Michigan Sports

Tigers agree to minor league contract with Beckham

DETROIT (AP) — Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and was invited to major league spring training. If Beckham is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract paying $700,000 while in the majors and $138,000 while in the minors. ...

Bonamego back with Lions as special teams coordinator

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Former Central Michigan coach John Bonamego is returning to the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Tuesday that they have hired Bonamego as special teams coordinator. That's the same position he held with the Lions before becoming CMU's coach for the past four ...

Glendening scores twice, Red Wings top Oilers 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Luke Glendening was pleased the Detroit Red Wings were finally able to close out a game. Dylan Larkin liked the timing, too. Glendening scored twice and Detroit headed into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. "It was ...

Matthews beats buzzer, No. 5 Michigan edges Minnesota 59-57

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The ball bounced right to Charles Matthews, who dribbled once and squared up to shoot as the game clock — and more importantly, the shot clock — neared zero. "I saw the clock when I did get the ball. I'm not sure exactly how much ...

Detroit Pistons spanked in Washington, 101-87

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON— Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London. The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on ...

Michigan State Spartans keep on chugging with 69-55 home win over Maryland

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Aaron Henry made the most of his opportunity to play in place of injured starter Joshua Langford. The freshman forward had a season-high 12 points, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 13 Maryland 69-55 on Monday night with balanced offense ...

Detroit Red Wings blow lead at start of 3rd in 3-2 loss at Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson was hard on himself after his first game back from a knee injury. His coach was more forgiving. Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday. “I felt I lost the puck a few times, ...

Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions hire offensive coordinators

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired former Jacksonville assistant Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired ...

Detroit Red Wings clip Anaheim Ducks’ wings for 12th straight loss, 3-1

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Anaheim Ducks dropped their heads on the bench and looked down at their skates, another defeat seemingly imminent. Gustav Nyquist broke a tie with 4:16 left and Darren Helm scored a little later, lifting the Detroit Red Wings over the Ducks 3-1 ...

Utah Jazz power past Detroit Pistons, 100-94

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and Rudy Gobert tied a career high with 25 rebounds to propel Utah past the Detroit Pistons 100-94 on Monday night. Kyle Korver had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Jazz win for the sixth time in seven games. Gobert ...

Salem taking over as Michigan State offensive coordinator

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio is standing by his assistant coaches after a disappointing season for Michigan State. Dantonio announced several changes within his staff Thursday, but they all involved current assistants taking on new roles. The ...

Harbaugh hires Gattis away from Alabama to be Michigan’s OC

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh bounced back from losing two assistants to rival Ohio State with what looks like a strong addition to his staff. Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be his offensive coordinator after losing ...

Hield scores 18 as Kings defeat Griffin-less Pistons 112-102

By ROB GLOSTER Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings won the battle behind the 3-point line and never trailed in a victory against the Blake Griffin-less Detroit Pistons. Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the ...

No. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69 to improve to 16-0

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night to improve to 16-0. Michigan (4-0 Big Ten) and Virginia are the only unbeaten teams in the country. The Wolverines jumped to a 7-0 lead and easily held off ...