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Little League State tourney in Norway

Norway’s 9-and 10-year-old All-Stars pose after winning the Michigan District 10 Little League championship July 16 at Brackett Field at Marion Park in Norway. The state tournament begins today at Marion Park. Norway will face Birmingham at 1:30 p.m. in their first game of pool play. Team ...

Tigers win 7th straight, finish sweep of Rangers

DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games by topping the slumping Texas Rangers 7-5 on Thursday. Zack Short and Victor Reyes also homered for the Tigers, who completed a four-game ...

Cards beat Cubs, 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kwang Hyun-Kim earned his fifth straight win on his 34th birthday and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Thursday night. Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson homered as the Cardinals improved to a game over .500 at 49-48. It’s the Cardinals first winning record ...

Red Wings trade for goaltender

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. The ...

Timberwolves sale OK’d

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been formally approved by the NBA. The Timberwolves issued a statement Wednesday confirming the transaction and welcoming ...

Title rewards Antetokounmpo’s decision to remain with Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This could have been the offseason in which Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the free-agent market and perhaps teamed up with another superstar to try winning multiple NBA titles together. Antetokounmpo instead will spend the summer celebrating a championship he won with the ...