Michigan Sports

No. 3 Notre Dame routs No. 22 Michigan 83-63

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Muffet McGraw noticed some signs of fatigue after Notre Dame won a tournament in Florida last weekend. The Irish still had enough energy to get past Michigan — and set up a matchup of unbeatens this weekend against No. 1 ...

No. 13 UNC beats Michigan 86-71 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams spent a sleepless night stewing over an ugly weekend loss, then showed his players the film of what happens when they don't play with the toughness or intensity needed to joust with a top-tier ...

Reggie Jackson scores 23 points, Pistons rout Suns 131-107

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy was worried that his team might suffer a letdown after going to Boston and beating the first-place Celtics. It didn't take the Pistons long to end his worries. The Pistons led by as many as 33 points in the first ...

Another guilty plea on docket for Michigan sports doctor

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A disgraced sports doctor who has admitted to sexually assaulting female gymnasts, including Olympians, and possessing child pornography is returning to a third Michigan court for yet another guilty plea. Larry Nassar is charged with molesting girls with his hands at ...

Court dismisses lawsuit filed by widow of ex-pitcher Fidrych

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts appeals court has dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the widow of former major league pitcher Mark Fidrych. Court records show the 54-year-old died of asphyxiation in 2009 after his clothing became tangled in a spinning piece of a dump truck ...

Detroit Tigers promote Doug Teter to head athletic trainer

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have promoted Doug Teter to head athletic trainer. The team also announced Tuesday that Kevin Rand has been promoted to senior director of medical services. Rand will have oversight of the organization's athletic training from Lakeland, Florida, where the ...

Wisconsin, Michigan get 3 defenders on All-Big Ten 1st team

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Wisconsin and Michigan have three players apiece on the coaches' All-Big Ten defense first team. The conference began announcing its postseason awards on Tuesday. The coaches' All-Big Ten offense will be announced Wednesday and individual awards on Thursday. Linebacker ...

Kopitar scores 2, Quick stops 23 shots, Kings beat Wings 4-1

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Quick made some spectacular saves to keep the Los Angeles Kings within a goal and they took advantage of the opportunity to come back and win. Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar scored 2:10 apart late in the second period to put the Kings ...

Dwight Freeney’s long, winding career brings him to Detroit Lions

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — At age 37, Dwight Freeney can never be too sure what next year is going to bring — or even next week. Freeney was caught off guard last week, when Seattle waived him about a month after he’d signed with the Seahawks. “Completely ...

Detroit Pistons hand Boston Celtics rare home loss

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Avery Bradley had his homecoming, but nobody on the Pistons enjoys a trip to Boston more than Andre Drummond. The Detroit center had season highs of 26 points and 22 rebounds on Monday night to lead Detroit to a 118-108 victory and send the Celtics ...

Detroit Tigers re-sign pitcher Blaine Hardy to 1-year contract

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever Blaine Hardy, a deal that would pay him $795,000 while in the major leagues and $192,009 in the minors. Hardy, 30, would have become eligible for salary arbitration if offered a contract by the Dec. 1 ...

Detroit Lions place safety Tavon Wilson on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put safety Tavon Wilson on injured reserve with a shoulder problem. Wilson has started 23 games over the past two seasons for Detroit. He has two sacks and an interception this season. The Lions also announced Monday they have signed wide receiver ...

Central Michigan wins final Great Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shawn Roundtree had 15 points and six assists to lead Central Michigan to a 75-72 win over CSU Bakersfield late Saturday night in the championship game of the 40th and final Great Alaska Shootout. Luke Meyer shot 6 of 7 from the field and finished with 14 points, ...

Quarterback Wilton Speight to leave Michigan Wolverines

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Wilton Speight is leaving Michigan as a graduate transfer. The senior quarterback announced Sunday on Instagram he will take time to figure out where he will continue his career and education. Speight thanked former coach Brady Hoke for giving him a chance when he had no ...

Mo Wagner double-double leads Michigan basketball past UC-Riverside, 87-42

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press ANN ARBOR — Coming off three games in Hawaii and playing its fourth game in seven days, Michigan coach John Beilein warned his team of UC Riverside’s upset potential. Clearly, his message was heard. Moritz Wagner had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and ...

Michigan State Spartans basketball team pounds North Carolina, 63-45

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. — Tom Izzo finally got the better of Roy Williams with a record performance Michigan State would like to replicate — and North Carolina would rather soon forget. Sometimes playing ugly still matters. “What I think this does is reassure our ...

No Bridges, no problem as No. 4 Michigan St beats DePaul

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt McQuaid first tweaked his ankle. Then he started to get a cramp in his left quadriceps, followed by a cramp in his right quadriceps. In between stints on the bench to rest and get fluids, McQuaid helped No. 4 Michigan State make up ...

Keenum-led Vikings beat Lions 30-23, adding to division lead

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked ...