Michigan Sports

Portage Lake plows forward to state

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Despite a late scare, Portage Lake was able to down Marquette 15-12 in extra innings to win the District 11 Little League Majors championship. Portage Lake started its scoring in the seventh inning with a dribbler down the left field line ...

Lakers sign Caldwell-Pope for 1 year, $18 million

By GREG BEACHAM and JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writers LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. Caldwell-Pope was among the top talents ...

Michigan sports doctor pleads guilty in child porn case

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography, admitting he tried to get rid of the evidence last fall while police were investigating allegations that he had sexually assaulted young female ...

Hardaway ready for 2nd chance in New York with Knicks

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that with Phil Jackson gone, maybe there was a chance someday he could come back to New York. Even he was surprised it was this soon. With Jackson and his triangle offense gone, the Knicks reached back to their ...

Former Tigers pitcher Scherzer to start All-Star Game

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer MIAMI (AP) — In a year when it seems just about everyone is a power hitter, Chris Sale and Max Scherzer know what awaits in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. The American League's starting batting order has combined for 181 home runs, led by New York Yankees ...

All-Star Fulmer outlasts Kluber as Tigers top Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Michael Fulmer won’t pitch in his first All-Star Game, not because he isn’t worthy. Under the bright lights and on a big stage Sunday night, Fulmer again showed why he’s Miami-bound. Fulmer outlasted All-Star teammate Corey Kluber, Alex ...

Detroit Pistons sign journeyman guard Langston Galloway

(AP) — The Detroit Pistons announced they signed free agent guard Langston Galloway on Thursday afternoon. Terms were not disclosed, but The Associated Press previously reported it is a three-year deal. Detroit is Galloway’s fourth team in four NBA seasons, after stints with New York, New ...

Detroit Pistons edged out for summer league title

By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — It wasn’t quite the week Johnathan Motley hoped to have during the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Dallas Mavericks had more than enough capable player, making it hard for the undrafted rookie — limited by a healing knee injury — to ...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander realistic about being on trading block

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Justin Verlander is a rarity in baseball these days — a veteran in his 13th season who has played for only one franchise. His future in Detroit, once so secure, has become increasingly uncertain. “Even though I think of this organization as ...

Luke Kennard, Henry Ellenson get chances to impress Detroit Pistons’ brass

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy told rookie guard Luke Kennard that how he practices and plays during the Orlando Pro Summer League period would tell him if he is deserving of an opportunity to compete for a rotation spot come training camp this fall. He wanted ...

San Francisco Giants hold off Detroit Tigers’ late rally

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — This wasn’t an ideal matchup for the San Francisco Giants — a rookie lefty against a Detroit lineup full of powerful right-handed hitters. Ty Blach was up to the challenge. Blach took a shutout into the seventh inning, and the Giants held ...

Detroit Pistons practice squad wins odd overtime summer game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A game-ending basket, with more than 9 minutes left on the clock. Only in Summer League. Pierre Jackson scored 48 seconds into the second overtime, and the Detroit Pistons topped the Miami Heat 73-71 in the final of three games Tuesday at the Orlando Pro Summer ...

Michael Fulmer brings steadying influence to Detroit Tigers’ team in flux

More inside: Fulmer leads Tigers past Giants on Monday. Page 6B ------------------- By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Every time the Detroit Tigers lose another game, the franchise moves a bit closer to a highly murky future. It’s hard to say what the roster will look like a ...

Indians snap Verlander’s streak in 11-8 rout of Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — For the second time this season, the Cleveland Indians slugged their way past Justin Verlander, sending the Detroit star to an early exit. This time, they ended a decade-long streak in the process. Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the ...

Red Wings sign D Trevor Daley to $9.5 million, 3-year deal

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings didn’t make the playoffs this year for the first time since 1990 for many reasons. Lackluster defense might have topped the list. Detroit tried to address that weakness in the opening hour of free agency Saturday, signing ...

Miners classes clash on diamond

Negaunee 2017 grads top 2016 class in co-ed softball tourney By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Negaunee high school class of 2017 edged the class of 2016 by a 5-4 score Friday night in the opening match of the annual Negaunee co-ed alumni softball tournament at LaCombe ...