Michigan Sports

Buffalo Bills roll to 27-17 preseason win over Detroit Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman continued making his offseason-long case to secure the backup job in a preseason-ending 27-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. The fifth-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh finished 9 of 11 for 81 yards. ...

Justin Verlander’s arm, bat propel Detroit Tigers to 6-2 win at Colorado

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — Justin Verlander felt a little fatigue in the back of his shoulder and called it a day early. Nothing to be concerned about or anything, he said, just the side effects of swinging the bat so well. Verlander struck out nine over six commanding ...

Florida Gators name starting quarterback vs. Michigan Wolverines

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feleipe Franks will make his first career start on a big stage on Saturday. No. 17 Florida named Franks its starting quarterback Wednesday, ending a monthlong competition that also included incumbent Luke Del Rio and Notre Dame transfer ...

Colorado Rockies score late to beat Detroit Tigers, 7-3

By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER — Warwick Saupold got the best of Nolan Arenado on Monday night. The slugger got redemption in his rematch with the Detroit Tigers reliever 24 hours later. Arenado capped a four-run seventh inning with his 30th homer, and the Colorado Rockies ...

Michigan State Spartans football team eager to put 2016 in rearview mirror

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Over three weeks ago, at media day, Mark Dantonio stated emphatically that his Michigan State team would be ready when it was time for the season opener against Bowling Green. Now, game week has arrived, and Dantonio’s attitude hasn’t ...

Detroit Tigers’ pitchers hold Colorado Rockies at bay in 4-3 win

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — Nolan Arenado tossed his bat to the ground in repulsion when his hard-hit liner disappeared into the glove of second baseman Ian Kinsler to start the ninth. Just the latest frustrating night at the plate for the Colorado Rockies. Nicholas ...

Detroit Tigers continue swoon, lose 7-1 Sunday at last-place Chicago White Sox

By SARAH TROTTO Associated Press CHICAGO — Fourteen months after his major league debut, Lucas Giolito finally earned his first victory. He threw seven scoreless innings to reach the milestone, and Matt Davidson hit a three-run homer to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers ...

Basebrawl! 3 big beefs, 8 tossed as Tigers top Yankees 10-6

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Once slugger Miguel Cabrera wrestled Yankees catcher Austin Romine to the ground at home plate, an afternoon game at Comerica Park collapsed into total chaos. All the testiness that had been building between the Detroit Tigers and New York ...

Ex-Tigers general manager Joe Klein dies at 75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Klein, who was a general manager for three Major League Baseball teams before spending the last two decades as executive director of the independent Atlantic League, has died. He was 75. The Atlantic League said Klein died Wednesday at Temple University Hospital ...

Detroit Lions pick up defensive tackle Caushaud Lyons

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired defensive tackle Caushaud Lyons off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams. The Lions also announced Thursday that they have waived tight end Andrew Price. Lyons has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game. He spent the 2016 season with ...

Florida Gators may play 3 quarterbacks vs. University of Michigan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain hasn’t settled on a starting quarterback. He hasn’t even pared down the three-man competition. McElwain said Wednesday that fourth-year junior Luke Del Rio, redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks and graduate transfer Malik Zaire will play this ...