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Former Wolverines sign with Super Bowl Champion Chiefs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from ...

Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

MIAMI (AP) — Measuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a better year. Or career. He looked the part, thanks to a jutting jaw and glare that would intimidate 150-pound sports writers and 300-pound linemen alike. Shula led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL ...

A farewell to ‘Neon Dion’

“You’ll like him. He’s a cool guy.” That’s what I heard after I first arrived in the Upper Peninsula when I asked about Gwinn football coach Dion Brown. Brown, 37, died on Jan. 22 at Gwinn High School from what police described as a “natural medical event.” I’d moved up ...

UP Sports Hall of Fame banquet Aug. 21; tickets available

HARRIS — The annual U.P. Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet scheduled for May 9 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris has been postponed and will now be held on Friday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. Central time at the same location. Tickets are $30 and must be reserved by Aug. 1. Tickets ...

Michigan Tech cancels its summer sports camps

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Recreation has canceled all 2020 summer sports camps and tournaments due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full refunds will be processed automatically for participants who previously registered, university officials said. ...

UP icers earn accolades from Michigan coaches association

MARQUETTE - Six players from the Marquette Senior High School hockey team earned all-state accolades when the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association presented those honors in March. Two seniors and a freshman were named to the first team in Division 2 as listed at ...

Sweet(s) Talk. …

Sweet(s) Talk. ... With the announcement earlier this week of the cancellation of the annual Hometowne Lumber Athlete of the Year awards and awards banquet, I figured it would be a good idea to write about the young men and women who are affected by this unprecedented decision. A decision ...

Woman hit in face by ball at Wrigley sues Cubs, MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball. In her lawsuit filed this week, Laiah Zuniga, 28, says the ball knocked her unconscious, caused ...

Favre: Rodgers ‘surprised’ by Packers’ decision to take Love

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by Green Bay’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round. Favre said Wednesday on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he had spoken with Rodgers since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to take ...

Packers announce signings of 15 undrafted free agents

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — After not drafting a single wide receiver last week, the Green Bay Packers have included Michigan State wideout Darrell Stewart among their 15 undrafted free-agent signings. Stewart caught at least 48 passes each of the past three seasons and finished his college ...

Red Wings sign center

The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Mathias Brome to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday, adding one of the leading scorers from the Swedish Hockey League last season. The 25-year-old Brome had a career-high 43 points last season. He led Orebro HK with 17 goals and 26 ...

Bears add Trevor Davis

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed wide receiver and return specialist Trevor Davis. Davis has 16 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown over four seasons with Green Bay, Oakland and Miami. He has averaged 10.1 yards on 59 punt returns and 22.4 yards on 58 kickoff ...

Marquette hopes to host Ore to Shore

MARQUETTE — The Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic is scheduled to take place Aug. 8, although organizers acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a fluid situation and some decisions are beyond their control. To promote the safety of participants, volunteers, partners and the broader ...

Virus cancels ‘Hometowne’ Awards

KINGSFORD — For the first time since its inception in the spring of 1981, the Hometowne Lumber male and female Athlete of the Year awards will not be awarded for 2020. Impacts due to the coronavirus have left the five-person committee unable to select the remaining monthly award winners. ...

Draft could bring Vikings more help than North foes

The Minnesota Vikings were forced by a salary-cap crunch this spring into a soft remodel, with many more exits than enhancements to the lineup. They ramped up the project over the weekend. While NFL draft picks never come with warranties, particularly in a year like this with an ...

Matt Kenseth back to replace Kyle Larson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will again come out of retirement to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing as the replacement for fired driver Kyle Larson. Larson lost his job two weeks ago for using a racial slur while competing in a virtual race. Although Ganassi ...

A look back at Scuttle Bu(r)t 1978

Former Sports Editor Burt Angeli’s Scuttle Bu(r)t was a staple in The Daily News sports section for decades. Today The Daily News takes a look back at a column that originally ran on the week of Sept. 10, 1978: Scuttle Bu(r)t... Football officials have been heavily criticized lately and ...

Gatorade National Player of the Year

By Associated Press Emoni Bates was named Gatorade's national player of the year in high school basketball, becoming the first sophomore to win the award. “I was shocked and real surprised," Bates said later in a phone interview with The Associated Press. It means a lot to me, especially ...

Packers don’t take any receivers in surprise draft move

The Green Bay Packers acquired Aaron Rodgers' potential successor but didn't give their star quarterback any new wide receivers. In a draft heralded for its receiving depth, the Packers opted against taking a single player at a position that was widely considered a major need. The Packers ...

Lions addressed needs and drafted RB too talented to pass up

The Detroit Lions addressed pressing needs on offense and defense, took a running back too talented to pass up and bolstered one of their strongest position groups. Lions general manager Bob Quinn said he hopes his fifth NFL draft with the franchise proves to be his best. "We have ...