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Michigan Sports

Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain doesn’t regret opting out last season

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has no regrets about opting out of nearly the entire 2020 season but realizes his long layoff could create some obstacles now that he’s back. “Definitely the right choice, 100% it was the right choice,” ...

Detroit Tigers sign right-handed pitcher Wily Peralta to minor-league deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Wily Peralta. Detroit said Friday that Peralta will receive an invite to major league spring training. The 31-year-old Peralta hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2019, when he was 2-4 with a 5.80 ERA ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team handles Rutgers on Thursday, 71-64

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The stage is set for another Michigan-Ohio State showdown — this time on the hardwood. Franz Wagner scored 20 points and Mike Smith added 12 to lift No. 3 Michigan to a 71-64 victory over Rutgers on Thursday night. Hunter Dickinson added 10 points for the Wolverines, who ...

Ex-Michigan Wolverines quarterback Joe Milton to transfer

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan quarterback Joe Milton has entered the transfer portal, depleting coach Jim Harbaugh’s depth at the position. Milton made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Milton wrote that he will have three years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. He won the ...

Michigan Wolverines give athletic director Warde Manuel 5-year extension

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan and athletic director Warde Manuel have agreed on a five-year contract extension, shortly after the head of the department negotiated a new deal with football coach Jim Harbaugh. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel recommended the move ...

Detroit Lions hire ex-NFL receiver Antwaan Randle-El as wide receivers coach

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El. Detroit coach Dan Campbell added the former NFL receiver to his staff Wednesday after he was with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons as an offensive assistant. Randle El was ...

Detroit Tigers considering 6-man pitching rotation

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are considering using a six-man rotation for at least some of this season as they return to a normal schedule with a pitching staff that will likely include some of the team’s top prospects. General manager Al Avila spoke ...