LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler. The women and girls issued a statement Tuesday, days before the board of trustees' next meeting. They say Engler has "reinforced the culture of abuse at MSU."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Frank Martin understands why Brian Bowen felt he had no choice but to leave school and is glad he got the chance to work with the 6-foot-7 forward even if it never produced results on the court. Martin says he realized when Bowen enrolled in January he might not play because of eligibility issues with the NCAA. Martin is disappointed the NCAA says Bowen would miss all of next season because of his involvement in the federal corruption case in college basketball.
(AP) - Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. are the top forwards in this year's NBA draft. Both left college after one year but had vastly different freshmen experiences. Bagley averaged a double-double for the Blue Devils. Porter played only three college games due to a back injury. Other potential lottery picks include Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Villanova's Mikal Bridges and Kentucky's Kevin Knox.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - The renovation of a stadium that was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams in the 1930s has its first corporate sponsor. Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium announced the $20,000 contribution Friday at the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon at Comerica Park. Hamtramck Stadium is one of the few remaining ballparks used by separate Negro Leagues before Major League Baseball integrated in 1947. It was built in 1930 and was home to three Negro Leagues teams.
SAULT ST. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - The Sault St. Marie International Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 32nd Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade. International Bridge Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation officials say the June 23 event will close the span from 8:15 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Re-opening will occur after participants have been cleared by customs. Those who want to return to the U.S. after crossing the bridge will see changes this year.
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