Michigan Sports

L’Anse jumps out early in win over Lake Linden Thursday

By PAUL PETERSON Houghton Daily Mining Gazette L’ANSE — Playing a near-perfect first half Thursday night, the L’Anse Purple Hornets had little trouble carving out a 32-16 high school football win over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. LL-H coach Andy Crouch was wary of the explosive ...

Michigan St, Bowling Green had much in common in 2016 slides

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Michigan State endured one of college football’s most surprising falls last season. Bowling Green, the Spartans’ opponent in this weekend’s season opener, can relate. After three straight trips to the Mid-American Conference title game ...

Unknowns offer intrigue for No. 11 Michigan, No. 17 Florida

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer When Michigan released its roster earlier this week and Florida announced its starting quarterback hours later, two of the big mysteries heading into the teams’ season opener were revealed. Many more remain. The No. 11 Wolverines and the 17th-ranked ...

Stopped by a Trojan wall

Marquette gridders fall to 2-0 after loss to Traverse City Central By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Noah Norton had three touchdowns on the day including an 85-yard pick-six as the Marquette Redmen football team fell to Traverse City Central by a score of 42-14 at William ...

Detroit Lions trade offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to San Francisco 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have acquired offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from the Detroit Lions in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. The 49ers announced the deal on Thursday and say Tomlinson still must pass a physical to make it official. Tomlinson was ...

Buffalo Bills roll to 27-17 preseason win over Detroit Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman continued making his offseason-long case to secure the backup job in a preseason-ending 27-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. The fifth-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh finished 9 of 11 for 81 yards. ...

Justin Verlander’s arm, bat propel Detroit Tigers to 6-2 win at Colorado

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — Justin Verlander felt a little fatigue in the back of his shoulder and called it a day early. Nothing to be concerned about or anything, he said, just the side effects of swinging the bat so well. Verlander struck out nine over six commanding ...

Florida Gators name starting quarterback vs. Michigan Wolverines

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feleipe Franks will make his first career start on a big stage on Saturday. No. 17 Florida named Franks its starting quarterback Wednesday, ending a monthlong competition that also included incumbent Luke Del Rio and Notre Dame transfer ...

Colorado Rockies score late to beat Detroit Tigers, 7-3

By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER — Warwick Saupold got the best of Nolan Arenado on Monday night. The slugger got redemption in his rematch with the Detroit Tigers reliever 24 hours later. Arenado capped a four-run seventh inning with his 30th homer, and the Colorado Rockies ...

Michigan State Spartans football team eager to put 2016 in rearview mirror

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Over three weeks ago, at media day, Mark Dantonio stated emphatically that his Michigan State team would be ready when it was time for the season opener against Bowling Green. Now, game week has arrived, and Dantonio’s attitude hasn’t ...

Detroit Tigers’ pitchers hold Colorado Rockies at bay in 4-3 win

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER — Nolan Arenado tossed his bat to the ground in repulsion when his hard-hit liner disappeared into the glove of second baseman Ian Kinsler to start the ninth. Just the latest frustrating night at the plate for the Colorado Rockies. Nicholas ...