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Michigan Sports

Winnipeg Jets blank Detroit Red Wings, 3-0

DETROIT (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season and Andrew Copp scored twice in the Winnipeg Jets’ 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Kyle Connor added an empty-net goal in Winnipeg’s first game since a 7-1 loss in Colorado a ...

Several Michigan Wolverines named to U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Matty Beniers called his parents to ask them to answer a group FaceTime request so he could deliver some big news. Of course that’s how the 19-year-old would tell loved ones he’s going to the Olympics. Beniers was one of 15 college players named ...

Failed physical nixes Detroit Pistons trade for Bol Bol

DENVER (AP) — A trade between Detroit and the Denver Nuggets was rescinded Thursday after big man Bol Bol didn’t receive medical clearance with the Pistons. The Nuggets finalized a deal Monday to send Bol to Detroit in exchange for guard Rodney McGruder along with a 2022 second-round pick ...

Detroit Red Wings lose for 5th time in 6 games in overtime at San Jose, 3-2

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. — First Logan Couture dodged a fake octopus. Seconds later, he scored an overtime winner. All in all, an eventful return to the lineup following a five-day absence for COVID-19. Couture scored in overtime moments after a fan threw a fake ...

Detroit Pistons blown out in 2nd half at Chicago, 133-87

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls routed the Detroit Pistons 133-87 on Tuesday night. DeRozan sat for most of the final 16 minutes but still added seven assists. Eastern Conference-leading Chicago won after its ...

Detroit Lions, New York Jets football staffs to coach Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The New York Jets and Detroit Lions will get an up-close look at some of college football’s top players at the Senior Bowl. The coaching staffs of both teams were assigned by NFL Football Operations on Tuesday to lead the all-star squads for the game in Mobile, Alabama, ...

Strong finish lifts Detroit Lions’ spirits into offseason

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Dan Campbell leaned into a lectern and gripped it with both hands, looking and sounding slightly somber. Leading the Detroit Lions and winning just three games will do that to you. When the Lions hired Campbell nearly a year ago, he was perhaps ...

Detroit Red Wings hire Hall of Fame player Nicklas Lidstrom

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings hired Nicklas Lidstrom as vice president of hockey operations Tuesday, tapping one of the franchise’s great players. General manager Steve Yzerman said his former teammate will be based in his native Sweden and involved in every aspect of helping him ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball game tonight postponed

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The Purdue-Michigan men’s basketball game has been postponed because the Wolverines have fewer than seven scholarship players cleared to play due to COVID-19 protocols. The third-ranked Boilermakers were scheduled to play at Michigan tonight. The Wolverines also had to ...