Michigan Sports

Williams runs Negaunee to victory at Gwinn

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer GWINN — Robbie Williams had three rushing touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards to lead Negaunee to a 34-6 Mid-Peninsula Conference road victory at Gwinn on Friday night. Both teams now stand at 2-3 overall after the game played at McCormick Field. This is ...

Let one get away

Dominant with the stats, mistakes cost Hematites in 20-8 loss to Gladstone By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — During every football season, it seems like most teams will have a loss that got away. For Ishpeming, that game happened Friday night against Gladstone as the ...

Minnesota Twins rout Detroit Tigers, 12-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — With a postseason berth tantalizingly close, the Minnesota Twins snapped out of their mini-slump in emphatic fashion. Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Twins extended their lead for the American League’s second wild card ...

Lions sign DE George Johnson going into game against Falcons

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end George Johnson. Detroit released defensive end Alex Barrett on Wednesday to make room for Johnson on the roster. Detroit (2-0) hosts the Atlanta Falcons (2-0) on Sunday. Johnson hasn't played in the NFL since 2015. He was ...

Left tackle Mason Cole adds to legacy for No. 8 Michigan

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mason Cole is up in the club. Cole has joined a long legacy at Michigan, where he has a shot to close his career with the most starts by an offensive lineman in school history after beginning it as the first true freshman to start at ...

Spartans showing signs of possible defensive rebound

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nobody has to tell Michigan State's Kenny Willekes how poor his team's pass rush was last year. After the Spartans had four sacks against Western Michigan last weekend — bringing their season total to five — the sophomore ...

Mengden throws 7 scoreless, A’s sweep Tigers with 3-2 win

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Now that he's healthy, Daniel Mengden is showing his potential. The Oakland right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings, and Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs, leading the Athletics to a 3-2 win and three-game sweep of the ...

Detroit Lions stay grounded after big Monday night win vs. New York Giants

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Jim Caldwell’s demeanor doesn’t change much, even after a nationally televised victory on the road. Detroit’s famously even-keeled coach had a quick reply when asked about his team’s 2-0 start to the season. “Only thing it guarantees ...

Grand slam lifts A’s past Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Jed Lowrie was ready for Alex Wilson. “I’ve faced Alex before, and I know he’s got a good cutter,” Lowrie said. Lowrie hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit ...

Nick Castellanos’ 3 hits not enough for Detroit Tigers to avoid another loss

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Matt Olson homered, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Monday night. Olson became the first A’s player to homer in four straight games since Coco Crisp in 2013, and now has 14 home runs in his ...

Lions’ Jim Caldwell planning on Beckham playing for Giants

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell isn't wasting time worrying whether Odell Beckham Jr. will play for the New York Giants. When Caldwell drew up his game plan for Monday night's contest between the Lions (1-0) and Giants (0-1) ...

Detroit’s Boyd falls an out short of no-hitter

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Boyd showed little emotion when he lost a no-hit bit on Tim Anderson's two-out, ninth-inning double. Boyd calmly retired Yoan Moncada to finish his first professional shutout in the Detroit Tigers' 12-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox ...

Wayne State uniforms pay tribute

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University has unveiled new football uniforms paying tribute to a century of fielding athletic teams and America's highest military honor. The Detroit school says the uniforms feature the logos representing the 100th anniversary of university athletics and the ...

Lions’ Stafford coming to MetLife Stadium healthy this time

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL's highest-paid player is coming to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants again, and this time Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions doesn't have an injured finger on his throwing hand. Stafford showed why he got ...

Hit parade: White Sox pound out 25, rout Tigers 17-7

DETROIT (AP) — Avisail Garcia went 5 for 5 and drove in a career-high seven runs, Yoan Moncada scored five times and the Chicago White Sox pounded out 25 hits Thursday while routing the Detroit Tigers 17-7. The White Sox posted their highest hit total since getting 26 against Baltimore in ...

No. 7 Michigan sticking with shaky Speight against Air Force

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh appears to be growing impatient with questions about quarterback Wilton Speight. "Wilton is the starting quarterback and we're forging on," Michigan's coach said sternly. When asked a follow-up question about ...

Blackjack!: Indians set AL record with 21st straight win

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians hit baseball blackjack — 21! Making history almost every time they take the field, the Indians won their 21st straight game on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set an American League winning-streak record ...

On defense, No. 7 Michigan is outscoring opposing offenses

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — On defense, No. 7 Michigan has scored more points than it has given up. The Wolverines (2-0) have scored three touchdowns on defense, tying Texas for the most in the nation. They have allowed opposing offenses to score just two TDs ...