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Flint Beecher’s Terry named AP Division 3 boys top player

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint Beecher has been a state basketball powerhouse for years, but the last decade has seen the Buccaneers become just as well known for the individual talent they have produced, the latest of which is junior guard Jalen Terry. Terry was named The Associated Press ...

Reports: Former Packers WR Nelson to retire

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Former Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson is retiring, according to multiple reports. The news first broke Wednesday morning on Twitter. Nelson did not address the news before press time. Nelson played 10 season including nine in Green Bay. He signed with the ...

Bledsoe scores 23 to lead Bucks past Rockets, 108-94

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Bledsoe stole the show in a marquee matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. With top-billing going to MVP front-runners Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, the feisty Bucks' guard turned in one his best all-around performances of ...

NFL: Pass interference now reviewable by officials

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PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell laid down the law, and the owners readily changed NFL rules on reviewing pass interference, whether flagged or not. As the league concluded its spring meeting one day early, the owners passed by a shockingly overwhelming 31-1 margin that interference can be ...

Coyotes hold off Blackhawks, 1-0

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper and Nick Cousins, along with some gritty play from their teammates, gave the Arizona Coyotes a critical victory in their pursuit of a Western Conference wild card. Next up, the franchise's most meaningful regular-season game in years. Cousins scored a ...

Colleen Redding, ‘Misfits’ play for love of the game

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The unlikeliest of teams won a state tournament and now plays next month in the nationals. Possibly only the 19U Petoskey Northmen girls hockey team and its followers would have realized such success was possible. How could girls from several communities on both sides of the bridge practice ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Remembering Raymond Bray

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Received a text wondering if I noticed that the late Raymond Bray will be replaced by four people when it comes to operating the Gold Medal Classic basketball tournament in Hermansville. I was just surprised it wasn’t five. He did much for that prestigious event. The ...

Packers-Bears to open 2019 NFL season

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PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5. Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries ...

Top-seeded Notre Dame thumps Michigan State

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Muffet McGraw, top-seed Notre Dame and the home fans held their collective breaths when Jackie Young lost hers during Monday's 91-63 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in a second-round NCAA Chicago Regional game. "I'm fine, just a hard foul, nothing to worry ...

No. 1 seeds dominate spots for tournament’s Sweet 16

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De’Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament. For the first time in a decade, the remaining tournament field entering the Sweet 16 looks a lot like the one set on ...

Improving Red Wings sink Sharks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are in a freefall at most inopportune time. Dylan Larkin scored in the first minute, Jonathan Bernier had 38 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Sharks 3-2 Monday night. The Red Wings have won four of their last five games after going 1-9-3 ...

NMU ties golf record

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Northern Michigan University men’s golf team tied a school record with a two-round total of 586 at the Saginaw Valley State Spring Invitational. The Wildcats’ 291 second round also tied for the second-best round in program history. NMU is coached by Norway native Bob ...

MSU grads to hear Vikings QB

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EAST LANSING (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will address graduates at Michigan State University this spring. The East Lansing school announced Monday that the Michigan State alumni would be commencement speakers. Cousins played ...

Adrian Lenawee beats Saints for D4 title

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GRAND RAPIDS – By Bree Salenbien’s admission, she was “kinda out of it” during Saturday morning’s Division 4 Final at Van Noord Arena. But that gave Adrian Lenawee Christian a chance to show this year’s title was won by a fully talented team in addition to being paced by one of ...

Packers vs. Bears to open 2019 schedule

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PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will have the Packers play at the Bears in the Thursday night kickoff game Sept. 5. Traditionally, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in ...

NCAA favorites reach Sweet 16

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Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament. The biggest upset this March isn't a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No. 15 seed or a First Four team somehow weaving into the second weekend — it's the lack of genuine stunners to shake up the bracket. The top seeds ...

MSU routs Gophers, on to Sweet 16

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State doesn't just hope to get to the Sweet 16 each year. It expects it. The Spartans played with that attitude, and then some, rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night to advance to the regional semifinals ...

Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida, 64-49

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA ...

Patriots’ TE Gronkowski retires

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BOSTON (AP) — The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started. The New England Patriots' fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons. The four-time All-Pro ...

Broken ankle sidelines former FP star

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Former Forest Park star Lexi Gussert, who had been tearing up Tasmania’s North-West Basketball Union, has suffered a season-ending broken ankle. Gussert, in her first season of playing in the island country near Australia, broke the fibula bone near the ankle in a recent Somerset Heat game. ...