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Michigan Sports

Michigan Wolverines flashy wide receiver Ronnie Bell out for season

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan Stadium was silent when Ronnie Bell went down with an injury in the season opener as more than 100,000 fans feared the worst. It was almost as if they knew what was coming. Two days later, coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Bell is out ...

Detroit Red Wings re-sign defenseman Filip Hronek

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million Friday. The Czech defenseman will count $4.4 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Hronek has 16 goals and 64 assists for 80 points through his first 167 regular-season NHL games. ...

Michigan Wolverines seek 1st home football win since 2019 this afternoon

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan will soon get a chance to accomplish something it failed to do last season. The Wolverines were winless at home during the pandemic-shortened season. They finished 2020 with two wins, four losses and three games canceled due to a COVID-19 ...

Detroit Tigers’ late rally not enough vs. Oakland on Thursday in 8-6 loss

By STEVE KORNACKI Associated Press DETROIT — Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer in the first inning to start Oakland’s eight-run rally with two outs against Matt Manning in the A’s 8-6 victory over the Tigers on Thursday. Mark Canha followed Lowrie’s shot with another homer for 4-0 ...

Dteroit Lions look long range as they enter full rebuild mode

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions made a lot of changes in the offseason by bringing in a new general manager, coach and quarterback. The franchise with one playoff victory since winning the NFL title in 1957 is coming off three straight double-digit loss ...

Oakland A’s outslug Detroit Tigers, 9-3, on Tuesday

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matt Chapman made plays with his bat, glove and arm to lift the Oakland Athletics to their latest win in a push to make the playoffs. Chapman hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning, cleared the fences again in the ninth and turned a ...

Judge blocks Western Michigan University vaccine rules for athletes

LANSING (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Western Michigan University from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement against four female soccer players, ruling they are likely to prevail on claims it violates their constitutional religious rights. District Judge Paul Maloney in Grand ...

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle needs surgery on right thumb

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle broke his right thumb in the team’s preseason finale and needs surgery. Lions coach Dan Campbell made the announcement Monday, adding the team is hopeful it was not a season-ending injury. Boyle was hurt in Friday night’s loss ...

Key homer by Minnesota Twins sinks Detroit Tigers, 3-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson’s two-run homer helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Monday. “We are very, very pleased with the way Bailey is throwing the ball,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. ...

Western Michigan University athletes among those suing over vaccine rules

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Four female soccer players at Western Michigan University challenged the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for athletes Monday, saying it violates their Christian beliefs. The lawsuit came days after a Michigan State University employee sued ...