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Cross, Logan named Forest Park MVPs

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Hannah Cross and Josh Logan have been named the most valuable players for the Forest Park High School basketball teams. Cross and Logan received the Steve Warner Memorial Award for earning most valuable player. The Malcolm McNeil Memorial Award went to Mercedes Simmons and ...

Pasqualoni to call Detroit defense

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ORLANDO – Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia had breakfast with the Lions beat writers at the NFL annual meetings Tuesday, and got a little more in-depth about how the Lions’ defense will be run this fall. “Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni will be calling the defense and he’ll be running ...

NFL owners approve simplified catch language

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new ...

Expectations low for Tigers

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DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire and the Detroit Tigers understand the challenge ahead. After about a decade of consistent contention, of high hopes and big payrolls, the Tigers finished tied for the worst record in baseball last year — and that was only the start of what could be a difficult ...

UP dominates snowmobile races

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SUPERIOR, Wis. — When one looks at the results of the recent Mid-America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers-sanctioned snowmobile races at Mont du Lac Resort, they would have thought the races were held in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Every class in the Minnesota State Championship ...

Wings, Glendening down Penguins 5-2

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are a team in transition, and that was evident Tuesday night. Veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored a goal for his 400th point, while rookie defenseman Joe Hicketts, playing his second NHL game, grabbed a pair of assists for his first career points as ...

Gallagher, Canadiens topple Red Wings

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MONTREAL (AP) — Even with the Montreal Canadiens eliminated from postseason contention, Brendan Gallagher keeps competing hard every single night. Gallagher scored twice, including his 30th goal of the season, and Carey Price snapped a seven-game losing streak as Montreal defeated the ...

Pistons’ G League player Upshaw collapses during game, dies

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons' G League affiliate who collapsed on the court during a game over the weekend, died Monday. Upshaw, 26, died at a hospital, the Grand Rapids Drive said. No cause was disclosed. He collapsed Saturday night near the ...

Chicago Cubs looking for fast start in 2018

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs remember what it was like in 2016, and they remember what happened last year. They remember all the fun they had two years ago, and how tired they were at the end of last season. The past two years could hold the key to how they perform in 2018. "These guys ...

Brewers release Gallardo, owe him about $483,871

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PHOENIX (AP) — Yovani Gallardo has been released by the Milwaukee Brewers, who owe the 32-year-old right-hander $483,871 in termination pay rather than his $2 million salary. Milwaukee made the move Monday, two days after manager Craig Counsell said Gallardo had been told he would not be on ...

Michigan reaches Final Four

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moe Wagner climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand and whipped the net around his head while thousands of Michigan's West Coast fans roared. The Wolverines hadn't caused much disturbance to those nets at Staples Center during the West Region final. They also knew it ...

Lone dog: Loyola joins regulars at Final Four

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Three teams that need no introduction. One from out of nowhere. Though the 2018 NCAA Tournament produced the biggest upset in the history of the event along with a seemingly endless string of wild finishes and unexpected results, the Final Four will look very much like it has over the last ...

Michigan defeats Boston University to earn spot in Frozen Four

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WORCESTER, Mass. — Michigan scored three times in the third period to break a 3-3 and defeat Boston University, 6-3, in the Northeast Regional final on Sunday, sending the Wolverines to the Frozen Four. Michigan (22-14-3), the No. 2 seed in the region, will join Notre Dame, Minnesota-Duluth ...

Ferris State wins Div. II national championship

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Zach Hankins led Ferris State to its first NCAA Division II national championship in any sport Saturday, scoring 19 points in the Bulldogs’ 71-69 victory over Northern State. The Bulldogs (38-1) won their final 26 games of the season and set a school-record for ...

National anthem will be hot topic at NFL owners meetings

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings. Just don't expect any far-ranging decisions to be made. Judging by the comments Sunday from the Texans' Robert McNair and the Jets' Christopher Johnson, the debate among the 32 owners could be ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … State assist record stays with Carney

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Michelle Charlier’s state championship assist record has held up for another year. Charlier handed out a state-finals record 14 assists as Carney-Nadeau clipped Potterville 73-59 for the first of the Wolves’ three Class D state girls basketball titles. The senior also ...

Lombardini up for WAC award

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Lia Lombardini, a long-ball hitting first baseman at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was a candidate for the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week. Lombardini, daughter of Becky (Mateja) Lombardini of Porter, Ind., and Dean Lombardini of Vulcan, was ...

906 Alpine Ski Team in ‘Finale’

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IRON RIVER — Athletes from the 906 Alpine Ski Team took home honors at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Central Region Finale at Ski Brule last weekend. Gabby Carey, Finnley Lutz and Eli Heathman participated in five races over the weekend. Carey, an eighth-grader at ...

NLY swimmers advance

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BROWN DEER, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA swimmers posted national and regional-qualifying times at the 2018 YMCA State Swimming Championships held last weekend at the Walter Schroeder Aquatics Center. The meet hosted 23 swim teams and 761 participants from across Wisconsin and the Upper ...

Talerico to Finlandia

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Adam Niemi/The Daily News Photo Iron Mountain High School senior Taylor Talerico, an All-Mid-Peninsula Conference player, signed a letter of intent Friday to play volleyball at Finlandia University in Hancock. Front row, from left: Christine Talerico (Taylor’s mother), Taylor Talerico, Dan ...