Michigan Sports

NBA G League player under doctors’ care after collapse

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An NBA G League player for the Grand Rapids Drive who collapsed on the court near the end of a game with the Long Island Nets is currently under care by doctors. The Drive said in a news release Sunday that further updates on Zeke Upshaw's condition will be ...

Expectations low for rebuilding Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire and the Detroit Tigers understand the challenge ahead. After about a decade of consistent contention, of high hopes and big payrolls, the Tigers finished tied for the worst record in baseball last year — and that was only ...

Michigan heads to Final Four in role of upset stopper

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michigan is headed to its first Final Four in five years with another upset-minded opponent waiting. The Wolverines (32-7) have tamped down three consecutive teams with designs on pulling surprises — No. 6 seed Houston, No. 7 Texas ...

Open burning nixed in 15 counties

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has banned open burning in 15 mid-Michigan counties because of dry conditions. The ban prohibits the burning of leaves and debris and includes burn barrels and other types of open burning. The DNR says the likelihood of fire ...

Schuette lands Chamber backing, launches first TV ads

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette landed a major business endorsement Thursday and announced his campaign’s first TV ads —one that touts his support from President Donald Trump and another that criticizes GOP rival Brian ...

Detroit Red Wings blanked by Washington, 1-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Washington Capitals are in first place because of victories like this. Philipp Grubauer made 39 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Brett Connolly scored the game’s only goal on a third-period breakaway to lift the Capitals to a ...

James Harden leads Houston Rockets in overtime over Detroit Pistons, 100-96

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON — James Harden struggled to find his shot for four quarters before the NBA’s leading scorer mustered just enough offense in overtime to help the Houston Rockets to another win. Harden scored 21 points, including 10 of Houston’s 12 points in ...

Big changes proposed for former Joe Louis Arena

By LOUIS AGUILAR Detroit News AP Member Exchange DETROIT — The city of Detroit is working on a plan to use the demolition of Joe Louis Arena as the first step in big infrastructure changes around the arena. The goal is to make the isolated property more accessible to the riverfront and ...

Losses piling up for Detroit Red Wings; 5-1 setback at Colorado 10th straight

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid scoring with two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 37 saves and the Colorado Avalanche extended Detroit’s skid to 10 straight games by beating the Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday. Gabriel Landeskog, Blake Comeau and Tyson ...

Baylor women eliminate Wolverines

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer WACO, Texas — Another double-double for big post Lauren Cox, a standout game on both ends of the court for Juicy Landrum and a 10th straight trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 for Baylor. Cox had 18 points with 16 rebounds, Landrum had 17 points while helping ...