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Rochester edges Bay College in regional hoops final

ESCANABA — So close and yet so far. The Bay College men were within a heartbeat of the Region 13 basketball title but were unable to convert on their final possession in a 66-65 loss to Rochester (Minn.) Community & Technical College in the championship game. Rochester (12-5) will ...

Mountaineers get past Ramblers

LAKE CITY — Iron Mountain’s boys basketball team — back in the MHSAA Division 3 quarterfinals for the second time in three years — got 38 points from senior Foster Wonders to eke past McBain 53-50 Tuesday night at Lake City High School. As the game got started, McBain came out like ...

Mountaineers win 3 medals at state wrestling

GRAND RAPIDS — Three Iron Mountain wrestlers earned medals at the MHSAA Division 4 state wrestling finals, including sophomore Shawn McGuire, who placed third at 119 pounds. The others were junior Parker Stroud, fifth place at 145, and sophomore Evan Haferkorn, sixth at 140. “After the ...

Rodgers gets surprise during ‘Jeopardy!’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got quite the surprise in his first episode as a guest host of “Jeopardy!” Contestant Scott Shewfelt was stumped on the final question of the episode that aired Monday. He decided to reply by referencing a controversial Packers strategic ...

Alvarez retiring as Wisconsin athletic director

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As he announced his retirement, longtime Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez summed up his career by referencing the advice he often gives students. “Find something that you love to do, do it well enough that someone will pay you to do it, and you’ll never ...

Detroit’s Badoo comes through

DETROIT (AP) — Akil Baddoo homered in each of his first two big league games — but his team lost both. So the Detroit outfielder took matters into his own hands with another memorable swing. Baddoo added another big hit in this charmed start to his career, lining an RBI single in the ...

Shaw’s homer sinks Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Freddy Peralta pitched five sharp innings, Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Tuesday night to stop a three-game slide. Peralta (1-0) struck out eight and walked four. Kris Bryant doubled in the fourth for Chicago’s only ...

IM edges McBain to advance to state semifinals

LAKE CITY — Iron Mountain defeated McBain 53-50 on Tuesday to advance to the MHSAA boys basketball Division 3 state semifinals. The Mountaineers (18-0) will face Schoolcraft (19-1) at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Schoolcraft advanced with a 59-47 ...

Gold Medals tip off Saturday in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE — The 2021 Gold Medal Classic at the Meyer Township Community Center will begin Saturday and Sunday with junior high action. The junior high girls’ bracket will be played on Saturday, while the boys’ division will play on Sunday. Tournament Director Bryan Maule stated that ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone’s entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 ...

Contreras, Báez, Bote HRs lift Cubs over Milwaukee, 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and David Bote homered during a four-run fourth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Monday night. Trevor Williams pitched perfectly until Omar Narváez’s leadoff single in the sixth — Narváez also broke up a ...

Wonders a ‘Mr. Basketball’ award finalist

IRON MOUNTAIN — Annually, the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan awards the trophy for best high school senior boys basketball player in the state: “Mr. Basketball.” Five candidates are named as finalists for the award. In most years, all of those candidates are from below the ...

Wings end drought in Tampa with 5-1 win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 27 stops to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday for their first road win against the Lightning in the regular season in more than 10 years. Marc Staal, Valtteri Filppula, Michael Rasmussen, Darren Helm and Dylan Larkin ...

Jets’ Arsenault signs with Bay Norse

POWERS — North Central’s Andie Arsenault will be reunited with sister Bree on the basketball court next year after she signed to play for the Bay College Norse. “I’m really excited to play, especially with my sister again next year. It’s super exciting,” Andie Arsenault said. ...

Sano, Twins beat Brewers 8-2 to win season-opening series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miguel Sanó and Mitch Garver homered to back up Michael Pineda, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday to win the season-opening series. Luis Arraez went 3 of 3 with a pair of walks as the Twins took two of three. Max Kepler and Sanó each drove in ...

Indians beat Tigers 9-3, overcome Baddoo 1st-pitch home run

DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Sunday. Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit ...

Iowa’s Luka Garza named AP men’s college player of the year

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Garza knew what everyone expected before returning for a final run as Iowa’s unquestioned star. Pressure? Garza felt it, all right, enough to know his mental health required the same attention as his game. “I needed meditation to lean on, to be able to mainly ...

Michigan’s Juwan Howard named AP coach of the year

Michigan’s decision to hire Juwan Howard raised a few eyebrows. The former member of the Fab Five certainly had the coaching chops after spending six years as an assistant with the NBA’s Miami Heat. The question was whether he would be able to recruit. He had never done it before and the ...