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Pistons’ Thomas has foot surgery, out for at least 6 weeks

Nov. 13, 2019 8:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons guard Khyri Thomas had surgery on his right foot and will be out at least six weeks. The Pistons said Wednesday that Thomas had the procedure on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. They say rehabilitation will begin immediately and that Thomas will be re-evaluated for...

Michigan coach Juwan Howard signs 1st recruit: Zeb Jackson

Nov. 13, 2019 7:42 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has added his first recruit to the program. Howard says shooting guard Zeb Jackson signed Wednesday to play for the Wolverines next season. The 6-foot-3 Jackson is ranked No. 62 among recruits in the nation by 247 Sports. Highly touted forward Isaiah Todd...

Michigan State’s Izzo signs 2 top-100 recruits

Nov. 13, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has signed center Mady Sissoko and point guard AJ Hoggard. Izzo said Wednesday he may add another player or two to the recruiting class to help the team next season. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Sissoko is from Mali. Sissoko averaged more than 12 points...

Injured Lions QB Matthew Stafford may miss another start

Nov. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start. Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and back injuries stopped his streak of 139 consecutive starts counting the playoffs. Stafford watched as quarterbacks Jeff...

Michigan car insurance fee falling to $100 a vehicle in July

Nov. 13, 2019 6:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who want unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries will pay $100 per vehicle starting in July, which will be 55% less than the record-high $220 annual fee they currently pay. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, a state-created nonprofit entity that...

Michigan opens door to recreational pot sales in December

Nov. 13, 2019 6:22 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is opening the door to the sale of marijuana for recreational use starting in December, which is earlier than expected. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued an advisory bulletin Wednesday. It says businesses that are licensed to grow, process or sell marijuana...

Michigan Senate changes, OKs bill to lift deer-baiting ban

Nov. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s ban on using bait to hunt deer would end for at least two years under legislation that advanced further in the Legislature on Wednesday, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer remains opposed to signing it. The Republican-led Senate voted 21-14, mostly on party lines, after...

Grand Rapids to pay $190K to Latino US citizen held by ICE

Nov. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids will pay a $190,000 settlement to a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by federal immigration officials. The City Commission unanimously approved the payment to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez on Tuesday to resolve a Michigan Department of Civil Rights...

College Football Picks: Auburn at center of all down stretch

Nov. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do their coach may or may...

Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal investigation

Nov. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union will tighten financial controls, ban contributions from employers and vendors to charities run by its officers, and hire an ethics officer in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday...