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Michigan Sports

Detroit Lions sign top draft pick Aidan Hutchinson of the Michigan Wolverines

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions signed defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to a $35.7 million, four-year contract with a team option for a fifth season on Friday. Hutchinson’s fully guaranteed deal includes a $23.15 million signing bonus, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Detroit ...

Central Michigan gymnastics coach’s suit vs. ESPN reporter reinstated

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court has reinstated a lawsuit by a former college gymnastics coach who claims he was defamed on Twitter by an ESPN reporter linking him to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar and a controversial coach. The 3-0 decision by the state appeals court means the case ...

Detroit Tigers, Oakland A’s trade off victories on Tuesday

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Tarik Skubal was planning to head to the mound for the day’s first pitch. Then he realized the Detroit Tigers were the visiting team at Comerica Park and Oakland’s Frankie Montas would be on the rubber. “Thank God someone mentioned it before ...

Detroit Red Wings stay at No. 8 in draft after NHL lottery

(AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are not only hosting the NHL draft in July, they’ll have a chance to be the headliners after winning the draft lottery on Tuesday night. The Canadiens followed a turbulent season in which they finished last in the overall standings by retaining the right to ...

Former Michigan State, NBA basketball star Adreian Payne shot, killed

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in a shooting. He was 31. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting at 1:34 a.m. Monday when Payne was identified and taken to a hospital where he was ...

Defense figures heavily for Detroit Lions with 6 of their 8 draft picks

By BOB TRIPI Associated Press ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions continued to make big investments on defense in the NFL draft and are hoping that they result in immediate rewards to a franchise that has struggled in recent seasons. “We definitely felt like we got better as an organization ...