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Michigan Sports

Keeping fit without a gym a real challenge for NBA players

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Denver’s players, if they’re so willing, have the same assignment each day: Go to their phone or tablet, launch an app and view their individualized daily workout plan that was created by the Nuggets’ strength and conditioning staff. For now, it’s ...

Michigan Wolverines football assistant coach joins Army staff

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Tenarius “Tank” Wright as defensive line coach. Wright joins the Black Knights after serving as associate director of football strength and conditioning at Michigan the past two seasons. He helped coach and mentor two first-round draft picks, two ...

Denver Broncos raid Detroit Lions for punter Sam Martin

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finalized a three-year, $7 million deal with free agent punter Sam Martin, the third former Detroit Lions player signed by general manager John Elway this month. Martin joins former Detroit teammates Graham Glasgow and Jeff Driskel in ...

Michigan Wolverines’ Isaiah Livers applies for early entry into NBA draft

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers is applying for early entry into the NBA draft. The school said Livers is not hiring an agent and would work with the Michigan coaching staff during the evaluation and pre-draft processes. Even if a player does use an agent during the ...

‘No blueprint’ for college coaches trying to recruit in viral environment

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer After Michigan lost to Ohio State in the semifinals of the women’s Big Ten Tournament, coach Kim Barnes Arico and her staff immediately hit the road. They intended to take advantage of a full week off before the NCAA Tournament by making visiting as many ...

Detroit Lions sign Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. Allison played the past ...

Athletic trainers step up to help battle coronavirus pandemic

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association has partnered with the Go4Ellis platform on an app aimed at helping trainers assist ...

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo ...

NFL hosts web seminar to help former, current players in crisis

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — The NFL hosted a virtual meeting for current and former players along with their significant others to share financial advice and answer questions in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic. About 200 people participated in the hour-long webinar ...

Downstate high school player finalist for national boys basketball honor

(AP) — Emoni Bates of Michigan, Evan Mobley of California and Cade Cunningham of Texas were named the finalists Thursday for Gatorade’s national player of the year in high school basketball. Bates, a sophomore from Ypsilanti Lincoln High School, is regarded as one of the top prep ...