Michigan Sports

Harbaugh hopes Michigan motivated from last season

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in his two years at Michigan, posting a pair of 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box approach. The Wolverines, though, have only managed to finish third in the Big Ten ...

Houghton teen wins UPGA title in playoff

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor CHAMPION — The first playoff hole summed up the day for Baraga native John “Gus” Koskinen at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association championship tournament at Wawonowin Country Club on Saturday. He used an iron to hit a relatively short tee shot ...

A beautiful day for biking

Arizona man wins Hard Rock race at Ore to ShoreArizona man wins Hard Rock race at Ore to Shore By RYAN SPITZA For the Journal MARQUETTE — Gloomy cloud-covered skies put a blanket of gray over Marquette on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday proved to be a different story as the sun came ...

Bell, Cole lead Pirates over Tigers

By BOB DUFF Associated Press DETROIT — A few words of advice from a Hall of Famer gave Josh Bell the inner belief that someday he would harness his power. That time has arrived for the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman. Bell hit his 20th homer and drove in three runs Thursday, ...

Verlander dominates Pirates in lopsided Tigers’ win

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander hasn't had a vintage season. Still, he has never stopped believing that he can perform like an ace. In his last three starts, he's proving his point. On Wednesday night, Verlander allowed one hit over eight innings as the ...

Detroit Tigers lose 2nd in a row in Pittsburgh, 6-3

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The first RBIs of Chad Kuhl's major league career came at the end of a sequence that mirrored the Pittsburgh Pirates' yo-yo season: one ugly moment quickly followed by something considerably more effective. Stepping into the box with the bases ...

Detroit Tigers manage just one hit in 3-0 loss at Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams lost out in the derby to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ fifth starter in the spring. Banished to the bullpen for the first month of the season, he felt he needed to turn himself into a flamethrower. When he was brought back into ...

Tigers place Fulmer on disabled list with elbow injury

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — Michael Fulmer hopes a stint on the 10-day disabled list will provide him with the rest he needs to recover from a quirky, persistent elbow injury. Fulmer, the 2016 AL rookie of the year, was placed on the DL by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday ...

Despite triple play, Tigers triumph

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — The Detroit Tigers appear to be saving their best baseball for rainy days. Justin Upton homered and drove in two runs, and Detroit shook off two rain delays and a triple play in a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Ian ...

Lions TE Michael Roberts has tattoos that tell quite a tale

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Michael Roberts' forearms are covered in tattoos, telling the tale of his tough upbringing and providing him with daily inspiration. The Detroit Lions rookie right end memorializes his grandma, who died from cancer in 2011, on his ...

Zimmermann leads Tigers to soggy 2-0 win over Yankees

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After a downpour that caused flash-flood warnings led to the afternoon's second lengthy delay, Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus met in center field with crew chief Jerry Layne. There was about an inch of standing ...

New Tigers closer Greene gets 1st save in 4-3 win over Yanks

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Shane Greene headed to the mound for the first time as a major league closer. "Running out of that door and your teammates looking, depending on you, and you being able to put your team on your back and get the job done is what I live for," ...

Cubs acquire LHP Wilson, C Avila in trade with Tigers

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The rolling Chicago Cubs got a big lift Monday when they acquired reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in a trade with Detroit, bolstering their chance for another long playoff run. The addition of Wilson gives manager Joe Maddon ...

Tigers active at deadline, but some big names stay put

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer After all the speculation and uncertainty leading up to the trade deadline, Justin Verlander's sense of humor was apparently still intact. "Source: I'm still in the Tigers locker room," said a message on Verlander's Twitter account Monday. There was even a ...

Judge snaps slump with 34th HR, Yankees top Tigers 7-3

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Not long after landing a big addition for their pitching staff, Aaron Judge and the Yankees got back to bashing the ball around the yard. Judge broke out of a slump with his 34th home run , regaining sole possession of the major league ...

Verlander, Upton lead Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Justin Verlander is probably still going to be a Detroit Tiger this evening. The Comerica Park crowd gave him a farewell just in case. In his last start before today’s trade deadline, Verlander (6-7) pitched six shutout innings in a 13-1 win over ...