Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander wins pitchers’ duel with Boston Red Sox

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Chris Sale pitched a little longer than Justin Verlander in a matchup of ace pitchers, and it might’ve cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to split their series with the Detroit Tigers. Nicholas Castellanos chased Sale with a two-out, go-ahead single ...

Detroit Red Wings need to give Henrik Zetterberg more help in 2017-18 season

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings will move into a new arena next season. They’ll need more than that to be winners again. Detroit didn’t make the playoffs for the first time since 1990, in its last season at Joe Louis Arena, because they didn’t have ...

Boston Red Sox use big 8th inning to beat Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Sandy Leon broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, part of a four-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Red Sox rallied four times from one-run deficits, finally taking the ...

Late 3-point barrage lifts Detroit Pistons to victory over Memphis, 103-90

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Detroit’s reserves used some sharp accuracy from long range in the fourth quarter to gain a victory. The Pistons shot 6 of 7 on 3-pointers in the final period and defeated the playoff-bound Memphis Grizzlies 103-90 Sunday night. “We ...

Kelly resigns as Norway girls coach

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Carli Kelly, who this past season guided Norway High School to its first Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball championship since 1985, has stepped down. Norway High School principal and athletic director Joe Tinti confirmed that Kelly ...

Spring in their step

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team’s offense proved to be the top of their game Saturday afternoon, defeating the defense 39-15 in Kyle Nystrom’s first spring game as the Wildcats head coach. After 14 spring practices and ...

DNR awards grants for trail development

LANSING — Sixteen projects along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail will share $350,000 in grant funding through awards announced recently by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For this third round of Iron Belle Trail funding, the DNR received 41 applications. Each funded project will ...

Canada advances to women’s world hockey final with 4-0 win over Finland

PLYMOUTH (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin dashed Finland’s hopes of pulling off another upset. Poulin had a goal and an assist in a 2-plus minute span of second period, helping Canada pull away and beat the Finns 4-0 on Thursday night in the women’s hockey world championship semifinals. “We ...

US women advance to world hockey final with 11-0 win over Germany

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer PLYMOUTH — The U.S. relentlessly dominated Germany, scoring soon after the puck dropped and refusing to relent until the final horn sounded. Hilary Knight scored 1:06 into the game and Kelli Stack added a goal midway through the first period to give the ...

Chicago White Sox rip Detroit Tigers, 11-2

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press CHICAGO — In his first at-bat since breaking his right foot running the bases in his season debut last June, Matt Davidson put it to the test. The designated hitter rounded two bags sharply and dug for his first career triple, sparking Chicago to an 11-2 ...

Detroit Tigers’ game postponed for 2nd time in 3 days

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO — Wednesday’s game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up May 26 as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5:10 p.m. ET. Bad weather has played havoc with the scheduled ...

Kyle Lowry leads Toronto Raptors past Detroit Pistons, 105-102

AUBURN HILLS (AP) — Kyle Lowry didn’t look rusty in his return for the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. After missing 18 games with a wrist injury, Lowry played 42 minutes and had 27 points and 10 assists to help the Raptors overcame a 20-point first-half deficit in a 105-102 victory ...

Detroit Red Wings fail to score in rematch with Ottawa Senators, 2-0

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson has the Ottawa Senators on the verge of reaching the postseason. Anderson made 24 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and Erik Karlsson and Tom Pyatt scored in the Senators’ 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The win coupled ...

Detroit Lions sign 49ers’ linebacker Nick Bellore

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Nick Bellore. The team announced the move Monday and did not disclose terms. Bellore spent the past two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He appeared in 14 games last season, starting 10. He had 77 tackles (55 solo) last season, ...

Detroit Tigers No. 2 on highest team salary list

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees aren’t among baseball’s top two payrolls for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, making cuts along with some other traditional big spenders. The Los Angeles Dodgers topped the major leagues for the fourth straight opening day but dropped to ...