Michigan Sports

Players brace for moves as NHL trade deadline approaches

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL's trade deadline day, and Vanek's bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days ...

Player development key in 2019 for rebuilding Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — For the Detroit Tigers, success isn’t really measured in wins and losses these days. That’s what happens when a franchise knows it is rebuilding and has almost no expectation of contending. “I don’t think anybody likes a rebuild. I ...

Blake Griffin enjoys resurgence year after trade to Detroit Pistons

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Blake Griffin doesn’t need to jump over any cars to be a hit in the Motor City. A year after arriving in Detroit with his career at a crossroads, a more earthbound Griffin is doing all he can to shake the Pistons out of their decade-long ...

Canadian women beat US in 3rd game to clinch inaugural hockey Rivalry Series

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The inaugural Rivalry Series was created to give Canada and the United States another opportunity to put the world’s best female hockey teams on the ice together. It went so well, there likely will be a sequel. Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull ...

Philadelphia Flyers beat Detroit Red Wings again

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Carter Hart bounced back from his worst performance in the NHL with one of his best, flourishing as he played on consecutive days for the first time in the league. The breakout rookie had 37 saves to help the surging Philadelphia Flyers beat Detroit ...

Body of missing sledder found

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 ...

Program offers youth enrichment

DETROIT (AP) — A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit. The city says Saturdays in The D will start March 2. It is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Detroit. Classes will be held ...

Detroit Tigers’ top pick Casey Mize wants to be a regular guy

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press LAKELAND, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers issued jersey No. 74 to Casey Mize and for the next few days, he will be just one of 31 pitchers in camp, trying to get his arm and body ready for a long baseball season. But the 21-year-old right-hander was the No. 1 ...

Boston Celtics bounce Detroit Pistons, 118-110

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON — The Boston Celtics haven’t played as well as they’ve expected at times this season. They’re hoping the games they’ve put together over the last six weeks are a sign of better things to come after the All-Star break. Jayson Tatum scored ...

Big matchups of ranked men’s basketball teams abound this week in Big 10, SEC

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It’s going to be a big week for the top teams in both the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences. Eight of the nine ranked teams in the SEC and Big Ten have at least one matchup against a ranked league mate in the week ahead. The list ...

Detroit Pistons run win streak to 4 games with 121-112 victory over Washington

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons are enjoying one of their best stretches of the season, and the reason why is no surprise. Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond are rolling. Drummond had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and Griffin had 31 points, nine rebounds and nine ...

Griffin leads Detroit into matchup against Washington

By The Associated Press Washington Wizards (24-32, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (25-29, ninth in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. Eastern BOTTOM LINE: Blake Griffin leads Detroit into a matchup against Washington. He ranks tenth in the league scoring ...