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Many questions as NFL training camps open

From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. At least in 2021 there is the knowledge — and lessons learned — from completing last season during a ...

Tigers win 7th straight, finish sweep of Rangers

DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games by topping the slumping Texas Rangers 7-5 on Thursday. Zack Short and Victor Reyes also homered for the Tigers, who completed a four-game ...

Cards beat Cubs, 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kwang Hyun-Kim earned his fifth straight win on his 34th birthday and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Thursday night. Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson homered as the Cardinals improved to a game over .500 at 49-48. It’s the Cardinals first winning record ...

Red Wings trade for goaltender

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. The ...

Timberwolves sale OK’d

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been formally approved by the NBA. The Timberwolves issued a statement Wednesday confirming the transaction and welcoming ...

Grossman homers, Tigers top punchless Rangers for 5 in row

DETROIT (AP) — Robbie Grossman and Eric Haase homered as the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to five games with a rain-delayed 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The Rangers have lost seven straight and been outscored 43-3 in five games since the All-Star break. ...