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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia at work every day

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia showed up for work a day after his free-falling team lost again in front of an apathetic home crowd. “I just expect to be here every day until they tell me not to,” Patricia said Monday. “Hopefully, ...

Washington Wizards sharp early, late in outscoring Detroit Pistons 133-119

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Washington Wizards hardly missed during the first quarter, shooting 81% from the field. Then in the final period, they nearly repeated that feat. Bradley Beal scored 35 points and Isaiah Thomas added 23 to lift the Wizards to a 133-119 ...

No. 10 Oregon outlasts No. 5 Michigan Wolverines 71-70 in overtime

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — In a stellar matchup of senior point guards, Payton Pritchard prevailed. Pritchard scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime, and No. 10 Oregon outlasted No. 5 Michigan 71-70 in overtime Saturday. With the game on the line, Pritchard repeatedly ...

Detroit Red Wings back to losing a night after beating Montreal

DETROIT (AP) — Anze Kopitar passed Wayne Gretzky on the all-time scoring list — for the Los Angeles Kings, that is. Kopitar scored twice to help the Kings beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Sunday night. The goals gave Kopitar 919 career points, moving him past Gretzky and into fourth place ...

Detroit Pistons upend Houston Rockets, 115-107, on Saturday

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Detroit Pistons had a comfortable lead entering the fourth quarter Saturday night, coach Dwane Casey knew the Houston Rockets would make a run late and he’d need someone to step up to hold them off. He got that boost from Derrick Rose, who came off the bench to ...

Loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers marks Detroit Lions’ 7th in a row

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — There were a fair number of empty seats at Ford Field, and at times, the crowd’s silence made the place seem emptier than it was. For most of the first half, the Detroit Lions’ performance fit the scene. The Lions staggered to their seventh ...

West Florida eliminates Ferris State in NCAA Division II football playoffs

BIG RAPIDS (AP) — Austin Reed threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Andre Duncombe had an interception and fumble recovery among six turnovers forced by the defense as West Florida rallied to defeat Ferris State 28-14 in the NCAA Division II semifinals on Saturday. The ...

Downstate high school football coach retires after 335 wins

ROCKFORD (AP) — Ralph Munger, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Michigan, is retiring after 335 victories and three state championships. Munger has been coach at Rockford High School, near Grand Rapids, since 1992. He earlier coached the football team at ...

Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing for goals other than playoffs now

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston has plenty to play for and Darius Slay does, too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture, putting their team goals out of reach. But Winston and Slay are among a group of players who will have something at stake ...

Catcher Austin Romine, Detroit Tigers agree to 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and catcher Austin Romine agreed to a $4.15 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 31-year-old Romine has backed up Gary Sanchez for the New York Yankees the past four seasons. Praised ...

Detroit Tigers lead way with Rule 5 picks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major league teams are getting an extra roster spot in 2020, and clubs went fishing for options at the Rule 5 draft Thursday. The Detroit Tigers selected right-hander Rony Garcia from the New York Yankees with the first pick at the winter meetings draft of unprotected minor ...

Detroit Red Wings snap 12-game losing streak with 5-2 win over Winnipeg

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Robby Fabbri backhanded a pass toward the slot, and it bounced into the net off the leg of an opposing defenseman. The following period, Fabbri took a shot from the right circle that was saved by the goalie — before bouncing in, pinball style, ...

Jets net 3 goals in 2-minute span, deal Detroit 12th loss

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and the Winnipeg Jets dealt the Detroit Red Wings their 12th straight loss, 5-1 on Tuesday night. Wheeler began the barrage at 16:43 of the second when he beat Eric Comrie, ...

Pickford’s Jimmy Storey heads all-state 8-player football team

By LEE THOMPSON The Bay City Times PICKFORD (AP) — Jimmy Storey has a textbook middle linebacker mentality. Bringing the thunder is the Pickford High School senior’s favorite part of football. “He’s all-out, all the time. He arrives at the hole with authority,” Pickford coach Josh ...