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Detroit Lions bringing veteran long snapper Don Muhlbach back

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Long snapper Don Muhlbach appears set for a 17th season with the Detroit Lions after making it through Saturday’s roster cuts. The Lions cut long snapper Steve Wirtel, paving the way for Muhlbach to keep his job. Muhlbach is second on Detroit’s career list with 244 ...

Detroit Lions sign veteran running back Adrian Peterson

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions announced the signing of Adrian Peterson on Monday. The 35-year-old running back comes to Detroit after being released by Washington. He has rushed for 14,216 yards in 13 seasons, mostly with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson is 1,053 yards behind Lions ...

Minnesota Twins sweep twinbill from Detroit Tigers, 2-0, then 3-2 in 8 innings

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Marwin Gonzalez singled home Willians Astudillo in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 and sweep Friday’s doubleheader. Astudillo started on second base with the eighth inning considered an extra ...

Ex-Detroit Lion, All-Pro punter Greg Montgomery dies at 55

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Greg Montgomery, the All-Pro punter who spent nine years in the NFL with Houston, Detroit and Baltimore, has died. He was 55. Montgomery died Aug. 23, according to an obituary posted by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids. He was an All-Pro in 1993 for ...

Detroit Lions’, Chicago Bears’ coaches among several on NFL hot seats

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK — The heat is on — and the games haven’t even kicked off yet. That’s life in the NFL for some coaches who enter the regular season knowing they need to guide their squads through what will be a most unusual regular season, and at ...

NFL stunner: Jags waive Fournette after failing to trade him

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL ...

Kentucky Derby, Louisville prepare for weekend without fans

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The fastest two minutes in sports will also be the quietest in Kentucky Derby history. Churchill Downs scraped plans earlier this month for 23,000 physically distanced, masked fans to attend Saturday's rescheduled Tripled Crown race ...