Michigan Sports

For the Detroit Lions, it was too little, too late in loss to Carolina

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions needed one more possession for a chance at another come-from-behind victory. The clock — and the Carolina Panthers — wouldn’t allow it. Detroit scored two touchdowns 2:26 apart in the fourth quarter Sunday, but after ...

Stakes suddenly higher for No. 21 Michigan State football team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio is 8-3 against Michigan since taking over as Michigan State’s coach — a mark that has done plenty to endear him to the fans in East Lansing. This week, however, it’s another part of Dantonio’s resume that’s front and ...

Michigan Wolverines’ lack of offense under scrutiny

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan was having problems on offense even before Michigan State exposed them. The Wolverines were failing to score touchdowns in the red zone, struggling to find a groove in the passing game and searching for consistency on the ground before ...

Comeback by Detroit Lions falls short

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Cam Newton wore a black hat to honor Rosie the Riveter before and after showing he was very focused. The embattled quarterback threw three touchdowns through three quarters, helping the Carolina Panthers build a lead big enough to hold off the ...

QB Speight out for No. 7 Michigan, O’Korn in vs. Michigan St

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John O'Korn has his first chance to take extended snaps at Michigan. O'Korn will get the start for the seventh-ranked Wolverines against Michigan State on Saturday night because injured quarterback Wilton Speight is out indefinitely ...

Turnovers have pushed Lions to encouraging start

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are at the top of the NFL in turnover margin, and safety Miles Killebrew figures the defensive players can share the credit. "Everyone doing their job," Killebrew said Monday. "There's enough plays to go ...

Red Wings need to rally to match the draw of their new arena

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings' new arena has an enormous, four-sided videoboard hanging over the ice surrounded by steeply pitched, red seats and spectacular suites. "It's just an unbelievable building," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. "It's got to ...

Anthem has been a channel for protests since song’s origins

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — When football players kneel during the national anthem, Mark Clague sees the continuation of a tradition as old as the song itself. The University of Michigan musicology professor and expert on “The Star-Spangled Banner” said the song has been a ...

Tigers fall to Twins in Ausmus’ last game

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Bartolo Colon walked off the mound to a standing ovation, old friend and Detroit Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel wrapped him in a hug. "He said, 'I saw you pitch for the first time and now I saw you pitch for the last time,'" ...

Dominant D leads Lions to 14-7 victory over Vikings

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Detroit defending a seven-point lead and third-and-goal from the 3, Anthony Zettel zoomed unblocked into Minnesota's backfield to sack Case Keenum with 2:19 remaining in the game. The protection plan went awry for the Vikings ...

Detroit Red Wings fall to Chicago in preseason

DETROIT (AP) — Alex DeBrincat broke a tie at 8:16 of the third period in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-2 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday evening. DeBrincat also assisted on Richard Panik’s first-period goal. Tommy Wingels and Laurent Dauphin also scored for ...

Detroit Tigers end 9-game swoon with 4-1 win at Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Norris and the Detroit Tigers ended losing skids. Norris threw five scoreless innings to pick up his first victory in more than three months as the Tigers snapped a season-high nine-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Thursday ...

Detroit Tigers skid reaches 9 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando sparked the Kansas City Royals with his glove early and his bat late. Orlando hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, his first of the season, as the Royals rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Detroit 7-4 on Wednesday night, the Tigers’ ninth ...

Despite win, Kansas City Royals join Detroit Tigers knocked out of postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas and the Kansas City Royals got another victory Tuesday night. It just won’t be enough to get them into the playoffs. Vargas tied for the major league lead with his 18th win, but the Royals were eliminated from postseason contention despite beating the ...

Turnovers biggest concern for Michigan State Spartans football team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — LJ Scott is an experienced running back, a player Michigan State is counting on to provide consistent production on offense. So far this season, he’s been anything but reliable. Scott already has lost three fumbles in 2017, two of which ...