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AP source: Lions looking into trading QB Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are planning to part ways. The Lions and Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke Saturday night to The Associated Press on ...

Florence clips Cards, 69-57

FLORENCE, Wis. — With three players in double figures, led by a double-double from junior Patrick Millan of 25 points and 17 rebounds, Florence defeated Crandon 69-57 here Friday night in Northern Lakes Conference action. Point guard Evan Johnson added 16 points, nine rebounds and eight ...

Sweet(s) Talk. … Upsetting, regardless of the intent

This is a topic I not only promised to write on, but have put some thought into for several weeks now. As some or many of you may know, I am an avid Green Bay Packers fan. My family has had season tickets to the Green Package games at Lambeau Field since 1961, when my late grandfather Ernie ...

NFC Matchups: Where else to start but Brady and Rodgers?

More than 100 players will suit up for Sunday's NFC championship game, so try to ignore all those talking heads making mention of only two: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Yes, it's as juicy a matchup of quarterbacks as the current NFL can offer. The Battle of the Bays might well be decided by ...

Aaron lauded for grace amid racism during home run pursuit

Reaction to Hank Aaron’s death from former presidents to fellow Hall of Famers to everyone who knew him followed a theme: how the one-time home run king handled the racism he faced on the way to passing Babe Ruth’s hallowed record nearly 50 years ago. Joe Carter met his childhood idol ...

Tech, NMU hockey today

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Friday that this weekend’s series between Lake Superior State and Michigan Tech in Houghton has been postponed due to recent COVID-19 testing results within the Lake Superior State hockey program. Additionally, ...

Liddell helps No. 15 Ohio State beat No. 10 Wisconsin 74-62

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ohio State is capitalizing on the lack of fans at Big Ten games this season to take down one ranked opponent after another on the road. E.J. Liddell scored 20 points and the 15th-ranked Buckeyes never trailed in a 74-62 victory over No. 10 Wisconsin on Saturday. Ohio ...

No. 7 Michigan swamps Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season. It paid big dividends Friday night. On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked ...

Vea in, Brown out for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their defense for Sunday’s NFC championship game, activating nose tackle Vita Vea from the reserve/injured list. The third-year pro, one of the top run-stoppers in the NFL, has been sidelined since early October with a broken ankle. He ...

Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won Super Bowl XLV, dies at Texas home

Ted Thompson, whose 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, has died. He was 68. The Packers announced Thursday that Thompson died the previous night at his home in Atlanta, Texas. The team said it was contacted by a direct family ...

Cretton, Rock combine for 39, Niagara tames Wolverines, 49-25

NIAGARA, Wis. — Senior Alyssa Cretton and sophomore Josie Rock combined for 39 points, as Niagara powered past Crivitz 49-35 in Marinette-Oconto Conference girls basketball Thursday night. Cretton led all scorers with 22 points, while Rock drained four trifecta’s. The Lady Badgers were ...

Ladycats lose at the buzzer at Lena, 53-51

LENA, Wis. — Natalie McNurlen got behind the Florence defense on an inbounds play and made a layup as the horn sounded, lifting Lena to 53-51 win in non-conference girls basketball here Thursday night. Florence freshman Isabella Millan netted a game-high 26 points, draining 12 of 13 free ...

Michigan 11-player Prep football finals televised

IRON MOUNTAIN — Today and Saturday will feature live coverage of seven of the eight MHSAA 11-player football finals from Ford Field in Detroit. The eighth game, which is the last game today, will be shown several hours after it’s played as FSN-Detroit and FSN Detroit-Plus both have ...

Packers realize how much Rodgers has at stake in NFC title contest

Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers teammates understand what this NFC championship game means to the All-Pro quarterback’s legacy. Rodgers has delivered the kind of season that puts him in contention for a third MVP honor, which would match the total won by Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

Six-year deal for new Lions coach Campbell

The Detroit Lions landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search by hiring Dan Campbell. The Lions tweeted a photo of the former New Orleans Saints tight ends coach signing his deal Wednesday, one day after the team formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager. ...

Northern Lights YMCA resumes group exercise classes

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center resumed fitness classes this week after the state’s Department of Health and Human Services lifted restrictions on group exercise. “We’re excited to offer our full line-up of group and water exercise, along with spin classes, ...

‘Hornet’s Nest’ contributed to ‘66 state basketball title

L’ANSE — When members of the powerhouse L’Anse High School basketball team gathered a few years ago for their 50th reunion, they were unanimous on one thing. Center Gerry Gerard was a big key to the great success they had. The Hornets, who won a Class C state championship in 1966 ...

Wahl helps No. 10 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 68-52

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 10 Wisconsin pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night. The Badgers gained control with a 12-0 run midway through the second half. Micah Potter’s 3-pointer put ...

Young has 38, Collins adds 31 as Hawks beat Pistons

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 38 points, John Collins had 31 and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat Jerami Grant and the Detroit Pistons 123-115 in overtime on Wednesday night. Grant had a career-high 32 points, including all of Detroit’s nine points in overtime, to continue his hot ...

Weber’s 21 points powers Niagara past Suring, 51-38

NIAGARA, Wis. — Sophomore Logan Weber led Niagara with a game-high 21 points as the Badgers defeated Marinette-Oconto Conference foe Suring 51-38 here Tuesday night. Ty Colenso added 12 points for Niagara, who benefitted from getting out to a fast start at the beginning of each ...