Michigan Sports

Tigers blow another late lead

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Astros trailed 5-3 when Detroit brought in reliever Bruce Rondon (1-2) to start the eighth. He ...

Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder Mettlach already promoted even before coaching 1st game at Michigan TechBy Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — Gwinn native Dan Mettlach has been promoted from assistant head coach to offensive coordinator of the Michigan Tech University football team, the school announced ...

Kansas City Royals dominate Detroit Tigers in 16-2 rout

DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don’t play the Detroit Tigers again until September. That might be the one thing that keeps them from making a postseason run. The Royals extended their winning streak to eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Tigers on Wednesday night. Five of the eight ...

Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores pitcher perfect in title clincher

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — It was a dominating performance by Joey Randazzo Wednesday, to say the least. Randazzo fired a perfect game while helping Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores defeat Dexter 10-0 in five innings in the championship game of the Little League baseball ...

Rate of MHSAA schools charging pay-to-play fees drops slightly

EAST LANSING — A survey conducted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association found just under half of its high schools charged participation fees to help fund athletic programs during the past school year. The survey showed a slight decrease in the percentage charging these fees from ...

Michigan Wolverines back hard at work after eye-opening spring trip to Rome

By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Presenting the pope with a Michigan football helmet and a pair of Air Jordans wasn’t the only highlight in Jim Harbaugh ‘s trip to Rome this spring. The jaunt went so well that you half-expected the Wolverines coach to pull out a map and show ...

Big Ten Network triples number of prime-time football games

CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the ...

Detroit Pistons sign G League player Luis Montero

AUBURN HILLS (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Luis Montero to a two-way contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 6-foot-7 Montero played 49 games last season for the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League. He played in 12 NBA games with the Portland Trail ...

Jordan’s wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — During one of Jordan Spieth’s many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. The message: “You belong in ...

Detroit Tigers’ 3 first-inning errors snowball into 16-4 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Moss is getting hot as the Kansas City weather. Moss drove in four runs, Mike Moustakas had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals routed the error-prone Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night. It was Moss’ second straight game with multiple RBIs after ...

Detroit Tigers can’t hold 9th-inning lead, lose at Kansas City

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Everything you need to know about Brandon Moss’s season could be summed up by the way he greeted a pack of reporters that gathered around his locker after a crucial hit in the ninth inning helped lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 ...

USA Gymnastics names advocate to protect athletes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children’s rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization amid a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken one of the U.S. Olympic movement’s marquee programs. Toby Stark, who spent ...

Detroit Tigers’ offense keeps clicking

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Detroit Tigers got along just fine without J.D. Martinez in their lineup. For one night, at least. After trading their star outfielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Tigers pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 rout of the Kansas City ...

Detroit Tigers trade former All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit’s star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore ...

Detroit Tigers’ fire sale ready to commence

From the sounds of Detroit Tigers commentators in recent days, and then the team pulling off a trade of former All-Star J.D. Martinez on Tuesday night, the Tigers seem ready to hold a fire sale — trading its aging stars for young prospects. Thank goodness. Not that I’m thrilled that this ...

Jordan Zimmermann, power display pace Detroit Tigers to win

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jordan Zimmermann threw just about every pitch against Kansas City for a strike Monday night. Except the one that plunked Alcides Escobar. The Tigers’ veteran starter pounded the zone in a dominant performance against the Royals, and ...