Michigan Sports

Cabrea’s two-run walkoff homer lifts Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera came into Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay without a homer since May 20, though that didn’t give the Rays much confidence. “We all know what that man can do,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He can hit a homer at any ...

Henderson leads LPGA event

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Brooke Henderson shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to top the star-packed leaderboard in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The 19-year-old Canadian eagled the par-5 eighth hole and had six birdies at Blythefield in her lowest round of the season. She won the major KPMG Women’s PGA ...

Lions acquire OT Robinson from Rams

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Greg Robinson is thankful to have a fresh start that the Detroit Lions were desperate to give him. “It’s really refreshing,” Robinson said. Detroit attempted to bolster its offensive line, to make up for the potential loss of tackle Taylor ...

Arizona’s Taijuan Walker outduels Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann on mound

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Taijuan Walker felt fresh after nearly a month off, although it took a little while for him to settle into a groove. “I don’t know why I was so nervous,” the Arizona right-hander said. “First game back, maybe, but after the first inning, ...

Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford not worried about quarterback’s contract

ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford has made enough money already that his newborn twin daughters should be just fine, financially, for life. The Detroit Lions are expected to give their quarterback a new deal that will set up his family for generations. After going through a minicamp practice ...

Amid ‘horrible’ offseason, Spartans hoping to repair image

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State football team has been in the news this offseason for all the wrong reasons, and as the program dealt with sexual assault allegations against four players, the rest of the Spartans generally stayed out of the ...

Peralta homer in 9th lifts Diamondbacks over Tigers 7-6

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — David Peralta had no intention of falling behind Detroit closer Justin Wilson in the ninth inning of Tuesday's tie game between the Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Peralta led off and swung at Wilson's first pitch, hitting a solo home run to ...

Detroit Red Wings president touts team’s new Little Caesars Arena

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Olympia Entertainment President Tom Wilson traveled throughout North America, visiting NHL arenas to take the best ideas from them for the Motor City. He also took a look at how the roof of a hockey arena in Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics ...

Upton’s slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Detroit manager Brad Ausmus knew what to hope for when he saw Justin Upton's fly ball heading down the right-field line. "From the time it left the bat I was saying, 'Pesky Pole! Pesky Pole," Ausmas said after Upton's grand slam hit off the ...

Detroit Lions sign offensive lineman Tony Hills for depth

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Tony Hills, adding depth to an offensive line that might be without Taylor Decker. Detroit added Hills among a series of moves Thursday, including signing defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston. The Lions also waived ...

Los Angeles Angels pummel Detroit Tigers’ pitchers in 11-4 thumping

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Eric Young Jr. is taking advantage of the opportunity to play in place of Mike Trout. Young had three hits and scored three runs, helping the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 11-4 Thursday. The 32-year-old outfielder is hitting .333 since ...

3 Michigan St players charged in campus sexual assault case

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan State football players were charged Tuesday with criminal sexual conduct after a woman said she was raped and forced to perform oral sex in the bathroom of an on-campus apartment during a party in January. Josh ...

Cron and Calhoun homer to lead Angels past Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels didn't make things easy for themselves on Tuesday night. The Angels led the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the fifth inning, but closer Bud Norris had to pitch out of a bases-loaded jam to finish off a 5-3 victory. "That's a nice ...

Detroit Tigers: Justin Verlander MRI doesn’t show any structural damage

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers say an MRI on Justin Verlander was clean after the star right-hander left Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the third inning with tightness in his right groin. The team says Monday the test revealed no structural damage. Verlander will be ...

Attorney: 3 Michigan State football players charged with sexual assault

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Three Michigan State football players are being charged in an alleged sexual assault on campus in January, an attorney said Monday. Ingham County prosecutor Carol Siemon said only that three people were being charged in the incident, but she ...