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Michigan Sports

Chicago White Sox hold off Detroit Tigers, 8-7, after benches clear

By DANA GAURUDER Associated Press DETROIT — Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run home run, Yasmani Grandal homered to spark a six-run fourth inning and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox held off the Detroit Tigers in a testy 8-7 win on Monday. The benches cleared after Chicago first baseman ...

Detroit Tigers shut down 2-1 by Kansas City pitcher Kris Bubic

DETROIT (AP) — Kris Bubic kept up his mastery of the Tigers, pitching seven shutout innings and leading the Kansas City Royals over Detroit 2-1 on Sunday. Bubic (6-6) gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out six. He allowed just three earned runs over 23 innings in four outings ...

Michigan Wolverines hope to end Big 10 football title drought starting Saturday

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — No. 19 Michigan enters Big Ten play trying to focus only on Rutgers, and yet its school-record conference championship drought is tough to ignore. The Wolverines (3-0) have not won a Big Ten title since 2004, surpassing the span they went without ...

Detroit Tigers’ Wednesday game rained out, now to be played Monday

DETROIT (AP) — Wednesday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up at 1:10 p.m. Monday. The Tigers stalled the White Sox’s drive for the AL Central title with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday. Chicago’s ...

Detroit Lions still looking for right personnel to anchor defense

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on ...

Big 10 football features plenty of depth at running back

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Michigan has begun a pivotal season for coach Jim Harbaugh with three decisive wins, fueled by that ground-oriented, weather-proof offense he and most northern teams prefer. Recruiting and developing the right running backs to carry it out remains a vital ...

Michigan State Spartans’ transfer Kenneth Walker III leads nation in rushing

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer The move to Michigan State has been a career booster for Kenneth Walker III, who leads the nation in rushing through his first three games with the Spartans. Walker has had his two highest rushing totals as a collegian since transferring from Wake ...

Western Michigan football team upsets Pittsburgh, 44-41

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kaleb Eleby threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns and Western Michigan stunned Pittsburgh 44-41 on Saturday. La’Darius Jefferson ran for 78 yards and two scores for the Broncos (2-1), who came into Heinz Field as a 15-point underdog and left it with their first victory ...

Michigan State Spartans grind out 38-17 upset win at No. 24 Miami, Florida

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Michigan State spent the week preparing for a fight. That was the analogy that the Spartans used all week, telling each other that their game at Miami would be a grind-it-out bout decided in the later rounds. Sure enough, it ...