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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints each treading in unfamiliar territory

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions are in unfamiliar territory. New Orleans has lost consecutive games for the first time in three years and Detroit just ended an 11-game, 11-month losing streak. The matchup of teams with 1-2 records on ...

Ex-Detroit Tiger Denny McLain selling baseball memorabilia

WIXOM (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers pitching ace and two-time Cy Young award winner Denny McLain wants to part with baseball bats, pennants, trading cards and a few thousand other pieces of sports memorabilia. They will be sold during an estate sale at McLain’s Wixom home, northwest of ...

Detroit Lions look to build on Sunday’s win that ended 11-game losing streak

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Even though Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia had to wait 11 months to experience the thrill of victory, he insisted relief didn’t describe his feelings. “I don’t ride the roller coaster,” Patricia said Monday, a day after ending an ...

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 ...