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Oturu headed to NBA draft

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Daniel Oturu said Monday he is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the Big Ten in rebounding and blocked shots as a sophomore. The 6-foot-10 Oturu averaged 20.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season. He was second in the ...

Florence’s Springer and Neuens earn Northern Lakes Conference honors

CRANDON, Wis — Florence seniors Jenna Springer and Madison Neuens were named to the second team as the Northern Lakes Conference coaches selected the all-conference teams and special awards on March 1 at Crandon High School. Springer was named the LadyCats team MVP in each of the last two ...

Self-isolated NFL players engage in group chats, workouts

Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Dennis Kelly has been hunkered down with his family in the Indianapolis area since the birth of his third daughter a month ago. He has been self-isolating before the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus. “We’re already kind of in a self-imposed ...

Cavalieri named Runner of the Year

IRON MOUNTAIN — Local distance runner Lucas Cavalieri of Iron Mountain was named the 2019 Male Runner of the Year by the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club. The UPRRC begins its 45th year since its founding by a group of 15 runners in 1975. The club has a total of 352 members as of 2019, ...

Wysocki, Kelley earn Northern Lakes Conference mat honors

CRANDON, Wis. — Northwoods Storm co-ed co-operative wrestling team had two wrestlers receive all conference accolades for the 2019-2020 season. Freshman Caitlyn Kelley, at 106, a Florence student, and junior Gabe Wysocki, at 220, a Goodman student, both were named all-conference for their ...

UP Hall of Fame banquet postponed

HARRIS— The annual UP Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet scheduled be held on May 9 at the Island Resort and Casino has been postponed, due to health public health concerns of COVID-19. The banquet is now scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, at the same location. Tickets are available for ...

Come on MHSAA, make a decision …

Sweet(s) Talk . ... As the whole country feels the effects of the coronavirus, it hits home locally, in regards to the MHSAA “pausing” the completion of the boys and girls basketball tournaments. The Iron Mountain boys basketball team was set to host Calumet in the district finals and then ...

Lions trade Slay to Eagles

DETROIT (AP) — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback's seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday and that Slay ...

NFL: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reunites with McCarthy

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy. Clinton-Dix’s representatives, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move early Friday on Twitter. The 27-year-old’s addition comes at a position the Cowboys have ...

Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame on Friday completed its difficult journey from Greece to Japan. That signified a small, symbolic victory for the IOC and local organizers, who maintain the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 24 amid a chorus of doubters who believe they ...

LaPoint earns NSIC Pitcher of the Week recognition

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — St. Cloud State University softball pitcher Sydney LaPoint earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Mar. 14. LaPoint, a sophomore for the Huskies, is a 2018 Bay Port High School (Suamico, Wis.) graduate. LaPoint played a huge ...

Schuls named to North 8-Man all-star grid team

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence’s Kaden Schuls has been selected to play in the 8-Man WFCA Children's Hospital of Wisconsin All-Star Charity football game this July. Schuls, a senior, led the Bobcats offense at running back with 1,203 rushing yards and their defense with eight interceptions from ...

Packers moving forward

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — By adding linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner this week, the Green Bay Packers signaled forward without two key veterans. Longtime right tackle Bryan Bulaga agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers and linebacker Blake Martinez announced ...

Bears give Trubisky competition

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added competition for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by trading for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. They also brought in former All-Pro to boost their pass rush by agreeing to a five-year, $70 million with Robert Quinn and have another former star ...

Lions sign Shelton, Slay tweets desire for trade

DETROIT (AP) — Add a couple more names to the parade of ex-Patriots joining the Detroit Lions. And one of the top players on Detroit's current roster is apparently ready to leave. The Lions agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with defensive tackle Danny Shelton. Shelton started 14 games ...

Tigers prospect has surgery

DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Joey Wentz, a prospect in the Detroit Tigers' organization, had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated on Wentz on Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Detroit said ...

Brady headed to Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter free agency with expectations of signing Tom Brady and bolstering a defense that will be one of the keys to helping the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback be successful with his new team. There’s been no official announcement on ...

NBA considers unique games

The NBA is considering an idea where some players would be quarantined or isolated for purposes of being able to compete against one another and provide basketball fans with some sort of diversion from the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that notion as one of ...

Kriegl honored as Great Northern Conference’s top defensive player

ESCANABA - Kingsford senior Brooke Kriegl was named Great Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, as announced by league coaches. Kriegl, also selected to the league’s all-conference first team, averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3 steals in seven GNC games this ...

NFL considering delaying approval of free agent deals

The NFL is considering delaying the approval of free agent deals being made the last two days because of a lack of signed contracts. A person familiar with the discussions on Tuesday night tells The Associated Press that due to free agents not being able to travel and actually sign ...