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  • Tigers claim RHP Zeid on waivers from Astros; designate Carrera for assignment
    21 November
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have claimed right-handed reliever Josh Zeid on waivers from the Houston Astros. The Tigers made the move Thursday. The 27-year-old Zeid was 0-0 with a 6.97 ERA in 23 games for the Astros. He went on the disabled list…
  • Tatar's 2 goals lift Red Wings to win over Jets
    21 November
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Tomas Tatar scored two goals and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night. Justin Abdelkader had the tying goal and an assist for the Red Wings, and Johan Franzen scored his sixth…
  • Bills-Jets to be played in Detroit...No MAC football, Sabres hockey in Buffalo on Friday
    21 November
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The NFL has decided to move the Bills' home game against the New York Jets to Monday night in Detroit after a severe winter storm pounded western New York. More than 5 feet of snow have fallen in the Buffalo area…
  • High School Volleyball Semifinal Scores and Class B Final Matchup
    21 November
    High School Volleyball Semifinals at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek Thursday, Nov. 20Class B North Branch 3, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 1Class CMonroe St. Mary Catholic 3, USA 0VOLLEYBALL FINALS-Saturday, Nov. 22Class BNorth Branch vs. Lake Odessa Lakewood at 4 p.m.
  • Red Wings recall Ouellet, put Smith in 7-day IR
    20 November
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL and put defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve. The team announced the moves Wednesday. Ouellet played four games with the Red Wings last season and appeared…
  • Bledsoe lifts Suns past Pistons, 88-86
    20 November
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Eric Bledsoe scored 18 points, including the winning basket with 28.7 seconds to play, to lift the Phoenix Suns past the Detroit Pistons 88-86 Wednesday night. P.J. Tucker added 16 points for the Suns, who have won four of their…
  • NFL urges OK of $1 billion concussion settlement
    20 November
    UNDATED (AP) - The NFL urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion claims despite objections raised by former players and relatives. The 65-year settlement fund would resolve thousands of lawsuits that accuse the NFL of hiding what it knew about…
  • Chad Curtis' lawyers must stay on case, says judge
    19 November
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A law firm seeking to drop Chad Curtis as a client must continue to represent the former Major League Baseball player in a lawsuit by girls who accuse him of sexual misconduct. Grand Rapids federal Magistrate Ellen Carmody says the…
  • Okafor leads No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Spartans 81-71
    19 November
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State…
  • Howard makes 28 saves, Red Wings beat Blue Jackets
    19 November
    COLUMBUS (AP) - Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had a goal and an assist to lift the Detroit Red Wings past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Tuesday night. Gustav Nyquist, Riley Sheahan…
  • High School Volleyball Quarterfinals Scores and Semifinals Matchups
    19 November
    Quarterfinals ResultsClass A at Midland Dow High SchoolNovi 3, Lapeer 0Class B at Pinconning High SchoolNorth Branch 3, Cadillac 0Class C at Bendle High School USA 3, Brown City 1 Semifinals at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek Thursday, Nov. 20Class B North Branch vs.…
  • Michigan dismisses DE Frank Clark after incident
    18 November
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Defensive end Frank Clark has been dismissed from the Michigan football team after being accused of domestic violence in Ohio over the weekend. Coach Brady Hoke says it was a "tragic situation" involving 6-foot-2, 270-pound senior. The 21-year-old Clark pleaded…
  • Lions among teams approached by federal agents
    18 November
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit coach Jim Caldwell says the Lions were one of the NFL teams questioned by federal drug enforcement agents as part of an investigation into potential violations regarding controlled substances. A spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration said Sunday that…
  • Tigers exercise Avila's $5.4 million option
    18 November
    DETROIT (AP) - Alex Avila's $5.4 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Detroit Tigers. Avila, who turns 28 in January, hit .218 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs last season, although concussion problems have become a concern over the last couple…
  • Vucevic, Harris lead Magic over Pistons 107-93
    18 November
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Tobias Harris scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic pulled away late to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-93 Monday night. Nikola Vucevic finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which had…
  • Tigers hoping familiar names can keep run going
    17 November
    DETROIT (AP) - It's not often a general manager has to defend bringing back the runner-up in the MVP race, but Detroit's Dave Dombrowski faced an obvious question after signing Victor Martinez to another four-year deal. Even though Martinez had perhaps his best season in…
  • Hockey great Gordie Howe in declining health
    17 November
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Gordie Howe's family says the hockey Hall of Famer "has taken a turn for the worse" after suffering another stroke recently. Mark Howe said Sunday his father's most recent stroke occurred about a week ago in Lubbock, where the 86-year-old former…
  • Michigan defender Frank Clark arrested in Ohio
    17 November
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan defensive end Frank Clark is in legal trouble again, locked in an Ohio jail on a domestic violence charge. Online records show the 21-year-old Ypsilanti-area resident was being held without bond Sunday in the Erie County jail in Sandusky,…
  • Gallagher leads Canadiens over Red Wings 4-1
    17 November
    DETROIT (AP) - Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist while Dustin Tokarski made 28 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Sunday night. Two nights after dominating the Blackhawks in a 4-1 win, the Red Wings took too long…
  • Stanton, defense lead Cardinals past Lions 14-6
    17 November
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Drew Stanton threw touchdown passes to Michael Floyd on Arizona's first two possessions and the Cardinals held Detroit without a touchdown, beating the Lions 14-6 on Sunday in a matchup of teams with two of the best records in the NFC.…
  • NASCAR: Season finale in Florida
    17 November
    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick is NASCAR's reigning champion. The new Sprint Cup format has given Harvick his long sought-after first title, capping a magical first season at Stewart-Haas Racing with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick had to win last week at Phoenix…
  • H.S. Football Playoffs Scores/Schedules
    17 November
    8-man Semifinals-Saturday, November 15Cedarville 36, Deckerville 20Lawrence 66, Peck 408-Man Championship Game Friday, Nov. 21 7 p.m.Cedarville vs. Lawrence at Greenville 11-Man Regional ScoresDivision 4 Lansing Sexton 35, Richmond 7Division 5Almont 35, River Rouge 12Semifinal-Almont vs. Lansing Catholic Saturday, Nov. 22 1 p.m. at Ortonville…
  • MSU signs 6-10 Muskegon hoops star Deyonta Davis
    14 November
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State has signed 6-foot-10 Muskegon High School basketball standout Deyonta Davis to a letter of intent. Davis averaged 15 points, 13.6 rebounds and 7.1 blocks a game as a junior, leading Muskegon to a state title. His 199 blocks…
  • High School Volleyball Regional Finals scores & Quarterfinal matchups
    14 November
    Class A at Mt. Pleasant High SchoolLapeer 3, Traverse City West 2Class B at MarysvillePontiac Notre Dame Prep 3, Marysville 0Class B at Birch RunNorth Branch 3, Saginaw Swan Valley 0Class C at ReeseUSA 3, Saginaw Valley Lutheran 2Class C at Burton BendleBrown City 3,…
  • Michigan State signs 2 men's basketball recruits
    13 November
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State has signed guards Kyle Ahrens and Matt McQuaid to letters of intent. Ahrens is from Versailles, Ohio, and went down with a season-ending leg injury in the sixth game of his junior year in high school. He helped…