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Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings fall in Edmonton, 2-1, to end road trip

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — James Neal and Ethan Bear scored, Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night to regain sole possession of the overall NHL lead. Darnell Nurse had two assists to help the Oilers improve to 7-1-0. Mike Green ...

Detroit Lions use quick turnaround to get over difficult loss

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didn’t go their way on Monday night in a loss at ...

Detroit Red Wings lose 3rd straight, 5-1, at Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sam Bennett, Derek Ryan and Mark Giordano scored in a 5:18 span of the third period to break open a close game in the Calgary Flames’ 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Bennett gave Calgary a 3-1 lead at 3:29, Ryan connected at 4:57 and ...

Detroit Pistons stuck in middle between rebuilding and contending

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons haven’t been doing much of either. What they did do last season was make a playoff appearance, a rarity in recent years. Now the challenge is to build on ...

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,” ...