• Michigan hopes to show more grit after two-season lull

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The knock on Michigan’s basketball team — that it relies too much on finesse and lacks toughness — only resonates when the Wolverines aren’t contending for conference titles.

  • Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard walks off the field after an incomplete pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 17-9. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa, Michigan State on outside looking in in Big Ten

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Somewhat unexpected championship runs by Michigan State and Iowa last season fueled expectations of potential repeats in 2016.

    Updated: 2:41 pm

  • County rejected $384M offer to buy Palace of Auburn Hills

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Suburban Detroit officials say they rejected a $384 million offer in June to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • Survey planned for muskie population in Lake St. Clair

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan fishery managers are preparing for the second year of an annual survey to track the muskellunge population in Lake St. Clair.

  • In this 1912 file photo, Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Chicago Cubs star pitcher, is shown in Chicago. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance and Brown helped lead the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series championship 108 years ago. (AP Photo/File)

    AP Was There: Cubs win the 1908 World Series

    DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs often were the team to beat in the National League early in the 20th century, rather than the lovable losers they became in the decades that followed.

  • Pistons claim Beno Udrih off waivers, release Ray McCallum

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed guard Beno Udrih off waivers from Miami and released guard Ray McCallum.

  • In this Dec. 6, 1973 file photo, political activist Tom Hayden, husband of Jane Fonda, tells newsmen in Los Angeles that he believes public support was partially responsible for the decision not to send him and others of the Chicago 7 to jail for contempt. Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer, has died at age 76. His wife, Barbara Williams, says Hayden died on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Santa Monica of a long illness. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)

    Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Hayden, a ’60s anti-war activist whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76.

  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford clenches his fist after a touchdown pass to wide receiver Anquan Boldin during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Lions top Redskins 20-17 on Stafford’s TD pass to Boldin

    DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead, 18-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds left to lift the Detroit Lions to a 20-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

  • Maryland head coach DJ Durkin and quarterback Caleb Rowe celebrate a touchdown against Michigan State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Maryland handles Michigan State 28-17

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland first-year coach DJ Durkin looked into the eyes of his players and saw a confidence that had been missing over the past couple of weeks.

  • Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight (3) throws a pass in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    No. 3 Michigan tops Illinois 41-8, tunes up for Michigan St

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wilton Speight faked a handoff and delivered a strike to Tyrone Wheatley Jr. for a 21-yard touchdown as the tight end when from right to left. Later, he drilled the ball to Amara Darboh, putting it where only the receiver could catch it between a couple defenders as he zipped from left to right.