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Sixers overcome Antetokounmpo

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo won the scoring matchup, but Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers won the game. Antetokounmpo poured in a career-high 52 points, yet Embiid had 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers over the Milwaukee Bucks 130-125 on Sunday. Antetokounmpo ...

Duke over North Carolina for NCAA championship

National Sports

Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame. Duke vs. North Carolina is as good as any, if not better. They have met in basketball 251 times. They now have a combined 93 NCAA Tournament ...

Kyle Busch ties Petty’s win mark

National Sports

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle of the pack at Auto Club Speedway. Busch had to pass 17 cars in 73 laps on sizzling old asphalt to get his landmark 200th victory across NASCAR’s three major ...

Mountaineers fall to Pewamo-Westphalia in state finals, 53-52

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain was 0.7 seconds away from a state championship on Saturday. Pewamo-Westphalia’s Collin Trierweiler hit a pair of free throws after controversial intentional foul and travel calls to give the Pirates a 53-52 win for their first-ever state championship. Just 0.7 ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: IM assistant comes in handy

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Iron Mountain High School assistant Brian (Big Guy) Waitrovich provided a valuable service during the Division 3 state semifinals Thursday. When Charlie Gerhard wound up with blood on his shorts, the senior retreated to the sidelines for a uniform change. Waitrovich was ...

Mountaineers ready for state title test

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EAST LANSING - With “Ric Flair Drip” blasting on a stereo in the corner of the gym, the Iron Mountain basketball team warms up with a shootaround and a five-minute dunk contest. There’s smiles, laughs, and assistant coach Richard Olds is holding a hockey stick during the team’s Friday ...

Eighty years later, IM eyes another state championship

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School aims for a fourth state boys basketball championship today. The 1928 Mountaineers got the first one with a 23-17 win over Dearborn Fordson. The second came in 1933 when IM topped Stambaugh 22-18. IM’s 1939 Class B state title was of the ...

Mountaineers fall to Pewamo-Westphalia in state finals, 53-52

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain waited 80 years between state finals appearances. On Saturday, the Mountaineers were 0.7 seconds away from its first state title since an Upper Peninsula-only title in 1939. And then suddenly Pewamo-Westphalia celebrated with the state championship ...

Western UP moose population holding its own — DNR survey

Outdoors

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Moose in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula are holding their own more than three decades after an attempt to rebuild the population with animals from Canada, although their numbers remain far lower than initially hoped, officials said Friday. The state ...

DNR advisory panel to meet Thursday in IM at Bay West

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will discuss deer camp survey results and Michigan’s moose history when it meets Thursday in Iron Mountain. The meeting will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Room 231 at Bay College ...

Panfish biting as snowy winter begins to fade

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Snowmobile trails are open and holding up despite warmer weather, although they may be hard-packed and somewhat icy. The forecast calls for highs in the 30s the next couple of days before rising into the 50s by next weekend. So far, little precipitation is predicted. ...

Mountaineers topple defending champs

Local Sports

EAST LANSING - Iron Mountain is playing for a state championship on Saturday. The Mountaineers (27-0) defeated Detroit Edison PSA 60-57 for a MHSAA Division 3 state finals berth. The Mountaineers will face Pewamo-Westphalia at 4:30 p.m. EDT for the state championship. Pewamo-Westphalia beat ...

Dollar Bay falls in semi

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EAST LANSING — It’s a new Finals, with another trip for Southfield Christian, and Jon Sanders and Da’Jion Humphrey’s turns to take on the spotlight. The Eagles — last season’s Class D champions — will play for a second straight title Saturday morning after defeating Dollar Bay ...

Cain, Crew aim to hold off deep NL Central

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PHOENIX (AP) — Thanks to some aggressive acquisitions by the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, the NL Central got a lot tougher on paper this offseason. Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers think they’re up to the task of repeating as champions. “Competition is through the ...

Lions introduce Flowers, sign two more free agents

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Trey Flowers’ 6-year old daughter has already experienced plenty of success during her father’s NFL career. “She’s been fortunate to be at three Super Bowls. She has known that her daddy played for the Patriots,” Flowers said. “I just kind of hinted it ...

Marquette rips St. John’s to break four-game slide

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NEW YORK (AP) — Just when it seemed No. 23 Marquette was about to let a fifth straight game slip away, Markus Howard showed everyone why he was the Big East player of the year. Howard scored 12 of his 30 points during a game-breaking 23-2 second-half run, and the Golden Eagles routed St. ...

Packers didn’t skimp on landing free agents

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — From 2010 through 2016, former Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed two unrestricted free agents. On Thursday, the Packers announced the signing of four such players. Second-year GM Brian Gutekunst wasn’t shopping from the bargain bin, either, in trying to ...

Central Michigan advances past Kent

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. scored 23 points and Central Michigan pulled away midway through the second half and hung on for an 89-81 win over Kent State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament, setting up a matchup against No. 18 Buffalo. The ...

Tigers’ Fulmer won’t pitch in near future

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer will not pitch in games in the near future, focusing on lower-body mechanics. “He took a step back to refine his lower-body mechanics,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said after Thursday’s 4-4 tie with Boston. “We have ...

Wings blow three-goal lead, bow to Lightning

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DETROIT — Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning turned a three-goal deficit into a milestone night. Stamkos tied Vincent Lecavalier for Tampa Bay’s career lead in goals, Nikita Kucherov scored twice in the third period and the Lightning rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on ...