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Protecting Rodgers a premium when Packers face Bears

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs saw no need to keep going on and on about Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. There's plenty of film to watch. The rest of that Chicago defense is pretty good, too. Now Green Bay must face the NFC's top-ranked unit on the road on Sunday, ...

Lamb, Hornets beat Pistons

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players. Jeremy Lamb's first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot. Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper ...

Tigers won’t rush back Cabrera

National Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera might play only a game or two each week at the start of spring training as he returns from season-ending biceps surgery. Manager Ron Gardenhire plans to check in regularly with Cabrera to determine his availability when Grapefruit ...

Blackhawks win, end 8-game slide

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I think we played a winning style tonight," ...

Michigan dismisses RB Samuels after domestic violence charge

National Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan dismissed running back O’Maury Samuels from its football program on the same day he was arraigned on two charges, including one for domestic violence. The school did not say why the move was made Wednesday, when Samuels was charged with domestic violence ...

Boat launches to be closed

Outdoors

MENOMINEE — Two boat launches on the Menominee River will be temporarily closed for safety and security purposes for the launching of the LCS-19 on Saturday. The affected launches are Boom Landing in Marinette, Wis., and River Park (Mystery Ship) ramp in Menominee. Other boat launches ...

Girls basketball: Flivvers rally to beat Braves

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Brooke Kriegl scored 34 points to help Kingsford rally late to beat Gladstone 54-51 in Great Northern Conference action Tuesday. Kriegl knocked down four 3-pointers and racked up nine steals to help the Flivvers overcome a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Kriegl had ...

Girls Basketball: Second-half defense sends Nordics past Knights

Local Sports

NORWAY — North Dickinson held Norway to 13 second-half points and downed the Knights 58-43 in a test of Skyline Central Conference girls basketball teams Tuesday. The Nordics (2-1) moved to a 16-10 lead in the first quarter but the Knights (2-2) hit four treys in the second for a 30-24 ...

Swimming: Kingsford girls win triangular

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s girls captured nine of 11 events to win a swim triangular meet Tuesday at Northern Lights YMCA. The Flivvers, 98, downed Gladstone, 57, and Manistique, 15. “The girls started out winning the 200 medley relay and never looked back,” said Kingsford Coach Jim ...

Boys basketball: Florence outduels Crandon, 65-59

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence knocked off another tough Northern Lakes Conference opponent Tuesday. Kaden Schuls scored 24 points and Riley Hixon added 22 as the Bobcats turned back Crandon 65-59. “Two in a row, that’s nice,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg, referring to last ...

Girls basketball roundup: Westwood tops Wykons

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — Westwood had three double-digit scorers on Tuesday , sending the Patriots past West Iron County 49-34. The Patriots were led by a 15-point performance from junior guard Tessa Leece, 13 points from junior forward Karlie Patron and 12 points from junior guard Madelyn ...

Boys basketball: Nordics offense surges in 87-61 win over Big Bay

Local Sports

FELCH — A dominant first quarter sprung North Dickinson in an 87-61 rout over Big Bay de Noc on Tuesday. The Nordics (2-2) outscored Big Bay 27-8 in the first quarter and shook off the shroud that kept North Dickinson in limbo through the start of its previous three games. “We had slow ...

Girls basketball: L’Anse hits late shot to beat Mountaineers

Local Sports

L'ANSE — Addison Mattson’s three-point shot from the baseline with five seconds left in the game lifted L’Anse past Iron Mountain 63-61 in West PAC girls basketball Tuesday. One of Iron Mountain’s 20 turnovers led to the Purple Hornets making the game-winner. “You’re not going ...

Boys basketball: Wykons hold off Trojans, 53-48

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — West Iron County outlasted Forest Park 53-48 in a non-conference game Monday. The Trojans (2-2) never found a consistent inside game to compliment the long-range shooting, making 10 3-pointers on the night. Part of Forest Park's lack of rhythm inside was West Iron's ...

Boys basketball: Lena beats struggling Badgers

Local Sports

NIAGARA, Wis. — Lena converted nine free throws in the final two minutes and turned back Niagara 55-51 in a test of struggling M&O Conference boys basketball teams Monday. The Wildcats (1-2, 1-2), who won just one game last season, sank 17 of 23 free throws in the second half. The ...

Boys basketball: Hendricks, Norway beat Mid Peninsula

Local Sports

ROCK — Kody Hendricks’ 22 points powered Norway past shorthanded Mid Peninsula 67-34 in Skyline Central Conference action Monday. The Knights (2-1, 1-1) held a 31-10 halftime lead. “Everyone was able to get in and contribute,” said Knights coach Jeff Gallino, noting Mid Pen had just ...

Wrestling: IM edges rival Kingsford in quad, 33-30

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Iron Mountain edged Kingsford 33-30 in high school wrestling Monday. The Mountaineers (6-2) bowed in the quadrangular to Escanaba 57-12 and the Flivvers (2-2) lost to Marquette 54-24 in their second matches of the night. Iron Mountain had three pins against the Flivvers ...

Packers look to keep momentum going under Philbin

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One week, one win for Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin. Now, the self-effacing, self-deprecating Philbin wants to keep the momentum going from Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons to keep alive Green Bay's slim playoff hopes. At the least, there are positive ...

Packers end losing ways

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula. They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes ...

Wrestling: IMHS 2nd in opener

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain placed second Saturday in the season-opening Westwood Super Duals high school wrestling meet. The host Patriots, who finished 5-0 on the day, downed the Mountaineers 54-30. “Iron Mountain gave us our toughest dual, but our endurance paid off and we finished ...