Kingsford's Dylan Bousley slides safely into home plate ahead of the tag from Birmingham pitcher Ben Catlin in the second inning of Monday's Little League Boys Major state quarterfinal game at Howes Field. (Mike Mattson/The Daily Press)

Little League: Homers carry Kingsford over Birmingham

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GLADSTONE — Playing an opportunist’s role paid off for the Kingsford Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) Monday in a 6-1 state quarterfinal win over Birmingham at Don Howes Family Field. Following back-to-back home runs by Evan Johnson and Riley Juneau in the opening frame, ...

Basketball: Bark River beats Kingsford

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CARNEY — There weren’t any nailbiters in the Carney Summer Basketball League Monday night as all games were decided by 14 or more points. Matt Richer hit 25 points and Alex Emmes added 14 in Bark River’s 79-65 triumph over Kingsford. Luke Terrian scored 19 and Tyler Beauchamp had 14 for ...

Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas (8) celebrates his solo home run against the Detroit Tigers with Brandon Moss (37) in the 12th inning in Detroit on Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Royals edge Tigers 5-3 in 12th

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DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are playing with confidence right now in the late innings. Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers in the 12th, and the Royals won their sixth straight game, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Six of Kansas City's last eight ...

Rose agrees to deal with Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard. Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start a career in broadcasting races, joining NBC next season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season — on television. NASCAR's most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options once he climbs out of the car for good. The ...

Kingsford's Nic Nora delivers a pitch Sunday against St. Clair at Howes Family Field during the Little League Boys Major State Tournament. (Avery Bundgaard/The Daily Press)

Little League: Kingsford bats quiet as St. Clair wins

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GLADSTONE — Jackson Oles’ off-speed pitching presented plenty of problems for the Kingsford Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) Sunday as they dropped a 7-1 decision to St. Clair at Don Howes Family Field. Oles took over the mound duties in the second after Riley Juneau hit ...

Jordan Spieth of the United States kisses the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England on Sunday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Jordan’s wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

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SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — During one of Jordan Spieth's many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. The message: "You belong in ...

Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, celebrates with Kris Bryant, left, after hitting a two-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha during the sixth inning on Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Cubs beat Cardinals, tie Brewers for 1st in NL Central

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CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras yelled as he rounded first base and the ball landed in the bleachers at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs are having fun again, led by their exuberant catcher. Contreras hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, handing another victory to Jose Quintana, and the Cubs ...

Alan Ettenhofer, left, shakes hands with Gov. Rick Snyder at a tree-planting event at the South Marquette County Grouse Enhanced Management Site in August 2014. Also pictured, center, is Gildo Tori, director of public policy for Ducks Unlimited.

UP Whitetails co-founder honored as ‘Outstanding Conservationist’


HERMANSVILLE — The Upper Peninsula Sportsmen’s Alliance has presented its first “Outstanding Conservationist” award to U.P. Whitetails Inc. co-founder Alan Ettenhofer of Escanaba. The award was presented Saturday at a quarterly UPSA meeting at the William Anderson Sportsman’s Club ...

Ladies Day shooting event offered in UP


ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources in August will offer women an opportunity to learn more about guns and archery. The Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club, will conduct its annual all ladies shooting workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, Aug. 13, at its ...


Kingsford plays long ball to start state

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GLADSTONE — The Kingsford Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) dialed long distance for a baseball victory Friday as they needed just four innings to defeat Centreville 10-0 in a state tournament opener at Cannon Field. Kingsford launched three home runs, including Riley ...

Westphal, Bjork first in tourney long drive contests

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Allyce Westphal and Kim Bjork won the long drive events in the Crystal View Women’s Golf Club’s annual invitational tournament. Westphal, from Iron River, had the longest drive on No. 1. Crystal View’s Kim Bjork led the tourney on No. Oak Crest Golf Course and Iron ...

Eichhorn sets Sweetgrass mark

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OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn finished the 117th Annual Wisconsin State Amateur Golf Championships on a positive note Thursday, climbing into a four-way tie for 10th place. The recent Carney-Nadeau High School graduate shot a one-under-par 69 in the final round, finishing the four-day ...

Seasoned citizen, 84, cards 74 at Greywalls

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By Ray Bressette For The Daily News MARQUETTE — Golfer Joe Bell achieved a feat on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club that not many can say they’ve done anywhere. While golfing with three friends on May 30, the Marquette resident totaled an 18-hole score of 74, 10 strokes ...

Hope for southpaw catcher

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DOWAGIAC — You don’t find too many left-hand throwing catchers. But Dowagiac Coach Mike Behnke needed a catcher and then freshman Megan Soderbloom had some experience behind the plate in Little League and summer travel teams. When Behnke broached the subject about catching to ...

Norway coach with state experience

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Brad Richtig guides Norway Little League’s 11-year-old baseball team in next week’s state tournament at Schoolcraft. He’s been to a state tourney before. Richtig was a key to Florence High School advancing to the 1998 WIAA Division 3 state semifinals in ...

M-W tourney still a showcase

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ESCANABA- The 70th Annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open is scheduled for Aug. 5-6 in Escanaba. The cost is $18 for singles and $22 for doubles per team and includes a T-shirt. The entry deadline is July 28 for the tourney, which is a fund-raiser for Escanaba tennis. There are 10 divisions ...

906ers’ Robinette duo unload on Team Elite

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CARNEY — The 906ers packed a potent 1-2 scoring punch Wednesday night as it outlasted Team Elite 102-90 in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Ryan Robinette poured in 54 points and Brandon Robinette had 21 for the 906ers. Sam Malnar led Team Elite with 35. Jordan Sodergren had 18. Josh ...

Regular adult soccer season winding down

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Only one week remains in the Adult Soccer League regular season. In last Sunday’s games, Fleury Singler / Edwards Automotive defeated Carlos Cantina 3-1, Bianco’s blasted Crispigna’s 11-1, First National Bank edged Armstrong Creek 2-1 and Pro Tech topped Tadych’s ...