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Doyle Out As Iowa’s Strength Coach

  Chris Doyle is out as Iowa’s football strength and conditioning coach. He and the university have agreed to a separation agreement paying him more than $1.1 million. Doyle was accused by former players of mistreating African

No Progress In Baseball Talks

  Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are futile and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport’s

Iowa Football Players Speak

  Coach Kirk Ferentz and three of his players say the Iowa football team took a big step toward improving its lines of communication in the week since the program was hit with allegations of systemic racism.

NCAA Suggests Day Off For Election Day

  The NCAA is encouraging its 1,100 member schools to give athletes the day off from their sports on election day Nov. 3. In response to nationwide protests of police brutality, Georgia Tech announced earlier this week

MLB Offers New Proposal To Players

  Details of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press reveal Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule starting July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season.

Wednesday Morning Sports Update

  The Major League Baseball Players Association has countered the owners’ latest proposal in hopes of starting the season. In the union’s new proposal, they remain adamant they receive full prorated salaries while offering to cut the

Bears End Offseason Early

  The Chicago Bears are ending their offseason program early. Coach Matt Nagy said nine weeks are enough and he wants his players to focus on training without having to worry about video conferences four days a

Tuesday Morning Sports Update

  Major League Baseball teams have proposed a 76-game regular season with up to 16 playoff clubs in a coronavirus-delayed year. People familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press about the plan Monday on condition of

Major League Baseball Tries Again

  Major League Baseball made another attempt to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about

Friday Morning Sports Report

  Michigan State says a student-athlete’s father died of COVID-19 and the athlete tested positive but remained asymptomatic. Athletic director Bill Beekman was part of a video conference with reporters Thursday to discuss the school’s plans to

Thursday Morning Sports Update

  Drew Brees is taking sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes after the Saints’ quarterback reiterated his opposition to kneeling during the National Anthem. Asked by Yahoo to revisit former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 kneeling protest

MHSAA Summer Guidelines

  With Governor Whitmer’s ending of the Safer-at-Home order effective on June 1, Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools may begin summer activities at school facilities as long as these two conditions are BOTH met: 1.

Ilitch Helping COVID-19 Efforts

  The Ilitch companies — a group that includes the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, along with Little Caesars and other companies — has opened a facility in the Detroit area to produce protective masks. Employees

Friday Morning Sports Update

  Notre Dame and Kentucky will play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s winningest programs. Kentucky hosts Notre Dame on Dec. 12 in the first regular-season meeting between the schools since

Red Wings’ Blashill Gets Vote Of Confidence

  Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is keeping Coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season. Yzerman told reporters his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed. Blashill has a losing