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Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo ...

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for ’93 title

By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Same building. Same result. Different blunder. Dean Smith won his second national championship Monday night when North Carolina beat Michigan 77-71. And like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn't sealed until ...

Grant scores career-best 29, Nuggets beat Pistons 115-98

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant scored a career-high 29 points and Nikola Jokic had a season-best four steals to help the healthy Denver Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons 115-98 on Tuesday night. At 40-18, the Nuggets are tied for their best start through 58 games ...

Schneider earns first win of season, Devils beat Detroit 4-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Cory Schneider made 27 saves for his first victory of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils past the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Joey Anderson, Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri and Nikita Gusev scored for the Devils, who won for ...

Winston-led, No. 24 Michigan State beats No. 18 Iowa 78-70

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 19 of his 20 points in the second half and Rocket Watts matched a career high with 21 points, helping No. 24 Michigan State rally to beat No. 18 Iowa 78-70 Tuesday night. The Spartan (19, 9, 11-6 Big Ten) ...

NHL-worst Red Wings beat Canadeins 4-3, sweep season series

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou scored his second goal with 5:15 remaining in regulation to cap Detroit's three-goal third period and the Red Wings rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Tuesday night. Detroit swept the season series against the ...

Reinhart scores go-ahead goal in Sabres 3-2 win over Detroit

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart jammed in a loose puck for the go-ahead goal 57 seconds into the third period in the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Marcus Johansson had a goal and assist and Conor Sheary also scored in ...

Dosunmu injured on Spartans’ buzzer dunk; No. 22 Illini fall

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Star guard Ayo Dosunmu crumbled to the floor clutching his left knee as Michigan State's Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk at the buzzer that lifted the Spartans over No. 22 Illinois 70-69 Tuesday night. The severity of Dosunmu's injury wasn't immediately made ...

Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander lead Thunder past Pistons 108-101

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul scored 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 on Friday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder 18 and Steven Adams 16 for the ...

Merzlikins gets fifth shutout, Blue Jackets beat Red Wings

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins got a fifth shutout in his last eight starts and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their points streak to 10 games with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Zach Werenski's second-period goal, his 17th ...

Michigan ends losing streak with 79-68 win over Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Eli Brooks scored 20 points, Franz Wagner added 18 and and short-handed Michigan pulled away in the middle of the second half for a 79-68 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (12-8, 3-6 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing ...

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. "Everyone admired Jay's faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer," the team said in a statement Friday. "His vocal passion for the Tigers and sports across the state ...

Jackson, Morant lift Grizzlies past Pistons 125-112

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s big first half helped the Memphis Grizzlies return to their high-scoring ways. Jackson scored 24 of his 29 points in the first two quarters, and he sank a big 3-pointer in the fourth to lift the Grizzlies to a 125-112 win ...

Man loses ‘bright lights’ appeal

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Bright lights — long prison stay. Police had probable cause to pull over a man who was driving in Ypsilanti with his high beams on, a stop that led to the discovery of cocaine, an outstanding arrest warrant — and ultimately a 10-year prison sentence, an appeals ...

Veteran accuses bank of discrimination for not taking checks for deposit

LIVONIA (AP) — A Detroit-area bank that suspected fraud and refused to cash $99,000 in checks from a black Air Force veteran said Thursday that it mishandled the incident and should not have called police. Sauntore Thomas attempted to deposit checks from the settlement of a discrimination ...

Group launches Michigan ballot drive to rein in lobbying

LANSING (AP) — A group launched a ballot drive Thursday to target lobbying in Michigan’s Capitol by banning free food and drink for state elected officials, requiring former lawmakers to wait two years to become lobbyists and overhauling a system that tracks lobbying. The Coalition to ...

Some lawmakers favor moose hunt

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. MLive.com reports that the House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior ...

Men found shot to death in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city’s east ...

Michigan spends $4.6 million to swap parolee ankle bracelets

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A technology change is forcing Michigan's corrections department to spend about $4.6 million to more than 4,000 parolees and others under state supervision with new ankle monitors. According to Mlive, Michigan Department of Corrections Public Information Officer Chris ...

Red Sox send LHP Hall to Tigers for minor league C Nunez

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Matt Hall from Detroit for minor league catcher Jhon Nunez. The 26-year-old Hall made 16 relief appearances for the Tigers last season and five the year before, posting an 0-1 record with a 9.48 ERA in all. A sixth-round draft pick ...