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Michigan Sports

Detroit cop gets 18 years in prison

DETROIT (AP) — A former police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for assisting a drug organization while working at the Detroit department. Federal prosecutors said Chris Staton assisted dealers by running license plates, staging a traffic stop and providing other ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team rolls past Northwestern, 79-54

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. — Juwan Howard noticed the sea of maize and blue as he scanned the crowd during the national anthem. He had friends and relatives behind the bench, and former teammate Dikembe Mutombo was on hand, too. It was quite a night for Howard, ...

Reinhart scores go-ahead goal in Sabres 3-2 win over Detroit

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart jammed in a loose puck for the go-ahead goal 57 seconds into the third period in the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Marcus Johansson had a goal and assist and Conor Sheary also scored in ...

Dosunmu injured on Spartans’ buzzer dunk; No. 22 Illini fall

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Star guard Ayo Dosunmu crumbled to the floor clutching his left knee as Michigan State's Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk at the buzzer that lifted the Spartans over No. 22 Illinois 70-69 Tuesday night. The severity of Dosunmu's injury wasn't immediately made ...

Detroit Tigers to play exhibition game in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years, with the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers playing a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7. MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. ...

New York Knicks pull out 95-92 victory over Detroit Pistons in last minute

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Julius Randle and the New York Knicks took advantage of Andre Drummond’s absence. With the game on the line, Randle and Mitchell Robinson came up with crucial offensive rebounds, and Randle made a bank shot with 13.5 seconds left that helped New ...

Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander lead Thunder past Pistons 108-101

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul scored 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 on Friday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder 18 and Steven Adams 16 for the ...

Merzlikins gets fifth shutout, Blue Jackets beat Red Wings

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins got a fifth shutout in his last eight starts and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their points streak to 10 games with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Zach Werenski's second-period goal, his 17th ...

Detroit Red Wings snap 9-game losing streak with 4-3 shootout win in Buffalo

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dylan Larkin scored twice and converted one of Detroit’s two shootout goals, and the Red Wings snapped a nine-game skid with a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Andreas Athanasiou sealed the victory by scoring on ...