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Cincinnati Reds sweep Detroit Tigers in pair of 7-inning games

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, throwing a two-hit shutout in Cincinnati’s 4-0 victory Sunday that gave the Reds a sweep of Major League Baseball’s first seven-inning doubleheader. Shogo Akiyama hit an RBI single in the top of ...

Jim Furyk wins 1st PGA Champions event

GRAND BLANC (AP) — Jim Furyk turned 50 when golf was shut down and made the most of it when the PGA Tour Champions returned, closing with a 4-under 68 to win the Ally Challenge on Sunday when Brett Quigley bogeyed his last two holes. Furyk became the first player since Miguel Angel Jimenez ...

Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford on NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — One of the NFL’s standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matthew Stafford was put on the list by the Detroit Lions, according to the league’s transactions report Saturday. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players ...

SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation's toughest football league from top to bottom. That begs the question: How hard will it be to win the SEC this season? The league announced Thursday its 14 teams will ...

Varlamov stops 27 shots, Isles beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 1

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL's return following a 4 1/2-month break. Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive ...

Chargers’ Joey Bosa signs $135 million contract extension

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa has become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player after signing a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. Bosa and the Chargers reached agreement on a new deal Tuesday night. The five-year ...

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 to help Thunder top Jazz 110-94

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 19 points, Chris Paul added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Utah Jazz 110-94 on Saturday in their first game of the restart. Steven Adams had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 15 points and the ...

Kang survives wild back nine to share lead at Inverness

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang returned from a 45-minute rain delay with two straight birdies. By the end of the round Saturday, she was happy to have a share of the lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. Kang followed her back-to-back birdies with three straight bogeys, another birdie ...

Detroit Tigers rally for second win in a row over Kansas City Royals, 5-4

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — 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, ...

MHSAA waits to clear football, volleyball, soccer to get their seasons going

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association said Wednesday that competition can begin Aug. 19 and 21 for lower-risk sports like golf, tennis and cross country, but it held off on allowing the start of football, volleyball and soccer games during ...

Detroit Tigers’ bullpen sharp in 4-3 home win over Kansas City Royals

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit two-run homers in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield hit a three-run shot in the top of the third for the Royals, but the ...

Kansas City Royals knock around Detroit Tigers’ pitching in 14-6 victory

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — 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 ...

Detroit marathon canceled

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon in Detroit is joining others in canceling its fall event because of the coronavirus. It would have been the event’s 43rd year. It offers a 26.2-mile race that takes runners over the Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario, and back ...