ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Miguel Cabrera homered and Smyly (6-9) had a career-high 11 strikeouts while pitching into the sixth for the Tigers, who have lost seven of eight in Anaheim.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Landon Ferraro to a one-year contract. The 22-year-old Ferraro made his NHL debut for the Red Wings in March. He ended up playing four games with Detroit, averaging 8:58 of ice time. He also played 70 games with the team's minor league affiliate in Grand Rapids, scoring 15 goals with 16 assists.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have signed free agent punter Drew Butler and released safety Gabe Lynn. Butler played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 season. He had a net average of 37.8 yards on 77 punts for the Steelers. Sam Martin, Detroit's incumbent punter, had a net average of 40.4 yards as a rookie last season.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks have signed power forward Adreian Payne, the team's first-round pick last month. The 6-foot-10 Payne, from Michigan State, was the 15th overall pick. Payne averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds while starting all six games for the Hawks' Las Vegas summer league team this month. He finished his college career as Michigan State's career leader with 141 blocked shots. He averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior.
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