AUBURN HILLS, MI – Andrea Bargnani had 33 points, Amir Johnson scored a career-high 26 and the Toronto Raptors improved their playoff prospects by snapping a five-game losing streak with a 111-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.
Toronto moved within a half-game of the Bulls for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Raptors, who close the season Wednesday at home against New York, will earn a playoff berth if they end the season tied with Chicago, which finishes against Boston and at Charlotte.
DETROIT – Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer after his two-out foul popup was dropped by Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 win Monday and ending the Tigers' four-game winning streak.
Guillen took advantage of Cabrera's error for a go-ahead homer in the fourth inning.
Scott Podsednik had four hits, including a two-run single in the sixth that helped the Royals pull away.
Search warrant records show federal agents seized gas masks, hand grenade instructions, guns, knives, a container of potassium chlorate and dozens of other items during a raid at the home of the suspected leader of a Christian militia based in southern Michigan.
The raid at David Stone's trailer home in Lenawee County's Dover Township was one of eight residences searched during a 4 1/2-hour span in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana on the night of March 27.
A state lawmaker has thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Democrat Bart Stupak's congressional seat. Stupak announced his retirement last week.
AUDIO: State Representative Joel Sheltrown is the second Democrat to announce he will run for Stupak's seat. Sheltrown is abandoning his campaign for the state Senate to run for Congress. He says he can better serve the interests of Northern Michigan in Washington D.C.
A forum for Republicans seeking to become Michigan's next governor won't have a complete lineup.
Attorney General Mike Cox and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder are not attending the Monday evening event in Birch Run. Both candidates cite scheduling conflicts.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, state Sen. Tom George and U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra are the main candidates scheduled to attend the forum sponsored by several Republican groups. Troy businessman David Kniffen also will speak.
East Lansing, MI – Author and food industry critic Michael Pollan will speak at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University Monday. Pollan has also scheduled a question and answer forum with MSU students. Some agriculture students are looking forward to a spirited discussion.