Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. His wife was packing for a hospital visit later in the day. Kelly Stafford announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Lions center Graham Glasgow spoke to Matthew Stafford recently, adding his family is doing well. Stafford has been at the team’s training facility this offseason.
DETROIT (AP) — Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Jung Ho Kang also went deep for Pittsburgh, which blew a 3-0 lead but recovered to win when Marte hit a two-out drive off Shane Greene. Nick Kingham got his first career save.
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are looking to follow-up the ugliest game of the playoffs with another win against the Pacers. And they don’t care how it aesthetically it looks as long as they win. The Rockets and Bucks look for competitive games in their respective series against the Jazz and Pistons after dominating performances to start the postseason
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Detroit sports fans can now support their favorite professional team while driving around. Specialty license plates for the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers were unveiled Tuesday by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and team representatives. Each plate shows the logo of one of the team. Proceeds will go to charity funds run by the four teams.