Michigan Sports

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 ...

Cleveland Cavaliers rout Detroit Pistons, 116-88

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again. “We haven’t had a win like that in a very long time,” James said. “That’s what happens when we don’t let up.” James ...

LSU rallies to beat Michigan Wolverines basketball team, 77-75

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer LAHAINA, Hawaii — Tremont Waters hit a step-back jumper, got back into his defensive and poked the ball free near midcourt. He dove to the floor, grabbed the ball and, in one motion, heaved it blindly over his head toward teammate Skylar Mays, alone at ...

Michigan Wolverines’ quarterback Brandon Peters in concussion protocol

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters is in the concussion protocol and could be cleared to practice without contact by Wednesday. The Wolverines host No. 8 Ohio State Saturday, hoping to pull off an upset that would knock their rival out of contention for the College Football ...

Detroit Red Wings give up 2-goal lead at home, lose in OT to Colorado

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — Jared Bednar thought his Colorado Avalanche got what they deserved Sunday night. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill didn’t disagree. Nathan MacKinnon scored 2:55 into overtime and Colorado overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Detroit 4-3. Niklas ...

Andre Drummond leads Detroit Pistons to victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit got a bit of everything down the stretch. A gutty performance from Andre Drummond after hurting his elbow. A tough shot from Reggie Jackson over Karl-Anthony Towns. Two big free throws from Tobias Harris. But Stan Van Gundy knew his ...

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 ...