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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann likely out for season

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm, meaning he won’t be available for much of this year, if at all. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end ...

Isaiah Livers to return to Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s Isaiah Livers is returning for his senior season. Livers announced Friday he was removing his name from NBA draft consideration and said he was excited to come back to Ann Arbor. “While it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA ...

Faces in the crowd: Cutouts provide virtual MLB audience

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Gabby Adamo loved the Chicago White Sox so much it influenced how she dressed and even how she drank her favorite beverages. "She didn't despise Cubs fans, but she despised anything to do with red and blue," said her father, Vince Adamo of Frankfort, ...

Washington owner Snyder vows culture change amid allegations

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder said Friday he's committed to improving the culture inside the team after allegations of sexual harassment, while the league will wait for a law firm's review before taking action. The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 ...

Pennsylvania sports teams ask to allow fans in the stands

By MARC LEVY and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania approached 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, several professional, semi-professional, amateur and college sports teams have submitted plans to the state Department of Health to have ...

Mayor: NYC poised to open zoos, play ball under reopen plan

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on track to take the next step in reopening next week, allowing movie and TV crews to film, zoos to welcome reduced crowds, and professional sports teams play to empty seats, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. But malls, museums and restaurant dining rooms ...

Big finish for Woods with hopes of making cut at Memorial

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Five months without competition, Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial, and the 7-foot par putt on his final hole at the Memorial might have been just enough. The goal on this day was simply to avoid ...

Michigan State University cuts salaries of top-paid coaches

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced Thursday. The move will cost Hall of Fame basketball ...

Central Michigan University in search of athletic director

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan is searching for an athletic director to replace Michael Alford, who is leaving to be a lead fundraiser for Florida State athletics. The departure was announced Wednesday, less than a week after the Big Ten decided it would play only conference games in ...