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Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers’ game vs. Oakland suspended in 7th inning until September

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they’ll have to wait 3 1/2 months before trying to finish it off. The A’s led the Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was ...

Profar slam, A’s romp 17-3 for 13th straight win over Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Tired after a long trip, the Oakland Athletics felt a little sluggish. But once they hit Comerica Park, they again turned sluggerish. Jurickson Profar launched his first career grand slam and the A's routed Detroit 17-3 Thursday for their 13th ...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get lifetime honors at NBA ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award on June 24 at the NBA Awards, ...

Ex-Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein ready for challenge of the NBA

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn’t sure. One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make. Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can ...

Houston Astros routs Detroit Tigers, 11-4

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Carlos Correa started another Houston onslaught with a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros routed the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven games. The Astros, who have won 10 of 11, scored ...

Surging Houston Astros drop Detroit Tigers to extend win streak to 6

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The surging Houston Astros were too much for Matthew Boyd. Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, and the Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Monday night, extending their winning streak to six ...

Castellanos, Norris lead Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins

By JOE ZIEMER Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Daniel Norris turned in his longest outing since 2017 to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday. Castellanos was a triple shy of the cycle. He and ...

Ex-Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah joins Seattle Seahawks

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated ...

Detroit Tigers pummel Los Angeles Angels, 10-3

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matthew Boyd watched his third pitch get sent into the left-field seats. The Los Angeles Angels didn’t get much accomplished against Detroit’s left-hander after the game-opening blast and failed to prevent a second-year player from having his ...

Ken Holland leaves Detroit Red Wings for general manager’s job in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday. Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new ...

Detroit Red Wings hire assistant to work with general manager Steve Yzerman

(AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman. Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after working for him with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman stepped down as Lightning GM before the ...

Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018. And even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked. Johnson was limited to 10 games last season, and after the Lions ...

Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly dies at age 91

TORONTO (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly packed several careers into his lifetime — sometimes at the same time. But hockey was always at the heart of the things for the smooth-skating Kelly. Kelly won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season playing career, moonlighting as a ...

Bullpen issues plague Detroit Tigers in 7-3 loss at Philadelphia

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — Maikel Franco keeps producing like a cleanup hitter from the bottom of the lineup. Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday night. Aaron Nola ...

Miguel Cabrera, Niko Goodrum lead Detroit Tigers to win in Philadelphia

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Tigers have dedicated a special container for Miguel Cabrera’s milestone baseballs, and the Detroit slugger added another one to the crowded bucket. Cabrera had an RBI single to move into a tie for 68th all-time with 2,705 career hits, ...