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Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Charles Matthews set the tone with a slam and celebrated by flexing to the crowd. Quickly, the rematch turned into a rout. Matthews scored 19 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 18 and No. 18 Michigan beat No. 8 Villanova 73-46 Wednesday night in their first meeting since ...

Packers face Seahawks in crucial game for playoff positioning

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SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson have faced off in a few memorable games in Seattle, from the "Fail Mary" to an unforgettable NFC championship game that sent the Seahawks to their second straight Super Bowl. For the fifth straight regular season — and the seventh time ...

Registrations invited for ‘Outdoors Woman’ program

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MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting registrations for this winter's “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 22-24 in Marquette County. This annual winter BOW gathering is for women, 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to ...

Blackhawks beat Blues, end skid

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CHICAGO (AP) — The game puck for his first NHL win meant something to Jeremy Colliton. The relief for his players meant a lot more. Colliton got his first victory as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday ...

DNR biologist expects good UP deer hunt

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ESCANABA — Opening day for firearm season is here and hunters in the local area can expect a good hunt, but should also keep the Department of Natural Resource’s chronic wasting disease sampling effort in mind. Karen Sexton, a wildlife biologist at the Department of Natural Resources ...

Girls basketball: STAA spoils Patriots’ season opener, win 57-48

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GOODMAN, Wis. — Senior Alexa Pristelski scored 26 points as St. Thomas Aquinas Academy held off Goodman-Pembine 57-48 in a girls basketball season opener Tuesday. Katelyn Morrison and Katelyn Nelson each had 16 points to pace the Patriots. The Cavalettes won just one game last season, and ...

Volleyball: Carney advances to D4 state semifinals

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MANISTIQUE — Carney-Nadeau earned its first trip to the MHSAA state volleyball semifinals with a thrilling five-set win over Onaway. The C-N Wolves held off a hard-charging Onaway team by winning the fifth set in the quarterfinals. Getting up early in the final set was key, according to ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Budek’s Phantoms run like Nordics

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... West De Pere ran the football 57 times, with no pass plays, in beating Rice Lake 35-14 to qualify for the WIAA Division 3 state championship game. West De Pere assistant Regan Budek may have wondered if the Phantoms had adopted the offensive philosophy of his North Dickinson ...

Girls basketball: Cohesive juniors lead Badgers in 2018-19

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NIAGARA, Wis. — A veteran group will lead Niagara in the 2019 girls basketball season. “The girls on this year’s team have played together since fourth grade,” said Niagara head coach Karl Lamoreaux, noting seven juniors that either started or lettered last season. “I am looking ...

Green, Red Wings rout Coyotes

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are playing inspired hockey after a sluggish start to the season. Defenseman Mike Green had a goal and two assists and the Red Wings extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Detroit has ...

Oakland’s Melvin, Atlanta’s Snitker voted top managers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Melvin's job was a lot different as a rookie manager with Seattle in 2002, and even when he was voted Manager of the Year with Arizona in 2007 and Oakland in 2012. "Organizations and certainly front offices are more a part of it now, and you have to understand that," ...

Quick change: Packers prep for Seattle after win

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It can be difficult enough for NFL players to have just three days to prepare for a Thursday night game. The Green Bay Packers have another unique wrinkle in their schedule: they must fly west this year for their Thursday night matchup against the Seattle ...

Aho scores in OT to carry Hurricanes over Blackhawks

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different. The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a ...

McIlroy giving up European Tour membership in 2019

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour. Just for the year, for now. McIlroy said on Tuesday at the World Tour Championship he intends to play only two full-field European Tour events in the first ...

NHL, retired players reach $19M concussions settlement

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The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court ...

Women’s Basketball: Felch’s Jacobson lifts Lakeland

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Miranda Jacobson made two free throws in the final minute for the go-ahead points and the Lakeland University defeated University of Wisconsin-River Falls 55-53 on Saturday night. Lakeland defeated a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team for the first time ...

Jones, Packers run past Dolphins

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway. Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday. The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away ...