| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:38 PM
DETROIT — After watching the Tigers lose in the American League Championship Series in 2011 and seeing the Giants sweep them in last year's World Series, Motown is getting antsy.
And when the crowd of 42,669 began booing star first baseman...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Wednesday night was pretty fun for ABC in the ratings, though Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" continued to lose viewers in its third week.
Last night's Halloween-themed episode of the comedy, about a group of shut-ins who decide to party beyond...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Wally Bell had been a member part of an officiating crew for the Major League Baseball playoffs last week. And there was a space for the veteran umpire as the crew for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series lined up Tuesday afternoon.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Josh Hamilton was still getting the hang of being a big leaguer.
Hamilton showed up in the majors belatedly but abruptly, after a three-year suspension for drug use and 15 games in the minor leagues. The Cincinnati Reds took a flier on him, and he hit...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in.
John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Oh, say -- can they sing?
Apparently not. Or at least not the ever-challenging national anthem in high-profile performances. According to a new survey ranking the worst renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Christina Aguilera sits at the top -- or...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday.
A quick primer.
Lakers vs. Bulls
The Lakers won NBA playoff series...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Joe Nathan's first season with the Tigers will be his 20th season in pro baseball. The most soaring moment and most troubling moment in that long journey came less than six months apart.
On Oct. 6, 2009, in the AL Central tiebreaker game, Nathan...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:48 AM
First baseman Mike Napoli agreed to a new two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox worth $32 million, according to reports on Friday night.
Napoli received a significant raise over a one-year, $5 million deal that he signed when he joined the Red Sox....
| Dec 5, 2013
DETROIT The Tigers have gone through a transformation this off-season.
They have a better, more experienced closer after signing Joe Nathan to a two-year deal. And yes, that means he's old. But he's still younger than his manager.
They have a better,...