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National Sports

Kang survives wild back nine to share lead at Inverness

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang returned from a 45-minute rain delay with two straight birdies. By the end of the round Saturday, she was happy to have a share of the lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. Kang followed her back-to-back birdies with three straight bogeys, another birdie ...

Detroit Tigers rally for second win in a row over Kansas City Royals, 5-4

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit’s bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A night after pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals, ...

MHSAA waits to clear football, volleyball, soccer to get their seasons going

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association said Wednesday that competition can begin Aug. 19 and 21 for lower-risk sports like golf, tennis and cross country, but it held off on allowing the start of football, volleyball and soccer games during ...

Detroit Tigers’ bullpen sharp in 4-3 home win over Kansas City Royals

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit two-run homers in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield hit a three-run shot in the top of the third for the Royals, but the ...

Kansas City Royals knock around Detroit Tigers’ pitching in 14-6 victory

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Maikel Franco hit two of Kansas City’s six home runs, and the Royals pounded the Tigers 14-6 on Monday night, spoiling Detroit’s fan-free home opener. Whit Merrifield had three hits and three RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle on a ...

Detroit marathon canceled

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon in Detroit is joining others in canceling its fall event because of the coronavirus. It would have been the event’s 43rd year. It offers a 26.2-mile race that takes runners over the Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario, and back ...

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann likely out for season

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm, meaning he won’t be available for much of this year, if at all. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end ...