State Sports Archive

Tigers waste Price’s one-hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Other than perfection, one couldn’t have asked David Price for more than what he gave in his first start against his former team. The Detroit Tigers lefty pitched his first career one-hitter and retired the final 23 batters he faced, after the Tampa Bay Rays scored an unearned run in the […]

Verlander encouraged by throwing

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Justin Verlander threw for about 10 minutes from about 60 feet out on the field at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon and said afterward he was encouraged by how his arm felt. “Definitely felt a whole lot better,” Verlander said. “There wasn’t that can’t-get-loose feeling. Arm felt loose and felt good. […]

Michigan WR York dismissed from program

Michigan coach Brady Hoke dismissed receiver Csont’e York from the program Monday night. York, a sophomore receiver, had been suspended indefinitely since the start of training camp for a July 18 incident outside Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor that led to three misdemeanor assault charges. He is alleged to have thrown a punch at one […]

Tigers rally late, edge Blue Jays

TORONTO — Back-to-back home runs by Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez in the ninth inning propelled the Tigers to victory. Castellanos hit a two-run home run to left with one out in the ninth. Suarez, who missed the previous three games with a knee injury, followed with a home run to center. The Tigers went […]

Offensive woes continue for Tigers

NEW YORK — Six runs in four games won’t win many series. Not surprisingly, it didn’t here at Yankee Stadium, where the Tigers lost three of four and the series finale Thursday, 1-0. The offensive output for the four-game set went: one run, four runs, one run, zero runs. Manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday night’s […]

U-M’s Brandon: Hoke not on hot seat

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is wearing a bull’s eye and he knows it. Vocal critics have emerged over the past few months over a number of athletic department circumstances — the major dip in student season football tickets and the Regents’ rejection of the fireworks proposals — and he hears them. But he also […]

Tigers fall apart late, lose to Yankees

For the second time in three games at Yankee Stadium, the Tigers couldn’t get a timely hit, and wasted a strong performance from its starting pitcher.  Monday night — in the series opener — Max Scherzer fought off early command trouble and held the Yankees to two runs through seven innings. On Wednesday night Justin […]

Rafalski elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

From the Detroit suburbs to Finland and back to the U.S., Brian Rafalski’s hockey career spanned internationally from inauspicious to illustrious. The diminutive defenseman from Dearborn won the Stanley Cup three times, including with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, and collected two Olympic silver medals with Team USA. That led, naturally enough, to Wednesday’s […]