Michigan Sports

Quarterback Wilton Speight to leave Michigan Wolverines

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Wilton Speight is leaving Michigan as a graduate transfer. The senior quarterback announced Sunday on Instagram he will take time to figure out where he will continue his career and education. Speight thanked former coach Brady Hoke for giving him a chance when he had no ...

Mo Wagner double-double leads Michigan basketball past UC-Riverside, 87-42

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press ANN ARBOR — Coming off three games in Hawaii and playing its fourth game in seven days, Michigan coach John Beilein warned his team of UC Riverside’s upset potential. Clearly, his message was heard. Moritz Wagner had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and ...

Michigan State Spartans basketball team pounds North Carolina, 63-45

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. — Tom Izzo finally got the better of Roy Williams with a record performance Michigan State would like to replicate — and North Carolina would rather soon forget. Sometimes playing ugly still matters. “What I think this does is reassure our ...

No Bridges, no problem as No. 4 Michigan St beats DePaul

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt McQuaid first tweaked his ankle. Then he started to get a cramp in his left quadriceps, followed by a cramp in his right quadriceps. In between stints on the bench to rest and get fluids, McQuaid helped No. 4 Michigan State make up ...

Keenum-led Vikings beat Lions 30-23, adding to division lead

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked ...

Cleveland Cavaliers rout Detroit Pistons, 116-88

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again. “We haven’t had a win like that in a very long time,” James said. “That’s what happens when we don’t let up.” James ...

LSU rallies to beat Michigan Wolverines basketball team, 77-75

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer LAHAINA, Hawaii — Tremont Waters hit a step-back jumper, got back into his defensive and poked the ball free near midcourt. He dove to the floor, grabbed the ball and, in one motion, heaved it blindly over his head toward teammate Skylar Mays, alone at ...

Michigan Wolverines’ quarterback Brandon Peters in concussion protocol

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters is in the concussion protocol and could be cleared to practice without contact by Wednesday. The Wolverines host No. 8 Ohio State Saturday, hoping to pull off an upset that would knock their rival out of contention for the College Football ...

Detroit Red Wings give up 2-goal lead at home, lose in OT to Colorado

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — Jared Bednar thought his Colorado Avalanche got what they deserved Sunday night. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill didn’t disagree. Nathan MacKinnon scored 2:55 into overtime and Colorado overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Detroit 4-3. Niklas ...

Andre Drummond leads Detroit Pistons to victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit got a bit of everything down the stretch. A gutty performance from Andre Drummond after hurting his elbow. A tough shot from Reggie Jackson over Karl-Anthony Towns. Two big free throws from Tobias Harris. But Stan Van Gundy knew his ...

Stephenson’s Montell Glover tops in 8-player football around the state

By LEE THOMPSON The Bay City Times BAY CITY (AP) — Nobody was convinced Montell Glover could handle the physicality of being an every-down back. Until he started running over everybody in his path. Known more for being fast than being a force, Glover was asked for the first time to be ...

Michigan State’s Goins has mild knee sprain

EAST LANSING  (AP) — Michigan State forward Kenny Goins has a sprained left knee and is expected to miss a couple weeks. The school announced Goins' timetable Thursday and described the sprain as mild. The 6-foot-7 Goins scored four points in 15 minutes in Michigan State's loss to No. 1 ...

No. 5 Louisville has big 2nd half, beats No. 24 Michigan

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored 19 points, Asia Durr had 13 and No. 5 Louisville used a big third quarter to rally past No. 24 Michigan and coast to a 74-49 rout Thursday night in the semifinal of the preseason women's NIT. Trailing 37-32 ...

No. 19 Michigan poses toughest test yet for No. 5 Wisconsin

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Big Ten game with high stakes may be decided in the trenches. No. 19 Michigan's defensive front can swarm a backfield. No. 5 Wisconsin's offensive line likes to push people around, and it's only getting better with each game. The ...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford adjusts for bad Chicago weather

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford zipped a quick pass out to the right, his timing and accuracy seemingly unaffected by windy, rainy practice conditions. Detroit’s passing game looks poised to excel in the second half of this season, but there are factors the ...

Detroit Red Wings’ 8-2 blowout win over Calgary marred by fights

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — Luke Witkowski called it old-time hockey. The Calgary Flames called it just plain stupid. The Flames were unhappy with the way Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings started, but they were appalled by the way it finished. With 5:56 ...