Michigan Sports

Verlander, Upton lead Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Justin Verlander is probably still going to be a Detroit Tiger this evening. The Comerica Park crowd gave him a farewell just in case. In his last start before today’s trade deadline, Verlander (6-7) pitched six shutout innings in a 13-1 win over ...

Lions must navigate injuries, suspensions on both lines

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions are having their depth tested on both sides of the line of scrimmage. The Lions are beginning training camp with high hopes after making the playoffs a season ago, but they already have their share of issues on the ...

Tigers pull off comeback

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Jose Iglesias hit two RBI doubles, Matt Boyd pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Saturday night. Iglesias’ second run-scoring double tied the game at 3 in the seventh. Ian Kinsler then flared a ...

Wawonowin crowns 3-man scramble champs

By Journal Sports Staff CHAMPION — Mark Clements, KC Bjorne and Aaron Swanson teamed up to win the championship flight of the Three Man Scramble tournament held at Wawonowin Country Club on July 15-16. The trio shot a 57 on Saturday and 58 Sunday for a two-day total of 115, good enough for ...

Harper, Frederick lead Paradise to win

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Jessica Harper homered and went 4 for 4 and teammate Rachel Frederick hit a triple and also went 4 for 4 to lead Paradise to a narrow 16-15 victory over QCPFC in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on July 12. Winning pitcher Jodi Hemmila ...

Meyers, Annala turn in low scores at Marquette County Jr. Golf tourneys

By Journal Sports Staff CHAMPION — Holden Meyers turned in the only sub-30 score among the boys and girls five-hole competitors at the Marquette County Junior Golf Association tournament held at Wawonowin Country Club on Monday. Meyers shot 28 to win the first flight of the boys division. ...

Stafford keeps focus off contract talks with Lions

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — With one season remaining on his contract, Matthew Stafford is doing his best to keep quiet about any negotiations for a new deal. The Detroit quarterback says talks are ongoing and his agent handles them. “I’m honestly pretty tired of ...

Negaunee loses state tourney opener, but uncovers a good pitcher

By Journal Sports Staff TAYLOR — Though things didn’t go well for Negaunee on Saturday, manager Jeff Martin made one important discovery in the Marquette County team’s opening game at the Little League baseball Minors division state tournament. “Weston Yesney displayed a tremendous ...

Tigers blow another late lead

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Astros trailed 5-3 when Detroit brought in reliever Bruce Rondon (1-2) to start the eighth. He ...

Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder Mettlach already promoted even before coaching 1st game at Michigan TechBy Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — Gwinn native Dan Mettlach has been promoted from assistant head coach to offensive coordinator of the Michigan Tech University football team, the school announced ...

Kansas City Royals dominate Detroit Tigers in 16-2 rout

DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don’t play the Detroit Tigers again until September. That might be the one thing that keeps them from making a postseason run. The Royals extended their winning streak to eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Tigers on Wednesday night. Five of the eight ...

Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores pitcher perfect in title clincher

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — It was a dominating performance by Joey Randazzo Wednesday, to say the least. Randazzo fired a perfect game while helping Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores defeat Dexter 10-0 in five innings in the championship game of the Little League baseball ...

Rate of MHSAA schools charging pay-to-play fees drops slightly

EAST LANSING — A survey conducted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association found just under half of its high schools charged participation fees to help fund athletic programs during the past school year. The survey showed a slight decrease in the percentage charging these fees from ...

Michigan Wolverines back hard at work after eye-opening spring trip to Rome

By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Presenting the pope with a Michigan football helmet and a pair of Air Jordans wasn’t the only highlight in Jim Harbaugh ‘s trip to Rome this spring. The jaunt went so well that you half-expected the Wolverines coach to pull out a map and show ...

Big Ten Network triples number of prime-time football games

CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the ...

Detroit Pistons sign G League player Luis Montero

AUBURN HILLS (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Luis Montero to a two-way contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 6-foot-7 Montero played 49 games last season for the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League. He played in 12 NBA games with the Portland Trail ...

Jordan’s wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — During one of Jordan Spieth’s many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. The message: “You belong in ...

Detroit Tigers’ 3 first-inning errors snowball into 16-4 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Moss is getting hot as the Kansas City weather. Moss drove in four runs, Mike Moustakas had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals routed the error-prone Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night. It was Moss’ second straight game with multiple RBIs after ...