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  • Plumlee, Nets hold off Pistons, 110-105
    22 December
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Joe Johnson added 16 points, including four free throws in…
  • Stafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14
    22 December
    CHICAGO (AP) - Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a sweet run in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks and the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday. Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards…
  • Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout
    22 December
    DETROIT (AP) - Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Iginla got a wrist shot past Petr Mrazek, who had turned away six straight Avalanche shooters. Nathan…
  • Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith
    22 December
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract. The Pistons are 5-23 and coach and team president Stan Van Gundy says the club wants to develop younger players. He says…
  • 49ers' Harbaugh mum on reported offer
    19 December
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on the $25 million, five-year contract he…
  • Lions preparing for the cold
    19 December
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions like to call themselves an indoor team with an outdoor mentality. Now it's time to put that mantra to the test. Needing one win to clinch a playoff spot, the Lions will play at Chicago on Sunday…
  • Michigan State's Dawson has fractured wrist
    19 December
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State forward Branden Dawson has a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist and will miss the team's next two games. The school released details on Dawson's injury Thursday, one day after he was hurt in No. 25 Michigan State's…
  • Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500
    19 December
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Daytona International Speedway said Friday he will play several hits as well as new single "First Kiss." Kid Rock's appearance coincides with the launch of his album…
  • Steady, division-leading Lions look toward Chicago
    18 December
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions players are not ready to talk about a possible playoff berth, though they can clinch a spot this weekend with a win in Chicago. Linebacker Tahir Whitehead says the Lions are simply trying to take care of business…
  • Marketing chief for Michigan athletics resigns
    18 December
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Hunter Lochmann has resigned his position as chief marketing officer of the Michigan athletic department. A Michigan spokesman says Lochmann resigned Tuesday to pursue other opportunities. According to Sports Business Journal, Lochmann was recently asked during a panel discussion how…
  • No. 25 Michigan State beats Eastern Michigan 66-46
    18 December
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Bryn Forbes scored 14 points and Travis Trice added 13, and No. 25 Michigan State dispatched Eastern Michigan 66-46 on Wednesday night, denying the Eagles their second straight upset win over an in-state foe. Eastern Michigan beat Michigan in Ann…
  • Parsons scores 32, Mavs beat Pistons 117-106
    18 December
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points and Monta Ellis added 25 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 117-106 Wednesday night. Parsons fell two points short of a career high as he helped the Mavericks win a second…
  • Bills deliver Lions pizza, wings for hospitality
    17 December
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills certainly delivered for the Detroit Lions this week. First, Buffalo beat Green Bay on Sunday, which allowed the Lions (10-4) to pull even with the Packers atop the NFC North. On Tuesday, the Bills sent a truckload…
  • Cook says he has more to accomplish at Michigan State
    17 December
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook says he has "unfinished business" that he would like to take care of and indicated he plans to be back with the Spartans as a senior. Cook has thrown for 2900 yards this season with…
  • Michigan freshman Ferns receives transfer release
    17 December
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan linebacker Michael Ferns has asked for and received his release to transfer. A Michigan spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Ferns can now transfer elsewhere. Ferns did not play this year as a freshman. A 6-foot-3, 239-pounder from Saint Clairsville, Ohio,…
  • Jenner, Johansen lift Columbus over Detroit in SO
    17 December
    DETROIT (AP) - Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots through overtime and two more in a shootout as the Columbus Blue Jackets outlasted the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win. Boone Jenner and Ryan Johansen both scored in the tiebreaker…
  • Griffin, Jordan lead Clippers over Pistons 113-91
    16 December
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers breezed to a 113-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. Chris Paul had 11 points and eight assists. He committed one…
  • Officials to consider plans for Tiger Stadium site
    16 December
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Economic Development Corp. is expected to consider redevelopment plans for the old Tiger Stadium site. A meeting is scheduled Tuesday morning. The Economic Development Corp. says no announcements would be made before the meeting. It was not clear Monday night…
  • Valentine scores 19, Michigan State crushes Oakland, 87-61
    15 December
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Denzel Valentine scored 19 points with 5-for-6 3-point shooting and Michigan State beat Oakland 87-61 on Sunday night. Branden Dawson had 15 points, Bryn Forbes and Marvin Clark Jr. 12 each and Matt Costello 11 for the balanced the Spartans…
  • Lions sweat out 16-14 win over Vikings
    15 December
    DETROIT (AP) - Matt Prater's 33-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining lifted Detroit to a 16-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, pulling the Lions into a tie for first place in the NFC North. The Lions (10-4) are now even atop the division…
  • H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL DEC. 15-30
    15 December
    Monday, Dec. 15Peck 52, Caseville 24Kinde-North Huron 59, Owendale-Gagetown 53Kingston 56, Deckerville 36Macomb Lutheran North 63, Capac 55Peck 52, Caseville 24Sterling Heights 46, Algonac 37 Tuesday, Dec. 16Akron-Fairgrove 46, Burton Faith 16Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker 37, Kinde-North Huron 35Port Huron 41, Marysville 35Yale 56, St.…
  • H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL DEC 15-30
    15 December
    Monday, Dec. 15Caro 55, Millington 45Pinconning 66, Akron-Fairgrove 46 Tuesday, Dec. 16Armada 44, Almont 32Brown City 48, Peck 15Capac 38, Algonac 22Deckerville 61, Carsonville-Port Sanilac 19Frankenmuth 57, North Branch 26Harbor Beach 42, Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker 29Kinde-North Huron 38, Caseville 8Kingston 66, Mayville 13Marlette 49,…
  • Red Wings put Abdelkader on IR, call up Ouellet
    12 December
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and put forward Justin Abdelkader on the injured list. Abdelkader's move on Thursday is retroactive to Nov. 30, when he left a game against Vancouver…
  • Tigers obtain RHP Alfredo Simon from Reds
    12 December
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have obtained pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of young players. Cincinnati got right-hander Jonathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez as part of the deal, announced Thursday on the last day of baseball's winter…
  • Recruiting firm screening Michigan coach applicants
    12 December
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan says a recruiting firm is screening applicants for the Wolverines' football coaching vacancy. Associate athletic director Dave Ablauf says Friday that Korn Ferry will be paid at least $80,000 for its work and possibly up to $250,000. Ablauf says…