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Michigan Sports

Manager Ron Gardenhire wants to return, but that’s up to Detroit Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire doesn’t seem terribly stressed about his future. The Detroit manager said Wednesday he’d like to return next season, but he’ll understand whatever decision the Tigers make. Gardenhire is in his second season at the helm, and ...

NFL tight ends evolve into pass-catching threats

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The day before Tony Gonzalez was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month, he was asked about being a something of a pioneer at tight end. A guy who changed his position — and the game itself. Gonzalez sort of ...

Michigan State Spartans tight-lipped about revamping offense

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Later this week, the mystery surrounding Michigan State’s offense will finally end. Until then, the Spartans aren’t revealing much. “Friday night, after the game, we’ll be able to brag about it a little bit,” quarterback Brian ...

Detroit Lions sign quarterback, release running back Zach Zenner

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Luis Perez and cut quarterback David Fales, giving them another option behind Matthew Stafford. Detroit made the move Tuesday, two days before playing its final preseason game at Cleveland. Later in the day, the Lions released ...

Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions playing catch-up in NFC North

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL’s most tradition-rich divisions. “Defend the North” was a familiar ...

Ex-Michigan Wolverine Chad Henne out indefinitely for Kansas City Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs lost backup quarterback Chad Henne to a broken ankle that will require surgery, and they quickly signed veteran Matt Moore on Monday to provide depth behind starter Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have two other ...

Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, MartÌn PÈrez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place ...

Houston Astros crack 3 homers in 6-3 win over Detroit Tigers

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON — Houston’s win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Marti n Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 ...