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Michigan Sports

Detroit Pistons nab Purdue’s Jaden Ivey with No. 5 NBA draft selection

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons selected Purdue’s Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, adding desperately needed talent to a team led by Cade Cunningham. Detroit’s rebuilding plan should get a boost with the addition of ...

3-run homer sinks Detroit Tigers in 5-4 loss at Boston Red Sox on Tuesday

By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press BOSTON — Trevor Story hit a three-run homer out of Fenway Park, Christian Vázquez added a solo shot for a key run in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Boston went ahead 4-2 in the fourth when Story put a ...

Detroit Tigers gain split with Texas after 7-3 win when offense wakes up

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 Sunday to split their four-game series. The Tigers and their league-worst offense scored five or more runs in consecutive games for the first time this ...

Jennifer Kupcho wins LPGA Meijer Classic playoff on 2nd hole

BELMONT (AP) — After missing a 2-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff, Jennifer Kupcho won the LPGA Meijer Classic on Sunday when Leona Maguire’s 3-foot birdie try lipped out on the second extra hole. Kupcho closed with a 1-under 71 to match playing partner Nelly Korda and ...

Jennifer Kupcho takes LPGA Meijer Classic lead in downstate Belmont

BELMONT (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday at windy Blythefield Country Club for the lowest score of her LPGA Tour career and the first-round lead in the LPGA Meijer Classic. With steady wind at 12-18 mph and gusts to 30 mph with the temperature in the mid-80s, Kupcho ...

Closer Gregory Soto crumbles in 9th inning to lose it for Detroit Tigers, 3-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Ezequiel Duran hit a three-run triple with two out in the ninth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. “That kid has ice water in his veins,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “The Tigers have a ...

Clemson hires Michigan Wolverines baseball coach Erik Bakich

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has hired Michigan’s Erik Bakich to revive a baseball program that had missed two straight NCAA Tournaments for the first time in more than three decades. Bakich replaced Monte Lee, who was fired after seven seasons. Clemson announced Bakich’s hiring ...

Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox bullpen stymie Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, 5-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Dylan Cease allowed one unearned run in five innings to remain unbeaten in 10 decisions against Detroit, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night. Cease (5-3) gave up seven hits and a walk. He struck out eight while improving to ...

Detroit Lions bringing back tight end Devin Funchess

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions are giving Devin Funchess a chance to make a comeback in the NFL. Detroit signed him as a tight end on Tuesday to add depth to a position group led by T.J. Hockenson for second-year coach Dan Campbell. Funchess, who is from Farmington Hills, Michigan, has ...

Chicago White Sox club Detroit Tigers, 9-5, on Monday

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Jose Abreu hit a pair of two-run homers and Luis Robert singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to help the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 9-5 on Monday night. Abreu sent a soaring shot over the left-center fence in the first to give the ...

Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez shelved on restricted list

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has been placed on the restricted list. Tigers general manager Al Avila announced Monday that Rodriguez informed the Tigers that he will not rejoin the team due to personal matters. The Tigers signed Rodriguez to a $77 million, ...