Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers lose in 10 innings, 5-4, at Seattle

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE — Kyle Seager couldn’t let his brother get all the attention in the family on Tuesday night, even if he had to acknowledge the younger Seager probably had the better game. “That’s a tough day to match,” Seager said of his brother Corey’s ...

Vegas Golden Knights hold cards during National Hockey League expansion draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writers George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window. He holds the cards for a significant ...

Detroit Tigers’ top draft pick pitches College World Series shutout

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers’ brass must have been smiling after the performance Alex Faedo put on at TD Ameritrade Park. The Florida Gators sure were. Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings Sunday night, and Florida posted its first College World ...

Brooke Henderson comes back to win LPGA Meijer Classic title in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, holding off Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson by two strokes. The 19-year-old Henderson closed with 66 on the Blythefield layout that was reduced to par 69 — the fifth hole was played as ...

Tampa Bay Rays club 5 homers to wallop Detroit Tigers, 9-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Steven Souza Jr. has been looking forward to playing on Father’s Day since his son Micah was born in December. The day ended up more memorable than he could have imagined. Souza hit his first career grand slam as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the ...

Kyle Larson outlasts field at Michigan International Speedway again

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. That’s a task he’s proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway. Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining Sunday and ...

Cabrea’s two-run walkoff homer lifts Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera came into Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay without a homer since May 20, though that didn’t give the Rays much confidence. “We all know what that man can do,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He can hit a homer at any ...

Henderson leads LPGA event

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Brooke Henderson shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to top the star-packed leaderboard in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The 19-year-old Canadian eagled the par-5 eighth hole and had six birdies at Blythefield in her lowest round of the season. She won the major KPMG Women’s PGA ...

Lions acquire OT Robinson from Rams

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Greg Robinson is thankful to have a fresh start that the Detroit Lions were desperate to give him. “It’s really refreshing,” Robinson said. Detroit attempted to bolster its offensive line, to make up for the potential loss of tackle Taylor ...

Arizona’s Taijuan Walker outduels Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann on mound

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Taijuan Walker felt fresh after nearly a month off, although it took a little while for him to settle into a groove. “I don’t know why I was so nervous,” the Arizona right-hander said. “First game back, maybe, but after the first inning, ...

Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford not worried about quarterback’s contract

ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford has made enough money already that his newborn twin daughters should be just fine, financially, for life. The Detroit Lions are expected to give their quarterback a new deal that will set up his family for generations. After going through a minicamp practice ...

Amid ‘horrible’ offseason, Spartans hoping to repair image

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State football team has been in the news this offseason for all the wrong reasons, and as the program dealt with sexual assault allegations against four players, the rest of the Spartans generally stayed out of the ...

Peralta homer in 9th lifts Diamondbacks over Tigers 7-6

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — David Peralta had no intention of falling behind Detroit closer Justin Wilson in the ninth inning of Tuesday's tie game between the Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Peralta led off and swung at Wilson's first pitch, hitting a solo home run to ...

Detroit Red Wings president touts team’s new Little Caesars Arena

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Olympia Entertainment President Tom Wilson traveled throughout North America, visiting NHL arenas to take the best ideas from them for the Motor City. He also took a look at how the roof of a hockey arena in Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics ...

Upton’s slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Detroit manager Brad Ausmus knew what to hope for when he saw Justin Upton's fly ball heading down the right-field line. "From the time it left the bat I was saying, 'Pesky Pole! Pesky Pole," Ausmas said after Upton's grand slam hit off the ...

Detroit Lions sign offensive lineman Tony Hills for depth

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Tony Hills, adding depth to an offensive line that might be without Taylor Decker. Detroit added Hills among a series of moves Thursday, including signing defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston. The Lions also waived ...