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Griffin scores 50 points, Pistons top 76ers 133-132 in OT

Oct. 23, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points and had the game-winner after he was fouled on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as Detroit topped Philadelphia 133-132 in a wild overtime thriller on Tuesday night. JJ Redick's four-point play with 5.6 seconds left in overtime set up...

Dantonio lets Harbaugh have last word, sets sights on Purdue

Oct. 23, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio is letting Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh have the last word after Saturday's dustup. The Michigan State coach opened his news conference Tuesday saying he was done talking about the pregame flap when several Wolverine players on the field were caught up in the...

Simmons out for 76ers against Pistons with back tightness

Oct. 23, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is out Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of back tightness. 76ers coach Brett Brown says Simmons is questionable for Wednesday at Milwaukee after he left Saturday's game in the first quarter against Orlando and did not return. Brown says...

Trial opens in Michigan trooper's fatal use of Taser on teen

Oct. 23, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan state trooper charged with murder in the death of a Detroit boy fired his Taser because he feared the 15-year-old would pull a weapon while joyriding on an all-terrain vehicle, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday. But Damon Grimes wasn't armed. He crashed the ATV and died after...

Michigan inmate's deal to reveal remains included Xbox

Oct. 23, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

FULTON, Mich. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence in the death of his estranged wife led authorities to where he buried her body in Michigan eight years ago in exchange for an Xbox, according to authorities. Doug Stewart, 29, will also be allowed to participate in some prison programs, the Sturgis Journal...

Gun charge dismissed against 'Meet the Putmans' father

Oct. 23, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal gun charge has been dismissed against a Michigan man who appeared with his family as the central figure in the TLC show "Meet the Putmans." An indictment unsealed in April against William Putman II accused him of illegally possessing an AR-15 rifle that was converted to...

Fetal remains found at 3rd funeral home in Michigan

Oct. 23, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — Decades-old fetal remains have been found at another Michigan funeral home — the third such grim discovery in the state in less than two weeks. An asbestos-removal crew on Monday discovered the remains of two fetuses at the former Mowen Funeral Home in Owosso, about 90 miles...

Honey Smacks returns to shelves with new recipe after recall

Oct. 23, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with "a simpler, updated recipe." The company says production...

Ferland, Martinook, Faulk send Hurricanes past Red Wings 3-1

Oct. 23, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes dominated Detroit through most of the game, but needed a timely block by defenseman Justin Faulk to beat the Red Wings and snap a three-game losing streak. Faulk, who also scored a goal, made a crucial short-handed block on a shot by Detroit's Andreas Athanasiou with...

Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week

Oct. 22, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State. The Spartans walked from...