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Nadal, Sharapova advance in straight sets at Australian Open

Nadal, Sharapova advance at Australian OpenThe No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open.
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Finland beats U.S. to win world juniors

Finland beats U.S. to win world juniorsKaapo Kakko beat goalie Cayden Primeau on a backhander off a rebound with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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United States tops Russia to reach world junior final

U.S. tops Russia to reach world junior finalOliver Wahlstrom and Alexander Chmelevski scored, Cayden Primeau made 35 saves and the United States advanced to the world junior hockey final with a 2-1 victory over Russia on Friday.
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Wrestling stars interviewer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies at age 76

Wrestling stars interviewer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies“Mean Gene” Okerlund, who interviewed pro wrestling superstars and became a ring fixture in his own right, has died.
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Lake St. Clair is great for battles with monster muskies

Lake St. Clair is great for battles with monster muskiesWith the east sky a mass of red and orange streaks, trimmed in gray clouds that shot upward, like geysers, there was promise Lake St. Clair would deliver its usual satchel of good fishing.
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When catch-and-release became Lake St. Clair's ethic, muskies multiplied

Lake St. Clair’s ethic made muskies multiplyForty years ago, muskies too often were taken home. Now, 99 percent return to Lake St. Clair's water, and a trophy fishing species thrives.
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Pat Rode lived the spirit of Michigan’s Camp Hayo-Went-Ha

Pat Rode lived the spirit of Michigan’s Camp Hayo-Went-HaPat Rode based camp on his belief that we can’t get through life alone, but there are plenty of people willing to help.
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'Resilient' U.S. rallies past Slovakia in world junior opener

Resilient’ U.S. rallies past Slovakia in world junior openerMikey Anderson and Evan Barratt scored early in the third period and the United States rallied to beat Slovakia, 2-1, to open the World Junior Championship.
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Gifting game: What our sporting figures would want under the tree this year

Gifts our sporting heroes would cherishSkip the slippers, neck ties and gift cards. Our sports personalities could use some special attention.
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Detroit native Tony Harrison wins WBC title in upset

Detroit native Tony Harrison wins WBC title in upsetTony Harrison withstood a late surge by Jermell Charlo to take the WBC super welterweight title in a unanimous decision that drew heavy boos from the crowd.
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USPBL's Chris Dula, owner of 102-mph fastball, signs with Brewers

USPBL’s Chris Dula, owner of 102-mph fastball, signs with BrewersA resident of Ferrum, Va., he came to the USPBL after a stint in the Texas Rangers organization, which drafted him in the 25th round in 2013.
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Spartans

USA Hockey develops players by facing Michigan State

USA Hockey develops players by facing Michigan StateHockey managers and coaches talk about players "taking the next step." USA Hockey forces the issue, a bit, with development players facing colleges.
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Shields, Braekhus win decisions on HBO’s last boxing show

Shields, Braekhus win decisions on HBO’s last boxing showTwo-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint defended her middleweight titles with a dominant unanimous decision over Belgium’s Femke Hermans on Saturday night.
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Detroit didn't make strong push for XFL franchise

Detroit didn’t make strong push for XFL franchiseVince McMahon's reincarnation of the XFL hinted at possibly putting a team in Detroit. But that apparently never was a serious consideration..
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Olympics

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
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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Tuesday sports on TV/radio

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

Former USA Gymnastics official joins UM's women's gymnastics staff

Ex-USA Gymnastics official joins UM staffRhonda Faehn, a senior USA Gymnastics official who left during the Larry Nassar scandal, has been hired as a consultant for the women's gymnastics team
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Nation

Olympian slams ref who told teen wrestler to cut dreadlocks

Olympian slams ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocksJordan Burroughs, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, posted on social media about the incident
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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
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Nation

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 daysBono stepped after a social media post criticizing Nike
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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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