Michigan State gives Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per year

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Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. “Michigan State has ...

Backups will continue QB battle in preseason opener

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ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is expected to play briefly in the preseason opener before Tim Boyle and David Blough get a chance to compete to be the team’s backup and perhaps seal a spot on the roster. This offseason, the Lions made it a point to bring back Boyle ...

Twilight: Garnet Garage routs Coldwell Banker, 10-1

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HOUGHTON — Garnet Garage scored 10 runs in the first three innings and went on to down Coldwell Banker 10-1 in Copper Country Twilight Baseball League action Tuesday night. “Garnet is a very good team,” said Coldwell Banker’s player-manager Ross Kinnunen. “They put the ball into ...

Tigers fire GM Avila after 7 years, no playoffs

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers fired general manager Al Avila on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure with no playoff appearances. Owner Chris Ilitch announced the move with his team mired in another disappointing season. Detroit entered Wednesday at 43-68, last in the AL ...

Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement

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Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports. In an essay released ...