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Chicago White Sox finish sweep of Detroit Tigers with 5-2 win Sunday

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO — Eloy Jimenez homered, Yoan Moncada had three hits and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Sunday for their fourth straight win. AL Central-leading Chicago tuned up for a big series against Minnesota with its ninth consecutive ...

Lower Peninsula tennis changes

EAST LANSING — The Executive Committee of the Michigan High School Athletic Association on Thursday approved an adjusted format for this fall’s Lower Peninsula boys tennis postseason to reduce the opportunity for spread of COVID-19 while still awarding team and No. 1 singles champions in ...

Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions hope to start strong after disappointing years

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will kick off their seasons in the Motor City, desperately hoping to bounce back from disappointment. Chicago’s quest seems a little less challenging. The Bears did win eight games last year, but missed the ...

Detroit Tigers earn twinbill split after makeup games at St. Louis

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for a doubleheader split. “We needed that,” Detroit manager Ron ...

Detroit Tigers just miss shutout, beat Milwaukee 8-3

Detroit Tigers shortstop Willi Castro throws out the Milwaukee Brewers’ Keston Hiura at first base during the first inning on Tuesday in Detroit. The Tigers won 8-3 as Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run homer and knocked in four runs. Spencer Turnbull pitched six scoreless innings of three-hit ...

All Puerto Rican players can wear 21 on Clemente Day

NEW YORK (AP) — All Puerto Rican players will be allowed to wear No. 21 on Wednesday during Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Day celebration. The move to wear the number, similar to MLB's celebration of Jackie Robinson's No. 42 each April 15, started with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Remaining Tour riders cleared of virus but not director

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer The remaining Tour de France riders were cleared to continue racing ahead of Tuesday's Stage 10 after undergoing COVID-19 tests, but the Tour director tested positive and left the race. Less than two hours before the stage started, Tour organizers and ...

BYU rolls past Navy 55-3 in season-opener with no fans

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — BYU coach Kalani Sitake did a fine job of keeping his players safe from COVID-19 while getting them ready to open a new football season. Ken Niumatalolo wished he could have done the same thing at Navy. Tyler Allgeier ran for 132 ...

Brown helps Celtics rout Raptors to take 3-2 lead in series

By The Associated Press undefined LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The game plan from Boston coach Brad Stevens was simple: Start things off with an increased effort on defense to set an immediate tone. The Celtics did exactly as he asked — and put the reigning NBA champions on the ...

George, Leonard lead Clippers to 113-107 win over Nuggets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard blocked a dunk at the rim with one finger. It was part of a defensive effort that deserved a big hand for propelling the Los Angeles Clippers down the stretch. Paul George scored 32 points, Leonard added 23 along with a big late block and the ...

Minnesota Twins take 4 of 5 vs. Detroit Tigers with 6-2 win on Monday

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark Minnesota’s four-run third inning, and Michael Pineda stayed sharp in his return from suspension by finishing seven innings for the Twins in a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on ...

Detroit Lions bringing veteran long snapper Don Muhlbach back

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Long snapper Don Muhlbach appears set for a 17th season with the Detroit Lions after making it through Saturday’s roster cuts. The Lions cut long snapper Steve Wirtel, paving the way for Muhlbach to keep his job. Muhlbach is second on Detroit’s career list with 244 ...

Detroit Lions sign veteran running back Adrian Peterson

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions announced the signing of Adrian Peterson on Monday. The 35-year-old running back comes to Detroit after being released by Washington. He has rushed for 14,216 yards in 13 seasons, mostly with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson is 1,053 yards behind Lions ...

Minnesota Twins sweep twinbill from Detroit Tigers, 2-0, then 3-2 in 8 innings

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Marwin Gonzalez singled home Willians Astudillo in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 and sweep Friday’s doubleheader. Astudillo started on second base with the eighth inning considered an extra ...

Ex-Detroit Lion, All-Pro punter Greg Montgomery dies at 55

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Greg Montgomery, the All-Pro punter who spent nine years in the NFL with Houston, Detroit and Baltimore, has died. He was 55. Montgomery died Aug. 23, according to an obituary posted by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids. He was an All-Pro in 1993 for ...