Michigan Sports

Ex-Michigan State Spartans player expelled from graduate studies program

EAST LANSING (AP) — Police documents say Houston Texans wide receiver Keith Mumphery was expelled from a Michigan State graduate studies program last year for a sexual misconduct violation. The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that Mumphery was accused of sexually assaulting a student ...

Detroit Tigers’ offense breaks loose again for 6-5 win at Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was a good recipe — walks and extra-base hits — for the Detroit Tigers’ offense to break out. J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton hit two-run doubles with two outs in the third inning as the Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night. Royals ...

University of Michigan wins 1st NCAA individual women’s tennis title

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Brienne Minor gave Michigan its first NCAA women’s tennis title, while Virginia’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski beat a familiar foe to capture the men’s championship. Minor defeated Florida’s Belinda Woolcock 6-3, 6-3 on Monday to become only the third player from the ...

Detroit Tigers rally twice to beat Kansas City Royals, 10-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera wanted to keep a simple approach at the plate after the Detroit Tigers lost six of eight to begin this 11-game three-city trip. Cabrera and J.D. Martinez each drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers came from behind to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-7 ...

Marisnick homers in 8th to lift Astros past Tigers, 7-6

By JORDAN GODWIN Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick wouldn't acknowledge whether he thought his tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning had ended the game. His teammates, however, were teasing him in the clubhouse after the game about a nearly humiliating ...

Role player again helps Houston beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON — For the second straight night the Houston Astros got a big contribution from a role player filling in for one of their injured stars. Juan Centeno homered to help the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night after Brad ...

No expulsions in Michigan State University football players’ sexual assault

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State officials say they have concluded a Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault and haven’t taken any action to remove three football players from the university. The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody would not ...

Houston Astros limit Detroit Tigers to one hit in 1-0 win

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros used a group effort to make up for what they hope is the one start ace Dallas Keuchel will miss with a pinched nerve in his neck. Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the Astros ...

Tigers end Rangers’ win streak at 10

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat Texas 9-3 on Saturday night, ending the Rangers’ 10-game winning streak. Nicholas Castellanos added a three-run homer in ...

Negaunee wins its own invite

Miners wins 6 of 8 championships to easily hold off Westwood By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — It looks like another Upper Peninsula Finals championship could be on the horizon for the Negaunee High School boys tennis team. The Miners won their own tournament, the Negaunee ...

The Patriot games

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — For the first time, the Westwood Patriots captured the Mid-Peninsula Conference softball tournament championship Saturday afternoon, mercying Norway 15-0 in just four innings in Negaunee. Westwood, which entered the tournament as the No. 1 ...

Norway’s Leiker resigns as basketball coach

By LINDA LOBECK Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Longtime Norway High School boys basketball coach Ben Leiker submitted his resignation this week. Leiker coached Norway to 12 district titles in 18 years. He also won three Mid-Peninsula Conference titles. Last year, the Knights were ...

Quigley named Gladstone boys basketball coach

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Dane Quigley was named boys varsity basketball coach at Gladstone High School on Wednesday, according to athletic director Andy Jacques. Quigley has served as the Braves’ junior varsity coach the past seven years and currently is head ...