Michigan Sports

Ex-sports doctor Nassar moved to another prison facility

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer ...

USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry says the embattled organization is in the midst of "productive" mediation talks with athletes who were sexually abused by a disgraced former national team doctor. USA Gymnastics is facing civil lawsuits ...

Lions sign safety Marcus Cromartie

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent safety Marcus Cromartie. The Lions also announced Sunday that they have waived-injured safety Stefan McClure. Cromartie appeared in one game for the Houston Texans last season. Over the previous three seasons, he appeared in ...

Rosario’s HR in 8th leads Twins past Tigers 5-4

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Minnesota's pitchers were struggling with the strike zone, the Twins' hitters were teeing off. Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for Minnesota's third homer of the day, helping the Twins top the Detroit ...

Spartans could be a force in rugged Big Ten race

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a familiar story at Michigan State: The Spartans are talented, tenacious — and a bit under the radar in the Big Ten. After a 10-win season in 2017, coach Mark Dantonio's team returns quarterback Brian Lewerke, running back ...

Detroit Lions, New York Giants coaches could’ve switched

DETROIT (AP) — Both first-year coaches holding camp at Ford Field could have been leading the other team. Pat Shurmur interviewed with his hometown Lions before New York hired him, and Matt Patricia was in talks with the Giants and ended up in Detroit. “I felt like if it had worked ...

Minnesota Twins blitz Detroit Tigers’ pitching in 15-8 win

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was ...

Upbringing toughened up Detroit Lions’ new running back Kerryon Johnson

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Kerryon Johnson was just a kid when his older siblings hit him with elbows while playing hoops. And his parents, both of whom played college basketball, did not swoop in to save their young son from the physical games. Sure, playing at Auburn ...

Chicago White Sox build rare win streak vs. Detroit Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Chicago White Sox haven’t had much success against the Detroit Tigers this season. It isn’t because of Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson. On Wednesday, Abreu and Davidson each hit two-run home runs, combined for six hits and drove in five of ...

Chicago White Sox hold on for 6-3 win over Detroit Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — When a major league player hits his first home run, his team usually needs to negotiate with a fan to get the ball. The Chicago White Sox didn’t have that problem Tuesday. Ryan LaMarre’s line drive to left field bounced off the top of the ...

Wisconsin carries the weight in Big 10 West football race

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer The Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Division’s conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers ...

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke seen as Heisman Trophy dark horse

By JOE REEDY Associated Press Washington’s Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year. Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy longshot in the preseason, but ended up winning the award while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three ...

Detroit Lions, New York Giants suffer injuries during joint practice

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Saquon Barkley mostly stood and watched, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions. “He’s day to day,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday. Barkley, a rookie running back drafted No. 2 ...

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,000

By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie ...

Nick Castellanos gets 5 hits, 5 RBI in Detroit Tigers’ victory

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wasn’t going to accept the accolades for a move that made him look like a genius. Gardenhire gave Nicholas Castellanos a rare day off Sunday, and his best hitter rewarded him with the game of his life on Monday ...

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way up there on the bucket list,” ...