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Michigan Sports

Oakland A’s outslug Detroit Tigers, 9-3, on Tuesday

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matt Chapman made plays with his bat, glove and arm to lift the Oakland Athletics to their latest win in a push to make the playoffs. Chapman hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning, cleared the fences again in the ninth and turned a ...

Judge blocks Western Michigan University vaccine rules for athletes

LANSING (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Western Michigan University from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement against four female soccer players, ruling they are likely to prevail on claims it violates their constitutional religious rights. District Judge Paul Maloney in Grand ...

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle needs surgery on right thumb

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle broke his right thumb in the team’s preseason finale and needs surgery. Lions coach Dan Campbell made the announcement Monday, adding the team is hopeful it was not a season-ending injury. Boyle was hurt in Friday night’s loss ...

Key homer by Minnesota Twins sinks Detroit Tigers, 3-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson’s two-run homer helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Monday. “We are very, very pleased with the way Bailey is throwing the ball,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. ...

Western Michigan University athletes among those suing over vaccine rules

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Four female soccer players at Western Michigan University challenged the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for athletes Monday, saying it violates their Christian beliefs. The lawsuit came days after a Michigan State University employee sued ...