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Obituary: Forrest Gregg anchored Packer offensive lines

Wisconsin Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the "finest player I ever coached," died Friday at age 85. Barbara Gregg said her husband of 59 years died in Colorado Springs from ...

NFL: Soap opera of an offseason for Packers

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — New Packers coach Matt LaFleur had a long to-do list even before his players arrived for the start of offseason workouts this week. The drama that started in Green Bay with the December firing of coach Mike McCarthy has bubbled into the spring, with McCarthy ripping ...

Birds might still need help weathering the storm

Outdoors

While Thursday’s late-season snow and ice might have been a bit of a shock for some early migrating birds already back in the region, they should be able to make do as long as the snow cover doesn’t linger for too long. Much of it already seemed to be fading Friday and Monday promises ...

Ice conditions turn dicey; youth turkey hunt in Wisconsin

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — With ice deteriorating, most anglers are either waiting for warmer days or hitting the road for walleye or steelhead. At Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis., Doug Whisler said some lakes still have ice, but conditions are variable. “Everyone should use extreme caution ...

Gold Medal Classic: Class D championship pits IM against Carney

Local Sports

HERMANSVILLE — Iron Mountain Dave’s Auto Sales will play for the Class D championship tonight in the 81st Gold Medal Classic tournament at the Community Club gym. Dave’s and Carney Juice Promotions will meet at 8 p.m. for the title. Former Mountaineer standouts Pat Flood, Ty Thomann and ...

Packer great Forrest Gregg dies

Local Sports

Forrest Gregg, the great lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s whom Vince Lombardi called the "best player I ever coached," has died. He was 85. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced his death Friday but did not disclose details. A member of the Hall of Fame, Gregg starred ...

Soccer: IM begins season Saturday with twinbill vs. Wrightstown

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Defending UP Girls Soccer Conference champion Iron Mountain begins the season Saturday. The Mountaineers of coach Stephen Hodgins are scheduled to play two games Saturday in Wrightstown. Senior Riley Poupore, who suffered a torn ACL in basketball, earned UPGSC Player of ...

Koepka, DeChambeau share lead at the Masters

National Sports

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau believes science was at work late in the afternoon at Augusta National, creating a force in the atmosphere where big roars from great shots filter through the back nine. An easier description: Another exciting finish at the Masters, this time on a ...

Cold bats: Indians blank Tigers 4-0

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin capped a successful return to Detroit with another fine day at the plate. Martin had three hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday. Shane Bieber allowed three hits in seven innings ...

Pistons beat Knicks, make playoffs

National Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Pistons knew a victory Wednesday night would guarantee them a playoff spot. And, from the opening tip, they left no doubt that was going to happen. Luke Kennard scored 27 points, Reggie Jackson had 21 and Andre Drummond added 20 points and 18 rebounds as the ...

Angels beat Brewers for series sweep

National Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels were held to five hits Wednesday night, but the timing of those hits propelled them to their sixth straight win. Missing star outfielder Mike Trout, the Angels defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 as they scored all their runs on four hits in the ...

Thunder beat Bucks in season finale

National Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oklahoma City wanted a win to avoid slipping into a first-round playoff matchup against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. The Milwaukee Bucks, with the NBA's best record already clinched, just needed to stay healthy. Everybody got what they wanted Wednesday ...

Voynov appeals suspension for 2019-20 season

National Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Slava Voynov is appealing the suspension imposed by the NHL after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence. Jonathan Weatherdon, a spokesman for the NHL Players’ Association, said Wednesday that the organization had filed an appeal on behalf of Voynov. Players ...

Baseball: Bobcats beat STAA in season opener, 14-8

Local Sports

MARINETTE, Wis. — Florence won its season opener 14-8 over St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Tuesday. The Bobcats (1-0) survived control issues on the mound, giving up the runs on seven walks and just one hit. “I hate walks with a passion,” Florence head coach Dave LaPoint said. “I’d ...

Youth Hockey: Marquette Legion reaches semifinals

Local Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — All good things must come to an end. That was the case for the Marquette American Legion Post 44 Bantam AA U14 hockey team, falling 3-2 to Canton, NY, at the Compton Family Ice Arena in the USA Hockey Nationals Division 3A semifinal Sunday. Marquette finished the season ...

UP Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Local Sports

ESCANABA - Tickets are available for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet is May 11 at Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2-41. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by April 29. They are available ...

Gold Medal crowns Perronville, Carney teams

Local Sports

HERMANSVILLE — Perronville Bloniarz Farms and Carney Juiced Apparel have captured the first two championships in the 81st Gold Medal Classic basketball tournament in the Community Club gym. Jason Boucher’s 19 points led Bloniarz Farms past Stephenson Wilson Farms 79-75 in the Class B ...

Softball: Spring Swing hosting 32 games

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The high school softball season kicks off this weekend at about the only place it could in the Upper Peninsula during the early part of April. Indoors. The Superior Dome in Marquette will host the 17th annual Spring Swing Softball Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The ...

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers’ president

National Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just ...

Pistons win, cling to playoff hopes

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are still clinging to the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs thanks to their biggest second-half comeback in three decades. Andre Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds and Ish Smith matched a season high with 22 points, helping Detroit rally to ...