Michigan Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates take Detroit Tigers out in 10 innings again, 3-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — At this point, Clint Hurdle is probably used to managing for more than nine innings. Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. It was the second straight ...

Detroit sports teams license plates unveiled

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Fans of Detroit’s four professional sports teams can now support them — and their charities — while driving the roads. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, team executives and past legends on Tuesday unveiled four new license plates ...

Pittsburgh Pirates beat Detroit Tigers in 10th inning, 5-3

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Jung Ho Kang also went deep for Pittsburgh, which blew a 3-0 lead but recovered to win when Marte hit ...

Minnesota Twins’ ace Jose Berrios gets 6-4 win over Detroit Tigers

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios calls himself “a normal guy,” and his teammates describe him as “humble.” “I’m feeling proud, but not like the way, ‘Oh, I’m the guy,’” Berrios said. Two standing ovations in two home games suggest he very ...

Milwaukee Bucks thump Detroit Pistons to open NBA playoffs

By CHARLES F. GARDNER Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA’s best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them ...

Twins postpone Tigers series opener due to wintry weather

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have postponed their series opener against the Detroit Tigers because of wintry weather, opting for a doubleheader next month. The Twins announced Thursday afternoon they were calling off Friday night's game, a decision made about 28 hours before the ...

Martin, Bieber lead Cleveland to 4-0 win over Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin capped a successful return to Detroit with another fine day at the plate. Martin had three hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday. Shane Bieber ...

Detroit Lions sign quarterback Tom Savage as backup to Matthew Stafford

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Tom Savage. Detroit made the move Tuesday, giving the team another backup option behind Matthew Stafford. The Lions also have quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Connor Cook on the roster. Savage was on rosters in Cincinnati and San ...

Michigan Wolverines’ trio declares for NBA draft, but could still return

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s Charles Matthews, Iggy Brazdeikis and Jordan Poole are declaring for the NBA draft, although they can still come back to the Wolverines. The school announced Tuesday that the three players intend to sign with agents, but under new NCAA rules, they are allowed to ...

New Jersey Devils draw top pick in NHL draft, Detroit Red Wings fall to 6th

TORONTO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft. The team was announced Tuesday night as the winner of the draft lottery. The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 percent, but they drew the No. 4 selection. The New ...

Cleveland Indians’ hit 4 homers to down Detroit Tigers, 8-2

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press DETROIT — Now down three key players in the season’s early going, the Cleveland Indians reclaimed their usual spot at the top of the AL Central on Tuesday. Corey Kluber earned his first win of the season in his third start, powered by four home runs that ...

Michigan youth basketball coach charged with assaulting referee

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault. News outlets cite a statement from the McCracken County sheriff’s office in Kentucky that says 40-year-old Keyon Menifield ...

Ex-Ironwood star Jim LaBlonde dies at age 40

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Ironwood star athlete Jim LaBlonde passed away unexpectedly from an aneurysm at his home with his family in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on March 31. He was 40 years old. LaBlonde is one of Luther L. Wright High School’s all-time greats, recently being inducted into the ...