Michigan Sports

Minnesota Twins rally late to break 4-4 tie and beat Detroit Tigers, 6-4

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Minnesota Twins know they can’t keep blowing big leads if they want to stay in the playoff race. Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano homered as the Twins won in another topsy-turvy matchup, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday for their seventh ...

Upton’s HR caps comeback for Tigers in 12-11 win over Twins

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer off Matt Belisle in the ninth inning, giving Detroit a 12-11 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night after the Tigers wasted a five-run lead and then overcame a five-run deficit. Detroit had been 0-54 this ...

Michigan State hopes to bounce back after startling slide

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Two seasons ago, LJ Scott fought his way to the goal line for the winning touchdown in Michigan State’s victory over Iowa in the Big Ten title game. Last year, he found out how fleeting success can be. “Three and nine is something we ...

Red Wings denounce use of logo at white nationalist rally

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a “disturbing” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The team said in a statement Saturday it “vehemently” disagrees with the rally and is in ...

Harbaugh hopes Michigan motivated from last season

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in his two years at Michigan, posting a pair of 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box approach. The Wolverines, though, have only managed to finish third in the Big Ten ...

Houghton teen wins UPGA title in playoff

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor CHAMPION — The first playoff hole summed up the day for Baraga native John “Gus” Koskinen at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association championship tournament at Wawonowin Country Club on Saturday. He used an iron to hit a relatively short tee shot ...

A beautiful day for biking

Arizona man wins Hard Rock race at Ore to ShoreArizona man wins Hard Rock race at Ore to Shore By RYAN SPITZA For the Journal MARQUETTE — Gloomy cloud-covered skies put a blanket of gray over Marquette on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday proved to be a different story as the sun came ...

Bell, Cole lead Pirates over Tigers

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — A few words of advice from a Hall of Famer gave Josh Bell the inner belief that someday he would harness his power. That time has arrived for the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman. Bell hit his 20th homer and drove in three runs Thursday, ...

Verlander dominates Pirates in lopsided Tigers’ win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander hasn't had a vintage season. Still, he has never stopped believing that he can perform like an ace. In his last three starts, he's proving his point. On Wednesday night, Verlander allowed one hit over eight innings as the ...

Detroit Tigers lose 2nd in a row in Pittsburgh, 6-3

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The first RBIs of Chad Kuhl's major league career came at the end of a sequence that mirrored the Pittsburgh Pirates' yo-yo season: one ugly moment quickly followed by something considerably more effective. Stepping into the box with the bases ...

Detroit Tigers manage just one hit in 3-0 loss at Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams lost out in the derby to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ fifth starter in the spring. Banished to the bullpen for the first month of the season, he felt he needed to turn himself into a flamethrower. When he was brought back into ...

Tigers place Fulmer on disabled list with elbow injury

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — Michael Fulmer hopes a stint on the 10-day disabled list will provide him with the rest he needs to recover from a quirky, persistent elbow injury. Fulmer, the 2016 AL rookie of the year, was placed on the DL by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday ...

Despite triple play, Tigers triumph

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — The Detroit Tigers appear to be saving their best baseball for rainy days. Justin Upton homered and drove in two runs, and Detroit shook off two rain delays and a triple play in a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Ian ...

Lions TE Michael Roberts has tattoos that tell quite a tale

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Michael Roberts' forearms are covered in tattoos, telling the tale of his tough upbringing and providing him with daily inspiration. The Detroit Lions rookie right end memorializes his grandma, who died from cancer in 2011, on his ...