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Michigan Sports

Detroit Tigers can accelerate rebuild with overall No. 1 draft pick tonight

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a ...

Central Michigan University receives NCAA waiver for cutbacks in sports

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan says it has received a waiver from the NCAA regarding the minimum Division I sports sponsorship requirements. Division I schools are not supposed to have fewer than six sports for male athletes. CMU announced last month it was dropping men’s track and ...

Illitch Detroit-based companies work to produce protective masks

DETROIT (AP) — The Ilitch companies — a group that includes the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, along with Little Caesars and other companies — has opened a facility in the Detroit area to produce protective masks. Employees from across the organization are helping with the effort, ...

Big 10 Network’s charity runs to go virtual

CHICAGO — The Big Ten Network’s Big 10K running races will be held in a virtual format this summer. Set for July 26, runners can partake in a five-kilometer or 10K run from wherever they live. Participants can run through their neighborhood, on a treadmill, through their local parks or on ...

USA Luge promotes Ironwood native

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Robert Fegg is taking over as coach of USA Luge’s national team, the organization said Wednesday. As part of those moves, Pat Anderson, 39, of Ironwood was promoted to junior national team head coach. Fegg replaces Bill Tavares, who has been the team’s head ...

State House OKs bills to pay college athletes

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration. The measures would ...

Detroit Pistons begin search for general manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are beginning a search for a candidate who could became the team’s general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced its plans. Ed Stefanski, a ...

Michigan dam had repeated safety violations before flooding

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A hydroelectric dam that failed to hold back floodwaters this week in Michigan was the target of lengthy investigations by federal regulators, who revoked the facility’s license over safety violations two years before the flooding that forced 10,000 people to ...

Wolverines’ game at London now in 2022

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The Kentucky-Michigan college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the three-game series has been restructured. The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of ...

Suit dismissed vs. ex-MSU coach Dantonio

EAST LANSING (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against former Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and other officials who were accused of retaliating against a staff member when the school was dealing with sexual assault allegations against players. U.S. District Judge ...

Ex-CMU, NBA player Majerle sues Grand Canyon over contract

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer PHOENIX — Former men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract after being fired by Grand Canyon earlier this year. In the lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Monday, Majerle seeks the full amount of a contract that ran ...