Michigan Sports

Upton, Fulmer lead Tigers to rare win at Angels, 7-1

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have been mostly miserable at Angel Stadium over the past several years, losing seven consecutive series and struggling for even the smallest wins. Giving a five-run lead to Michael Fulmer before he takes the mound ...

Detroit Tigers power way to win with homers, Justin Verlander

PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Upton and James McCann homered, Mikie Mahtook singled in two runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Tuesday night to open a two-game series. Justin Verlander (3-2) went six innings plus two batters to get his second straight win. He gave up ...

Ex-Detroit Lions player Nate Burleson joins ‘NFL Today’ cast

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is making another change to its cast for the “NFL Today” show on Sundays, replacing Bart Scott with Nate Burleson. Burleson is the second newcomer to the program, with Phil Simms moving from the broadcast booth to the studio. That switch was announced last ...

University of Michigan hires Brooks as women’s basketball assistant coach

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan has hired Wesley Brooks as a women’s basketball assistant coach. The school announced the move Monday. Brooks replaces Megan Duffy, who left to become the head coach at Miami of Ohio. Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico says Brooks brings “a tremendous amount of ...

Jets sign tryout players Braden, Bordelon from rookie camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed offensive linemen Benjamin Braden and Chris Bordelon, both of whom were tryout players at the team's rookie minicamp over the weekend. To make room on the roster, the Jets also released long snapper Zach Triner and offensive tackle ...

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 ...