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Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings sign top Swedish league scorer Mathias Brome

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Mathias Brome to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday, adding one of the leading scorers from the Swedish Hockey League last season. The 25-year-old Brome had a career-high 43 points last season. He led Orebro HK ...

University of Michigan hopes to settle doctor abuse lawsuits

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan hopes to settle lawsuits from hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the university for decades, officials said Tuesday. The school aims to develop a process outside the court system to provide “more ...

Senior Bowl added personal touch for NFL scouts, including Detroit’s

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. — NFL teams didn’t know when they left the Senior Bowl in January that they wouldn’t get all that much more time with prospects before the draft. The in-person scrutiny at practices and in meetings is always a meaningful part of the ...

Detroit Lions release 4 players

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions released running back Tra Carson, long snapper James Fisher, guard Casey Tucker and punter Matt Wile. The team announced the moves Monday. Carson played two games for Green Bay last season and one for Detroit. He had 18 carries total. Wile played two ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball player Franz Wagner to return

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan guard Franz Wagner says he is returning for his sophomore season. Wagner started 27 games last season, averaging 11.6 points and leading the team in steals. The 6-foot-9 German missed the first four games because of a fractured wrist. Isaiah Livers is testing the ...

Detroit Lions re-sign cornerbacks Mike Ford, Dee Virgin

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions re-signed cornerbacks Mike Ford and Dee Virgin. The team announced the moves Tuesday. Ford and Virgin were exclusive rights free agents. Ford has played 22 games for the Lions and made six starts in two seasons. Virgin also has played two seasons for ...

NFL general managers see trades few and far between during draft

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer To trade or not to trade? An especially difficult question in this year’s NFL draft? The coronavirus pandemic has forced the NFL to conduct its annual draft remotely, which might reduce the number of times Commissioner Roger Goodell or anyone else announces ...

Detroit Lions part of NFL practice for unique remote draft

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The NFL will hold a practice remote draft Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn on Friday did not provide details on the proceedings — except what his team has planned. “We’re ...

Michigan Tech great Tony Esposito nominated for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — Former Michigan Tech goaltender Tony Esposito is on the 2020 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame ballot as one of 10 finalists in the amateur category. The ballot was unveiled Monday and allows for online fan voting through April 30. The 2020 induction is ...

Detroit Lions draft preview at a glance

By The Associated Press 3rd pick — DETROIT (3-12-1) LAST SEASON: Lions lost last nine games and 12 of 13 to finish with their worst record in decade. Ownership gave general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia chance to come back, telling them contending for playoffs in 2020 is ...