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Reds sweep Tigers in twinbill

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, capping Major League Baseball’s first seven-inning doubleheader with a shutout. Bauer threw a two-hitter in Cincinnati’s 4-0 victory in the second game Sunday. The Reds beat the Tigers 4-3 in the opener. MLB recently ...

Arkos win couple’s tourney at PLGC

HOUGHTON — Kirstie and Carl Arko won the Couple’s Shamble at Portage Lake Golf Course with a 1-under 71. The couple shot were one over on the front nine and carded a two-under back nine for the win. Mark and Deb Young tied with Zoe Woodworth and Alec Broetzman for second place with a ...

Faceoff: NHL playoffs get under way

TORONTO (AP) — Players watching the opening minutes of the first NHL game in several months marveled at the familiar feeling from half a continent away. “Not necessarily laughing but just (noticing) how intense it was right away,” Vancouver’s Tyler Toffoli said. If the first game is ...

Tigers whitewash Reds, 7-2

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Austin Romine and Travis Demeritte each drove in two runs and the Tigers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Friday night. Turnbull led the majors in losses last season in going 3-17 as a rookie. The 27-year-old ...

Lions’ Kearse suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Jayron Kearse of the Detroit Lions has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Kearse is eligible to participate in all preseason practices. He will be allowed to return to the Lionsí ...

Rodriguez, Horsfield share halfway lead at Hero Open

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Overnight leader Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez of Spain held off a spirited challenge from England’s Sam Horsfield to retain a share of the lead at the Hero Open on Friday at the halfway mark of the European Tour’s latest stop in England. After setting a course ...

Royals top Tigers 5-3 in series finale

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save since 2017 and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Thursday night, overcoming Miguel Cabrera ‘s first multihomer game since 2016. Once a standout closer for St. Louis, Rosenthal has struggled ...

Throwback 5-game series force players to ‘embrace the grind’

Fans counted down the seconds to the final buzzer, “Brass Bonanza” played over the speakers at Hartford Civic Center and Whalers players Dave Tippett, Joel Quenneville and Dean Evason celebrated a three-game sweep of the Quebec Nordiques. Wait, Hartford Whalers? Quebec Nordiques? ...

St. Thomas joins CCHA

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Central Collegiate Hockey Association Board of Directors has voted unanimously to welcome the University of St. Thomas as the league’s eighth program beginning with the 2021-22 season. “On behalf of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, I am pleased to welcome ...

Tigers rally from early deficit to beat Royals, 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit’s bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A night after pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals, the Tigers’ relievers held ...

Dodgers’ Kelly suspended 8 games

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near the head of Houston's Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa. Benches cleared after Kelly's actions during ...

Royals slug 6 HRs, rout Tigers 14-6

DETROIT (AP) — Maikel Franco hit two of Kansas City’s six home runs, and the Royals pounded the Tigers 14-6 on Monday night, spoiling Detroit’s fan-free home opener. Whit Merrifield had three hits and three RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle on a night when the Royals rallied ...

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins’ virus outbreak

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins scrambled for roster replacements as they coped with a coronavirus outbreak. The New York Yankees had an unscheduled day off in Philadelphia while the home team underwent COVID-19 tests. The Baltimore Orioles were flying home from Miami without playing a game. And ...

NHL playoff teams adjust to quarantine

When the Boston Bruins boarded their flight bound for Toronto, they thought of it as just another long road trip. Sure, they were spaced out and masked up on the plane, but they were en route to compete for the Stanley Cup that they fell one win short of earning last season. Patrice Bergeron ...

Wolverine oldtimers top Portage Lake, 12-4

KEARSARGE — Wolverine’s oldtimers made it two wins in a row with a 12-4 thumping of Portage Lake Sunday at the American Legion Field. Wolverine scored four times in the first inning off Portage Lake starter Jeff Pollard and added two more runs in the second for a 6-0 margin. The ...

Cron, Tigers knock off Reds, 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers got to Cincinnati's bullpen for the second straight day in a 3-2 victory over the Reds on Sunday. Miguel Cabrera led off with a 10-pitch walk before Cron connected against Michael Lorenzen ...

Astros’ Verlander out at least 2 weeks

HOUSTON (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has a strained right forearm and will be shut down for at least two weeks. Astros manager Dusty Baker announced the injury after Houston's 7-6 loss to the Mariners on Sunday, saying Verlander would be evaluated after two ...

Seahawks trade for Adams

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams' wish was finally granted: He's leaving New York in a stunning trade. The Jets dealt the disgruntled star safety to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract ...

Chakya steps down as Coyotes GM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona general manager John Chayka earned a contract extension early this season for building the Coyotes into playoff contenders in four short years. He was being called a quitter by the team in a strongly worded statement on Sunday after stepping down a week before ...

Thompson wins 3M Open by 2 strokes

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Without a gallery around him on the 18th green, Michael Thompson settled for a subdued victory celebration at the 3M Open with a FaceTime call home to his wife and children in Georgia. The tears came from him and his wife as soon as they saw each other on the ...