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Funeral home settles lawsuit that led to major LGBT ruling

Nov. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. Aimee Stephens, 59, died weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court in June said she was covered by...

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...

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...

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.
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Deshaun Watson's 4 TDs lift Texans to 41-25 win over Lions

Nov. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Deshaun Watson dropped back in a protected pocket at midfield and perfectly lofted one of his four touchdown passes, connecting with Will Fuller in stride just before he reached the end zone. Houston's star quarterback made it look easy, and the Detroit Lions did their part to not put up...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia adjusts his face mask during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Early turnovers just the start of dismal loss for Lions

Nov. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The latest debacle for the Detroit Lions began early in their Thanksgiving matchup with Houston, when they turned the ball over three times in a span of eight offensive plays. Of course, that was hardly the full extent of Detroit's problems during another dismal home loss. The Lions were...

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) running with the ball during an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Detroit. The Lions defeated the Washington Football team 30-27. (Detroit Lions via AP).

Lions RB Swift inactive with concussion against Texans

Nov. 26, 2020 11:38 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift is inactive against the Houston Texans. The rookie, who had been listed as questionable, is out for a second straight game with a concussion. The Lions will miss Swift on Thursday, along with previously ruled out receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny...

Golladay, Amendola out again for Lions; Swift questionable

Nov. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Lions receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola have been ruled out for Thursday's game against Houston. Golladay and Amendola missed last weekend's loss at Carolina with hip injuries. Running back D'Andre Swift also missed that game because of a concussion. He's questionable for Thursday....

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Lions and Texans meet with coaches whose jobs are not secure

Nov. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions decided to give Matt Patricia another chance to coach this year and have chosen to stick with him during a shaky season. So far. Patricia may be running out of time, going into Detroit's annual home game on Thanksgiving against the Houston Texans. The Lions (4-6) were shut...