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Doubleheader in Detroit

UNDATED (AP) — The Tigers and Pirates will try to play a doubleheader, a day after snow prompted a postponement in Detroit. The first seven-inning game is scheduled to begin at 2:10 p.m. Eastern time, and the second at 6:40 p.m.

Michael Fulmer is set to pitch the opener for Detroit, with Spencer Turnbull making his season debut in the second game. Turnbull has been recovering from COVID-19. Tyler Anderson is scheduled to start the opener for Pittsburgh, with the Game 2 starter to be determined.

In other highlights of Wednesday’s schedule:

— Dinelson Lamet (dih-NEHL’-suhn lah-MEHT’) is set for his season debut with the Padres after working back from elbow discomfort that caused him to miss the end of the 2020 season, including the playoffs. The right-hander was a breakout ace for San Diego last season, finishing fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting. He’s returning to a revamped rotation that includes offseason pickups Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove. Lamet is slated to start an afternoon game against Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser.

— Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer takes the mound to face Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martínez when the Nationals wrap up a three-game series at home against St. Louis. Scherzer is 2-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 career starts against St. Louis. The Nationals will be without reigning NL batting champion Juan Soto, who is on the 10-day injured list with a strained left shoulder.


Cavs coach Bickerstaff to miss game for personal reasons

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff will miss Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls due to personal reasons.

The team said in a statement that Bickerstaff will be replaced on the sideline by assistant coach Greg Buckner. The Cavaliers expect Bickerstaff to return for Friday night’s game at Charlotte.

The 42-year-old Bickerstaff took over last season when John Beilein (BEE’-lyn) stepped down at the All-Star break. Cleveland went 5-6 under Bickerstaff before the season was stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tokyo Games delay decision until June on fans — or no fans

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese residents with tickets to the Tokyo Olympics may not know until weeks before the games begin if they’ll be allowed to attend.

Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto says a decision on how many spectators, if any, will be allowed in the venues may not be made until June. She had previously promised a decision this month.

Fans from abroad have already been barred.


Atlético, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus drop out of Super League

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus (yoo-VEN’-toos) have all dropped out of the Super League.

The moves came a day after the six Premier League clubs gave up on the controversial breakaway competition. That leaves only Real (ray-AL’) Madrid and Barcelona possibly still involved.

Atlético says the decision was made after its board of directors met. The Spanish club says it “decided to formally communicate the Super League and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to formalize its participation in the project.”

English clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham previously deserted the plans for the largely-closed competition.