Stories 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

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Maple Leafs win Winter Classic in shootout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over Detroit.
By Larry Lage

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Winter Classic is bigger this year

With a lot more fans and two Original Six teams, including one from Canada for the first time, the NHL is confident the 2014 Winter Classic will be different from the previous onces.
By Larry Lage

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Concussions still not being reported

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson is the latest NFL player to stay in a game with a concussion. He joined a list that is likely long.
By Larry Lage

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Kicker saves Ravens, sinks Lions

DETROIT - Justin Tucker's career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions.
By Larry Lage

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Buckeyes outlast Wolverines in storied rivalry

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's pass as Michigan went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory Saturday.
By Larry Lage
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