Michigan Sports

Stephenson’s Montell Glover tops in 8-player football around the state

By LEE THOMPSON The Bay City Times BAY CITY (AP) — Nobody was convinced Montell Glover could handle the physicality of being an every-down back. Until he started running over everybody in his path. Known more for being fast than being a force, Glover was asked for the first time to be ...

Michigan State’s Goins has mild knee sprain

EAST LANSING  (AP) — Michigan State forward Kenny Goins has a sprained left knee and is expected to miss a couple weeks. The school announced Goins' timetable Thursday and described the sprain as mild. The 6-foot-7 Goins scored four points in 15 minutes in Michigan State's loss to No. 1 ...

No. 5 Louisville has big 2nd half, beats No. 24 Michigan

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored 19 points, Asia Durr had 13 and No. 5 Louisville used a big third quarter to rally past No. 24 Michigan and coast to a 74-49 rout Thursday night in the semifinal of the preseason women's NIT. Trailing 37-32 ...

No. 19 Michigan poses toughest test yet for No. 5 Wisconsin

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Big Ten game with high stakes may be decided in the trenches. No. 19 Michigan's defensive front can swarm a backfield. No. 5 Wisconsin's offensive line likes to push people around, and it's only getting better with each game. The ...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford adjusts for bad Chicago weather

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford zipped a quick pass out to the right, his timing and accuracy seemingly unaffected by windy, rainy practice conditions. Detroit’s passing game looks poised to excel in the second half of this season, but there are factors the ...

Detroit Red Wings’ 8-2 blowout win over Calgary marred by fights

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — Luke Witkowski called it old-time hockey. The Calgary Flames called it just plain stupid. The Flames were unhappy with the way Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings started, but they were appalled by the way it finished. With 5:56 ...

Spartans move on after being routed at Ohio State

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — By halftime of Michigan State's loss at Ohio State last weekend, it was obvious the Spartans were overmatched. In fact, the game was reminiscent of two of Mark Dantonio's most one-sided defeats as Michigan State's coach. It was ...

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Grayson Allen — Duke's lone senior — scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. On a court ...

Michigan Wolverines football team ready to play spoiler

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan has won three straight, scoring 35 points each game, since its midseason slump. The Wolverines (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) won easily over Rutgers, Minnesota and Maryland to climb back to No. 19 in The Associated Press poll . They had same ranking ...

Rookie Luke Kennard sparks Detroit Pistons to home victory over Miami Heat

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit Pistons rookie Luke Kennard took advantage of his opportunity to play clutch minutes for coach Stan Van Gundy. Kennard finished with 14 points off the bench, shooting 6 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 5 from 3-point range, helping the ...

Michigan State Spartans face Ohio State for shot at Big 10 football playoff

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Once again, the biggest game of the Big Ten regular season might be Ohio State against Michigan State. That’s nothing new, but it’s also not what was predicted in 2017. “No one expected us to be here at this point, except for us,” ...

Central Michigan has 5 interceptions, tops EMU 42-30

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shane Morris threw three touchdown passes in the first half, Sean Bunting had two of Central Michigan's five interceptions, and the Chippewas held off Eastern Michigan 42-30 on Wednesday night. Central Michigan was ahead 28-10 late in the second quarter, but the ...

Pistons stay sharp, top Pacers 114-97

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Stan Van Gundy is one of the NBA's most outspoken coaches when it comes to politics and social issues, so his reaction to a postgame meeting with the Rev. Jesse Jackson was no surprise. "I was a little bit in awe, right there," Van Gundy ...

Parrish to manage Detroit’s West Michigan affiliate

DETROIT (AP) — Lance Parrish is taking over as manager for Class A West Michigan, a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Parrish managed Double-A Erie, another Detroit affiliate, for the past four seasons. The Tigers announced Tuesday he is moving to West Michigan. The Tigers also ...

Red Wings stuck in muck between great and bad teams in NHL

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have been fading from elite status in the NHL for nearly a decade. A new arena also isn't going to fix their problems. In fact, the franchise's glorious past seems to have a haunting effect in and around Detroit's ...