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Players call MLB economic plan ‘extremely disappointing’

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NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely ...

Kanyuh sinks ace at Oak Crest

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NORWAY TOWNSHIP - During the Memorial Day Scramble at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway, 82-year-old Bob Kanyuh got his first hole-in-one. He sank the ace on hole No. 7 from 100 yards using a nine iron. Witnesses to the feat were Joe Groeneveld, Don Olson, Cheryl Richer and Duane Steinbeck. ...

NHL Playoffs: Qualifying round is tough to predict

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By The Associated Press The NHL's regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey returns this summer. The league settled on a 24-team postseason format that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano supported back in March as the coronavirus was shutting down ...

Keselowski looking for 2nd Charlotte win

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott's bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break. Keselowski is in a contract year during a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Business was closed for 10 weeks, meaning ...

NHL plans move to small-group training as Phase 2 of return

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TORONTO (AP) — The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon -- with plenty of precautions. The league, which paused its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a memo Monday saying it is targeting early next month as the start date for Phase 2 of its ...

Now 47, Colon still hoping to pitch in MLB

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon refuses to entertain the idea of retirement. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t pitch in 2019 and that on Sunday he turned 47. He craves one more shot in the majors. “I’m not retired. That’s not in my mind,” Colon told The Associated Press in a ...

Keselowski wins, extends Johnson’s losing streak

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski, in a contract year and trying to up his value in free agency, gave Roger Penske a victory on what should have been the most celebrated day in motorsports but was instead just a 6-plus hour NASCAR show. Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson's losing streak ...

PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

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By The Associated Press Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act ...

Sweet(s) Talk. …

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Being the proud veteran that I am, I most certainly can not let Memorial Day pass by without passing along a few words in regards to it. The day is to recognize the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, dying in defense of our country. Memorial Day is to honor and remember ...

Schuls signs with Northland College

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Florence High School senior and two-time Northern Lakes Conference player of the year Kaden Schuls has signed to play basketball at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. He will pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Schuls was a 1,000-point scorer for the Bobcats in his varsity career.

Pickford football 2019 8-player state champions

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By ROB ROOS For The Daily News PICKFORD — Coaches knew they were going to have something special when Pickford’s Class of 2020 were seniors. A season that began with the mantra of ‘unfinished business’ culminated with the first football title in school history. The Panthers were ...

UP gridder shared field with Hutson

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By PAUL PETERSON For The Daily News HOUGHTON — Herman Gundlach had a long and colorful career, first on the football field, and later in other endeavors. But the Houghton High product always made his mark in whatever he was doing. The late Gundlach, better known as “Winks” to his ...

Jerry Sloan, HOF NBA coach, dies at age 78

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Jerry Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring. He never wanted the spotlight. “This is pretty tough for me,” ...

Jets, Flacco agree on one-year deal

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the 2013 Super Bowl MVP’s agency announced on Twitter. The move to bring in Flacco gives third-year starter Sam Darnold a veteran backup, but one who is also coming off a herniated disk ...

Yo, Adrian! ‘Rocky’ still packs a punch as Philly favorite

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short and he returned home to Sao Paulo: Take me to Rocky. On the way to the Philadelphia airport, Joao Martucci, who studied linguistics at West Chester University, ...

Spring means ‘baby season’ for wildlife

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Phyllis Carlson of Quinnesec is gearing up for what usually is the busy period for a wildlife rehabilitator. Which means it’s also time for the annual reminder that during “baby season,” humans should resist the temptation to step in on some misguided rescue mission. “Don’t ...

DNR to have patrols on trails

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LANSING — Keeping off-road vehicles on designated trails and routes is important throughout the entire season, but especially during holiday weekends when greater usage is expected. To help ensure rider safety and minimize possible damage to trails and surrounding areas, the DNR will ...

Wisconsin parks resume hours

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State parks will resume normal hours this weekend but visitors won’t have access to bathrooms until early next month, the Department of Natural Resources announced. The parks have been operating with reduced daily hours and have been closed completely on Wednesdays as ...

Peterson: Bad Boys really were that good

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By PAUL PETERSON For The Daily News In the long-running and just concluded “The Last Dance,” the exploits of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s were well-documented by ESPN. Yes, Jordan is the finest basketball player ever produced by the National Basketball ...