LANSING, MI – A small team from the Michigan Army National Guard is leaving for training in Mississippi before being sent to Afghanistan.
Soldiers from the Lansing-based 1999th Contingency Contracting Team leave Monday for Camp Shelby. After they receive specialized training, they expect to spend a year in Afghanistan where they'll handle contracting in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
ANAHEIM, CA – Pitchers Justin Verlander, Andrew Bailey and Jered Weaver have been added to the American League team for the All-Star game.
A couple of spots opened up because of a new rule - pitchers who start on Sunday are ineligible to play in Tuesday night's game. All-Stars CC Sabathia of the Yankees and Trevor Cahill started Sunday, leaving them out.
DETROIT – Ben Wallace says he'll sign a two-year contract soon with the Detroit Pistons.
Wallace told The Associated Press on Sunday he heard from a lot of teams, but agreed to a two-year deal about a week ago because he wants to retire with the Pistons. He'll make $1.9 million each season.
Pistons president Joe Dumars said on the first day of free agency that the team's first order of business was to keep Wallace and restricted free agent Will Bynum.