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Semien's slam lifts White Sox over Tigers 6-4

DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Semien's seventh-inning grand slam lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Wednesday night.

Jose Abreu hit another long home run for the White Sox, but it w...

Tigers hang on to beat the White Sox

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Cabr...

A rare win for an American in the Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon was completed without incident and featured the first U.S. citizen in 31 years to win the event.

Former New York City Marathon champion and ...

Bruins top Red Wings 4-1, even series at 1-1

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game...

comments West Michigan Whitecaps explode in ninth to beat Cedar Rapids

Mlive– Following back-to-back walk-off extra-inning losses on Tuesday and Wednesday, the West Michigan Whitecaps were not about to let another game slip away on Thursday night.

After giving up th...

Gomes, McAllister lead Indians past Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. ...

MI & MSU players headed for draft

(AP) — Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season.

The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday.

He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 ...

Phelps back in the pool

— US swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement and will take part in an event in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26, with an eye on possibly competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The last time th...

Watson wins second Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson has earned his second green jacket in three years by taking advantage of a two-hole turnaround at the Masters on Sunday.

Watson was three shots behind third-round...

100,000 sellout for Real Madrid-Manchester United

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It took less than a day for all tickets to sell out at the 100,000-plus seat Michigan Stadium for the Aug. 2 preseason exhibition game between world soccer powerhouses Manche...

Baseball team's home opener is 3 months after fire

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan minor league baseball team has honored firefighters at its home opener, which comes three months after a blaze destroyed part of the ballpark.

A blust...

Whitecaps Home Opener 2014

It was just three months ago that fire took out the structure along the first base line, including the team locker room, concession stands and suites. Also destroyed were irreplaceable team memorabil...

Whitecaps Win Sunday and Return to Restored 5th/3rd Ballpark Tuesday

DAYTON, OH – Austin Kubitza threw five strong innings and Ben Verlander was 2-for-4 with two RBI as the West Michigan Whitecaps knocked off the Dayton Dragons, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Thir...

Tigers Fall to Baltimore - Verlander Critiques Outing

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander was on the mound, giving the Detroit Tigers a good shot at keeping the distinction of being baseball's only undefeated team.

Chris Tillman, though, outpitched Verl...

West MI Whitecaps open season on the road

(mlive)- The West Michigan Whitecaps kicked off the 2014 season with a bang on Thursday, rallying for three unanswered runs to overcome a late deficit in a thrilling 5-4 win over the Dayton Dragons in...

Kinsler's hit lifts Tigers over Royals 2-1 in 10

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday.

Max Scherzer pitched eigh...

Woods to miss Masters

(AP) — Tiger Woods will miss the Masters for the first time in his career after having surgery on his back.

The world's top-ranked player and four-time Masters champion said on his website that h...

Gonzalez's single lifts Tigers over Royals 4-3

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run in his Detroit debut, lining a single to left off Greg Holland in the ninth inning that gave the Tigers a 4-3 opening-day victory over the Kansa...

2014 Opening Day for the Tigers!

DETROIT (AP) — New manager Brad Ausmus and the Detroit Tigers begin their pursuit of a fourth straight AL Central title Monday against the Kansas City Royals.

Justin Verlander will make his seven...

Record contract for Miggy

UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Tigers just made Miguel Cabrera a very happy slugger.

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Tigers have agreed to pay Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over...

NCAA tournament resumes tonight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)__ The NCAA men's basketball tournament resumes at two venues tonight. In the South Regional semifinals, upstart Dayton takes on Stanford followed by No. 1 overall seed Florida test...

Atkinson's disputed goal stands in 4-2 CBJ win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored a goal confirmed by video replay in the third period, and Ryan Johansen added an empty-netter for his second of the game to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets t...

Tigers add new security measures at ballpark

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers fans will pass through metal detectors while entering Comerica Park this season, part of a new set of security measures the team is putting in place.

Major League Baseball h...

Tigers, Scherzer break off contract talks for now

— Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers failed to reach agreement on a long-term contract and will not negotiate again until after the season.

The Tigers say in a statement that Scherzer rejected t...

MSU & MI win their first round games

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points and second-seeded Michigan started their quest for a second straight trip to the Final Four by beating 15th-seeded Wofford 57-40 on Thursday nigh...

WMU, MSU, & MI get ready for 1st round play

NCAA men's basketball tournament begins today for Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan.

2:45 p.m. (CBS): Western vs. Syracuse

4:40 p.m. (TNT): MS...

Red Wings edge out the Maple Leafs

— Jimmy Howard made 31 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 last night. A goal by Nazem Kardri was waved off because he made a kicking motion to knock the ...

Muskegon's Deshaun Thrower wins Mr. Basketball

— Deshaun Thrower of Muskegon High School has been named Michigan's Mr. Basketball.

He was presented with the award Monday.

The 6-foot-1 point guard finished ahead of Justin Tillman of Detroit...

NCAA tournament set for MI, MSU, & WMU

— Florida heads the list of No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The top-ranked Gators have earned the first overall seed after winning the SEC tournament, running the table on their...

Hockey player killed self by asphyxiation

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police say that 20-year-old Saginaw Spirit major junior hockey player Terry Trafford died of self-inflicted asphyxiation inside his car parked outside a Wal-Mart store.

Stat...

DeRozan scores 25 as Raptors beat Pistons 101-87

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, Amir Johnson had 20 against his former team and the Toronto Raptors handed Detroit its 10th straight road defeat, beating the Pistons 101-87 Wednesday ...

Saginaw Spirit game postponed after player's death

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Saginaw Spirit minor league hockey team game has been postponed following the death of 20-year-old player Terry Trafford.

A posting on the team's website announced the cha...

Cabrera 2 homers leads Tigers over Cards 17-5

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first two home runs of spring training and AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer struck out five in 4 2-3 scoreless innings Monday during ...

MSU, Pistons, and Red Wings....all lost on Sunday

— LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 yesterday. The Spartans failed to score over the final 4:30 as Ohio State scored the game's final four points. A...

Augustin, Noah lead Bulls past Pistons 105-94

UBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and Joakim Noah had a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.

Noah finished w...

MI wins Big Ten title

— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...

Cornerstone wins the WHAC tournament

Local college basketball from Monday night, Cornerstone Univ. beat Davenport Univ. 73-66 to win the WHAC Tournament.

Wes Hudson of Cornerstone scored 31 points in the game and was named the WHAC play...

Tigers play to 0-0 tie with Braves in 10

— Detroit's Anibal Sanchez allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Sunday in a game that eventually ended in a 0-0, 10-inning tie between the Tigers and an Atlanta Braves split squad.

Sanchez w...

idstrom, Smoltz going into Michigan Sports Hall

— Nicklas Lidstrom, John Smoltz and Jason Hanson have earned a place among Michigan's all-time sports greats.

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame is set to induct the trio, as well as four others, d...

No. 16 Michigan escapes Purdue with 77-76 OT win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Glenn Robinson III got a late bank shot to roll in as time expired Wednesday night, giving No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime victory at Purdue.

The shot capped a remark...

Red Wings call up Sproul from Grand Rapids

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Ryan Sproul from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

The 21-year-old Sproul has eight goals and 16 assists in 53 games for the Grif...

Pistons Fall to Golden State

The Warriors picked up their fourth straight win as Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to lead a 104-96 win over the Pistons in Detroit. Klay Thompson also had 19 points for ...

Syracuse Orange Battle Back in NCAA

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Syracuse lost its No. 1 ranking in the latest Associated Press men's basketball poll following back-to-back losses to Boston College and Duke last week. The Orange barely en...

Earnhardt Breaks 55-Race Winless Streak - Takes Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. waited out a rain delay of more than six hours before capturing his second Daytona 500 victory and his first since 2004.

Earnhardt led for 54 laps a...

Despite Unfinished Rooms, Cloudy Water, Dogs, Sochi Olympics Finishes Well

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The world's athletes and visitors are rolling toward Sochi's airport and taking off for home. They're fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounce a smashin...

Updated Medal Count From Sochi

Winter Olympic Medals Table

Nation G S B Tot

US 8 6 11 25

Russia 7 9 7 23

Canada 8 10 4 22

Netherl 6 7 9 22

Norway 10 4 7 21

Germany 8 4 4 16

France 4 4 7 15

Sweden 2 6 5 13

Switzer 6 3 2 1...

Medals Handed out in Curling

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden won the bronze medal in men's Olympic curling on Friday, beating China 6-4 in a game that was decided by the final shot in an extra end.

It is Sweden's first medal at ...

Update from SOCHI

Women's hockey Gold Medal game

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The game everyone knew was coming is finally here. The Canadians and the Americans play for the gold medal in women's hockey today in a matchup...

Jefferson leads Bobcats to 108-96 win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Al Jefferson had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 108-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

Kemba Walker scor...

Detroit Tigers agree to terms with 6 players

(AP) — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with six players on contracts for the 2014 season including right-handed pitcher Jose Valdez.

Other players that the team announced Monday that it ...

Not a good weekend for MI & MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 and Nebraska topped No. 9 Michigan State 60-51 on Sunday. Gary Harris had 18 points and Adreian Payne 11 for...

No. 9 Michigan State beats Northwestern 85-70

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.

The Spartans (21-...

Olympic officials not worried about warm weather

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic officials remain unconcerned about continuing warm temperatures at the Sochi Winter Games.

Forecasts called for highs in the mid-60s on Thursday. They weren't expecte...

Stauskas leads No. 15 Michigan past No. 22 Ohio St

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nik Stauskas scored 15 points and Derrick Walton III added 13 — including three critical free throws with 1:55 left — to power No. 15 Michigan to a 70-60 victory over No. 2...

US medal count: two gold, a silver and three bronze

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Devin Logan of West Dover, Vt., won the silver medal today in women's slopestyle skiing, giving the U.S. six medals in the Sochi (SOH'-chee) Olympics. Logan's medal-winning spri...

US total is now 5

— Reno's Julia Mancuso won the bronze medal today in the women's super-combined at the Winter Olympics. The medal was the fourth of her career, the most ever by an American woman in Alpine skiing. T...

Payne back, Michigan State routs Penn State 82-67

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Adreian Payne scored 12 points in his return from a foot injury, and No. 9 Michigan State kept pace atop the Big Ten with an 82-67 victory over Penn State on Thursday nigh...

Olympic action begins today in Sochi

Competition at the Sochi Olympics officially starts today, 32 hours before the opening ceremony. The early starts are needed with 12 mens' and women's medal events added since the 2010 Vancouver Olym...

White opts out of slopestyle

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Shaun White has pulled out of the Olympic slopestyle contest after being dinged up on a course that riders are criticizing as unduly harsh.

White issued a statemen...

Pistons fall again but Red Wings beat Vancouver

Justin Abdelkader scored early in the second period and again in the final seconds while Jimmy Howard finished off a shutout that Jonas Gustavsson started for the Detroit Red Wings in a 2-0 victory ov...