Michigan Sports

All-Star Fulmer outlasts Kluber as Tigers top Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Michael Fulmer won’t pitch in his first All-Star Game, not because he isn’t worthy. Under the bright lights and on a big stage Sunday night, Fulmer again showed why he’s Miami-bound. Fulmer outlasted All-Star teammate Corey Kluber, Alex ...

Detroit Pistons sign journeyman guard Langston Galloway

(AP) — The Detroit Pistons announced they signed free agent guard Langston Galloway on Thursday afternoon. Terms were not disclosed, but The Associated Press previously reported it is a three-year deal. Detroit is Galloway’s fourth team in four NBA seasons, after stints with New York, New ...

Detroit Pistons edged out for summer league title

By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — It wasn’t quite the week Johnathan Motley hoped to have during the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Dallas Mavericks had more than enough capable player, making it hard for the undrafted rookie — limited by a healing knee injury — to ...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander realistic about being on trading block

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Justin Verlander is a rarity in baseball these days — a veteran in his 13th season who has played for only one franchise. His future in Detroit, once so secure, has become increasingly uncertain. “Even though I think of this organization as ...

Luke Kennard, Henry Ellenson get chances to impress Detroit Pistons’ brass

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy told rookie guard Luke Kennard that how he practices and plays during the Orlando Pro Summer League period would tell him if he is deserving of an opportunity to compete for a rotation spot come training camp this fall. He wanted ...

San Francisco Giants hold off Detroit Tigers’ late rally

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — This wasn’t an ideal matchup for the San Francisco Giants — a rookie lefty against a Detroit lineup full of powerful right-handed hitters. Ty Blach was up to the challenge. Blach took a shutout into the seventh inning, and the Giants held ...

Detroit Pistons practice squad wins odd overtime summer game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A game-ending basket, with more than 9 minutes left on the clock. Only in Summer League. Pierre Jackson scored 48 seconds into the second overtime, and the Detroit Pistons topped the Miami Heat 73-71 in the final of three games Tuesday at the Orlando Pro Summer ...

Michael Fulmer brings steadying influence to Detroit Tigers’ team in flux

More inside: Fulmer leads Tigers past Giants on Monday. Page 6B ------------------- By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Every time the Detroit Tigers lose another game, the franchise moves a bit closer to a highly murky future. It’s hard to say what the roster will look like a ...

Indians snap Verlander’s streak in 11-8 rout of Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — For the second time this season, the Cleveland Indians slugged their way past Justin Verlander, sending the Detroit star to an early exit. This time, they ended a decade-long streak in the process. Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the ...

Red Wings sign D Trevor Daley to $9.5 million, 3-year deal

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings didn’t make the playoffs this year for the first time since 1990 for many reasons. Lackluster defense might have topped the list. Detroit tried to address that weakness in the opening hour of free agency Saturday, signing ...

Miners classes clash on diamond

Negaunee 2017 grads top 2016 class in co-ed softball tourney By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Negaunee high school class of 2017 edged the class of 2016 by a 5-4 score Friday night in the opening match of the annual Negaunee co-ed alumni softball tournament at LaCombe ...

Fulmer outstanding in Tigers win

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The crowd cheered Michael Fulmer and booed the decision to pull him. That was the only real drama at the end — after the talented right-hander had shut down Kansas City for almost the entire game. Fulmer came within one out of a shutout, and ...

Michigan WR Perry pleads guilty in assault case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan receiver has pleaded guilty to resisting a police officer and misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with a confrontation outside an East Lansing bar. The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/2tYDOL5 ) that 20-year-old Grant ...

Pistons deal Hilliard to Rockets for cash

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded swingman Darrun Hilliard to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations. Hilliard appeared in a career-high 39 games last season, averaging 3.3 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 9.8 minutes. The 6-foot-6 Hilliard ...

Tigers activate Victor Martinez from disabled list

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have activated designated hitter Victor Martinez, who was on the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat. Martinez came out of a June 15 game with a racing heartbeat, dizziness and cold sweats. He was treated in the clubhouse for dehydration, but ...

Perez, Moustakas homer to lift Royals over Tigers 8-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — There was no way any Detroit outfielder was going to catch this drive by Salvador Perez. A night after he was robbed of an extra-base hit by the center fielder, Perez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and the Kansas City Royals went ...