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Packers come up short

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Billed as a chance to get Canadian football fans a close-up look at NFL superstars like Aaron Rodgers, Thursday night's exhibition between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers sure gave them something they've never seen. Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field ...

Tigers fall to Astros, 6-3

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HOUSTON (AP) — A day after failing to back a gem by ace Justin Verlander, Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros were determined to convert on another from Gerrit Cole. Cole struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, Bregman homered and the Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Thursday night. ...

Adult League soccer champions

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Healy Surveying defeated First National Bank 6-2 in the Adult League final Aug. 4 at Marion Park in Norway. Pictured, back row from left: Owen Caudell, Josh Plante, Dane Stanchina, Zach Celello, Kameron Benjamin, Spike Healy, Derek Klarich, Liam McConnell, Ryan Menard. Front row from left: TJ ...

Tough Bears ‘D’ has company in NFC North

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The hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL's most tradition-rich divisions. "Defend the North" was a familiar mantra for the mythical characters in the vicious ...

Cardinals drop Rockies

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina knew Dexter Fowler would come up big, even before Fowler did. Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong and Fowler each hit two-run homers, and the St. Louis Cardinals came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Thursday night. Fowler's 15th home run of the season, off of ...

Astros defend decision to restrict reporter access

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HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media. MLB said Wednesday night's ...

Tokyo Olympic ticket prices soaring

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TOKYO (AP) — Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 million yen — about $60,000. This is good for the ...

Mountaineers, Flivvers notch wins

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KINGSFORD — It was a windy but sunny morning at the Kingsford High School Tennis facility where the Flivvers battled to a 4-4 tie with Menominee before sweeping Munising 8-0 Wednesday. Iron Mountain tied Menominee 4-4 and followed with a 6-2 victory over the Mustangs. Matches also took ...

Tigers beat Verlander, Astros 2-1

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HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander was splendid against the Detroit Tigers, pitching a two-hitter and fanning 11 in another dominant performance for the Astros. Houston's offense wasn't nearly as sharp on Wednesday night, and it led to an unusual, tough-luck 2-1 loss. "Just an incredible ...

NMU football team ahead of last year one week into practice

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MARQUETTE — You can already smell fall sports season in the air here in the Upper Peninsula. Both high school and collegiate seasons for several sports kick off this week, and football isn’t too far off in the distance, either. Northern Michigan University football fans will soon spend ...

Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants for fifth straight

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CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements. His team is finding success in both versions. Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and Chicago won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 ...

Lions agree to extension with DT Harrison

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DETROIT (AP) — Defensive tackle Damon Harrison and the Detroit Lions have agreed to an $11 million, one-year extension, giving him three years left under contract with the franchise. The Lions acquired Harrison from the New York Giants in the middle of last season for a draft pick. ...

Jets’ Copleand suspended

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Copeland can still participate in the team's pre-season practices and games. He ...

Wild hires Guerin as GM

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The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team's 19-year history, three weeks after predecessor Paul ...

Brewers win, knock Cards out of 1st

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Moustakas stopped short of calling Milwaukee’s rain-shortened victory over the St. Louis Cardinals a must win. “But it was pretty important,” he said. Moustakas homered and Keston Hiura drove in a pair of runs to lead the reeling Brewers to just their third win ...

Bryant’s HR in 8th gives Cubs wild win over Giants, 12-11

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CHICAGO (AP) — After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San ...

Tennis: Defending UP champion Miners upend WIC, 7-1

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NEGAUNEE — Things picked up right where they left off last October for the Negaunee High School girls tennis team. The winners of the last five MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 team championships, the Miners upended West Iron County 7-1 at the NHS courts on Tuesday. WIC was U.P. Division 2 ...

Flivv girls win Munising Invitational

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MUNISING — Melanie Wenzel enjoyed a shining moment in her cross country debut here Tuesday, helping the Kingsford girls earn top honors in the Munising Invitational. The junior newcomer prevailed on this sunny, warm and humid day on the Valley Spur Cross Country Trails, covering the hilly ...