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Michigan Sports

Battered Brandon Johns Jr. leads Michigan Wolverines past Rutgers, 69-63

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Johns Jr. left Madison Square Garden with a black eye, but also the best game of his career. Johns Jr. scored a career-high 20 points and Michigan won its 10th straight in games at the Garden, beating No. 25 Rutgers 69-63 on Saturday. “This is something that has ...

Detroit Red Wings continue to struggle with 4-2 loss at New York Rangers

By ALLAN KREDA Associated Press NEW YORK — Mika Zibanejad had a goal and two assists, and Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider each added a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers return from an extended break and beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Friday night. Pavel Buchnevich also ...

Toronto Raptors beat Detroit Pistons 105-92 to keep win streak going at 10

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The honors and accolades keep rolling in for coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 30 points and Serge Ibaka added 21 to lift the Raptors to their 10th straight victory, 105-92 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. ...

Michigan ends losing streak with 79-68 win over Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Eli Brooks scored 20 points, Franz Wagner added 18 and and short-handed Michigan pulled away in the middle of the second half for a 79-68 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (12-8, 3-6 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing ...

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. "Everyone admired Jay's faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer," the team said in a statement Friday. "His vocal passion for the Tigers and sports across the state ...

Jackson, Morant lift Grizzlies past Pistons 125-112

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s big first half helped the Memphis Grizzlies return to their high-scoring ways. Jackson scored 24 of his 29 points in the first two quarters, and he sank a big 3-pointer in the fourth to lift the Grizzlies to a 125-112 win ...

Veteran accuses bank of discrimination for not taking checks for deposit

LIVONIA (AP) — A Detroit-area bank that suspected fraud and refused to cash $99,000 in checks from a black Air Force veteran said Thursday that it mishandled the incident and should not have called police. Sauntore Thomas attempted to deposit checks from the settlement of a discrimination ...

Group launches Michigan ballot drive to rein in lobbying

LANSING (AP) — A group launched a ballot drive Thursday to target lobbying in Michigan’s Capitol by banning free food and drink for state elected officials, requiring former lawmakers to wait two years to become lobbyists and overhauling a system that tracks lobbying. The Coalition to ...

Northwestern women’s basketball team downs Michigan State, 76-48

EAST LANSING (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam and Veronica Burton scored 22 points apiece, and No. 22 Northwestern beat Michigan State 76-48 on Thursday night for its fifth straight victory. Northwestern (17-2, 7-1 Big Ten), ranked in the AP Top 25 poll for the first time since 2016, remained ...

Minnesota Wild take advantage of struggling Detroit Red Wings, 4-2

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — With their chances of a playoff appearance slipping by the day, the Minnesota Wild returned home for a stretch of games before the All-Star break knowing there was little room for error. They have taken advantage of the homestand and head ...

Men found shot to death in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city’s east ...