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Michigan Sports

University of Michigan welcomes back football, basketball players this week

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan’s athletic department says football and basketball players are welcome back on campus starting this week if they choose to take part in voluntary strength and conditioning work. Michigan says its process for reopening the athletic campus includes a 14-day ...

Ex-University of Michigan gymnast details sexual assaults by doctor

DETROIT (AP) — A former gymnast at the University of Michigan said he tried to talk to his coach about being assaulted by a campus doctor during a routine physical in 1969 but was brushed off with a sneering smile that signaled “we’re changing the subject.” Ward Black, a member of the ...

Lake Huron yacht race still on in July

PORT HURON (AP) — An annual sailboat race along Lake Huron will be held next month, despite cancellations of other similar events. The Bayview Port Huron race is planned for July 11, the Times Herald or Port Huron reported. This year’s race will have one route instead of two. Participation ...

Detroit Tigers can accelerate rebuild with overall No. 1 draft pick tonight

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a ...

Central Michigan University receives NCAA waiver for cutbacks in sports

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan says it has received a waiver from the NCAA regarding the minimum Division I sports sponsorship requirements. Division I schools are not supposed to have fewer than six sports for male athletes. CMU announced last month it was dropping men’s track and ...

Illitch Detroit-based companies work to produce protective masks

DETROIT (AP) — The Ilitch companies — a group that includes the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, along with Little Caesars and other companies — has opened a facility in the Detroit area to produce protective masks. Employees from across the organization are helping with the effort, ...

Big 10 Network’s charity runs to go virtual

CHICAGO — The Big Ten Network’s Big 10K running races will be held in a virtual format this summer. Set for July 26, runners can partake in a five-kilometer or 10K run from wherever they live. Participants can run through their neighborhood, on a treadmill, through their local parks or on ...

USA Luge promotes Ironwood native

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Robert Fegg is taking over as coach of USA Luge’s national team, the organization said Wednesday. As part of those moves, Pat Anderson, 39, of Ironwood was promoted to junior national team head coach. Fegg replaces Bill Tavares, who has been the team’s head ...