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Giants interview former Packers coach McCarthy

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)—î Mike McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and led them to nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, has interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants. The 56-year-old McCarthy met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general ...

Wykons trip Flivvs 62-57

KINGSFORD — With four players scoring in double figures, West Iron County prevailed 62-57 over Kingsford in non-conference boys basketball action Thursday night from the Kingsford Middle School gym. The Flivvers came out in a half to three-quarter court press which, early on, interrupted ...

MSU stays atop Big Ten with 76-56 win over Illini

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State played perhaps its best game of the season at least in part because Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman were clicking together on the court. Winston had 21 points and Tillman scored 19, leading the 14th-ranked Spartans to a 76-56 win over Illinois on ...

Jim Harbaugh closes 4th straight season with 2 losses in row

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was hired five years ago at Michigan, hailed as the coach who would restore glory for college football's winningest program. It might happen, but it hasn't yet. The future, Harbaugh insisted, is bright. “I feel good about that," he told reporters ...

Tech wins Great Lakes Invitational

DETROIT – Michigan Tech won the 55th annual Great Lakes Invitational Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over the University of Michigan at Little Caesars Arena. Logan Pietila had a hat trick and Matt Jurusik made 35 saves as the Huskies won the MacInnes Cup for the first time since 2012. It was the ...

Iron Mountain bowlers secure home victories

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School bowling teams saw competition on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Recreation Lanes. In the morning shift, the Lady Mountaineers faced an Ishpeming team that was a bowler short, coming out on top 36-4. “Unfortunately, when a team is down a bowler like ...

Chicago Bears sticking with Trubisky

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears remain committed to Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback despite his struggles this season, general manager Ryan Pace said on Tuesday. Pace stopped short of saying the Bears will exercise their fifth-year option on him and did not rule ...

2021 NHL Winter Classic headed to Minnesota

DALLAS (AP) — The 2021 NHL Winter Classic will be hosted by the Minnesota Wild at Target Field, the home stadium of the MLB's Twins. Minnesota's opponent for the next New Year's Day game will be determined later. It will be the first Winter Classic for the Wild, and their second outdoor game. ...

Lions fire six staff members

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego, linebackers coach Al Golden, defensive backs coach Brian Stewart, tight end coach Chris White, strength coach Harold Nash and assistant strength coach Rodney Hill. Lions coach Matt Patricia ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: BTN analyst impressed with Whitens

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Former North Central star Jason Whitens caught the eye of Big Ten Network analyst Bob Wenzel during Sunday night’s Western Michigan-Michigan State game in East Lansing. “Whitens is one tough guy,” said Wenzel, a former Rutgers player and coach. “He should have a ...

Max Maloney ‘grateful, thankful’ for West Iron, Tech football career

Former West Iron County star Max Maloney gives a thumbs up on his Michigan Tech football career. By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer IRON RIVER — Max Maloney’s five seasons with Michigan Tech football? “Grateful and thankful” sums up the college football career of the former West Iron ...

Packers edge Lions, earn 1st-round bye

DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Rodgers was on the money when Green Bay needed him most, overcoming one of his worst games this season. Rodgers threw a short and accurate pass to Aaron Jones, whose 31-yard reception set up Mason Crosby's 33-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Packers to a 23-20 ...

MSU rolls without Winston

EAST LANSING — Without his star point guard, Michigan State Tom Izzo went with some notable coaches' sons Sunday night to run his offense. And though they are a far cry from senior All-American Cassius Winston, Foster Loyer and Jack Hoiberg acquitted themselves quote nicely for the ...

Michigan dominates UMass Lowell, 86-60

ANN ARBOR (AP) — With Isaiah Livers out because of an injury, Michigan coach Juwan Howard went big. That was a problem for undermanned UMass Lowell. Jon Teske had 25 points and eight rebounds, and the 7-foot-1 senior center and his towering teammates created headaches as No. 11 Michigan ...

High School Hockey: Flivvers split games in Marquette tourney

MARQUETTE — Kingsford split a pair of weekend hockey games in the Marquette Holiday Tournament, losing to the Canton Chiefs 9-1 on Sunday and beating the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils 5-1 on Saturday at Lakeview Arena. “We stayed with them through most of the first period until two costly ...

Badgers tackle Three Lakes 59-43

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara came into the fifth game of the season Friday night still in search of its first win, and they got it with a convincing 59-43 triumph over Three Lakes in non-conference action. Badgers first year coach Steve Derwinski was quite pleased with his team in winning ...

Niagara girls held down by Blue Jays

NIAGARA, Wis — Jessica Oratch led Niagara with 17 points, but the Badgers fell to Three Lakes 63-38 Friday afternoon in non-conference basketball. “We set out to stop, their top scorers (Sydney) Lurvey and (Taylor) Kolling. We did hold Lurvey under 10 points, but we didn’t ...

Whitens to visit MSU, Izzo again – this time as foe

KALAMAZOO — Current Western Michigan University men’s basketball player and North Central graduate Jason Whitens is looking forward to he and his teammates’ upcoming game on Sunday night. The Broncos will travel to East Lansing to take on the No. 15 Michigan State Spartans and Iron ...

Goodman-Pembine girls cancel remainder of basketball season

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Goodman-Pembine Patriots girls basketball team has dealt with a lack of players since the beginning of the season, which in Wisconsin was Nov. 11 for the first practices. As of early last week, the official decision was made to cancel the rest of the season, after ...

Sweet(s) Talk…Merry Christmas Roxanne

Sweet(s) Talk... Milwaukee Brewers all-star right fielder Christian Yelich has made the best out of a potentially uncomfortable social media situation. Back in late August, the monthly issue of ESPN The Magazine featured the 2018 NL MVP posing in his birthday suit, which ESPN does on a ...