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  • Chase Elliott gets NAPA sponsorship on No. 24 car in 2016
    06 May
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Chase Elliott is bringing NAPA's sponsorship with him to the Sprint Cup Series. Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that NAPA has signed a three-year deal to be the majority sponsor for Elliott, who will replace four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon in the…
  • White Sox end 5-game slide with 5-2 victory over Tigers
    06 May
    CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija pitched seven effective innings, and the Chicago White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Back at home after a strange road trip, the White Sox chased Shane Greene (3-2)…
  • Tigers RHP Verlander gets MRI for right triceps injury
    06 May
    CHICAGO (AP) - Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander is awaiting the results of his third MRI for his strained right triceps. Verlander had the test on Tuesday on Chicago. He is hoping the inflammation has subsided enough to allow him to increase his throwing program.…
  • Thriving flock makes Michigan No. 7 for spring turkey hunt
    05 May
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Almost 100,000 turkey hunters statewide hit the woods in each year in April and May and about 30,000 of them find success. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that those numbers vaulted Michigan to the No. 7 spot for spring turkey…
  • WORLD MATCH PLAY: McIlroy wins
    04 May
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rory McIlroy has won the Match Play Championship with a 4-and-2 triumph over Gary Woodland. The top-ranked McIlroy began his busy Sunday by closing out a 22-hole victory over Paul Casey before posting a 1 up win over Jim Furyk in…
  • NASCAR: Jr. wins
    04 May
    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed his first Sprint Cup victory of the season by finishing in front of Jimmie Johnson at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt led a race-high 67 laps and easily won when no one from a single-file line of cars could…
  • Cabrera, Sanchez carry Tigers to 6-4 victory over Royals
    04 May
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Anibal Sanchez carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series. Alex Avila…
  • Young throws 5 no-hit innings in Royals' 4-1 win over Tigers
    02 May
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chris Young pitched five no-hit innings and the Detroit Tigers didn't break through until the eighth in a 4-1 loss Friday night to the Kansas City Royals. Young, making his first start of the year after five relief appearances, struck…
  • Lions may try to add DL help on draft's final day
    02 May
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - General manager Martin Mayhew keeps saying the Detroit Lions are drafting the best player available. Their first three picks all seemed to fill specific spots where they needed help. If that trend continues, perhaps the Lions will take a defensive…
  • Tigers closer Nathan undergoes elbow surgery
    01 May
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent season-ending Tommy John and flexor repair surgery Wednesday. Nathan, who is in the final season of a two-year $20 million contract with the Tigers, confirmed the surgery Thursday. He logged 35 saves in 2014…
  • Duffy throws gem, Hosmer homers, Royals beat Tigers 8-1
    01 May
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched shutout ball into the eighth and Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Thursday night. The Royals lost 13 of 19 to Detroit last year to finish…
  • Detroit Lions can still use help on DL, at RB in draft
    01 May
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - By adding two new offensive linemen - one via trade and another with their first-round draft pick - the Detroit Lions bolstered one area of concern. There are still some more positions of need. The Lions could use a running…
  • NASCAR: Practice at Talladega
    01 May
    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - The Sprint Cup drivers get in a round of practice in superspeedway racing in at Talladega today. Qualifying for Sunday's 500-mile race is set for tomorrow. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has five Talladega victories, winning a record four straight from 2001-2003. Jeff…
  • GOLF World Match play: Spieth, McIlroy need wins
    01 May
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Masters champion Jordan Spieth (speeth) and top seed Rory McIlroy are unbeaten in the first two matches at the World Match Play Championship but could be eliminated in the final of the round-robin matches. Spieth is set to take on unbeaten…
  • Fan-less baseball in Baltimore
    30 April
    BALTIMORE (AP) - No piped in music for batters as they strode to the plate. And even though an organist played "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" it was unnecessary - because there weren't any fans out at the ballgame yesterday in Baltimore between the…
  • American Pharoah is early Derby favorite
    30 April
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - American Pharoah was made the early 5-2 favorite and drew the No. 18 post for the 141st Kentucky Derby Saturday at Churchill Downs. American Pharoah comes into the Derby having won the Arkansas Derby by eight lengths. Undefeated Dortmund drew the…
  • Jeff Gordon to drive pace car in Indianapolis 500
    30 April
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Gordon will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 next month. The four-time NASCAR champion is retiring at the end of this season. He has a background in open-wheel racing, but Gordon has never run the Indianapolis 500. He'll take…
  • Cabrera powers Tigers past Twins 10-7 after Hughes gets hurt
    30 April
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit two of Detroit's four home runs during a powerful rally in the Tigers' 10-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Rookie James McCann's first career homer came on an inside-the-park, two-run drive that tied it in the sixth…
  • Lightning blank Red Wings 2-0 in Game 7
    30 April
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Ben Bishop made 31 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the first-round series. Ryan Callahan…
  • NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status
    29 April
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status. In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year. Goodell says the…
  • Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7
    29 April
    NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall was suspended by the NHL on Tuesday for Game 7 of the Red Wings' playoff series against Tampa Bay for charging Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Kronwall knocked off Kucherov's helmet with the high hit late in the…
  • Pelfrey sharp again in start, Twins beat Tigers 3-2
    29 April
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Pelfrey turned in his second consecutive strong start, Kurt Suzuki had two hits and the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Pelfrey (2-0) begrudgingly started the season in the…
  • Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
    29 April
    (DETROIT) -- Kirk Gibson says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 1988 National League MVP made the announcement Tuesday through Fox Sports Detroit, where he calls Tigers games. He had not been in the broadcast booth since opening day April 6. Gibson says:…
  • Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy as primary car sponsor
    29 April
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Danica Patrick is losing GoDaddy as her primary car sponsor. The internet domain giant has decided to pull its sponsorship of Patrick's No. 10 Chevrolet, which is fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing. The 33-year-old Patrick is in the final year of her…
  • Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost dies at age 84
    28 April
    WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) - Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, has died. He was 84. Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and…