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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions kick off Saturday NFL schedule on Dec. 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Detroit Lions will kick off an NFL Saturday tripleheader on Saturday, Dec. 26. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit Detroit at 1 p.m. EST followed by the San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (4:30 p.m. EST) and Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (8:15 p.m. ...

Michigan Wolverines’ football team positive tests increase

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s football team did not meet in person for a second straight day after coach Jim Harbaugh said there had been an increased number of presumptive positive COVID-19 tests. Michigan (2-4) is scheduled to host Maryland (2-2) on Saturday. The Terrapins are coming off ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team coasts past Notre Dame, 80-70

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Aaron Henry withdrew from the NBA draft to work on his craft in college. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is glad he did. Henry had 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists to help the 13th-ranked Spartans beat Notre Dame 80-70 on ...

Would Detroit Lions join quarterback sweepstakes in draft?

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Florida’s Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) ...

Detroit Pistons get guard Zhaire Smith in trade with Philadelphia 76ers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded center Tony Bradley to Philadelphia for guard Zhaire Smith. The Pistons announced the deal with the 76ers on Monday. Detroit acquired Bradley in a recent trade with Utah. Smith was a first-round draft pick in 2018 by Phoenix and was dealt to ...

Detroit Pistons trade away recently acquired Trevor Ariza in 3-team deal

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Trevor Ariza is on the move for the third time this week, going to Oklahoma City from Detroit along with Dallas’ Justin Jackson in a three-team trade. Also in the deal, the Mavericks sent Delon Wright to the Pistons for James Johnson, a person with ...

Latest loss put Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia back on hot seat

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matthew Stafford tried to sound upbeat after the Detroit Lions latest debacle, a 20-0 road loss to the Carolina Panthers. “It’s one game,” Stafford said. “It doesn’t define us as an offense, or us as a team.” Or maybe it ...