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Detroit Lions skip practice in protest of Wisconsin shooting of Jacob Blake

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after a Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. “We came up with this one as a unit,” Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers said. Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s ...

Detroit Tigers slam Chicag Cubs, 7-1, to even series 1-1

Detroit Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning in Detroit on Tuesday. The Tigers won 7-1 as Turnbull got the win, going 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run on three hits as he struck out five and walked three. Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop hit a grand ...

Lakers, Bucks look to clinch second-round berths Wednesday

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer It was only a week ago when the sky was falling on the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's two best teams in the regular season, the top seeds in their respective conferences, both lost their playoff openers and looked vulnerable. Not so much ...

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev into quarterfinals in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Daniil Medvedev returned to the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday over Aljaz Bedene, who accidentally hit a ball that struck a TV cameraman in the stands between second-set points. The cameraman did not appear ...

Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced. "It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has ...

Cardinals’ safety Baker agrees to 4-year, $59 million deal

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. Baker's agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed, ...

Orioles LH Wade LeBlanc done for season with elbow injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday's game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. The injury has been diagnosed as a ...

Detroit Lions sign defensive end Will Clarke

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Will Clarke, adding much-needed depth at the position. Clarke, who has seven career sacks in 53 NFL games, joined the team for practice on Sunday. The Lions released guard Caleb Benenoch to clear a spot on the roster for ...

Detroit Red Wings sign forward Robby Fabbri to 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Robby Fabbri to a $5.9 million, two-year contract. Detroit announced Monday it retained the restricted free agent. The Red Wings acquired Fabbri early this season from the St. Louis Blues and he scored twice in his debut with the team, ...

Chicago Cubs outslug Detroit Tigers, 9-3

Tigers catcher Austin Romine, left, tags out the Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez in a rundown during the third inning in Detroit on Monday. Baez later hit a two-run homer in the fourth and a solo shot in the ninth as the Cubs won 9-3. In his second major league start, the Tigers’ Casey MIze ...