Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers finally trade away starting pitcher Mike Fiers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Mike Fiers may end up with another chance to pitch in the postseason. The Oakland Athletics acquired the right-hander from the Detroit Tigers on Monday for two players to be named or cash. The 33-year-old Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season. Fiers was ...

Cahill Ks 10 in 6 innings as streaking A’s blank Tigers 6-0

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — While the Oakland Athletics continue their long quest for a new stadium, Trevor Cahill and Khris Davis couldn't be more comfortable in the team's current home. Cahill struck out 10 in six innings, Davis and Matt Chapman both ...

Lions CB Slay insists he wasn’t frightened by injury scare

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Darius Slay lost his footing in coverage and landed on the grass. He limped off the field, trying to keep weight off his right leg. The Detroit Lions cornerback was evaluated on the sideline and after rubbing and pointing to his right ...

After Fiers gets hurt, Iglesias leads Tigers over Reds 7-4

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Mike Fiers got the Detroit Tigers off to a nice start. Too for him, it didn't last long. Fiers exited soon after being hit in the left shin in the second inning, and the Detroit Tigers relied on their bullpen to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 ...

Lions sign OT Jamar McGloster and release OT Adam Bisnowaty

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Jamar McGloster and released offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty. The moves were made Tuesday, the team's first day off during training camp. San Francisco signed McGloster as an undrafted free agent earlier this year and ...

Indians bolster outfield, acquire Leonys Martin from Tigers

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing splashy, just sensible. The Cleveland Indians stabilized their shaky outfield without making a blockbuster trade. Riddled by injuries to outfielders all season, Cleveland acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers ...

Boyd throws 8 scoreless innings, Tigers beat Cincinnati 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Once Matthew Boyd escaped a couple early jams, the Detroit left-hander found a groove. "Early in the game, he had a couple guys on and it got real slow," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He picked up the pace." Boyd allowed four hits ...

Lions RB Blount returns to practice day after leaving field

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount returned to training camp a day after walking off the field during practice. Blount declined interview requests Monday. The Lions are counting on the 31-year-old Blount to help improve ...

Miguel Cabrera trying to stay upbeat about recovery

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera can now say it with a good deal of certainty: Baseball is harder than it looks on TV. "It's so easy when you watch the game on TV. It's so slow," the Detroit slugger said. "The game is so simple on TV." It's not nearly as ...

Michigan Supreme Court sends golf cart dispute back to lower court

FARMINGTON HILLS (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is sending a golf cart dispute back to the first tee. Ken Bertin and Doug Mann were playing at Farmington Hills Golf Club in 2013 when Mann accidentally hit Bertin with a cart. Bertin filed a lawsuit over his injuries. An Oakland County ...

Lawyers: Larry Nassar attacked in prison, deserves resentencing

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Larry Nassar’s attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession. In ...

Jose Iglesias’ 3-run homer powers Detroit Tigers to win at Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Kansas City Royals return to Kauffman Stadium on Aug. 6 after a 10-game trip, Mike Moustakas may not be with them. Moustakas had two hits, including a run-scoring double, in what might have been his final home game for the Royals, an 8-4 loss to the Detroit ...

Michigan State football player Jon Reschke’s return a slow process

CHICAGO (AP) — Linebacker Jon Reschke is back on Michigan State’s roster, although coach Mark Dantonio says his return to the team remains a work in progress. Reschke left the Spartans following the 2016 season, saying he’d made an insensitive comment involving a former teammate. At the ...

Kansas City Royals hang on to beat Detroit Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Burch Smith is back in the win column after a long time. Smith picked up his first win in nearly five years, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Smith (1-1) gave up just one hit — a ...

Ohio, Northern Illinois preseason Mid-American Conference football favorites

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press DETROIT — Northern Illinois is hoping to re-establish its recent run of Mid-American Conference dominance with a return to the Motor City in November. For Ohio, the championship history is more in the distant past. The two teams are the divisional favorites ...