Michigan Sports

University of Michigan, Michigan State get preseason football honors

CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State and Wisconsin each placed two players on the Big Ten preseason honors list. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and running back J.K. Dobbins made the roster for the East Division, and Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and running back Jonathan Taylor were recognized ...

Detroit Tigers rally in 9th inning to beat Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not since a week into the season had Detroit found a way to win when trailing after eight innings. Jim Adduci delivered a two-run double in the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on James McCann’s double as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City ...

Pitcher Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox shut down Detroit Tigers, 9-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Chris Sale is drawing comparisons from his manager to another dominant left-hander. “He’s reminding me a lot of Randy — Randy Johnson,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “The thing with Randy, it looked like he was always grinding. With ...

State raises flags about collectors

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities are raising flags about two men who raise money for priests accused of crimes. The attorney general’s office is ordering them to stop taking excessive compensation. From 2014 through 2016, the state says Pete Ferrara received $690,000 and Joe Maher ...

Detroit Pistons name assistant coaches

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Tim Grgurich and Micah Nori as assistant coaches. Grgurich most recently was an assistant for Milwaukee, but he’s spent the last 27 years with NBA teams such as Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Denver and Dallas. New Pistons coach Dwane ...

Detroit Tigers’ Nick Castellanos may be on trading block

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to ...

Chris Chelios leaving Detroit Red Wings for return to Chicago

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Chelios is leaving the Detroit Red Wings to return to his hometown of Chicago. Chelios spent a decade with the Red Wings as a player from 1999-2009, and he’s also been an adviser for the team. His Hall of Fame career as a defenseman started in Montreal before he spent ...

Judge rules Michigan cafe owner won’t be deported

HARBERT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan restaurant owner from Turkey who has been facing deportation for more than a decade will now be allowed to stay in the U.S. Ibrahim Parlak learned Tuesday he was granted a deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture, an international law ...

New AD Bill Beekman gets 5-year deal at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman's contract with the school runs through July 2023 and pays him a base salary of $750,000 a year. The school released Beekman's employment agreement Wednesday, two days after announcing he would be Michigan State's ...

Beilein agrees to extension with automatic rollovers

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The school said Wednesday the five-year deal automatically extends an additional year and repeats each year until either Beilein or the school decides not to renew. The ...

Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the ...

Feds: Michigan needs special education intervention

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is the only state in the U.S. that needs intervention after failing to meet federal special education requirements this year, according to federal education officials. The U.S. Department of Education determined the need for intervention after evaluating Michigan’s ...

Deal struck in rock throwing case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Four Michigan teens charged with murder in a fatal rock-throwing incident have agreed to accept a lesser charge of manslaughter, an attorney said Monday. The plea deal was disclosed in court, although no guilty pleas were immediately made. Attorney Jim Gust, who ...

Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race going slowly

MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — The annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race on Lake Huron turned out to be a slow one. The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race started Saturday under light winds and the weather didn’t make for quick progress. Most years the first boats make it across the ...

Michigan State University introduces new athletic director

EAST LANSING (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. “The last several years have been among the darkest in our history,” Beekman said. “Among ...

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — It’s been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country’s one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. The turnaround since then ...

Los Angeles Lakers handle Detroit Pistons in NBA Summer League playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James. With James in attendance, the defending NBA Summer League champions cruised back into the semifinals, beating the Detroit Pistons 101-78 on Sunday. Second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk scored 19 points and Josh Hart ...