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Olympic champ John Shuster wins 7th national curling title

Feb. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Olympic champion John Shuster won another U.S. curling title when his team beat Rich Ruohonen's 8-4 on Saturday. It's the seventh national title for Shuster, who led the U.S. team to a gold medal at last year's Olympics. Shuster's team at this event included two of his fellow...

Roundtree scores 22 to lead Cent. Michigan past Ohio 87-80

Feb. 16, 2019 7:36 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shawn Roundtree had 22 points as Central Michigan defeated Ohio 87-80 on Saturday. Roundtree shot 10 for 11 from the line. Larry Austin Jr. had 19 points and eight rebounds for Central Michigan (17-8, 6-6 Mid-American Conference). David DiLeo added 18 points. Kevin McKay had 14...

Wilkins lifts W. Michigan past Miami (Ohio) 84-79 in OT

Feb. 16, 2019 4:58 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Kawanise Wilkins had a season-high 26 points as Western Michigan narrowly defeated Miami (Ohio) 84-79 in overtime on Saturday. Western Michigan trailed 33-28 at halftime, tied the score early in the second half and built a 52-45 lead after a layup by Wilkins with 8:11 remaining....

Konecny's OT goal lifts Flyers past Red Wings 6-5

Feb. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny and the Philadelphia Flyers were able to exhale after almost improbably coughing up two points. Konecny scored his second goal of the game 1:27 into overtime and Philadelphia bounced back from squandering a big lead to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Saturday. "It feels...

No. 6 Michigan starts fast, beats No. 24 Maryland 65-52

Feb. 16, 2019 3:43 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond. "I had no doubt our defense would be strong today," he said. Charles Matthews scored 14 points and Iggy Brazdeikis added 13 to lift No....

Man to stand trial in boy's fatal Detroit freeway shooting

Feb. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 24-year-old Detroit man will stand trial for murder in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy on a Detroit freeway during a case of road rage. Judge Ronald Giles bound over Derrick Durham on Friday during after a preliminary hearing. Durham is charged in the death of 3-year-old Christian...

Michigan State acting president apologizes to Nassar victims

Feb. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients. Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President John...

Former EMU football coach Rick Rasnick dies at age 59

Feb. 15, 2019 4:12 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Rick Rasnick, who coached Eastern Michigan's football team from 1995-99 and led the program to its last winning season for over two decades, has died. He was 59. The school says Rasnick died Wednesday. Rasnick coached EMU to a 6-5 mark in 1995, and the team's next winning season...

Man ordered to start gun safety campaign after shootings

Feb. 15, 2019 3:50 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A man who helped run an unlicensed suburban Detroit home day care where a toddler accidentally shot and wounded two other children has been sentenced to two years of probation. Timothy Eubanks pleaded guilty last year to six counts of second-degree child abuse in connection with the...

A year after Olympic gold, US curlers reflect on success

Feb. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since he won gold in South Korea, and John Shuster can still smile about his transformation from obscure curler to Olympic sensation. "It's a lot of pinch-yourself kind of days," he said. Shuster is back on the ice this week, competing at the USA Curling...