Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 22 points and Tyrese Haliburton added 17 points and 10 assists as the Sacramento Kings routed the Detroit Pistons 129-107. Richaun Holmes had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Kings snapped a four-game losing streak. De’Aaron Fox scored 19 for Sacramento, which had six players with at least 15 points. Cade Cunningham had 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for Detroit. Saddiq Bey scored 28 for the Pistons.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker was glad to have gotten back into an NFL game on Sunday. That didn’t mean he was in a great mood on Monday, a day after the Lions actually didn’t lose. They moved to 0-8-1 with a 16-16 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Decker missed the first half of the season with a broken hand and was angered by discussions on talk radio and social media that he should be traded or moved away from left tackle.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zach Werenski scored the go-ahead goal with 1:19 remaining after Yegor Chinakhov tied it with his first NHL goal, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied past the Detroit Red Wings 5-3. Boone Jenner added a goal and an assist, and Adam Boqvist and Alexandre Texier also scored for Columbus, which stopped a two-game skid. Dylan Larkin, Michael Rasmussen and Lucas Raymond scored for Detroit. The Blue Jackets trailed 2-0 in the second period and 3-2 in the third, but Chinakhov pulled Columbus even with 4:18 left. Werenski’s goal was his third of the season.
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a $77 million, five-year contract. The agreement is subject to a successful physical, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was contingent on the medical tests. Rodríguez was 13-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 31 starts and one relief appearance for the Boston Red Sox this year. The 28-year-old Rodríguez was 1-1 in three postseason starts.