Michigan Sports

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke seen as Heisman Trophy dark horse

By JOE REEDY Associated Press Washington’s Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year. Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy longshot in the preseason, but ended up winning the award while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three ...

Detroit Lions, New York Giants suffer injuries during joint practice

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Saquon Barkley mostly stood and watched, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions. “He’s day to day,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday. Barkley, a rookie running back drafted No. 2 ...

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,000

By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie ...

Nick Castellanos gets 5 hits, 5 RBI in Detroit Tigers’ victory

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wasn’t going to accept the accolades for a move that made him look like a genius. Gardenhire gave Nicholas Castellanos a rare day off Sunday, and his best hitter rewarded him with the game of his life on Monday ...

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way up there on the bucket list,” ...

Michigan interim coach says Beilein doing well after surgery

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan assistant basketball coach Saddi Washington says coach John Beilein is doing well in his recovery from a double-bypass heart procedure. "Coach is doing great," Washington said. "Been getting some updates from the family. I ...

Coach Jon Gruden makes return to Oakland Raiders’ sideline

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — As much as he tries to downplay the significance, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is fully aware Friday’s exhibition game against the Detroit Lions will be anything but an ordinary preseason contest. It’s been 17 years since ...

Los Angeles Angels pound Detroit Tigers 11-5

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout couldn’t play on his birthday, thanks to a sore right wrist. Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels made sure the fans in the giveaway T-shirts bearing Trout’s number still went home in a celebratory mood. Ohtani hit a ...

Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders prep for Friday preseason matchup

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — At last, a new face on the other side of the line. The Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions conducted the first of two joint practices Tuesday in preparation for their preseason opener Friday at the Oakland Coliseum, allowing players on both ...

Alliance of American Football picks ex-Michigan Wolverine Ty Isaac

(AP) — The Alliance of American Football has signed its first 100 players for the new spring league, including former high-profile recruits Ty Isaac and receiver Chris Black. The AAF begins a 10-game regular season with eight teams in February. The first batch of players to sign the ...

Detroit Tigers finally trade away starting pitcher Mike Fiers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Mike Fiers may end up with another chance to pitch in the postseason. The Oakland Athletics acquired the right-hander from the Detroit Tigers on Monday for two players to be named or cash. The 33-year-old Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season. Fiers was ...

Cahill Ks 10 in 6 innings as streaking A’s blank Tigers 6-0

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — While the Oakland Athletics continue their long quest for a new stadium, Trevor Cahill and Khris Davis couldn't be more comfortable in the team's current home. Cahill struck out 10 in six innings, Davis and Matt Chapman both ...