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Michigan Sports

Okemos school district drops Chiefs nickname

OKEMOS (AP) — A Lansing-area school district named for a Native American leader is dropping its Chiefs nickname, following similar changes at other Michigan schools. The Okemos school board voted Monday to stop using Chiefs or Chieftains and pick a new nickname in a few years. The switch ...

Ex-Michigan State star Appling arrested

DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan State University basketball star was arrested Monday in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old man in Detroit, police said. Keith Appling, 29, was arrested in Chelsea, 60 miles west of Detroit. A gun was recovered, police said. Police said he’s accused of ...

Turnbull twirls 5th no-hitter of MLB season, Tigers top M’s

SEATTLE — Spencer Turnbull walked out of the bullpen Tuesday night feeling terrible, hoping a shaky pregame warmup would dissipate once he stepped on the mound. A few hours later, Turnbull was being slammed in the face with a shaving cream pie and doused in water, beer and baby powder by ...

Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor’s abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades with long-term consequences for hundreds of patients including student athletes, a law firm hired by the school reported Tuesday. The long-awaited ...

2-time All-Star right-hander Jordan Zimmermann retires

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann retired Tuesday two appearances into his 13th season in the major leagues, ending a career in which the two-time All-Star pitched the Washington Nationals’ first no-hitter. Zimmermann went 95-91 with a 4.07 ERA. He was an NL All-Star ...

Teen baseball player dies after collision at second base

BATH, Mich. (AP) — A teenage baseball player has died nearly two weeks after he was knocked unconscious during a collision at second base. Cooper Gardner, a junior at Bath High School, died Sunday at home, the Lansing State Journal reported. “I never would have thought it would lead to ...