Michigan Sports

Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard’s basketball staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard's basketball staff as director of player personnel and development. The move was announced Monday. Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David ...

Mercado breaks tie with 2nd homer, Indians beat Tigers 8-6

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland's rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh ...

Tigers plate 7 in 3rd, beat Royals 12-8 after Bailey trade

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tigers heard Kansas City was making a late pitching change about an hour before the first pitch, and what could have caused a bit of anxiety for a bunch of hitters turned out to be a just fine. Jeimer Candelario hit a ...

Ex-Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin calls it quits after 10 seasons

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Glover Quin has retired after 10 seasons in the NFL. The former Detroit Lions and Houston Texans safety announced his plans Tuesday on Instagram. Quin started every game for nine straight years after starting in 12 games as a rookie in 2009 with the Texans. He had an ...

Tigers use 3 HRs, Boyd’s 13 K’s to top ChiSox 11-5

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Matthew Boyd was mostly dominant on the mound, then the Detroit Tigers' bats backed him up in a big way. Niko Goodrum lined a two-run homer in Detroit's five-run sixth inning, Boyd struck out 13 to tie a career high and the Tigers topped the ...

Detroit Tigers’ home losing streak hits 18 of last 20 with 5-3 loss to Texas

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Before the game, Texas manager Chris Woodward said that if Jesse Chavez could pitch efficiently enough, he could last five or six innings. The right-hander surpassed that. Chavez pitched into the seventh in his longest outing in over two years, ...

Bradley has RBI double in debut, Indians top Tigers 8-3

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance and the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with an 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. Bradley, who leads the International ...

Michigan coach helped build Vandy program he’s out to beat

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's ...

Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

By WES CROSBY Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to complete the Pirates' rally from a six-run deficit, and Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Wednesday night. With the Pirates trailing 7-5, Reynolds sent a knuckle curve from ...

Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That meant a chance to catch up with John Beilein. "It was so cool. It honestly kind of felt like home, seeing him ...

Tigers slip by sloppy Pirates 5-4, snap 4-game losing streak

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos trotted home when a potential double play in the eighth turned into an RBI fielder's choice thanks to some indecisiveness by Pittsburgh second baseman Adam Frazier, allowing the Detroit Tigers to edge the Pirates 5-4 on ...