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UP tournament returns to Oak Crest Golf Course

Local Sports

NORWAY — The UP Ladies Golf Association Championships are returning to Oak Crest Golf Course for the first time in 13 years. The 92nd annual tournament tees off this morning at 9 a.m. The opening group features past champions Becky Cecconi and Karen Plaisier along with Zoe Woodworth and ...

UP Ladies Golf Championships: Woodworth medalist with 79

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NORWAY — Lake Linden’s Zoe Woodworth took a different approach to the back nine and wound up with medalist honors Saturday in the 92nd UP Ladies Golf Association Championships at Oak Crest Golf Course. The former Colorado Mesa University golfer carded a five-over par 79 in Saturday’s ...

Pirates, Bell’s four hits spill Crew

Wisconsin Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits. Bell might have turned the corner in that department on Friday, with two doubles and a triple as part of his four-hit night that helped Pittsburgh to ...

Crews work on trails amid new flooding in Houghton County

Outdoors

HOUGHTON — Heavy rain showers fell over parts of Houghton County this week, prompting new flooding concerns and re-assessment of the local state-managed trail system. The latest rains came nearly a month after a Father’s Day storm dumped 7 inches of rain on some parts of Houghton County ...

Bass, trout action good

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bass fishing has improved with the onslaught of summer heat, and anglers continue to report good results on trout. For bass, try crankbaits, worms or leeches, said Doug Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. “Pike action has been steady, with large suckers the ...

Hunter safety offered in Kingsford

Outdoors

KINGSFORD — A hunter safety class will be held July 30 through Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Kingsford Middle School cafeteria, with a field day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the United Sportsmen facilities in Merriman. Students must attend all classroom instruction and ...

Cecconi, Plaisier have sights on UP title

Local Sports

NORWAY — Iron Mountain’s Becky Cecconi won four UP Ladies Golf Association championships in the early 1990s. How about a fifth in the 92nd annual UP tournament starting Saturday at Oak Crest Golf Course? “It depends on who shows up,” Cecconi said with a laugh. “It’s been a long ...

Major LL: IM North edges Gladstone to reach district final

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) kept their postseason hopes alive Thursday night with a 3-2 win over Norway in the District 10 tournament. Iron Mountain North edged Gladstone 3-2 in Thursday’s opener. Esky hosts Gladstone in an elimination game ...

Legion baseball: Niagara, Bark River battle to split twinbill

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara's late rally fell short in an American Legion doubleheader split against Bark River on Thursday. After taking the first game 4-1, Niagara's bats cooled in a 2-1 loss. Niagara nearly rallied enough offense in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Facing a 2-0 ...

Blackhawks trade Hossa to Coyotes

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract. The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 ...

Oak Crest set for 92nd UPLGA championship

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NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course rolls out the red carpet Saturday for the 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championship. Tournament director Kevin Londo said he hopes the ladies enjoy their stay regardless of tournament results. “It should be fun,” said Londo, director of golf ...

Brewers fall to Marlins 5-4 in 12th

National Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar hit like the All-Star he is, while the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers hit like also-rans. Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBIs, but his teammates went 1 for 14 with runners in ...

Aguilar, Segura win online vote for final All-Star spots

National Sports

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar ...

Croatia beats England, in World Cup final for 1st time

National Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared headed to its first World Cup final since 1966. Then the second ...

Former Michigan State, Lions coach Darryl Rogers dies

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83. The Lions said Rogers' family confirmed his death Wednesday. Rogers coached Michigan State from 1976-79, going 24-18-2. The ...

Major LL: Norway sinks Kingsford, 12-2

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A seven-run fourth inning sent Norway past Kingsford 12-2 in the Little League major (age 12-under) baseball pre-district elimination game Tuesday at Larry Barkle Eastside Field. Norway, which beat Kingsford for a second time in the pre-district, will meet district host ...

NFL players union files grievance over anthem policy

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and ...

Ramos, Rays roll past Tigers 5-2

National Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilson Ramos is on a roll lately, and so are the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramos hit a three-run homer, five Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Tuesday night. The Rays (47-44) moved three games above .500 for the first ...

France advances to World Cup final

National Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance. Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup ...