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Michigan Sports

Petras back as starting QB for Iowa in Big Ten title game

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Spencer Petras will be the starting quarterback when No. 15 Iowa plays second-ranked Michigan in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday night. Petras was listed first on the depth chart released at the start of the week, and coach Kirk Ferentz made it official ...

AP source: Tigers, Báez agree to $140 million, 6-year deal

Javier Báez is taking his high motor to Motor City. Báez has agreed to a $140 million, six-year contract with Detroit, giving the Tigers a dynamic bat for the middle of their order. Báez, who turns 29 on Wednesday, hit .265 with 31 homers and 87 RBIs in 138 games with the Cubs and Mets ...

No. 8 Michigan tunes up for Ohio State, routs Terps 59-18

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — By the time the fourth quarter began, it was OK for Cade McNamara and Michigan to look ahead. McNamara threw for two touchdowns, Hassan Haskins ran for two, and the No. 8 Wolverines did their part to raise the stakes of next weekend's showdown with Ohio State, ...

Comedy of errors as Steelers, Lions slog to 16-16 tie

PITTSBURGH — Detroit’s long losing streak is over. The threat of a winless season still remains. For now, the Lions will take it, no matter how ugly it looks. The Lions slogged their way to a 16-16 tie in dreary Pittsburgh on Sunday, surviving a nearly four-hour marathon against the Ben ...

No. 8 Michigan State looking to tighten defense against Maryland

Coach Mel Tucker attributed Michigan State's first loss this season to "death by inches." Another defeat could kill Michigan State's dreams of a Big Ten championship. Coming off an exhilarating victory over rival Michigan, the Spartans unraveled defensively in a 40-29 loss at Purdue last ...

No. 9 Michigan aims to rebound against Indiana

Michigan's drive for perfection ended in agonizing fashion. Coach Jim Harbaugh says he doesn't believe players will dwell on the second-half collapse. The No. 9 Wolverines gave away a 16-point lead to in-state rival Michigan State on Saturday in a 37-33 defeat, their first loss of the season. ...