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  • A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities
    03 July
    NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a marketing payment the team declined to give him, agreeing the club will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, 10-year…
  • Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'
    03 July
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the…
  • NASCAR tracks jointly ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
    03 July
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Every track that hosts a NASCAR national series race has asked its fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at its events. In a statement signed by International Speedway Corp., Speedway Motorsports Inc. and 30 tracks, the facilities vowed…
  • AP Source: Suns send 3 to Detroit for pick
    03 July
    PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a future draft pick, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The move was very likely a bid to clear salary…
  • Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68
    03 July
    DETROIT (AP) - Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders, who spent 43 years with the Detroit Lions as a player, coach, scout and broadcaster, has died after battling cancer. He was 68. Lions spokesman Matt Barnhart said the team confirmed through family members his…
  • Tigers fall to Pirates in 3 at Comerica Park
    03 July
    DETROIT (AP) - Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings in a rare victory over the Detroit Tigers as the Pittsburgh Pirates nabbed an 8-4 win Thursday afternoon. Liriano came into the game with a 1-9 record in his last 14 games against Detroit. He allowed…
  • Implosion scheduled for hotel; part of hockey arena project
    03 July
    DETROIT (AP) - Demolition is set on a vacant historic hotel as part of the construction of a new Red Wings hockey arena north of downtown Detroit. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report that Olympia Development will have the former Park Avenue…
  • Walker homers twice as Pirates pound Tigers 9-3
    02 July
    DETROIT (AP) - Neil Walker homered twice, including a two-run shot in a five-run third, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Wednesday night. Walker also drove in the winning run in Tuesday night's 14-inning win - a game that ended early Wednesday…
  • Red Wings sign defenseman Mike Green, forward Brad Richards
    02 July
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards to free-agent contracts. The team announced Wednesday that Green will get a three-year contract and Richards a one-year deal. Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113…
  • IndyCar fines Rahal, Power for actions during Sonoma race
    02 July
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Graham Rahal's team has been fined $10,000 because the Fontana winner left the pits with a fuel hose attached to his car Saturday. Half of the fine issued Wednesday was suspended and one of the crew members was put on probation for…
  • Women's World Cup: Final set with USA vs. Japan
    02 July
    VANCOUVER (AP) - The Women's World Cup final this Sunday in Vancouver features a rematch of the final from four years ago. Back in 2011 the U.S. was beaten in the finale by the team from Japan on penalty kicks after the game ended 2-2.…
  • Walker's RBI double in 14th lifts Pirates over Tiger 5-4
    01 July
    DETROIT (AP) - Neil Walker's RBI double in the 14th inning gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in a game that ended early Wednesday morning. The Pirates took the lead in that inning despite a massive baserunning mistake. With one…
  • Daytona to offer Stars and Stripes in exchange program
    01 July
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend. But the track will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood says the speedway will offer…
  • Women's World Cup: U.S. advances to championship match
    01 July
    MONTREAL (AP) - The U.S. women's World Cup team will face the winner of tonight's England-Japan semifinal match for the championship this Sunday in Vancouver. The Americans advanced with a 2-0 win Tuesday night over Germany as Carli Lloyd converted a penalty kick in the…
  • Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks
    30 June
    TORONTO (AP) - Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were…
  • Swim to Mackinac Island while hauling barge postponed
    30 June
    ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - A long-distance swimmer from Michigan has postponed a planned Fourth of July swim to Mackinac Island while towing a barge carrying a vehicle. Jim Dreyer says in statement he injured himself while clearing trees near a Lake Michigan beach. The…
  • McCann's 9th-inning homer gives Tigers 5-4 win over Chicago
    29 June
    DETROIT (AP) - James McCann homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to complete a dramatic Detroit comeback, and the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday. Detroit trailed 4-0 before scoring four runs in the eighth off Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija.…
  • Verlander on track to start Tuesday for Tigers
    29 June
    DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander is on track to return Tuesday from a back issue that caused him to miss a start. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus says Verlander will start Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. The right-hander didn't pitch at all this season until June 13…
  • Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class
    29 June
    UNDATED (AP) - Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey…
  • NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins at Sonoma
    29 June
    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Busch held off brother Kurt to win the Sprint Cup race on the 11-turn, two-mile road course at Sonoma. Kyle Busch becomes the 11th driver to win this season, doing it in just his fifth start. He was sidelined for…
  • Hillsdale, 4 other schools switching to new sport conference
    29 June
    HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) - Hillsdale College says it and four other colleges will compete in a different athletic conference starting in two years. Hillsdale announced Monday that it will play in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference beginning July 1, 2017. It now plays in the…
  • Preview center opens for Detroit entertainment district
    29 June
    DETROIT (AP) - A preview center has opened for the planned Detroit entertainment district that includes a new Red Wings hockey arena north of downtown. Olympia Entertainment and Olympia Development say Monday that the center in the northeast corner of Comerica Park features models of…
  • Ex-Detroit Lions coach Tommy Hudspeth dies at 83
    26 June
    TORONTO (AP) - Tommy Hudspeth, a Detroit Lions coach in the 1970s who also coached in college at BYU and UTEP, has died at 83. His death was announced Thursday by the Toronto Argonauts, for whom he once worked as coach and general manager. The…
  • Pelicans trade rights to 56th pick Michigan State's Branden Dawson
    26 June
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans traded the rights Thursday night to its only NBA draft pick. The Pelicans selected power forward Branden Dawson from Michigan State with the 56th pick before team officials said they sent his rights to the Los Angeles…
  • Pistons take Stanley Johnson of Arizona with No. 8 pick
    26 June
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons have selected Arizona forward Stanley Johnson with the eighth pick in the NBA draft. Johnson played one season for the Wildcats, averaging 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 2014-15. He could fill a need for the Pistons,…