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Michigan Sports

University of Michigan hires new law firm in doctor abuse inquiry

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan has hired a new law firm to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased doctor molested hundreds of people. Meanwhile, attorneys for some of the men accusing the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson of sexual abuse say ...

San Francisco 49ers sign former Detroit Lion defensive end Kerry Hyder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Kerry Hyder. A person familiar with the deal says the sides came to the agreement on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing hasn’t been announced. NFL Network ...

Buffalo Sabres sign Western Michigan forward Dawson DiPietro

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign college free-agent forward Dawson DiPietro to a one-year entry-level contract. DiPietro just completed his senior season at Western Michigan. He had 12 goals and 17 assists to finish second on the the team with 29 points in 35 ...

Carlos ‘Scooby’ Johnson of Benton Harbor named Mr. Basketball in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Benton Harbor’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson is Michigan’s Mr. Basketball for 2020, a season that was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award given out on Monday honors the state’s top senior basketball player. It is given annually ...

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for ’93 title

By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Same building. Same result. Different blunder. Dean Smith won his second national championship Monday night when North Carolina beat Michigan 77-71. And like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn't sealed until ...

2019 MHSAA high school basketball finals to be rebroadcast next 2 Saturdays

EAST LANSING — With the suspension of the 2020 MHSAA basketball tournaments before their conclusion, Fox Sports Detroit will re-air championship games from 2019 over the next two weekends. The four girls finals will be televised on Saturday with the boys going the following Saturday, March ...

Detroit Lions agree to trade cornerback Darius Slay to Philadelphia Eagles

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback’s seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed ...

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s uncle dies at age 58

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roger Mayweather, a former world champion who also trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58. Floyd Mayweather announced the death in a statement on Tuesday. Roger Mayweather had been ill with diabetes and other long-term health issues. “My uncle ...

Detroit Tigers option catcher Jake Rogers to minor leagues

DETROIT (AP) — Catcher Jake Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday by the The Detroit Tigers. Rogers faced a tough competition for playing time after Detroit acquired catchers Austin Romine and Eric Haase in the offseason. Rogers made his big league debut last season, hitting ...

Denver Broncos sign Detroit Lions’ guard Graham Glasgow

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a four-year, $44 million free agent contract with offensive guard Graham Glasgow, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because deals cannot become ...

Detroit Lions re-sign long snapper Don Muhlbach for 17th NFL season

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach. The team announced the move Saturday. Muhlbach is entering his 17th NFL season. He is second on Detroit’s career list with 244 games played. By playing in 16 games each season from 2010-19, Muhlbach became the ...

Detroit Lions release offensive tackle Rick Wagner

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released tackle Rick Wagner. The Lions announced the move Friday. Wagner played the past three seasons with the Lions, starting 40 games. Wagner played 12 games last season. He missed time late in the season with knee problems. The 30-year-old ...

Detroit Tigers lose game on final day of spring training

By The Associated Press Even before the first pitch, St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter could detect an odd vibe at Roger Dean Stadium. “It felt like the most meaningless baseball game in the history of the sport,” he said. Shortly before the Cardinals finished off the Miami ...

U of M official alleges school doc molested him

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Michigan’s governing board who is also one of the school’s largest donors said he was molested by a campus doctor when he was a college wrestler in the 1960s. Ron Weiser said he is speaking out about the matter because he wants ...

University of Michigan official alleges school doctor also molested him

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Michigan’s governing board who is also one of the school’s largest donors said he was molested by a campus doctor when he was a college wrestler in the 1960s. Ron Weiser said he is speaking out about the matter because he wants ...