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Panel: Athletes free to speak, but must act also

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WMU, MSU, UM men’s soccer make NCAA field

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Farmington Hills’ Keller mining for Olympic gold

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MSU signs all 5 basketball commits for 2018

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Maryland field hockey in ‘survive and advance’ mode as Big Ten tournament continues

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Maryland men’s soccer falls to Michigan, 2-1, to end regular season

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Soccer star Jones feels right at home at MSU
Prime-time college soccer programs don’t typically feature rosters loaded up with local talent. And they almost certainly never have talent THIS local. Meet DeJuan Jones, who played his prep games at East Lansing High School, and now plays his college games 1.2 miles away — a quick trip down Burcham, over to Abbot, across Grand River and onto campus, where at 6 Saturday night, the stands at DeMartin Soccer Complex are going to be filled with a whole lot of familiar faces as Michigan State hosts Western Michigan in the NCAA Tournament   Read More ...
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Tuesday’s college basketball: Minnesota rolls
Minneapolis – With a post-Thanksgiving tournament looming, all the Minnesota Golden Gophers had to do was avoid a letdown against an unfamiliar opponent. Jordan Murphy made sure that didn’t happen. Murphy had his fifth straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds as No. 14 Minnesota defeated Alabama A&M 100-57 on Tuesday night. “Just watching college basketball, we’ve seen a lot of upsets,” said Murphy, a junior forward and co-captain   Read More ...
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Michigan basketball disposes Chaminade, 102-64, in Maui Invitational
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Charles Matthews had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 17 points and Michigan cruised to a 102-64 victory over Chaminade in the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. Michigan (4-1) suffered a tough-to-take loss after playing LSU close in its opener. The Wolverines didn’t have to worry about closing the deal against the Division II Silverswords (2-2), dominating at both ends from the start   Read More ...
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Lions still looking to get running game going
It has been nearly four full seasons since Reggie Bush rushed for 117 yards against the Packers on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. That was the last time the Lions had a running back go for 100 yards or more on the ground. Matthew Stafford continues to carry the burden of the Lions offense squarely on his shoulders, and it doesn’t appear that’s going to be a trend that ends anytime soon   Read More ...
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Lions’ Quin: LeBron James ‘could probably play’ in NFL
Allen Park — It’s an argument as old as time. Well, it’s at least an argument as old as Lebron James’ basketball career. It goes like this: James in the best basketball player in the world, but he also was a star football player in high school. Standing at 6-foot-8, 250 pounds and just being an all-around freak of an athlete, the thought is James could have been a good, if not great, NFL wide receiver or tight end   Read More ...
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Michigan State basketball may need more from Joshua Langford
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says he won't know star Miles Bridges' status for another day or two before the PK80 tournament. Video by Chris Solari/DFP EAST LANSING — Joshua Langford, after rewatching his game against Duke, made a determined decision to improve on his performance. Michigan State may need him to do even more in the foreseeable future. Miles Bridges’ foot injury in the fifth-ranked Spartans’ win Sunday over Stony Brook, overshadowed an energized effort by fellow sophomore Langford   Read More ...
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Red Wings don't want to be left behind, stress relentless hockey
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Red Wings don't want to be left behind, stress relentless hockey The Red Wings saw a good stretch of hockey degenerate into an OT loss, and their coach is on them to get right back up to speed. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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NHL at quarter pole: Lightning bringing the thunder
Through the first quarter of the NHL season, it’s a question that could pop up the remainder of the schedule given how dominant the Lightning have looked through 20 games. The Lightning have the league’s best record 15-3-2 (32 points; St. Louis is next with 31), and have a dominant plus-28 goal-differential, showing they’ve been soundly defeating teams every night. There have been several keys to the Lightning success   Read More ...
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NBA power rankings: How far do Detroit Pistons fall after 1-3 slide?
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy takes questions from the media after the 116-88 loss to the Cavaliers on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena. Video by Vince Ellis/DFP Free Press sports writer Vince Ellis is a member of the USA TODAY Network’s weekly NBA rankings panel. After a 1-3 skid, the Detroit Pistons fall. And once again, we have a new No   Read More ...
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Michigan basketball stumbles late in Maui, loses to LSU, 77-75
Matthews (28 points) misses first of one-and-one free throws, Wagner scores 24; Chaminade next, 8 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN2). LAHAINA, Hawaii – Tremont Waters scored 21 points and set up the go-ahead basket with a spectacular no-look assist, helping LSU rally for a 77-75 victory in the Maui Invitational on Monday night. LSU (3-0) trailed by nine with about 5 minutes left, but chipped away at the lead to get within reach   Read More ...
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The Majestic at Lake Walden named 2017 Michigan golf course of year
Chris Compton, of Holy, and founder of Goose Busters, works with his 3-year-old border collie Ellee to chase geese from businesses that include golf courses. Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press. The Majestic at Lake Walden in Hartland was recently named the 2017 Michigan golf course of the year by the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association and is now eligible for the national golf course of the year award   Read More ...
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Monday’s basketball: Syracuse routs undersized Oakland
Paschal Chukwu, the Orange’s 7-foot-2 junior center, had the best game of his career with 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots to lead Syracuse to a 74-50 win over a hobbling Oakland team. “Because his defense was so good inside, he (Chukwu) just changed the whole game,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “He got some offensive things tonight and we looked for him a little better   Read More ...
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Watch: LaVar Ball snaps back at President Trump
Washington — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Trump’s involvement in securing his son’s release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. he president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and “very ungrateful!” LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump   Read More ...
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Detroit Lions won't fix run game until they get rid of Ameer Abdullah
It’s time to admit an inconvenient truth: The Detroit Lions need to move on from running back Ameer Abdullah next season and make an upgrade at the position their top priority. This season, it’s too late. The Lions are stuck with Abdullah, who is the starting running back on an atrocious rushing attack that ranks fifth-worst in the NFL with an average of 80   Read More ...
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FBI claims Michigan man is at center of massive college basketball corruption scandal
SAGINAW, Mich. - The FBI is taking on college basketball as an investigation continues into allegations of kickbacks and bribes to push young athletes toward certain schools. Federal officials said a young man from Michigan, named Christian Dawkins, is at the center of the scandal. Dawkins had a dream of becoming a big-time sports agent, but the FBI said he took shortcuts that have led to one of the biggest investigations into corruption in college sports   Read More ...
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How will Michigan State basketball look if Miles Bridges misses time with ankle injury?
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo answers questions after the 93-71 win over Stony Brook on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Breslin Center. Video by Chris Solari/DFP EAST LANSING Michigan State spent seven games without Miles Bridges last season. The fifth-ranked Spartans might be looking at another spell without their superstar after Bridges hurt his left ankle during Sunday’s 93-71 win over Stony Brook   Read More ...
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Michigan State falls, Kansas rises in AP men's basketball poll
The Champions Classic caused some top 25 commotion. Michigan State’s loss to Duke in the annual event cost the Spartans two spots in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll. The Spartans fell from No. 2 to No. 4 after the defeat at the United Center. Kansas moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 after beating Kentucky, while the Wildcats dropped one spot to No   Read More ...
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Michigan State basketball drops, stays in top 5 of both college hoops polls
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo answers questions after the 93-71 win over Stony Brook on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Breslin Center. Video by Chris Solari/DFP Michigan State dropped in both college basketball polls this week. The Spartans fell three spots to No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll and are No. 4 in the new Associated Press Top 25 after an 88-81 loss to No   Read More ...
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Sunday's college basketball: Corey Allen, Detroit prevail in OT
Nashville, Tenn. — Corey Allen made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 39 points, Jermaine Jackson Jr. made two 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds of regulation, and Detroit Mercy beat Houston Baptist, 116-109, in overtime on Sunday. Detroit Mercy took an 89-87 lead with 2:31 left in regulation but didn’t score again until Jackson’s 3-pointer to get within 94-92. After Oliver Lynch-Daniels made 1 of 2 free throws with 7   Read More ...
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Pistons 100 Timberwolves 97
Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) passes the ball over Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng (5) and guard Tyus Jones (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. Detroit won 100-97. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)   Read More ...
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Avalanche 4 Red Wings 3 (OT)
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Avalanche 4 Red Wings 3 (OT) Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) sprays Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) with ice while having his shot blocked in the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Detroit. Detroit lost to Colorado 4-3 in overtime   Read More ...
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WMU, MSU to meet after winning NCAA soccer openers
Kalamazoo — Juniors Ben Thornton and Kosti Moni scored as Western Michigan beat Albany, 2-0, for the first NCAA Tournament victory in program history Sunday afternoon. Western Michigan (17-3-1), which received a first-round bye, advances to a third-round showdown against Michigan State (12-3-3), which had a 3-0 victory over Virginia Tech in East Lansing on Sunday. "Word's can't describe this," Western Michigan redshirt senior goalie Drew Shepard told WMUBroncos   Read More ...
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Michigan State basketball sophomores dazzle but Miles Bridges injured
Cynthia Bridges, mother of Michigan State University basketball star Miles Bridges, talks about her son getting into basketball. Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press. EAST LANSING — For the second time this season, Michigan State watched Miles Bridges crumble in a heap in front of its bench. The sophomore star appeared to twist his left ankle while driving to the basket as the second-ranked Spartans overcame early struggles to pull away from pesky Stony Brook, 93-71 on Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center   Read More ...
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NCAA soccer tournament 2017: Meet Michigan State, WMU, Michigan
This season has been a memorable one for the state's Division 1 men's soccer powers. Michigan and Western Michigan captured their first outright, regular-season conference titles, and Michigan State posted a 5-1-2 record against ranked opponents. The teams combined for a 39-11-6 record and nine first-team all-conference players. All three programs have made the 48-team NCAA tournament, which begins Sunday, and earned first-round byes by being among the 16 seeded teams   Read More ...
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College basketball roundup: Michigan MAC teams win, Horizon teams fall
Buy Photo. Eastern Michigan 76, Howard 66. Elijah Minnie and James Thompson IV combined to score 39 points and Eastern Michigan completed a sweep of its four-game home stand to start the season, turning away winless Howard, 76-66, on Saturday in Ypsilanti. Minnie hit 5 of 11 from the field and 9 of 10 from the free throw line to put up 21 points   Read More ...
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Badgers men's hockey gameday: Wisconsin 4, Michigan 4
The ninth-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team lost a third-period lead to No. 17 Michigan on Saturday, but Cameron Hughes' extra-attacker goal with 70 seconds remaining forged a 4-4 tie at the Kohl Center. Three stars No. 3: Wyatt Kalynuk had three assists for the Badgers, but ended up only even in plus-minus. Wolverines defenseman Luke Martin was plus-4 and had two assists   Read More ...
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Running game comes together when Spartans need it
East Lansing — Michigan State knew things were gonna be messy on Saturday, it was something the Spartans contemplated all week as they prepared to host Maryland in the final home game of the season. But bad weather or not, there was a clear offensive game plan for No. 22 Michigan State — run the ball. It’s something coach Mark Dantonio has hung his hat on since taking over in 2007 and while the Spartans have had their share of high-powered offenses in that time, they’ve never ventured far from their identity as a team that wants nothing more than to run the ball down its opponents’ throat   Read More ...
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Saturday’s golf roundup: Rookie leads by 3 in RSM
St. Simons Island, Ga. — PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes in the RSM Classic. Cook, a shot ahead after a second-round 62, had five birdies and a bogey — his first of the week — to reach 18-under 194 with a round left at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course   Read More ...
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Badgers men's hockey gameday: Follow Game 15 vs. Michigan
The last time the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team won four straight games against Michigan, some of those contests came while both teams were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The ninth-ranked Badgers can match that streak with a victory Saturday over the 17th-ranked Wolverines at the Kohl Center (7 p.m., FSW+, 1310 AM). Including Friday's 7-3 victory, UW has won three in a row against Michigan   Read More ...
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Friday’s college basketball: WMU tops Appalachian State
Conway, S.C. — Thomas Wilder scored 31 points, 24 in the second half when Western Michigan took control to defeat Appalachian State 86-67 on Friday night in the consolation bracket of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The tournament was relocated due to the effects of hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. Bryce Moore broke the 40-all halftime tie with a 3-pointer to start a 15-0 run   Read More ...
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Friday’s golf: Cook shoots 62, takes lead at Sea Island
St. Simons Island, Ga. — PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook made a 6-foot birdie putt on his final hole for an 8-under 62 and a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the RSM Classic. Cook has gone 36 holes without a bogey on the Plantation and Seaside courses at Sea Island Golf Club. He played Seaside — the site of the final two rounds in the last PGA Tour event of the calendar year — on Friday and ran off four straight birdies on his opening nine holes   Read More ...
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Repeatable, patient hockey paying off as Red Wings bank more points
Red Wings players Henrik Zetterberg, Luke Glendening, Tomas Tatar and Dylan Larkin and coach Jeff Blashill answer questions after the 3-1 win over the Sabres on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena. Video by Helene St. James/DFP Dylan Larkin described the game as “a lot of nothing,” but it led to another bankable performance by the Detroit Red Wings   Read More ...
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Badgers men's hockey gameday: Wisconsin 7, Michigan 3
Seven players scored, and Kyle Hayton. made 34 saves as the ninth-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team took advantage of No. 17 Michigan's defensive shortcomings in a 7-3 victory on Friday at the Kohl Center. Three stars : Tony Calderone scored twice, giving the Michigan captain five goals in his last three games. With five blocked shots, Jason Dhooghe helped set the tone for the Badgers   Read More ...
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Pacers 107, Pistons 100
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Pacers 107, Pistons 100 Detroit Pistons' Tobias Harris is defended by Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 107-100. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Maryland eliminates Michigan in field hockey
Michigan was eliminated 5-1 by Maryland in a NCAA field hockey semifinal at Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday. Carly Bennett scored the only goal for the Wolverines at 47 minutes, but Maryland (16-6) had taken a 2-0 halftime lead. Michigan finishes its season 21-3.   Read More ...
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Badgers men's hockey gameday: Follow Game 14 vs. Michigan
The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team looks to avoid a recent phenomenon from happening again Friday when it plays No. 17 Michigan at the Kohl Center (7 p.m., no TV, BTN Plus pay stream, 1310 AM). The ninth-ranked Badgers were shut out last Saturday at Michigan State. In their last 10 games following a shutout loss, they're 1-7-2, although many of those took place in the disastrous 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons   Read More ...
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OU roster bruised heading into meat of schedule
Oakland men's basketball has a daunting schedule coming up, and now faces the prospect of being severely short-handed. The team's best offensive player, redshirt senior guard Kendrick Nunn, left Monday's game with a rolled ankle, and the team's best defensive player, sophomore center Isaiah Brock, is nursing a knee injury. Both have been limited in practice and appear unlikely to play in Saturday's game at Toledo   Read More ...
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Luke Witkowski on NHL rule leading to suspension
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Luke Witkowski on NHL rule leading to suspension Red Wings player says he wasn't aware of mandatory suspension for jumping over the boards to take part in a fight. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Michigan State basketball turns focus to correcting costly mistakes after Duke loss
No. 2 Michigan State missed its opportunity against No. 1 Duke in the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Chicago. Video by Chris Solari/DFP EAST LANSING — A little less than 48 hours after another loss to No. 1 Duke, Tom Izzo managed to find some positives in Michigan State’s performance. “I positively felt like we gave way too many turnovers up,” he said after practice Thursday, “and I positively felt like we didn’t go to the boards at all   Read More ...
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UM mailbag: Running on Badgers; UM’s year in 2018
Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo talk to CMU and former UM quarterback Shane Morris, former Spartan Nick Hill, and former Wolverine Chris Howard about this weekend's key games. Also: Matt Charboneau on his Top 25. The Detroit News. Michigan is making final preparations for its final road game of the season at No. 5 Wisconsin, unbeaten and potentially a playoff team   Read More ...
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