• Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Cabrera, Upton homer to lead Tigers over Twins 9-4

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Cabrera has been just what the Detroit Tigers expect in the middle of the order. Justin Upton is getting back to the player they hoped would deepen their lineup.

  • US ski team doctor opens clinic to protect athletes’ brains

    BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. ski team physician Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher has opened The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute.

  • In this Jan. 21. 2016, file photo, Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick , center, poses with his drivers from left to right, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. Keeping a dynasty seems even more challenging than creating one. Just ask Hall of Fame car owner Rick Hendrick.  The NASCAR titan has fielded 11 Sprint Cup champions over the past 21 years, won 242 Sprint Cup races and just two seasons ago had all four of his star drivers_ Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne _ in the 16-team championship chase. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss at least 2 more races

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — at Michigan and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion.

  • Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields takes photos with fans at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, as Shields returns home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Ryan Garza/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

    Flint welcomes Olympic boxing gold medalist Shields home

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Boxer Claressa Shields has been welcomed home by family, friends and hundreds of fans in Flint after winning her second Olympic gold medal.

  • Dantonio says O’Connor is Michigan State’s No. 1 QB

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has named fifth-year senior Tyler O’Connor the team’s No. 1 quarterback.

  • A Customs and Border Protection boat helps floaters during Float Down on the St. Clair River in Port Huron, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. The west winds blew most boaters toward the Canada shore and they had to be pulled back to the U.S. Thousands were expected to take part in Port Huron Float Down. (Mark R. Rummel/The Times Herald via AP)

    Canada invaded by 1,500 people on wayward play rafts

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Canadian authorities stopped an invasion: 1,500 people on inflatable rafts and boats that drifted across the border from Michigan during high winds on the St. Clair River.

  • In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Clemson players huddle before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Glendale, Ariz. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Clemson is No. 2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Pick 6 Predictions: Risers, fallers, a playoff dark horse

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  • Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton, right, celebrates with J.D. Martinez after hitting a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Upton hits pair of 3-run homers, Tigers beat Red Sox

    DETROIT (AP) — Justin Upton hit a pair of three-run homers and the struggling Detroit Tigers finished their homestand with a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

  • United States' Claressa Maria Shields displays her gold medals - from London and from Rio - for the women's middleweight 75-kg boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 gold medals

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head.

  • Detroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez rounds the bases past Boston Red Sox third baseman Aaron Hill after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Tigers fall short in 3-2 loss to Red Sox

    DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez might have hoped that giving David Ortiz a present would keep him from beating them yet again.