Michigan Sports

Boyd, Avila lead Tigers to win

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Francisco Rodriguez thought the Detroit Tigers proved a point to their biggest rival. Matthew Boyd allowed one run in six innings, Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and Detroit defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three ...

Peters-led Maize beats Blue 31-29 in Michigan spring game

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan did not provide a roster for its spring game Saturday and a list of their players with numbers for the 2017 season isn’t on their website. And coach Jim Harbaugh did not speak to reporters after the game. Harbaugh, though, couldn’t ...

Ramirez has 6 RBIs as Indians rout Verlander, Tigers 13-6

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez was 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers for Cleveland, and Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians. Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with ...

Hematites cruise at Menominee Quad

By Journal Sports Staff MENOMINEE — Even though the track and field season has just begun, the Ishpeming Hematites are already looking strong again. The Hematites swept both the boys and girls meets at the Menominee Quadrangular Thursday afternoon. The boys team finished with 91 points, ...

Cabrera hits 3-run HR, Tigers beat Indians 7-6

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning after being brushed back in the first, and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-6 on Friday night, sending the defending AL champion Indians to their sixth loss in seven games. Tensions ...

In the swing of things

Negaunee girls rally past Kingsford in softball opener By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Miners softball team scored nine late runs Friday afternoon to earn an 11-5 win over Kingsford in the first game of the Spring Swing Softball Tournament inside the ...

DARK SKY PARK

Spot would be on Presque Isle By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The proposed Dark Sky Park near the Presque Isle Pavilion still is up in the air — literally and figuratively speaking. The city of Marquette Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee has been mulling the ...

Detroit Lions unveil new uniforms

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions will have a new look next season. They unveiled new Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms Thursday night for season-ticket holders at Ford Field. Detroit will have home, away, “color rush,” and throwback uniforms. The Lions’ main color will still be ...

Detroit Tigers unable to finish off sweep of Twins after Minnesota wins 11-5

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — When Jordan Zimmermann started walking people in a rare display of wildness, the Minnesota Twins were ready to capitalize. Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman all homered for Minnesota, and the Twins routed the Detroit Tigers 11-5 on ...

Late Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert’s ashes put in sin bin

DETROIT (AP) — Late Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert has been given a little more time in the penalty box at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Probert’s widow, Dani, sprinkled some of the forward’s ashes in the box on Sunday, when the Red Wings played their final game in the ...

Detroit Pistons’ season ends with thud in loss at Orlando

By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic entered their season-finale looking for momentum to take into the offseason. For a while in the fourth quarter it looked like the Magic’s season of disappointment would end in yet another frustrating defeat as they ...

Andrew Romine grand slams Detroit Tigers to win over Minnesota

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam. “I could feel it. I hit it on the barrel,” the Detroit utilityman said. “It was a matter of whether it was going to stay fair. Once I ...

Michigan State Spartans hire Danton Cole as hockey coach

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State has hired Danton Cole to try to turn around its struggling hockey program. Cole takes over as the Spartans’ coach after Tom Anastos stepped down last month. Michigan State went 7-24-4 this past season and is now hoping one of its former players can ...

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill named coach for world championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings has been named coach of the U.S. men’s hockey team that will compete in the world championships next month in key tuneup ahead of next year’s Winter Olympics. The tournament runs May 5-21 in Germany and ...

Detroit Red Wings give head coach Jeff Blashill vote of confidence

DETROIT (AP) — After missing the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons, the Detroit Red Wings aren’t embarking on a total shakeup. General manager Ken Holland says Jeff Blashill will remain Detroit’s coach. Blashill, who was hired in 2015 after Mike Babcock’s departure, made the ...

Michigan Wolverines’ hockey coach Red Berenson hangs it up after 33 years

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson is retiring after a 33-season run that included two national championships. “I’ve thought about this for a long time and I think this is the right time and it’s the right thing to do for the Michigan hockey program,” the 77-year-old ...

Detroit Pistons drop Palace finale to Washington Wizards, 105-101

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press AUBURN HILLS — Bradley Beal didn’t want Monday night to turn into a celebration at the Palace of Auburn Hills. With the Detroit Pistons playing their final game in the building that saw them win three NBA championships, Beal scored 33 points in 33 minutes to ...