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Michigan Sports

Michigan dam had repeated safety violations before flooding

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A hydroelectric dam that failed to hold back floodwaters this week in Michigan was the target of lengthy investigations by federal regulators, who revoked the facility’s license over safety violations two years before the flooding that forced 10,000 people to ...

Wolverines’ game at London now in 2022

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The Kentucky-Michigan college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the three-game series has been restructured. The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of ...

Suit dismissed vs. ex-MSU coach Dantonio

EAST LANSING (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against former Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and other officials who were accused of retaliating against a staff member when the school was dealing with sexual assault allegations against players. U.S. District Judge ...

Ex-CMU, NBA player Majerle sues Grand Canyon over contract

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer PHOENIX — Former men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract after being fired by Grand Canyon earlier this year. In the lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Monday, Majerle seeks the full amount of a contract that ran ...

Michigan LGPA tournament for mid-July now canceled

MIDLAND (AP) — The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan ...

Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown had thumb surgery in April

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons guard Bruce Brown had thumb surgery last month and is ready to play if the NBA season resumes. Brown said during a video conference Friday that a ligament was placed back onto his thumb bone. “If the season was to start, I’d be back,” he said. “I think my ...

Tech support staffers star in NFL’s offseason

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Like a principal walking through a hushed hallway on the first day of school, Cheryl Nygaard felt the emotional surge of relief and pride last week as the Minnesota Vikings director of information technology peeked in on the video ...

Detroit Red Wings could benefit from ‘midseason’ NHL draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer The NFL’s successful virtual draft and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of hockey this season have raised the possibility of an NHL draft held before the Stanley Cup Final. After postponing its draft scheduled for June 26-27 in light of the ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame partners with Project Isaiah food relief program

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — When David Baker heard about Project Isaiah and its goal of feeding families in need during the coronavirus pandemic, there was no question what the Pro Football Hall of Fame would do. “Once we learned the details behind Project Isaiah, it was an easy decision to say ...

Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball guard Cole Bajema in transfer portal

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan guard Cole Bajema has entered the transfer portal. The school announced Bajema’s decision Tuesday night. He played in 10 games this past season as a freshman. The 6-foot-7 Bajema averaged 2.6 points per game. He has three years of eligibility remaining. Two other ...

Kansas City Chiefs sign ex-Michigan Wolverine quarterback Shea Patterson

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from ...

NCAA sued over violence against women students by male college athletes

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities. Plaintiffs in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan, ...

LPGA plans restart at Michigan team event

(AP) — The LPGA Tour bought itself an extra month to make sure it’s safe to resume playing, releasing a new schedule that could end with two of its biggest events and finish five days before Christmas. The LPGA hopes to restart on July 15-18 at a team event in Michigan and play every ...