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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions sign free agent guard Josh Garnett

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions signed free agent guard Josh Garnett, a former first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers. The Lions announced the move Monday and did not disclose contract terms. Garnett was the 28th pick in the 2016 draft out of Stanford. He spent three ...

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist shuts out Detroit Red Wings, 1-0

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Henrik Lundqvist was given a shot to start against a team suited to boost his confidence. Lundqvist made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Mika Zibanejad scored in the first period, giving the New York Rangers in a 1-0 win over the ...

Detroit Pistons rally, beat Denver Nuggets 128-123 in overtime

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — It took Detroit just over half a quarter to fall behind by 21. Then the Pistons rallied almost as quickly. “We came out as flat as a pancake,” coach Dwane Casey said. “But the second group came in and played.” Bruce Brown had 19 points, ...

Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball edges No. 14 Michigan State, 64-63

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talked with Wisconsin counterpart Greg Gard earlier in the week about what the Badgers were facing — including the suspension of starter Brad Davison. So Wisconsin’s performance against the 14th-ranked Spartans didn’t surprise ...

Battered Brandon Johns Jr. leads Michigan Wolverines past Rutgers, 69-63

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Johns Jr. left Madison Square Garden with a black eye, but also the best game of his career. Johns Jr. scored a career-high 20 points and Michigan won its 10th straight in games at the Garden, beating No. 25 Rutgers 69-63 on Saturday. “This is something that has ...

Detroit Red Wings continue to struggle with 4-2 loss at New York Rangers

By ALLAN KREDA Associated Press NEW YORK — Mika Zibanejad had a goal and two assists, and Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider each added a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers return from an extended break and beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Friday night. Pavel Buchnevich also ...

Toronto Raptors beat Detroit Pistons 105-92 to keep win streak going at 10

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The honors and accolades keep rolling in for coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 30 points and Serge Ibaka added 21 to lift the Raptors to their 10th straight victory, 105-92 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. ...

Michigan ends losing streak with 79-68 win over Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Eli Brooks scored 20 points, Franz Wagner added 18 and and short-handed Michigan pulled away in the middle of the second half for a 79-68 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (12-8, 3-6 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing ...

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. "Everyone admired Jay's faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer," the team said in a statement Friday. "His vocal passion for the Tigers and sports across the state ...

Jackson, Morant lift Grizzlies past Pistons 125-112

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s big first half helped the Memphis Grizzlies return to their high-scoring ways. Jackson scored 24 of his 29 points in the first two quarters, and he sank a big 3-pointer in the fourth to lift the Grizzlies to a 125-112 win ...

Veteran accuses bank of discrimination for not taking checks for deposit

LIVONIA (AP) — A Detroit-area bank that suspected fraud and refused to cash $99,000 in checks from a black Air Force veteran said Thursday that it mishandled the incident and should not have called police. Sauntore Thomas attempted to deposit checks from the settlement of a discrimination ...