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Michigan Sports

Detroit Red Wings waive Justin Abdelkader to clear salary cap space

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL teams continue to clear salary cap space with free agency to start later this week. The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Justin Abdelkader on unconditional waivers Tuesday for the purpose of buying out his contract. The Montreal Canadiens did the same with defenseman Karl ...

MHSAA reacts to new state guidelines for high school sports

LANSING — Two recent rulings by Michigan government agencies are making a small amount of difference for sporting events conducted under the auspices of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. A Michigan Supreme Court ruling on Friday and Michigan Department of Health and Human ...

New Orleans Saints score 5 straight TDs, hold on to beat Detroit Lions 35-29

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The New Orleans Saints overcame a two-touchdown deficit to beat Detroit — and that wasn’t the only challenge they had to overcome on short rest Sunday. Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Tre’Quan Smith 2:19 apart in the second quarter, ...

Lower Peninsula ski areas adopt COVID-19 precautions

HARBOR SPRINGS (AP) — Several ski areas in the northern Lower Peninsula are aiming to adapt their operations as the winter skiing season nears to address public health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. The top worry of skiing destinations is usually the question of whether cold ...

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 ...