Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines football team to visit South Africa

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he is taking his team to South Africa in 2019. Harbaugh revealed the destination of next year’s trip on Monday during an interview with WTKA-AM. He says the Wolverines will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg and go on a safari. Harbaugh took ...

Minnesota Twins blank Detroit Tigers, 6-0

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Lance Lynn walked off the mound in frustration Tuesday, despite his most efficient outing for the Minnesota Twins. After pitching well for a season-high 6 2/3 innings, hitting a batter and walking another to end his night left a sour taste in ...

NFL clears Detroit Lions’ new head coach Matt Patricia

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. “The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL,” the league said Monday after completing its review of ...

Detroit Tigers walk in go-ahead run in 4-2 loss at Minnesota Twins

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time. His last two turns have been masterpieces, and maybe the injury-affected Twins have found a groove ...

Michigan jail opens new chapel through community donations

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Inmates at a western Michigan jail have a new sanctuary for prayer and quiet reflection through the generosity of community members. The Muskegon County jail has opened a non-denominational chapel where men and women can seek out space for contemplation and comfort, ...

Engelhard family keeps farming tradition alive

By BRENDA BATTEL Huron Daily Tribune AP Member Exchange UNIONVILLE, Mich.— The past three years have been a delightful whirlwind for the Nathan and Amy Engelhard family. In that time, they got married, had two children and still managed to remain active in the community and on their ...

Detroit Tigers lose no-hit bid in 7th inning, then game at Seattle in 11

SEATTLE (AP) — Once Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano was finished, the Seattle Mariners finally got started. Mitch Haniger kept Seattle alive with a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jean Segura’s RBI single in the 11th gave the Mariners a 3-2 victory over Detroit on ...

Tigers put together late rally for 3-2 win over Mariners

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Less than a week ago, Matthew Boyd was trying to figure out how to slow a Seattle lineup that included Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz in the middle of the batting order. It was a bit easier for the Detroit left-hander on Thursday night with Cano ...

Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer handcuffs Detroit Tigers, 6-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Trevor Bauer gave Cleveland’s beleaguered bullpen a bit of a break. Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling innings, and the Indians beat the Tigers 6-0 on Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep in Detroit. The scuffling Indians lead the AL ...

Detroit Tigers make big comeback and defeat Cleveland 9-8

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — John Hicks expected to be challenged by shutdown reliever Andrew Miller in a tight spot Tuesday night. Instead, he got an easy bases-loaded walk to cap an unexpected comeback. JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and the Detroit Tigers rallied ...

Michigan High School Athletic Association names Mark Uyl executive director

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association named its new executive director on Monday following the upcoming retirement of John “Jack” Roberts, who served in the post since 1986. Former high school teacher and current MHSAA staff member Mark Uyl was chosen by the ...

Niko Goodrum a new power source for Detroit Tigers in win over Cleveland

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The injury-plagued Detroit Tigers battled gamely against another top pitcher. Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 6-3 on Monday night. It was the second straight day the ...

Tigers top Mariners 5-4, Cano fractures hand

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jose Iglesias hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over Seattle on Sunday after the Mariners lost standout second baseman Robinson Cano to a fractured hand. Niko Goodrum homered and ...

Mazara’s 2nd homer gives Rangers 5-4 win in 10 over Detroit

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game, giving the Texas Rangers a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday and their first winning home series this season. Mazara pulled a 1-0 pitch into the right ...

Detroit Pistons back to square one with ouster of Stan Van Gundy

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — When the Detroit Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy in 2014, owner Tom Gores called it the most important decision his organization had made. Van Gundy didn’t make it to the end of his five-year contract, and now the Pistons need a plan for a future ...

Detroit Tigers get out to fast start, hold off Texas Rangers, 7-4

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre had a couple of hits the night he strained his left hamstring and three more upon his return two weeks later. The Texas Rangers just aren’t converting their 39-year-old star’s production into victories. Victor ...

Detroit Pistons, president-head coach Stan Van Gundy part ways

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — After four seasons of mostly mediocre results, the Detroit Pistons are moving on without Stan Van Gundy. He won’t return as president of basketball operations and he isn’t staying on as Detroit’s coach, either. Van Gundy held both those ...

Texas Rangers rally late to beat Detroit Tigers, 7-6

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Delino DeShields wasn’t too concerned about the end of his career-best 10-game hitting streak. All that mattered was scoring those two runs for the Texas Rangers. The speedy leadoff hitter reached on a two-out error in the seventh, ...

Power restoration effort goes on

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan utility companies say they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by tonight, which would be three days after several thousands of home and businesses lost power following high winds. At least nearly 400,000 homes and businesses around Michigan lost ...

Port Huron Museum will restore 140-year-old steam locomotive

By BOB GROSS Times Herald AP Member Exchange PORT HURON, Mich. — One of the shortest moves in the Daniel B. Harrington’s long existence was probably one of the most momentous. Workers and volunteers recently loaded the narrow-gauge steam engine onto a flatbed trailer and moved it less ...