Michigan Sports

Mother files lawsuit in G League basketball death

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a G League player who died in March after collapsing on the court during a game has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the NBA and the Detroit Pistons of negligence. Zeke Upshaw played for the Grand Rapids Drive, a G League affiliate of the Pistons. He collapsed ...

Man who set wife on fire sentenced

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP)  A suburban Detroit man has been sentenced to 11™ to 50 years in prison for dousing his wife with gasoline and setting her on fire. The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports 55-year-old David John Garnett learned his punishment Tuesday after entering a no contest plea to a ...

Ex-Tiger Ian Kinsler powers Los Angeles Angels past Detroit, 9-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Ian Kinsler has been working tirelessly in the batting cage, trying to turn around what has been his worst season offensively. For one game at least, it paid off. Kinsler hit a three-run homer in the second inning as part of a 3-for-3 performance ...

James McCann’s grand slam powers Detroit Tigers to win over Angels

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — James McCann hit a drive to left field and paused ever so slightly — not enough to cause any sort of incident, but enough to make it clear he realized how well he’d connected. “That was a good feeling, and a big spot in the game to open it ...

Census: Michigan population grows, Detroit sees decline

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit appears to continue its decades-long population loss while most Michigan communities gain residents, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Census figures show that Michigan grew by 0.3 percent to more than 9,960,000 residents between 2016 and 2017. Detroit saw a drop ...

Schuette financial disclosure shows assets total $13M

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Thursday voluntarily issued a financial disclosure statement showing personal assets totaling more than $13 million — largely investments held in blind trusts or property he inherited in the ...

Club pro Stuart Smith leads PGA Seniors tourney in Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR (AP) — Nevada club professional Stuart Smith shot a 5-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship. Smith closed his morning round with a double bogey on the par-4 18th, and Scott McCarron, Tim Petrovic, Wes Short Jr., Barry Lane and ...

4 share lead at LPGA tournament held in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Moriya Jutanugarn, Caroline Masson, Danielle Kang and Amy Olson shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Volvik Championship. Jessica Korda, Minjee Lee, Nasa Hataoka, Lindy Duncan, Morgan Pressel, Megan Khang and Jodi Ewart Shadoff were ...

Michael Fulmer pitches Detroit Tigers out of funk of 5-game losing streak

By MIKE COOK Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Fulmer is a bit confused. Fulmer felt good going into his previous outing yet allowed three runs in a no-decision during a loss at Seattle. “I come here today just not feeling well. The ball felt heavy,” he said Wednesday. Fulmer ...

Michigan Wolverines football team to visit South Africa

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he is taking his team to South Africa in 2019. Harbaugh revealed the destination of next year’s trip on Monday during an interview with WTKA-AM. He says the Wolverines will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg and go on a safari. Harbaugh took ...

Minnesota Twins blank Detroit Tigers, 6-0

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Lance Lynn walked off the mound in frustration Tuesday, despite his most efficient outing for the Minnesota Twins. After pitching well for a season-high 6 2/3 innings, hitting a batter and walking another to end his night left a sour taste in ...

NFL clears Detroit Lions’ new head coach Matt Patricia

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. “The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL,” the league said Monday after completing its review of ...

Detroit Tigers walk in go-ahead run in 4-2 loss at Minnesota Twins

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time. His last two turns have been masterpieces, and maybe the injury-affected Twins have found a groove ...

Michigan jail opens new chapel through community donations

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Inmates at a western Michigan jail have a new sanctuary for prayer and quiet reflection through the generosity of community members. The Muskegon County jail has opened a non-denominational chapel where men and women can seek out space for contemplation and comfort, ...

Engelhard family keeps farming tradition alive

By BRENDA BATTEL Huron Daily Tribune AP Member Exchange UNIONVILLE, Mich.— The past three years have been a delightful whirlwind for the Nathan and Amy Engelhard family. In that time, they got married, had two children and still managed to remain active in the community and on their ...

Detroit Tigers lose no-hit bid in 7th inning, then game at Seattle in 11

SEATTLE (AP) — Once Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano was finished, the Seattle Mariners finally got started. Mitch Haniger kept Seattle alive with a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jean Segura’s RBI single in the 11th gave the Mariners a 3-2 victory over Detroit on ...

Tigers put together late rally for 3-2 win over Mariners

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Less than a week ago, Matthew Boyd was trying to figure out how to slow a Seattle lineup that included Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz in the middle of the batting order. It was a bit easier for the Detroit left-hander on Thursday night with Cano ...