Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 29 points, Tyrese Maxey added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their eighth straight game, 118-104 over the Detroit Pistons. The Sixers moved closer to clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference and securing home court in the East playoffs. Saddiq Bey and Jerami Grant each scored 14 points for the Pistons. Dwight Howard had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Sixers. Howard moved into 11th on the NBA’s career rebounds list.
DETROIT (AP) — Slumping Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking single to key a five-run burst in the seventh inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 7-3. Cabrera had two hits, raising his batting average to .149. The longtime star now has 2,876 hits, tied with Mel Ott for 44th on the all-time list. Robbie Grossman had three hits, including a home run, for the Tigers. It was 2-all when Grossman and Harold Castro opened the seventh with singles off Tyler Duffey. After both runners advanced on a groundout, Cabrera put Detroit ahead. Niko Goodrum and Jake Rogers added two-out, two-run singles.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Max Domi scored 4:39 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in the season finale for both teams. Matiss Kivlenieks had 33 saves for the Blue Jackets who despite the feel-good win to end the season couldn’t avoid finishing in the Central Division cellar. Columbus needed a win in regulation to jump the Red Wings in the standings. Eric Robinson had a goal and an assist, Cam Atkinson got his 15th goal of the season, Oliver Bjorkstrand got his team-leading 18th and Jack Roslovic also scored for Columbus.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo’s football coach Friday night, just months after he became Michigan’s co-defensive coordinator. Linguist joined Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan staff in January as part of an offseason overhaul following a losing season, and was to share the defensive duties with Mike McDonald. Instead, the 37-year-old Linguist landed his first career head-coaching job in a return to Buffalo, where he spent 2012 and ’13 as an assistant under Jeff Quinn. Linguist replaces Lance Leipold, who spent six seasons transforming the Bulls into a Mid-American Conference power before being hired by Kansas on April 30.