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  • Michigan and IMG get Dan Dierdorf back in booth
    18 April
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Dan Dierdorf is ending his brief retirement as a broadcaster to be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall. The school and IMG College announced Thursday that the Pro Football hall of famer will work with…
  • Pistons face another uncertain offseason
    18 April
    DETROIT (AP) - There will be more changes for the Detroit Pistons this offseason. The Pistons went 29-53 and missed the playoffs for a fifth straight year. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February, and team president Joe Dumars stepped down this week. That leaves…
  • Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians
    18 April
    DETROIT (AP) - Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler's three-run homer…
  • Bruins and Red Wings open post season play
    18 April
    UNDATED (AP) - Three more Stanley Cup playoff games are being played this evening and in Boston the Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, start play with a game against Detroit. The Red Wings finished the regular season as the eighth seed in…
  • Pistons using search firm to help find new GM
    18 April
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons will use the executive search firm Korn Ferry to help with their pursuit of a new general manager. Joe Dumars stepped down as team president earlier this week, leaving Detroit looking for a general manager and coach…
  • Lapeer County mud run adds twist with cross carry
    18 April
    (LAPEER) -- A Christian-themed mud run offers the chance for competitors to carry an 8-foot-tall cross up a hill. The 5K Cross Course run will be held on June 14 at the Michigan Christian Youth Camp. The event will raise money for Little Dresses for…
  • Michigan State signs 6-7 forward Marvin Clark
    17 April
    UNDATED (AP) - Michigan State has signed Marvin Clark Jr. to a letter of intent. The Spartans added the forward on Wednesday to a recruiting class that also includes one of his teammates, Lourawls Nairn, and Javon Bess. Clark and Narin attend Sunrise Christian Academy…
  • Gomes, McAllister lead Indians past Tigers 3-2
    17 April
    DETROIT (AP) - Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. McAllister walked two and struck out four and…
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
    17 April
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night. Oklahoma City…
  • Michigan State to host night game vs. Nebraska
    16 April
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State is expected to play a night game at Spartan Stadium in October against Nebraska. ESPN announced Tuesday that it has selected six Big Ten football games for Saturday prime-time telecasts on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 for next season.…
  • Michigan State's Dawson decides to stay in school
    16 April
    UNDATED (AP) - Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season. The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday. He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a career-high 26 points in an NCAA tournament win over Harvard and had…
  • Indians vs. Tigers postponed by rain Tuesday
    16 April
    DETROIT (AP) - The game between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers has been postponed because of bad weather. The Tigers said the Central division rivals' first meeting of the season will be rescheduled - but not during this series. Snowfall from an overnight storm…
  • Bruins bring experience to NHL playoffs
    15 April
    BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins had the NHL's best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. Now they have four days to prepare for the first round of the playoffs against a team that went 3-1 against them this season.…
  • Michigan State's Gary Harris entering NBA draft
    15 April
    UNDATED (AP) - Michigan State shooting guard Gary Harris is entering the NBA draft as a sophomore. Harris averaged a team-high 16.7 points last season, helping his team win 29 games, including the Big Ten tournament championship. He shot 43 percent overall and made 81…
  • Lions having 'civil and productive' talks with Suh
    15 April
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Lions have been negotiating with Ndamukong Suh in the hopes of signing him to a long-year deal before he potentially becomes a free agent next year. Lions president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that talks were "civil…
  • Raptors blow lead but still beat Pistons 116-107
    14 April
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors tied a franchise record for victories with a 116-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. The Raptors had already clinched the Atlantic Division,…
  • Red Wings keep Blues down with 3-0 shutout
    14 April
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Backup goalie Petr Mrazek kept the injury-riddled St. Louis Blues down heading into the playoffs with his second career shutout in a 3-0 victory for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. The Blues had been in contention for the No. 1…
  • Ross outduels Scherzer to lift Padres over Tigers
    14 April
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tyson Ross outdueled AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, and Jedd Gyorko and Xavier Nady homered as the San Diego Padres beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday to take two of three. After two shaky opening starts, Ross struck…
  • Dumars officially stepping down as Pistons' GM
    14 April
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations. The team made the move official Monday, with owner Tom Gores saying the Pistons are "turning the page" and Dumars saying it's time for a new chapter.…
  • Lions claim DE Brown off waivers from Bills
    14 April
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have claimed defensive end Kourtnei Brown off waivers. The move was made Monday. Brown was released by the Buffalo Bills last week. The former Clemson player was not drafted in 2012 and was cut last year by…
  • Lions' Stafford on the spot after coaching change
    11 April
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Matthew Stafford will be on the spot this year for the Detroit Lions, and the 26-year-old quarterback understands that. Stafford has put up some big numbers in his five seasons with the Lions, but he's taken them to the playoffs…
  • Michigan's Horford to transfer
    11 April
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's Jon Horford is planning to transfer for his final season of basketball eligibility. The school announced Horford's decision Thursday. The 6-foot-10 Horford averaged 3.8 points per game this season, helping the Wolverines win the Big Ten despite losing big…
  • Red Wings recall Coreau from ECHL
    11 April
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled goalie Jared Coreau from Toledo of the ECHL. The 22-year-old Coreau signed with the Red Wings last summer after a three-year career at Northern Michigan. In 76 games with the Wildcats from 2010-13, he went 32-31-8…
  • Shanahan leaves NHL offices for Maple Leafs gig
    11 April
    TORONTO (AP) - Brendan Shanahan has been hired as the Toronto Maple Leafs' president, leaving his role as the NHL director of players safety to join one of the league's original six franchises. The team says the Toronto native and Hockey Hall of Famer will…
  • Sprint Cup qualifying is set
    11 April
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The Sprint Cup drivers are set for qualifying at Darlington tonight in preparation for tomorrow's NASCAR race. Seven races into the season there have been seven different winners, including Joey Logano, who won the rain-delayed race at Texas Monday. The 2000…