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Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers sign right-handed pitcher Jose Urena to $3.25 million deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers signed right-hander Jose Urena to a $3.25 million, one-year deal Wednesday. Urena can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses based on starts, $50,000 each for 15, 18, 21, 24 and 27. The 29-year-old starter has spent the past six season with the Miami Marlins, ...

Michigan High School Athletic Association announces winter sports plan

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved adjustments to the regular season schedule for indoor winter sports, which under current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders may restart their seasons ...

Detroit Lions close facility after positive tests

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have closed their training facility after two people within the franchise tested positive for COVID-19. The Lions say players and coaches would have virtual meetings Tuesday. Detroit is scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who can clinch a spot in the ...

Michigan State Spartans quarterback Rocky Lombardi set to transfer

EAST LANSING (AP) — Rocky Lombardi, the quarterback who led Michigan State to its two victories, is looking to transfer to another school. Lombardi told the Detroit Free Press that he’s placed his name in the transfer portal. He started nine games in four seasons, including victories this ...

Downstate back tops all-state teams in 8-player football

By LEE THOMPSON Bay City Times Jameson Chesser does more than display his blazing speed and amazing moves on a football field. The Adrian Lenawee Christian senior running back huddles with teammates and opponents, leading them in prayer after every game. “We decided to invite the other ...

Detroit Lions do more firing than winning as of late

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions have more fired employees than they’ve earned victories the past two months. Detroit dismissed special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs on Monday, three-plus weeks after parting ways with general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt ...

Football among fall high school sports to resume soon after start of new year

By The Associated Press and Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — The fall season in high school sports will get restarted just after the beginning of the new year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced on Friday. Football playoffs will resume Saturday, Jan. 2. The ...

Michigan State Spartans’ football game vs. Maryland canceled for 2nd time

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer In yet another twist to this crazy college football season, a matchup between Maryland and Michigan State has been canceled a second time after an outbreak of COVID-19 in College Park. The Terrapins (2-3) were slated to face the Spartans (2-5) on Saturday ...

Detroit Pistons breeze past Washington Wizards in preseason game, 97-86

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Jackson scored 17 points off the bench for Detroit in a 97-86 NBA preseason victory at the Washington Wizards on Thursday evening. Jerami Grant scored 15 points and Delon Wright added 13 as the Pistons (2-1) led by as much as 26 points. Bradley Beal scored 10 ...

Detroit Lions to be tested by playoff-hungry Tennessee Titans

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has gone 12 long seasons since last winning the AFC South, and the current Titans are in no mood to be distracted with this big goal so close at hand. They could clinch at least this franchise’s third playoff berth ...