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Report: Michigan Tech’s Mel Pearson to leave for University of Michigan

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech head hockey coach Mel Pearson will be hired as the next head coach at the University of Michigan, according to a report from John Buccigross of ESPN. Neither Pearson or Michigan Tech was unavailable for comment Sunday night, according to the Daily Mining Gazette of ...

Michigan Wolverines teach football in Italy

ROME (AP) — Jim Harbaugh didn’t have a great answer, believe it or not. Speaking with a 31-year-old Nigerian refugee who now lives in Rome, Michigan’s coach was presented Sunday with the basic, fundamental question of why American football is called “football,” given that players ...

Detroit Tigers rout Minnesota Twins, 13-4

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. “Sometimes that’s the best way to do it,” ...

Rays sweep Tigers

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Steven Souza Jr.’s simple approach at the plate is working. Souza came within a single of hitting for the cycle, Erasmo Ramirez and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Detroit 8-1 Thursday for a ...

Lions, Colts to practice together before preseason game

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts will practice together before they play each other in an exhibition game. The Lions announced the partnership Wednesday. Detroit will have joint practices at the Colts' training facility before playing them at Lucas Oil ...

Stafford doesn’t sound as if he will give Detroit discount

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford is in line to sign a contract extension that will set up his newborn twins for life. The quarterback said "his people," are talking to the Detroit Lions' "people," and he hopes they can agree on a long-term deal ...

Detroit lands 2020 Frozen Four

DETROIT (AP) — The Frozen Four is coming to Detroit. The NCAA's men's hockey championship will be held at Little Caesars Arena in 2020, one of several collegiate postseason events that will take place in the area in the coming years. The NCAA announced Tuesday that it had selected host sites ...

Rays beat Tigers 8-7 on error in ninth inning

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a game played erratically by both teams, there was officially only one error Wednesday night, and it came on the final play of the Detroit Tigers' 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. A throwing error by Jose Iglesias allowed two ...

Andriese outduels Fulmer as Rays beat Tigers, 5-1

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Andriese didn't let a long home run by Miguel Cabrera get him down. Andriese outpitched Michael Fulmer, Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night. Andriese (1-0), ...

Jabrill Peppers may get pushed to 2nd round of NFL draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR— Jabrill Peppers perhaps played out of position at Michigan last season, lining up as a linebacker even though he seemed most suited to play safety in the NFL. He made enough plays to become a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior and to determine he ...

With pressure on in 2017, Tigers off to another solid start

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer The Detroit Tigers have had their ups and downs in three-plus seasons under Brad Ausmus, but the first couple weeks of April have never been much of a problem. The Tigers improved to 8-4 with a win at Cleveland on Sunday and took two of three in that series ...

Boyd, Avila lead Tigers to win

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Francisco Rodriguez thought the Detroit Tigers proved a point to their biggest rival. Matthew Boyd allowed one run in six innings, Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and Detroit defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three ...

Peters-led Maize beats Blue 31-29 in Michigan spring game

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan did not provide a roster for its spring game Saturday and a list of their players with numbers for the 2017 season isn’t on their website. And coach Jim Harbaugh did not speak to reporters after the game. Harbaugh, though, couldn’t ...

Ramirez has 6 RBIs as Indians rout Verlander, Tigers 13-6

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez was 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers for Cleveland, and Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians. Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with ...

Hematites cruise at Menominee Quad

By Journal Sports Staff MENOMINEE — Even though the track and field season has just begun, the Ishpeming Hematites are already looking strong again. The Hematites swept both the boys and girls meets at the Menominee Quadrangular Thursday afternoon. The boys team finished with 91 points, ...

Cabrera hits 3-run HR, Tigers beat Indians 7-6

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning after being brushed back in the first, and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-6 on Friday night, sending the defending AL champion Indians to their sixth loss in seven games. Tensions ...

In the swing of things

Negaunee girls rally past Kingsford in softball opener By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Miners softball team scored nine late runs Friday afternoon to earn an 11-5 win over Kingsford in the first game of the Spring Swing Softball Tournament inside the ...

DARK SKY PARK

Spot would be on Presque Isle By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The proposed Dark Sky Park near the Presque Isle Pavilion still is up in the air — literally and figuratively speaking. The city of Marquette Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee has been mulling the ...