DETROIT (AP) - Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled right hamstring. The team announced the move Monday. It is retroactive to Sunday, when Jackson missed a game against Cleveland following the injury. The Tigers recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo. Jackson is hitting .272 with a team-high five steals. Detroit must now play on with a new leadoff hitter - and the Tigers will miss Jackson's defense in the spacious outfield at Comerica Park. Garcia hit .319 in 47 at-bats toward the end of last season, playing well enough that he made Detroit's postseason roster.
DETROIT (AP) - The rebuilding Detroit Red Wings have advanced in the playoffs. Detroit's reward is a daunting matchup with the NHL's top-seeded team: The seventh-seeded Red Wings will face the Blackhawks, starting with Game 1 Wednesday night in Chicago at 8 p.m. The Original Six matchup will be the last one in the Western Conference playoffs because Detroit is headed to the Eastern Conference next season as part of the league's realignment. During the regular season, Chicago beat Detroit in overtime once, twice in shootouts and added a 7-1 rout March 31 at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg says Chicago is stacked with talented forwards and defenseman along with a good goalie. The captain says it'll be a tough series, but a fun one.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki says the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home. Balicki says Young fought with deputies after a foot chase. He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He is in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail. Last Sunday, Young was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard. The Lions drafted Young in 2011, but released him in February after a drop in productivity and disputes with teammates.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night. Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves as the seventh-seeded Red Wings won three of the first-round series' final four games to oust the Ducks, who had the NHL's third-best record in the regular season. Detroit faces top-seeded Chicago in the second round. Emerson Etem and Francois Beauchemin scored and Jonas Hiller stopped 29 shots for the Ducks, who failed to win their first playoff series since 2009 despite home-ice advantage. After the clubs played four overtimes in the series' first six games, the Red Wings largely dominated the anti-climactic clincher.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday. Woods ended a weekend of words with Garcia by finding land on the final two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70. Garcia was tied for the lead as he stood on the 17th tee and stared at the island green. He hit into the water twice to make a quadruple-bogey 7, and then hit his tee shot into the water on the 18th in a stunning collapse. Woods joined Fred Couples, Davis Love III and Steve Elkington as multiple winners on the TPC Sawgrass. It was his 78th career win on the PGA Tour. Woods was in the scoring trailer when David Lingmerth missed a long birdie putt for a playoff.
DETROIT (AP) - Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday. Cleveland tied it in the ninth when Michael Brantley hit a two-out RBI single off Detroit closer Jose Valverde. Joe Smith (1-0) pitched the bottom of the inning, and the Indians took the lead in the 10th. With men on first and third and one out in the 10th, Michael Bourn hit a slow grounder to shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who threw home in time to get Asdrubal Cabrera trying to score. But Reynolds followed with a single to left off Darin Downs (0-1). Rich Hill got the first two outs of the Detroit 10th, and Cody Allen finished for his first career save.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is planning a $20 million Spartan Stadium renovation to be wrapped up next year. The Detroit Free Press reports the East Lansing school's board holds a retreat and meeting June 19-21, during which construction is expected to gain final approval. If that happens, athletic director Mark Hollis says construction is expected to begin and work on the project could wrap up in May 2014. The project is expected to be funded by $14 million in donations and $6 million of MSU athletic department funds. The plan calls for a two-level building at the stadium's north end, including locker rooms, an equipment room and a media center. Restrooms and concession stands, as well as a recruiting room for sports, also are planned as part of the project.
DETROIT -- Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club announced the kick off of the 2013 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race during a media luncheon May 8, 2013. The 89th consecutive race starts on southern Lake Huron, just north of the Blue Water Bridge, Saturday, July 20 at 11:30 a.m. On-the-water competitors will see very little change to the 2013 event; boats will again cross the finish with the iconic Round Island Passage Light in the Straightes of Mackinac to starboard.
"Our goal is to make the race an enjoyable competition for participants and spectators alike," said Carl Bihlmeyer Race Chairman 2013 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. "In addition to the race enhancements made last year, the consistency of our rules and regulations will allow competitors to focus on preparation and sailing. Off the water, fans will have a chance to join the fun through a variety of exciting events that strive to benefit the community."
For the second year, metro Detroiters will have a chance to experience the Acura Sailing Under the Stars Charity Preview, the public kick-off event for the race to be held from 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Featuring offerings from 25 of metro Detroit and Port Huron's finest restaurants, eateries and sweet shops, this year's event is sure to be the must attend event of the early summer.
Guests will have chance to sample a wonderful assortment of food from Santorini Estiatorio, Bayview Yacht Club, Di'Amato's Restaurant, Hudson Café, Palm Palace, Sindbad's Restaurant & Marina, Hamlin Pub Catering, Vintomondo, Vintage House, La Marsa, Majestic Café, Blue Fin, BD's Mongolian and many more.
In addition to the food, there will be a number of bands performing on two stages located on the grounds of the historic yacht club.
Again this year, the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac race welcomes back sponsors Acura, Soaring Eagle Casino, Grand Hotel, Shepler's, Doyle's Sails, Aitken-Ormond Agency, Frankenmuth Insurance, Legal Copy Services and new sponsor, Barefoot Winery.
"More and more companies are realizing the power of the race and that this event is one of the true summer traditions in Michigan. Fans of all ages come out to watch the boats," said Bihlmeyer. "I believe as we add more partners to the race, sailors and spectators will benefit the most from these great strategic partnerships."
This year will mark 89th consecutive years for the world-class event. Some 200 plus sailboats and 2,500 sailors are expected take part in the annual regatta with an estimated 100,000 sailing fans and families attending the festive activities in Port Huron leading to the Saturday start.
For the fifth time, sailing fans around the world will be able to follow individual boats or the entire fleet on the Bell's Brewery and Bayview Yacht Club websites as Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking devices will be placed on all participating sailboats.
From its traditional start in Southern Lake Huron, the fleet will head North on one of two courses. The shorter course, called the "Shore Course," covers 204 nautical miles (252 statute miles) along the Michigan shoreline before heading west to Mackinac Island Bell's Beer finish line. The longer "Cove Island Course" is 259 nautical miles (298 statute miles) and takes sailors around a buoy off the tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Canadian waters before heading west toward the finish line.
This year five Divisions will be offered: Cove Island Racing; Shore Course Racing; Shore Course Cruising; Multi-Hull; and Double-Handed. All competitors will be handicapped using Performance Handicap Racing Fleet system.
PHOTO SUBMITTED BY ROBERT BENKO
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Matt Kenseth was in Canada when J.D. Gibbs sent him the results of Joe Gibbs Racing's appeal of NASCAR penalties against the team. The ruling was relayed via text messages that kept coming and coming and coming. It was good news for Kenseth, who came to Darlington Raceway on Friday a victor after a three-member appeals panel overturned almost all the penalties NASCAR levied against JGR after an illegal part was found in Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas. He'll have Wally Brown, a crew chief with Sprint Cup experience, atop the pit box Saturday night while Jason Ratcliff serves a one-race suspension. Ratcliff was originally suspended six races. Kenseth also got back 38 of the 50 points docked and goes into the race ranked fourth in the standings.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has scheduled a home-and-home football series with Virginia Tech. The schools announced Thursday that the Wolverines and Hokies will play each other twice in the next decade. Michigan will face Virginia Tech on Sept. 19, 2020, at the Big House. The Hokies will host the Wolverines on Sept. 11, 2021. The two programs have never met in the regular season. Michigan beat Virginia Tech 23-20 in overtime at the Sugar Bowl last season.