Michigan Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning end Detroit Red Wings’ win streak at 4 games

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Dan Girardi scored and assisted on a goal in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings Sunday night. Girardi turned his head to ...

Ohio State Buckeyes stun No. 1 Michigan State men’s basketball team

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — After missing the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons, roster shake-ups and a coaching change, Ohio State surged back toward national relevance with a signature win over the country’s top-ranked team. Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high ...

Miami Heat hold off Detroit Pistons, 111-104

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — Kelly Olynyk had game-highs in points and rebounds, which was easy to see in the box score. The play of the night wasn’t so obvious. Olynyk scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Goran Dragic added 24 points and 13 assists and the Miami ...

Detroit Lions interview own coordinators for head coaching position

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have interviewed two of their current coordinators for their vacant head coaching job. The Lions announced the interviews with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter on Tuesday, a day after coach Jim Caldwell was ...

Bentley leads South Carolina past Michigan 26-19 in Outback

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Will Muschamp envisions championships in South Carolina's future. Lots of them. "We don't have all the trophies and the tradition and history but we have some grit," the coach said after the Gamecocks rallied from a 16-point second-half ...

Lions fire coach Jim Caldwell after missing playoffs

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Jim Caldwell may have been the Detroit Lions' most successful coach in the Super Bowl era. That was not enough to save his job. The Lions fired Caldwell on Monday after a season in which the team raised hopes before fading and ...

Flooding plagues Michigan State University’s Breslin Center

EAST LANSING (AP) — A broken pipe sent water pouring from the ceiling near an entrance to Michigan State University’s Breslin Center basketball arena. Michigan State planning director Lynda Boomer tells the Lansing State Journal that an infiltration of cold air near the arena’s southwest ...

Orlando Magic end 9-game losing streak at Detroit Pistons’ expense, 102-89

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic got their first win in more than three weeks thanks to major contributions from some unlikely sources. Point guard Elfrid Payton and reserve centers Bismack Biyombo and Marreese Speights teamed up to spark the Magic to a 102-89 victory over Detroit that ...

Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson out 6-8 weeks with sprained ankle

AUBURN HILLS (AP) — Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson is out for at least six to eight weeks with a sprained right ankle. Jackson was injured after making a jump pass and landing awkwardly Tuesday night in a win over the Indiana Packers. He is averaging 14.6 points, ranking third ...

Hot New Jersey Devils vanquish Detroit Red Wings 3-1

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. — There seems to be no stopping the surprising New Jersey Devils these days, especially on home ice. Top overall draft pick Nico Hischier scored two goals in the first period and the Devils extended their season-high winning streak to five ...

Jones leads Duke over Northern Illinois, 36-14

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — In mid-November, after a loss at Army, the Duke Blue Devils were looking at spending a second straight holiday season at home. That made Tuesday's success in the Quick Lane Bowl even sweeter. After a six-game losing streak dropped them to 4-6, ...

Lions’ Caldwell focused on Packers, not his future with team

By BOB DUFF Associated Press ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Beginning what could be his last week as head coach of the Detroit Lions, Jim Caldwell was his usual deflective self. He shrugged off questions about his future, but at the same time, admitted that his team too often wasn't good enough ...

Harris scores 30 as Pistons crush Pacers

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A few days back, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a heart-to-heart talk with forward Tobias Harris. Van Gundy's message to Harris, who was struggling with his shot, was to get out of his own head and just be in the moment. "He just told ...

Lions stumble out of contention, lose to Bengals 26-17

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With everything on the line, Matthew Stafford and the Lions fell apart. There will be no playoff victory for another year. Stafford and the Lions needed a win on Sunday to stay in contention. They couldn't take advantage of a down-and-out team ...