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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer

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Michigan State mailbag: On Spartans' defense against Irish, hoops recruiting and helmets

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Michigan State mailbag: On Spartans' defense against Irish, hoops recruiting and helmets


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MSU's Mark Hollis upset Detroit hoops tourney conflicts with Lions-Bears

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MSU's Mark Hollis upset Detroit hoops tourney conflicts with Lions-Bears


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Michigan State lands 5th 2018 hoops recruit in Indiana wing Aaron Henry

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Michigan State lands 5th 2018 hoops recruit in Indiana wing Aaron Henry


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Tom Izzo's memoir of Coach Heathcote: 'Jud brought out the best in me'

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Tom Izzo's memoir of Coach Heathcote: 'Jud brought out the best in me'


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Jud Heathcote's charm made him great, but he was the 'mother' of coaches

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Jud Heathcote's charm made him great, but he was the 'mother' of coaches


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Jud Heathcote's mentoring, humor made him a pillar of MSU basketball

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Jud Heathcote's mentoring, humor made him a pillar of MSU basketball


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Quicken to PGA Tour: It's time to come to Detroit
The PGA Tour's Champions circuit is set to return to Michigan on a regular basis. Is the PGA Tour far behind? Maybe not. Detroit-based Quicken Loans this week has put the brakes on its sponsorship of the Tiger Woods-hosted tournament in Washington, D.C. after four years, but seems open to extending the relationship if the tournament relocates to Detroit or the Metro Detroit area   Read More ...
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Tuesday's prep roundup: Salem leave it level with Novi in boys soccer
Salem boys soccer was looking to start a fresh winning streak Tuesday night heading into this weekend’s games, but Novi’s Jason Mo found the back of the net off of a set piece in the match's final minutes, tying it 1-1 and salvaging a draw for the home team. The tying goal from Mo was the result of a seemingly endless offensive pursuit that managed to take Salem off its game, Salem coach Kyle Karns said   Read More ...
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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer
Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils’ team doctor said can largely be treated with medication. The 32-year-old forward was diagnosed with CML after bloodwork at the start of training camp showed irregularities from last season. Boyle said based on what team doctor Michael Farber and others have told him, he expects to live his life under normal conditions   Read More ...
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Left arm deficiency doesn't stop Detroit Mercy soccer's Megan Louwers
Megan Louwers sat on the bench, watching every detail of Detroit Mercy's home soccer game on Sunday with great attention. The freshman midfielder waited patiently for her chance. Louwers, 18, was born with a congenital limb deficiency and never developed a left forearm. With the Titans holding a 3-0 lead over Eastern Michigan in the second half, coach Mike Lupenec called Louwers' number   Read More ...
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Michigan hockey coach, players talk at media day
Coach Mel Pearson and three players selected as Big Ten players to watch -- freshmen Josh Norris and Quinn Hughes and sophomore Will Lockwood -- spoke to reporters at Michigan hockey media day on Tuesday. Video by George Sipple/DFP.   Read More ...
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5 things to know about the Michigan Wolverines hockey team
Coach Mel Pearson and three players selected as Big Ten players to watch -- freshmen Josh Norris and Quinn Hughes and sophomore Will Lockwood -- spoke to reporters at Michigan hockey media day on Tuesday. Video by George Sipple/DFP New coaches, new players and a new Big Ten conference foe were among the biggest topics at Michigan hockey media day at Yost Ice Arena this afternoon   Read More ...
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Monday's prep roundup: New Boston Huron mercies Monroe Jefferson in boys soccer
New Boston Huron scored nine first-half goals, and surrendered none, to defeat Monroe Jefferson, 9-0, in a boys soccer match that was ended at halftime due to mercy rule on Monday. Huron (7-1, 6-1) got off to a hot start by scoring twice in the first two minutes. Senior forward Drew Griffin received a ball 25 yards out with his back to the Jefferson goal and tapped a one-touch, no-look pass to Logan Russell cutting in from the left wing, who buried a one-timer for the first goal of a hat trick   Read More ...
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U-M picked 6th, MSU 7th in Big Ten preseason hockey poll
New Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson talks about returning to the Wolverines on Sept. 6, 2017, as they prepare for the 2017-18 season. By George Sipple, DFP. Wochit. Big Ten coaches apparently don’t believe Michigan or Michigan State are going to do much this season. Michigan was picked to finish sixth and Michigan State was picked last in the seven-team conference in a vote by the league coaches   Read More ...
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UM, MSU bring up the rear in Big Ten hockey poll
Michigan and Michigan State are bringing up the rear in the Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, released Monday. Michigan is sixth and MSU is seventh in the poll, while defending Big Ten champion Minnesota was tabbed preseason favorite by conference coaches. Three Wolverines made the Big Ten preseason watch list – freshman defenseman Quinn Hughes, freshman forward Josh Norris and sophomore forward Will Lockwood   Read More ...
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Lansing's Jamieson, Windsor's Ly champions at invitational
Parker Jamieson of Lansing and Jasmine Ly of Windsor, Ontario, each shot 3-under 69 scores and emerged as the overall winners of the Golf Association of Michigan Junior Invitational Championship on Sunday at Forest Akers West Golf Course. Jamieson’s 69 gave him a two-day total of 141 and a one-shot win over Nick Krueger of Spring Lake, who closed with the day’s low round of 68 for 142 in the boys competition   Read More ...
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Empty beer cans spark shooting at golf course
Holly — An argument over empty beer cans between a golfer and employee sparked a shooting at a Holly course, after which several patrons jumped in to disarm the worker, who fired the shots. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a fight at the Heather Highlands Golf Course between a 60-year-old customer and employee, 45, who accused the patron of removing empty beer cans from the property for “possibly bringing in their own alcohol onto the course,” which is not permitted   Read More ...
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Sunday's roundup: Leishman rolls to BMW title, record
Lake Forest, Ill. — Given another opportunity to win, Marc Leishman didn’t give anyone much of a chance in the BMW Championship. Staked to a five-shot lead, Leishman made back-to-back birdies late in the final round Sunday to put away the final challenge, then closed with a birdie for a 4-under 67 to set the tournament record and win by five over Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler   Read More ...
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Ex-Michigan guard Caris LeVert returns to Ann Arbor to host free camp
Derrick Walton Jr. says he 'talked junk' all game to former Michigan teammate Zak Irvin at NBA Summer League in Orlando. Walton had 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting in the Magic's 81-68 win over the Heat on July 2, 2017. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press. Former Michigan guard Caris LeVert found an empty seat at a crowded table in the cafeteria at Ann Arbor Huron on Sunday   Read More ...
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In first meeting as ranked rivals, MSU men's soccer tops U-M, 1-0 in OT
In the storied history of Michigan vs. Michigan State athletics, Sunday's men’s soccer match was the first time ever the two teams faced off when both were nationally ranked. MSU, No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches rankings, scored the match's only goal at 9:29 of a 10-minute overtime period to win over No. 18 U-M in Ann Arbor Sunday and stay undefeated (7-0-0, 2-0-0 Big Ten)   Read More ...
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Saturday’s roundup: Moriya Jutanugarn fires 68 to lead
Evian-les-Bains, France — Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand shot 3-under 68 to lead in the Evian Champions. hip second round on Saturday, and could join her younger sister Ariya in the golf majors record book. Seeking to be part of the first sisters to both win majors, Jutanugarn’s 9-under total was four shots clear of three players in the clubhouse, including Jennifer Song of the United States, whose 65 was best among the morning starters   Read More ...
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Costly upgrades needed for Red Wings to continue camps at Centre Ice Arena
TRAVERSE CITY — Going to Traverse City has become a fall tradition for the Detroit Red Wings, but it will take a lot of money for it to continue. The Wings have been notified by the NHL that the two ice sheets at Centre Ice Arena must become NHL compliant in order to continue to host the annual prospect tournament and training camp   Read More ...
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Michigan Hall inductees look back on their rise to fame
Detroit — From Flint to Detroit, Clawson to the Toledo suburbs, five eventual sports legends had different upbringings, but something in common, too. Their beginnings, either in childhood or early in their sports careers, were humble, making Friday night’s Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony all the more special. “Falling in love with basketball,” said former Michigan and NBA star Jalen Rose, who grew up on the northwest side of Detroit, “I played on a milk crate, cut a hole in the bottom of it and nailed it to a telephone pole   Read More ...
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Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser buries hole-in-one
Traverse City — Danny DeKeyser enjoys golf, plays once or twice a week in the summer, but realizes there are probably better golfers on the Red Wings. But during Thursday’s charity golf outing at Grand Traverse, no golfer was better than DeKeyser. He started the day winning the longest drive competition (exact distance unknown). Then, for good measure, DeKeyser aced the No   Read More ...
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Michigan State mailbag: On Spartans' defense against Irish, hoops recruiting and helmets
Chris Solari answers Michigan State football (and basketball) questions as the Spartans enjoy their bye week before hosting Notre Dame next Saturday.   Read More ...
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Thursday’s roundup: Leishman opens with 62 to lead BMW
Lake Forest, Ill. — Marc Leishman left his golf clubs in his garage during his week break from the FedEx Cup playoff and it didn’t change anything. He made 10 birdies in the opening round of the BMW Championship for a 9-under 62 to build a two-shot lead. Jason Day made the biggest change of his career and had a 64, his best start in 16 months   Read More ...
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Detroit Red Wings have the worst Stanley Cup odds in the NHL
Though the Red Wings are moving into a new arena (Little Caesars Arena), their Stanley Cup odds for next season are only getting worse.   Read More ...
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Wednesday’s roundup: New Boston Huron wins in soccer
New Boston Huron repeatedly broke through a thick Flat Rock defense to win 7-1 on Wednesday in a Huron League boys soccer match. Huron (6-1, 5-1 Huron) took a 1-0 lead just minutes in on a direct free kick from just outside the 18-yard box. Instead of shooting, center midfielder Chad Sturgill chipped the ball across the box to a running Austin Atherton, who one-touched it back across to senior forward Drew Griffin, who finished   Read More ...
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MSU standing tall for 2018 in basketball recruiting
East Lansing — Michigan State most likely wrapped up its 2018 recruiting class this week with the commitment of Indianapolis forward Aaron Henry, one that has the Spartans ranked among the top classes in the nation. In fact, according to Rivals.com, the Spartans’ five-player class is currently ranked as the best in the country. That could change as several highly rated recruits have yet to commit, but what is clear about the Michigan State group is that while it might not have a superstar, it is as solid as they come from top to bottom   Read More ...
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MSU's Mark Hollis upset Detroit hoops tourney conflicts with Lions-Bears
The first college basketball game at Little Caesars Arena will be Michigan against Detroit Mercy on Dec. 16. It’s the first game of a doubleheader that will be followed by Michigan State against Oakland University. EAST LANSING – The tipoff times and TV broadcast details for the District Detroit College Basketball Showcase were announced quietly Tuesday. And Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis is not happy about what he heard   Read More ...
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IOC says yes to Paris in ’24, and L.A. for ’28
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time. The IOC put the rubber stamp on a pre-determined conclusion Wednesday, giving Paris the 2024 Games and LA the 2028 Games in a history-making vote   Read More ...
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It's official: Los Angeles will host Olympics in 2028
Casey Wasserman, LA 2024 chairman and CEO of Wasserman Media Group, describes Los Angeles' Olympic bid and what sets it apart. USA TODAY Sports. The Summer Olympics are returning to the United States. With a vote on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2028 Games to Los Angeles as part of a historic move to select two host cities simultaneously   Read More ...
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Photos of the week: Sept. 11-12
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group D soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.   Read More ...
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Golfers build bonds in team play
Kevin Kisner began to appreciate the value of playing in the Presidents Cup two months before the matches even started. All because of a text message. He was at the Bridgestone Invitational last month when he received a group text sent to players who were in position to make the U.S. team. The idea was to make everyone feel like a team, whether the exchange of messages was motivational or simply amusing   Read More ...
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Amazon to chronicle Michigan's 2017 football season with unscripted series
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during a news conference Sept. 11, 2017, as the team gets ready to play Air Force. Video by Nick Baumgardner, DFP. All-access television is coming to Michigan football. Amazon announced plans Tuesday for a new unscripted series that will chronicle Michigan's 2017 football season. The project is untitled at this time, but will be produced by BTN Originals, The Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions   Read More ...
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UM-UDM at 1:30, MSU-OU at 4 in LCA hoops doubleheader
Detroit — Officials have announced game times for the college basketball doubleheader at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 16, and they’re a bit of a surprise. Most notably, Michigan State and Oakland will tip off at 4 p.m. that Saturday, meaning it will be played opposite the Lions-Bears game taking place up the road at Ford Field. That basketball game will be on ESPN2   Read More ...
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4 Detroit Pistons make bottom half of SI's Top 100 NBA players of 2018
Take a tour of the Detroit Pistons' new facilities at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press. We're less than two weeks away from NBA training camps starting, so national sports websites all over are ramping up their coverage with player rankings. ESPN will pace themselves with their Top 100 players rankings, but Sports Illustrated wastes little time getting into the meat of their list   Read More ...
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Monday's high schools: Dearborn rallies to earn draw in boys soccer
Riding a six-game winning streak, Dearborn hosted Dearborn Heights Crestwood, playing to a 2-2 tie in boys soccer on Monday evening. Although it wasn't exactly the final result Dearborn head coach Aaron Pfeil was looking for, he was relieved to knot things up after falling behind 2-0 early on. In fact, Crestwood quieted the home crowd with two goals in the first 20 minutes   Read More ...
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Detroit News Hole in One contest: Winner keeps it in family
Livonia — There was quite a crowd gathered on the seventh tee at Whispering Willows Golf Club when Catherine Pyle stepped up to take her shots. But she hardly seemed nervous, and for pretty good reason. After all, when she made her first and only hole-in-one in 2015 — earning her eligibility into Monday’s annual Detroit News/Golf Association of Michigan Hole-In-One Contest — she had a whole slew of witnesses   Read More ...
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Michigan State lands 5th 2018 hoops recruit in Indiana wing Aaron Henry
Gary Harris and a number of prominent Michigan State alums were back in town for a basketball reunion weekend. That was enough of a sway for Aaron Henry to follow Harris’ path and become a Spartan. Henry, a small forward from Indianapolis who plays on a Harris-sponsored AAU team, reportedly became MSU’s fifth commitment for its 2018 class, according to Scout   Read More ...
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SVG: Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson 'ramping up his basketball work'
Take a tour of the Detroit Pistons' new facilities at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Pistons start training camp in two weeks. And Reggie Jackson, seeking a bounce-back season after struggling with left knee tendinitis, is on track to be on the floor when the team begins the earnest work of preparing to make the inaugural season at Little Caesars Arena a successful one   Read More ...
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Ex-MSU star Harris No. 90 in ESPN’s top 100 NBA players
Gary Harris’ star appears to be on the rise in the NBA. The Denver Nuggets guard and former Michigan State standout checks in at No. 90 as ESPN began rolling out its top 100 NBA players Monday with Nos. 76-100. And, while we’ll have to wait to see where Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and anyone else from the Pistons might crack the top 75, Harris cracks the top 100, vaulting a meteoric 87 spots from a year ago as he enters his fourth season in the NBA   Read More ...
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Top 10 Michigan golf courses for fall: Where to play to wrap up season
Tourists far and wide often plan “color tours” to soak in many of Michigan’s natural resources. Golfers can do the same while enjoying the game. Michigan’s rich mix of hardwood trees with leaves that turn a wide variety of colors against a backdrop of evergreens, lakes and river valleys can turn even cruel golf scores into a pleasurable outdoor experience. This 10-course tour is a small collection of award-winning courses and others that are less known but still wonderful places to play when combining factors like golf challenge for various skill levels, elevated views of Michigan’s natural resources, variety of trees for extra color and unique overall outdoor experiences   Read More ...
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U-M logo pretzels await Michigan football fans
Michigan football fans will have a new option -- with a twist -- available Saturday when the Wolverines host Cincinnati in their home opener at Michigan Stadium. Ben’s Soft Pretzels, based out of Indiana will have two locations inside the stadium. They’ll serve made-from-scratch pretzels including the new “Block M,” a pretzel in the shape of the U-M logo. The pretzel stands are in the South end zone by section 12 and on the East side level 1 in section 5   Read More ...
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Tip times, broadcast info set for Michigan basketball's Big Ten slate
The most anticipated Big Ten game on Michigan's 2017-18 men's basketball schedule will be aired on the league's new broadcast partner. Michigan's lone contest against Michigan State this season, Saturday, Jan. 13, will be a noon tip on FOX. FOX, of course, became a television partner with the Big Ten in the conference's latest television deal. The network will air select football games alongside ESPN and BTN and select basketball games alongside ESPN, BTN and CBS   Read More ...
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Start times, TV announced for MSU, UM basketball
It’s time to update your calendars. Michigan and Michigan State’s lone Big Ten meeting this season at the Breslin Center will take center stage on national television, just not on the channel many would have thought. The Wolverines and Spartans will tip off at noon Jan. 13 on Fox. The Big Ten released game times and TV designations for all conference games and select nonconference contests on Thursday   Read More ...
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