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Michigan Sports

Former Michigan State, NBA basketball star Adreian Payne shot, killed

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in a shooting. He was 31. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting at 1:34 a.m. Monday when Payne was identified and taken to a hospital where he was ...

Defense figures heavily for Detroit Lions with 6 of their 8 draft picks

By BOB TRIPI Associated Press ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions continued to make big investments on defense in the NFL draft and are hoping that they result in immediate rewards to a franchise that has struggled in recent seasons. “We definitely felt like we got better as an organization ...

Detroit Lions likely to seek help on defense with overall No. 2 NFL draft pick

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have been so bad in recent years, winning an average of four games since 2018, that they desperately need an influx of talent at a lot of positions on both sides of the ball. Help might be on the way. The Lions are going into the ...

Detroit Red Wings score 4-3 victory at playoff-bound Tampa Bay Lightning

By ERIK ERLENDSSON Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Jakub Vrana had two goals, including the tiebreaking score in the third period, to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. The Red Wings beat Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for the first time in 14 ...

New York Yankees’ bullpen snuffs out Detroit Tigers’ offense in 4-2 win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Gerrit Cole lasted a career-low 1 2/3 innings, and Clarke Schmidt combined with four relievers to pitch three-hit shutout ball and lead the New York Yankees over the Detroit Tigers 4-2 Tuesday night in a series opener. On a frigid April night in ...

Season ends for Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin after core muscle surgery

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin had core muscle surgery on Monday, ending his second season as the team’s captain. The Red Wings say his recovery is expected to last eight to 10 weeks. The 25-year-old Larkin leads the Red Wings with 31 goals and 69 points in 71 ...