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Pitcher Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals shut out Detroit Tigers, 4-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Brady Singer was stellar for a second straight start, allowing two hits in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Wednesday night. Singer (3-4) pitched eight one-hit innings in his previous outing at ...

4th quarter letup sinks Detroit Lions again under head coach Matt Patricia

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matt Patricia’s tenure in Detroit has been marked by fourth-quarter collapses. The Lions lost a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead in a 27-23 season-opening setback against Chicago at Ford Field, where fans likely would have booed the home team if the ...

Detroit Lions’ secondary takes new hit

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ banged-up secondary will be without cornerback Justin Coleman against the Green Bay Packers. Detroit put Coleman on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after injuring his hamstring during a loss to Chicago. The Lions also signed defensive end Kareem ...

Detroit Tigers’ Casey Mize among top pitching prospects to struggle

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Kansas City’s Brady Singer took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday. Then, a night later, Casey Mize began a game with five hitless frames for Detroit. For fans of the Royals and Tigers, it was a welcome glimpse of what the future could ...

Roglic, Pogacar braced for Slovenian showdown on Tour finale

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer There is only one big question left to be answered at the Tour de France: Which Slovenian will stand on the top of the podium on Sunday on the Champs-Elysees? Baring a crash, or an unexpected event event like a positive COVID-19 test, the final week of ...

Analysis: Start of 2020 season floating on stranger tides

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer It's going to be that kind of season. It already is. The perceived worst teams in the NFL either won or challenged to on Sunday. A linebacker was ejected for demonstrating what happened on a play to a game official and making contact with him. A kicker ...

Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren't in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men's ...

Djokovic says he learned a ‘big lesson’ from US Open default

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic learned "a big lesson" after being disqualified from the U.S. Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. The incident eight days ago marked a stunning end to Djokovic's 29-match winning streak and his ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: When streaks end, but not really

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes' streak of 132 straight poll appearances is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind Alabama's 198. Of course, in this ...

Detroit Lions collapse late in season-opening 27-23 home loss to Chicago Bears

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — If the Detroit Lions’ first game was any indication, their “Dagger Time” mantra could use some sharpening. For a second consecutive season, the Lions blew a big fourth-quarter lead in their opening game. This year was worse, however. Detroit ...