Michigan Sports

Big names commit to PGA stop near Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have committed to play in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic. The announcement was made Thursday, two-plus months before Detroit-based Quicken Loans brings a PGA Tour event to the Motor City for the first time. Johnson is ...

Detroit Lions look to bolster pass-catching options at NFL Draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions were the laughingstock of the league when they drafted wide receivers in the first round three straight years from 2003 to 2005, and none of them panned out for the franchise. Detroit drafted tight ends in the first round twice ...

Pittsburgh Pirates take Detroit Tigers out in 10 innings again, 3-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — At this point, Clint Hurdle is probably used to managing for more than nine innings. Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. It was the second straight ...

Detroit sports teams license plates unveiled

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Fans of Detroit’s four professional sports teams can now support them — and their charities — while driving the roads. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, team executives and past legends on Tuesday unveiled four new license plates ...

Pittsburgh Pirates beat Detroit Tigers in 10th inning, 5-3

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Jung Ho Kang also went deep for Pittsburgh, which blew a 3-0 lead but recovered to win when Marte hit ...

Minnesota Twins’ ace Jose Berrios gets 6-4 win over Detroit Tigers

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios calls himself “a normal guy,” and his teammates describe him as “humble.” “I’m feeling proud, but not like the way, ‘Oh, I’m the guy,’” Berrios said. Two standing ovations in two home games suggest he very ...

Milwaukee Bucks thump Detroit Pistons to open NBA playoffs

By CHARLES F. GARDNER Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA’s best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them ...

Twins postpone Tigers series opener due to wintry weather

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have postponed their series opener against the Detroit Tigers because of wintry weather, opting for a doubleheader next month. The Twins announced Thursday afternoon they were calling off Friday night's game, a decision made about 28 hours before the ...

Martin, Bieber lead Cleveland to 4-0 win over Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin capped a successful return to Detroit with another fine day at the plate. Martin had three hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday. Shane Bieber ...

Detroit Lions sign quarterback Tom Savage as backup to Matthew Stafford

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Tom Savage. Detroit made the move Tuesday, giving the team another backup option behind Matthew Stafford. The Lions also have quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Connor Cook on the roster. Savage was on rosters in Cincinnati and San ...

Michigan Wolverines’ trio declares for NBA draft, but could still return

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s Charles Matthews, Iggy Brazdeikis and Jordan Poole are declaring for the NBA draft, although they can still come back to the Wolverines. The school announced Tuesday that the three players intend to sign with agents, but under new NCAA rules, they are allowed to ...

New Jersey Devils draw top pick in NHL draft, Detroit Red Wings fall to 6th

TORONTO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft. The team was announced Tuesday night as the winner of the draft lottery. The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 percent, but they drew the No. 4 selection. The New ...