Michigan Sports

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 ...

Sports broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, died Thursday. He was 82. Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the ...

Detroit Lions’ Marvin Jones downplays return to Cincinnati

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — With their playoff hopes teetering, the Detroit Lions have plenty at stake when they play at Cincinnati this weekend. The fact that receiver Marvin Jones will be facing his old team barely registers. “I’m just going to see a couple of ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team dumps winless Alabama A&M, 97-47

By BOB DUFF Associated Press ANN ARBOR — Charles Matthews believes he finally has the Michigan offense down pat, and it’s looking like that is going to be bad news for opponents. Matthews scored 22 of his season-high 31 points in the first half and Michigan routed Alabama A&M 97-47 ...

Michigan Wolverines football gets Atlanta high school defensive back

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Defensive back Myles Sims of Atlanta is part of the latest recruiting class at Michigan that includes players from all over the map. The Wolverines announced 16 signees Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. Four are from Michigan, and there are three each ...

Michigan State Spartans football signs Detroit high school player

EAST LANSING (AP) — Kalon Gervin of Detroit’s Cass Tech High School signed with Michigan State on Wednesday, one of 20 players the Spartans added at the beginning of college football’s new early signing period. Gervin, a 5-foot-11 defensive back, earned AP Division 1-2 Player of the Year ...

Detroit cornerback Darius Slay only Lion or Packer picked for Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players. Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger are among eight Steelers selected for the all-star game. They will be joined on Jan. 28 in Orlando, Florida, by tackle Alejandro ...