State Sports Archive

Joe Dumars let go by Pistons

AUBURN HILLS — The moment that sealed Joe Dumars’ fate as Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations is up for debate. You could point to last offseason’s signing of forward Josh Smith — with team ownership’s blessing — that appears to have wrecked years of rebuilding plans. You could go back to the 2008 decision […]

Max Scherzer remains winless in setback

SAN DIEGO — The Detroit Tigers couldn’t string two wins together on Sunday, picking up a 5-1 loss to the San Diego Padres after winning, 6-2, on Saturday. With the score 1-1, Max Scherzer walked the first two hitters of the fourth. The next batter, Will Venable, doubled them home. One out later, pitcher Tyson Ross […]

Pistons lose last home game

AUBURN HILLS — The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA playoffs while the Detroit Pistons are not. They definitely played Sunday at The Palace like two teams going in the opposite direction with the Raptors taking a 116-107 victory. It was the final home game of the season for the Pistons. Demar DeRozan had […]

Hurricanes top Wings

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings put in a hard night’s work, but Cam Ward worked just a little harder. The Wings fell, 2-1, Friday at Joe Louis Arena to the Carolina Hurricanes, unable to convert on several good chances against Ward, who made 28 saves. The Wings remain in the second wild-card spot in […]