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Wright, Ellington lead Pistons over 76ers

DETROIT (AP) — Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons (4-13), ...

Rodgers clarifies postgame remarks about his future with Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers says “I don’t think there’s any reason why I wouldn’t be back” with the Green Bay Packers next season. But he added that his future isn’t necessarily in his control. Rodgers was clarifying remarks he made Sunday after ...

Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training because of pandemic

The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training due to coronavirus concerns just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report. The Cactus League made the request in a letter to Baseball Commissioner ...

Lions looking into trading QB Stafford

The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are planning to part ways. The Lions and Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke Saturday night to The Associated Press on ...

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics for two weeks

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday it issued recommendations for the school, although not ...

Rodgers’ ‘uncertain’ future hangs over Green Bay after loss to Bucs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers said he’s not sure what his future holds in Green Bay. That was all it took to raise concerns about the Packers’ ability to contend in 2021 and beyond. Green Bay earned the top seed in the NFC behind an All-Pro season from Rodgers, who at age 37 put ...

Harbaugh’s new look staff at Michigan adds Bellamy

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has added wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy, completing his new-look staff. Harbaugh made the announcement Monday night, adding he will coach the team’s quarterbacks. Harbaugh says contract extensions were agreed to with Jay Harbaugh, his son, ...

Stars recall Kero from taxi squad

The Dallas Stars recalled Hancock native Tanner Kero from their taxi squad on Sunday. The team made the announcement Sunday afternoon. Kero was listed on the Stars’ website as the fourth-line center prior to Sunday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Kero, 28, last appeared in an ...

Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' road magic, has them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team to play in one on their home field. Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. ...

Hank Aaron, baseball’s longtime home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Sure, he's remembered mostly for dethroning the Babe to become baseball's home run king on the way to 755, but don't forget about the .300 average, or the graceful way he fielded his ...

Michigan Tech men visit Lake Superior State

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team will be on the road this weekend for a two-game series against the Lake Superior State University Lakers. The Huskies (3-1) hope to extend their winning streak to five games with a sweep tonight and Saturday. Today’s game tips off ...

Huskies women’s basketball team hosts Lake Superior State in weekend series

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women’s basketball team will be home again this weekend with a Friday and Saturday match up against Lake Superior State. The Huskies tip off at 3 p.m. today 1 p.m. Saturday. The Huskies (3-1) are coming off a split decision last weekend against the ...

Back from virus pause, MTU hockey hosts LSSU

The Michigan Tech hockey team returned to practice Sunday after a 10-day hiatus because of positive COVID-19 test results within the program. The Huskies (6-3-1) hope to hit the ice having maintained the momentum they built before the pause. They had won five straight before last weekend’s ...

Thompson, 68, GM when Packers last won Super Bowl, dies

Ted Thompson, whose 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, has died. He was 68. The Packers announced Thursday that Thompson died the previous night at his home in Atlanta, Texas. The team said it was contacted by a direct family ...

New Lions coach Campbell getting 6-year deal

The Detroit Lions have landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search, agreeing to terms with Dan Campbell. The Lions announced the agreement with the New Orleans Saints tight ends coach on Wednesday, one day after formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager. ...

New Lions GM Holmes wasn’t on team’s original candidate list

DETROIT (AP) — Brad Holmes was not even a candidate when the Detroit Lions began their search for a general manager nearly two months ago. After a process that included interviewing him and 11 others for the vacancy, Holmes won the Lions over and landed a job he didn't dream of when his NFL ...

Ryan makes Red Wings history in 3-2 OT win

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi scored 15 seconds into overtime and Bobby Ryan became the first player to score four times in his first three games with Detroit, leading the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Bertuzzi was credited with the winning goal ...

Back on track: No. 7 Michigan routs Maryland

ANN ARBOR (AP) — This was the first time No. 7 Michigan had to respond to a loss this season. Coach Juwan Howard liked what he saw. "When you have that type of positive mindset, looking for solutions, it didn't surprise me how this team was ready to play today," Howard said. Mike Smith ...

Women-led race team gearing up for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Beth Paretta has a vision for her new IndyCar team. She wants to send the first female driver to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 with the support of a predominantly female cast. And then Paretta hopes to turn it into a full-time pipeline for women in racing. On ...

Avalanche send Cole to Wild for Pateryn in defensemen swap

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Minnesota have swapped veteran defensemen, with the Avalanche acquiring Greg Pateryn and the Wild receiving Ian Cole. The trade Tuesday represents a significant salary-cap savings for Colorado from Cole’s $4.25 million hit to Pateryn’s $2.25 million. It gives ...