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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...

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...

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...

Michigan teen who vaped received double lung transplant

Nov. 12, 2019 6:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the...

Tigers announce several staff changes in organization

Nov. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired former Los Angeles Angels bench coach Josh Paul as a quality control coach. The Tigers announced over 20 hires, promotions and staff changes Tuesday. Among the most significant are that Lance Parrish will serve as a special assistant to general manager Al Avila,...

Lions put Strong on IR, acquire Skipper via waivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Kevin Strong on injured reserve. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they were awarded tackle Dan Skipper via waivers from the Houston Texans. Skipper spent time with the Texans and New England Patriots earlier this season. He appeared...

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Snowstorm causes delay at Pittsburgh official's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 1:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit trial of an elected official from Pittsburgh is off to a slow start because of a snowstorm. Jury selection began Tuesday, but the judge ran out of candidates. The National Weather Service says more than 9 inches (22.8 centimeters) of snow fell Monday and Tuesday in southeastern...

Weather Service: Snowfall records set in Detroit, Flint

Nov. 12, 2019 11:14 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It was a snowfall for the record books in Detroit and Flint. The National Weather Service forecast office for Detroit/Pontiac says a record daily maximum snowfall of 8.5 inches (21.59 centimeters) at Detroit Metro Airport on Monday broke a record that had stood for nearly 94 years. It was...

Timberwolves beat Pistons 120-114, spoiling Griffin's return

Nov. 11, 2019 11:26 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves shot an abysmal 6 of 45 from 3-point range in a loss to Denver over the weekend. That evened out in a hurry against Detroit. Andrew Wiggins scored 33 points, and Minnesota spoiled Blake Griffin's return Monday night, beating the Pistons 120-114. The Timberwolves...