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Michigan Sports

Dallas Stars put 7 goals up on Detroit Red Wings for easy win Thursday

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS — Joe Pavelski scored his fourth goal of the season, Jake Oettinger stopped 20 shots in his first NHL start and the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 7-3 on Thursday night to finish undefeated in their season-opening four-game ...

Detroit Pistons defeat shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 on Thursday

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 23 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of Anthony Davis' absence Thursday night in a 107-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 22 points and 10 assists, but only two of those points came after halftime. Detroit led by one ...

State of Michigan debating ban of ‘contact’ winter prep sports

By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING — The fight over whether to allow youth contact sports took center court Thursday in Lansing as Michigan lawmakers heard testimony from educators, parents and students wanting to get back to competition. Even though a ban on ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball staggered by Rutgers, 67-37

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Myles Johnson scored 13 points with 14 rebounds and five blocked shots and Rutgers staggered Michigan State 67-37 on Thursday night, allowing the fewest points ever since joining the Big Ten and defeating the Spartans for the first time. The win continued Big Ten ...

Ex-Pistons Andre Drummond helps Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit, 122-107

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Collin Sexton scored 29 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against his former team, powering the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 122-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Taurean Prince added 16 ...

GOP works to return high school sports to local control

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan House Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $3.5 billion coronavirus recovery plan but threatened to withhold billions to K-12 schools unless Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cedes her administration’s power to prohibit in-person instruction and ...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, impatient sports fans at odds

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press and Journal Sports Staff LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to set a date for the return of youth contact sports, despite growing pressure after her administration extended the ban through Feb. 21, three months after it began. It was part of a news ...

Quarterback Matthew Stafford agrees to Detroit Lions seeking his trade

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are planning to part ways. The Lions and Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke Saturday night ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team gets by Purdue with ease, 70-53

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points, Eli Brooks added 11 and No. 7 Michigan relied on a staunch defense to beat Purdue 70-53 on Friday night. The Wolverines (13-1, 8-1 Big Ten) maintained their stranglehold on the ...

Head coach Jim Harbaugh adds to Michigan Wolverines football coaching staff

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Maurice Linguist and George Helow to be assistants on defense, the latest moves that have reshaped his coaching staff, the coach announced Wednesday. Harbaugh added that defensive line coach Shaun Nua has agreed on a contract extension ...

Detroit Lions sign new head coach Dan Campbell to 6-year deal

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search by hiring Dan Campbell. The Lions tweeted a photo of the former New Orleans Saints tight ends coach signing his deal Wednesday, one day after the team formally introducing Brad ...