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  • Pro wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl
    30 January
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Professional wrestling star Mick Foley has been ejected from Philadelphia's Wing Bowl eating contest after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack in an attempt to increase his total. People following Friday's event on social media dubbed Foley's antics "inflate gate,"…
  • Dawson has 17 and 11, Michigan State beats Rutgers 71-51
    30 January
    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Brenden Dawson had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Michigan State used a 20-2 run to start the second half to roll over Rutgers 71-51 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed earlier in the week by the threat…
  • Paquette has 3 goals, Lightning beat Wings 5-1
    30 January
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Cedric Paquette had three goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night for their franchise-record ninth consecutive home win. Steven Stamkos and Mark Barberio also scored for the Lightning, who leapfrogged the Red Wings…
  • 76ers snap 6-game skid, beat Pistons 89-69
    29 January
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Robert Covington scored 19 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game losing streak with an 89-69 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. JaKarr Sampson had 13 points and Luc Mbah a…
  • Michigan State gets $3M to support men's basketball program
    29 January
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A fundraising campaign to help support Michigan State University has received a $3 million gift to boost the school's men's basketball program. The donation from Mark and Cindy Pentecost was announced Thursday by the East Lansing school. It's in support…
  • H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL Jan. 26-31
    28 January
    Monday, Jan. 26Bay City All Saints 71, Akron-Fairgrove 33Tuesday, Jan. 27Frankenmuth 56, Freeland 40Hemlock 76, Caro 69Marysville 51, Clawson 46, 3OTMayville 53, Memphis 44North Branch 54, Chesaning 47Richmond 60, Harper Woods 46Ubly 40, Deckerville 28Wednesday, Jan. 28Bad Axe 61, Brown City 53Capac 63, Elkton-Pigeon Bay…
  • H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL Jan. 26-31
    28 January
    Monday, Jan. 26Carsonville-Port Sanilac 45, Mayville 28Chesaning 42, North Branch 27Freeland 74, Caro 39Kingston 44, Deckerville 30Reese 63, Saginaw Valley Lutheran 33Hemlock 57, Millington 52Tuesday, Jan. 27Armada 52, Yale 33Bad Axe 33, Brown City 28Bay City All Saints 49, Akron-Fairgrove 44Croswell-Lexington 33, Capac 29, OTImlay…
  • Pistons' Brandon Jennings has successful Achilles surgery
    28 January
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons say guard Brandon Jennings has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season. The team said Tuesday it has "no timetable" for his return following the procedure at the…
  • Michigan beats Nebraska 58-44
    28 January
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday. The Wolverines (13-8, 6-3 Big Ten) led 23-18 at intermission and blew the game open after starting…
  • Red Wings beat Panthers 5-4 for 6th straight victory
    28 January
    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Luke Glendening scored twice and Stephen Weiss had a goal and two assists against his former team to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Henrik Zetterberg and Drew Miller…
  • Irving, James lead Cavs to 7th straight, 103-95 over Pistons
    28 January
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons. The Cavs avenged a 23-point home loss to Detroit…
  • PGA: Woods is ready to play
    28 January
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods is in Scottsdale, Arizona, for this weekend's Phoenix Open, his first event of the year. While meeting reporters he talked about how he lost a front tooth recently when in Italy to celebrate girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's breaking of a…
  • NASCAR: Stewart back with swagger
    28 January
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, Tony Stewart declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season. After a tumultuous two seasons that affected him both physically and mentally, the three-time NASCAR champion said…
  • Undermanned Wolverines facing uphill climb to make NCAA's
    27 January
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - When the clock expired at the end of Michigan's overtime loss to Wisconsin over the weekend, a significant portion of the crowd at Crisler Center began applauding. After everything the Wolverines have accomplished over the last couple seasons, moral victories…
  • Blizzard postpones Michigan State-Rutgers men's basketball
    27 January
    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - The Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Tuesday between Michigan State and Rutgers has been postponed by a blizzard that is threatening to bring 2 feet of snow to New Jersey. Rutgers officials on Monday did not know when the…
  • NASCAR: No change in 2015
    27 January
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France says is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans. The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. Kevin Harvick won the season…
  • Angry Kraft says Pats not guilty of under-inflating footballs
    27 January
    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has made an impassioned defense of his team's actions and integrity regarding the NFL's investigation into under-inflated footballs being used in the AFC championship game. He says the team did nothing in violation of NFL…
  • Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed
    26 January
    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in Ypsilanti Township. It says a vehicle driven…
  • Reliever Al Alburquerque, Tigers reach 1-year deal
    26 January
    DETROIT (AP) - Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Sunday. The right-hander was the last Tigers player left in salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in…
  • Pistons G Jennings to miss rest of season with injury
    26 January
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss the rest of the season after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon. Jennings was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night's 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. It's a huge blow for Detroit, which had…
  • DeRozan scores 25 to lead Raptors past Pistons 114-110
    26 January
    TORONTO (AP) - Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored 17, Greivis Vasquez had 13 and Lou…
  • All 3 NFL games in London next season to have early kickoffs
    23 January
    LONDON (AP) - All three NFL games in London next season will have early afternoon kickoffs in the U.K., meaning fans back in the U.S. will have to get up early to watch. The NFL announced Thursday that the Nov. 1 game between the Detroit…
  • Tigers say they weren't shocked by Scherzer's departure
    23 January
    DETROIT (AP) - Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Max Scherzer, one of the game's top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. Scherzer signed with the Washington Nationals this week after a five-year run in Detroit that included…
  • Jeff Gordon to downshift after 2015 season
    23 January
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season. Gordon did not call his decision a retirement, leaving open the option of competing in selected events. But it is clear that he is ready to step…
  • BYU, Michigan St announce football home-and-home series
    22 January
    PROVO, Utah (AP) - BYU and Michigan State announced plans Wednesday to meet on the football field for the first time in the schools' history. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the Cougars will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Oct. 8, 2016. The Cougars…