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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions add several more coaches to new staff

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have added assistant special teams coach Jett Modkins to Dan Campbell’s staff. The Lions also announced Wednesday that DeOn’tae Pannell will join the organization with its William Clay Ford minority coaching assistantship. Modkins assisted the Denver ...

Virus, compressed season put stress on state high school referees

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — High schools are anticipating a shortage of men and women who blow the whistle as basketball returns to Michigan gyms after a timeout for the coronavirus. Registration of referees is down 25% from a year ago, and the risk of COVID-19 is a “contributing factor,” said ...

Michigan Wolverines bump up to No. 3 in college men’s basketball poll

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas dropped out of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the first time in 12 years on Monday, ending the Jayhawks’ record streak of 231 consecutive weeks ranked. Gonzaga and Baylor held down the top two spots, just as they have all season. ...

Givani Smith leads Detroit Red Wings to first win in 9 games

By BILL WHITEHEAD Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Givani Smith had a goal and an assist as Detroit won for the first time in nine games, beating the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Sunday. Marc Staal scored for the first time with the Red Wings, Robby Fabbri and Vladislav Namestnikov added goals ...

Spartans end 4-game losing streak by beating Nebraska

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Joshua Langford had a season-high 18 points and Aaron Henry scored 16 points to help Michigan State beat Nebraska 66-56 Saturday night. The Spartans (9-7, 3-7 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing streak, their longest since 2017. The skid led to ...

Source: Detroit Pistons to trade Derrick Rose to New York Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after a trade that brings him back to New York. The Knicks agreed to acquire the former NBA MVP from the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the details said. The Knicks will send Dennis Smith Jr. and a ...

COVID-19 mutations add more variables for college sports to deal with

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Playing college sports during the pandemic has potentially become more problematic as more contagious variants of the coronavirus start to show up across the U.S., including one that prompted the University of Michigan to shut down its athletics ...

Detroit Red Wings lose again, 3-1 at Tampa Bay

The Detroit Red Wings’ Vladislav Namestnikov, center, watches his shot on goal sail by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, and Luke Schenn on Friday in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning prevailed 3-1, scoring an insurance goal on an empty netter by Barclay Goodrow, who finished with ...

MHSAA gives winter contact sports OK to start as soon as Monday

By Journal Sports Staff LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association confirmed Thursday that member schools may begin full practice activities in those sports on Monday with precautions outlined by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which includes social ...

Detroit Lions add defensive line coach Todd Walsh

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired defensive line coach Todd Walsh, adding another veteran assistant to new coach Dan Campbell’s staff. Walsh was with the Jacksonville Jaguars the previous eight years. He also was an assistant in Seattle and Tampa Bay during his 15-year ...