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Michigan Sports

Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team adds Western Michigan player

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has added two accomplished frontcourt players to its roster, bringing in Liam Robbins from Drake and Brandon Johnson from Western Michigan. The Gophers announced the signings of both big men on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Johnson is a graduate transfer ...

College basketball coaching carousel slows with shutdown

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer On March 11, Western Michigan announced it was changing coaches in men’s basketball. The following day, the NCAA Tournament was canceled, and the enormity of the coronavirus crisis started to hit home throughout college sports. Before long, WMU athletic ...

Ypsilanti sophomore wins national Gatorade high school boys basketball award

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Emoni Bates of Michigan was awakened with good news on Tuesday. Bates was named Gatorade’s national player of the year in high school basketball, becoming the first sophomore to win the award, and was informed during a FaceTime call with Boston Celtics ...

Detroit Lions, offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins agree to terms

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins. The Lions did not release terms of the contract Tuesday. Wiggins joined Detroit as a free agent in 2018. He started 13 games over the past two seasons for the Lions. Before that, Wiggins played ...

Ex-Detroit Red Wing Tom Webster dies at age 71

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tom Webster, the former NHL and WHA forward who went on to coach the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, died Friday. He was 71. The Carolina Hurricanes announced Webster’s death. Webster scored 53 goals and helped the franchise — then the New England Whalers ...

Changes in baseball draft to up talent in college game

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer As disappointing as it’s been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. “I do think the coming years will be the deepest college baseball has ever been,” he ...

Detroit Tigers’ Hall of Famer Al Kaline dies at age 85

DETROIT (AP) — Al Kaline, who spent his entire 22-season Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers and was known affectionately as "Mr. Tiger," died Monday. He was 85. John Morad, a friend of Kaline's, confirmed his death, and the Tigers did so as well in a statement. No cause of ...

Former Detroit Lion tight end Eric Ebron eager to start over in Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Eric Ebron isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron’s balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had “a whole lot of mess” in it before getting cleaned ...

Detroit Lions sign free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. Like many of Detroit’s recent acquisitions, he also has ties to the New England ...

Keeping fit without a gym a real challenge for NBA players

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Denver’s players, if they’re so willing, have the same assignment each day: Go to their phone or tablet, launch an app and view their individualized daily workout plan that was created by the Nuggets’ strength and conditioning staff. For now, it’s ...