Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jerami Grant scored 21 points against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-108. Grant looked at home during his return, making 7 of 15 shots and adding five rebounds and five assists in just 23 minutes. Josh Jackson and Sekou Doumbouya each added 14 points for Detroit. The Pistons were coming off a 125-81 home loss to the New York Knicks. Aleksej Pokusevski scored 19 points for the Thunder, and Svi Mykhailiuk had 17.
DETROIT (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a grand slam, a solo home run and a double as the Minnesota Twins rolled past the Detroit Tigers 15-6. Rookie Akil Baddoo hit a grand slam in the ninth for Detroit. Matt Shoemaker held the Tigers without a hit until Wilson Ramos homered with two outs in the fifth. He allowed three hits in six innings with five strikeouts and earned his first victory since April 9, 2019. Tigers starter José Ureña lasted only three innings in his Detroit debut.
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has fired men’s basketball coach Keno Davis after nine years at the helm. CMU announced the move Monday. The Chippewas went 142-143 under Davis and did not make the NCAA Tournament. The team did appear in the NIT in 2015 after winning a Mid-American Conference title. CMU went 7-16 this season, 3-13 in conference play. The school said DHR International will assist with the search for a new coach.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Mike Woodson has hired former Hoosiers star Dane Fife as associate head coach. Fife played for Bob Knight and finished his career in 2002 as part of Indiana’s last Final Four team. He spent the last 10 seasons on Tom Izzo’s staff at Michigan State and the previous six seasons as head coach of IPFW’s budding program. He went 82-97 as the Mastodons made the switch from independent status to the Summit League. Fife also spent two seasons as an administrative assistant on then Indiana coach Mike Davis’ staff.
UNDATED (AP) — The NHL trade deadline is less than a week away and teams willing to make a deal have some potentially intriguing options. Most franchises might be idle or severely limited because 18 teams have $1 million or less of salary cap space available and the ceiling for what they can spend will not go up next season. Some familiar faces will likely change places by the afternoon of April 12. The traded players in most cases will leave teams with little hope of hoisting the Stanley Cup to franchises with a shot to contend for the coveted prize.