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Detroit Lions add several more coaches to new staff

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have added assistant special teams coach Jett Modkins to Dan Campbell’s staff. The Lions also announced Wednesday that DeOn’tae Pannell will join the organization with its William Clay Ford minority coaching assistantship. Modkins assisted the Denver ...

Virus, compressed season put stress on state high school referees

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — High schools are anticipating a shortage of men and women who blow the whistle as basketball returns to Michigan gyms after a timeout for the coronavirus. Registration of referees is down 25% from a year ago, and the risk of COVID-19 is a “contributing factor,” said ...

Michigan Wolverines bump up to No. 3 in college men’s basketball poll

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas dropped out of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the first time in 12 years on Monday, ending the Jayhawks’ record streak of 231 consecutive weeks ranked. Gonzaga and Baylor held down the top two spots, just as they have all season. ...