Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons get first road win vs. Los Angeles Lakers since 2008

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons knew their Los Angeles-based team owner, Tom Gores, would be watching when they visited Staples Center. It was a perfect time to snap a couple of losing streaks while allowing Gores to celebrate the ...

Tigers reach deals with Castellanos, Iglesias

DETROIT (AP) — Third baseman Nick Castellanos agreed to a $3 million contract and shortstop Jose Iglesias reached a $4.1 million deal as the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with all of their remaining eligible players. The Tigers also reached one-year deals Friday with left-hander Justin ...

Michigan holds on for 91-85 win over Nebraska

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Derrick Walton scored 16 of his 20 points in the final 7:25, and Michigan held on for a much-needed victory Saturday, 91-85 over Nebraska. The Wolverines (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) again faced an opponent that shot terrifically from 3-point ...

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou went end to end with the puck, split two defenders and flipped a fluttering puck into the net. That spectacular third-period goal gave the Detroit Red Wings their first lead and they pulled away to beat the Pittsburgh ...

Athanasiou, Red Wings rally to rout Penguins

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou went end to end with the puck, split two defenders and flipped a fluttering puck into the net. That spectacular third-period goal gave the Detroit Red Wings their first lead and they pulled away to beat the Pittsburgh ...

Redmen icers get two victories downstate at North-South Showdown

By Journal Sports Staff TRAVERSE CITY — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team picked up two big wins this weekend at the North-South Showdown. The Redmen took down Big Rapids 5-1 Saturday and Grandville 5-1 Friday. Hunter Doucette had a stellar game for Marquette in Saturday’s game ...

U.P. All-Star rosters in place

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — More than a quarter of the players in the Upper Peinsula Football All-Star Game will be coming from area high schools. Rosters were announced earlier this week for this summer’s event, annually held at the Superior Dome in Marquette and this year ...

Splashing and Dashing

U.P teams show off skills at swimming and diving competition By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The 17th annual Splash and Dash meet gathered teams from across the U.P. to the Marquette Senior High pool Saturday afternoon to showcase their talents to hundreds of swimmers ...

U.P. grapplers do battle in Mariucci Invitational

By Journal Sports Staff KINGSFORD — Wrestling teams from all over the Upper Peninsula participated in the Ray Mariucci Invitational Saturday afternoon. Gladstone won the meet in convincing fashion, picking up 221 points, while Westwood and Marquette tied for second with 114. Central U.P. ...

Marquette defense clamps down on Menominee

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Brad Nelson has preached defense all year to his Marquette Redmen boys basketball team. They’re taking his coaching to heart. MSHS limited Menominee to three points in both the second and third quarters as the Redmen ran off with a 58-33 Great Northern ...

Tight battle at the Berry

Officially a tie, Wildcats lose in 3-on-3 OT to LSSU By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — For the first time at home, the Northern Michigan University hockey team got to test out the WCHA’s new extra period format. It didn’t go so well. Even though the game is ...

Hematite boys win battle of Ishpemings

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Hematites won the battle of Ishpeming on their own court Friday night, defeating Westwood 53-39 to sweep the Patriots in their high school boys basketball season series. The victory came 48 hours after losing another rivalry game to ...

Ex-NMU coach Comley honored with MacInnes Award

By Journal Sports Staff GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Northern Michigan University’s original hockey coach, Rick Comley, has been named the recipient of the John MacInnes Award, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced on Thursday. Comley launched the Wildcat hockey program in 1976 and ...

Michigan Wolverines basketball team can’t compete with Illini depth

By MICHAL DWOJAK Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois coach John Groce saw the change he had hoped for from his team Wednesday night in the Illini’s 85-69 win over Michigan. Illinois (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) changed up its lineup after its 96-80 loss to Indiana on Saturday, its second ...

Detroit Lions limped to finish line after strong midseason run

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions were not a popular pick to reach the playoffs when the 2016 season began. After winning eight of nine games midway through the season, Detroit (9-8) earned a spot in the postseason. The Lions, though, spoiled their season by losing the last three regular ...

Sacramento Kings come back late to beat Detroit Pistons, 100-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Sacramento Kings stage a fourth-quarter comeback in defeating the Detroit Pistons 100-94 on Tuesday night. The Pistons led by nine entering the fourth, when they were outscored 32-17. The win ...