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Detroit Lions skip practice in protest of Wisconsin shooting of Jacob Blake

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after a Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. “We came up with this one as a unit,” Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers said. Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s ...

Detroit Tigers slam Chicag Cubs, 7-1, to even series 1-1

Detroit Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning in Detroit on Tuesday. The Tigers won 7-1 as Turnbull got the win, going 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run on three hits as he struck out five and walked three. Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop hit a grand ...

Lakers, Bucks look to clinch second-round berths Wednesday

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer It was only a week ago when the sky was falling on the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's two best teams in the regular season, the top seeds in their respective conferences, both lost their playoff openers and looked vulnerable. Not so much ...

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev into quarterfinals in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Daniil Medvedev returned to the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday over Aljaz Bedene, who accidentally hit a ball that struck a TV cameraman in the stands between second-set points. The cameraman did not appear ...

Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced. "It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has ...

Cardinals’ safety Baker agrees to 4-year, $59 million deal

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. Baker's agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed, ...

Orioles LH Wade LeBlanc done for season with elbow injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday's game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. The injury has been diagnosed as a ...

Detroit Lions sign defensive end Will Clarke

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Will Clarke, adding much-needed depth at the position. Clarke, who has seven career sacks in 53 NFL games, joined the team for practice on Sunday. The Lions released guard Caleb Benenoch to clear a spot on the roster for ...

Detroit Red Wings sign forward Robby Fabbri to 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Robby Fabbri to a $5.9 million, two-year contract. Detroit announced Monday it retained the restricted free agent. The Red Wings acquired Fabbri early this season from the St. Louis Blues and he scored twice in his debut with the team, ...

Chicago Cubs outslug Detroit Tigers, 9-3

Tigers catcher Austin Romine, left, tags out the Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez in a rundown during the third inning in Detroit on Monday. Baez later hit a two-run homer in the fourth and a solo shot in the ninth as the Cubs won 9-3. In his second major league start, the Tigers’ Casey MIze ...

Detroit Lions won’t have fans for first 2 home games

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions say they will not have fans at their first two home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team also announced Friday that parking lots near the stadium and businesses within the indoor facility will be closed when Detroit hosts the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13 ...

Braves rally to beat Workman, Phillies 6-5 in 9th

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall and the Atlanta Braves spoiled Brandon Workman's debut with Philadelphia, rallying for a 6-5 win over the sliding Phillies on Saturday night. Workman, acquired in a trade with Boston on Friday, entered with the bases loaded and one ...

Orioles tag Boston bullpen, end skid with 5-4 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston's first game with its revamped bullpen coincided with its initial foray into an extra-inning game with baseball's new rules. It did not go well. Pedro Severino singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to punctuate a poor ...

Slam Diego! Cronenworth hits Padres’ 5th slam in 6 games

By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trent Grisham hit three home runs and rookie Jake Cronenworth launched a grand slam in a wild nine-run second inning Saturday night, making the San Diego Padres the first team in major league history to hit five slams in six games as they ...

Stars’ top line dominant in 5-3 win over Avs in Game 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The top line for the Dallas Stars finally came to life, stepping up after a quick turnaround for an impressive start in round two of the Western Conference playoffs. Stars captain Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin set the tone early, and piled on after ...

Anderson throws 3-hitter for 1st CG as Giants top Dbacks 5-1

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, overshadowing a record-tying night for Zac Gallen as the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Saturday. Mike Yastrzemski and Alex ...

Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox send Detroit Tigers to 9th straight loss

By PAUL LADEWSKI Associated Press CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito matched his career high of 13 strikeouts in seven dominant innings, hot-hitting Tim Anderson stroked his fourth homer of the series, and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 5-0 Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep of the ...

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson welcomed Detroit pitching prospect Tarik Skubal to the majors with a leadoff homer as the Chicago White Sox won 10-4 Tuesday for their third straight win. Anderson hit a leadoff homer for the second straight night, finishing with four hits and three RBIs. The ...

Nuggets squeeze past Jazz 134-132 in double-OT

By The Associated Press undefined LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's ...