By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT — Matthew Boyd’s status as Detroit’s opening night starter is now official.
He’d known for a while.
Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed Sunday that Boyd would start the opener, then the 29-year-old left-hander admitted he’d been told about ...
ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s Isaiah Livers is returning for his senior season.
Livers announced Friday he was removing his name from NBA draft consideration and said he was excited to come back to Ann Arbor.
“While it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA ...
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EAST LANSING — Fall sports at Michigan high schools will start on time, officials said Friday, although the schedule could change if coronavirus trends get worse.
Football practices can start Aug. 10, followed by other fall sports ...
(AP) — The University of Michigan and Michigan State have announced positive COVID-19 tests.
Michigan says 121 tests were conducted those days on athletes, coaches and staff with four positives. To date, the athletic department has reported 635 tests with eight positives. All the positive ...
By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer
Gabby Adamo loved the Chicago White Sox so much it influenced how she dressed and even how she drank her favorite beverages.
"She didn't despise Cubs fans, but she despised anything to do with red and blue," said her father, Vince Adamo of Frankfort, ...
By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer
Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder said Friday he's committed to improving the culture inside the team after allegations of sexual harassment, while the league will wait for a law firm's review before taking action.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 ...
By MARC LEVY and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania approached 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, several professional, semi-professional, amateur and college sports teams have submitted plans to the state Department of Health to have ...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on track to take the next step in reopening next week, allowing movie and TV crews to film, zoos to welcome reduced crowds, and professional sports teams play to empty seats, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.
But malls, museums and restaurant dining rooms ...
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Five months without competition, Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial, and the 7-foot par putt on his final hole at the Memorial might have been just enough.
The goal on this day was simply to avoid ...
EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced Thursday.
The move will cost Hall of Fame basketball ...
MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan is searching for an athletic director to replace Michael Alford, who is leaving to be a lead fundraiser for Florida State athletics.
The departure was announced Wednesday, less than a week after the Big Ten decided it would play only conference games in ...
ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.
The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership ...
(AP) — USA Hockey has called off holding its world junior summer showcase, set to be held in Michigan in two weeks.
With 44 players invited, the event was part of USA Hockey’s selection process in determining its team to compete at the world junior championships in Alberta in late December.
By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS
Report for America
LANSING — A water main break forced the postponement Wednesday of sentencing for a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and MSU doctor Larry ...
By DAVID EGGERT
LANSING — Michigan on Wednesday reported its biggest increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, leading Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to say she may be forced to reimpose some restrictions if the upward trajectory holds.
Whitmer again pleaded with ...
ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah.
The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley.
Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with ...
By JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO — Baseball’s 60-game season is plenty of time for a young slugger or pitcher to play a pivotal role in a playoff run.
Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could grab a starring role this year:
• OF Luis Robert, Chicago White Sox: The ...
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
NOVI — The first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the University of Michigan says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward.
Cathy Kalahar, who played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s, joins hundreds of ...
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT — On their way to 114 defeats last year, the Detroit Tigers actually won seven of their first 10 games, and they were still 12-10 in late April.
A start like that this season could mean a lot more.
With only 60 games on tap for 2020, the ...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have cut ties with Zack Godley, giving the right-hander his unconditional release.
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire says the move was made Monday to give the 30-year-old Godley a chance to sign with another team.
Godley is 37-30 with a 4.68 ERA in five major ...