Michigan Sports

Change is the theme with Michigan State Spartans football team this fall

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Seven months ago, Mark Dantonio shook up his offensive staff, keeping his assistants but switching their roles around. It was a move that reflected the state of the Michigan State program — not necessarily panicking, but certainly aware of ...

Success looks within reach for Michigan Wolverines football team

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh seems set up for success at Michigan in his fifth season, leading a program that’s a popular choice to win the Big Ten. “That’s where I would pick us,” Harbaugh said. Some are taking another step, predicting the Wolverines ...

Seattle Mariners club 5 home runs in 11-6 win at Detroit Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Kyle Seager left Comerica Park with the first three-homer game of his career and he had no idea how it happened. Seager homered in the fourth, sixth and ninth innings, driving in six runs as the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 11-6 on ...

Rookie Bush makes impact in first game with Steelers

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect first-round pick Devin Bush to provide a serious jolt of athleticism and swagger to a young defense. The speedy inside linebacker already made a significant impact in the preseason opener, a 30-28 home victory ...

Dozier, Soler each homer twice as Royals beat Tigers 10-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Comerica Park's spacious outfield has frustrated hitters many times over the years. It hasn't been a big deal for Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler this season. Dozier and Jorge Soler each homered twice Sunday, and the Kansas City Royals beat the ...

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is so confident in his talent and team he doesn't get excited when he wins. "It's more of an expectation," Harvick said. He raced to the 47th NASCAR Cup victory of his career and his second in less than a month Sunday, ...

Sex assault trial starts for former MSU hoops star Cleaves

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves is standing trial on sexual assault charges in his Michigan hometown. Opening statements began Thursday in Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, where Cleaves is charged with criminal sexual conduct, assault ...

Jakobi Meyers impressive as Patriots rout Lions 31-3

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — If Jakobi Meyers wanted to, he could probably use his status as an undrafted rookie as motivation. Not need for that, the New England receiver says. The Patriots gave him an opportunity, and that's who he needs to impress. "I have to keep ...

Mercer’s game-ending homer gives Tigers 10-8 win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — It took 864 major league games for Jordy Mercer to hit his first game-ending homer. As he rounded the bases Thursday, one thought went through his mind. "All I was really thinking was how cold the Gatorade bath was going to be," he said. "I ...

Chicago White Sox upend Detroit Tigers, 7-4

DETROIT (AP) — Lucas Giolito didn’t have his best stuff against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. His manager loved the way he responded. Giolito allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings, good enough to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 7-4. “That’s a ...