Michigan Sports

Power restored in most of state

DETROIT (AP) — Service has been restored to more than 103,700 DTE Energy customers in southeastern Michigan who lost power during the most recent snow storm. The Detroit-based utility says the remaining 1,300 customers should have their electricity back on by late Sunday night. The ...

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible. The case helped inspire a Michigan law aimed at compensating the ...

Yemeni immigrants focus on future in US amid civil war back home

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich.  — Ibrahim Alhasbani is like generations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn: he fled war, came with dreams and worked for others until he could strike out on his own. Now, like an increasing number of people from ...

Family friend: Son of parents slain in dorm a ‘good kid’

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A suburban Chicago couple whose 19-year-old son allegedly shot them to death at his college dormitory in Michigan raised him and their two other children well, a family friend said Sunday. James Eric Davis Sr. — who went by his middle name — ...

Michigan State Spartans men to stick to basketball biz during tournaments

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo insists he and his players will only talk about basketball during the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments. “It’s time,” Izzo said Wednesday night. No. 2 Michigan State will be the top-seeded team at the conference tournament, starting ...

St. Louis Blues snap losing skid at Detroit Red Wings’ expense

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis coach Mike Yeo turned to desperate measures to try and snap his team out of its roughest stretch of the season. Yeo decided that the fourth line would start the game Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings. He told the players about ...

Detroit Pistons dominate inside to beat Milwaukee Bucks, 110-87

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The most obvious advantage for the Detroit Pistons was their rebounding, and Stan Van Gundy felt a lot of players contributed to that. “I thought that our cuts — and a few drives, but a lot of cuts — forced their ‘5’ to help,” the ...

Michigan State Spartans top dog in odd Big 10 men’s basketball tourney

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — What an odd year in the Big Ten. Michigan State looks Final Four-worthy but faces off-court questions. Wisconsin looks better but still faces a losing record. And Nebraska — Nebraska! — is up. It’s time to take this Midwest hoops ...

Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to ...

Michigan State Spartans admit to noncompliance

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State says its compliance office discovered that Miles Bridges’ family had dinner with an agent last winter without his knowledge, committing an NCAA violation. The school says the finding Friday made Bridges ineligible, leading it to apply for reinstatement, ...

Big 10 tourney heating up big-time rivalries this week

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer College basketball has some great rivalries. Kentucky and Louisville have a heated one. So do Xavier and Cincinnati. Arizona-Arizona State and Kansas-Kansas State don’t like each other much, either. This week features not only what many consider to be ...

Detroit Red Wings continue to trade players for draft picks, prospects

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has suddenly come to appreciate how valuable first-round draft picks are when a team’s not in playoff contention at the NHL trade deadline. “I’ve been on that on the other side,” Holland said, recalling Detroit’s ...

Detroit Pistons’ downward spiral continues with loss in Toronto, 123-94

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — A big start to the second half helped the Toronto Raptors hand the slumping Detroit Pistons another loss. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 and the Raptors routed the Pistons 123-94 on Monday night for their ...

Daley scores on tip late in OT, Red Wings beat Rangers 3-2

By VIN A. CHERWOO AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Daley scored on a tip-in with 5.6 seconds showing on the clock in overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the rebuilding New York Rangers on Sunday night. Andreas Athanasiou and Darren Helm also scored for the ...

Howard leads Hornets over Pistons 114-98 for 4th win in row

By JODIE VALADE Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwight Howard had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kemba Walker added 17 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 114-98 on Sunday for their season-best fourth straight win. The Hornets improved to 27-33 while making a push ...

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. 2 Michigan State held off Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to earn the outright regular-season Big Ten title. Winston hit two 3s during an 11-2 run in the ...

Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball team upsets No. 13 Maryland

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Katelynn Flaherty and Akienreh Johnson drained big 3-pointers late, Nicole Munger scored five of her 15 points in the last 28.1 seconds and Michigan held off No. 13 Maryland 71-65 Thursday night to close out the regular season with its first defeat of the Terrapins. Flaherty ...

Detroit Red Wings fall to Buffalo in overtime, 3-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Evander Kane showed his skill, scoring a wraparound goal under the watchful eye of many NHL teams evaluating him in person. Kane had a go-ahead goal late in the second period and Marco Scandella scored with a second left in overtime, lifting the ...