Michigan Sports

Big Ten Network triples number of prime-time football games

CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the ...

Detroit Pistons sign G League player Luis Montero

AUBURN HILLS (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Luis Montero to a two-way contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 6-foot-7 Montero played 49 games last season for the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League. He played in 12 NBA games with the Portland Trail ...

Jordan’s wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — During one of Jordan Spieth’s many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. The message: “You belong in ...

Detroit Tigers’ 3 first-inning errors snowball into 16-4 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Moss is getting hot as the Kansas City weather. Moss drove in four runs, Mike Moustakas had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals routed the error-prone Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night. It was Moss’ second straight game with multiple RBIs after ...

Detroit Tigers can’t hold 9th-inning lead, lose at Kansas City

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Everything you need to know about Brandon Moss’s season could be summed up by the way he greeted a pack of reporters that gathered around his locker after a crucial hit in the ninth inning helped lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 ...

USA Gymnastics names advocate to protect athletes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children’s rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization amid a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken one of the U.S. Olympic movement’s marquee programs. Toby Stark, who spent ...

Detroit Tigers’ offense keeps clicking

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Detroit Tigers got along just fine without J.D. Martinez in their lineup. For one night, at least. After trading their star outfielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Tigers pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 rout of the Kansas City ...

Detroit Tigers trade former All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit’s star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore ...

Detroit Tigers’ fire sale ready to commence

From the sounds of Detroit Tigers commentators in recent days, and then the team pulling off a trade of former All-Star J.D. Martinez on Tuesday night, the Tigers seem ready to hold a fire sale — trading its aging stars for young prospects. Thank goodness. Not that I’m thrilled that this ...

Jordan Zimmermann, power display pace Detroit Tigers to win

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jordan Zimmermann threw just about every pitch against Kansas City for a strike Monday night. Except the one that plunked Alcides Escobar. The Tigers’ veteran starter pounded the zone in a dominant performance against the Royals, and ...

Detroit Tigers win with bases-loaded walk in 11th inning

DETROIT — The Tigers’ top players created a winning rally without doing much of anything. Alex Avila, Justin Upton and Miguel Cabrera drew walks in the 11th inning, the last with the bases loaded, giving Detroit a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “That’s how experience wins ...

Fulmer, J.D. Martinez lead Tigers over Blue Jays 11-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Michael Fulmer is helping the Detroit Tigers enjoy baseball again. One night after the Tigers threw 220 pitches in an ugly loss, Fulmer only needed 101 in his eight innings of Saturday night’s 11-1 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays. “It’s fun to ...

Negaunee no-hits Marquette to open Little League Minors tournament

By RYAN SPITZA For the Mining Journal NEGAUNEE — Tristan Miller fanned 11 over four innings as the Negaunee All-Stars defeated Marquette 8-1 in the District 11 Little League Minors tournament at Bernie Rivers Memorial Field Saturday afternoon. Miller allowed zero hits and only two walks ...

From Wildcat to Predator

NMU goalie Tolvanen goes to Nashville camp By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Last season, Atte Tolvanen made a huge statement to the hockey world. The Northern Michigan University goaltender racked up five straight shutouts, tying the NCAA men’s record, and came just ...

Pistons sign Anthony Tolliver, re-sign Reggie Bullock

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent Anthony Tolliver and have re-signed Reggie Bullock. Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed. Tolliver, 32, played in 65 games and made nine starts for the Sacramento Kings last season. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 7.1 points, 3.6 ...

Houghton football coach Borree steps down

By BRYCE DEROUIN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Citing family reasons, along with being comfortable with how much the program has turned around in his five-year tenure, Karl Borree decided the timing was right to step down as Houghton’s head football coach. Frank Bonacorsi, ...

Newberry’s Bryant decides to head down to Cadillac

Indians football, girls basketball coach to become AD downstate By ROB ROOS Sault Ste. Marie Evening News NEWBERRY — Fred Bryant is heading to Cadillac this upcoming school year. Bryant has accepted a position as athletic director for Cadillac High School and junior high school. A ...