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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions hope to rebound after embarrassing loss to Washington Redskins

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions can only hope this is rock bottom for 2019. Amid mounting injuries, the Lions lost 19-16 on Sunday to a Washington team that had only one previous victory this season — and hadn’t won at home in around 13 months. The ...

Detroit Pistons’ defense stuns Orlando Magic, 103-88

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Dwane Casey had an easy time identifying when and how his team won this game. “I think our defense was exceptional in the second half,” the Detroit coach said. Casey shouldn’t get much argument from the Orlando Magic about that. They were ...

Detroit Red Wings blanked 2-0 by Carolina Hurricanes for 6th straight setback

DETROIT (AP) — James Reimer made 19 saves to earn his 22nd career shutout as Carolina beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Sunday night. Reimer had to make 11 saves in the first period, making a point-blank stop on Valtteri Filppula a little under five minutes in, denying Tyler Bertuzzi — who ...

Detroit Pistons score 76 points in 1st half in 128-103 rout of Atlanta

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 23 points and 15 rebounds, helping Detroit to a 128-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that included the Pistons’ highest-scoring first half since 1983. Detroit led 76-57 at halftime, and the Pistons reached 100 ...

Columbus Blue Jackets rally to edge Detroit Red Wings, 5-4

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Boone Jenner, alone in the right corner, collected a long pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand from just below the blue line and snapped off the prettiest shot of the night during a third-period rally Thursday night. Jenner’s snipe under the bar ...

Detroit Pistons lose 5th straight in 20-point setback, 109-89, at Chicago

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO — After struggling with his shot for weeks, Lauri Markkanen said busting out of a slump Wednesday night was as simple as seeing the ball go through the basket. “The shot’s been feeling good the whole time,î” he said. ì”That’s why it was ...

Ottawa Senators keep Detroit Red Wings in division basement with 4-3 victory

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT — Anthony Duclair and his teammates wanted to make sure D.J. Smith got a win in his first game as a head coach in the area where he grew up. Duclair had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 ...

Coach Mark Dantonio has no plans to leave Michigan State Spartans football team

EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio made his clearest statement yet about his future, saying he intends to be Michigan State’s coach next season. Dantonio had been vague recently when the topic had come up, but Tuesday he quickly said “yes” when asked if he planned to be the coach for next ...