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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed Sunday with two herniated disks in his back. Cabrera left Saturday's 10-4 loss to Minnesota due to tightness in his lower back.

DETROIT (AP) - Jorge Polanco and Eduardo Escobar homered, and Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that moved the Twins closer to securing a wild-card playoff berth. The Twins outscored the Tigers 39-12 in the sweep. Detroit has lost seven straight and 14 of 16.

DETROIT (AP) - Several Detroit Lions players kneeled during the national anthem and linked arms with standing players, the coach and team owner - part of a unified protest against comments made by President Donald Trump. The team's actions came Sunday before the game against the Atlanta Falcons, which also had some players kneeling and team members locking arms. Many teams reacted similarly to Trump, who criticized players protesting during the anthem. He suggested that Friday NFL owners should fire players who kneel. Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford was among numerous owners to issue statements supporting the players' right to protest. Some fans booed at Ford Field during the actions.

DETROIT (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons escaped Detroit, holding on for a win thanks in part to an NFL rule that went in their favor. Matthew Stafford's pass to Golden Tate was ruled to be just short of the end zone in the final seconds after a review, allowing Atlanta to beat the Lions 30-26 on Sunday.

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard crouched in net and gazed up at the largest videoboard in the NHL. Howard says he caught himself looking at the huge TV looming over the ice and had to remind himself there was a game to play. Little Caesars Arena made its debut as a sports venue as the Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 5-1. The Pistons, who are moving downtown from The Palace of Auburn Hills in the suburbs, will take the court in the same space October 4th against Charlotte.

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