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  • Beilein says Michigan still has plenty of leaders
    31 October
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Now in his eighth season as Michigan's coach, John Beilein is becoming accustomed to early departures. This year, he'll have to replace Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, all of whom left Michigan for the NBA after their…
  • Red Wings recall Weiss from AHL
    31 October
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Stephen Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL. The 31-year-old Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 because of…
  • Michigan State not focused on polls
    31 October
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Mark Dantonio has never paid much attention to polls and the new college football playoff rankings are no different. The No. 8-ranked Spartans were also listed as the No. 8 team when the rankings were unveiled Tuesday. "I think it's…
  • Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91
    31 October
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio…
  • Howe's family says his condition is guarded
    30 October
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Gordie Howe's family says the hockey Hall of Famer's condition remains "guarded" but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday. The family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. The stroke occurred over the weekend at…
  • Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win
    30 October
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Abdelkader broke a 2-2 tie when he took a drop pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beat…
  • WORLD SERIES: Hail the Giants
    30 October
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Giants and their fans continue to celebrate last night's 3-2 win over the Royals in the seventh game of the World Series. The championship is San Francisco's third in five years after wins in 2010 and 2012. Baseball fans…
  • Michigan must overcome more NBA departures
    29 October
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - After winning the Big Ten and nearly reaching a second straight Final Four, John Beilein's Michigan team lost a few early entrants to the NBA draft. That's become common for the Wolverines, but the departures - Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson…
  • Spartans still a threat after losing Harris, Payne
    29 October
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season. "Not many times I felt like we had a chance to do something special - last year I did," the Michigan State coach said. "I really believed it…
  • Lions won't offer timetable on injured DT Fairley
    29 October
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell did not disclose a timetable for Nick Fairley's return after the defensive tackle injured his right knee in a win over Atlanta on Sunday. Caldwell says he's aware of a report that Fairley could miss…
  • Former Detroit pitcher Robinson dies at age 52
    28 October
    DETROIT (AP) - Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He was 52. Robinson's death was confirmed Monday by both the Tigers…
  • HIGH SCHOOL PRE-DISTRICT FOOTBALL PAIRINGS
    27 October
    Games will be played this Friday or Saturday8-MAN FOOTBALLBig Rapids Crossroads Academy(5-4) at Deckervillle (7-2)--1:30 p.m. pre-game Saturday on WMIC 660-AMKingston (6-3) at Owengage (8-1)--7 p.m. FridayWebberville(4-5) at Peck (9-0)--7 p.m. FridayDIVISION 8Sterling Heights Parkway Christian(6-3) at Harbor Beach (9-0)--7 p.m. FridayDIVISION 7Sandusky(6-3) at Elkton-Pigeon-Bay…
  • NASCAR-Qualifying: A 1-2 finish for Hendrick
    27 October
    RIDGEWAY, Va. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon capped an emotional week for Hendrick Motorsports by finishing 1-2 in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt claimed his fourth win of the Sprint Cup season, one week after he was…
  • Hoke apologizes for Michigan's pregame stake plant
    27 October
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan coach Brady Hoke has apologized to Michigan State for Wolverines players planting a tent stake in the field at Spartan Stadium before Saturday's game. No. 8 Michigan State beat Michigan 35-11, the Spartans sixth victory in the last seven…
  • Lions DT Nick Fairley out with knee injury
    27 October
    LONDON (AP) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley injured his right knee injury Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Fairley was injured as he hit Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a 3rd-down pass play that was incomplete. Lions teammate Ndamukong Suh, rushing Ryan from the…
  • Lions rally to beat Falcons 22-21 in London
    27 October
    LONDON (AP) - Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second second straight late winning drive…
  • Lions lineman kept playing despite concussion
    24 October
    BAGSHOT, England (AP) - Detroit Lions offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle kept playing after banging his head on the ground late in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, even though the team knew a concussion was possible. Waddle was knocked down while blocking during…
  • Michigan cuts student ticket prices for 2015
    24 October
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is reducing the price of student season tickets to football games by 37.5 percent next year. The athletic department announced Thursday that the seven-game home schedule will be priced at $175 for 2015, down from $280 this season. There…
  • Pistons beat 76ers behind 19 from Kyle Singler
    24 October
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Detroit was missing three rotation members - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Jennings…
  • Red Wings rally late to top Penguins 4-3 in OT
    24 October
    DETROIT (AP) - Justin Abdelkader's goal 4:16 into overtime capped a dramatic Detroit rally, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. The Red Wings scored twice with their goalie pulled in the final 2:39 of regulation, tying the…
  • DSBA 7th Annual BIG GAME Tablegate
    23 October
    (SOUTHFIELD) -- The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association hosted the 7th Annual BIG GAME Tablegate Media Luncheon on Wednesday, October 22 at the Skyline Club in Southfield. The event highlights two of the State Michigan's great academic and athletic institutions, leading into one of America's greatest…
  • Spartans soar amid Michigan's seasons-long slump
    23 October
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Brady Hoke's arrival at Michigan was supposed to signal a return to the program's roots: power football and physicality. In its fourth season under Hoke, Michigan has had a hard time recapturing that identity. Never was that more apparent than…
  • World Series: Royals square series
    23 October
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have evened the World Series at a game apiece, thanks to a huge sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants. The game was tied 2-2 until the Royals erupted for five runs in the sixth. Billy…
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London
    23 October
    BAGSHOT, England (AP) - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the…
  • Spartans downplay being heavy favorites in rivalry
    22 October
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - For years, the story rarely changed when Michigan State faced Michigan. The Wolverines would usually win and then move on to more important matters, such as the matchup with Ohio State. Motivation was seldom a problem for the Spartans back…