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Court overturns order to have GM, Fiat Chrysler chiefs meet

Jul. 6, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court on Monday said the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler don't have to meet to settle a lawsuit between the two automakers. The court overturned an extraordinary decision by a federal judge in Detroit who had ordered GM's Mary Barra and FCA's Mike Manley to get together...

Detroit Tigers' Spencer Torkelson hits in the batting cage as Tigers general manager Al Avila, left, watches during baseball training camp at Comerica Park Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Spencer Torkelson has shown Tigers why they took him No. 1

Jul. 6, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson has quickly showed the Detroit Tigers why they drafted him No. 1 overall this year and gave him a $8-plus million signing bonus to get in uniform for training camp. Torkelson put his power on full display during his first batting practice. “His first couple of...

Bryson DeChambeau drives on the second tee during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

Jul. 5, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed his game to put a premium on power. The plan is working. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday...

Matthew Wolff watches his drives on the second tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Jul. 4, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential. An ice cream truck outside the Detroit Golf Club seemed to help. Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a...

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones flips a baseball during baseball training camp at Comerica Park, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Competitive environment crucial for young Tigers

Jul. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it's possible to make this training camp a little more ... interesting. “Maybe we’ll have little fun bets and little wagers on it and just make it a little more fun, and a little more competition," said Jones,...

Chris Kirk drives on the 15th tee during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Jul. 3, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards. Chris Kirk was not. A year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to address alcohol abuse and...

Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer pitches from the mound during baseball training camp at Comerica Park, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Fulmer back on mound during Tigers' 1st workout at Comerica

Jul. 3, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Baseball's return to Comerica Park meant Michael Fulmer was back on the mound in Detroit. It had certainly been a while for the right-hander, who had Tommy John surgery and missed the whole 2019 season. “The closer I got to being officially done with rehab, the more and more and more...

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard speaks at a news conference, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Pontiac, Mich., to confirm one felonious assault charge each has been filed against Eric and Jillian Wuestenberg, both of Independence Township, after a confrontation that resulted in pointing hand guns at Takelia Hill and her children after exiting a restaurant in Orion Township, a day earlier. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

White Mich. couple charged after gun pulled on Black family

Jul. 3, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

A white couple face criminal charges after one of them was captured on video pulling a handgun on a Black woman and her daughters in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan. Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were arrested after Wednesday night's confrontation and charged Thursday with felonious...

Golfers hit onto the 18th green during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. Flags and markers block off an area where fans would normally be standing. The PGA Tour is hosting its fourth tournament since the world's best golfers resumed competing sans fans. (AP Photo/Larry Lage)

VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse

Jul. 3, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Birds. Generators. Golf carts. At the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday, those were the sounds I heard when the eerie silence was broken. The PGA Tour is putting the world's best golfers on courses for the fourth time since it shut down March 12 as the pandemic...

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard speaks at a news conference, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Pontiac, Mich., to confirm one felonious assault charge each has been filed against Eric and Jillian Wuestenberg, both of Independence Township, after a confrontation that resulted in pointing hand guns at Takelia Hill and her children after exiting a restaurant in Orion Township, a day earlier. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family

Jul. 3, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday. Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Thursday with felonious assault, Oakland County...