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Michigan Sports

Despite finishing near bottom, Detroit Pistons have reasons for hope

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Troy Weaver’s first season as Detroit’s general manager ended with the Pistons holding the second-worst record in the league. Finally, though, it felt like the future looks a little brighter for this franchise. “Obviously, the optimism is ...

Detroit Tigers hold on to hand Kansas City Royals’ 11th straight setback

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT — Michael Fulmer shut down Kansas City’s ninth-inning rally for his second save, and the Detroit Tigers’ 4-3 win Thursday to extend the Royals’ losing streak to 11 games. Detroit led 4-1 entering the ninth, but Kansas City scored twice of ...

Michigan Wolverines lose NCAA Division I field hockey title to North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Erin Matson scored the sudden victory goal in the seventh minute of overtime to lift North Carolina to its third consecutive title with a 4-3 win over Michigan in the NCAA field hockey championship game on Sunday night. On North Carolina’s second penalty corner in ...

Ex-Detroit Tigers’, Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Jordan Zimmermann retires

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee pitcher Jordan Zimmermann retired Tuesday two appearances into his 13th season in the major leagues, ending a career in which the two-time All-Star pitched the Washington Nationals’ first no-hitter. Zimmermann went 95-91 with a ...

Report: Tim Tebow to rejoin coach Urban Meyer with Jacksonville Jaguars

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL. The former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to team up with his college coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the Jacksonville ...

Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia 76ers past Detroit Pistons, 118-104

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 29 points, Tyrese Maxey added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their eighth straight game, 118-104 over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. The Sixers moved closer to clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference and securing home court in the ...