Michigan Sports

Bauer pitches 1st shutout as a pro, Indians beat Tigers 8-0, sweep series

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but there was one box he wasn’t able to check off until Sunday in Detroit. Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 ...

Detroit Lions trade tight end Michael Roberts to New England

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. Detroit made the move Thursday, creating an open roster spot. ESPN reported the Lions may get a seventh-round selection for Roberts in 2020. Roberts became ...

No obstacle too big for Michigan Wolverines baseball team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer ANN ARBOR — Forget all the big-picture reasons why Michigan shouldn’t be able to make the College World Series — the location, the cold weather, the travel. As the NCAA Tournament was approaching, these Wolverines had more immediate problems. “We ...

Katherine Perry, Jenny Shin tied atop LPGA Meijer Classic in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Katherine Perry and Jenny Shin shared the lead at 6-under 66 when first-round play in the rain-delayed Meijer LPGA Classic was suspended because of darkness Thursday night. Playing in the second group of the day off the first tee, Perry had eight birdies and two bogeys at ...

Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Dixon broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera also had a sacrifice fly for the Tigers, and Ronny Rodriguez hit an RBI double. Jorge Soler drove in both ...

Speedy Kansas City Royals rally late to beat Detroit Tigers, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi and Terrance Gore used their speed to help the Kansas City Royals rally for a win. Mondesi and Jorge Soler had consecutive one-out doubles in the eighth inning to tie it, and pinch-runner Gore stole third and scored the go-ahead run on Cheslor ...

College World Series field set including Michigan

(AP) — The Southeastern Conference flexed its baseball muscles Monday, with Auburn and Arkansas posting blowout wins in the deciding games of their super regionals and giving their league a record-tying four teams in the College World Series. Auburn scored 13 runs in the top of the first ...

Detroit Lions sign quarterback David Fales, cut Connor Cook

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback David Fales and waived quarterback Connor Cook. Detroit also added offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and released safety David Jones on Monday. Fales replaces Cook as a backup candidate behind Matthew Stafford and Tom Savage. Fales, ...

Michigan NASCAR race postponed until today

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The break in NASCAR’s Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day. Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for 5 p.m. today, the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been ...

Michigan Wolverines advance to College World Series by beating No. 1 UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michigan is headed to the College World Series for the first time in 35 years after eliminating the nation’s top program. Ako Thomas drove in two runs with a single and Tommy Henry pitched seven solid innings to propel the Wolverines to a 4-2 victory over UCLA on Sunday ...

Heat takes Michigan State University mascot Sparty out of parades

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University says the school’s Sparty mascot will no longer participate in most parades due to concerns about heat stroke or other health issues for those wearing the costume. School spokeswoman Emily Guerrant says in an email the MSU Alumni Office made the ...

D’Arnaud homers twice in Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-1 win over Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Travis d’Arnaud has been with the Tampa Bay Rays for almost a month, and the veteran catcher sounds very comfortable in his new surroundings. “It hasn’t been tough,” d’Arnaud said. “We’ve been playing winning baseball here, and ...

Pavel Datsyuk staying in Russia with hometown club

MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk has signed for his hometown Russian club in the Kontinental Hockey League, ending speculation of a possible return to the NHL. The 40-year-old center has signed a one-year deal with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, the successor to the team where he began his pro ...

Lions hoping investments in TEs Hockenson and James pay off

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have invested a lot in tight ends, desperately hoping to turn a weakness into a strength. Detroit drafted Iowa star T.J. Hockenson early in the first round of the NFL draft in April a month after signing veteran ...

Morton’s unbeaten streak at 20 after Rays blank Tigers 4-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Charlie Morton describes himself as a pessimist — even after 20 consecutive starts without a loss. "It's never hard for me to be pessimistic," Morton said. "I just know how it can turn sour quick." At some point, another team will ...

Lions start minicamp with Slay, Harrison staying away

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions started their mandatory minicamp without two standouts on defense. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison were not with their teammates Tuesday. Lions coach Matt ...