Grand Haven’s girls basketball team got off to a winning start in their trip to Traverse City over the weekend, as they beat Traverse City Central on Friday and beat TC West the following afternoon.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.”
Indianapolis — Much of the conversation last week by college football pundits and talking heads was whether Michigan would have a letdown after finally beating big, bad Ohio State, which had dominated the rivalry the last two decades, including winning the last eight games.
MUSKEGON — It’s only December, and still early in the basketball season. Early enough for Spring Lake’s players and coaches to enjoy some ice cream together while watching the game film over the weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa opened this season as the trendy pick to finish second in the Big Ten West. Michigan was unranked in the preseason poll and wasn’t even supposed to contend for the East Division title.
The Michigan football team, which is preparing to play for the Big Ten championship, will have a special patch on the players' jerseys to honor the four victims of the Oxford High School shooting Tuesday, as well as the survivors and community.
IRVING, Texas — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.
Through two decades as the varsity boys basketball coach at Spring Lake, Bill Core has coached plenty of different Laker student-athletes, plenty of other people’s kids.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There’s a lot to love about the hype of basketball season – the heavy-breathing buildup that leads to a highly anticipated results in March.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten announced Wednesday that Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is its offensive player of the year and freshman of the year.
NEW YORK — Major league teams committed to over $1 billion in salaries in one day for the first time Wednesday, hours before the league was expected to lock out the players following the 11:59 p.m. EST expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.
MUSKEGON — Replacing 20 points per game and an all-time leading scorer isn’t just a walk in the park. That’s what graduated guard Taylor Folkema provided on any given night. Now, she’s playing basketball at Spring Arbor.
As Michigan fans stormed the field after last Saturday’s win over Ohio State, cameras captured men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard hugging football coach Jim Harbaugh among the sea of maize and blue.
LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Four starters return to Grand Haven’s girls basketball roster this winter, but it’s a very new cast of characters that will have the Buccaneers aimed at the top half of the OK Red.
The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement on a six-year, $140 million contract with free-agent shortstop Javier Baez, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Tuesday morning. He has an opt-out in his contract after two years.
NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods says he expects to play golf again, just not very often, and he doesn’t see himself reaching the top of the sport again because “I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation of me.”
Mike Krzyzewski’s final team at Duke has reached a familiar milestone: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll.
Things are still far from perfect barely a month into the season, but as Michigan State prepares to host Louisville on Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, coach Tom Izzo is encouraged with where the Spartans are headed.
After Michigan’s loss at Michigan State, coach Jim Harbaugh and the players hit the reset button, stayed focused and referred to the final games as a four-game season.
LOS ANGELES — Killian Hayes’ sprained left thumb was visibly ailing him. He winced in pain whenever his left hand made contact with a defender. It appeared to be affecting his game.
EAST LANSING — Of all the plays Jayden Reed made for Michigan State football, falling on that final onside kick Saturday meant everything.
Conference champions will be crowned, bowl selection pecking orders will be locked in and more clarity will emerge about which teams will and won't be among the four picked for the College Football Playoff.
There was no holding back, not any longer, not after all the years of pain. The Wolverines churned toward this moment, hurdling obstacles and doubts, and in a classic setting of swirling snow, they let it all out.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — James Akinjo scored 15 points and No. 6 Baylor blew the game open after halftime to beat Michigan State 75-58 on Friday for the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.
GRAND RAPIDS — Diving into the water is second nature for Spencer Cobb. The Spring Lake High School senior had done it for years as a standout on the swim team.
Winter sports are just starting to heat up, but it’s not until Saturday’s state championship football games that we can close the fall sports season.
Part of what made DeVante’ Jones one of the best players in the Sun Belt Conference was his aggressiveness on both ends of the floor.
EAST LANSING — Connor Heyward received an invitation to the Senior Bowl on Monday, and coach Mel Tucker said his senior tight end will get a good evaluation by NFL scouts about his future.
Detroit — For the record, AJ Hinch had a ham and cheese omelette, he didn’t stay for lunch and he was there just to deliver a baby present.
Jared Goff went through an extensive throwing session Monday morning and was a limited participant in afternoon practice, leaving the door open for him to play in the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving game Thursday against the Chicago Bears.
CLEVELAND – In case you hadn’t noticed, the Lions are stuck. Stuck between regimes, stuck between quarterbacks, stuck between a rock and last place.