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Michigan Sports

Sex assault trial starts for former MSU hoops star Cleaves

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves is standing trial on sexual assault charges in his Michigan hometown. Opening statements began Thursday in Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, where Cleaves is charged with criminal sexual conduct, assault ...

Jakobi Meyers impressive as Patriots rout Lions 31-3

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — If Jakobi Meyers wanted to, he could probably use his status as an undrafted rookie as motivation. Not need for that, the New England receiver says. The Patriots gave him an opportunity, and that's who he needs to impress. "I have to keep ...

Mercer’s game-ending homer gives Tigers 10-8 win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — It took 864 major league games for Jordy Mercer to hit his first game-ending homer. As he rounded the bases Thursday, one thought went through his mind. "All I was really thinking was how cold the Gatorade bath was going to be," he said. "I ...

Chicago White Sox upend Detroit Tigers, 7-4

DETROIT (AP) — Lucas Giolito didn’t have his best stuff against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. His manager loved the way he responded. Giolito allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings, good enough to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 7-4. “That’s a ...

Lions’ Amendola ready for joint practices with former team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Danny Amendola earned plenty of laughs from the assembled reporters when he was asked after practice what he can learn from his younger teammates. "How to run fast," Amendola said before wrapping up his chat with the media ...

Calhoun’s 3-run triple keys Rangers in 9-4 win over Tigers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers manager Chris Woodward stayed with Nomar Mazara and Willie Calhoun, and they delivered. Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, and Texas beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. The Rangers had runners on ...

Tigers send Castellanos to Cubs in last-minute deal

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — With about a minute to spare, Nicholas Castellanos was traded from the last-place Detroit Tigers to the contending Chicago Cubs. "I was sitting in the dugout and I looked up and saw the clock said 1:02. So I was like, 'OK, finish the season ...

Tigers homer 3 times, Norris ends skid in win over Angels

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers earned their first series win in two months despite having two of their clubhouse leaders traded before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Tigers dealt pitcher Shane Greene and outfielder Nicholas ...

Lions sign DT Fredrick Jones, release WR Brandon Reilly

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Fredrick Jones and released wide receiver Brandon Reilly. The Lions announced the moves Tuesday. Jones spent some of this offseason with the New York Jets after going undrafted out of Florida State. He ...

Thaiss homers, drives in 3 to lead Angels over Tigers 6-1

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani are the Los Angeles' Angels top players, but it was a pair of rookies who came up big in Tuesday night's 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Matt Thaiss homered and drove in three runs while Griffin Canning ...

Tigers top Angels 7-2 to end Zimmermann’s winless streak

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At long last, Jordan Zimmermann found himself at the center of a locker room celebration. "It's been a while," he said. Zimmermann got his first win in 18 starts dating to last season, ending a skid of 10 consecutive losing ...