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Packer cornerback eyes second season

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GREEN BAY - Kevin King didn’t get everything out of his rookie season he wanted. A shoulder injury was the culprit. It forced the young cornerback to play at less than full strength for a number of games, and it landed the second-round pick on injured reserve when it was determined surgery ...

Riley brothers lead Niagara past Escanaba

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Riley brothers combined on a four-hitter as Niagara defeated Escanaba 6-3 in American Legion baseball at Memorial Park. Hunter Riley and his younger brother Wyatt tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. “We’re a young team this year with many new ...

Pitcher homers, Reds rally past Cubs for sweep

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Once pitcher Mike Lorenzen homered, the Cincinnati Reds got rolling again. Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit shot to begin Cincinnati’s comeback, Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a big seventh, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday for their ...

Zehr wins Norway late model feature

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NORWAY — Menominee’s Dalton Zehr ducked inside of Cameron Clifford of Norway for the lead on a mid race restart and cruised to victory at Norway Speedway on Friday night. Zehr became one of four repeat feature winners of the year, as Vulcan’s Tim Schultz Jr. accomplished the same feat ...

Brewers settle for series split

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Luke Weaver seemed to regain his old form. It just took a while. He settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Kane hat trick leads England

National Sports

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — With the country’s most one-sided World Cup victory, England advanced to the last 16. Harry Kane scored a hat trick in Sunday’s 6-1 rout of Panama, giving England its biggest victory margin at the World Cup in its highest-scoring game since ...

Sprint car driver dies

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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41. Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver ...

US program ‘absolute debacle’

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MOSCOW — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out. What does that say about the United States, which didn’t even make it to soccer’s showcase? “It’s an extra twist of the knife,” said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN’s lead ...

Legion Baseball: Niagara tops Escanaba

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Riley brothers combined on a four-hitter as Niagara defeated Escanaba 6-3 in American Legion baseball at Memorial Park. Hunter Riley and his younger brother Wyatt tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. “We’re a young team this year with many new ...

Boys Soccer: U19 Stars split games

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team built a 3-0 halftime lead and held off Fox Cities United 3-2 in East Central League play Sunday at Riverside Park. David Brule scored one minute into the game, assisted by Dane Stanchina. The Stars took a two-goal lead seven minutes later ...

Tigers flat in loss to Indians

National Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Shane Bieber struck out nine in a career-high seven innings, Yonder Alonso hit a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 10-0 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Edwin Encarnacion also connected for Cleveland, which leads ...

Red Wings hire Bylsma as assistant coach

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DETROIT (AP) — Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born — and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach. The Detroit Red Wings hired Bylsma as an assistant coach Friday. The 47-year-old Bylsma, a Grand Haven native, worked as an assistant alongside Red Wings coach ...

Sabres select Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall

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DALLAS (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process. Dahlin is the second Swedish player to be taken No. 1 and the first since Mats Sundin in 1989. The ...

Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school's governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually ...

A rabbit rebound in UP

Outdoors

This season seems to be producing a bonanza of bunnies. Driving home or to work each day, I’ve regularly had cottontail rabbits scramble across the road or seen pairs chase each other in neighbors’ yards and lawns. Most are of a size that says they’re from this spring. In fact, it ...

Hunter safety offered in Kingsford

Outdoors

KINGSFORD — A hunter safety class will be held July 30 through Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Kingsford Middle School cafeteria, with a field day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the United Sportsmen facilities in Merriman. Students must attend all classroom instruction and ...

Big fish, little fish biting after storms

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Spared from the devastating storms that hit northwestern Wisconsin and parts of the Upper Peninsula last weekend, local anglers had success this week catching everything from panfish to musky. “Panfish action has been excellent,” said Fay Whisler at Whisler Outdoors ...

Suter, Brewers rout error-prone Cardinals

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter turned a quick mistake into a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The left-hander pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis in an 11-3 victory Thursday night. Suter (8-4) ...

Florida eliminates Texas Tech

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida carried a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Texas Tech. Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan never let himself get comfortable. "We knew they weren't going away," O'Sullivan said. "They hung in there with us, and we knew it would be a ...