasons ...

Detroit Lions close facility after positive tests

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have closed their training facility after two people within the franchise tested positive for COVID-19. The Lions say players and coaches would have virtual meetings Tuesday. Detroit is scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who can clinch a spot in the ...

Michigan State Spartans quarterback Rocky Lombardi set to transfer

EAST LANSING (AP) — Rocky Lombardi, the quarterback who led Michigan State to its two victories, is looking to transfer to another school. Lombardi told the Detroit Free Press that he’s placed his name in the transfer portal. He started nine games in four seasons, including victories this ...