Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers waste comebacks in 13-inning loss to Baltimore, 13-11

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th. After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on. Davis’ two-run shot in the 13th put the Orioles ahead to stay, and they snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting ...

Central Michigan University names athletic director

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan has hired Michael Alford as its new athletic director. The school announced Monday that the senior associate athletic director for administration and development at Oklahoma is replacing Dave Heeke, who was hired as Arizona’s athletic director in ...

Trout, Meyer propel Angels past Verlander and Tigers, 4-1

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Six years after Alex Meyer was a first-round draft pick, the 6-foot-9 right-hander is still trying to realize his enormous potential as a big league pitcher. Meyer appears to be on his way after outpitching Justin Verlander in the ...

Angels shut out Tigers on Friday

By STEVE DILBECK Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Matt Shoemaker finally showed off his 2016 form. Shoemaker held the Detroit Tigers to three hits in six innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory late Friday on the West Coast. “That looks like Shoemaker when he’s ...

Pool, Lehtinen added to Potulny’s NMU hockey staff

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey program named a pair of coaches on Saturday to the staff of head hockey coach Grant Potulny. Byron Pool was named associate head coach, while Rob Lehtinen was named assistant coach. Pool spent the last seven ...

Jandron starring on mound at Northwood

By Journal Sports Staff MIDLAND — Northwood University junior Tyler Jandron of Negaunee proved why he was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year at the opening game of the league’s tournament on Thursday. Jandron threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout as the No. 1-seeded Timberwolves blanked ...

Marquette dominance

Redmen, Redettes sweep Negaunee Lions titles in convincing fashion By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Both Marquette and Negaunee continued to work on successful track and field seasons Saturday afternoon at the Negaunee Lions Invitational. Marquette swept both the girls ...

Lions sign draft picks, bring them to rookie minicamp

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Detroit coach Jim Caldwell was asked about positions that are supposed to be particularly tough to learn, like quarterback, tight end and middle linebacker. Caldwell then started adding some other spots to that category. “Offensive line, ...

Mattson, Ziegler named hall of fame scholars

By Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — Two student-athletes from Marquette and Alger counties will be among five to be recognized Saturday night at the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame banquet to be held at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris. Four of the honorees, all who happen to be ...

Highway underpass receives support

Board schedules meeting on levy By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board recently heard an update of progress made to the potential creation of an underpass beneath U.S. 41, and scheduled a public hearing to gather community input on a proposal to ...

Michigan sports doctor faces key hearing in assault case

MASON, Mich. (AP) — An outspoken former gymnast is expected to testify at a key hearing in a sexual assault case against a Michigan sports doctor. Dr. Larry Nassar is appearing in court near Lansing, Michigan, on Friday for a hearing that will determine if there's enough evidence to send him ...

Upton, Fulmer lead Tigers to rare win at Angels, 7-1

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have been mostly miserable at Angel Stadium over the past several years, losing seven consecutive series and struggling for even the smallest wins. Giving a five-run lead to Michael Fulmer before he takes the mound ...

Detroit Tigers power way to win with homers, Justin Verlander

PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Upton and James McCann homered, Mikie Mahtook singled in two runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Tuesday night to open a two-game series. Justin Verlander (3-2) went six innings plus two batters to get his second straight win. He gave up ...

Ex-Detroit Lions player Nate Burleson joins ‘NFL Today’ cast

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is making another change to its cast for the “NFL Today” show on Sundays, replacing Bart Scott with Nate Burleson. Burleson is the second newcomer to the program, with Phil Simms moving from the broadcast booth to the studio. That switch was announced last ...

University of Michigan hires Brooks as women’s basketball assistant coach

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan has hired Wesley Brooks as a women’s basketball assistant coach. The school announced the move Monday. Brooks replaces Megan Duffy, who left to become the head coach at Miami of Ohio. Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico says Brooks brings “a tremendous amount of ...

Jets sign tryout players Braden, Bordelon from rookie camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed offensive linemen Benjamin Braden and Chris Bordelon, both of whom were tryout players at the team's rookie minicamp over the weekend. To make room on the roster, the Jets also released long snapper Zach Triner and offensive tackle ...