Michigan Sports

Upbringing toughened up Detroit Lions’ new running back Kerryon Johnson

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Kerryon Johnson was just a kid when his older siblings hit him with elbows while playing hoops. And his parents, both of whom played college basketball, did not swoop in to save their young son from the physical games. Sure, playing at Auburn ...

Chicago White Sox build rare win streak vs. Detroit Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Chicago White Sox haven’t had much success against the Detroit Tigers this season. It isn’t because of Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson. On Wednesday, Abreu and Davidson each hit two-run home runs, combined for six hits and drove in five of ...

Chicago White Sox hold on for 6-3 win over Detroit Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — When a major league player hits his first home run, his team usually needs to negotiate with a fan to get the ball. The Chicago White Sox didn’t have that problem Tuesday. Ryan LaMarre’s line drive to left field bounced off the top of the ...

Wisconsin carries the weight in Big 10 West football race

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer The Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Division’s conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers ...

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke seen as Heisman Trophy dark horse

By JOE REEDY Associated Press Washington’s Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year. Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy longshot in the preseason, but ended up winning the award while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three ...

Detroit Lions, New York Giants suffer injuries during joint practice

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Saquon Barkley mostly stood and watched, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions. “He’s day to day,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday. Barkley, a rookie running back drafted No. 2 ...

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,000

By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie ...

Nick Castellanos gets 5 hits, 5 RBI in Detroit Tigers’ victory

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wasn’t going to accept the accolades for a move that made him look like a genius. Gardenhire gave Nicholas Castellanos a rare day off Sunday, and his best hitter rewarded him with the game of his life on Monday ...

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way up there on the bucket list,” ...

Predators GM Poile, Michigan coach Berenson top US Hockey Hall of Fame class

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer David Poile will be honored this winter for a lifetime in hockey. He believes he still has plenty left to do. The Nashville Predators general manager is the headliner for the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former University of Michigan coach Red ...

Michigan interim coach says Beilein doing well after surgery

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan assistant basketball coach Saddi Washington says coach John Beilein is doing well in his recovery from a double-bypass heart procedure. "Coach is doing great," Washington said. "Been getting some updates from the family. I ...

Coach Jon Gruden makes return to Oakland Raiders’ sideline

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — As much as he tries to downplay the significance, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is fully aware Friday’s exhibition game against the Detroit Lions will be anything but an ordinary preseason contest. It’s been 17 years since ...

Los Angeles Angels pound Detroit Tigers 11-5

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout couldn’t play on his birthday, thanks to a sore right wrist. Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels made sure the fans in the giveaway T-shirts bearing Trout’s number still went home in a celebratory mood. Ohtani hit a ...