Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Pistons are hopeful point guard Reggie Jackson will be ready to play by the start of the season, although he's still working his way back into shape following an ankle injury. Ed Stefanski, a senior executive for the Pistons, said at media day that Jackson is fully healed but didn't play much over the summer.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Sunday's decisive 26-10 victory over the New England Patriots was fashioned by a smothering performance from the Lions defense. The Lions also handed much of the credit to coach Matt Patricia, the former Patriots defensive coordinator who earned his first win as an NFL head coach.
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) - Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, as well as about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school next week when they return to campuses across the U.S. College players competing in the World Cup or even the Olympics isn't a new phenomenon.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - No. 14 Michigan will have two people named Devin Bush on the field against Northwestern. Devin Bush Jr. is an All-Big Ten linebacker for the Wolverines. Devin Bush Sr. is on coach Jim Harbaugh's staff. The former Florida State and NFL defensive back is in a position that puts him in the presence of his son every day and allows him to make plays on the field and hang out off it.
DETROIT (AP) - A food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been arrested after a video was posted online allegedly showing him spitting on a pizza. Detroit police officer Dan Donakowski said Monday that the 20-year-old was taken into custody Sunday. WXYZ-TV reports the video was on Instagram over the weekend. It shows an employee spitting on a pizza intended for customers. WWJ-AM reports officials at the home of the Detroit Tigers determined the video was recorded Friday.
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