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Michigan Sports

GOP works to return high school sports to local control

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan House Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $3.5 billion coronavirus recovery plan but threatened to withhold billions to K-12 schools unless Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cedes her administration’s power to prohibit in-person instruction and ...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, impatient sports fans at odds

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press and Journal Sports Staff LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to set a date for the return of youth contact sports, despite growing pressure after her administration extended the ban through Feb. 21, three months after it began. It was part of a news ...

Quarterback Matthew Stafford agrees to Detroit Lions seeking his trade

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are planning to part ways. The Lions and Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke Saturday night ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team gets by Purdue with ease, 70-53

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points, Eli Brooks added 11 and No. 7 Michigan relied on a staunch defense to beat Purdue 70-53 on Friday night. The Wolverines (13-1, 8-1 Big Ten) maintained their stranglehold on the ...

Head coach Jim Harbaugh adds to Michigan Wolverines football coaching staff

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Maurice Linguist and George Helow to be assistants on defense, the latest moves that have reshaped his coaching staff, the coach announced Wednesday. Harbaugh added that defensive line coach Shaun Nua has agreed on a contract extension ...

Detroit Lions sign new head coach Dan Campbell to 6-year deal

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search by hiring Dan Campbell. The Lions tweeted a photo of the former New Orleans Saints tight ends coach signing his deal Wednesday, one day after the team formally introducing Brad ...

Detroit Pistons let big lead slip away, lose in overtime at Atlanta, 123-115

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, and Hawks center Clint Capela vie for control of the ball during the second half Wednesday in Atlanta. Griffin scored 17 points and pulled in seven rebounds but the Pistons still lost 123-115 in overtime. The Hawks outscored Detroit 24-7 to end ...

High school football finals set for Fox Sports Detroit channels

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Thursday night marks the first of three consecutive days of state championship high school football games to be televised by Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Detroit-Plus. Most of the schedule was found online at ...

Detroit Red Wings win in overtime, 3-2, over Columbus

Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek, right, steals the puck from Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand during the first period Tuesday in Detroit. Tyler Bertuzzi scored the game-winner about 15 seconds into the overtime period on an assist from Dylan Larkin to lift the Wings to a ...

Michigan Wolverines get back on track with home win over Maryland, 87-63

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Mike Smith made three early 3-pointers as No. 7 Michigan raced to a 17-3 lead, and the Wolverines had little difficulty beating Maryland 87-63 on Tuesday night for a season sweep. Michigan made its first five 3s — Isaiah Livers had the other ...