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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State's resurgence this year has been fueled by a return to its hard-nosed, run-stuffing ways. The 18th-ranked Spartans have pared more than 65 yards per game off their average. The run defense is ranked third in the Big Ten and eighth in the FBS.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin has practiced for the first time this season. Martin was removed from the reserve/non-football injury list. Lions coach Jim Caldwell has repeatedly refused to say how Martin was hurt and he has not been available for interviews. Detroit drafted Martin in the fifth round in 2013 out of Appalachian State. Martin has the four highest net punting averages in franchise history.

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - A judge says part of a lawsuit challenging fish farming on the Au Sable River in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula may move forward. Crawford County Circuit Judge George Mertz ruled Anglers of the Au Sable River can't challenge alleged violations of public-use and deed restrictions for Harrietta Hills Fish Farm. MLive.com reports, however, the portion of the challenge by Anglers of the Au Sable River citing environmental concerns can proceed.

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