Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - Rookie Shane Bieber struck out nine in a career-high seven innings, Yonder Alonso hit a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 10-0 for their fifth straight victory. Edwin Encarnacion also connected for Cleveland, which leads second-place Detroit by six games in the AL Central. Encarnacion finished with three RBIs, and Francisco Lindor added a solo shot.
DETROIT (AP) - Claressa Shields recovered from a first-round knockdown to unanimously outpoint Hanna Gabriels. Gabriels appeared to catch Shields with a right uppercut around the midway point of the first round, sending the two-time Olympic champion to the canvas, but with a partisan crowd at Masonic Temple cheering her on, Shields recovered quickly and remained undefeated.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University will sell bonds to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar. Trustees approved the plan Friday after rejecting calls to fire interim President John Engler for unflattering emails that disparaged victims and their lawyers. Engler apologized Thursday for suggesting Rachael Denhollander was getting a kickback from her attorney for her steady criticism of the school.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have hired Dan Bylsma as an assistant coach. The 47-year-old Bylsma worked as an assistant alongside Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill at this year's world championship in Denmark. He helped the United States to a bronze medal. Bylsma was Pittsburgh's coach when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009 by beating Detroit in seven games in the final.
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