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  • Avila's 2-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yanks
    29 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up…
  • Bills WR Watkins hurt in 23-0 loss to Lions
    29 August
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night in which Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins reinjured his ribs. The first-round pick did not return after being struck in the left…
  • Central Michigan rallies past Chattanooga, 20-16
    29 August
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MICH. (AP) - Thomas Rawls ran for one touchdown, Cooper Rush passed for another and Central Michigan scored on its first two second-half drives in a 20-16 comeback victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thursday night. Rawls finished with 123 yards on 25 carries, and…
  • Michigan State hosts upset-minded Jacksonville State
    29 August
    UNDATED (AP) - This is no ordinary tuneup for Michigan State. The eighth-ranked Spartans open the season Friday night against Jacksonville State of the Ohio Valley Conference, but the Gamecocks are hardly pushovers. They reached the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision last year and…
  • Michigan's Beilein receives sportsmanship award
    29 August
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the NCAA's Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award. The Frederick Award, first presented in 2009 to honor the late Kansas and Illinois State athletic director, is given to "an NCAA…
  • NASCAR: Stewart returns to action
    29 August
    HAMPTON, Georgia (AP) - Tony Stewart is getting back behind the wheel for this weekend's Sprint Cup action in Hampton, Georgia. The Oral-B USA 500 will be his first race since the death of dirt track driver Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion has…
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
    29 August
    Almont 69, Detroit PEC Prep 0Armada 41, Clawson 14Cass City 30, Brown City 13Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker 26, Capac 7Frankenmuth 34, Hemlock 14Harbor Beach 48, Bad Axe 0Imlay City 48, Burton Bentley 0Lapeer 42, Rochester 0Memphis 20, New Haven 18Merrill 46, Marlette 20Montrose 52, Reese…
  • Tigers honor Jeter with seats from Tiger Stadium
    28 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the New York Yankees played Detroit on Wednesday night. The three-game series will be the retiring shortstop's final appearance in Detroit unless the Tigers and Yankees meet in the…
  • Price allows 9 straight hits against Yankees
    28 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Tigers star David Price allowed nine consecutive hits to the New York Yankees in the third inning before being pulled Wednesday night, a stunning outing for the left-hander who had thrown a one-hitter in his previous start. The Yankees scored eight runs…
  • Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4
    28 August
    DETROIT (AP) - The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night. The Yankees scored all eight of their runs in the third off Price, who had pitched a one-hitter in his…
  • Detroit seeks proposals to redevelop rec center
    28 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is seeking proposals to redevelop a former recreation center near downtown where boxer Joe Louis and other athletes trained. The two-story Brewster Wheeler recreation center, which opened in 1929 as the Central Community Center, later was renamed after Leon Wheeler, Detroit's…
  • Thursday, August 28 High School Football Schedule
    28 August
    Merrill at Marlette 6:30 p.m. pre-game on WTGV-FM 97.7Sandusky at USABrown City at Cass CityCros-Lex at St. ClairHarbor Beach at Bad AxeMontrose Hill at ReeseCapac at Lakers Vassar at SaginawTawas Area at Ubly New Haven at MemphisMacomb Lutheran North at YaleClawson at ArmadaRichmond at MarysvilleAlgonac…
  • NASCAR: Qualifying on tap today
    22 August
    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - The qualifying is taking place today for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The winner last year was Matt Kenseth while the winner last week in Michigan was Jeff Gordon. Once again Tony Stewart is sitting out a race.…
  • Roush Fenway lands Ortho as sponsor
    22 August
    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Roush Fenway Racing has landed Ortho as a sponsor for "roughly half" of Greg Biffle's races next season. Biffle's team is losing sponsor 3M after this season. It will run under the Ortho colors beginning next week in Atlanta. Roush Fenway…
  • Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher
    22 August
    DETROIT (AP) - A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place. The 28-year-old Reed appeared in 27 games for Detroit before being sent…
  • Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0
    22 August
    UNDATED (AP) - David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Ben Zobrist reached on a throwing…
  • Lions release Drayton Florence
    20 August
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Drayton Florence. Detroit signed the veteran defensive back earlier this month, but he was cut before practice Tuesday. Florence started five games for Carolina last season. He started three for the Lions the previous…
  • Tigers LHP Price returns to Tropicana Field
    20 August
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price admits it's going to be tough to pitch against his old pals. The former AL Cy Young winner returned to Tropicana Field on Tuesday for the first time since the Tampa Bay Rays traded him to Detroit on…
  • Tigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6
    20 August
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night. Ian Kinsler opened the 11th with a triple off Grant Balfour, a flare to right…
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability
    19 August
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27…
  • Lions WRs showing promise, even without Johnson
    19 August
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions acquired Golden Tate to play alongside Calvin Johnson. This week, he might finally have a chance to do that. Johnson hasn't played in Detroit's first two preseason games, but that seems likely to change this week against…
  • Pistons announce deals with Martin, Gray
    19 August
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray. The 6-foot-7 Martin has averaged 5.4 points and 14.3 minutes in 220 games for Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Golden State and Charlotte. Martin played in…
  • Michigan WR York dismissed from team
    19 August
    UNDATED (AP) - Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York, who is facing assault charges, has been dismissed from the team. Coach Brady Hoke says in a statement Monday that while second chances are certainly deserved, sometimes it's better for everyone if that occurs somewhere else. Online…
  • Lone exhibition game features Johnny Football
    18 August
    WASHINGTON (AP) - There's just one NFL exhibition game tonight and it features the much-publicized quarterback battle of the Browns. Cleveland is playing at Washington with the status of No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart still uncertain. Brian Hoyer will start the game with…
  • $3.25 million fix planned for Joe Louis Arena
    18 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Joe Louis Arena is getting $3.25 million in repairs to its parking garage despite the fact that the Detroit Red Wings venue is slated to close. The Detroit Free Press says the city of Detroit will spend $2 million to fix structural…