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Gennett, Suarez HRs rally Reds over Tigers

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Tigers knew exactly what hit them — the daunting combination of a homer-friendly park and a free-swinging Reds offense starting to come around. Scooter Gennett hit a tying two-run homer , and Eugenio Suarez also connected on the next pitch — a hit originally ruled ...

Tigers, Royals to play in Omaha before 2019 CWS

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, The Associated Press has learned. Major League Baseball and the NCAA have been working to arrange a game as a kickoff event to the CWS, two ...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

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DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a week after hiring him to replace ...

Beavers’ late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State was down three runs when a steady mist moved in at TD Ameritrade Park in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Perfect conditions for a team from the Pacific Northwest. "Every time we're playing and it starts to rain, everyone looks around and says, 'OK, we're ...

Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in draft

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NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is ...

IM falls to Marquette Blues, 8-2

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette Blues tagged Iron Mountain with solid hits in an 8-2 American Legion baseball win on Tuesday. The Blues capped its offensive output with a five-run sixth inning. Meanwhile, it was a disappointing night for Iron Mountain. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the fourth, ...

Saari holds on to win senior men’s crown

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MARQUETTE — Scott Saari finally had his day. After three consecutive second place finishes, the Wawonowin Country Club golfer took the crown in the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Men's Senior Championship shooting a 73 in the final round at the Marquette Golf Club on Tuesday. That 73 ...

Votto’s slam lifts Reds over Tigers

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a grand slam and celebrated with a flap, honoring the bird that prolonged his at-bat. Votto ended a long homer drought with his third career grand slam Tuesday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory that ended the Detroit Tigers' longest ...

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over arrest

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark ...

Kowar K’s 13, Florida beats Texas in CWS

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jackson Kowar's first inning didn't portend the stellar afternoon he was about to have Tuesday. He didn't give up a run in the first, but he threw 25 pitches. "Just reminded him he's going to have to be a little more economical," Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. No ...

Channing blanks State Farm, 10-0

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CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders staked an early lead and held on to beat Jill Leonard State Farm 10-0 in Superiorland Baseball League action Monday. The Railroaders (2-0) took seven walks in the first inning and scored four runs for an early lead. Channing also added runs with some ...

Saari paces 1st round of UPGA senior men’s tourney

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MARQUETTE — What started off as a rainy, gloomy Monday morning turned around quickly. The Heritage course at the Marquette Golf Club dried fast and 92 golfers from around the region teed off for a sunny, 70 degree day at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Senior Men's Championship. Scott ...

Pirates 2-hit Brewers in 1-0 win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he's come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport. "Baseball kicks your (behind)," Williams said. "The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay ...

120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued ...

Coaching roots run deep for new Packers DC Pettine

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Coaching runs deep in Mike Pettine's family. Vacations to the Jersey shore as a child gave the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator a glimpse of the life. His father, a high school football coach in suburban Philadelphia, took a briefcase to the beach, settled a ...

Softball: Esky blanks South Haven to win state title

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EAST LANSING — Backed by Gabi Salo’s dominant performance on the mound, the Escanaba Eskymos blanked South Haven 5-0 to win the MHSAA Division 2 softball state title on Saturday. After scoring in the first inning, Salo settled in and did her thing. She struck out 11 of the first 13 ...

South sweeps boys, girls UP All-Star games

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MARQUETTE — The senior stars of the recently finished high school basketball season had the opportunity to don their varsity uniforms one final time Saturday. They gathered at the Bothwell Middle School gym for the 33rd annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Classic. In the opening ...

Tirschel, LaVigne win UP best ball tournament

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Chad Tirschel and Iron Mountain’s Tom LaVigne captured the UP Men’s Best Ball Tournament in a two-hole playoff Sunday at Pine Grove Country Club. Tirschel’s 25-foot uphill birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 18) decided the tournament. Tirschel and ...

Tigers beat White Sox 3-1 for 5th straight win

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CHICAGO (AP) — Blaine Hardy was supposed to be a short-term starter while injured Tigers pitchers recovered. A string of solid outings by the veteran left-hander, though, has Detroit management reconsidering that plan. Nicholas Castellanos homered and Hardy pitched one-run ball into the ...

Koepka repeats as US Open champ

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par midway through the ...