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Golf: Eichhorn takes Wisconsin Amateur Open

Local Sports

GREEN LAKE, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn has added another major golf title to his growing collection. Eichhorn, a Carney, Michigan native, won the 118th Wisconsin State Open Amateur golf championship at Lawsonia Links here Thursday, perhaps the most prestigious victory in his young career. He ...

Rizzo hits slam, Cubs beat Padres

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with ...

Lowry, Holmes share lead as McIlroy misses cut

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy ...

LPGA: Clanton, Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead

National Sports

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front ...

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive ...

Black-billed cuckoo survives M-69 collision

Outdoors

Journalists are told not to become part of the story. But it’s tough to avoid getting involved when a bird bounces off your vehicle. Tuesday is pizza night. So I’m winding down M-69 on the drive home, radio playing, take-and-bake pizza in the back seat. And out of nowhere, something ...

Fall turkey applications due Aug. 1

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — If you’re planning on doing some turkey hunting in Michigan this fall, the application period closes Aug. 1. Hunters may apply for one limited-quota license for a specific hunt unit. The application fee is $5. Applicants successful in the draw may then purchase a ...

Bass anglers rewarded for braving the heat

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hot weather has slowed the pace of fishing although bass and panfish anglers continue to find success. As the water warms, fish become sluggish especially on the shallower inland lakes so try fishing deeper water, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suggests. ...

Baseball: IM takes advantage of Esky errors in win

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Fielding errors have haunted the Escanaba Cubs throughout this American Legion baseball season. That trend continued here Thursday night as the Cubs fell to Marquette 4-0 and Iron Mountain 2-1 in the zone tournament. The Cubs (2-14) host Copper Country at 2:30 p.m. EDT in their ...

British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again. Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14. The Open returned to ...

Arcia, Brewers hold off Diamondbacks, 5-1

National Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — Lorenzo Cain has a flair for dramatic catches. He's made his share, and Thursday night's big play might have been one of his best. The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder leaped against the wall in right-center near the 413-foot sign, raised his glove over the yellow home run ...

Marinette team captures Badwater Bass Tourney title

Outdoors

FLORENCE, Wis. — “Flippin’ Fools” from Marinette, Wis., was the winning team at Saturday’s Badwater Bass Tourney on the Twin Falls Flowage in Spread Eagle, Wis. Alan Baxter and Tony Marcusen registered six bass weighing a total of 14.95 pounds. They received a cash prize of ...

Hunter’s safety offered in Kingsford

Outdoors

KINGSFORD — A hunter’s safety class will take place from 8 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 1 in the Kingsford Middle School cafeteria. The event is sponsored by the U.P. Whitetails Association of Dickinson County. A field day will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the United ...

Darvish finally wins at Wrigley, Cubs top Reds

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish finally had a reason to celebrate at Wrigley Field. Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first win at the iconic ballpark as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for ...

Huge net used to pull Asian carp from dam

Outdoors

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Fishermen with a net are removing thousands of Asian carp from Lake Decatur dam in central Illinois. The effort began Monday, days after the state was told that many fish were gathering there, The Herald and Review reported. The invasive species will be trucked to a ...

Felch trapper to join national experts at Escanaba event

Outdoors

ESCANABA — Local outdoor expert Ken Luedtke of Felch will do a demonstration on winter beaver trapping at the U.P. Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo set for July 26 and 27 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Luedtke began trapping at the age of 13. Now, 45 years later, he is still ...

McIlroy knows this Open is different

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — On the final day of practice for the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy ripped a shot out of the light rough and began walking toward the green when he stopped in the middle of the fairway for a quick interview with Sky Sports. That's normal for McIlroy ...