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  • David Price outpitches Jesse Chavez as Tigers beat Athletics
    27 May
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Price outdueled Jesse Chavez to win for the first time in four starts, and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from a shutout a day earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Tuesday night. Price (4-1) gave up five hits,…
  • Derek Jeter credits parents in Grand Rapids appearance
    27 May
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Retired baseball star Derek Jeter says lessons from his parents are behind a successful career that saw him play in 20 seasons for the New York Yankees. The Grand Rapids Press reports Jeter spoke Tuesday night at an annual dinner…
  • Lions partner with MGM Grand Detroit on premium area
    26 May
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Lions and the MGM Grand Detroit casino-hotel plan to build an exclusive premium area for fans at Ford Field. They announced Tuesday that the MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club will be located adjacent to the Lions locker room and will…
  • Hahn tosses four-hitter, shuts down Detroit in Oakland win
    26 May
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jesse Hahn pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday for their first three-game winning streak this season. Hahn (2-4) struck out five and walked one in his stellar…
  • Edwards wins in Charlotte
    25 May
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Carl Edwards picked one of NASCAR's marquee races to end his lengthy winless streak. Edwards grabbed the lead with 20 laps remaining before capturing the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He moved in front as most of his competitors needed…
  • Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series
    25 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Evan Gattis and Preston Tucker both homered in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to another victory Sunday, rallying past the Detroit Tigers 10-8. The Astros trailed 7-3 before scoring four runs in the sixth, including Tucker's three-run…
  • SMI, Coca-Cola extend partnership 5 years
    25 May
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Speedway Motorsports Inc. and The Coca-Cola Co. have extended their partnership for five more years through 2020. The announcement came Sunday, hours before the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The agreement also includes retaining title sponsorship of Charlotte's Memorial Day…
  • Tigers put Lobstein on DL with sore shoulder
    25 May
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have put left-hander Kyle Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore left shoulder. Lobstein pitched 5 2-3 innings in Saturday's loss to Houston. He's been in the starting rotation because of an injury to Justin Verlander.…
  • Gordon to move from behind wheel to booth
    22 May
    UNDATED (AP) - Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, when he will join Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon, who signed a multiyear contract with Fox, is retiring at the end of this season. His first…
  • McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, sends Tigers over Astros
    22 May
    DETROIT (AP) - James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday. McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach…
  • Michigan beats Iowa 8-5 in Big Ten tourney
    22 May
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cody Bruder and Kendall Patrick hit home runs, leading Michigan to an 8-5 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night. The third-seeded Wolverines (35-23) knocked Hawkeyes starter Blake Hickman (9-2) out of the game in the third inning.…
  • Michigan State beats Nebraska 9-7 in Big Ten tourney
    22 May
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Krill hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning in Michigan State's 9-7 victory over Nebraska on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. The Spartans (34-22) scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase a 7-3 deficit…
  • Mike Babcock faces 'massive challenge' as Maple Leafs' coach
    22 May
    TORONTO (AP) - Mike Babcock has been introduced as the Toronto Maple Leafs' new coach and says restoring the team will be a "massive, massive challenge." The former Detroit Red Wings coach takes over a team that finished 27th in the league this season. He…
  • Water ferry returns for 2015 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
    22 May
    DETROIT (AP) - A water ferry service will return this year to take spectators from the mainland to the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix auto race course. Organizers announced the service Thursday. The Detroit/ Wayne County Port Authority operated the ferry during the 2012 and…
  • Castellanos' 3-run triple lifts Tigers over Brewers 5-2
    21 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Nick Castellanos hit a bases-loaded triple with two out in the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. The Tigers avoided a sweep in the three-game series thanks to a rally…
  • Toronto Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as new head coach
    21 May
    UNDATED (AP) - The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Mike Babcock as their new head coach. The team announced Wednesday that Babcock will be introduced at a news conference Thursday morning. Babcock spent the last 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won…
  • After Babcock's departure, Detroit's focus turns to Blashill
    21 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says he wants to talk to minor league coach Jeff Blashill about Detroit's coaching vacancy. Detroit has an opening after Mike Babcock was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Blashill is the coach of…
  • U-M regents consider design for $168 million sports complex
    21 May
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan Board of Regents is considering a design for a $168 million Division I Olympic sports complex on the Ann Arbor campus. The board is scheduled to act on the athletic department's schematic design for the 280,000-square-foot facility…
  • Braun, Lind, Ramirez hit consecutive HRs to lead Brewers
    20 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Ryan Braun, Adam Lind and Aramis Ramirez hit consecutive home runs in a six run-third inning, Jimmy Nelson pitched eight strong innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Braun drove in four runs and Carlos Gomez…
  • AP Source: Babcock in contract talks with Buffalo Sabres
    20 May
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Mike Babcock is in contract talks with the Buffalo Sabres to potentially become their next head coach. The person said negotiations were taking place by phone between Babcock and Sabres…
  • Tigers put Victor Martinez on DL with knee inflammation
    20 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Victor Martinez has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Detroit Tigers after struggling in his return from offseason knee surgery. The Tigers announced the move Tuesday. They recalled outfielder Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo. The team says Martinez is…
  • Michigan State's Martinez cleared to play immediately
    20 May
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State linebacker Drake Martinez will be eligible to play in 2015 after receiving a waiver from the Big Ten. Martinez, a junior college transfer, will have three years of eligibility remaining. He started eight games in 2014 for Saddleback…
  • Ex-Lion Ndamukong Suh lists Michigan home for $3.45 million
    20 May
    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) - Ex-Detroit Lions defensive linesman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn SOO) has put his home in suburban Birmingham up for sale for $3.45 million. The new Miami Dolphins player bought the 7,394-square-foot home in 2012. The 305-pound player signed a $114 million, six-year deal…
  • Gomez returns from beaning to lead Brewers over Tigers 3-2
    19 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Back in the lineup a day after being beaned, Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run and added a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on…
  • Tigers star Verlander throws 45-pitch bullpen session
    19 May
    DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander threw a 45-pitch bullpen session before Detroit's game against Milwaukee on Monday. The right-hander says he'd likely need a simulated game and at least one rehab start before taking the mound in a game for the Tigers. Manager Brad Ausmus…