Michigan Sports

Basebrawl! 3 big beefs, 8 tossed as Tigers top Yankees 10-6

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Once slugger Miguel Cabrera wrestled Yankees catcher Austin Romine to the ground at home plate, an afternoon game at Comerica Park collapsed into total chaos. All the testiness that had been building between the Detroit Tigers and New York ...

Ex-Tigers general manager Joe Klein dies at 75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Klein, who was a general manager for three Major League Baseball teams before spending the last two decades as executive director of the independent Atlantic League, has died. He was 75. The Atlantic League said Klein died Wednesday at Temple University Hospital ...

Detroit Lions pick up defensive tackle Caushaud Lyons

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired defensive tackle Caushaud Lyons off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams. The Lions also announced Thursday that they have waived tight end Andrew Price. Lyons has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game. He spent the 2016 season with ...

Florida Gators may play 3 quarterbacks vs. University of Michigan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain hasn’t settled on a starting quarterback. He hasn’t even pared down the three-man competition. McElwain said Wednesday that fourth-year junior Luke Del Rio, redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks and graduate transfer Malik Zaire will play this ...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka sharp in controlling Detroit Tigers, 13-4

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Gary Sanchez hit the type of home run normally reserved for his powerful teammate. Sanchez’s drive in the first inning was estimated at nearly 500 feet, and the New York catcher added another homer in the ninth to lead the Yankees to a 13-4 ...

Quarterback Matthew Stafford mum on contract negotiations with Detroit Lions

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford stands to be wealthier than he already is, possibly very soon. His agent, Tom Condon, and the Detroit Lions are negotiating terms of a contract that may make the quarterback the NFL’s highest-paid player. Stafford insisted he ...

Former Detroit Lions’ player Anquan Boldin abruptly retires

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Anquan Boldin didn’t decide overnight he was going to quit football in order to speak out against longstanding concerns over inequality in America. The recent deadly and racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, did, ...

No hits till 6th: Verlander, Tigers top Maeda, Dodgers 6-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander approached this start like a postseason game, fully aware of how tough the Los Angeles Dodgers are to beat right now. After five innings, Verlander had a no-hitter going — but so did Kenta Maeda. Then Detroit broke ...

Texas Rangers finish sweep of Detroit Tigers with 12-6 victory

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers are doing what they have to do if they want to make a push in the crowded AL wild-card race. Andrus had the go-ahead homer among his four RBIs, Cole Hamels won again despite a shaky outing and the ...

Michigan team qualifies for Little League World Series

By MATT MARTELL Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Joey Randazzo’s teammates marveled as the Grosse Pointe, Michigan, shortstop lifted pitch after pitch over the left field fence during Little League World Series batting practice on Wednesday. They were in awe again a batter ...

Detroit Tigers fall to Texas, 10-4

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Joey Gallo hit another towering home run, this one capping an impressive at-bat for the young Texas Rangers slugger after he struck out on three pitches his first time up against Justin Verlander. Gallo fought back from an 0-2 count in ...

Long ball, small ball helps Rangers beat Tigers

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Joey Gallo hit another impressive home run. The Texas Rangers played some small ball, too. Rougned Odor had three hits and scored three times in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, including the go-ahead run after he ...

Hyder injury leaves Lions even thinner on defensive line

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — There’s no official word yet from the Detroit Lions about whether defensive end Kerry Hyder will miss the season. What’s clear is that the Lions are coming to grips with the idea of having to play without him. “We’ve got a very good ...