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Brewers sign OF Bradley

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to the parameters of a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the ...

Holiday hits baseline jumper to lift Bucks past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jrue Holiday hit a baseline jumper with two seconds remaining and the Milwaukee Bucks escaped with a 112-111 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night in the final game for both teams before the All-Star break. Rookie Desmond Bane had a final chance for the ...

Ellington, backups help Pistons beat depleted Raptors, 129-105

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 25 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the virus-depleted Toronto Raptors 129-105 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Ellington was 8 of 11 from 3-point range and the Pistons were 20 for 41 overall from long range. Detroit’s ...

Michigan State clips Hoosiers, 64-58

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry had 18 of his 22 points in the second half, leading Michigan State to a 64-58 win over Indiana on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams on the bubble to play in the NCAA Tournament. The pressure is on,” Henry said. The Spartans (14-10, 8-10 Big Ten) ...

Illinois hands No. 2 Michigan its 2nd loss, despite no Dosunmu

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Andre Curbelo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half, and No. 4 Illinois dismantled No. 2 Michigan with a smothering defensive performance, routing the Wolverines 76-53 on Tuesday night. Playing again without injured star Ayo Dosunmu, the Illini (19-6, 15-4) ...

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — After years of seeing a handful of drivers — the same guys, really — dominate NASCAR’s top level nearly every week, the Cup Series is experiencing a little parity to start the season. It’s a welcome sight for some. Others hope it’s a fleeting ...

Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them. John Geddert ...

Wisconsin lawmaker introduces bill to require national anthem

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding, from Green Bay Packers games at Lambeau Field to beer league softball games at local parks, under a bill that a Republican lawmaker introduced ...

Spartans beef up resume, knock off No. 4 Buckeyes

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry had 18 points to help Michigan State improve its chances of making the NCAA Tournament with a 71-67 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Thursday night, two days after coach Tom Izzo’s team beat No. 5 Illinois by nine points. The Spartans (13-9, 7-9 Big Ten) ...

Wolverines rout Iowa, 79-57

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson showed early on that he could guard Luka Garza without help. Then, when Dickinson left the game for a bit with three fouls, his teammates took control. Dickinson gave Garza fits around the basket, and Franz Wagner scored 21 points to lead No. 3 ...

Woods faces long recovery

The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brings that closer. Golf wasn't ready Wednesday to contemplate the future of its biggest star ...

Michigan State stuns No. 5 Illinois

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry scored 20 points and Joshua Langford had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead Michigan State to an 81-72 win over No. 5 Illinois on Tuesday night. The Spartans (12-9, 6-9 Big Ten) earned a desperately needed quality win to bolster their ...

Tiger Woods was ‘very fortunate’ to survive — deputy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side near a steep road in suburban Los Angeles known for wrecks, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent ...

Bell snags first Cup victory in another Gibbs win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell chased down Joey Logano on the winding Daytona road course Sunday for his first career Cup victory and a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs. Bell won in his second race driving for Joe Gibbs Racing to give the team a pair of surprising victories ...

Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn’t sure he could continue to compete. Entering ...

Dickinson’s 22 lifts No. 3 Michigan over No. 4 Ohio St, 92-87

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a virtually empty Value City Arena, the matchup between No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State in February looked more like an intense NCAA Tournament game in March: good shooting, timely 3-pointers, fierce play under the rim, few mistakes and some late drama. After ...

Bucks snap 5-game losing skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted to see how his Milwaukee Bucks would respond to adversity after losing five straight games. The Bucks passed that test convincingly. Now they just need to handle prosperity a little better. Antetokounmpo had 29 points, a season-high 19 ...

Red Wings hold off Panthers 2-1 after Brome’s 1st NHL goal

DETROIT (AP) — Mathias Brome scored his first NHL goal late in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Patrik Nemeth also scored his first goal of the season for the Red Wings, who won for only the second time in seven ...

QB Milton leaving U of M

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan quarterback Joe Milton has entered the transfer portal, depleting coach Jim Harbaugh’s depth at the position. Milton made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. He wrote that he will have three years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. He won ...

Jake Arrieta back with Cubs, finalizes $6M, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta won a Cy Young Award, threw two no-hitters and helped end a championship drought in his first go-around with the Chicago Cubs. If his second tenure goes anything like that, they sure would take it. Arrieta returned to the Chicago Cubs, finalizing a $6 million, ...