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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions hire ex-NFL receiver Antwaan Randle-El as wide receivers coach

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El. Detroit coach Dan Campbell added the former NFL receiver to his staff Wednesday after he was with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons as an offensive assistant. Randle El was ...

Detroit Tigers considering 6-man pitching rotation

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are considering using a six-man rotation for at least some of this season as they return to a normal schedule with a pitching staff that will likely include some of the team’s top prospects. General manager Al Avila spoke ...

Detroit Lions add several more coaches to new staff

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have added assistant special teams coach Jett Modkins to Dan Campbell’s staff. The Lions also announced Wednesday that DeOn’tae Pannell will join the organization with its William Clay Ford minority coaching assistantship. Modkins assisted the Denver ...

Virus, compressed season put stress on state high school referees

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — High schools are anticipating a shortage of men and women who blow the whistle as basketball returns to Michigan gyms after a timeout for the coronavirus. Registration of referees is down 25% from a year ago, and the risk of COVID-19 is a “contributing factor,” said ...

Michigan Wolverines bump up to No. 3 in college men’s basketball poll

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas dropped out of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the first time in 12 years on Monday, ending the Jayhawks’ record streak of 231 consecutive weeks ranked. Gonzaga and Baylor held down the top two spots, just as they have all season. ...

Givani Smith leads Detroit Red Wings to first win in 9 games

By BILL WHITEHEAD Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Givani Smith had a goal and an assist as Detroit won for the first time in nine games, beating the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Sunday. Marc Staal scored for the first time with the Red Wings, Robby Fabbri and Vladislav Namestnikov added goals ...