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Michigan Sports

Girls basketball players hear from former player who is now 104 years old

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) — A girls basketball team in the Grand Rapids area got a pep talk from a former player: a 104-year-old woman who played on the first squad at Comstock Park High School. “That was kind of a new thing: basketball,” Madelyn Klenk said of the 1930 team. WOOD-TV ...

Ex-wrestler sues University of Michigan over alleged doctor assaults

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A man who was a college wrestler in the 1980s sued the University of Michigan on Wednesday, alleging that a school doctor molested him dozens of times despite the university knowing that he was a threat to athletes. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court ...

Crash kills 3 pro Frisbee players near Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Three professional Frisbee players have died after they were involved in car crash en route to a team practice in Detroit, authorities said. Kevin Coulter, Drew Piet and Michael Cannon died after their vehicle was rear-ended Saturday evening on Interstate 96 in Ionia ...

Detroit Pistons’ Derrick Rose out at least 2 weeks with ankle sprain

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons guard Derrick Rose has a sprained right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks. The team announced Tuesday that Rose had an MRI that confirmed a grade two sprain. The 31-year-old Rose is averaging 18.1 points per game this season, his highest output ...

Former football, hockey players join University of Michigan sexual abuse case

ANN ARBOR (AP) — An attorney announced Tuesday that his firm represents more than a 40 people, including two former football players and an ex-hockey player, in the University of Michigan sexual abuse case. Parker Stinar told The Associated Press that one of his new clients helped the ...

Colorado Avalanche dump Detroit Red Wings, 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Gabriel Landeskog withstood a crunching hit while making a pass that sprung Logan O’Connor for a breakaway goal in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight ...

Detroit Pistons blow big early lead to lose at Sacramento Kings, 106-100

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento’s second unit got the Kings going after a sluggish start put them down by 17 points right out of the gate. De’Aaron Fox, still bothered by a lingering abdominal injury, provided an equally big lift down the ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team slams Maryland, 78-66

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tom Izzo certainly got Michigan State in the proper frame of mind, and he should be commended for devising a game plan good enough to deny Maryland a chance to clinch first place in the Big Ten. The long-time Spartans coach also ...

Detroit Pistons snap 7-game skid with 113-11 win at Phoenix

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer PHOENIX — Derrick Rose scored 31 points, Christian Wood and Brandon Knight both added 19 and the Detroit Pistons snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Phoenix Suns 113-111 on Friday night. The Pistons hadn’t won since Feb. 5, when they beat ...

Grant scores career-best 29, Nuggets beat Pistons 115-98

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant scored a career-high 29 points and Nikola Jokic had a season-best four steals to help the healthy Denver Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons 115-98 on Tuesday night. At 40-18, the Nuggets are tied for their best start through 58 games ...

Schneider earns first win of season, Devils beat Detroit 4-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Cory Schneider made 27 saves for his first victory of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils past the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Joey Anderson, Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri and Nikita Gusev scored for the Devils, who won for ...