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Ohtani hits 22nd homer of season, Angels beat Tigers 8-3

Jun. 20, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's amazing first three months of the season shows no signs of slowing down. The Japanese slugger homered for the fourth time in five games and matched his high for homers in a season as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers...

Battle Creek bicycle riders reflect on tragedy before ride

Jun. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

BATTLE, Creek, Mich. (AP) — In one of the first group cycling rides in more than a year, about 50 people were reminded of a bicycling tragedy five years ago. “Be careful and have a lot of fun and think about the people who are not here with us,” Mike Wood said...

Newgarden earns pole for IndyCar race at Road America

Jun. 19, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Josef Newgarden insists this season hasn’t been overly frustrating for Team Penske even without a victory to show for it yet. Perhaps this is the week Newgarden or another Team Penske driver finally breaks through. This is the longest Team...

Nelly Korda shoots 62, takes 3-shot lead in Michigan

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nelly Korda shot a career-best 10-under 62 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over Leona Maguire into the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic. “Everything was falling and I was just on a roll,” Korda said. “You don’t take these...

Ex-Catholic school teacher pleads guilty in sex abuse cases

Jun. 19, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children during his tenure at a southern Michigan school in the 1970s. Joseph Comperchio, 66, pleaded guilty Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court to three counts of...

Michigan House approves bills to broaden organ donation

Jun. 19, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People with a disability or a positive HIV test could not be discriminated against during the organ transplant process under legislation the Michigan House passed this past week. Though the federal Americans with Disabilities Act bans...

Man who had to remove prosthetic leg in jail loses lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A man who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to remove his prosthetic leg in jail has lost a lawsuit against an Upper Peninsula county. Ralph Keller's meals were delivered to him, and he was allowed to use a wheelchair...

Ohtani goes into HR Derby mode as Angels rout Tigers

Jun. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani celebrated his appointment to next month's All-Star Home Run Derby in fitting style, connecting twice during the Los Angeles Angels' 11-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Ohtani clubbed his 20th and 21st homers of the...

Irish rookie Leona Maguire leads Meijer LPGA Classic

Jun. 18, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Leona Maguire shot a 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic, the second straight week the Irish rookie has topped a leaderboard. The 26-year-old former Duke player is trying to become the first Irish winner...

Snyder-era officials charged in Flint lose court challenge

Jun. 18, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A group of people indicted in the Flint water scandal has no right to challenge the evidence in District Court, a judge said. The decision is a defeat for five people who were charged with felonies through indictments, which are rarely used in...