MIAMI – LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined for 38 points in their Miami preseason debuts, and the Heat easily beat the Detroit Pistons 105-89 on Tuesday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.
The Heat lost Dwyane Wade 3:17 into the game with a strained right hamstring. He did not return.
So the night of great fanfare was marred for the Heat, not long after the team with championship aspirations saw the trio of Wade, James and Bosh take the floor as NBA teammates for the first time.
LANSING, MI – A state Senate panel is in the final stages of preparing a report on whether the state should require insurers to cover autism treatments. As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, autism coverage is a long-fought battle for some lawmakers and advocates who want to approve a measure before they leave office at the end of the year.
LANSING, MI – A Michigan civil service hearing officer says the state violated labor rules when it canceled a scheduled 3% pay raise for certain non-union state workers.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration says Tuesday it will appeal the ruling. It's expected to become part of an ongoing legal fight against the state seeking to get the raises reinstated.
DETROIT – A person involved with the process says the Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Mike Ilitch.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday morning on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement. The person says both sides are negotiating financial terms of the deal.
Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he expects to be at this weekend's game at Michigan as he recovers from a mild heart attack and subsequent blood clot in his leg.
Dantonio said during a news conference today that he wasn't about to miss this rivalry game, and indicated he'll probably be in a box above the field Saturday. That was his plan last weekend against Wisconsin, but he was hospitalized Thursday because of the blood clot.
Dantonio has missed No. 17 Michigan State's last two games following his Sept. 19 heart attack.
A person involved with the process says the Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Mike Ilitch.
The person spoke to The Associated Press this morning on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement. The person says both sides are negotiating financial terms of the deal.
Ilitch, the Little Caesars pizza mogul, also owns the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. He said in August that he wanted to buy the Pistons in part to make sure another buyer doesn't move the NBA franchise out of town.