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Kendall Burklund of Norway Thirsty Whale connects in a Little League minor (age 7-10) softball game at Marion Park. Florence Digger Green catcher Abby Novak and umpire Caleb Burklund look on. Norway rallied to win 4-3 in six innings. American Legion and Little League teams are welcome to submit game results to The Daily News at aniemi@ironmountaindailynews.com or bangeli@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Little League minor softball

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Kendall Burklund of Norway Thirsty Whale connects in a Little League minor (age 7-10) softball game at Marion Park. Florence Digger Green catcher Abby Novak and umpire Caleb Burklund look on. Norway rallied to win 4-3 in six innings. American Legion and Little League teams are welcome to submit ...

Reyes keys Tigers’ rally past Twins

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DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire didn’t mind getting a beer shower from his players Wednesday night. He just didn’t know why it was happening. “They ambushed me, and they really got me,” he said after his Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2. “I wasn’t expecting it, and ...

Strikeouts on upswing entering World Series

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there will be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball, and pitching staffs averaging ...

Kizer gets a fresh start with Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — DeShone Kizer has already had quite the NFL career after just one year in the league. But what a year it was starting for the winless Cleveland Browns as a rookie. Now Kizer is in a completely different situation with the Green Bay Packers. There are no expectations ...

With no holdouts, Vikings take good vibes into summer break

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Several prominent players across the NFL have skipped mandatory minicamps this week, subjecting themselves to team fines out of concern for their contract status in a league where so little is guaranteed. Everyone is accounted for in Minnesota, where good vibes from the ...

Cabrera out for season, Tigers fall to Twins

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers lost much more than a game on Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon in the third inning of a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins and will have season-ending surgery later this week. "This is obviously a very sad day for Miggy and for ...

Norway’s VanHolla named Skyline Conference Player of the Year

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NORWAY — Norway’s Ada VanHolla, who hit over .500 this season, has been named the Skyline Conference Softball Player of the Year. The junior batted .522 with eight home runs and 45 RBIs. She posted a .928 fielding average at third base. “Ada puts in a lot of time,” said Norway coach ...

Ryan, Poupore named UP Soccer Conference players of the year

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KINGSFORD — The two best players in the UP Girls Soccer Conference demonstrated their skills this spring at Commemorative Field. League coaches named Iron Mountain junior forward Riley Poupore as the offensive player of the year while Kingsford senior Maddy Ryan earned defensive ...

UP All-Star basketball game set for Saturday

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MARQUETTE — The goal of the UP All-Star Classic basketball game is to raise funds for scholarships for Upper Peninsula high school athletes. On Saturday, two of the most recent scholarship recipients will be on hand to personally say thank you when they participate in the 33rd annual ...

Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Casey with 5-year deal

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DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs. In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs. The Pistons hired the NBA coach of the year finalist Monday, hoping he can ...

Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 in 11 innings

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Rizzo turned on the power with a long homer down the right-field line in the 11th inning. Jason Heyward delivered a tying single in the eighth against one of the toughest relievers in baseball. The Chicago Cubs dented the Milwaukee Brewers' normally lights-out ...

Patricia adjusts to scrutiny leading the Lions

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia worked in relative obscurity in New England. The burly man with a bushy beard, baseball cap on backward, with a pencil above his right ear was noticed only occasionally while coordinating the Patriots' defense. As a first-year NFL head coach with the ...

New Jersey governer signs sports betting bill

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows of organized crime and shady offshore operators. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed ...

Florida, Texas, Red Raiders, Hogs make World Series

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Defending national champion Florida, Texas, Texas Tech and Arkansas won their winner-take-all games in the NCAA Tournament best-of-three super regionals on Monday and are headed to the College World Series. The No. 1 national seed Gators beat Auburn 3-2 in 11 innings in Gainesville, Florida, ...

Kluber, Indians rout Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Eventually, a team from the AL Central will figure out a way to beat Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber. Kluber continued his dominance of the division on Sunday, allowing two runs in eight innings as the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2. The win improved Kluber (10-2) ...

Baseball: Indian Lakes rallies to win regional title

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RUDYARD — They were just one out away from a second straight trip to the quarterfinals, but Rudyard could not hold off a seventh-inning comeback by Inland Lakes Saturday. Inland Lakes scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, winning 7-6 in walk-off fashion over Rudyard in a Division ...

Rudyard takes regional title over Ishpeming

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NORWAY — The Ishpeming Hematites appeared to have some momentum heading into Saturday’s Division 4 regional championship softball game. Rudyard, however, changed that in a hurry as it handed the Hematites a 14-2 loss in the Region 25 championship. Ishpeming was coming off an emotional ...

Nadal beats Thiem for French Open title

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PARIS (AP) — In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried. He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand was cramping so badly he couldn't straighten it. After ...

Popp earns awards for academics, play on the field

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GOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado School of Mines Baseball team led all of NCAA Division II with three Google Cloud Academic All-Americans as the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) unveiled its 2018 Academic All-America Division II baseball teams. Joe Popp, son of Laura ...

Softball: Badgers’ Wells named to All-M&O first team

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara senior infielder Allison Wells has been named to the All-M&O Conference softball first-team. The Badgers had two second-team outfielders in senior Abby McCarthy and junior Marissa Blosser. Sophomore Jayden Payette received honorable mention. Coleman senior ...