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Brad Keselowski seeks 1st NASCAR win in home state of Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad Keselowski. Keselowski still hasn’t won a Cup race in his home state, and it seems like every year that is a story when NASCAR comes to ...

Detroit Lions add, subtract players from availability

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions put center Russell Bodine on the reserve/opt-out list on Wednesday, the same day they activated receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Bodine played 10 games last season for the Buffalo Bills. Prior to that, he spent four seasons with ...

California prosecutors ask NFL to take down shooting video

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday asked the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league's Inspire Change campaign, saying it misrepresents the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2018. The video shows Sequette Clark speaking about ...

Detroit Lions: Quarterback Matthew Stafford coronavirus test a false positive

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback’s wife toward the NFL. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close ...

Cincinnati Reds sweep Detroit Tigers in pair of 7-inning games

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, throwing a two-hit shutout in Cincinnati’s 4-0 victory Sunday that gave the Reds a sweep of Major League Baseball’s first seven-inning doubleheader. Shogo Akiyama hit an RBI single in the top of ...

Jim Furyk wins 1st PGA Champions event

GRAND BLANC (AP) — Jim Furyk turned 50 when golf was shut down and made the most of it when the PGA Tour Champions returned, closing with a 4-under 68 to win the Ally Challenge on Sunday when Brett Quigley bogeyed his last two holes. Furyk became the first player since Miguel Angel Jimenez ...

Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford on NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — One of the NFL’s standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matthew Stafford was put on the list by the Detroit Lions, according to the league’s transactions report Saturday. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players ...

SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation's toughest football league from top to bottom. That begs the question: How hard will it be to win the SEC this season? The league announced Thursday its 14 teams will ...

Varlamov stops 27 shots, Isles beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 1

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL's return following a 4 1/2-month break. Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive ...

Chargers’ Joey Bosa signs $135 million contract extension

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa has become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player after signing a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. Bosa and the Chargers reached agreement on a new deal Tuesday night. The five-year ...

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 to help Thunder top Jazz 110-94

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 19 points, Chris Paul added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Utah Jazz 110-94 on Saturday in their first game of the restart. Steven Adams had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 15 points and the ...

Kang survives wild back nine to share lead at Inverness

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang returned from a 45-minute rain delay with two straight birdies. By the end of the round Saturday, she was happy to have a share of the lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. Kang followed her back-to-back birdies with three straight bogeys, another birdie ...