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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions need influx of talent, starting with No. 7 pick in NFL draft

By The Associated Press No. 7 DETROIT LIONS (5-11) LAST SEASON: The long-suffering franchise started over, firing general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia with five games left in its third straight double-digit loss season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, drafted by Detroit No. 1 ...

Iron Mountain’s Foster Wonders 2nd in Mr. Basketball voting

DETROIT (AP) — Pierre Brooks of Detroit Douglass has been named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball as the top senior player. Brooks, who plans to attend Michigan State, was given the award Friday. He averaged 33 points and 9 rebounds and led his team to a state title. The 6-foot-6 Brooks received ...

Detroit Red Wings shut out 4-0 by visiting Chicago Blackhawks

DETROIT (AP) — Malcolm Subban made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-0 on Saturday night. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which was coming off a 4-1 loss to last-place Detroit on Thursday night. Alex ...

Detroit Pistons hand Oklahoma City Thunder 9th straight loss, 110-104

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Josh Jackson scored 29 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame several key absences to beat Oklahoma City 110-104 on Friday night, handing the Thunder their ninth straight loss. Oklahoma City cut an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead to one, but ...

Detroit Lions among players who vow to skip voluntary workouts

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Following the guidance and advice of Browns center and NFL Players Association President JC Tretter, Cleveland’s players joined a growing list of teams vowing to skip voluntary in-person workouts this offseason. The Browns followed the Detroit ...

Detroit Red Wings upend Chicago Blackhawks

The Detroit Red Wings prevailed 4-1 after spotting the Chicago Blackhawks a 1-0 lead after one period on Thursday in Detroit. Troy Stecher tied the game for Detroit not quite five minutes into the second period, while teammate Jakub Vrana, a new acquistion this week, scored the game-winner ...

Colleges already adapting to new transfer rules

By RALPH D, RUSSO AP College Football Writer As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, where ...

Flint’s Claressa Shields announces MMA debut

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint has a date and an opponent for her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League. Shields will fight Brittney Elkin on June 10, the promotion told The ...