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Michigan Sports

Cabrera reluctantly becomes full-time DH to protect knee

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera is reluctantly moving into a full-time role as designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers as he tries to avoid losing a second straight season to injury. The longtime corner infielder only played 38 games in 2018 because of a ruptured biceps tendon. This season, ...

NCAA sets baseball tournament super regional sites

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced the schedule for the eight super regionals in the baseball tournament Tuesday, with overall No. 1 seed UCLA set to open at home against Michigan on Friday night. The best-of-three super regionals begin either Friday or Saturday. The winners advance to ...

Big 10 taps Vikings’ Kevin Warren as new commissioner

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten hired Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren as its new commissioner Tuesday, bringing on a former college basketball player and sports agent with a law degree from Notre Dame to replace Jim Delany and become the first ...

Cabrera drives in 5 runs, Tigers end home losing streak

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — In a perfect world, Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire would have a healthy Miguel Cabrera at first base every game. Until that day comes, however, Gardenhire's happy with whatever production he can get out of Cabrera. After missing the ...

Michigan Wolverines advance to NCAA baseball super regional

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer After barely making the NCAA Tournament, Michigan is now a regional champion and on its way to the next round. The Wolverines beat Creighton 17-6 in Corvallis, Oregon, on Monday night, rebounding from 24 hours earlier when they gave up seven runs in the ninth ...

Bullpen collapses late in Detroit Tigers’ 7-4 loss at Atlanta

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — Don’t ask Dansby Swanson how many homers he can hit this season. The Braves shortstop insists he isn’t keeping count. Swanson homered, drove in three runs and scored the tiebreaker on Freddie Freeman’s double in the eighth inning as Atlanta ...

Central Michigan beats Miami Friday night in College World Series regional

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — David Cole singled home the winning run in the top of the ninth inning to lead Central Michigan over Miami 6-5 on Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Cole singled up the middle to score Zach Gilles for the deciding run. Zach Cohn (5-3) pitched 2 ...

OU-Texas, Michigan-Ohio State on Fox for 2nd straight season

By The Associated Press The Oklahoma-Texas and Michigan-Ohio State rivalry games return to Fox for the second consecutive year and the network plans to launch a new pregame show with Urban Meyer and Reggie Bush this season. Fox announced Thursday times and dates for dozens of games that ...

Turnbull, Tigers to take on Foltynewicz, Braves on Friday

By The Associated Press Detroit Tigers (21-32, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-26, second in the AL East) Atlanta; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta and Detroit will meet at SunTrust Park on Friday. The Braves ...

Howard sheds tears of joy as takes the reins at Michigan

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard wiped tears of joy off his cheeks as he sat with his family. Moments later, he was formally introduced as Michigan's basketball coach. Howard then got up and hugged athletic director Warde Manuel, who triggered even more ...

Matthew Boyd pitches Detroit Tigers to 3-0 win at Baltimore, break in slump

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — For the first time in weeks, the Detroit Tigers played the game of baseball the way it’s supposed to be performed. They pitched well. They didn’t make an error. And even added to their AL-low home run total. Matthew Boyd took a ...

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in hospital after stroke

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized and is “resting comfortably” after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old was taken to a Detroit-area hospital Sunday by a friend after not feeling well, and he had the stroke while getting medical care, Quicken Loans CEO Jay ...

Crash kills 2 in University of Wisconsin assistant basketball coach’s family

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin said Monday assistant men’s basketball coach Howard Moore was up and walking at a hospital after a weekend automobile wreck in Michigan that killed his wife and daughter. The school also said Moore’s son, Jerell, had been released from a ...

Baltimore Orioles use power to get past Detroit Tigers, 5-3

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — In a matchup of struggling teams, Baltimore prevailed because of its ability to hit the long ball and its opponent made more mistakes than it did. It was a welcome change for the Orioles. Renato Nunez and Jonathan Villar homered, and ...