Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings, Arizona Coyotes make NHL trade

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Robbie Russo from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year. The 25-year-old former Notre Dame player had nine goals, 23 assists and 81 penalty minutes in 75 games last season for Grand Rapids ...

Detroit Red Wings re-sign forwards Tyler Bertuzzi, Martin Frk

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with forwards Tyler Bertuzzi and Martin Frk on Monday. Detroit re-signed Bertuzzi with a $2.8 million, two-year deal and Frk with a $1.05 million, one-year contract. The 23-year-old Bertuzzi had 24 points in 48 games last season in ...

Detroit Tigers top draft pick Casey Mize gets $7.5 million signing bonus

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus, the highest for any drafted player since 2011. Detroit didn’t go into much detail about its 2018 plan ...

Disappearing young workers leave summer jobs unfilled

BY DAN NIELSEN Traverse City Record-Eagle AP Member Exchange TRAVERSE CITY— Rebecca Brown is a rare case; the 18-year-old plans to work every summer through her college years. “I’m going to work as much as possible to pay down my student loans,” said Brown, pledging to spend ...

College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful ...

Encarnacion hits grand slam as Indians pound Tigers 12-2

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit an eighth-inning grand slam, helping the Cleveland Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 on Sunday for their season-high seventh straight win. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis also connected for ...

Snyder OKs budget bill

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $39.9 billion general spending bill Thursday and said a restriction on state aid to Planned Parenthood that the Republican-led Legislature inserted was unenforceable. Federal and state laws already prevent public funds ...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a ...

Gennett, Suarez HRs rally Reds over Tigers 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Tigers knew exactly what hit them — the daunting combination of a homer-friendly park and a free-swinging Reds offense starting to come around. Scooter Gennett hit a tying two-run homer , and Eugenio Suarez also connected on the next pitch — a hit originally ruled a ...

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at ...

Votto breaks drought with grand slam as Reds beat Tigers 9-5

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a grand slam and celebrated with a flap, honoring the bird that prolonged his at-bat. Votto ended a long homer drought with his third career grand slam Tuesday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory that ended the ...

Jones homers in 7th to lead Tigers over Twins, 3-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — When Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones came to the plate in the seventh inning of a tie game Thursday afternoon, he was well aware he was struggling at the plate after striking out in his first two at-bats against the Twins. He chose to focus on ...

Detroit Tigers rally for victory over Minnesota Twins, 5-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire didn’t mind getting a beer shower from his players Wednesday night. He just didn’t know why it was happening. “They ambushed me, and they really got me,” he said after his Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2. “I ...

Legislature OKs private industry panel in environment branch

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan Legislature narrowly passed a bill to create a private industry panel within the state Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday, closing the curtain on months of resistance from Democrats and environmentalists who fear further ...

Tigers lose injured Cabrera for season in 6-4 loss to Twins

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers lost much more than a game on Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon in the third inning of a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins and will have season-ending surgery later this week. "This is obviously a ...

Matt Patricia adjusts to scrutiny of being Detroit Lions head coach

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Matt Patricia worked in relative obscurity in New England. The burly man with a bushy beard, baseball cap on backward, with a pencil above his right ear was noticed only occasionally while coordinating the Patriots’ defense. As a first-year ...

Detroit Pistons hire ex-Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs. In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs. The Pistons hired the NBA coach of the year finalist ...

Detroit’s ‘Dream Cafe’ recipe for local success

By MELODY BAETENS Detroit News AP Member Exchange DETROIT — When the Allied Media Conference returns to Detroit in June for its 20th year, a new dynamic will be in place to highlight Detroit-owned food businesses and connect global chefs to local farms who have community and social ...

Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — After 120 laps and two stages, the race could now be official. Any driver in the lead might conceivably win if rain intervened. Clint Bowyer had finished second to teammate Kevin Harvick in the second stage, and both came to pit road. ...