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Maple Leafs beat Red Wings

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DETROIT (AP) — Auston Matthews heard the short list of NHL greats he joined by scoring nine times in the first five games of the season. Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy are the only other players in league history to pull off the feat. "Nice," Matthews said ...

Football: Week 8 matchups

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This week's area high school football games: Thursday, Oct. 11 8-player North Central (6-1) vs. Carney-Nadeau (0-7). Last week: North Central beat Florence, 42-22. Carney-Nadeau lost to Rudyard, 76-32. Friday, Oct. 12 Kingsford (3-4 vs. Menominee (1-6). Last week: Kingsford beat Lomira, ...

Moustakas brings pivotal playoff experience

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out "Booooo!" But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting. "Mooooose!" Mike Moustakas has been a hit with fans and teammates with the Milwaukee Brewers since being ...

Football: Kingsford, Maroons set for GNC matchup

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Menominee, occupants of the Great Northern Conference football throne since 1982, are in unfamiliar positions heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. Both teams are lagging in the standings this fall behind league-leading Marquette 2-0 and runner-up ...

Football: IM has eyes on L’Anse in bid to make playoffs

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Iron Mountain has a chance Friday to qualify for the playoffs. After enduring a one-win season a year ago, the Mountaineers (5-2) seek a playoff appearance for the first time since 2016. The last time Iron Mountain had missed the playoffs before last year was 2013. Iron Mountain hosts ...

Cross country: Rapid River boys take Skyline title

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WILSON — The weather was hardly fit for man or beast at times Wednesday, but it didn’t stop North Central senior Griffin Johnson or Superior Central junior Danika Walters from mastering the conditions in the Skyline Central Conference cross country meet. Johnson earned his first league ...

Expectations rising for Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA's retired greats. No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant. But showing up three hours early? That sends a ...

Volleyball roundup: IM sweeps Houghton

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers took control early and never relinquished momentum in a 3-0 sweep over Houghton on Tuesday. Iron Mountain won the sets 25-20, 25-13 and 25-18. "Coming off the Kingsford loss and Gladstone loss, the team really motivated themselves verbally on the court ...

Volleyball: Flivvs bounce back to beat Lakeland, 3-2

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MINOCQUA, Wis. — Kingsford recovered from a slow start to sink Lakeland 3-2 (14-25, 20-25, 25-20, 27-25, 19-17) in non-conference volleyball Tuesday. “We started out the night in slow motion, really struggling to get into a rhythm,” said Kingsford head coach Jaclynn Kreider. “We just ...

Tennis: Kingsford’s List named to All-UP First Team

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ESCANABA — To the surprise of no one who has followed Upper Peninsula girls tennis this fall, Elysa Olivier of Marquette and Negaunee have earned major awards in voting by coaches. Olivier finished the season unbeaten and won the UP Division 1 singles title at No. 1 to be named Player of ...

Volleyball: Florence rallies to beat Three Lakes

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence nearly didn’t have to worry about playing for the Northern Lakes Conference volleyball championship Thursday. Upstart Three Lakes held a 2-1 lead Tuesday before the Bobcats rallied for a 3-2 (26-24, 16-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-11) win. Florence (23-3-1, 12-1) will ...

Volleyball: Broncos edge Nordics

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HARRIS — Bark River Harris survived a roller coaster to beat North Dickinson here Tuesday. The Broncos won 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 4-25, 15-7) in a match that included many ups and downs. After dropping the first set, the Broncos (5-4) found themselves trailing 16-5 in the second before ...

Basketball player’s father: Louisville assistant gave cash

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NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school. At a criminal trial about corruption in big-time ...

Volleyball: Kingsford sweeps Maroons

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford came out swinging and overpowered Menominee 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-10) in Great Northern Conference volleyball Monday. “Tonight was a lot of fun because we were able to set a good tempo early and that was one of our big focuses,” said Kingsford head coach Jaclynn ...

Volleyball: Escanaba rallies over Norway in 3-1 win

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ESCANABA — Escanaba continued its winning ways by beating Norway 3-1 on Monday. The Eskymos got off to a slow start losing the first set 25-19. Esky coach Adam Lambert started an all-senior lineup in the first set and the Eskymos were also playing without injured senior middle hitter Lexi ...

Brees sets all-time passing mark

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees used one hand to hold his helmet and the other to wipe away tears. It was the first time the 39-year-old Brees had ever walked off of a football field knowing that he had thrown for more yards than any quarterback in the history of the NFL. And the Saints ...

Terry, Gibson lead Ducks past Wings, 3-2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Troy Terry is only five games into his NHL career, he was already something of a shootout legend even before he arrived in Anaheim. When he got his first shootout opportunity for the Ducks on Monday night, Terry broke out the same skills he employed to win ...

Injuries will test depth of secondary at No. 15 Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Add Wisconsin safety D'Cota Dixon to the growing list of injuries in the secondary for No. 15 Wisconsin. Dixon had his right foot in a protective boot on Monday after getting hurt late in last week's 41-24 victory over Nebraska. The senior said the boot was just a ...

Brewers sweep Rockies, reach NLCS

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DENVER (AP) — The 38-year-old journeyman catcher looked to his left and spotted his Milwaukee Brewers teammates spilling out of the dugout. Erik Kratz then looked straight ahead and saw his reliever standing alone. So he took off for Josh Hader to give him, "the biggest hug. ... Because you ...