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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 ...