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National Sports

MHSAA waits to clear football, volleyball, soccer to get their seasons going

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association said Wednesday that competition can begin Aug. 19 and 21 for lower-risk sports like golf, tennis and cross country, but it held off on allowing the start of football, volleyball and soccer games during ...

Detroit Tigers’ bullpen sharp in 4-3 home win over Kansas City Royals

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit two-run homers in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield hit a three-run shot in the top of the third for the Royals, but the ...

Kansas City Royals knock around Detroit Tigers’ pitching in 14-6 victory

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Maikel Franco hit two of Kansas City’s six home runs, and the Royals pounded the Tigers 14-6 on Monday night, spoiling Detroit’s fan-free home opener. Whit Merrifield had three hits and three RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle on a ...

Detroit marathon canceled

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon in Detroit is joining others in canceling its fall event because of the coronavirus. It would have been the event’s 43rd year. It offers a 26.2-mile race that takes runners over the Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario, and back ...

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann likely out for season

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm, meaning he won’t be available for much of this year, if at all. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end ...

Isaiah Livers to return to Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s Isaiah Livers is returning for his senior season. Livers announced Friday he was removing his name from NBA draft consideration and said he was excited to come back to Ann Arbor. “While it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA ...

Faces in the crowd: Cutouts provide virtual MLB audience

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Gabby Adamo loved the Chicago White Sox so much it influenced how she dressed and even how she drank her favorite beverages. "She didn't despise Cubs fans, but she despised anything to do with red and blue," said her father, Vince Adamo of Frankfort, ...

Washington owner Snyder vows culture change amid allegations

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder said Friday he's committed to improving the culture inside the team after allegations of sexual harassment, while the league will wait for a law firm's review before taking action. The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 ...