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Michigan Sports

Western Michigan fires men’s basketball coach Steve Hawkins after 17 years

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Western Michigan fired basketball coach Steve Hawkins on Wednesday. Hawkins spent 17 seasons as head coach of the Broncos, who went 13-19 this season and were eliminated by Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday. “We appreciate all the contributions he ...

Ex-Michigan Wolverine Jumbo Elliott named to College Football Hall of Fame

(AP) — Eric Dickerson from SMU, Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch from Nebraska and the late Steve McNair from Alcorn State are among 17 players selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The other inductees announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation include ...

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera among baseball players with plenty to prove

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime. That seems like a long time ago now. Cabrera hit only 12 home runs last season and has just 31 over the past three years. He’ll turn 37 in April, and there are ...

Carolina Hurricanes net 3 goals in 3rd period to beat Detroit Red Wings 5-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Justin Williams scored a tiebreaking goal 1:38 into the final period, and Sebastian Aho added two goals later in the third to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Morgan Geekie and Nino Niederreiter ...

Detroit Lions name 5 new assistant coaches

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions announced their coaching staff for the 2020 season Monday, including five new hires. Tyrone McKenzie is taking over as linebackers coach after spending the 2018-19 seasons as inside linebackers coach for the Tennessee Titans. Tony Carter has been hired as ...

Detroit Red Wings edge Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-4 in shootout

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Robby Fabbri scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings over Tampa Bay 5-4 on Sunday, snapping a 16-game losing streak against the Lightning in the regular season. Fabbri opened the scoring in similar fashion, beating ...

New York Knicks pull away down stretch to beat Detroit Pistons, 96-84

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — Julius Randle had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 96-84 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. The Knicks led by only one after three quarters but then limited Detroit to ...

Purdue women defeat Michigan State Spartans in Big 10 basketball tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Karissa McLaughlin scored 17 points, Ae’Rianna Harris and Fatou Diagne posted double-doubles and ninth-seeded Purdue defeated eighth-seeded Michigan State 72-63 on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Harris scored 15 points, grabbed 10 ...

Michigan Wolverines women basketball team downs Nebraska in Big 10 tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amy Dilk scored 22 points, Naz Hillmon added 20 and seventh-seeded Michigan used a strong third quarter to defeat 10th-seeded Nebraska 81-75 on Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. Leigha Brown and Isabelle Bourne combined for 22 points to put ...

No. 25 Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team thumps Nebraska, 82-58

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske got a nice surprise for their final home game at Michigan. Former coach John Beilein was in the crowd. “I did not know Coach Beilein was going to be here. I wanted to bring him down after the game because I knew ...

Abuse allegations, calls for state inquiry are only building around Michigan

By LARRY LAGE, DAVID EGGERT and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press YPSILANTI — More men came forward Thursday with allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan, as the state’s attorney general insisted that the school must commit to cooperating with her office ...