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Michigan Sports

Lions look to get leg up with coach arriving at camp in cast

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia took a hands-on approach during his debut season as an NFL head coach, getting close enough to the Detroit Lions during practices that they could easily hear him and see him demonstrate proper fundamentals and ...

Beckham, Seager lead Mariners over Tigers 10-2

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham got an opportunity to make a big play, and he delivered. Beckham hit his second grand slam of the season and Kyle Seager connected for a solo drive, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 10-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Tigers on ...

Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Don Mossi dies at 90

CLEVELAND (AP) — Don Mossi, a left-handed pitcher who won 101 games in over a decade as a major leaguer and was an All-Star for the Cleveland Indians in 1957, has died. He was 90. The Cremation Society of Idaho says Mossi died Friday in Nampa, Idaho. Mossi made his big league debut in ...

Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers shut down Detroit Tigers, 4-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Philadelphia Phillies picked a fine time to rest Bryce Harper. Vince Velasquez pitched impressively into the sixth inning and the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Wednesday to finish a quick two-game sweep. Harper sat out, but ...

Philadelphia Phillies outlast Detroit Tigers in 15 innings, 3-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Brad Miller charged the ball in left field. Nicholas Castellanos rounded third and kept on running. “What is it, midnight or whatever?” Miller said. “You’ve got to send him. ... Luckily it was hit directly at me.” Miller threw ...

Golfers now discouraged from hitting balls into Lake Michigan

ARCADIA (AP) — An exclusive golf course in the northern Lower Peninsula has changed its website to no longer encourage players to hit balls into Lake Michigan after a diver hired by a newspaper found hundreds in the water. State environmental regulators said they’re investigating what has ...

Detroit Tigers sign ex-Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Edwin Jackson

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released ...

Detroit Lions at a glance

By The Associated Press DETROIT LIONS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: Wednesday, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: First-year coach Matt Patricia lost seven of last 10 games, saddling franchise with double digits in losses for first time since 2012. Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson provided desperately ...

Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos’ HR in 10th

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park. Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game ...

Big Ten’s Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final ...

Pressel, Creamer tied for lead in LPGA Tour team event

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Stephanie Meadowand Giulia Molinaro had a 61, and Frenchwomen Celine Boutier and ...

Bauer strikes out 10, Indians win 11th straight over Tigers

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tipped his cap after receiving a standing ovation when he walked to the dugout after being removed in the seventh inning. It might have been the right-hander's final appearance at home with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer struck ...

Detroit Red Wings sign defenseman Joe Hicketts

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract. The move was announced Wednesday. Hicketts played in 11 games with the Red Wings in 2018-19. He had 27 points in 64 games with Grand Rapids of the AHL. Hicketts, 23, has no goals and three ...

Detroit Pistons claim Christian Wood off waivers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off waivers. The Pistons announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wood appeared in 21 games last season for Milwaukee and New Orleans, averaging 8.2 points. He’s averaged 5.3 points in 51 career NBA games for Philadelphia, ...

New York Knicks sign ex-Detroit Pistons’ player Reggie Bullock

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have finalized contracts with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock, two of their offseason additions. The forwards join Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton and Wayne Ellington as free agents who the Knicks hope will improve what was the ...

4 pitchers limit Detroit Tigers to 1 hit in Cleveland’s 8-0 win

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND — A single by Nicholas Castellanos in the fifth inning prevented Zach Plesac and three Cleveland Indians relievers from making history. Castellanos hit a grounder up the middle off Tyler Clippard for the only hit allowed by Cleveland in an 8-0 ...

Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard’s basketball staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard's basketball staff as director of player personnel and development. The move was announced Monday. Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David ...