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Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr., right, shoots over Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Jackson, Morant lift Grizzlies past Pistons 125-112

Jan. 24, 2020 10:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s big first half helped the Memphis Grizzlies return to their high-scoring ways. Jackson scored 24 of his 29 points in the first two quarters, and he sank a big 3-pointer in the fourth to lift the Grizzlies to a 125-112 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Memphis...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on...

This undated photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Jamal Bennett. The Michigan Supreme Court has thrown out Bennet's murder conviction, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a

Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

Jan. 24, 2020 6:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a “ruthless and menacing threat to the community.” Jamal Bennett is serving a 32-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting...

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

Jan. 24, 2020 6:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. “Everyone admired Jay’s faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer,” the team said in a statement Friday. “His vocal passion for the Tigers and sports...

A view of the remains of the home that is being demolished in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Drive in Ganges, Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The property owners decided to demolish the house with the collapsing dune growing closer to the edge of the home. The home has been in the Curtis family since the 1930s. (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)

Family destroys Lake Michigan home before nature gets it

Jan. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owners of a home along Lake Michigan decided to demolish it before nature did the job in western Michigan. Relentless waves and high water have scoured the lakeshore, destroying or threatening properties that have been in families for generations. Helen Curtis-Foster and...

Man arrested after sexual assaults near Michigan State

Jan. 24, 2020 3:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man was arrested Friday in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of three women in an apartment complex near Michigan State University. East Lansing police officials said the man, whom they did not identify, was jailed awaiting formal charges. He was described by...

Michigan couple dies in burning house trying to save dogs

Jan. 24, 2020 3:26 PM EST

KALKASKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A couple has died trying to save their two dogs from their house in northern Michigan that was engulfed in flames, authorities said. Kalkaska County sheriff's officials said the fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Kalkaska Township home of Brian and Sheryl Curry....

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love (10) runs for yardage after avoiding the tackle by New Mexico defensive lineman Joey Noble (98) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Oregon's Herbert, Utah State's Love head Senior Bowl QBs

Jan. 24, 2020 2:35 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts and Shea Patterson started for two Power 5 programs, Justin Herbert passed for 10,000-plus yards for another and Jordan Love became a highly rated prospect without playing for one. The Senior Bowl quarterbacks followed different paths to potential NFL careers, but they...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a lawsuit against 17 PFAS manufacturers at the Attorney General's office in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Michigan sued 3M, DuPont and other companies for financial damages from contamination caused by potentially harmful “forever

Dems pick Whitmer, Escobar for Trump State of Union response

Jan. 24, 2020 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood speaks with guard Alan Griffin (0) after being called for a foul during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Griffin was ejected for the foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 21 Illinois in first-place tie, faces Michigan next

Jan. 24, 2020 2:53 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 21 Illinois at Michigan, Saturday. The Illini (14-5, 6-2) are tied for first place in the league after No. 11 Michigan State's loss at Indiana on Thursday night. That's a big deal for Illinois, which hasn't finished above .500 in conference...