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Steelers edge resilient Packers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger used the phrase "Hall of Famer." So did Ramon Foster. Antonio Brown is flattered by the lengths his Pittsburgh Steeler teammates go to try and describe what their remarkable wide receiver does on a weekly basis. And while there's little doubt the ...

Boys basketball: Team chemistry a focus for young Bobcats

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The senior-laden Florence Bobcats from the 2017 boys basketball season have a new look for 2018. “We are just very young,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “I keep trying to empathize every day in practice our terminology, getting better and the understanding that ...

Girls basketball: Seniors key to success for Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — Senior leadership may be the key to Kingsford’s success this girls basketball season. The Flivvers return six seniors including four-year varsity players and starters Jordyn Kriegl and Renee Roberts along with Cassie Barglind, Sam Cross, Maddie Koski and Sarah Harris. “We ...

No. 4 Spartans thump Tar Heels

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tom Izzo finally got the better of Roy Williams with a record performance Michigan State would like to replicate — and North Carolina would rather soon forget. Sometimes playing ugly still matters. "What I think this does is reassure our guys," Izzo said. "The way ...

Wentz, Eagles rout Bears 31-3

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before they pack their bags for a two-week trip to the West Coast and three straight games on the road, the Philadelphia Eagles could already be NFC East champions. How they fare away from home will determine whether they stay here in January. Carson Wentz tossed three ...

Celebrating chickadees

Outdoors

I challenge even the most stern among us not to smile when watching chickadees. Seemingly everywhere, they are birds like something designed for an animated film or fairy tale, flitting around Snow White as she sings in the forest. Small of body, large of head, with a cheerful call that ...

Rangers top Red Wings 2-1 in OT

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers need Henrik Lundqvist at his best to compete in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Against the Detroit Red Wings, the franchise goalie was elite. Lundqvist made 40 saves — many of the acrobatic variety — and thanks to Mats Zuccarello's goal 37 ...

Girls basketball: Norway under Tinti’s eye in new conference

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NORWAY — Norway enters a new conference with a new girls basketball coach this season. The Knights, with Joe Tinti taking over at the coaching helm, moves from the Mid-Peninsula Conference to Skyline Central Conference this season. “I am excited and proud to be given the opportunity to ...

Silver Mountain comments invited

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ONTONAGON —The Ottawa National Forest is seeking comments on the Silver Mountain Recreation Site Improvement Project. Silver Mountain, in the Ontonagon Ranger District, is a popular site for hikers and rock climbers, offering spectacular views of the forest. The purpose of the project is ...

Ohio State taking its turn to dominate Michigan in rivalry

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has been dominating Michigan in a rivalry with a long history of being lopsided. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won five straight and 12 of 13 against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3) going into their 114th meeting on Saturday with ...

Pistons rally from 15-point deficit to beat Thunder, 99-98

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another second-half collapse, another round of questions about Oklahoma City's finishing power. After dominating defending NBA champion Golden State from start to finish two days earlier, the Thunder wasted a big lead in a 99-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Friday ...

Warm weather for last days of deer season

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The waning days of the firearm deer hunt should deliver pleasant weather, with high temperatures staying near 40 or above from Sunday through Thursday, which is the final day of the Michigan season. Wisconsin’s nine-day gun season ends Sunday, and hunters have reported ...

Big East honors golfer Eichhorn

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MILWAUKEE — After earning his first collegiate career win in Texas, Marquette freshman Hunter Eichhorn of Carney was named Big East Male Golfer of the Week by the conference office. Eichhorn, a four-time UP high school champion, posted a 9-under-par 204 (67-72-65) at the Price’s Give’ ...

Norway grads making impact with women’s basketball teams

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Britta Grayvold was among three players scoring in double-figures as the Milwaukee School of Engineering women’s basketball team defeated Illinois Tech 64-36 for its first win of the season Tuesday. Grayvold, a freshman reserve from Norway, scored 12 points for the ...

Packers have smaller margin for error

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — A bright spot to the rough, five-game stretch that has dropped the Green Bay Packers to a .500 record is that many players in the locker room know what it’s like to dig out of a similar hole. A year ago, the Packers were 4-6 after 10 games, riding a four-game losing ...

State parks fees waived today

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds isn’t your thing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages you to hit the trail. The state is celebrating the day after Thanksgiving by waiving the usual Recreation Passport fee required for vehicle entry to ...

Steelers DE Cam Heyward in midst of breakout season

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PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward is not aware of the history he is chasing. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end doesn’t particularly care either. Heyward’s two sacks last week against Tennessee pushed his season total to seven. If he comes up with three more over the next six games for the ...

Football co-op forming group for parents

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Northern Elite Predators’ Ben Laarman, one of the area’s most innovative coaches, has created a “parents’ council” for the Niagara, Pembine and Goodman football co-op. “The idea is to pool our ideas and resources to propel the Predators football program to the ...