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Porcello earns eighth win as Tigers split series

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split ...

Donaldson's 3-run HR in 9th lifts A's over Tigers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth inning and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years as the...

Tigers nip A's 6-5

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-runner Rajai Davis scored on Austin Jackson's fielder's choice groundout in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night to end ...

A's snap 4-game skid with 10-0 win over Tigers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Blanks homered in his home debut at the Coliseum and Derek Norris capped Oakland's five-homer day with a grand slam and the Athletics snapped a season-long four-game losi...

Hunter-Reay & Johnson win in auto racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —Ryan Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves battled over the final few laps for the lead in the Indianapolis 500 with Hunter-Reay finishing first, barely in front of the three-time wi...

Tiger's Slide Continues in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera scored on Al Alburquerque bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians an 11-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Alex Avila's ...

Spurs Kick Thunder by 35 - Go Up 2-0

SAN ANTONIO (AP)— The San Antonio Spurs blew by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 to take a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference final.

Tony Parker led the way with 22 points. Danny Green added...

Bauer tames Tigers as Indians win 6-2

LEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer outpitched former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and tamed Detroit's menacing lineup, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night...

Brantley's homer in 10th beats Tigers 5-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley homered with two outs in the 10th inning off Al Alburquerque, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 win over the drowsy Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Brantley con...

1 comment Grand Rapids Griffins' season comes to painful end against Texas Stars in Game 6

(Mlive)– The season-long goal to repeat as Calder Cup champions, and the drama of a must-win game in Texas ended quickly and painfully Sunday for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Stars scored three...

White Caps win Thursday and celebrate in new clubhouse

The West Michigan Whitecaps returned to Fifth Third Ballpark on Thursday to find a new and improved clubhouse. The facility had been under construction since a January 3 fire. The team had been hous...

Pistons hire Stan Van Gundy as coach, president

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say they have hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and president of basketball operations.

The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thu...

Cabrera HR in 9th rallies Tigers past Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, down to their last strike, rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Tue...

Porcello, Tigers defeat Orioles 4-1 in testy game

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rick Porcello won his fifth straight start, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Monday night in a duel between AL division leaders that included by a bench-clearin...

Twins rally past careless Tigers 4-3

DETROIT (AP) — Eduardo Nunez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

The Twins took advantage of poor de...

Lions draft North Carolina TE Ebron No. 10 overall

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have selected North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the No. 10 pick in the NFL draft.

Detroit added Ebron on Thursday night even though it has Brando...

Tigers win 8th straight, 3-2 over Astros

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Rick Porcello pitched effectively into the seventh to the lead the Detroit Tigers to their eighth straight win, 3-2 over th...

Cabrera has HR in Ray debut, Tigs top Astros 11-4

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered for his first of four hits and four RBIs, Robbie Ray gave up one run in his debut and the Detroit Tigers routed the Houston Astros 11-4 Tuesday night for their ...

White Caps celebrate win after 18 inning game

(Mlive)– The West Michigan Whitecaps walked into the record books Monday.

Raph Rhymes took ball four on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 18th inning to give the Whitecaps a ...

Verlander leads Tigers over Royals 9-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Justin Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth straight decision, leading Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 9-4 Sunday and extending the Tigers...

Pacers, Thunder, Warriors stay alive

UNDATED (AP)_For the first time in NBA history, there will be three Game 7's on the same day-- Saturday-- to decide first-round playoff series. Here's how that happened:

— Indiana captured a must...

Scherzer, Tigers shut down White Sox 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Scherzer threw six scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep.

Scherzer won his third straight start, allowing...

Sterling gets lifetime ban

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has moved quickly to put the Donald Sterling controversy behind it, banning him for life and fining him $2.5 million after confirming that he was on the person on an audio re...

What's next with the Clippers?

NEW YORK — We could soon learn what the NBA plans to do with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

The league has called a news conference for this afternoon to make an announcement about t...

With Red Wings eliminated, Griffins will welcome back key players for their playoff run

Mlive - GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Riley Sheahan and Tomas Jurco, who experienced disappointment in the Detroit Red Wings' first-round playoff elimination in Boston on Saturday, will go to a different atmosph...

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series

DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.

The Pres...

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...