Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers-Pittsburgh Pirates game 28th postponement of season

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The weather keeps wreaking havoc on the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. Steady rain at PNC Park on Tuesday forced the clubs to postpone a game for the third time in the first month of the season. The game was the 28th postponement in ...

Starting quarterback still in limbo for Michigan Wolverines

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Shea Patterson has impressed Michigan coaches and teammates over the last month, making plays with both his arm and feet. When the former Mississippi quarterback goes under center for the Wolverines on Tuesday as they wrap up spring practice, his ...

Kansas City Royals power past Detroit Tigers, 8-5

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Buck Farmer kept throwing changeups to Mike Moustakas, and the Kansas City slugger eventually adjusted. “After the first three or four, I was starting to sit on it,” Moustakas said. “Finally, he ended up leaving one up, and I was able to ...

Did center honor racist demands?

ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) — A health care center in western Michigan is accused of agreeing to requests by patients for white-only caregivers. Six black certified nursing assistants filed a lawsuit April 11 against Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where they all work or formerly ...

Michigan ‘Zoomobile’ takes animals on the road

By NICK BUCKLEY Battle Creek Enquirer AP Member Exchange BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Children sat elbow-to-elbow on a crowded floor or sandwiched between bookshelves, hoping to catch a glimpse of the creatures encased and covered on the table in front of them. Spring break week meant the ...

State approves permits for energy turbines near Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have approved an energy company’s request to build two natural-gas-fired turbines outside Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a permit last week for DTE Energy Co. to construct the turbines in Dearborn, The Detroit ...

It’s (another) boy! Family with 13 sons gets No. 14

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters. WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 ...

Machado’s homer in 9th lifts Tigers over Orioles 6-5

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Dixon Machado came to the plate with only one big league homer to his name, but the way this game was going, anything seemed possible. "Walking to the plate I was thinking, 'What if I hit a homer right here?'" the Detroit infielder said. ...

Olympic medalist Wieber sues USA Gymnastics, Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse. Wieber was on the "Fierce Five" team that won gold in 2012. She filed a ...

Tigers snap 5-game skid, beat Baltimore 4-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Shane Greene breezed through the ninth inning to wrap up a much-needed win for the Detroit Tigers. Actually, the Tigers were probably relieved just to play a game amid the miserable weather that's been wreaking havoc with their ...

DE Ezekiel Ansah signs franchise tag with Detroit Lions

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ezekiel Ansah signed his franchise tag Tuesday, signaling his return to the Detroit Lions . "That's a pretty big guy to have returning," Lions coach Matt Patricia said recently. "If he was out there in the free agent market with some other team ...

Michigan organizers to unveil Titanic memorial in May

MARINE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan organizers are set to unveil a Titanic memorial in May honoring the nearly 70 Michigan-bound passengers who died when the ship sank more than a century ago. The Great Lakes Titanic Connection will reveal the Michigan Titanic Memorial in Marine City on May ...

Frankenmuth’s $1 million welcome archway nears its completion

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) — A Bavarian-themed city in Michigan will soon welcome its visitors with a nearly $1 million archway. A new steel and concrete archway crossing M-83 will welcome people to Frankenmuth, a city northwest of Detroit that serves as a popular tourist destination, the ...

Michigan Democrats back Nessel for attorney general

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press DETROIT — Thousands of fired-up Michigan Democrats endorsed Dana Nessel on Sunday in a hotly contested race for state attorney general, backing the former prosecutor-turned-civil rights lawyer to wrest back control of an office the party last held 16 years ...

Red flag laws may prevent more suicides than mass shootings

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING — Before her brother took his own life, Mary Miller-Strobel said she and her father begged every store in town that sold firearms to turn him away. “‘If he comes, call me,’” Miller-Strobel said her dad pleaded while waving her brother’s ...

Nassar scandal an issue in attorney general race

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Two victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar criticized Michigan attorney general candidate Dana Nessel on Thursday for expressing concerns about Nassar-inspired bills under consideration in the Legislature, lending support to her opponent Pat ...

Ex-Michigan Wolverines football quarterback Wilton Speight to transfer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight has indicated on social media that he is transferring to UCLA. Speight posted a short video on his Instagram account Thursday night showing the Rose Bowl and the UCLA logo, along with the words: “new chapter.” Speight could ...

Cleveland Indians rip Detroit Tigers’ pitching early in 9-3 victory

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland’s slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going. Lindor hit his fourth career leadoff homer, drove in three runs and scored three times, and the Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for their ...

Michigan Wolverines cancel spring football game due to weather

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan has canceled its spring football game Saturday because of concerns about the weather. The school says there’s a good chance of rain and thunderstorms Saturday, and the game will not be rescheduled. Coach Jim Harbaugh says the decision is in the best interest of ...