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Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl

Local Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike and raised it to the sky. The San Francisco 49ers have gone on a surprising journey from No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. They have one ...

Rodgers again falls short of another title game

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — These playoff defeats when he is oh so close sting a bit more for Aaron Rodgers now, at this later stage in his career. “It's a little raw right now. It definitely hurts I'd say a little more than early in your career just because you realize just how difficult ...

Mahomes’ feet, arm carry Chiefs

National Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl since 1970. Oh sure, Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half ...

Epstein understands fan frustration

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Theo Epstein understands the fans' frustration. He feels it, too, at times. The Chicago Cubs went from 95 wins in 2018 to 84 last year, finished third in the NL Central behind St. Louis and Milwaukee and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. But when it comes to ...

Bucks aiming for 7 in a row

National Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Their lead was only nine with a minute left in the first half and it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might be on their way to a close game. Then Khris Middleton hit two 3-pointers, and another rout was on for a team that just keeps racking them up. Giannis Antetokounmpo ...

Michigan adds to football staff

Local Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach, Bob Shoop as safeties coach and elevated Jay Harbaugh to special teams coordinator. The Wolverines made the announcements Saturday. Harbaugh, the son of coach Jim Harbaugh, will continue coaching running backs ...

NASCAR to change rules

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has changed the rules on its aerodynamic package for short tracks and road courses because the racing didn't improve at those venues under rules introduced last season. NASCAR had been fairly adamant the rules package would remain unchanged but reversed course ...

Santa Anita sees three horses die

National Sports

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A third horse died in three days at Santa Anita when it collided with another horse during training hours on Sunday. Tikkun Olam, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Eric Kuljac, was euthanized because of his undisclosed injuries. The other horse apparently wasn't ...

Mountaineers pound Gwinn

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Talent and athleticism. When one team has more than the other, the one without is usually at a disadvantage. Behind a combined 49 points for Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson, Iron Mountain cruised past Gwinn 70-20 Friday night. Wonders’ 28 points led all scorers, ...

Sizzling Nordic girls win 8th straight game

Local Sports

ROCK — Led by Skye Ledzian’s double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, fifth-ranked North Dickinson put four players in double figures and romped Mid Peninsula 66-30 in Skyline Central girls basketball Friday evening. “We played outstanding defense again tonight,” Nordics head coach ...

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

Local Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week ...

Schuls goes for 22 as Florence routs

Local Sports

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Florence led by double digits at halftime and defeated Northern Lakes Conference foe Three Lakes 64-33 on Friday night. Kaden Schuls led all scorers with 22 points for the Bobcats. “I thought tonight we played tough as a team. Our defense was solid, our bench gave ...

Norway runs by Broncos 55-37

Local Sports

HARRIS — A fourth-quarter comeback wasn’t nearly enough for the Bark River-Harris boys here Friday night in a 55-37 basketball loss to the Norway Knights. Norway, taking a methodical approach to this Skyline Central Conference match-up, controlled the pace for three quarters while ...

Lady Badgers edge Coleman

Local Sports

NIAGARA, Wis. — Behind three players in double figures, and double-doubles from Jessica Oratch and Josie Rock, Niagara defeated Coleman 50-45 on Friday in a Marinette-Oconto Conference tilt. Alyssa Cretton led all scorers with 17 points for the Badgers, who improve to 8-3 on the season. ...

Lindeman pours in 33 for Poma Masonry

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN - With Rob Granquist and Pat Flood leading the way, Solberg’s Greenleaf #1 defeated Juiced Apparel 74-64 in an A Division contest. Eddie Thoune and Tom Granquist led the shirt printers on the evening. In other A Division action, Fleury Singler cruised past First National ...

Ice thickens, free fishing in Wisconsin

Outdoors

Inland lakes across the Upper Peninsula are producing bluegill, crappie, northern pike and walleye. At Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township, John Grier is conducting a January contest for the longest pike. Crappie action was good this week, Grier said. It’s free fishing ...

Double-double for Simmons, Forest Park tops Stephenson

Local Sports

STEPHENSON - Mercedes Simmons’ double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds powered Forest Park to a 42-29 girls basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night. “We had to take a lot of outside shots to extend their zone, and our girls hit some big threes tonight,” FP head coach Kim Bjork ...

Jets tackle Eagles, 56-43

Local Sports

POWERS — The North Central Jets boys jumped out to a 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter and then rode their defense the rest of the way to a 56-43 basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night in a Skyline Central Conference contest in Powers. The Eagles (0-5, 0-4 SC) gave the ...

North Central’s girls blow out Cougars 74-39

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EBEN — It didn’t take the North Central girls too long to gain control here Friday night as they cruised to a 74-39 basketball triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. The Jets led 17-8 after the first quarter and 38-13 at halftime in this Skyline Central Conference contest. “It ...

Eagle recovers from lead poisoning; release Tuesday

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — A juvenile bald eagle rescued Dec. 7 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be released at 3 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday on the east side of the Superior Dome in Marquette. The bird was examined at the Chocolay Raptor Center and after consultation was transferred ...