Michigan Sports

Michigan State’s Hartbarger likely done for the season

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says punter Jake Hartbarger's leg injury from last month is likely to end his season. Hartbarger hurt his lower leg Sept. 8 at Arizona State. Shortly after that, Dantonio said the fifth-year senior would be out six to eight weeks, ...

Shaky offensive line a big part of Spartans’ struggles

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio had plenty of reasons for his frustration after Michigan State's loss to Northwestern. One particular stretch stood out. Down by three in the latter half of the fourth quarter, the Spartans twice had the ball and ...

Detroit Pistons lose exhibition to Brooklyn Nets in overtime

DETROIT — Reggie Bullock missed his first eight shots for Detroit, but got a layup — off an assist by Andre Drummond — to fall in the final seconds and force overtime. Drummond tried to send the game to potentially a second overtime, but missed from the left side of the lane with about 3 ...

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay gives Detroit Lions another big weapon

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Kenny Golladay is making quite an impression on his fellow receivers in Detroit. The second-year wideout had four catches for 98 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Lions’ 31-23 victory over Green Bay. He also had a touchdown called back ...

Detroit Red Wings fall in shootout at Anaheim

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — Although Troy Terry is only five games into his NHL career, he was already something of a shootout legend even before he arrived in Anaheim. When he got his first shootout opportunity for the Ducks on Monday night, Terry broke out the same ...

Banged-up secondary a growing concern for Wisconsin football team

By DENNIS SEMRAU Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Add Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon to the growing list of injuries in the secondary for No. 15 Wisconsin. Dixon had his right foot in a protective boot on Monday after getting hurt late in last week’s 41-24 victory over Nebraska. The ...

Wisconsin Badgers pose tough football test for Michigan Wolverines

By MATT SCHOCH The Associated Press ANN ARBOR — No. 15 Wisconsin is coming to the Big House, and everyone is paying attention. “This is one of those games that you see on the schedule,” star linebacker Devin Bush Jr. said Monday. “You got to get those first six games out of the way, ...

Los Angeles Kings win 4-2 as Detroit Red Wings open West Coast trip

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Alex Iafallo scored two goals and Ilya Kovalchuk had his first two NHL assists in nearly 5 1/2 years, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red ...

Detroit Lions take advantage of Green Bay Packers’ mistakes for 31-23 win

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions took advantage of some mistakes they forced Green Bay to make and were fortunate some breaks simply went their way. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Lions to a 31-23 ...

Spartans, Wildcats have plenty of room for improvement

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two years ago, Michigan State and Northwestern combined for 94 points. Last season, they threw for over 800 yards. Their next meeting is this weekend, but both teams have issues that could prevent another shootout. "I think, for ...

No. 15 Michigan aims for tuneup versus Maryland before tests

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's offensive line has been much maligned in recent years, getting the brunt of criticism for an offense without a consistent running or passing game. "The narrative has been going on ever since I've been here that the Michigan ...

Panarin scores, lifts Blue Jackets to 3-2 OT win over Wings

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the best NHL teams in overtime last year. With a talented player like Artemi Panarin, they may be tough to beat in 3-on-3 hockey again this season. Panarin scored midway through overtime, lifting Columbus ...

Pistons upend Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andre Drummond had 31 points and 16 rebounds, breaking a 91-91 tie on a three-point play  with 1:37 left, as Detroit scored a 97-91 NBA exhibition victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Ish Smith’s 3-pointer with 17 seconds left capped the scoring. Stanley Johnson ...

Detroit Lions waive cornerback Dee Virgin

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have waived cornerback Dee Virgin. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Virgin has played in three games for the Lions this season and has been credited with one tackle. Virgin entered the NFL last season as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama. ...

Detroit Red Wings assign players to minors

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have assigned right wing Luke Witkowski and defensemen Joe Hicketts and Filip Hronek to Grand Rapids of the AHL. The Red Wings announced the moves Tuesday. Detroit’s active roster is now down to 22 players, and the Red Wings open the regular season ...

Michigan State Spartans again strong vs. run

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — One thing Mark Dantonio can often count on is that Michigan State will be able to stop the run. It’s been an uneven start to the season for the 20th-ranked Spartans, but their defensive front has made its presence felt. Michigan State ranks ...

Detroit Red Wings’ defenseman Mike Green put on injury list

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have put defenseman Mike Green on injured reserve. The Red Wings also announced Monday that they assigned left wing Matt Puempel and defenseman Dylan McIlrath to Grand Rapids of the AHL, and assigned right wing Lane Zablocki to Kelowna of the WHL. Detroit ...

Last-place Detroit Lions miss opportunity in Dallas

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Last year, the Detroit Lions started 3-1 and didn’t make the playoffs — so what happens in September doesn’t have to define the season. The Lions better hope that’s the case, because a loss at Dallas on Sunday has them in a ...

Detroit Tigers well into rebuilding mode

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers avoided some of their worst-case scenarios this season. They didn’t finish last, or all that close to it. In the end, however, they had the same record as in 2017, and the franchise still seems a long way from contention. “Not everything is going to go ...