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Michigan Sports

Texas Rangers’ errors help Detroit Tigers win 5-3 on Wednesday

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — When Miguel Cabrera came on as a pinch-hitter for the Detroit Tigers with the bases loaded and one out in a tie game, he did exactly what the Texas Rangers hoped he would by hitting the ball on the ground. Things didn’t go as ...

Columbus Blue Jackets’ goalie death has far-reaching effects

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Matiss Kivlenieks was with teammate and close friend Elvis Merzlikins in Michigan for the wedding of the daughter of Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltender coach Manny Legace and a Fourth of July celebration. The festive weekend ended in ...

Ex-Detroit Tiger catcher John Hicks leads Texas Rangers to 10-5 win on Tuesday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Hicks became the first player to homer in his first four games with the Rangers-Washington Senators franchise and added a go-ahead single in the seventh inning to lead Texas over the Detroit Tigers 10-5 on Tuesday night. Hicks, brought up from Triple-A Round Rock ...

McBride scores 25 to help Lynx beat Wings 85-79

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 25 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 85-79 on Wednesday night to extend their win streak to five consecutive games. Napheesa Collier, Damiris Dantas and Bridget Carleton each scored 10 ...

Detroit Tigers clinch series vs. Chicago White Sox with 6-5 win Sunday

DETROIT (AP) — Jeimer Candelario had three hits and Akil Baddoo drove in two runs as Detroit built a big lead, and the Tigers withstood Jose Abreu’s three-run homer in the ninth inning in a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Detroit won the final two games of the series for its ...

Niemann, Lewis share 36-hole lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Phil Mickelson created a buzz at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, flip-flopping on his plans to return, and Bryson DeChambeau left lingering questions about parting ways with his caddie. On the jam-packed leaderboard, Joaquin Niemann and Tom Lewis ...

Detroit Red Wings name Alex Tanguay as an assistant coach

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired assistant coach Alex Tanguay. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the announcement on Wednesday, filling an opening that was created when the team and Dan Bylsma decided he would not return next season. Tanguay was an assistant coach ...

Ex-Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups draws concern as head coach at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers went into damage-control mode while introducing Chauncey Billups as their new coach Tuesday, amid questions about how they selected him over more experienced candidates and how sexual assault allegations were lodged against him nearly a ...