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Detroit Lions to be tested by playoff-hungry Tennessee Titans

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has gone 12 long seasons since last winning the AFC South, and the current Titans are in no mood to be distracted with this big goal so close at hand. They could clinch at least this franchise’s third playoff berth ...

Michigan lawmakers OK bills to let college student-athletes be paid

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to bills that would clear the way for college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights — putting Michigan on the cusp of becoming at least the fourth state ...

Detroit Lions interview three internal candidates for general manager

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have interviewed three internal candidates for their general manager vacancy. The team announced on Twitter on Friday that Kyle O’Brien, Lance Newmark and Rob Lohman have interviewed for the job. O’Brien is the team’s vice president of player ...

Detroit Tigers add Jose Cruz Jr. to coaching staff

DETROIT (AP) — Former outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. is joining the Detroit Tigers’ coaching staff. The team announced Tuesday that the 46-year-old Cruz will focus on hitting instruction. He played 12 years in the majors, batting .247 with 204 home runs and a .783 OPS for Seattle, Toronto, San ...

Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach. He watched as the Detroit Lions wiped out a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, recovered a strip-sack in the closing minutes to set up the go-ahead ...

Pistons reach deal with Ball

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with LiAngelo Ball, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednes- day night because the deal had not been announced. Ball is the brother of New Orleans ...

AP source: Michigan had at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases

ANN ARBOR — Michigan canceled this weekend's game against Maryland because it had at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases within the football program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The size of the outbreak has not been disclosed by the school and the ...

No. 3 Ohio State hoping for return to field against Spartans

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer @body copy: The first step for No. 3 Ohio State is showing up. If the Buckeyes can do that, they have to like their chances of reaching another Big Ten title game. Right now the biggest question isn't whether Ohio State can win out — it's whether each of ...

Detroit Pistons sign Deividas Sirvydis, confirm deals with 3 others

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Deividas Sirvydis, who played most recently for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. The Pistons announced the move Tuesday night. They also officially confirmed their deals with Mason Plumlee, Jahlil Okafor and Josh ...

Detroit Lions make multiple roster moves

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions put cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive tackle Danny Shelton on injured reserve Wednesday. The Lions also announced they have activated tight end Hunter Bryant from IR and signed defensive tackle Kevin Strong to the active roster from the practice ...

Michigan State Spartans football team back to being ‘junkyard’ underdogs

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer One thing is still true at Michigan State under new coach Mel Tucker. The Spartans have been a dangerous underdog. Michigan State has only two victories this season, but both were against ranked teams that were favored by double digits. No matter how this ...

Detroit Lions kick off Saturday NFL schedule on Dec. 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Detroit Lions will kick off an NFL Saturday tripleheader on Saturday, Dec. 26. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit Detroit at 1 p.m. EST followed by the San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (4:30 p.m. EST) and Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (8:15 p.m. ...