In Brief: Izzo adds former guard to staff

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo added former Spartans guard Thomas Kelley to his staff on Friday.

Kelley is replacing Dwayne Stephens as an assistant coach. Stephens left to lead Western Michigan’s program two months ago. Kelley was an assistant coach the previous four years at Western Michigan.

A former Grand Rapids Union High School star, Kelley played for the late Jud Heathcote in his final season at Michigan State (1994-95) and the next four years for Izzo. Kelley began coaching in 2015 for Izzo as a graduate manager after playing overseas for 15 seasons.

“It’s always been a thrill for me when I can bring a former player back to Michigan State and that’s definitely the case with Thomas coming back as an assistant on my staff,” Izzo said.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jace Peterson tied the score in the ninth inning with a three-run triple and slumping Andrew McCutchen followed with a game-ending single as Milwaukee rallied past San Diego.

Jorge Alfaro’s two-run homer in the sixth off Brent Suter gave the Padres a 3-1 lead. Sergio Alcantara made it 4-1 with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Taylor Rogers (0-3) took over in the ninth but after allowing a leadoff single to Keston Hiura, hit two straight batters with pitches to load the bases for Peterson, who sent a drive off the wall in center field.

Peter Strzelecki (1-0) worked two innings in relief, earning the win in his major league debut. He struck out three.


DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri had three assists in a 2:04 span in the second period, backup Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Avalanche broke through in the second after a scoreless opening period that featured something rarely seen so far in this series — defense. Artturi Lehkonen and Josh Manson scored 15 seconds apart to get things going in the second, with Mikko Rantanen adding another on Kadri’s third assist.

Game 3 is Saturday in Edmonton. The Avalanche are 5-0 on the road so far in these playoffs, and 15-4 in a best-of-seven series when taking a 2-0 lead.


KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Area Football Camp, hosted by Tom Wender, will be held June 7-8 at Flivver Field.

The camp will begin on June 7 and will run from 1-3 p.m. on that day. The following day the camp will last from 9 a.m. to noon.

Camp cost is $75; payments can be made out to Tom Wender Football Camp.

Each camp participant will receive a T-shirt and instruction from Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan coaches as well as local high school coaches.


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