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Michigan Sports

Michigan State Spartans football team opens tough stretch at No. 4 Ohio State

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Forget about waiting until the stretch run in November. Michigan State will find out right now how it measures up against the Big Ten’s top teams. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State — all in a row, the first two on the road. That’s ...

Prep football player aids young specatator at game

FRANKFORT (AP) — A Michigan high school football player who was sitting out his team’s game because of a groin injury raced to the aid of an 11-year-old spectator when he noticed her having a seizure. Seth Migda, 17, was video recording the game Friday night between Charlevoix and ...

Grand Rapids wants resident to stop recycling trash at home

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been sued, fined and jailed for violating city rules with his passion for collecting trash and sorting it for recycling in his backyard. But Bill Peterson is relentless and continues to gather garbage at his Grand Rapids home, despite the trouble ...

No. 25 Michigan State outlasts Indiana 40-31

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matt Coghlin made a tie-breaking 21-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining, and No. 25 Michigan State beat Indiana 40-31 on Saturday. After Coghlin's kick gave the Spartans (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) a 34-31 lead, Indiana tried to ...

Chiefs score late, stay undefeated with 34-30 win over Lions

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Darrel Williams ran for a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 23 seconds left for his second score in the fourth quarter, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 34-30 win over the Detroit Lions. Detroit drove to the Kansas City 44 on the final drive ...

Patterson’s 4 TDs helps No. 20 Michigan rout Rutgers 52-0

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson accounted for three touchdowns in the first half and ran for a fourth score in the third quarter, setting up No. 20 Michigan to rout Rutgers 52-0 on Saturday. The Wolverines (3-1, 1-1 Big Ten) enjoyed a ...

Anderson earns AL batting title at .335 as White Sox top Tigers

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson became the third Chicago White Sox player to win an American League batting title, finishing at .335 after going 0 for 2 in a season-ending 5-3 win over the worst-in-the-majors Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Anderson grounded out in ...

Minnesota Twins hit milestone 300th homer in 10-4 win over Detroit Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Jonathan Schoop knew he had the best chance to make history for the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. With the Twins recovering from Wednesday night’s celebration of their first division title since 2010, Schoop was the only player in Thursday ...

Detroit Red Wings lose NHL preseason game at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dominik Simon and Sidney Crosby scored in the third period to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 preseason win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. Simon got the tiebreaking goal 1:56 into the third period, and Crosby capped the scoring with 3:49 left. Brandon Tanev ...

No. 25 Spartans out to prove this season is different

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio is now the winningest coach in Michigan State history, and tight end Matt Seybert now has a scholarship. Those are two notable differences between this season and last, but four games in, the 25th-ranked Spartans are ...

Twins beat Tigers, but Odorizzi pulled with tight hamstring

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Willians Astudillo and Eddie Rosario fueled a four-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins overcame an injury to starter Jake Odorizzi to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 Tuesday night and move closer to an AL Central title. Odorizzi (15-7) ...

Detroit Red Wings among NHL teams trying to put rear ends in arena seats

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Detroit Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson pays about $74 for two of the cheapest seats in Little Caesars Arena. The 32-year-old fan gets a pair of high top chairs set up behind a counter, giving him plenty of space for food and drink, in a ...