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Lions coach Matt Patricia is not worried about next year

Dec. 9, 2019 7:53 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia appears to look and seems to sound as if he expects to lead the Detroit Lions again next season. Patricia has lost six straight games and nine of 10, giving him a 9-19-1 mark overall as a first-time head coach with a franchise that hired him away from New England to...

Police: 4 overdose victims found by Detroit children; 3 die

Dec. 9, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two girls — ages 8 and 6 — discovered four overdose victims at a Detroit house, including their mother who was among three who died. First-responders used the overdose-reversing drug, Naloxone, to revive a 32-year-old man about 4 p.m. Sunday on the city's east side, according...

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

Dec. 9, 2019 5:44 PM EST

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they weren't signing up for a real school and that they only...

Pittsburgh, EMU to meet in Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit

Dec. 8, 2019 6:05 PM EST

Eastern Michigan (6-6) vs. Pittsburgh (7-5), Dec. 26, 8 p.m. ET LOCATION: Detroit TOP PLAYERS EMU: QB Mike Glass, 2,258 yards passing with 22 touchdowns, seven rushing TDs. Pittsburgh: DT Jaylen Twyman, 10 1/2 sacks. NOTABLE EMU: Chris Creighton will coach the Eagles in a bowl for the third time — he's the...

Malkin, Penguins top Red Wings 5-3 for 3rd straight win

Dec. 7, 2019 11:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Evgeni Malkin is picking up the slack with Sidney Crosby out, making dazzling plays on offense and getting back on defense. Malkin and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins build a two-goal lead midway through the second period en route to a 5-3 win...

Montero’s 16 carries E. Michigan past Detroit Mercy 55-51

Dec. 7, 2019 4:12 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Yeikson Montero had 16 points as Eastern Michigan edged Detroit Mercy 55-51 on Saturday. Marquis Moore hit a 3-pointer to get Detroit Mercy within four, 41-37 with 15:41 to go, but the Titans did not score again until Moore hit two free throws with 9:26 remaining and did not score a field...

Michigan State guard Watts out with stress reaction

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State freshman guard Rocket Watts is expected to miss Sunday's game against Rutgers with an injury. Spartans coach Tom Izzo told reporters Friday that Watts has been dealing with leg issues and described the injury as a stress reaction on a bone. Izzo said Watts'...

Griffin, Drummond help Pistons beat Pacers, 108-101

Dec. 6, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey knew his team’s fourth game against the Indiana Pacers was going to be just as physical as the first three. He also knew Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond could give the Pistons a big edge in that aspect of the game. Drummond had 25 points and 22...

No excessive radiation at Detroit River aggregate spill site

Dec. 6, 2019 6:40 PM EST

Tests at a Michigan industrial site where limestone construction aggregate recently spilled into the Detroit River turned up no indication of excessive radiation levels, a state agency reported Friday. Staffers with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy inspected the Detroit Bulk Storage property...

Detroit police officer suspended after cop's death retires

Dec. 6, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer responding to a home invasion was fatally shot by a man hiding in the basement, while a senior officer stayed at his patrol car a block away, investigators said. Sgt. Ronald Kidd, a 21-year veteran, suddenly retired this week after Chief James Craig suspended and...