Michigan Sports

Lions’ Amendola ready for joint practices with former team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Danny Amendola earned plenty of laughs from the assembled reporters when he was asked after practice what he can learn from his younger teammates. "How to run fast," Amendola said before wrapping up his chat with the media ...

Calhoun’s 3-run triple keys Rangers in 9-4 win over Tigers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers manager Chris Woodward stayed with Nomar Mazara and Willie Calhoun, and they delivered. Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, and Texas beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. The Rangers had runners on ...

Tigers send Castellanos to Cubs in last-minute deal

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — With about a minute to spare, Nicholas Castellanos was traded from the last-place Detroit Tigers to the contending Chicago Cubs. "I was sitting in the dugout and I looked up and saw the clock said 1:02. So I was like, 'OK, finish the season ...

Tigers homer 3 times, Norris ends skid in win over Angels

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers earned their first series win in two months despite having two of their clubhouse leaders traded before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Tigers dealt pitcher Shane Greene and outfielder Nicholas ...

Lions sign DT Fredrick Jones, release WR Brandon Reilly

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Fredrick Jones and released wide receiver Brandon Reilly. The Lions announced the moves Tuesday. Jones spent some of this offseason with the New York Jets after going undrafted out of Florida State. He ...

Thaiss homers, drives in 3 to lead Angels over Tigers 6-1

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani are the Los Angeles' Angels top players, but it was a pair of rookies who came up big in Tuesday night's 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Matt Thaiss homered and drove in three runs while Griffin Canning ...

Tigers top Angels 7-2 to end Zimmermann’s winless streak

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At long last, Jordan Zimmermann found himself at the center of a locker room celebration. "It's been a while," he said. Zimmermann got his first win in 18 starts dating to last season, ending a skid of 10 consecutive losing ...

Lions look to get leg up with coach arriving at camp in cast

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia took a hands-on approach during his debut season as an NFL head coach, getting close enough to the Detroit Lions during practices that they could easily hear him and see him demonstrate proper fundamentals and ...

Beckham, Seager lead Mariners over Tigers 10-2

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham got an opportunity to make a big play, and he delivered. Beckham hit his second grand slam of the season and Kyle Seager connected for a solo drive, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 10-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Tigers on ...

Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Don Mossi dies at 90

CLEVELAND (AP) — Don Mossi, a left-handed pitcher who won 101 games in over a decade as a major leaguer and was an All-Star for the Cleveland Indians in 1957, has died. He was 90. The Cremation Society of Idaho says Mossi died Friday in Nampa, Idaho. Mossi made his big league debut in ...

Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers shut down Detroit Tigers, 4-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Philadelphia Phillies picked a fine time to rest Bryce Harper. Vince Velasquez pitched impressively into the sixth inning and the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Wednesday to finish a quick two-game sweep. Harper sat out, but ...

Philadelphia Phillies outlast Detroit Tigers in 15 innings, 3-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Brad Miller charged the ball in left field. Nicholas Castellanos rounded third and kept on running. “What is it, midnight or whatever?” Miller said. “You’ve got to send him. ... Luckily it was hit directly at me.” Miller threw ...

Golfers now discouraged from hitting balls into Lake Michigan

ARCADIA (AP) — An exclusive golf course in the northern Lower Peninsula has changed its website to no longer encourage players to hit balls into Lake Michigan after a diver hired by a newspaper found hundreds in the water. State environmental regulators said they’re investigating what has ...

Detroit Tigers sign ex-Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Edwin Jackson

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released ...

Detroit Lions at a glance

By The Associated Press DETROIT LIONS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: Wednesday, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: First-year coach Matt Patricia lost seven of last 10 games, saddling franchise with double digits in losses for first time since 2012. Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson provided desperately ...

Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos’ HR in 10th

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park. Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game ...

Big Ten’s Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final ...

Pressel, Creamer tied for lead in LPGA Tour team event

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Stephanie Meadowand Giulia Molinaro had a 61, and Frenchwomen Celine Boutier and ...