Michigan Sports

Tigers lose 4th in a row despite 9th-inning rally

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Chicago White Sox are making breaks, and getting some, in a surge that has put them atop the AL Central. The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, have plummeted under .500 for the first time this season. Melky Cabrera led off the 10th inning with a solo ...

Lions emphasize defense in draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn insisted he didn’t see more needs on defense than offense a week before the NFL draft. When it was time to make picks, Quinn’s actions were much different than his words. Detroit drafted its first of two ...

Redmen swept by big Class A schools

By Journal Sports Staff SAGINAW — Marquette suffered from a late pitching collapse in one game and a leaky defense in the other to get swept at the Saginaw Heritage Tournament on Saturday. Facing a pair of large Class A schools each with about 300 more students than the Redmen, MSHS lost to ...

Big rallying day

Westwood puts together strong hitting attack to sweep at Gwinn By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Westwood swept the Modeltowners in a softball doubleheader held at the Gwinn field on Saturday afternoon, with the Patriots winning 13-8 and 18-5. Gwinn kept up with the ...

Marquette depth too much to handle at Manistique Invite

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press MANISTIQUE — Depth was a common denominator for Marquette’s track teams Friday as they swept both ends of the Manistique Invitational. The Marquette boys scored 217 points, followed by Newberry 152 and Stephenson 69. “Again our depth showed,” ...

Lions select Florida CB Tabor in 2nd round

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have selected their second-straight Florida Gator, taking cornerback Jalen Tabor in the second round with the No. 53 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night. Detroit desperately needs a cornerback to play on the ...

Marquette baseball notches win downstate

By Journal Sports Staff SAGINAW — The Marquette baseball team traveled way downstate Friday, but it made the trip worthwhile as the Redmen took down Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central 4-2. The two teams were deadlocked at 2-2 until the top of the seventh when Marquette plated two runs and ...

Tiseo named MSHS athletic director

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School is getting one of its own to run the largest varsity athletics department in the Upper Peninsula. Alex Tiseo, a 2004 MSHS graduate, was named the athletic director effective May 22, when current AD Blaise ...

Still searching for a win

NMU lacrosse loses seventh game in a row By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Any hopes of the the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team making the GLIAC tournament in its inaugural season ended Friday night as it fell to Walsh 19-7 at the Superior Dome. ...

Michigan Wolverines hold first football practice in Italy

ROME (AP) — After a week of touring Rome, shooting each other with paintballs, hanging out at the beach, snapping photos inside the Colosseum and seeing the pope, Michigan got back to work Thursday. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines held the first of three practices in Italy at Olympic Center ...

Detroit Lions take Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis in 1st round of NFL Draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn was thrilled to see all the offensive players taken early in the draft, leaving the Lions with choices on defense that they really wanted. Like Jarrad Davis. Detroit drafted the Florida linebacker with the ...

Tennessee Titans select Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans headed into the draft needing to find more offensive help for quarterback Marcus Mariota while also boosting a defense that ranked 30th in the NFL against the pass last season. With two first-round draft picks for the first time in three decades, ...

Dallas Cowboys take Michigan Wolverines defensive end Taco Charlton

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys addressed one need on defense and think they still have a good chance to target another. The Cowboys drafted Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton with the 28th overall pick on Thursday night, believing the options for a strong pass-rushing threat were ...

Detroit Tigers’ K-Rod gives up game-winning run in 9th to Seattle

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Kyle Seager and Ben Gamel lifted Seattle past Detroit — at closer Francisco Rodriguez’s expense. Seager doubled off Rodriguez with one out in the ninth, and Gamel followed with an RBI single to right-center field in the Mariners’ 2-1 victory ...

Detroit Tigers’ K-Rod gives up game-winning run in 9th to Seattle

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Kyle Seager and Ben Gamel lifted Seattle past Detroit — at closer Francisco Rodriguez’s expense. Seager doubled off Rodriguez with one out in the ninth, and Gamel followed with an RBI single to right-center field in the Mariners’ 2-1 victory ...

Paxton dominant as Mariners blank Tigers 8-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — A night after his team allowed 19 runs and lost a star pitcher to injury, James Paxton took the mound for Seattle and performed like an ace. Paxton struck out nine in seven outstanding innings, and Nelson Cruz and Guillermo Heredia homered ...

9-run 5th inning leads to Detroit Tigers’ 19-9 rout of Seattle Mariners

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — James McCann homered in the second inning, then Justin Upton and Alex Avila followed suit in the fourth. The Detroit Tigers were just getting started. Detroit added nine more runs in a fifth-inning onslaught, and despite the usual shakiness ...

Report: Michigan Tech’s Mel Pearson to leave for University of Michigan

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech head hockey coach Mel Pearson will be hired as the next head coach at the University of Michigan, according to a report from John Buccigross of ESPN. Neither Pearson or Michigan Tech was unavailable for comment Sunday night, according to the Daily Mining Gazette of ...