Michigan Sports

New England Patriots temper expectations for troubled receiver Josh Gordon

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots’ team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty ...

Minnesota Twins finish sweep of Detroit Tigers with 8-2 victory

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press DETROIT — Stephen Gonsalves is getting more comfortable running in from the bullpen to start a game. The Minnesota Twins, who have been experimenting with an “opening pitcher,” then bringing in a primary pitcher after an inning or two, got excellent ...

Fighting back not enough for Detroit Lions, now put themselves in 0-2 hole

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions now face a different set of questions. After a blowout loss in Week 1 raised concerns about the team’s tenacity and commitment level, the Lions rallied gamely Sunday at San Francisco. But a late penalty left Detroit a few ...

Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove in a career-high four runs. The Indians rolled to a 15-0 win Saturday and ...

49ers hang on to beat Lions 30-27

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Another miscommunication almost led to another game-altering interception for Jimmy Garoppolo. Only this time, the San Francisco 49ers got bailed out by a flag and held on to beat the Detroit Lions. Garoppolo threw two ...

Heavily favored Michigan Wolverines look to keep momentum vs. SMU

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan generated momentum it desperately needed last week. The Wolverines were successful in all phases during a 49-3 win over Western Michigan following a sputtering, seven-point loss at Notre Dame. “It was a confidence-builder, a morale ...

Good defense enables Houston Astros to edge Detroit Tigers again

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — George Springer understood the situation as he was about to dive for Dawel Lugo’s line drive in the eighth inning. “I could tell I was either going to get to it, or this is going to be a really bad play,” the Houston outfielder said. ...

Michigan again extends deadline for marijuana businesses

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not ...

Watchdog to lead review of Michigan’s child welfare system

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed the director of an agency that serves as a watchdog of the state's child welfare system to lead a review after a scathing audit of Children's Protective Services, the administration announced Tuesday. Snyder ...

No. 25 Michigan State struggling to find its stride

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer After a closer-than-expected win over Utah State in the season opener, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio pointed out that this was nothing new for the Spartans. "You want to pound somebody 50 to nothing, that's not happening too often," he said. "It ...

Michigan’s big win quiets Harbaugh’s critics — for now

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan was eager for redemption after its loss to Notre Dame in the season opener. Leading up to last Saturday's home opener against Western Michigan, the Wolverines were criticized by fans, the media and even former receiver ...

Altuve hits leadoff homer, Astros power past Tigers 5-4

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Jose Altuve homered on the game's first pitch, and the Houston Astros powered their way past the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Houston maintained a three-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the AL West. The Astros built a 5-0 lead on ...

Verlander saluted back at Comerica, Astros beat Tigers 3-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander knew this would be one of the most emotional games of his major league career. He still wasn't prepared. In his return to Detroit, Verlander received three standing ovations while pitching the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory ...

Darnold recovers from 1st-play pick-6, helps Jets rout Lions

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL snap and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 on Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold became the youngest quarterback to ...