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Longtime NHL defenseman Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as "Big Zee" is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia ...

Eastern Michigan’s Bates charged with 2 felonies

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP (AP) — Emoni Bates, a former basketball prodigy who transferred to Eastern Michigan from Memphis, was charged with two felonies Monday after police found a gun in a car during a traffic stop. The 18-year-old Bates failed to stop at an intersection Sunday night and a search ...

Rodgers, Packers bounce back to beat rival Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones made sure the Green Bay Packers’ promise to get him the ball more often paid off. Jones rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and caught a scoring pass from Aaron Rodgers, who continued his domination of the Chicago Bears by leading Green Bay to a 27-10 ...

Vaughn hits grand slam as White Sox beat Tigers

DETROIT — Andrew Vaughn hit his first career grand slam, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-5 on Sunday. Eloy Jiménez and AJ Pollock also connected as Chicago won for the third time in four games. Jiménez finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Gavin Sheets had two ...

Goff throws 4 TD passes, Lions top Commanders 36-27

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions waited until Week 13 of Dan Campbell’s debut season to win last year. Desperate to avoid another slow start, Jared Goff threw two of his four touchdown passes to Amon-Ra St. Brown to help Detroit beat the Washington Commanders 36-27 Sunday. “That was a ...

Washington beats No. 11 Michigan State, 39-28

SEATTLE (AP) — Kalen DeBoer knew no matter how well the transition had gone, this was the week that would validate — one way or another — what Washington had showed so far. Behind a spectacular performance by Michael Penix Jr., the Huskies emphatically stated their case as a contender ...