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Jets face Southfield Christian in semifinals

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EAST LANSING — It’s rare that Michigan’s smallest schools are the headliners of the MHSAA’s Boys Basketball Finals. But as the final weekend of the tournament starts tonight, the evening session’s first game arguably is the most intriguing matchup of the entire event. Two-time ...

Jets back at Breslin for state semifinals

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ESCANABA — North Central has made it back to the Final Four in the Class D boys’ basketball state tournament. The unbeaten, top-ranked Jets were favored in all 26 of their previous games. But Game 27, according to North Central coach Adam Mercier, has the Jets shooting for an upset win ...

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North Central teammates carry Seth Polfus down the court after his game-winning shot Thursday.

North Central to play for third straight state title

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EAST LANSING – Seth Polfus might still be giggling and shaking his head. He couldn’t believe it either. Southfield Christian was going to be the greatest threat so far to Powers North Central’s nation-leading 81-game winning streak. Anyone closely following the Jets’ record-setting run ...

United States' Ian Kinsler, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Jonathan Lucroy, left, and Adam Jones during the third inning against Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win World Baseball Classic

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eagle has landed on top. The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman. The Americans planted their eagle statue mascot on the mound in celebration, a ...

NASCAR suspends Keselowski’s, Harvick’s crew chiefs

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on Wednesday for violations at Phoenix Raceway. Keselowski's car failed post-race inspection on Sunday and NASCAR suspended crew chief Paul Wolfe three races. Wolfe was also fined $65,000 and Team ...

Detroit Pistons' Tobias Harris (34) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Nikola Mirotic on Wednesday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls beat Pistons 117-95

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CHICAGO (AP) — Out of the rotation at times and with his contract set to expire, Nikola Mirotic understands what's at stake for him as the season winds down. Games like this certainly don't hurt. Mirotic scored a season-high 28 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons ...

Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones faces three misdemeanor charges

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse. A felony charge of harassment with a bodily ...

Iron Mountain’s Carson Wonders was named to the Associated Press Class C all-state first team on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Wonders, above, is shown shooting a three-pointer against Gwinn on Friday in Iron Mountain. He made 12 triples in a 72-43 win, tying him for third place in the MHSAA record book for three-pointers made in one game. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Beecher’s Ellison named AP Class C player of the year

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Malik "Mighty Mouse" Ellison received a FaceTime call on the night of Feb. 28. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Beecher point guard was fresh off an emotional high of dropping a Flint area record 63 points and 11 assists, in a thrilling 108-104 triple-overtime loss to New ...

United States' Christian Yelich scores past Japan catcher Seiji Kobayashi during the fourth inning of a semifinal in the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Gregerson's final strike breezed past Nobuhiro Matsuda, and the rain-drenched American players celebrated on the field while a soaked crowd roared through the evening mist. A daylong downpour couldn't dampen this resilient United States club or its fans, who will ...

Detroit Red Wings' Mike Green (25) flies into Montreal Canadiens goalie Al Montoya (35) during overtime in Montreal on Tuesday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Red Wings edge Canadiens in OT

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MONTREAL (AP) — Anthony Mantha ended his scoring slump at the right time for the Red Wings. Mantha scored at 4:10 of overtime to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Mantha scored his 15th of the season on a wrist shot from close range to give the ...

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Michigan fisheries forum to be held in IM on April 13

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will again host a series of forums throughout the state this year, inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns. “Conversations & Coffee with DNR Fisheries Division” will take ...

The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative will fund 11 projects across 13 counties in the Upper Peninsula.
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DNR awards $100,000 for UP deer habitat work

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grants in the Upper Peninsula. The funds will be allocated to 11 grant award recipients. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program ...

As boating season approaches, safety courses recommended

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It’s almost boating season. But before you hit the water, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises getting some safety instruction. A nationwide campaign called Spring Aboard — Take a Boating Education Course is taking place this week. Lieutenant Tom ...

North Central's Jason Whitens was named the Associated Press Class D co-Player of the Year, along with Southfield Christian's Bryce Washington. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News/File)

Whitens, Washington named Class D AP co-players of year

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Powers North Central has been the king of the Class D boys basketball in Michigan for the past few years. One of the biggest reasons for the Jets' success has been two-sport sensation Jason Whitens. The senior, described as a "point forward" by his coach, Adam Mercier, averaged 23.2 points, ...

Kalamazoo Central’s Livers named Michigan Mr. Basketball

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DETROIT (AP) — Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central has been named Mr. Basketball for the state of Michigan. Livers, who has signed to play at Michigan for the Wolverines next season, edged Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian in voting by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of ...

Jets coach: Hillman a quality program

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POWERS — North Central sits atop the mountain in Class D boys basketball as the defending two-time state champion. The No. 1-ranked Jets (25-0) look to keep their dream season alive in tonight’s Class D state quarterfinal game against Hillman (24-1) at Sault Ste. Marie High School. The ...

Tom Brady's missing jersey from Super Bowls 49 and 51 were found in the possession of a member of the international media.  The NFL said in a statement on Monday that his jersey was found through the "cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities." Brady said his jersey went missing after the Patriots' 34-28 win last month over the Atlanta Falcons.  The statement also said an ongoing investigation retrieved the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots' 2015 Super Bowl win against the Seahawks. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

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BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room — but the mystery isn't over. The NFL said the jersey was found in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media," and authorities ...

Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) stops a shot as Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) tries for a rebound in the second period Monday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Eichel, Sabres beat Red Wings 2-1

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DETROIT (AP) — Jack Eichel is making up for lost time, closing his injury-shortened season strong. Eichel scored on a power play in the first period, giving him a team-high 50 points in 52 games, to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Monday night. He made his 21st ...