Michigan Sports

Nick Castellanos’ 3 hits not enough for Detroit Tigers to avoid another loss

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Matt Olson homered, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Monday night. Olson became the first A’s player to homer in four straight games since Coco Crisp in 2013, and now has 14 home runs in his ...

Lions’ Jim Caldwell planning on Beckham playing for Giants

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell isn't wasting time worrying whether Odell Beckham Jr. will play for the New York Giants. When Caldwell drew up his game plan for Monday night's contest between the Lions (1-0) and Giants (0-1) ...

Detroit’s Boyd falls an out short of no-hitter

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Boyd showed little emotion when he lost a no-hit bit on Tim Anderson's two-out, ninth-inning double. Boyd calmly retired Yoan Moncada to finish his first professional shutout in the Detroit Tigers' 12-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox ...

Wayne State uniforms pay tribute

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University has unveiled new football uniforms paying tribute to a century of fielding athletic teams and America's highest military honor. The Detroit school says the uniforms feature the logos representing the 100th anniversary of university athletics and the ...

Lions’ Stafford coming to MetLife Stadium healthy this time

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL's highest-paid player is coming to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants again, and this time Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions doesn't have an injured finger on his throwing hand. Stafford showed why he got ...

Hit parade: White Sox pound out 25, rout Tigers 17-7

DETROIT (AP) — Avisail Garcia went 5 for 5 and drove in a career-high seven runs, Yoan Moncada scored five times and the Chicago White Sox pounded out 25 hits Thursday while routing the Detroit Tigers 17-7. The White Sox posted their highest hit total since getting 26 against Baltimore in ...

No. 7 Michigan sticking with shaky Speight against Air Force

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh appears to be growing impatient with questions about quarterback Wilton Speight. "Wilton is the starting quarterback and we're forging on," Michigan's coach said sternly. When asked a follow-up question about ...

Blackjack!: Indians set AL record with 21st straight win

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians hit baseball blackjack — 21! Making history almost every time they take the field, the Indians won their 21st straight game on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set an American League winning-streak record ...

On defense, No. 7 Michigan is outscoring opposing offenses

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — On defense, No. 7 Michigan has scored more points than it has given up. The Wolverines (2-0) have scored three touchdowns on defense, tying Texas for the most in the nation. They have allowed opposing offenses to score just two TDs ...

Injury prompts Detroit Lions to sign another punter

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed punter Jeff Locke after Kasey Redfern went down with a knee injury in the season opener. The Lions announced Tuesday they were putting Redfern and offensive tackle Corey Robinson on injured reserve. Robinson has a foot injury. Detroit also ...

Cleveland Indians tie winning-streak record at Detroit Tigers’ expense

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians’ clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level. As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland’s star ...

Colin Kaepernick protests held in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement rolled on without him Sunday, as his fraternity marched in Detroit and players around the NFL sat or knelt during the national anthem. Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. His supporters believe ...

Detroit Tigers guaranteed a losing season

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — Teoscar Hernandez homered in consecutive at bats to give the Toronto Blue Jays back-to-back wins for the first time in three weeks. Hernandez hit his first two home runs of the season, Darwin Barney had four hits and the Blue Jays beat Detroit ...

New home for Red Wings, Pistons raises a city’s hopes

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Chris Ilitch sounded like an excited tour guide. He was showing off Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons and the gem of a 55-block development dubbed The District Detroit. The project has already cost $1.2 ...

Lions and Cardinals look to bounce back from disappointment

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions finally get a chance to bounce back from a year they would like to forget. The Arizona Cardinals , likewise, are looking forward to moving on from a disappointing year. Detroit closed the 2016 regular season with three ...