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Michigan Sports

Wilson earns WNBA’s Most Valuable Player award

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer A'ja Wilson doesn't remember much after figuring out that WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert was surprising her with the league's MVP award. The Aces star thought she was going to a league meeting Thursday when Engelbert started to talk about Wilson's ...

Chicago White Sox power past Detroit Tigers on Monday, 7-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two home runs, including his second leading off a game against Matthew Boyd in six days, as the Chicago White Sox coasted to a 7-2 victory over Detroit on Monday. Yoan Moncada followed Anderson’s first shot with another long drive on the next pitch. That ...

Michigan Wolverines offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield declares for NFL draft

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield is entering the NFL draft. The junior announced his plans Tuesday night on Twitter. “These last few weeks have been filled with stress and have put me in a place where I have a difficult decision to make,” Mayfield ...

Kepler homers, Dobnak keeps rolling; Twins beat Royals 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit a two-run homer to support another strong start from Randy Dobnak, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday. Dobnak, the surprise right-hander who was promoted four levels last season before making a postseason start, continued his ...

Recent PGA Tour winner Webb Simpson back after coronavirus scare

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — 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 withdrawing from last week’s tournament as a precaution. “The first test was ...

Detroit Pistons sign injury-plagued 6-foot-11 center Justin Patton

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons signed center Justin Patton on Friday, hoping the 2017 first-round pick can stay healthy to help the franchise’s turnaround. Patton had surgery for a broken foot in 2018 for the second straight year. The 6-foot-11 player was selected No. 16 overall three ...

Michigan Wolverines get pair of transfer men’s basketball players

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan officially announced Wednesday that Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown are joining the basketball program as transfers. The school says both players have been admitted. Smith has immediate eligibility, and Michigan is assessing the potential for an NCAA waiver for ...

Detroit Red Wings look for win in drawing to pick at front of NHL Draft

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. Detroit desperately needs a boost after easily being the worst team in the league during the pandemic-shortened season that was put on ...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer OKs return of pro sports without fans

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday allowed for the return of pro sports in Michigan as long as fans aren’t in attendance. The move followed Major League Baseball’s decision this week to set a 60-game schedule to start July 23 or July 24 in ...