By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS
Report for America
LANSING — A water main break forced the postponement Wednesday of sentencing for a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and MSU doctor Larry ...
By DAVID EGGERT
LANSING — Michigan on Wednesday reported its biggest increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, leading Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to say she may be forced to reimpose some restrictions if the upward trajectory holds.
Whitmer again pleaded with ...
ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah.
The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley.
Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with ...
By JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO — Baseball’s 60-game season is plenty of time for a young slugger or pitcher to play a pivotal role in a playoff run.
Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could grab a starring role this year:
• OF Luis Robert, Chicago White Sox: The ...
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
NOVI — The first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the University of Michigan says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward.
Cathy Kalahar, who played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s, joins hundreds of ...
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT — On their way to 114 defeats last year, the Detroit Tigers actually won seven of their first 10 games, and they were still 12-10 in late April.
A start like that this season could mean a lot more.
With only 60 games on tap for 2020, the ...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have cut ties with Zack Godley, giving the right-hander his unconditional release.
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire says the move was made Monday to give the 30-year-old Godley a chance to sign with another team.
Godley is 37-30 with a 4.68 ERA in five major ...
AUBURN HILLS (AP) — One of Michigan’s most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions.
The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three Detroit Shock ...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Frank Bolling, a two-time All-Star second baseman and the last player to hit a grand slam off Sandy Koufax, has died. He was 88.
Bolling died Saturday. He was diagnosed with cancer about five years ago, according to a posted by the funeral home handling ...
ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan says two athletes tested positive during a second round of COVID-19 testing, bringing the total to four out of the 375 who have been tested. The school says none of the 139 staff members have tested positive.
By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The conference cited medical advice in making ...
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller's first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at in 2020.
The traditional numbers for the Pittsburgh Pirates top-ranked pitching prospect weren't great. One win in 11 starts. An ERA ...
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer
Patrick Mahomes risked everything when he opted for football over baseball.
Turns out, he got baseball money anyway.
One day after the former two-sport star got a 10-year deal worth up to $503 million, the richest contract in American sports history, the ...
By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer
As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field.
On Tuesday, one day after Major League ...
By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend.
Jackson initially posted a screenshot of a quote widely attributed to Adolf Hitler, saying ...
By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole couldn't have expected the New York Yankees to take the ball away from him just one batter into his first home start in the Bronx.
But the team's new $324 million ace learned the hard way about one of baseball's new coronavirus ...
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The once-frosty schism between the two biggest racing series in the United States has finally thawed and the result is a blockbuster event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — even without fans.
NASCAR's elite Cup Series will share a ...
By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer
GENEVA (AP) — A request by the organizers of next year's skiing world championships in Italy to postpone the event by one year was rejected Thursday by the International Ski Federation.
FIS ruled that the event will go ahead from Feb. 9-21, 2021, in Cortina ...
PARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year's postponed tournament.
The French Tennis Federation said Thursday up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros.
Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. ...
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Workers wearing black masks and white gloves move through the corridors of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, pushing a cart loaded with high-top sneakers from some of the sport's biggest stars.
The gloves are to protect ...