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Pistons still unbeaten after win over Cleveland

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DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey has coached Detroit to its best start in a decade. He's also well aware the Pistons have a long way to go. "It's good for our team, good for our morale, but we know that there's bigger mountains to climb down the road," said Casey, who was hired to coach the ...

Volleyball: Broncos edge Forest Park, 3-2

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HARRIS — Bark River-Harris prevailed over Forest Park 3-2, winning the tie-breaker fifth set 15-8 here Thursday in Skyline Central Conference volleyball. BR-H won the opening set 25-18 totaling six service aces, three by Lilian Stenberg and two from Madison Draze. Makena Lockwood had five ...

Texans beat Dolphins, 42-23

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HOUSTON (AP) — Lamar Miller's second big game in a row helped the Houston Texans to their fifth straight win. This one, a 42-23 victory Thursday night over the Dolphins, meant a little more to the running back because of his ties to South Florida. Miller was born and grew up in Miami before ...

Football playoffs: Jets, Trojans in showdown

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Iron County’s football teams begin the MHSAA postseason Friday. Defending eight-player Division 2 state champion Forest Park (5-4) faces North Central (8-1) at 6 p.m. in Powers. In Division 8, West Iron County (7-2) visits Rogers City (8-1) for a Division 8 pre-district starting at 5 ...

Football: IM’s Gerhard named to West PAC first team

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NEGAUNEE — Iron Mountain’s Charlie Gerhard landed two first-team positions on the All-West PAC Copper Division football squad. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior was named to the Copper Division first-team at tight end and defensive end. The Mountaineers had one other first-team selection in ...

Price, Red Sox win to take 2-0 World Series lead

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BOSTON (AP) — From playoff flop to October ace in two legacy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second postseason victory in a row and moved the Boston Red Sox halfway to yet another World Series title. The Red Sox left-hander pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and major league RBI ...

Antetokounmpo’s triple-double leads Bucks past 76ers, 123-108

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a cold start, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks offense again roared to life, including a near-record output in the second quarter. Before celebrating the scoring outburst, coach Mike Budenholzer wanted to talk about his team's second-half defense after a ...

WIC’s Schram named West PAC lineman of the year

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County senior Bryant Schram has been named the West PAC Conference-Iron Division’s Lineman of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Schram also earned first-team honors at defensive interior line and fullback from league coaches. Gwinn’s Ed Chapman and Ishpeming’s ...

Volleyball: Flivvers sweep Trojans

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford found momentum with its serving and up-tempo style in a 3-0 sweep against Forest Park on Tuesday. The Flivvers won the sets 25-20, 25-10 and 25-19. Kingsford picked up 11 aces on the night, including four from Aby Pickett. “Tonight for us with it being a ...

Football: Kingsford’s Mann makes 1st team offense, defense

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ESCANABA — Kingsford senior Andrew Mann earned two spots in Great Northern Conference football voting conducted by league coaches. Mann was named to the first-team offensive and defensive lines. The senior was among five Flivvers receiving GNC first-team honors — Cole Galeazzi, offensive ...

Volleyball: IM wins West PAC, share of Mid-Peninsula title

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ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain closed out the volleyball regular season Tuesday with the West PAC championship and at least a share of the Mid-Peninsula Conference title. The Mountaineers, in a must-win situation, defeated Westwood 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-20) for an unbeaten West PAC record. They ...

Volleyball: Nordics beat Broncos, 3-1

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FELCH — North Dickinson recovered from a third-set loss and rallied in the fourth to beat Bark River-Harris 3-1 (25-18, 25-10, 19-25, 25-23) in Skyline Central Conference action Tuesday. The Nordics (7-3 SC record), who lost to the Broncos earlier this month, dominated the first two sets. ...

Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1

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BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys. Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a ...

Football: Pickford dominates Great Lakes selections

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RAPID RIVER — Eight-player football has become a huge factor in Upper Peninsula football circles, and listening to nominations for the Great Lakes Eight Football Conference all-stars underlined that here Monday. Pickford (9-0), ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press state poll, had four ...

Bucks hold off Knicks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks' wide-open offense. Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points — including two critical 3s down the stretch — as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday ...

Football: Florence coach looks back on 7-2 season

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence's first eight-player football season ended Friday night in a 70-42 state playoff game loss to the undefeated and top-seeded Luck Cardinals. "Too many explosive plays that led to points, although if you ask the other team, they'd tell you the same thing," said ...

Hurricanes beat Red Wings, 3-1

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DETROIT (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes dominated Detroit through most of the game, but needed a timely block by defenseman Justin Faulk to beat the Red Wings and snap a three-game losing streak. Faulk, who also scored a goal, made a crucial short-handed block on a shot by Detroit's Andreas ...

Game 1 to be cold one for Dodgers, Red Sox

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BOSTON (AP) — Hooting and hollering, Chris Taylor and a couple of Dodgers took aim at the Green Monster. With their arms, not bats. Standing in left field, they kept throwing balls at a small, square space in the scoreboard, shouting every time a miss clanged off the metal letters. "I've ...

Coast to coast series means sleeping at ballpark

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BOSTON (AP) — Think the Red Sox are asleep at the ballpark? You may be right. Catching some Zzzzs during downtime could help Boston be more alert during the first coast-to-coast World Series in 20 years. A sleep room was opened last year at Fenway Park, adjacent to the gym next to the ...