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  • Quintana earns win, White Sox beat Tigers 6-2

    Quintana earns win, White Sox beat Tigers 6-2

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:35:55 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 after trading Adam Dunn on Sunday afternoon.
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 after trading Adam Dunn on Sunday afternoon.
  • Tigers win 8-4, salvage doubleheader split

    Tigers win 8-4, salvage doubleheader split

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:54:41 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Ryan pitched six scoreless innings in his major league debut, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a split of Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with a potentially costly 8-4 victory.
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Ryan pitched six scoreless innings in his major league debut, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a split of Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with a potentially costly 8-4 victory.
  • Michigan routs Appalachian State 52-14 in rematch

    Michigan routs Appalachian State 52-14 in rematch

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:41:31 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Devin Gardner threw three touchdown passes to Devin Funchess in the first half and Michigan went on to rout Appalachian State 52-14 in the season opener on Saturday, seven years after being on the losing end of perhaps the biggest upset in college football history.
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Devin Gardner threw three touchdown passes to Devin Funchess in the first half and Michigan went on to rout Appalachian State 52-14 in the season opener on Saturday, seven years after being on the losing end of perhaps the biggest upset in college football history.
  • Durham, Leshoure among Lions cuts

    Durham, Leshoure among Lions cuts

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:37:33 GMT
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Wide receiver Kris Durham and running back Mikel Leshoure were among 22 cuts by the Detroit Lions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit.
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Wide receiver Kris Durham and running back Mikel Leshoure were among 22 cuts by the Detroit Lions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit.
  • Sale Ks 13, White Sox beat Scherzer and Tigers 6-3

    Sale Ks 13, White Sox beat Scherzer and Tigers 6-3

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:57:04 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Sale overcame a shaky start to strike out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Sale overcame a shaky start to strike out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.
  • More HS Football Teams Open Season On Friday

    More HS Football Teams Open Season On Friday

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:11:21 GMT
    More high school football teams opened their season Friday night. Bay City John Glenn
    More high school football teams opened their season Friday night. Bay City John Glenn
  • Verlander in control, Tigers beat White Sox

    Verlander in control, Tigers beat White Sox

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:06:19 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox,
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox,
  • Cook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7

    Cook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:51:17 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter -- and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled -- to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night.
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter -- and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled -- to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night.
  • Sports Overtime Week 1

    Sports Overtime Week 1

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:36:28 GMT
    Northern Michigan Sports Leader delivered highlights from 15 local football games on Week 1 of Sports Overtime.
    Northern Michigan Sports Leader delivered highlights from 15 local football games on Week 1 of Sports Overtime.
  • Central Michigan rallies past Chattanooga, 20-16

    Central Michigan rallies past Chattanooga, 20-16

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:19:25 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Bills WR Watkins hurt in 23-0 loss to Lions

    Bills WR Watkins hurt in 23-0 loss to Lions

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:17:00 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Avila's 2-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yanks

    Avila's 2-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yanks

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:13:15 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Houghton Lake & Roscommon

    HS Football Two-a-days: Houghton Lake & Roscommon

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:30:20 GMT
    Coaching is often known as a fraternity but a pair of football coaches in the Jack Pine are taking it a step further.
    Coaching is often known as a fraternity but a pair of football coaches in the Jack Pine are taking it a step further.
  • Elk Rapids & Ludington soccer play to a draw

    Elk Rapids & Ludington soccer play to a draw

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:21:43 GMT
    ELK RAPIDS - Our first high school soccer highlights of the season took us to Elk Rapids. The Elks played Ludington to a 1-1 draw.Dylan Hansen got the scoring started for Ludington midway through the first half and Carson Altonen responded in the second half for Elk Rapids.
    ELK RAPIDS - Our first high school soccer highlights of the season took us to Elk Rapids. The Elks played Ludington to a 1-1 draw.Dylan Hansen got the scoring started for Ludington midway through the first half and Carson Altonen responded in the second half for Elk Rapids.
  • Sixteen games on tap for Week 1 of Sports Overtime

    Sixteen games on tap for Week 1 of Sports Overtime

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:17:40 GMT
    We preview our first week of Sports Overtime. Northern Michigan's Sports Leader will feature 15 high school football games and Central Michigan University's season opener.We also unveiled our first Fans Choice Game of the Week winner. Coleman at Farwell received 53 percent of the votes from people who liked our 910 Sports Facebook Page.Here is a look at our OT Roster for Week 1 of the Sports Overtime season. Shannon McGrattan(OT On The Road) Ski-Valley: Mancelona at Johannesburg-Lewiston - 7p...
    We preview our first week of Sports Overtime. Northern Michigan's Sports Leader will feature 15 high school football games and Central Michigan University's season opener.We also unveiled our first Fans Choice Game of the Week winner. Coleman at Farwell received 53 percent of the votes from people who liked our 910 Sports Facebook Page.Here is a look at our OT Roster for Week 1 of the Sports Overtime season. Shannon McGrattan(OT On The Road) Ski-Valley: Mancelona at Johannesburg-Lewiston - 7p...
  • Bums can't hold lead, fall to Miners 4-2

    Bums can't hold lead, fall to Miners 4-2

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:09:24 GMT
    TRAVERSE CITY -The Beach Bums jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead but could not hang onto it.
    TRAVERSE CITY -The Beach Bums jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead but could not hang onto it.
  • Former St. Ignace star Joe Ostman to make 1st college start

    Former St. Ignace star Joe Ostman to make 1st college start

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:00:52 GMT
    Former St. Ignace star Joe Ostman will probably never forget Thursday's game. 
    Former St. Ignace star Joe Ostman will probably never forget Thursday's game. 
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Boyne City & Mason County Central

    HS Football Two-a-days: Boyne City & Mason County Central

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:09:12 GMT
    As we put a wrap on our high school football two-a-day previews we need to take a moment to pat ourselves on the back.
    As we put a wrap on our high school football two-a-day previews we need to take a moment to pat ourselves on the back.
  • Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

    Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:52:07 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Beaverton & Coleman

    HS Football Two-a-days: Beaverton & Coleman

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:36:09 GMT
    Nobody covers more high school football than Northern Michigan's Sports Leader.  
    Nobody covers more high school football than Northern Michigan's Sports Leader.  
  • Porcello, Tigers halt Yankees' run with 5-2 win

    Porcello, Tigers halt Yankees' run with 5-2 win

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:06:56 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) -- Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York's five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2. Porcello (15-8) joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League's only 15-game winners, allowing two runs and nine hits.
    DETROIT (AP) -- Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York's five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2. Porcello (15-8) joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League's only 15-game winners, allowing two runs and nine hits.
  • Ferris football working on pass attack

    Ferris football working on pass attack

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:53:58 GMT
    BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State football has made steady progress in each of the past two seasons under Head Coach Tony Annese.
    BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State football has made steady progress in each of the past two seasons under Head Coach Tony Annese.
  • Ferris hockey to host power program Wisconsin in 2015

    Ferris hockey to host power program Wisconsin in 2015

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:05:48 GMT
    Ferris State hockey continues to get some of the biggest programs in the nation to visit Big Rapids.
    Ferris State hockey continues to get some of the biggest programs in the nation to visit Big Rapids.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: St. Francis & Harbor Springs

    HS Football Two-a-days: St. Francis & Harbor Springs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:30:34 GMT
    Our high school football two-a-day preview total reaches 62 teams with a look at St. Francis and Harbor Springs.
    Our high school football two-a-day preview total reaches 62 teams with a look at St. Francis and Harbor Springs.
  • Injured Tigers RHP Sanchez has setback in recovery

    Injured Tigers RHP Sanchez has setback in recovery

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:05:01 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez isn't sure when he might return from a right pectoral strain after a setback this week left him dealing with more pain. 
    DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez isn't sure when he might return from a right pectoral strain after a setback this week left him dealing with more pain. 
  • Lions acquire pair off waivers

    Lions acquire pair off waivers

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:02:50 GMT
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions made a pair of waiver claims Tuesday, acquiring former Dolphins tight end Michael Egnew and former Eagles fullback Emil Igwenagu. Egnew played in all 16 games for Miami in 2013, making seven catches for 69 yards. 
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions made a pair of waiver claims Tuesday, acquiring former Dolphins tight end Michael Egnew and former Eagles fullback Emil Igwenagu. Egnew played in all 16 games for Miami in 2013, making seven catches for 69 yards. 
  • Pine River sweeps home volleyball quad

    Pine River sweeps home volleyball quad

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:35:22 GMT
    LEROY - Pine River volleyball was an ungracious host Monday night; sweeping it's volleyball quad.
    LEROY - Pine River volleyball was an ungracious host Monday night; sweeping it's volleyball quad.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Manistee & Cheboygan

    HS Football Two-a-days: Manistee & Cheboygan

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:35:20 GMT
    On Lake Michigan's shoreline, Manistee is preparing for its second season under Tod Miller, after finishing 2013 with only three wins.
    On Lake Michigan's shoreline, Manistee is preparing for its second season under Tod Miller, after finishing 2013 with only three wins.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Reed City & Big Rapids

    HS Football Two-a-days: Reed City & Big Rapids

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:55:55 GMT
    Nobody in Northern Michigan is covering more teams or more ground than Northern Michigan's Sports Leader. We bump our high school football two-a-day coverage to 58 teams with a look at Reed City and Big Rapids.
    Nobody in Northern Michigan is covering more teams or more ground than Northern Michigan's Sports Leader. We bump our high school football two-a-day coverage to 58 teams with a look at Reed City and Big Rapids.
  • Martinez has 4 RBIs to pace Tigers over Twins

    Martinez has 4 RBIs to pace Tigers over Twins

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:11:02 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Victor Martinez homered and had four RBIs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Victor Martinez homered and had four RBIs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Shepherd & Whittemore- Prescott

    HS Football Two-a-days: Shepherd & Whittemore- Prescott

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:06:16 GMT
    Looking at the Blue Jays squad, 14 starters return, a dozen of which are seniors, putting Head Coach Nate Ferency's more at ease, as he goes into second year with the program.
    Looking at the Blue Jays squad, 14 starters return, a dozen of which are seniors, putting Head Coach Nate Ferency's more at ease, as he goes into second year with the program.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Brimley & Engadine

    HS Football Two-a-days: Brimley & Engadine

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:20:52 GMT
    Tonight two-a-days brings us to the 8-man side of life were Brimley is making the most of its smaller but faster squad.
    Tonight two-a-days brings us to the 8-man side of life were Brimley is making the most of its smaller but faster squad.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: St. Ignace & Rudyard

    HS Football Two-a-days: St. Ignace & Rudyard

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:00:13 GMT
    St. Igance's senior class has only lost five games during itshigh school career, one of which was to Beal City in last season's 55-0 regional title final.
    St. Igance's senior class has only lost five games during itshigh school career, one of which was to Beal City in last season's 55-0 regional title final.
  • Verlander, Tigers split doubleheader with Twins

    Verlander, Tigers split doubleheader with Twins

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:55:11 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Verlander labored into the sixth inning, Nick Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a doubleheader split by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Saturday night.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Verlander labored into the sixth inning, Nick Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a doubleheader split by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Saturday night.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Alcona & Hillman

    HS Football Two-a-days: Alcona & Hillman

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:42:19 GMT
    Over in Alcona, the blue and gold finished the 2013 regular season undefeated before winning its first playoff game in school history.
    Over in Alcona, the blue and gold finished the 2013 regular season undefeated before winning its first playoff game in school history.
  • Vargas knocks in 5, Twins rout Tigers in DH opener

    Vargas knocks in 5, Twins rout Tigers in DH opener

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:36:39 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Mauer had three RBIs and Yohan Pino won his first start in more than a month as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 12-4 on Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Mauer had three RBIs and Yohan Pino won his first start in more than a month as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 12-4 on Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Gaylord & Vestaburg

    HS Football Two-a-days: Gaylord & Vestaburg

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:08:10 GMT
    Tonight we head to M-32 where Gaylord ended its 21-game losing streak in its final game of 2013, a victory Head Coach Will Cleaver plans to use as motivation.
    Tonight we head to M-32 where Gaylord ended its 21-game losing streak in its final game of 2013, a victory Head Coach Will Cleaver plans to use as motivation.
  • Lions overcome mistakes, beat Jaguars 13-12

    Lions overcome mistakes, beat Jaguars 13-12

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:21:18 GMT
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game.
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game.
  • HS Football Preview: Central Lake & Gaylord St. Mary

    HS Football Preview: Central Lake & Gaylord St. Mary

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:34:14 GMT
    Our high school football two-a-day preview total reaches 46 teams with visits to a pair of Ski-Valley teams: Central Lake and Gaylord St. Mary.
    Our high school football two-a-day preview total reaches 46 teams with visits to a pair of Ski-Valley teams: Central Lake and Gaylord St. Mary.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Ludington & T.C. Christian

    HS Football Two-a-days: Ludington & T.C. Christian

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:55:39 GMT
    Northern Michigan's Sports Leader has now visited 44 high school football teams with a look at Ludington and Traverse City Christian.
    Northern Michigan's Sports Leader has now visited 44 high school football teams with a look at Ludington and Traverse City Christian.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Beal City & Evart

    HS Football Two-a-days: Beal City & Evart

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:17:28 GMT
    Our high school football two-a-day total reaches 42 with a check in on a pair of Highland Conference teams: Beal City and Evart.
    Our high school football two-a-day total reaches 42 with a check in on a pair of Highland Conference teams: Beal City and Evart.
  • Judge drops rape charge against Tigers minor-league pitcher

    Judge drops rape charge against Tigers minor-league pitcher

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:51:49 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:29:04 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (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.
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (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.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Mancelona & Johannesburg-Lewiston

    HS Football Two-a-days: Mancelona & Johannesburg-Lewiston

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:56:31 GMT
    Mancelona and Johannesburg-Lewiston square off in a Ski-Valley showdown to start the season, but today they pushed our high school football two-a-day preview total to 40 teams.
    Mancelona and Johannesburg-Lewiston square off in a Ski-Valley showdown to start the season, but today they pushed our high school football two-a-day preview total to 40 teams.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Kalkaska & East Jordan

    HS Football Two-a-days: Kalkaska & East Jordan

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:58:05 GMT
    We bump our high school football two-a-day preview total to 38 teams when we visit Kalkaska and East Jordan. 
    We bump our high school football two-a-day preview total to 38 teams when we visit Kalkaska and East Jordan. 
  • Porcello pitches 3-hitter, leads Tigers over Rays

    Porcello pitches 3-hitter, leads Tigers over Rays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:22:23 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
  • Scott Hebert cruises to 6-shot win at Michigan PGA

    Scott Hebert cruises to 6-shot win at Michigan PGA

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:31:04 GMT
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Scott Hebert has cruised to a six-shot victory at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship. 
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Scott Hebert has cruised to a six-shot victory at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship. 
  • Verlander could start for Tigers on Saturday

    Verlander could start for Tigers on Saturday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:23:59 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers' rotation on Saturday.
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers' rotation on Saturday.
  • Michigan to play Washington in football in 2020-21

    Michigan to play Washington in football in 2020-21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:21:58 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan and Washington have decided to renew their rivalry. 
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan and Washington have decided to renew their rivalry. 
  • Michigan St transfer Forbes granted waiver to play

    Michigan St transfer Forbes granted waiver to play

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:20:01 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes will not have to sit out this season after transferring from Cleveland State. 
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes will not have to sit out this season after transferring from Cleveland State. 
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Elk Rapids & Benzie Central

    HS Football Two-a-days: Elk Rapids & Benzie Central

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:04:36 GMT
    Northern Michigan's Sports Leader has now previewed 36 Northern Michigan high school football teams and we are only getting started.Tonight we visit Elk Rapids and Benzie Central. They are a pair of schools moving over to the new Northern Michigan Football League but are also making other changes.Elk Rapids is switching it up on offense. They are going from the veer to the spread."There's certainly learning that's going on," Head Coach Ed Schindler said. "We're running a completely different ...
    Northern Michigan's Sports Leader has now previewed 36 Northern Michigan high school football teams and we are only getting started.Tonight we visit Elk Rapids and Benzie Central. They are a pair of schools moving over to the new Northern Michigan Football League but are also making other changes.Elk Rapids is switching it up on offense. They are going from the veer to the spread."There's certainly learning that's going on," Head Coach Ed Schindler said. "We're running a completely different ...
  • Tigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6

    Tigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:13:36 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Hebert leads Michigan PGA Pro Championship, others poised to advance

    Hebert leads Michigan PGA Pro Championship, others poised to advance

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:51:25 GMT
    After shooting a course record in the first round, Grand Traverse Resort Head Golf Professional Scott Hebert extended his lead at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship Tuesday.
    After shooting a course record in the first round, Grand Traverse Resort Head Golf Professional Scott Hebert extended his lead at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship Tuesday.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Petoskey & Charlevoix

    HS Football Two-a-days: Petoskey & Charlevoix

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:14:06 GMT
    We reach 34 total previews with our high school football two-a-days visiting Petoskey and Charlevoix. 
    We reach 34 total previews with our high school football two-a-days visiting Petoskey and Charlevoix. 
  • Lions release Drayton Florence

    Lions release Drayton Florence

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:20:58 GMT
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Drayton Florence. 
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Drayton Florence. 
  • Charlevoix plane crash survivor sees first college game action

    Charlevoix plane crash survivor sees first college game action

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:16:21 GMT
    A two-time plane crash survivor took another inspiring step forward in his basketball career this weekend.
    A two-time plane crash survivor took another inspiring step forward in his basketball career this weekend.
  • HS Football Two-a-days: Manton & Mesick

    HS Football Two-a-days: Manton & Mesick

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:52:11 GMT
    We push our high school football two-a-day total up to 32 teams by visiting a pair of schools that are starving for a playoff berth: Mesick and Manton.
    We push our high school football two-a-day total up to 32 teams by visiting a pair of schools that are starving for a playoff berth: Mesick and Manton.
  • Sault Ste Marie's Roque makes US Women's U-18 team

    Sault Ste Marie's Roque makes US Women's U-18 team

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:33:21 GMT
    There's only one Michigan girl on the U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Hockey team right now and she comes from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.
    There's only one Michigan girl on the U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Hockey team right now and she comes from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.
  • HS Football two-a-days: TC West & TC Central

    HS Football two-a-days: TC West & TC Central

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:16:56 GMT
    Our high school football two-a-days hit 30 total previews with the two biggest schools in Northern Michigan.
    Our high school football two-a-days hit 30 total previews with the two biggest schools in Northern Michigan.
  • Tuesday's Local Sports Coverage (2/4)

    Tuesday's Local Sports Coverage (2/4)

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 11:38 PM EST2014-02-05 04:38:41 GMT
    Boys Basketball: Beal City 51, Sacred Heart 45 Alpena 72, T.C. West 55 Girls Basketball: Clare 72, Harrison 32
    Clare's Lindsey Winter scored 14 of her 19 points in the first quarter as the Lady Pioneers improved to 13-1 on the season with a 40-point blowout win over Harrison.
  • Lions RB Bush suffers calf injury against Eagles

    Lions RB Bush suffers calf injury against Eagles

    Sunday, December 8 2013 6:38 PM EST2013-12-08 23:38:44 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush was not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles because of a calf injury. The Lions said Bush was questionable to play in Sunday's
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush was not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles because of a calf injury. The Lions said Bush was questionable to play in Sunday's
  • Tennessee State overtakes Central Michigan 65-57

    Tennessee State overtakes Central Michigan 65-57

    Saturday, December 10 2011 6:40 PM EST2011-12-10 23:40:22 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Robert Covington scored 19 points and Tennessee State rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Central Michigan 65-57 on Saturday. The Tigers (4-6) trailed 24-11 with 4:47 to go
  • Red Wings drop second-straight, fall 4-1 to Columbus

    Red Wings drop second-straight, fall 4-1 to Columbus

    Tuesday, October 25 2011 10:14 PM EDT2011-10-26 02:14:44 GMT
    James Wisniewski made his long-awaited Columbus debut after serving an eight-game suspension, and rookie Ryan Johansen scored his first career goal and added an assist to give the Blue Jackets their first
  • Report: Lions RB Jerome Harrison has brain tumor

    Report: Lions RB Jerome Harrison has brain tumor

    Friday, October 21 2011 8:12 AM EDT2011-10-21 12:12:43 GMT
    ESPN is reporting that Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor. The network cited two NFL sources it did not identify in Thursday's report. It says the tumor was revealed when Harrison
  • Lions, Eagles swap running backs

    Lions, Eagles swap running backs

    Friday, October 21 2011 8:11 AM EDT2011-10-21 12:11:23 GMT
    The Philadelphia Eagles traded running back Ronnie Brown to the Lions' title='More Stories About Detroit Lions'>Detroit Lions for running back Jerome Harrison and an undisclosed draft pick in 2013. Harrison
  • Michigan High School Football Rankings for Week 9

    Michigan High School Football Rankings for Week 9

    Friday, October 21 2011 8:09 AM EDT2011-10-21 12:09:34 GMT
    The top 10 teams in the Associated Press high school football poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. The Michigan High School
  • MSU 16, Michigan 18 in first BCS Rankings

    MSU 16, Michigan 18 in first BCS Rankings

    The Michigan State Spartans beat the University of Michigan for the fourth consecutive year, and also jumped ahead of them in the rankings. The first BCS Standings were announced Sunday, and the
    The Michigan State Spartans beat the University of Michigan for the fourth consecutive year, and also jumped ahead of them in the rankings. The first BCS Standings were announced Sunday, and the
  • IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in wreck

    IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in wreck

    IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries after his car went sailing through the air during a massive 15-car wreck early in Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told
    IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries after his car went sailing through the air during a massive 15-car wreck early in Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told
  • 49ers beat previously unbeaten Lions 25-19

    49ers beat previously unbeaten Lions 25-19

    Alex Smith's fourth-down, 6-yard pass to Delanie Walker gave San Francisco the go-ahead touchdown with 1:51 left, lifting the 49ers to a 25-19 win over the previously unbeaten Detroit Lions.
    Alex Smith's fourth-down, 6-yard pass to Delanie Walker gave San Francisco the go-ahead touchdown with 1:51 left, lifting the 49ers to a 25-19 win over the previously unbeaten Detroit Lions.
  • Rangers earn 2nd consecutive World Series berth

    Rangers earn 2nd consecutive World Series berth

    Nelson Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series, Michael Young hit a pair of two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning, and the Texas Rangers romped to a 15-5 win over the Detroit
    Nelson Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series, Michael Young hit a pair of two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning, and the Texas Rangers romped to a 15-5 win over the Detroit
  • Franzen scores in OT, Red Wings rally for 3-2 win

    Franzen scores in OT, Red Wings rally for 3-2 win

    Johan Franzen scored a power-play goal with 48.5 seconds left in overtime, rallying the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Ian White and Jiri Hudler also
    Johan Franzen scored a power-play goal with 48.5 seconds left in overtime, rallying the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Ian White and Jiri Hudler also
  • E. Mich. beats Cent. Mich. 35-28 on late TD run

    E. Mich. beats Cent. Mich. 35-28 on late TD run

    Alex Gillett scored on a 30-yard run with 37 seconds left, and Eastern Michigan beat Central Michigan 35-28 on Saturday despite blowing a late 15-point lead. Central Michigan (2-5, 1-2 Mid-American
    Alex Gillett scored on a 30-yard run with 37 seconds left, and Eastern Michigan beat Central Michigan 35-28 on Saturday despite blowing a late 15-point lead. Central Michigan (2-5, 1-2 Mid-American
  • No. 23 MSU beats No. 11 Michigan again, 28-14

    No. 23 MSU beats No. 11 Michigan again, 28-14

    Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and No. 23 Michigan State held off Denard Robinson and No. 11 Michigan 28-14 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory
    Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and No. 23 Michigan State held off Denard Robinson and No. 11 Michigan 28-14 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory
  • Howard makes 25 saves, Red Wings beat Canucks 2-0

    Howard makes 25 saves, Red Wings beat Canucks 2-0

    Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for his sixth career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 on Thursday night. Justin Abdelkader and Valtteri Filppula scored for Detroit in the
    Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for his sixth career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 on Thursday night. Justin Abdelkader and Valtteri Filppula scored for Detroit in the
  • Tigers stay alive in ALCS, hold off Rangers 7-5

    Tigers stay alive in ALCS, hold off Rangers 7-5

    Justin Verlander helped save Detroit's season with a gutsy effort and the Tigers hit for a sudden cycle to break away from Texas in a 7-5 victory Thursday that cut the Rangers' lead to 3-2 in the
    Justin Verlander helped save Detroit's season with a gutsy effort and the Tigers hit for a sudden cycle to break away from Texas in a 7-5 victory Thursday that cut the Rangers' lead to 3-2 in the
  • Cruz, Rangers beat Tigers, take 3-1 lead in ALCS

    Cruz, Rangers beat Tigers, take 3-1 lead in ALCS

    Nelson Cruz made a rocket throw to keep the score tied, then hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning that helped send the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead
    Nelson Cruz made a rocket throw to keep the score tied, then hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning that helped send the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead
  • High School Football Rankings (Week of 10/10)

    High School Football Rankings (Week of 10/10)

    The top 10 teams in the Associated Press high school football poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. The Michigan High School
    The top 10 teams in the Associated Press high school football poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. The Michigan High School

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