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This too shall pass Sonny

Sweet(s) Talk. ... As I write this column, we’re a week removed from the heinous and disgusting things that occurred at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Actions that were so shocking and appalling, they will be remembered forever in our country’s history. Who is responsible for them ...

COVID postpones MSU hoops

EAST LANSING – After a third positive COVID-19 case in the span of five days surfaced at Michigan State on Wednesday afternoon, the Spartans’ game against Iowa today has been postponed. “I’m really disappointed, but it just goes to prove that this can affect anyone,” Tom Izzo said ...

Antetokounmpo’s triple-double lifts Bucks over Pistons, 110-101

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks easily beat the Detroit Pistons for the third time this month, 110-101 on Wednesday night. The Bucks built a commanding early lead with a barrage of 3-pointers. Brook Lopez connected ...

Rangers shade Niagara on Betts’ buzzer-beater

NIAGARA, Wis. — Wausaukee senior Peyton Betts hit a jump shot just past the free-throw line as the buzzer sounded and the Rangers players and fans on the visiting side of the gym celebrated. The game-winning basket gave Wausaukee a 57-56 win over Niagara here Tuesday night in Marinette-Oconto ...

Carney Volleyball advances

MANISTIQUE — A two-month layoff from competition couldn’t curb Carney-Nadeau’s excitement here Tuesday night in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 27-29, 25-18) volleyball triumph over the Rudyard Bulldogs in a Division 4 state quarterfinal match. The victory sends C-N to Friday’s semifinals at ...

Packers sign OT Veldheer, who played with Colts last week

Offensive tackle Jared Veldheer is back with the Green Bay Packers, giving him an opportunity to compete in playoff games for different teams on back-to-back weekends. Veldheer was with the Packers for Tuesday's practice. 6 he Packers (13-3) are hosting the Los Angeles Rams (11-6) in an NFC ...

Red Wings in year five of rebuild, hit ice on Thursday

The Detroit Red Wings have spent half a decade rebuilding. And, this still might not be the year a once-proud franchise with 11 Stanley Cups breaks through and makes the playoffs. Detroit had the NHL’s worst record last season with 23 fewer points than any other team in a pandemic-altered ...

Bobcats, Patriots, earn Northern Lakes Conference victories

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Behind four players in double figures, led by sophomore point guard Evan Johnson with 17 points, Florence cruised past Three Lakes 66-54 Tuesday night in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball. Dominic DeMuri chipped in 14, while William Kelley and Braden Boettcher ...

Masters plans for a limited number of spectators in April

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Some volume is returning to the Masters, just maybe not the head-turning roars. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday the club intends to allow a limited number of spectators for the Masters on April 8-11, provided it can be done safely amid ...

Tigers reach deal with Fulmer

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers agreed Tuesday to a $3.1 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The 2016 AL Rookie of the Year went 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in 10 starts last season after missing all of 2019 because of Tommy John surgery. He earned ...

Suring swarms Badgers, 49-39

NIAGARA, Wis. — With two players scoring in double figures and dominant rebounding, Suring defeated Niagara 49-39 in Marinette-Oconto Conference girls basketball here Monday night. Junior Kate Mahoney led all scorers with 15 points for Suring, while senior point guard Kylee Stelzer chipped ...

LadyCats fall to Crandon, 77-36

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence held its own through the first half before falling to Crandon 77-36 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Monday. The LadyCats trailed 31-18 at halftime but the Cardinals went on a 12-0 run to start the second stanza. “The first half we did a good job ...

Knights skiers begin season at Mount Ripley

HOUGHTON — Norway High School’s co-op co-ed ski team kicked off the 2020-21 season with a race in Houghton at Mont Ripley Ski Hill. The race format included three individual races, two giant slalom and one slalom race with two runs in each event. Marquette, Houghton, Ironwood and ...

Grayling runs wild in 56-26 grid playoff win over Negaunee

GRAYLING — It figures this one would be decided in the trenches. Grayling ran wild behind its big offensive line as the Vikings defeated Negaunee 56-26 in a meeting between two head coaches who used to block for Central Michigan University. The Miners’ Paul Jacobson and Grayling’s ...

No. 1 Alabama wins national title 52-24 over No. 3 Ohio St

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State on Monday night. The ...

Jets blast Marion, 50-2, in eight-player semifinal

MARQUETTE - Welcome to high school football in January. After not playing for nearly two months due to COVID-19, the North Central Jets made up for lost time at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome on Saturday in a 50-2 rout of Marion in an eight-player Division 2 semifinal that was ...

Johannesburg-Lewiston dashes Iron Mountain’s hopes, 7-6, in regional final

MARQUETTE — Defense, defense and more defense. That was the key Saturday as Johannesburg-Lewiston inched past Iron Mountain, 7-6, in a Division 8 regional championship game at the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus. The game ended as Iron Mountain senior Caleb ...

Lamar Jackson gets 1st playoff win, Brees to play Brady

The NFC divisional round will give fans a third-time treat: another meeting between old-timers Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Possibly the final one. Brees assured that the NFC South rival Saints and Buccaneers will meet once more, throwing for two touchdowns in a 21-9 victory over Chicago. ...

Cleveland drills Steelers, 48-37

PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or an emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it. The burden of carrying the mantle of a franchise that's long been a punchline. A schedule ravaged by ...

McVay: Rams expect Aaron Donald to play vs Packers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to play for the Rams on Saturday in Green Bay after injuring his ribs in Los Angeles' playoff victory at Seattle. Rams coach Sean McVay also said Sunday night that quarterback John Wolford and receiver Cooper Kupp are ...