Michigan Sports

Tempers flare before Detroit Tigers earn split with New York Yankees

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton left a doubleheader split in sour moods Monday night. Judge became the first player ever to record eight strikeouts in a doubleheader, including five punchouts in the nightcap, and Giancarlo Stanton ...

15 arrested in cock-fight raid

HART TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than a dozen people have been arrested and 35 live roosters found after police broke up a cock-fighting ring in western Michigan's Oceana County. State police say Sunday that the bodies of 10 roosters also were found in a large pit during Saturday's raid in ...

Michigan trails decide whether to welcome electric bikes

DETROIT (AP) — Many Michigan residents are questioning whether electric bicycles should be allowed on woodland trails and urban bikeways as the motorized two-wheelers gain popularity. A new state law says trail managers and oversight boards can either allow electric bikes to glide alongside ...

Hunter-Reay races to 1st IndyCar win since 2015

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — After his first IndyCar victory since 2015, Ryan Hunter-Reay could look back on some of the most frustrating moments of the drought. "If you look at the past Indy 500s in '17 and '16, ones I think we could have won — both of those. Led the ...

Smoak, Sanchez help Blue Jays beat Tigers, 8-4

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are going to enjoy Monday's day off after all. Justin Smoak had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs to help the Blue Jays end a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on ...

Fight brews with farmer who bars LGBT weddings at orchard

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A farmer wants the courts to step in after he was barred from a Michigan farmers market because he doesn’t allow gay couples to marry at his apple orchard. A conservative Christian nonprofit, Alliance Defending Freedom, is representing farmer Steve Tennes and ...

Michigan candidates for governor meet for only joint debate

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Michigan’s major-party gubernatorial candidates met Thursday night for their only joint debate, offering contrasting answers to questions about roads, education and other topics that fell largely along party lines two months before ...

Reyes’ 3-run triple helps Tigers beat Angels 6-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ronny Rodriguez had a memorable major league debut, hitting singles, scoring a run and making plays at second and third base to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Thursday. "Amazing day," Rodriguez said in front of his ...

Mother files lawsuit in G League basketball death

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a G League player who died in March after collapsing on the court during a game has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the NBA and the Detroit Pistons of negligence. Zeke Upshaw played for the Grand Rapids Drive, a G League affiliate of the Pistons. He collapsed ...

Man who set wife on fire sentenced

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP)  A suburban Detroit man has been sentenced to 11™ to 50 years in prison for dousing his wife with gasoline and setting her on fire. The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports 55-year-old David John Garnett learned his punishment Tuesday after entering a no contest plea to a ...

Ex-Tiger Ian Kinsler powers Los Angeles Angels past Detroit, 9-2

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Ian Kinsler has been working tirelessly in the batting cage, trying to turn around what has been his worst season offensively. For one game at least, it paid off. Kinsler hit a three-run homer in the second inning as part of a 3-for-3 performance ...

James McCann’s grand slam powers Detroit Tigers to win over Angels

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — James McCann hit a drive to left field and paused ever so slightly — not enough to cause any sort of incident, but enough to make it clear he realized how well he’d connected. “That was a good feeling, and a big spot in the game to open it ...

Census: Michigan population grows, Detroit sees decline

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit appears to continue its decades-long population loss while most Michigan communities gain residents, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Census figures show that Michigan grew by 0.3 percent to more than 9,960,000 residents between 2016 and 2017. Detroit saw a drop ...

Schuette financial disclosure shows assets total $13M

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Thursday voluntarily issued a financial disclosure statement showing personal assets totaling more than $13 million — largely investments held in blind trusts or property he inherited in the ...