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Chicago White Sox win 7-5 as Detroit Tigers lose 2nd straight

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — From the first plate appearance of the game, Tim Anderson made this a long day for the opposing pitchers. Anderson homered to cap a 10-pitch at-bat leading off the first inning, and Luis Robert added a bases-clearing double in the fifth to lift ...

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull the plug on football, other fall sports

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday as the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first ...

Hockey hall postpones November induction ceremony

(AP) — The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction because of the pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place Nov. 16 in Toronto. The 2020 class, announced in June, featured players Jarome Iginla and Marian Hossa and general manager Ken Holland, who worked with the Detroit ...

New England Patriots trade for Detroit Lions cornerback Michael Jackson

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have traded an undisclosed 2022 draft pick to the Detroit Lions for cornerback Michael Jackson. New England announced the deal Sunday. Jackson was originally drafted in the fifth round in 2019 by Dallas. He began his career on the Cowboys practice squad ...

Kevin Harvick holds off Denny Hamlin for Michigan NASCAR sweep

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick completed a doubleheader sweep at Michigan International Speedway, holding off Denny Hamlin in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race after Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney crashed out early in the final ...

Nuggets squeeze past Jazz 134-132 in double-OT

By The Associated Press undefined LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's ...

McGruder’s late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple ...

Santander, O’s rough up Nats relievers, rally for 5-3 win

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Valaika, Pedro Severino and Anthony Santander homered during a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Baltimore Orioles roughed up Washington's relievers and beat the Nationals 5-3 Saturday night. Nationals starter Austin Voth ...

Booker’s 35 points lead surprising Suns past Heat 119-112

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points and Jevon Carter added a season-high 20 points as the Phoenix Suns remained undefeated in the NBA restart, beating the Miami Heat 119-112 on Saturday night. Carter made six of eight 3-pointers as the Suns improved to 5-0 in the ...

Mets hit 3 HRs, end makeshift Marlins’ 6-game win streak 8-4

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Davis homered and drove in a career-high four runs, Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto also connected, and the New York Mets finally slowed down the makeshift Miami Marlins with an 8-4 victory Saturday night. Rookie left-hander David ...

Brad Keselowski seeks 1st NASCAR win in home state of Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad Keselowski. Keselowski still hasn’t won a Cup race in his home state, and it seems like every year that is a story when NASCAR comes to ...