No. 13 Michigan's offense was ready for season opener

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even as Michigan closed the 2019 season with dispiriting losses to Ohio State and Alabama, there were some encouraging signs for the Wolverines on offense. No...

Rutgers snaps Big Ten skid, beats Michigan State 38-27

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Isaih Pacheco ran for two first-half touchdowns, and Rutgers snapped a 21-game Big Ten losing streak Saturday, beating Michigan State 38-27 in coach Greg Schiano's first gam...

Tucker, Schiano ready for opener between Spartans, Rutgers

Mel Tucker is starting a new challenge at Michigan State. Greg Schiano is resuming an old one at Rutgers. With so much change this past offseason, neither coach necessarily knows wha...

Tucker still mum on QB as Michigan State opener approaches

Mel Tucker's success in his first season as Michigan State's coach may be determined in large part by who is playing quarterback. Right now, there's no indication of who that's going...

Lions held a lead and looked sharp on defense

DETROIT (AP) — Forgive Detroit fans if they rolled their eyes after the Lions took an early 14-3 lead against Jacksonville. On too many occasions lately, those double-digit advantages have slipped awa...

Expectations tempered for Michigan St in Tucker's 1st season

Mel Tucker got a late start at Michigan State. Mark Dantonio's retirement didn't come until February, and Tucker was hired as the new coach shortly after that. Then Tucker had about ...

Few positive signs lately for Patricia's defense in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Defense was supposed to be Matt Patricia's calling card when he was hired by the Detroit Lions. That makes the embattled coach's predicament all the more puzzling. ...

Patricia's future looks tenuous after Lions collapse again

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions scored two quick touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead within the first five minutes against New Orleans. By this point, every Lions fan should have known t...

Dull 'Dagger': Another collapse costs Lions their opener

DETROIT (AP) — If the Detroit Lions' first game was any indication, their “Dagger Time” mantra could use some sharpening. For a second consecutive season, the Lions blew a big fourth...

Islanders have played Lightning tough since Game 1 rout

The New York Islanders are gaining confidence in their series with Tampa Bay. Coach Barry Trotz understands this is still an uphill battle. “We're going to get thei...

PICK SIX: Plenty of big games still scheduled amid pandemic

Last year, we published our own version of a dream college football road trip — an itinerary that could allow a particularly obsessed fan to see each team in the preseason Top 25 at least once in pers...

AP source: Peterson agrees to 1-year deal with Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on ...

With new contract, Decker now focused on future

DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Decker has his big new contract with the Detroit Lions. His goals extend well beyond that, though. “I feel like I've got a lot of good football ahead of me," De...

Decker agrees to new deal with Lions, agent confirms

DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Decker has agreed to a six-year, $85 million deal with the Detroit Lions that includes $37.5 million guaranteed, agent Jonathan Feinsod confirmed Tuesday. Decke...

Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out of this coming season. It would have been understandable if he'd considered it. “I th...