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  • NASCAR: Menard wins at Road America
    31 August
    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin driver Paul Menard took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America. Menard, a Sprint Cup regular, made a mid-race pit stop and was informed by…
  • No deal reached for Goodell, Brady in 'Deflategate'
    31 August
    NEW YORK (AP) - Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of "Deflategate." Federal Judge Richard Berman announced at a conference in Manhattan on Monday that…
  • Erik Jones wins Truck Series race in Canada
    31 August
    BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to take the series points lead. The 19-year-old Jones beat Canadian road racer Alex Tagliani to the first turn off a restart with two laps…
  • Encarnacion homers again, Blue Jays hit 4 to beat Tigers 9-2
    31 August
    TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Russell Martin and Kevin Pillar each hit a two-run shot…
  • Dixon snatches title away from Montoya
    31 August
    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya, the Colombian sensation. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap Sunday. But he finished…
  • Goodell, Brady arrive early for 'Deflategate' case hearing
    31 August
    NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have arrived early for a court appearance in New York for the "Deflategate" case. The pair arrived separately about an hour and a half before they were scheduled to appear…
  • Shoemaker shuts down hometown Tigers, pitches Angels to win
    28 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Matt Shoemaker pitched one-hit ball into the eighth inning in his hometown ballpark, Albert Pujols drove in one run and scored another and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 Thursday. The Angels began the day trailing Minnesota by one…
  • Lions trade Michael Williams to Patriots for draft pick
    27 August
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have traded tackle Michael Williams to the New England Patriots for a draft pick. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but he has not played in an NFL game. Williams played…
  • Iannetta ends Verlander's no-hit bid with no outs in 9th
    27 August
    DETROIT (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double off the chalk on the left field line to end Justin Verlander's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning. Looking for his third career no-hitter, Verlander had faced the…
  • Verlander takes no-hit bid into 9th, Tigers beat Angels 5-0
    27 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed barely fair on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night. Trying to…
  • Rison, Bell to enter Michigan State University hall of fame
    26 August
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Andre Rison and Charlie Bell are among the six new members who will be inducted into Michigan State's athletics hall of fame next month. The inductions will take place Sept. 17. Mary Kay Itnyre, Pat Milkovich, Doug Weaver and Mike…
  • IndyCar driver Wilson saves 6 lives by donating organs
    26 August
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is altering lives in death. His younger brother said Tuesday on Twitter that Wilson saved six lives by donating his organs. The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris…
  • Notre Dame announces it will add video board to stadium
    26 August
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame has announced plans to add a video board as part of a $400 million construction project around its historic stadium. Some alumni had been vocal in their opposition of adding video boards, saying it would take away from…
  • Pujols, 3 wild pitches help Angels beat Tigers 8-7
    26 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Albert Pujols homered and the Los Angeles Angels scored three times on wild pitches in an 8-7 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Both teams came into the game with four-game losing streaks, dropping the Angels 1 1/2 games behind…
  • Buckeyes top AP poll
    25 August
    UNDATED (AP) - Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The defending national champions received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings. Since preseason rankings began in 1950, no team has received…
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury
    25 August
    UNDATED (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a British driver who lived…
  • Enos making smooth transition as coordinator at Arkansas
    25 August
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Dan Enos left behind his job as head coach at Central Michigan to take over as the offensive coordinator for No. 18 Arkansas. His transition has been a smooth one so far for Arkansas, which believes his pro-style offense fits with…
  • Sims tells Detroit TV station he's retiring
    25 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Rob Sims has announced his retirement. Sims made his announcement to TV station WJBK in Detroit on Sunday, and Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Monday that Sims was a leader who did a great job of setting…
  • Reds overpower Tigers in biggest comeback win of season
    25 August
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and the Reds came back from a five-run deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on…
  • High School Football WEEK 1
    24 August
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27Sandusky 28, Unionville-Sebewaing 22Ubly 36, Tawas 12Montrose 53, Reese 22 Algonac 19, Marine City 18Almont 48, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 0Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker 21, Capac 0Frankenmuth 35, Hemlock 20Imlay City 36, Burton Bentley 6Lapeer 48, Rochester 0North Branch 37, Saginaw 14Owendale-Gagetown 72, Merritt…
  • Napoli, Gimenez hit HRs as Rangers top Tigers 4-2
    24 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Cole Hamels threw six strong innings, and Mike Napoli and Chris Gimenez homered as the Texas Rangers held onto the second America League wild card spot with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Rangers, who have won nine…
  • Lions activate LaAdrian Waddle, Jason Jones
    24 August
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions activated offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle and defensive end Jason Jones from the physically-unable-to-perform list Sunday. Waddle was sidelined by partially torn anterior cruciate ligament, and Jones had a minor surgical procedure on his knee. Both players participated…
  • Woods gives CBS a ratings lift at Wyndham Championship
    24 August
    NEW YORK (AP) - With Tiger Woods in contention and looking to extend his season, the Wyndham Championship on Sunday produced a solid rating for CBS. The final round had a 3.9 rating - the best for a nonmajor on any network since NBC drew…
  • Simon throws 1-hitter, Tigers beat Rangers 4-0
    21 August
    DETROIT (AP) - Alfredo Simon threw a one-hitter in his first career complete game and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Thursday night in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders. Texas entered play 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels for…
  • Tigers get Randy Wolf, put pitchers Norris, Sanchez on DL
    21 August
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran lefty Randy Wolf from Toronto and put pitchers Daniel Norris and Anibal Sanchez on the disabled list. The Tigers also promoted relievers Guido Knudson and Jose Valdez from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. Detroit sent cash to…