Michigan Sports

A’s get to K-Rod in 9th inning again, rally past Tigers 8-6

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even though they're still three games under .500, the Oakland Athletics are feeling a lot better about themselves after their second consecutive ninth-inning rally against Detroit closer Francisco Rodriguez. The Tigers are a ...

Danladi scores 1st goal, Minnesota United upsets Sporting KC

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abu Danladi scored his first career MLS goal and added an assist and Minnesota United stunned Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Sunday. Sporting KC (5-2-3) began the day in a first-place tie atop the Western Conference with FC Dallas while Minnesota has struggled in its ...

Dick Vitale’s passion now is pediatric cancer research

(AP) — Dick Vitale has a passion that even surpasses his love of college basketball. The 77-year-old bundle of energy says he has turned his life “24-7” into raising money for pediatric cancer research. “I will do this is until my last breath,” he said Wednesday. “One of the ...

Detroit Tigers’ minor leaguer Paul Voelker suspended for positive drug test

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Paul Voelker has been suspended for 50 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the banned stimulant Amphetamine. The 24-year-old right-hander, selected in the 10th round of the 2014 amateur draft, was 0-1 with a ...

Detroit Lions exercise option on tight end Eric Ebron

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have chosen to keep tight end Eric Ebron under contract through the 2018 season. The Lions exercised their option to pick up the fifth year of his contract Tuesday. Detroit drafted Ebron in the first round, No. 10 overall, out of North Carolina in 2014. ...

Jose Iglesias, bullpen key to Detroit Tigers ending 4-game slide

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers got two things they needed Sunday afternoon. They put up big runs, got four scoreless innings from their bullpen and ended a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. “We’ve been quiet with the ...

Tigers lose 4th in a row despite 9th-inning rally

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Chicago White Sox are making breaks, and getting some, in a surge that has put them atop the AL Central. The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, have plummeted under .500 for the first time this season. Melky Cabrera led off the 10th inning with a solo ...

Lions emphasize defense in draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn insisted he didn’t see more needs on defense than offense a week before the NFL draft. When it was time to make picks, Quinn’s actions were much different than his words. Detroit drafted its first of two ...

Redmen swept by big Class A schools

By Journal Sports Staff SAGINAW — Marquette suffered from a late pitching collapse in one game and a leaky defense in the other to get swept at the Saginaw Heritage Tournament on Saturday. Facing a pair of large Class A schools each with about 300 more students than the Redmen, MSHS lost to ...

Big rallying day

Westwood puts together strong hitting attack to sweep at Gwinn By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Westwood swept the Modeltowners in a softball doubleheader held at the Gwinn field on Saturday afternoon, with the Patriots winning 13-8 and 18-5. Gwinn kept up with the ...

Marquette depth too much to handle at Manistique Invite

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press MANISTIQUE — Depth was a common denominator for Marquette’s track teams Friday as they swept both ends of the Manistique Invitational. The Marquette boys scored 217 points, followed by Newberry 152 and Stephenson 69. “Again our depth showed,” ...

Lions select Florida CB Tabor in 2nd round

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have selected their second-straight Florida Gator, taking cornerback Jalen Tabor in the second round with the No. 53 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night. Detroit desperately needs a cornerback to play on the ...

Marquette baseball notches win downstate

By Journal Sports Staff SAGINAW — The Marquette baseball team traveled way downstate Friday, but it made the trip worthwhile as the Redmen took down Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central 4-2. The two teams were deadlocked at 2-2 until the top of the seventh when Marquette plated two runs and ...

Tiseo named MSHS athletic director

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School is getting one of its own to run the largest varsity athletics department in the Upper Peninsula. Alex Tiseo, a 2004 MSHS graduate, was named the athletic director effective May 22, when current AD Blaise ...

Still searching for a win

NMU lacrosse loses seventh game in a row By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Any hopes of the the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team making the GLIAC tournament in its inaugural season ended Friday night as it fell to Walsh 19-7 at the Superior Dome. ...