Michigan Sports

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 ...

High lead levels found in 1 of 7 children in Detroit enclave

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Tests have found one in seven children in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park had elevated lead levels in their blood in 2016, a rate higher than any other community evaluated by the state. The state Department of Health and Human Services’ report from the ...

Kansas City Royals top Detroit Tigers 4-2 to win 1st series of season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas led the Kansas City Royals to a series win for the first time in 11 tries this season. He drove in three runs with a double and sacrifice fly, and the Royals beat Detroit 4-2 on Sunday to take three of four from the Tigers. Kansas City had lost nine ...

US indictment alleges VW exec knew of emissions cheating

By TOM KRISHER and DAVID MCHUGH Associated Press DETROIT— A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal in a plot that prosecutors allege reached the top of the world’s ...

Royals hit 3 homers as offense powers 10-6 win over Tigers

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost was happy to see Jorge Soler's pitch recognition sharpen, slugging first baseman Lucas Duda produce some timely hits and Alex Gordon's long-awaited breakout continue for at least another day. For once, the Royals manager had ...

Matthew Boyd leads Detroit Tigers to 2-1 win over Tampa Bay

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Matthew Boyd’s first win of the season came with some help from both the bat and arm of Leonys Martin. Boyd allowed one run in six innings, and Martin drove in the winning run and threw a runner out at the plate as the Detroit Tigers ...

Ex-Lions GM Matt Millen may need heart transplant

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function. The 60-year-old Millen told the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania that he has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a ...

Tampa Bay Rays homer late then hold off Detroit Tigers, 3-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — With the Detroit Tigers rallying in the ninth inning Monday night, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was focused on Miguel Cabrera’s whereabouts. The Tigers star wasn’t in the lineup due to biceps tightness, but Cash was unsure if Cabrera could ...

Michigan wildfire spreads

FERRYSBURG, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a beach home along the Lake Michigan shoreline in western Michigan was damaged when a wildfire spread, catching its deck on fire. Chief Brian Sipe of the Spring Lake Township Fire Department tells The Muskegon Chronicle that the blaze at the ...

Michigan students unveil inventions for veterans

DETROIT (AP) — College students have created devices they say will improve the quality of life for disabled veterans and others with impairments. Seniors from Lawrence Technological University and University of Detroit Mercy presented devices like detachable drive units for manual ...

Alvarez hits 2 HRs to help Orioles beat Tigers 5-3

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Thrust into a starting role just minutes before game time, Pedro Alvarez jumped at the opportunity to play instead of watch. "Pete was bouncing around like a guy on his first day in Little League," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He ...

Reds, Mahle mow down Twins 8-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Tyler Mahle continues to pitch the way he has in his past two starts, the Cincinnati Reds shouldn't need another month to win their next series. Mahle pitched into the seventh inning in another impressive start, Jose Peraza had three hits and Adam Duvall homered, ...

Detroit Lions announce preseason slate

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ preseason schedule has been finalized. They’ll kick off the exhibition slate on Aug. 10 in Oakland against the Raiders. Don’t forget the coffee, though. That game, which pits a pair of new coaches against each other, will kick off at 10:30 p.m. ...