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Purdue center Zach Edey (15) fouls Michigan forward Austin Davis (51) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53

Jan. 22, 2021 10:19 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season. It paid big dividends Friday night. On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked Wolverines used a...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) attempts a layup as Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Rockets withstand final review in 103-102 win over Pistons

Jan. 22, 2021 9:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jerami Grant's driving layup on the final play came too late, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 103-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Down one with 3.4 seconds remaining, the Pistons inbounded to Grant, who faked a handoff to Blake Griffin and then drove down the...

Moore triple-double leads Oakland over Detroit 86-81

Jan. 22, 2021 9:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Mich. (AP) — Jalen Moore had a triple-double with 18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds to carry Oakland to an 86-81 win over Detroit on Friday night. Zion Young scored a career-high 28 points for Oakland (6-12, 6-5 Horizon League), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Daniel Oladapo...

Michigan health director resigns; Whitmer names successor

Jan. 22, 2021 9:43 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, who issued sweeping orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's powers were upended by a court ruling, abruptly resigned Friday. No explanation for the resignation was given. In a tweet, he said...

Michigan: Restaurants can open at 25% capacity, with curfew

Jan. 22, 2021 7:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity and with a 10 p.m. curfew starting Feb. 1, and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday. The state health department's coronavirus restrictions were...

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...

Cop who arrested Black man collecting signatures is fired

Jan. 22, 2021 5:25 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff's deputy has been fired after arresting a Black man who was collecting signatures to form a tenant organization in a neighborhood, authorities said Friday. "We hold ourselves to high standards of professionalism to the communities we protect," Calhoun County...

Ice fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan in Upper Peninsula

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 PM EST

GARDEN, Mich. (AP) — A 64-year-old man drowned in a Lake Michigan bay when his off-road vehicle hit open water, authorities said. Edward Lester of Garden was at Big Bay De Noc, off Delta County, for ice fishing Thursday. Ice in the area was 4 to 5 inches thick but "recent high winds caused the crack to...

Mother dies, husband and 5 children hurt after buggy crash

Jan. 22, 2021 3:27 PM EST

ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been killed and her husband and five children hurt after the horse pulling their buggy veered in front of a pickup truck in southern Michigan. Barbara Jo Schwartz, 39, died at an Indiana hospital following the 8:50 a.m. Friday crash in Algansee Township,...

Police: Man, 62, mauled by dogs on Detroit's westside

Jan. 22, 2021 2:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 62-year-old man has been mauled by a pack of dogs on Detroit’s westside. The four dogs left a yard through a gate about 9:30 a.m. Friday and attacked the man who was walking nearby, police said. Another person in the area began hitting the dogs with an object. The dogs returned to...