Michigan Sports

Dallas Cowboys take Michigan Wolverines defensive end Taco Charlton

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys addressed one need on defense and think they still have a good chance to target another. The Cowboys drafted Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton with the 28th overall pick on Thursday night, believing the options for a strong pass-rushing threat were ...

Detroit Tigers’ K-Rod gives up game-winning run in 9th to Seattle

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Kyle Seager and Ben Gamel lifted Seattle past Detroit — at closer Francisco Rodriguez’s expense. Seager doubled off Rodriguez with one out in the ninth, and Gamel followed with an RBI single to right-center field in the Mariners’ 2-1 victory ...

Paxton dominant as Mariners blank Tigers 8-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — A night after his team allowed 19 runs and lost a star pitcher to injury, James Paxton took the mound for Seattle and performed like an ace. Paxton struck out nine in seven outstanding innings, and Nelson Cruz and Guillermo Heredia homered ...

9-run 5th inning leads to Detroit Tigers’ 19-9 rout of Seattle Mariners

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — James McCann homered in the second inning, then Justin Upton and Alex Avila followed suit in the fourth. The Detroit Tigers were just getting started. Detroit added nine more runs in a fifth-inning onslaught, and despite the usual shakiness ...

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 ...