• Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley watches his RBI double against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Josh Tomlin throws a four-hitter and Indians beat Tigers 8-1

    DETROIT (AP) — Normally, Jerry Sands is just another light-hitting utilityman who spends a lot of time riding buses in Triple-A.

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  • Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock (15) passes the ball during the first quarter during an  NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Work to do for Michigan at quarterback, Utah feeling better

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michigan brought back its former star quarterback Jim Harbaugh to resurrect the program and hopefully improve the position he used to play. The nation found out there’s work to be done in Ann Arbor after the Wolverines lost 24-17 to Utah on Thursday night.

  • Lawn tennis club in Pontiac, hosts national tourney

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A grass court tennis club in Pontiac is hosting a U.S. Tennis Association national seniors tournament.

  • Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner, middle, runs the ball in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

    Lions beat Bills 17-10 in preseason finale

    DETROIT (AP) — TJ Jones boosted his chances of staying in Detroit, turning a short pass into a 64-yard touchdown to help the Lions beat the Buffalo Bills 17-10 Thursday night.

  • Central Michigan receiver Corey Willis, top, is stopped by Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Mount Pleasant, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

    Oklahoma State rallies to beat Central Michigan 24-13

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Mason Rudolph threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Oklahoma State came from behind to beat Central Michigan 24-13 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

  • Rudock starts at quarterback for Michigan against Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jake Rudock started for Michigan at quarterback against Utah on Thursday night.

  • Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts to his team in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Harbaugh’s here! Michigan’s most interesting man debuts

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach.

  • Oklahoma St starts season with rare trip to MAC territory

    MT. PLEASANT (AP) — It is about 1,000 miles from the campus of Oklahoma State to Central Michigan’s Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Cowboys would happily travel farther than that in order to start the 2015 season.

  • School turns to floor ads to help pay for new gym floor

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan high school that’s been raising money to replace the gym floor is selling ads that would be displayed on the floor.

  • In this April 4, 2015, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh answers questions during a press conference after their spring NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Jim Harbaugh hype train has reached its destination in Salt Lake City. After eight months of living in the spotlight as college football’s latest rock star _ and putting Michigan in the national conversation for the first time in years _ the Wolverines new coach is ready to move past the glitz and get gritty on the football field. (AP Photo/Tony Ding) File

    Harbaugh return looms large over Michigan-Utah season opener

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After eight months of living in the spotlight as college football’s latest rock star, Jim Harbaugh is ready to move past the hype and get gritty on the football field.