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Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines hope to end Big 10 football title drought starting Saturday

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — No. 19 Michigan enters Big Ten play trying to focus only on Rutgers, and yet its school-record conference championship drought is tough to ignore. The Wolverines (3-0) have not won a Big Ten title since 2004, surpassing the span they went without ...

Detroit Tigers’ Wednesday game rained out, now to be played Monday

DETROIT (AP) — Wednesday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up at 1:10 p.m. Monday. The Tigers stalled the White Sox’s drive for the AL Central title with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday. Chicago’s ...

Detroit Lions still looking for right personnel to anchor defense

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on ...

Big 10 football features plenty of depth at running back

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Michigan has begun a pivotal season for coach Jim Harbaugh with three decisive wins, fueled by that ground-oriented, weather-proof offense he and most northern teams prefer. Recruiting and developing the right running backs to carry it out remains a vital ...

Michigan State Spartans’ transfer Kenneth Walker III leads nation in rushing

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer The move to Michigan State has been a career booster for Kenneth Walker III, who leads the nation in rushing through his first three games with the Spartans. Walker has had his two highest rushing totals as a collegian since transferring from Wake ...

Western Michigan football team upsets Pittsburgh, 44-41

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kaleb Eleby threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns and Western Michigan stunned Pittsburgh 44-41 on Saturday. La’Darius Jefferson ran for 78 yards and two scores for the Broncos (2-1), who came into Heinz Field as a 15-point underdog and left it with their first victory ...

Michigan State Spartans grind out 38-17 upset win at No. 24 Miami, Florida

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Michigan State spent the week preparing for a fight. That was the analogy that the Spartans used all week, telling each other that their game at Miami would be a grind-it-out bout decided in the later rounds. Sure enough, it ...

Detroit Tigers slow AL East leader Tampa Bay on Sunday, 2-0

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Peralta (4-3) and three relievers limited the Rays to ...