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Michigan Sports

Judge rejects University of Michigan’s broad outreach in doctor abuse case

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A judge said Tuesday that she would order the University of Michigan to stop reaching out to alumni as part of its investigation of a doctor who is accused of molesting athletes and students for decades before his death in 2008. U.S. District Judge ...

Detroit Pistons hire Oklahoma City Thunder executive as general manager

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons hired former Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver as their new general manager Thursday. The 52-year-old Weaver spent the past 12 seasons with the Thunder, including three-plus years as vice president of basketball ...

NFL coaches, general managers strive for more balance in work, life

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer First in, last out. NFL general managers and coaches, and those who assist them, work within a highly competitive culture. Putting in extremely long hours is simply understood as part of the job. They show up early in the morning and often leave late at night ...

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 ...