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Motown founder Berry Gordy brings musical home

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, right, listens as Chase Harris, 9, sings at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The makers of "Motown the Musical" held an open casting call for the ongoing Broadway show and national tour. The hit show about Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his “Motown the Musical” production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.

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Spartans soar amid Michigan’s seasons-long slump

The defaced brass letter M is shown Wednesday morning Oct. 22, 2014 on the main pedestrian walkway at the University of Michigan Central Campus in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Such graffiti has traditionally been part of the week leading up to the game between Michigan and Michigan State football game. (AP Photo/The Michigan Daily, Alejandro Zúñiga)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Brady Hoke’s arrival at Michigan was supposed to signal a return to the program’s roots of power football and physicality.

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Block ‘M’ painted green on Michigan campus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The block “M” on the Diag at the University of Michigan has been painted green ahead of the school’s football game against Michigan State.

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Spartans downplay being heavy favorites in rivalry

Michigan State  head coach Mark Dantonio watches his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Michigan State won the game 56-17. (AP Photo/Sam Riche)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The question would have seemed ludicrous seven years ago when Mark Dantonio was in his first season as Michigan State’s coach.

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Central Michigan star back Rawls to be sentenced

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — One of college football’s top running backs faces sentencing in a Michigan theft case.

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