Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

U.S. 06/24/19, 10:58

A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself arrested for theft. Now a Florida lawmaker and ...

Big league teams appreciate the value of versatility

Baseball 03/29/19, 12:11

In his rookie season with the Detroit Tigers, Niko Goodrum spent time at first base, second base, third base, shortstop and both corner outfield spots.The next logical step was to try him in center field, and manager Ron Gardenhire did just that during spring training this month."We're just looking for ...

Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery

Baseball 03/19/19, 14:01

Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery.The Tigers said Tuesday that surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow has been recommended following an MRI exam and a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.Fulmer, who experienced elbow soreness during a recent bullpen session, will seek ...

Pearce breaks out of slump in hometown of Lakeland

Baseball 03/14/19, 17:27

World Series MVP Steve Pearce needed a trip home to find his swing.The Lakeland High School product ended an 0-for-12 spring training start with two homers as the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers tied 4-4 on Thursday."It just feels good to finally get a rhythm," Pearce said. "For my ...

Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

Baseball 03/07/19, 13:51

Earlier this week, Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire left several of his top players out of the starting lineup. It was a rainy morning, but that wasn't the only reason. Gardenhire said some were dealing with aches and pains."I talked to a number of our guys," Gardenhire said Tuesday. "Because of ...

Tigers send top draft pick Mize to minor league camp

Baseball 03/05/19, 12:07

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was impressed with Casey Mize's brief stint with the major leaguers."The kid was awesome. He had a ball here," Gardenhire said. "Having him pitch yesterday and seeing him out there was impressive."Mize, the No. 1 selection in last year's draft, was assigned to minor league ...

Fulmer feeling healthy, hopes to rebound from tough 2018

Baseball 03/04/19, 18:34

When Michael Fulmer arrived in the major leagues in 2016, his impact was impressive and immediate.Now, the Detroit right-hander will settle for steady progress.Three years after that sparkling debut season, Fulmer is at a bit of a crossroads. He won AL Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 but has ...

Ilitch says Tigers building the right way

Hockey 03/02/19, 15:59

As the Detroit Tigers prepare for what could be another tough season, Chris Ilitch can look back on a couple success stories from the Motor City's recent past."I've had a wonderful opportunity, having lived through building a four-time Stanley Cup champion in the Detroit Red Wings, and championship teams with ...

Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

Baseball 02/18/19, 18:02

Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12.The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases Monday during the Detroit Tigers' first full-squad workout of spring training."I feel good about being back on the field and ...

Norris trying to fight his way into Tigers’ rotation

Baseball 02/15/19, 16:56

It's another spring and another chance for Daniel Norris to make the Detroit Tigers' pitching rotation.This time, the 25-year-old left-hander is trying a more aggressive, mixed-martial arts approach to his training that includes tae kwon do, jiujitsu and kickboxing."I'm really conscious about my body, and I know that's odd to ...

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