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Michigan Sports

MHSAA sets finals for winter sports

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has confirmed sites for its winter sports championships, including an adjustment for the individual wrestling finals to allow more fans to attend after an increase in spectator limits took effect Friday as ...

Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball team pins high hopes on Naz Hillmon

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico learned something a few years ago when Naz Hillmon was trying out for USA Basketball and needed to miss her high school graduation. “Her school had their own private graduation for Naz. I was like, who does ...

Ex-Detroit Piston Blake Griffin OKs deal to go to Brooklyn Nets

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — Blake Griffin is joining the collection of stars in Brooklyn. The six-time All-Star agreed to sign with the Nets, a person with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Griffin became a free agent Friday when he completed a buyout agreement ...

Detroit Lions release pair of players

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Christian Jones and center Russell Bodine. Detroit also re-signed defensive back Mike Ford on Monday. The Lions signed Jones in 2018 and he had one year left on his contract. He started 42 games over three seasons in Detroit and ...

Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin agree to contract buyout

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Blake Griffin’s time in Detroit is over, another significant step in a rebuilding process that has the Pistons at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. The veteran forward and the Pistons agreed to a contract buyout. “I thank the Pistons ...

Detroit Tigers’ top draft picks figure to be center of rebuild this season

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Spencer Torkelson’s spring training began with an early setback when he cut his finger. A rookie mistake by a player who hasn’t even made his major league debut yet. “I was in charge of dinner that night, and I was making this little corn ...

MHSAA wrestling finals changes announced

EAST LANSING — High school wrestling tournaments will have a few revisions based on coronavirus concerns. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the revisions earlier this week in hopes of reducing the mixing of communities and spread of the virus. The two-tournament ...

Detroit Red Wings fall apart in 3rd period of 5-2 loss at Carolina Hurricanes

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer RALEIGH, N.C. — Jordan Staal and Jesper Fast scored a pair of goals early in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes take over and beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday night. Staal’s goal 45 seconds into the period broke a 2-all tie, while ...