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Michigan Sports

Spartans end 4-game losing streak by beating Nebraska

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Joshua Langford had a season-high 18 points and Aaron Henry scored 16 points to help Michigan State beat Nebraska 66-56 Saturday night. The Spartans (9-7, 3-7 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing streak, their longest since 2017. The skid led to ...

Source: Detroit Pistons to trade Derrick Rose to New York Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after a trade that brings him back to New York. The Knicks agreed to acquire the former NBA MVP from the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the details said. The Knicks will send Dennis Smith Jr. and a ...

COVID-19 mutations add more variables for college sports to deal with

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Playing college sports during the pandemic has potentially become more problematic as more contagious variants of the coronavirus start to show up across the U.S., including one that prompted the University of Michigan to shut down its athletics ...

Detroit Red Wings lose again, 3-1 at Tampa Bay

The Detroit Red Wings’ Vladislav Namestnikov, center, watches his shot on goal sail by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, and Luke Schenn on Friday in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning prevailed 3-1, scoring an insurance goal on an empty netter by Barclay Goodrow, who finished with ...

MHSAA gives winter contact sports OK to start as soon as Monday

By Journal Sports Staff LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association confirmed Thursday that member schools may begin full practice activities in those sports on Monday with precautions outlined by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which includes social ...

Detroit Lions add defensive line coach Todd Walsh

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired defensive line coach Todd Walsh, adding another veteran assistant to new coach Dan Campbell’s staff. Walsh was with the Jacksonville Jaguars the previous eight years. He also was an assistant in Seattle and Tampa Bay during his 15-year ...

Detroit Pistons dig out of big hole, but ultimately fall at Utah on Tuesday

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah regained energy on offense and defense in the closing minutes after squandering a huge lead in the fourth quarter. Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 117-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday ...

Detroit Red Wings tack on 7th straight loss, (Tampa Bay) Lightning quick

By ERIK ERLENDSSON Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Wednesday for their third consecutive win. Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa ...

Detroit Tigers sign lefthanded pitcher Derek Holland to minor-league deal

DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and was invited to major league spring training. The 34-year-old is 79-81 with a 4.61 ERA in 12 major league seasons. He went 1-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 12 appearances, including five ...

Detroit Red Wings lose Saturday 3-2 in overtime at Florida Panthers

DETROIT — Aleksi Heponiemi made the most of his NHL debut, scoring with 2:15 left in overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. “He’s going to be telling his great grandkids about that one,” said teammate Keith Yandle, who had a ...

Detroit Lions add another 3 coaches to staff

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions on Friday added Duce Staley, Mark Brunell and Mark DeLeone to their coaching staff. Staley joins new coach Dan Campbell’s staff as running backs coach and assistant head coach. Brunell will be the team’s quarterbacks coach, and DeLeone will coach ...

Michigan Wolverines athletics has 11 positive coronavirus tests

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan athletic department reports 11 positive test results for COVID-19 from Jan. 23-29. The school paused its whole athletic department last weekend after several positive tests for a new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The school said ...