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Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Jul. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House. As vice president under Barack Obama, Biden "was just a great friend of Detroit," Duggan told The Associated Press on Monday. "He visited...

Edwin Jackson agrees to minor league deal with Tigers

Jul. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released him on Friday....

Lions put Flowers, Longa on PUP list before opening camp

Jul. 22, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Trey Flowers and linebacker Steve Longa on the physically unable to perform list. In March, Flowers signed a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $90 million. He reportedly had shoulder surgery this offseason. The Lions...

Lions Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT LIONS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: July 24, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: First-year coach Matt Patricia lost seven of last 10 games, saddling franchise with double digits in losses for first time since 2012. Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson provided desperately needed production, but he and WR Marvin Jones had...

Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th

Jul. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park. Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue...

Indiana police identify body of Detroit woman found in 1999

Jul. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her "suspicious" death. The Steuben County Sheriff's Department said they followed hundreds of leads to try to identify the woman over two...

Guerrero's grand slam helps Blue Jays beat Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When rookie slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came to the plate with the bases loaded, there was an air of anticipation at Comerica Park. Toronto and Detroit are a combined 60 games under .500, but this was still a moment to remember. Guerrero hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive...

Guerrero hits 1st slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero's home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon Drury added a...

'Superstitious' Jansen shaves in dugout, hits 2-run single

Jul. 19, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Danny Jansen was hitless in his first three at-bats when he tried to change his luck — by shaving his mustache. "Got a hit right after," the Toronto catcher said. "Maybe I'm a little superstitious." Jansen's two-run single in the sixth inning was just a small part of an offensive...

'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow "squad" mates of progressive Democrats have been posting impressive...