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  • Seattle acquires Seisay from Detroit for draft pick
    03 August
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their secondary by acquiring cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick. Seattle announced the trade on Sunday. The Seahawks had an open spot on their 90-man roster after…
  • Norris shines in debut with Tigers, who beat Orioles 6-1
    03 August
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Daniel Norris took a three-hitter into the eighth inning in his Detroit debut, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday to earn a split of the four-game series. Norris (2-1) was obtained by…
  • Kenseth wins, Busch runs out of fuel
    03 August
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. The 400-mile race came down to fuel and which cars had it -…
  • PGA Quicken Loans National, Merrit gets first win
    03 August
    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Troy Merritt has earned his first PGA Tour win at the Quicken Loans National near Washington, DC. The 29-year old closed out a 4-under 67 with a long birdie putt on the 18th hole to wind up at 18 under par.…
  • Pirates get RH Joakim Soria from Tigers for minor leaguer
    31 July
    CINCINNATI (AP) - The Pirates have made another move to upgrade their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Tigers for a minor leaguer. The 31-year-old Soria was 3-1 with 23 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 43 appearances with Detroit this season. He didn't…
  • Depleted Tigers get 16 hits and squeeze past Orioles 9-8
    31 July
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 on Thursday night after shifting into rebuilding mode by trading two of their best pitchers. Mired in fourth place in the AL Central, Detroit dealt…
  • American Pharoah draws crowd for Haskell gallop
    31 July
    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had an enthusiastic rooting section as he galloped Friday morning in preparation for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational. Monmouth Park built a "Pharoah Fan Fest" around the colt's appearance in the race on Sunday. The first…
  • PGA-Quicken Loans National; Will the host make the cut?
    30 July
    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods is once again serving as the host of the Quicken Loans National. The question is will he be playing over the weekend. In his last outing the former top-ranked player in the world failed to make the cut in…
  • Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week
    30 July
    DETROIT (AP) - Toronto has acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After acquiring slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado earlier…
  • Verlander outlasts Archer, Tigers beat Rays 2-1
    29 July
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered…
  • Michigan ending legends program, retiring jersey numbers
    29 July
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan will retire six jersey numbers in a ceremony at the Ohio State game Nov. 28, ending the school's "legends program" in which players were given the same numbers as some of the team's all-time greats. Michigan says it will…
  • Lions sign free agent CB R.J. Stanford
    29 July
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Free agent cornerback R.J. Stanford has signed with the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. The 27-year-old Stanford has spent the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He played in five games for the Dolphins last season,…
  • Casali homers twice again, Rays trounce Price, Tigers
    29 July
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Rookie Curt Casali had three hits and homered twice for the second straight game, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to 10-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Casali hit a two-run homer off All-Star David Price (9-4)…
  • NFL: Tom Brady defends himself
    29 July
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has used Facebook to defend himself and team owner Robert Kraft has expressed his displeasure with Tuesday's NFL decision not to alter Brady's suspension. In a 507-word post Brady told followers that he had done nothing wrong…
  • Michigan St RB Williams returning after weapons incident
    28 July
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State says running back Delton Williams is returning to the Spartans this fall as a non-scholarship athlete. Williams was suspended from the team in March, shortly after being arraigned on a charge of brandishing a firearm in public. He…
  • Casali hits 2 HRs to help Rays top Tigers 5-2
    28 July
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Curt Casali homered twice, Nathan Karns took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Monday night. Casali's first homer came on the first pitch of the third inning by Anibal Sanchez,…
  • Sandboarding craze gets foothold in Mears' Silver Lake Dunes
    28 July
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - One of the latest crazes in extreme sports is starting to take off at Silver Lake Dunes in Mears. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports ( http://bit.ly/1M5G6w6 ) that sandboarding is summer's version of snowboarding. Only it's safer, cheaper and warmer.…
  • Michigan ending legends program, retiring jersey numbers
    28 July
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan will retire six jersey numbers in a ceremony at the Ohio State game Nov. 28, ending the school's "legends program" in which players were given the same numbers as some of the team's all-time greats. Michigan says it will…
  • Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
    28 July
    NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday. The New England Patriots' star quarterback was suspended by…
  • Busch grabs elusive Indy victory as comeback continues
    27 July
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and broken left…
  • Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan
    27 July
    BELMONT, Mich. (AP) - Lexi Thompson has won the Meijer LPGA Classic by a stroke, shooting a 6-under 65 and rallying from four shots back. The 20-year-old Florida golfer on Sunday won for the fifth time on the LPGA Tour. This is her first victory…
  • Tigers recall LHP Ryan from Triple-A; option INF Krauss
    27 July
    BOSTON (AP) - The Detroit Tigers recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo before Sunday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. To open a spot on the roster, they optioned infielder Marc Krauss to Toledo. Ryan pitched in eight games with the Tigers this…
  • Ortiz has 2 HRs, career-high 7 RBIs as Red Sox rout Tigers
    27 July
    BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an RBI single, and Xander Bogaerts each…
  • Olympics: Boston Update
    27 July
    UNDATED (AP) - The fate of the Olympics coming to Boston may be on thin ice. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he won't sign a host city contract that is key to the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics without more assurances that taxpayers won't…
  • Michigan stocked waterways with more than 20 million fish
    27 July
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state says it stocked Michigan waterways with more than 20 million fish this spring. The Department of Natural Resources says more than 325 tons of fish went into the water at 732 stocking sites. Ed Eisch, DNR fish production manager,…