Michigan Sports

Museum to open Betty Ford exhibit

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A museum in western Michigan is opening an exhibit to celebrate former First Lady Betty Ford’s 100th birthday. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum plans to open “In Step with Betty Ford: A Celebration of Her Centennial” Tuesday, two days after her ...

Struggling Memphis Grizzlies outscore Detroit Pistons, 130-117

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — MarShon Brooks scored 25 points, Dillon Brooks added 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 130-117 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Marc Gasol and Kobi Simmons added 20 points apiece for Memphis. ...

Detroit Tigers season schedule

All times EDT March 29 — Pittsburgh, 1:10 p.m. March 31 — Pittsburgh, 1:10 p.m. April 1 — Pittsburgh, 1:10 p.m. April 2 — Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. April 3 — Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. April 4 — Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. April 5 — at Chicago White Sox, 4:10 p.m. April 7 — at ...

Snow, cold forces postponement of Mariners-Twins finale

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The series finale between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins was postponed Sunday because of wintry weather. With snow in the forecast and game-time temperatures expected to hover around freezing, the game was called off about three hours before it was supposed ...

Kansas City Royals celebrate not playing in cold Detroit against Tigers

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Kansas City Royals celebrated as if they had won. They cheered Wednesday morning when their scheduled game against the Detroit Tigers was postponed due to inclement weather. “It’s perfect news,” Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar said. ...

Big Ten hockey finally making national impact at NCAA Frozen Four

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. — Considering the force of the impact it made on the sport, the Big Ten hockey conference sure started with a soft launch. Five years in, its presence has finally been felt. Three teams have reached the Frozen Four after four members ...

Detroit Tigers left out in cold in 1-0 home loss to Kansas City

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — With another postponement looming as a possibility, Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals breezed to their first victory of the season. Junis took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday. On a ...

Detroit Red Wings blow 3-goal lead in 5-4 loss at Columbus

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat Detroit in overtime and move within a point of clinching a playoff spot with two games left. Artemi Panarin put back his own rebound late in the game to tie it, setting up ...

Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson jumps to NBA draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Jaren Jackson, the Big Ten defensive player of the year as a freshman for Michigan State, is leaving early for the NBA. "Spartans, this was not an automatic decision," he tweeted Monday. "And honestly, thank you for making it one of the toughest decisions I've ...

Michigan’s Beilein: ‘Don’t worry about me’ after title miss

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The somber mood in Michigan's locker room after the NCAA Tournament championship game had no outward effect on John Beilein. When the smiling 65-year-old coach stepped into the Alamodome hallway, he looked nothing like a man who had just ...

Liriano pitches Tigers to 1st win of season, 6-1 over Royals

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire's first win with the Detroit Tigers came courtesy of a couple other grizzled veterans. Francisco Liriano pitched into the seventh inning in his Detroit debut and Victor Martinez drove in three runs to give the Tigers a 6-1 ...

Michigan can’t counter Villanova in rough title game defeat

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Michigan's starters trudged to the bench in weary succession, watching with towel-covered heads in their hands while the waning minutes of the NCAA Tournament championship game dropped away. After finding answers to every problem during ...