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Patricia adjusts to scrutiny leading the Lions

National Sports

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

National Sports

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

National Sports

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

National Sports

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

Local Sports

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

Local Sports

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

National Sports

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

Local Sports

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

Local Sports

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 ...

ScuttleBurt: Track & Field Finals recap

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Kingsford speedster Olivia Allen and Flivver assistant Becky (Drake) Cecconi go through a pre-race routine that obviously works. Allen won the Division 1 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes along with the 1600 relay in Saturday’s UP Track and Field Finals at Flivver ...

Golf: Monette first in Pine Grove ‘Two Point Fairway’

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ranee Monette won the game of the day Tuesday in the Pine Grove Country Club 18-Hole Ladies Golf League. Playing “Two Point Fairway” where golfers receive one point for a drive in the fairway and one point if two putts or less, Monette posted a 25 to capture Class A. ...

Wells, Carlson receive Niagara’s Sherman Bratton Scholarships

Local Sports

NIAGARA, Wis. — Allison Wells and Cole Carlson have been awarded the prestigious Sherman Bratton Memorial Scholarships at Niagara High School. In doing so, the recent class of 2018 graduates became the 24th annual recipients of the scholarships. They were presented with their awards by ...

Prep Baseball: Skyline names stars

Local Sports

NORWAY — Bark River-Harris’ Logan Heim has been named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year. League baseball coaches named five players from Kingsford, four from Norway and two from North Central. Skyline Conference: Pitchers — Sam Hall, Matt Richer and Ryan Arndt, BR-H; Trey ...

Justify ready for run at Triple Crown history

National Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Baffert has done everything he can with Justify. Now, it’s up to the undefeated colt and some racing luck to add his name to a revered list of Triple Crown winners. The chestnut colt with the blaze running down his face appears to have rebounded well after victories in ...

NBA Finals: Warriors broom Cavaliers

National Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State. Golden still. Stephen Curry scored 37 points, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland ...

Braun, Brewers belt Phils

Wisconsin Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers were in Cleveland earlier this week when Ryan Braun told manager Craig Counsell he couldn't wait for the next stop on the road trip. Braun proved again Friday night why he loves playing in Philadelphia. He homered twice and drove in five runs, and ...

DNR recommends Lower Peninsula baiting ban to fight deer disease

Outdoors

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials plan to present recommendations to a state commission on how to stop the spread of a deadly disease among deer. The department will meet with the state Natural Resources Commission next week about chronic wasting ...

Fawns stashed on doorsteps

Outdoors

The annual flood of spring breeding and birthing definitely is on the rise in the region. Fawns are being spotted everywhere — literally. Several residents have called or stopped in to report a motionless little deer pressed to the ground right alongside their homes or other buildings. ...

Free fishing today, Sunday in Michigan

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Residents and non-residents can fish without a license today and Sunday in Michigan — an annual effort to promote Michigan’s fishing opportunities. All other regulations apply. This is also “Three Free” Weekend where you can ride off-road trails and visit any ...