Pistons introduce Augustin, Butler
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons introduced D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler on Tuesday after signing the two free agents in an offseason makeover.
The 6-foot-7 Butler played 56 games last season for Milwaukee and Oklahoma City, averaging 10.5 points and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He's familiar with new Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, having played for him in Miami a decade ago.
Augustin was waived by Toronto early last season, but the 26-year-old point guard caught on with Chicago and averaged 13.1 points for the season. He shot 40 percent from beyond the arc.
The Pistons also signed Jodie Meeks this offseason. He was introduced Monday.
Tom Renney hired as president of Hockey Canada
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Former NHL coach Tom Renney has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.
He succeeds Bob Nicholson, who resigned this year after running the governing body for more than 15 years. Renney called the appointment an "absolute privilege" at a news conference Tuesday.
Renney spent parts of eight seasons as an NHL coach from 1996 through 2012 with Edmonton, the New York Rangers and Vancouver. He was a Detroit Red Wings assistant the past two seasons.
Renney coached Canada to the silver medal at the 1994 Olympics. With the Rangers, he also was director of player personnel and vice president of player development.
Jim Hornell, chairman of Hockey Canada's board of directors, lauded Renney's experience on all levels of the sport and his "strong passion for hockey development."
Red Wings hire Granato as assistant
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have hired Tony Granato as an assistant coach.
Granato was an assistant for the Pittsburgh Penguins for the last five seasons, and he was also part of Team USA's staff at the 2014 Olympics. Granato also has been a head coach with the Colorado Avalanche.
Granato played 773 games with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, totaling 248 goals and 244 assists in 13 seasons from 1988 through 2001.
The Red Wings announced the move on Tuesday.
Tom Renney, a Detroit assistant the last two seasons, has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.
MAGIC JOHNSON-LANSING SCHOOLS
Magic Johnson's company feeding Lansing schools
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Food service in the Lansing School District is now in the hands of local native and ex-NBA star Magic Johnson.
Johnson is part-owner of SodexoMAGIC, and the Lansing school board selected it earlier this year to provide food service in the 12,000-student district.
The company took over July 1 from Aramark Educational Services. The Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/U7DxSi ) says the contract could be worth up to $5.4 million in the first year.
The 54-year-old Johnson is a graduate of Lansing Everett High School and starred at nearby Michigan State University, where played on the 1979 NCAA championship team.
Johnson played 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. men's Olympic basketball team in 1992.
Lions, Ford Motor team up for anti-hunger effort
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Lions and Ford Motor Co. are teaming up to fight hunger in the city.
The football team and automaker are trying to bring awareness to the Meet Up & Eat Up program.
Children who regularly eat free or reduced-price school meals and need access to food in the summer months are encouraged to visit Meet Up & Eat Up sites.
Lions players, alumni and team mascot Roary will be at a number of the sites over the coming weeks.
Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Jeter started his 14th and final midsummer gathering of the game's best with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the top of the fourth inning.
Max Scherzer picked up the victory with a scoreless inning, and Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for the save in front of his home crowd to again give the AL home-field advantage for the World Series.
Another hometown favorite, Pat Neshek, took the loss for the NL.
Miguel Cabrera homered for the AL.
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