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USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcyUSA Gymnastics filed a Chapter 11 on Wednesday in an attempt to reach settlements in dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits
  • Olympics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Sports

Claressa Shields featured in HBO's boxing swan song

Claressa Shields featured in HBO’s boxing swan songThe two-time Olympic gold medalist defends her middleweight belts against Femke Hermans.
  • Sports
  • 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, Dallas, N.Y.-N.J. , D.C. headline XFL cities for 2020

LA, Dallas, NY-NJ , DC headline XFL cities for 2020Eight cities and venues were chosen to be the home sites when the XFL launches its inaugural season in February 2020.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Sports

Olympic ice dancers Chock, Bates plot comeback in Detroit

Olympic ice dancers Chock, Bates plot comeback in DetroitMadison Chock and Evan Bates coming back from her ankle surgery and their fall at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with new coaches and programs.
  • Sports
  • 2 weeks ago
Olympics

Olympic skaters Bates, Chock to debut at LCA

Olympic skaters Bates, Chock to debut at LCAOlympic skaters Bates, Chock to debut at LCA
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  • 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Lawmakers OK legislation that would regulate fantasy sports betting

House OKs bills to regulate fantasy sports bettingLegislation passed by the House Thursday creates a regulatory framework for fantasy sports contests in the state of Michigan.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Sports

Claressa Shields wins 10-round decision over Hannah Rankin, adds WBA title

Shields wins in decision over Rankin, adds WBA titleFlint native holds three of four women's middleweight titles with Germany's Christina Hammer clinging to the WBO belt.
  • Sports
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Sports

USPBL player's family 'have nothing' after California fire destroys town

USPBL player’s family ‘have nothing’ after California fire destroys townSeveral members of Kevin Whatley's family fought bumper-to-bumper traffic last week to escape the horrific wildfire that ravaged northern California and has left at least 29 dead.
  • Sports
  • 1 month ago
Business

New Greektown Casino operator wants to add sports betting

Greektown Casino wants sports bettingPenn National Gaming Inc. says it plans to work the state legislature to legalize sports betting.
  • Business
  • 1 month ago
Sports

Shields stokes bad blood with Rankin, interest for fight

Shields stokes bad blood with Rankin, interest for fightWhen Shields puts her WBA and IBF middleweight titles on the line at the Kansas Star Arena and Casino, challenger Hannah Rankin will want to shut her running mouth.
  • Sports
  • 4 weeks ago
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USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandalUSOC CEO Sarah Hirshland said challenges facing USA Gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming as constructed.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Sports

Floyd Mayweather says he never agreed to bout in Japan

Floyd Mayweather says he never agreed to bout in JapanFloyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was “blindsided” by promoters of the proposed New Year’s Eve event.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Sports

Michigan's Des Linden sixth in New York City Marathon

Michigan’s Des Linden sixth in New York City MarathonDes Linden of Washington Township, who won the Boston Marathon in April, finished sixth in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 51 seconds.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Accelerate wins Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs

Accelerate wins Breeders’ Cup ClassicTrainer John Sadler wins his first Breeders’ Cup since his initial starter 30 years ago.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Sports

'It makes sense': Ilitch-led TV network would deepen family’s imprint

It makes sense’: Ilitch-led TV network would deepen family’s imprintIlitch Holdings is weighing starting a new network, which would serve as a TV home for the Red Wings and Tigers, if not the Pistons.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sports

Flint's Claressa Shields seeks third title in match against Scotland's Hannah Rankin

Shields seeks third title in match vs. RankinThe reigning WBA and IBF middleweight champ faces the WBC title holder on Nov. 17 in Mulvane, Kansas.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tigers

Ilitches weigh starting own sports TV network

Ilitches weigh starting own sports TV networkThe Ilitch family is considering forming a regional television network dedicated to coverage of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings.
  • Tigers
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sports

Alaska adventure jumpstarts sports broadcasting career

Alaska adventure jumpstarts sports broadcasting careerI grew up in Detroit and remember clearly when I knew that I wanted to become a sports play-by-play broadcaster.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sports

Retractable roof for Ford Field is closed as MLS option

MLS bidders: No retractable roof for Ford FieldMaking Ford Field attractive for Major League Soccer suffered a setback last month with bidders for expansion in Detroit decided against retractable roof.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sports

Cool temps suit Detroit marathon winners Chipsiya, Kortchaguina

Cool temps suit Detroit marathon winnersChristopher Chipsiya of Kenya and Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Canada had scores to settle on Sunday
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sports

Claressa Shields will defend belts against Hannah Rankin

Claressa Shields will defend belts against Hannah RankinFor Flint boxing champion Claressa Shields, the fight will go on as planned Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, N.J.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensions

Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensionsKhabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will remain suspended at least until December because of a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their UFC match in Las Vegas.
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Detroit

41st annual Detroit Marathon

41st annual Detroit Marathon41st annual Detroit Marathon
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
High Schools

The Natural: Local two-sport prodigy T-Bone Codd makes it look easy

The Natural: Local two-sport prodigy T-Bone Codd makes it look easyDavis “T-Bone” Codd dreams of one day becoming a two-sport pro athlete – the next Bo Jackson.
  • High Schools
  • 2 months ago
Sports

A single North American women's hockey league 'inevitable'

A single North American women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’The investor-funded NWHL has provided a framework for how a pro women’s league can function, but most observers agree two leagues competing for the same talent pool and limited financial resources isn’t going to last.
  • Sports
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Michigan

Attorney: Ex-USA Gymnastics head didn’t know of indictment

Attorney: Penny didn’t know of indictmentFormer USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny was arrested while in Tennessee on a family vacation
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sports

Claressa Shields fight against Christina Hammer postponed

Claressa Shields fight against Christina Hammer postponedFlint boxing champion Claressa Shields' scheduled Nov. 17 showdown with Christina Hammer for the undisputed women’s world middleweight title is on hold due to an undisclosed medical condition that has halted Hammer's training indefinitely.
  • Sports
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Nation

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted on tampering charge

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering chargeSteve Penny allegedly tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of Larry Nassar.
  • Nation
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Sports

With video: Sights, sounds from Michigan Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

With video: Sights, sounds from Michigan Sports HOF ceremonyFormer Lions great Robert Porcher, former Bulls star B.J. Armstrong and former Michigan State running back Todd Duckett headlined the eight-person Class of 2018 on Friday night.
  • Sports
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Sports

Nurmagomedov sets off brawl after defeating McGregor

Nurmagomedov sets off brawl after defeating McGregorA few seconds after Conor McGregor tapped Khabib Nurmagomedov's arm and submitted to the champion's choke, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped at the men in McGregor's corner.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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McGregor makes long-awaited cage return at UFC 229

McGregor makes long-awaited cage return at UFC 229The last time Conor McGregor was in a UFC cage, he was merely the biggest star in the history of mixed martial arts.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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HBO to drop live boxing after 45 year of telecasts

HBO to drop live boxing after 45 year of telecastsHBO is getting out of the live boxing business after more than 1,000 fights over four decades of telecasts.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer showdown set for Atlantic City

Shields-Hammer marquee showdown set for Atlantic CityFlint boxing champion Claressa Shields will fight Christina Hammer for the undisputed women’s world middleweight title Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, N.J.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Spartans

MSHOF: T.J. Duckett on 'The Catch' against Michigan

MSHOF: T.J. Duckett on ‘The Catch,’ life after footballTodd "T.J." Duckett, a Kalamazoo native and former Michigan State and NFL star running back, met the media before his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
  • Spartans
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Lions

MSHOF: Robert Porcher on being told to stay out of Detroit

MSHOF: Robert Porcher on being told to stay out of DetroitRobert Porcher, a 12-year member of the Detroit Lions, met the media before his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
  • Lions
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Pistons

MSHOF: B.J. Armstrong on love for Detroit, Pistons' hand-shake snub

MSHOF: B.J. Armstrong on love for Detroit, Pistons’ walk-offB.J. Armstrong, a Detroit native and former Brother Rice and Chicago Bulls star player, met the media before his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
  • Pistons
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Sports

MSHOF: Sobrero-Markgraf talks World Cup, medal storage

MSHOF: Kate Sobrero-Markgraf talks World Cup, medalsSoccer star Kate Sobrero-Markgraf, a Bloomfield Hills native, met the media before her induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Sports

MSHOF: Freep's Mick McCabe on competing with The News

MSHOF: Freep’s Mick McCabe on competing with The NewsLong-time Detroit Free Press sports writer Mick McCabe met the media before his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th, keeps heavyweight titlesThe British boxer sent the Russian to the canvas with a big right midway through the deciding round.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Report: Dan Gilbert part of group that could buy Sports Illustrated

Report: Gilbert part of group that could buy SIBillionaire Dan Gilbert is part of a group that's in "final negotiations" to buy Sports Illustrated, according to a report from the New York Post.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Alvarez hands Golovkin first pro loss in narrow decision

Alvarez hands Golovkin first pro loss in narrow decisionCanelo Alvarez won the 160-pound titles held by Gennady Golovkin by the narrowest of margins, taking a majority decision to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a pro.
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  • 3 months ago
Sports

USPBL plans second stadium, maybe in West Michigan, by Opening Day 2020

USPBL plans second stadium, maybe in West MichiganAndy Appleby, owner of the four-team independent league that plays out of Utica, says he's talking with about 20 cities in seeking a second location.
  • Sports
  • 3 months ago
Detroit

Demolition begins on legendary Kronk Gym in Detroit

Demolition begins on legendary Kronk GymThe world-renowned boxing gym began undergoing demolition after it was destroyed in a large fire last year
  • Detroit
  • 3 months ago
Sports

Weekend sports on TV/radio

Weekend sports on TV/radioA complete listing of the day's sports on TV/radio.
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Michigan

Sisters file lawsuits in USA Gymnastics abuse scandal

Sisters file lawsuits in USA Gymnastics abuse scandalA former Olympic gymnast and her sister claim USA Gymnastics enabled and failed to prevent sexual abuse by Nassar
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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