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Pistons sign Sirvydis, make deals with 3 others official

Dec. 1, 2020 10:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Deividas Sirvydis, who played most recently for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. The Pistons announced the move Tuesday night. They also officially confirmed their deals with Mason Plumlee, Jahlil Okafor and Josh Jackson. The 6-foot-8...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend, a federal program to help cities combat violent crime in St. Louis. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday, Dec. 1, that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

Dec. 1, 2020 6:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. Barr's comments, in an interview with...

Detroit police fatally shoot gunman suspected in slaying

Dec. 1, 2020 11:25 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Police killed a gunman during a shootout early Tuesday who was suspected of fatally shooting a woman over a child-custody issue and firing shots at a Detroit police station, authorities said. Members of the department’s Special Response Team approached the 28-year-old man about 7 a.m....

Funeral home settles lawsuit that led to major LGBT ruling

Nov. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. Aimee Stephens, 59, died weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court in June said she was covered by...

Bob Miller, "Whiz Kid" Phillie, Titans' coach, dies at 94

Nov. 28, 2020 6:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Bob Miller, a right-hander for the Philadelphia Phillies’ 1950 “Whiz Kids” National League pennant winner who went on to coach alma mater Detroit Mercy for 36 years, died Saturday. He was 94. Miller's family told Detroit Mercy the funeral will be limited to family, with...

Detroit Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp, left, reacts after an incomplete pass by the Lions in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Houston Texans at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Mike Mulholland/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

Nov. 28, 2020 5:22 PM EST

Matt Patricia opened his final postgame news conference with the Detroit Lions by thanking his wife and children for their support. Patricia probably knew what was coming. His boss, general manager Bob Quinn, might not have expected the same fate. The Lions fired Patricia and Quinn, who hired the coach to replace...

The Detroit Lions have fired coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.

Nov. 28, 2020 2:48 PM EST
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have fired coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Deshaun Watson's 4 TDs lift Texans to 41-25 win over Lions

Nov. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Deshaun Watson dropped back in a protected pocket at midfield and perfectly lofted one of his four touchdown passes, connecting with Will Fuller in stride just before he reached the end zone. Houston's star quarterback made it look easy, and the Detroit Lions did their part to not put up...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia adjusts his face mask during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Early turnovers just the start of dismal loss for Lions

Nov. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The latest debacle for the Detroit Lions began early in their Thanksgiving matchup with Houston, when they turned the ball over three times in a span of eight offensive plays. Of course, that was hardly the full extent of Detroit's problems during another dismal home loss. The Lions were...