Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with the COVID-19 pandemic became a top priority for all involved in the disc...

Spencer Torkelson has shown Tigers why they took him No. 1

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson has quickly showed the Detroit Tigers why they drafted him No. 1 overall this year and gave him a $8-plus million signing bonus to get in uniform for training camp. ...

Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Clas...

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Wolff shot his second straight 8-...

Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau chose to compete in the Rocket Mortgage Classic while many of the PGA Tour's top players skipped the tournament. He's aiming to take full advantage o...

Doc Redman in 3-way tie for lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman is playing his best golf, priming him to perhaps earn his first PGA Tour victory. Redman shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Sc...

Simpson returning to PGA Tour after family coronavirus scare

DETROIT (AP) — Webb Simpson is competing on the PGA Tour again after his family had a coronavirus scare. One of Simpson’s daughters tested positive for COVID-19, leading to him withd...

Big Ten commissioner starts voter registration initiative

The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, hoping its 14 schools and thousands of student-athletes can leverage their platform to...

Jim Harbaugh proposes one-and-done rule change for NFL draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after one year in college. “My first proposal is ...

Lions addressed needs and drafted RB too talented to pass up

The Detroit Lions addressed pressing needs on offense and defense, took a running back too talented to pass up and bolstered one of their strongest position groups. Lions general man...

Lions take Georgia RB D'Andre Swift No. 35 overall in draft

The Detroit Lions took Georgia running back D'Andre Swift early in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night. Detroit went into the second day of the draft with eight picks r...

U. of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A legal team that says it represents more than 100 people who allege they were abused by a deceased University of Michigan sports doctor on Friday announced the first step in f...

Lions select Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah in NFL draft

The Detroit Lions selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah in the NFL draft Thursday night. Detroit went into the opening round desperately needing to help a defense that ranked No...

Ex-Michigan tight end Chuck Christian says he was abused

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become late-stage cancer ...

Lions lean on Barry Sanders as a good memory from NFL draft

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: RB Barry Sanders. Detroit took the 1989 Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma State after Dallas drafted Troy Aikman and Green Bay selected Tony Mandarich. Sanders averaged...