Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Harold Castro singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera remained at 499 career home runs after going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts. Trevor Richards (5-2) struck out the first two batters he faced in the 10th before Castro, pinch hitting for catcher Grayson Greiner, lined a tiebreaking single to left. Jonathan Schoop and Jeimer Candelario added RBI singles off Blue Jays right-hander Adam Cimber.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions plan to lean on a backfield tandem of D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams this season. Newly acquired running back Craig Reynolds showed a flash of promise in the team’s preseason opener. Now the Lions will use the next few weeks to figure out who will round out their running back depth chart beyond Swift and Williams. Their running game hasn’t finished among the top 10 in total yards since 1998. Swift isn’t expected to play Saturday night against Pittsburgh because of a nagging groin injury. Williams rushed for only 15 yards on nine carries in the preseason opener. It was Reynolds who stood out among Detroit’s reserves last week against Buffalo just a day after signing with the team. He rushed for 49 yards on six carries including a 24-yard touchdown.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the government to take money from the prison account of a former Michigan sports doctor who owes about $58,000 to victims of his child pornography crimes. Larry Nassar has received about $13,000 in deposits since 2018, including $2,000 in federal stimulus checks. But Nassar has paid only $300 toward court-ordered financial penalties and nothing to his victims. In a court filing, Nassar says he had received “gifts” from “third parties.” Nassar was a doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. He pleaded guilty in federal court to child pornography crimes before pleading guilty in state court to sexually assaulting female gymnasts.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield each had a goal and an assist and the nine-time champion United States beat Switzerland 3-0 on Friday night to open the women’s world hockey championship. The tournament began with the Beijing Olympics less than six months away. The world championship was last played in 2019 in Finland, with the United States winning its fifth straight title. Earlier in the first Group A game, Sarah Fillier broke a tie midway through the third period and Canada rallied to beat Finland 5-3. In the lone Group B game of the day, Alena Mills had three goals and an assist in the Czech Republic’s 6-1 victory over Denmark.