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Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons dig out of big hole, but ultimately fall at Utah on Tuesday

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah regained energy on offense and defense in the closing minutes after squandering a huge lead in the fourth quarter. Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 117-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday ...

Detroit Red Wings tack on 7th straight loss, (Tampa Bay) Lightning quick

By ERIK ERLENDSSON Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Wednesday for their third consecutive win. Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa ...

Detroit Tigers sign lefthanded pitcher Derek Holland to minor-league deal

DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and was invited to major league spring training. The 34-year-old is 79-81 with a 4.61 ERA in 12 major league seasons. He went 1-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 12 appearances, including five ...

Detroit Red Wings lose Saturday 3-2 in overtime at Florida Panthers

DETROIT — Aleksi Heponiemi made the most of his NHL debut, scoring with 2:15 left in overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. “He’s going to be telling his great grandkids about that one,” said teammate Keith Yandle, who had a ...

Detroit Lions add another 3 coaches to staff

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions on Friday added Duce Staley, Mark Brunell and Mark DeLeone to their coaching staff. Staley joins new coach Dan Campbell’s staff as running backs coach and assistant head coach. Brunell will be the team’s quarterbacks coach, and DeLeone will coach ...

Michigan Wolverines athletics has 11 positive coronavirus tests

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan athletic department reports 11 positive test results for COVID-19 from Jan. 23-29. The school paused its whole athletic department last weekend after several positive tests for a new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The school said ...

Dallas Stars put 7 goals up on Detroit Red Wings for easy win Thursday

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS — Joe Pavelski scored his fourth goal of the season, Jake Oettinger stopped 20 shots in his first NHL start and the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 7-3 on Thursday night to finish undefeated in their season-opening four-game ...

Detroit Pistons defeat shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 on Thursday

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 23 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of Anthony Davis' absence Thursday night in a 107-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 22 points and 10 assists, but only two of those points came after halftime. Detroit led by one ...

State of Michigan debating ban of ‘contact’ winter prep sports

By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING — The fight over whether to allow youth contact sports took center court Thursday in Lansing as Michigan lawmakers heard testimony from educators, parents and students wanting to get back to competition. Even though a ban on ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball staggered by Rutgers, 67-37

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Myles Johnson scored 13 points with 14 rebounds and five blocked shots and Rutgers staggered Michigan State 67-37 on Thursday night, allowing the fewest points ever since joining the Big Ten and defeating the Spartans for the first time. The win continued Big Ten ...

Ex-Pistons Andre Drummond helps Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit, 122-107

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Collin Sexton scored 29 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against his former team, powering the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 122-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Taurean Prince added 16 ...