Stories by Larry Lage

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Family, friends say farewell to Howe

DETROIT - Gordie Howe's family was joined by hundreds of friends and acquaintances Wednesday for a funeral service to bid farewell to one of the NHL's greatest players.
By Larry Lage

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Logano wins NASCAR race at Michigan, his 1st of year

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano pulled away from the pack to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 and was followed by Chase Elliott, 20, and Kyle Larson, 23, the youngest top three in NASCAR Sprint ...
By Larry Lage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Junior has plenty of experience at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his 34th start at Michigan International Speedway, tying Richmond for the venue in which he has competed on the most since making his NASCAR debut in ...
By Larry Lage

Friday, June 10, 2016

Logano wins pole at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Joey Logano improved his chances of racing to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, posting a lap at 199.557 mph Friday to win the pole at Michigan International Speedway.
By Larry Lage

Hockey great Gordie Howe dies

DETROIT - Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, has died.
By Larry Lage

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sources say Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN and ABC Sports this summer when his contract expires to work for NBC, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press on Monday.
By Larry Lage

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lions' Johnson retires

DETROIT - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders ...
By Larry Lage

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Buckeyes run over Wolverines

Ezekiel Elliott had 214 yards rushing and two touchdowns, helping No. 8 Ohio State rout the 12th-ranked Wolverines 42-13 on Saturday.
By Larry Lage

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Stafford throws 5 TDs to lift Lions past Eagles

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford tied a career high with five touchdown passes, three of them to Calvin Johnson, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 45-14 rout of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
By Larry Lage

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

NHL's new OT format is achieving its goal

The NHL has taken two skaters off the ice during overtimes this season, hoping 3-on-3 hockey will cut down on shootouts. It has worked.
By Larry Lage

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Harbaugh rethinking decisions in loss to Michigan State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Jim Harbaugh acknowledged that running the ball on sweeps toward the sideline to take more time off the clock was something he considered in the final minutes against Michigan ...
By Larry Lage

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Spartans beat rival in improbable fashion

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - JalenWatts-Jackson grabbed a fumbled snap and raced 38 yards into the end zone for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving No. 7 Michigan State a shocking 27-23 win.
By Larry Lage

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Wolverines post third shutout in a row

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Jehu Chesson returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and 18th-ranked Michigan scored on offense and defense to build a four-touchdown lead by halftime in a 38-0 ...
By Larry Lage

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Fourth lines in the NHL now have more skill

More and more teams are rolling four lines of forwards who can skate - and score. The days of having seldom-used tough guys on the fourth line just to throw punches or protect stars are over.
By Larry Lage

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Bettman touts parity as NHL camps open

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a happy man these days, leading a league that seems strong on the ice, in the stands and on TV.
By Larry Lage

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chamberlain's arm, beard fit in with Tigers

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
By Larry Lage

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ausmus, Tigers off to strong start

DETROIT - Brad Ausmus, the rookie manager of the Detroit Tigers, got a taste of what life is like leading a team in his first week as a major league skipper.
By Larry Lage

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

NHL back on ice after Sochi

The Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so the world's best hockey players could compete for gold - perhaps for the last time. 
By Larry Lage

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

U.S. men fail to medal in hockey

Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.
By Larry Lage

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Americans skate past Czech Republic with ease

Team USA skated past the Czech Republic with ease on Wednesday, setting up a semifinal tilt with rival Canada on Friday.
By Larry Lage
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