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Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons take advantage of shorthanded Miami Heat on Saturday, 120-100

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — The Detroit Pistons had their most dominant quarter in nearly two years. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. Jerami Grant scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 23 off the bench and the Pistons — the ...

Columbus Blue Jackets hold on to tag Detroit Red Wings with another loss, 3-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — Alexandre Texier and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 1:16 apart early in the third period to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a two-goal lead and they held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Monday. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored late in the second period ...

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team calls off 3rd straight game

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State is postponing its game this weekend against No. 22 Illinois, moving a third straight basketball game due to a COVID-19 outbreak within coach Tom Izzo’s program. Izzo made the announcement Monday, a day after one additional player and two non-coaching ...

First-game of season, tournament dates set for high school winter sports

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — The MHSAA Representative Council set dates Thursday for the various key events in five winter sports considered indoor “contact” sports. Those sports are boys and girls basketball, hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer. This Saturday was ...

Tonight’s Michigan State men’s basketball game called off at Iowa

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State’s basketball game at No. 5 Iowa tonight has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues with the Spartans. Michigan State center Mady Sissoko and guard Steven Izzo have tested positive, and the school said there was an additional positive test Wednesday ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team routs Wisconsin Badgers, 77-54

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Mike Smith had 16 points and six assists as No. 7 Michigan remained unbeaten with another dominant performance, routing No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54 on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (11-0, 6-0) turned this Big Ten showdown into a blowout with a 43-6 ...

10-month wait almost over for NHL nonplayoff teams like Detroit Red Wings

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. — Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils hadn’t had a layoff like this since ... ever? More than 100 NHL players from Detroit, New Jersey, Buffalo, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose and Ottawa have not played a meaningful hockey game since the ...

Taxi squads can help NHL teams

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer The NHL is bracing for bumps as it aims to pull off a season during the pandemic and the hope is that taxi squads will help teams stay on the ice. The defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars have already had to postpone their season-opener this week ...

Detroit Pistons can’t pull off comeback, fall to Utah 96-86

DETROIT (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in a decisive first quarter, and the Utah Jazz held on for a 96-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. The Pistons were coming off an overtime win over Phoenix on Friday night in which they rallied from a 23-point deficit, ...

Michigan Wolverines signs 5-year deal with head football coach Jim Harbaugh

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal that cuts his guaranteed compensation but gives him an opportunity to make up for the financial loss if he can start winning championships. The school will pay ...