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Michigan Sports

Green Bay Packers get calls, win vs. Detroit Lions, 23-22

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally ...

Late surge lifts Michigan Wolverines football team to win at Illinois, 42-25

By TERRY TOWERY Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three points and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois’ 25 straight points. Shea Patterson and the Wolverines put together a long touchdown drive and the Michigan defense forced two ...

Toronto Maple Leafs pile up goals late to beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Ilya Mikheyev scored in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard’s gamble backfired, and Toronto went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. With the game tied at 1, the ...

Detroit Red Wings continue early winning ways with 4-2 victory at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Claude Julien feels his Montreal Canadiens have simply not been sharp enough to start the season. The Canadiens lost 4-2 to the Detroit Red Wings in their home opener on Thursday night, Montreal’s third defeat in a week. “We have to find that sharpness if we’re ...

Ritchie gets key goal, Ducks beat Red Wings to stay unbeaten

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have ridden a hot goaltender to the franchise's third 3-0 start. Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Anaheim beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Tuesday night. The Ducks also won their ...

Coach Jim Harbaugh: Michigan Wolverines’ football offense hitting stride

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh insists Michigan is hitting its stride on offense, apparently seeing what observers outside the program are missing. The Wolverines were held scoreless for the final three quarters of a 10-3 win over then-No. 14 Iowa and appeared to ...

Claressa Shields’ fight in hometown canceled after trainer injured

FLINT (AP) — Trash talk at a weigh-in or news conference is nothing new in boxing. This was something different entirely. Claressa Shields’ homecoming fight Saturday night was canceled because of an altercation before Friday’s weigh-in that left her opponent’s trainer hospitalized. ...

Detroit Red Wings amaze one and all with 2-0 start

DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored his career-high fourth goal with 53.3 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night in their home opener. Filip Hronek set up the goal with a centering pass after Dylan Larkin won a faceoff. Mantha also ...

Michigan Wolverines football team leans heavily on defense to upend Iowa, 10-3

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Zach Charbonnet ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give No. 19 Michigan an early double-digit lead and its defense did the rest against No. 14 Iowa, forcing four turnovers and tallying eight sacks in a 10-3 win Saturday. “A defensive masterpiece,” ...

Michigan State Spartans football team opens tough stretch at No. 4 Ohio State

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Forget about waiting until the stretch run in November. Michigan State will find out right now how it measures up against the Big Ten’s top teams. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State — all in a row, the first two on the road. That’s ...

Prep football player aids young specatator at game

FRANKFORT (AP) — A Michigan high school football player who was sitting out his team’s game because of a groin injury raced to the aid of an 11-year-old spectator when he noticed her having a seizure. Seth Migda, 17, was video recording the game Friday night between Charlevoix and ...