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Michigan Sports

‘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 ...

Buffalo Sabres sign another Western Michigan Broncos’ hockey player

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres agreed to sign prospect defenseman Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year entry-level contract on Wednesday. Samuelsson was selected by Buffalo with the 32nd pick in the 2018 draft, and completed his sophomore season at Western Michigan. He is following ...

Detroit Lions bring back offensive lineman Oday Aboushi

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Oday Aboushi to add depth. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Aboushi started two games and was a backup in five other games last season in Detroit. He has started in 34 of 49 games in his career, which began ...

University of Michigan hires new law firm in doctor abuse inquiry

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan has hired a new law firm to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased doctor molested hundreds of people. Meanwhile, attorneys for some of the men accusing the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson of sexual abuse say ...

San Francisco 49ers sign former Detroit Lion defensive end Kerry Hyder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Kerry Hyder. A person familiar with the deal says the sides came to the agreement on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing hasn’t been announced. NFL Network ...

Buffalo Sabres sign Western Michigan forward Dawson DiPietro

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign college free-agent forward Dawson DiPietro to a one-year entry-level contract. DiPietro just completed his senior season at Western Michigan. He had 12 goals and 17 assists to finish second on the the team with 29 points in 35 ...

Carlos ‘Scooby’ Johnson of Benton Harbor named Mr. Basketball in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Benton Harbor’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson is Michigan’s Mr. Basketball for 2020, a season that was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award given out on Monday honors the state’s top senior basketball player. It is given annually ...

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for ’93 title

By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Same building. Same result. Different blunder. Dean Smith won his second national championship Monday night when North Carolina beat Michigan 77-71. And like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn't sealed until ...

2019 MHSAA high school basketball finals to be rebroadcast next 2 Saturdays

EAST LANSING — With the suspension of the 2020 MHSAA basketball tournaments before their conclusion, Fox Sports Detroit will re-air championship games from 2019 over the next two weekends. The four girls finals will be televised on Saturday with the boys going the following Saturday, March ...

Olympic flame lands in Japan in readiness for Tokyo Summer Games

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan — The Olympic flame completed its difficult journey today from Greece to Japan. It signified a small, symbolic victory for the IOC and local organizers, who maintain the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 24 amid a chorus of doubters who believe they should be ...

Detroit Lions agree to trade cornerback Darius Slay to Philadelphia Eagles

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback’s seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed ...