5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Sports 03/22/19, 02:02

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region.Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed ...

Ja Morant’s triple-double leads Murray State over Marquette

Sports 03/21/19, 18:52

Ja Morant recorded the ninth triple-double in NCAA Tournament history as Murray State trounced fifth-seeded Marquette 83-64 in the first round of the West Region on Thursday.Murray State continued a trend of a No. 12 seed winning at least one game in all but three tournaments since 2001 — including ...

Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

U.S. 03/21/19, 18:26

A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd.The targeted pack is on Michipicoten Island on the eastern side of ...

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin _ in earnest

Sports 03/21/19, 02:06

Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks.There's Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette counterpart Markus Howard some ...

How cutting-edge technology helps basketball players shoot

Basketball 03/21/19, 01:50

As a freshman last season at Michigan, Isaiah Livers shot 36 percent from 3-point range. Decent, but not great.In the offseason, he went to work."I was shooting at like 37 to 40 on the angle, and that's not good," Livers said. "Now I'm at probably 45 to 48."FILE - In ...

Michigan State seeking to survive opening weekend of NCAAs

Sports 03/20/19, 16:47

It seems as though coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State poised to make a Final Four run nearly every year.The Spartans need to focus on surviving the first weekend this time around. It has been four years since Michigan State (28-6) made it to the Sweet Sixteen, the longest such ...

Ford repackages factory investment plan, will add 900 jobs

Business 03/20/19, 10:20

Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford's existing factory in Flat ...

Board work, 3-point shot could fuel upsets of top NCAA seeds

Sports 03/18/19, 12:59

This year's NCAA Tournament features a top tier of teams that are heavy Final Four favorites, starting with No. 1 overall seed Duke and star freshman Zion Williamson.Figuring out how to stop them won't be easy.Gonzaga joined the Atlantic Coast Conference trio of Duke, Virginia and North Carolina atop the ...

The West will be wild, but in the end, Duke will win title

Sports 03/17/19, 19:56

Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame.Duke vs. North Carolina is as good as any, if not better.They have met in basketball 251 times. They now have a combined 93 NCAA Tournament appearances. They've ...

Gonzaga earns No. 1 seed in NCAA West Region

Basketball 03/17/19, 17:56

Gonzaga is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region despite losing in the West Coast Conference tournament title game.The top-ranked Bulldogs will open against the First Four winner between Farleigh Dickinson and Prairie View A&M in Salt Lake City on Thursday.Michigan was the No. 2 seed and ...

McQuaid, Winston lead Michigan State over Michigan 65-60

Sports 03/17/19, 17:27

Matt McQuaid scored a career-high 27 points, Cassius Winston converted the go-ahead layup in the closing minute, and No. 6 Michigan State rallied to beat No. 10 Michigan 65-60 for its sixth Big Ten Tournament championship on Sunday.The top-seeded Spartans (28-6) rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half ...

Winston, Goins lead No. 6 Michigan State into Big Ten final

Sports 03/16/19, 18:10

Once Cassius Winston and Kenny Goins powered Michigan State to a fast start, Wisconsin was in deep trouble.Tough to chase down the Spartans in March.Winston scored 21 points and Goins had 13 points and 12 rebounds, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 67-55 in the Big Ten ...

Livers scores 21, No. 10 Michigan pounds Minnesota 76-49

Sports 03/16/19, 17:59

No. 10 Michigan had just buried Minnesota when the focus shifted to the opportunity at hand.The Wolverines didn't just earn a shot at a record third straight Big Ten Tournament championship. They put themselves in position to get some payback against their archrival.Isaiah Livers scored a career-high 21 points, and ...

President Trump’s campaign announces Michigan rally on March 28

Politics 03/15/19, 16:33

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has announced he's holding a rally in Michigan at the end of the month. The announcement came shortly after Trump vetoed a congressional measure blocking his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. The campaign said the rally is set for the Van Andel Arena ...

Winston, Loyer lead No. 6 Michigan St. over Ohio St., 77-72

Sports 03/15/19, 14:07

Cassius Winston scored 18 points, Foster Loyer provided a lift off the bench with a career-high 14 points, and No. 6 Michigan State gave Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo his 600th career win, a 77-70 victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.With their sights ...

Humane Society seeks release of dogs from Michigan lab

Science 03/14/19, 11:51

The Humane Society of the United States is pushing for the release of three dozen dogs from a western Michigan laboratory, alleging that an undercover investigation found that they are being fed fungicides.The animal rights group on Tuesday released the findings of its investigation conducted last year at Charles River ...

Presidential contender Gillibrand to campaign in Michigan

New York 03/14/19, 11:49

Democratic presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand will campaign in Michigan next week.The U.S. senator from New York will join Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday at a meet-and-greet event hosted by Fems for Dems in Clawson in vote-rich Oakland County in suburban Detroit. Earlier in the day, Gillibrand will participate in ...

Man killed after trying to ‘ambush’ police in Kalamazoo

U.S. 03/12/19, 16:14

A man who "wanted to ambush" police was killed Tuesday inside a plasma donation center in southwestern Michigan during a shootout that injured an officer, authorities said. A Kalamazoo officer was shot in the torso, but his injury wasn't life-threatening due to a bulletproof vest, said Karianne Thomas, the city's public ...

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