Michigan Sports

State police to watch for drunks

LANSING (AP) — Michigan State Police officials say they will be looking out for impaired drivers on St. Patrick’s Day. Troopers say they will be participating all day Saturday in an international traffic safety effort known as Operation C.A.R.E., which stands for “Crash Awareness and ...

MSU president: Nassar bill could lead to higher tuition

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan State University’s interim president told state lawmakers Thursday that he wants to reach a financial settlement with victims of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar by May, but said their passage of sweeping child abuse legislation is ...

Detroit Pistons’ road losing streak reaches 11 straight in Denver, 120-113

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his eighth triple-double of the season, Jamal Murray added 26 points and the Denver Nuggets’ playoff hopes received a much-needed boost with a 120-113 victory over the Detroit Pistons on ...

Michigan International Speedway marking 50th anniversary

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan International Speedway is marking its 50th anniversary this year with events and activities throughout the racing season. A track website will feature videos and photos that celebrate its history. A special car and memorabilia display will be on view at the ...

Detroit Lions release tight end Eric Ebron

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Lions made a significant move on the first day of free agency. It wasn’t an addition. On an otherwise quiet Wednesday, the Lions announced they were releasing tight end Eric Ebron. The 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft would have ...

New trial in crash that killed Yooper

DETROIT (AP) — A woman has been granted a new trial in a crash that killed an Upper Peninsula man near Detroit's old Tiger Stadium. The Michigan appeals court says Shayla Tucker's rights were violated because her lawyer wasn't prepared for the testimony of a crash expert. The court says ...

Michigan Senate passes legislation backed by Nassar victims

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, voting to retroactively give the imprisoned sports doctor's victims more time to sue, restrict governments' ability to claim immunity from such lawsuits ...

Utah Jazz zip past Detroit Pistons, 110-79

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — If there’s such a thing as a perfect quarter, the Utah Jazz came close to playing one. No one could have scripted a better start to Utah’s 110-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night than what unfolded for the Jazz in the ...

Michigan gubernatorial candidates release tax returns to the public

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Three more Michigan gubernatorial candidates have voluntarily released portions of their tax returns, saying the public deserves to know the information even though the state does not require candidates to disclose it. Dr. Jim Hines and Lt. Gov. ...

Detroit Red Wings forced to play catch up throughout 5-3 loss at San Jose

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks ended their longest homestand of the season on a high note and now look to carry that forward on the road as they seek to solidify a playoff berth. Eric Fehr scored his first goal with San Jose and the Sharks closed a ...

Emails: Michigan DEQ didn’t immediately act on water warning

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality may not have immediately acted on a warning regarding groundwater contaminated by waste from a footwear manufacturer, according to department emails. State geologist Mark Worrall told the department in April that homes ...

Authorities seek fire cause

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause and origin of a house fire that killed three children in suburban Detroit. Eric Keiser, Eastpointe’s acting director of public safety, told The Associated Press on Monday that an initial investigation hasn’t shown ...

Woman dies in fire

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Detroit woman has died in a condominium fire. Southfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Gekiere says the fire reported about 5 a.m. Sunday collapsed the second floor of the unit. He tells The Detroit News that arriving firefighters ...