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Rebecca Lessard, executive director of Wings of Wonder, shows a male barred owl to spectators prior to releasing him into the wild on Thursday, October 25, 2012 behind the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy in Suttons Bay, Mich. (Keith King/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP)

Saying goodbye: Wings of Wonder owner retires

Nov. 29, 2020 1:02 AM EST

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — Rebecca Lessard released her last rehabilitated eagle on South Fox Island about a month ago, piling into a small chartered plane with the caged raptor and her assistant. The eagle had come from the island and when it was released, soared down the runway before being joined by another...

Alabama linebackers Christopher Allen (4) and Jaylen Moody (42) stop Auburn running back Mark-Antony Richards (28) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Takeaways: In abnormal season, business as usual for Tide

Nov. 28, 2020 11:34 PM EST

Amid all the uncertainty, disruptions, consternation and anxiety of the 2020 college football season, No. 1 Alabama's excellence has been business as usual. In yet another rout, the Crimson Tide took all the drama out of Saturday's Iron Bowl: Alabama 42, No. 22 Auburn 13. Mac Jones threw five touchdown passes,...

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, left, and Notre Dame coach Mike Brey greet each other following an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 80-70. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

No. 13 Michigan State coasts to 80-70 win over Notre Dame

Nov. 28, 2020 11:03 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry withdrew from the NBA draft to work on his craft in college. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is glad he did. Henry had 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists to help the 13th-ranked Spartans beat Notre Dame 80-70 on Saturday night. “Aaron Henry...

Mitchell scores 23 to lead UIC over Central Michigan 74-72

Nov. 28, 2020 10:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — RayQuawndis Mitchell had a career-high 23 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly defeated Central Michigan 74-72 on Saturday night. Braelen Bridges had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois-Chicago (2-0). Zion Griffin added 10 points. Teyvion Kirk had eight rebounds and six assists. Caleb...

Michigan State's Jayden Reed (5), Jalen Nailor (8) and Tyler Hunt (97) celebrate Reed's touchdown reception against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan St holds off No. 11 Northwestern for a 29-20 win

Nov. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Northwestern put itself in position to play for the Big Ten title, then it hit the road. Michigan State was ready. Matt Coghlin made a tiebreaking 48-yard field goal with 3:35 left, and the Spartans handed Northwestern its first loss of the season with a 29-20 victory...

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...

Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington (3) looks for running room as Michigan linebacker Michael Barrett (23) closes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Penn State beats Michigan 27-17 for first victory

Nov. 28, 2020 5:58 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a year when everything seems so unusual and different, Penn State at Michigan felt particularly strange. No fans, no buzz — and not much to feel good about these days for either team. “We drive up to the Big House, and there's not a car on the road," Nittany Lions...

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...

Eskridge helps Western Michigan rally for 30-27 victory

Nov. 28, 2020 4:12 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — D'Wayne Eskridge ran a kickoff back for a touchdown and capped a big day with a reverse that set up the winning field goal as unbeaten Western Michigan edged Northern Illinois 30-27 on Saturday. Eskridge, whose 100-yard return gave the Broncos (4-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) a...

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.