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Flivvers regroup to defeat North Dickinson, 3-1

KINGSFORD — The 2020 volleyball season got off on the right foot for Kingsford Tuesday night, as they defeated non-conference foe North Dickinson 3-1, (18-25, 25-8, 25-14, 25-21 in the Kingsford Middle School gymnasium. “First match jitters seemed to get the best of us in set No. 1 ...

Kingsford earns 7-1 tennis win over Norway

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — In non-conference girls tennis action Tuesday afternoon at Marion Park, Norway hosted its first home match of the season and in also in a half dozen years, as area foe Kingsford was their opponent on the day. The Flivvers defeated Norway 7-1. Kingsford used a different ...

Finishing touches in place for Felch hardball tournament

FELCH — Labor Day hardball in the ‘Northwoods’ is back again this year. The 2020 Felch Labor Day Championship will be held this weekend at Felch Memorial Field. The tournament will be a double-elimination format with 12 to 13 games being played over the holiday weekend, Friday through ...

Tigers trounce Brewers, but Jones fractures hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Victor Reyes had four hits and five RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 12-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Surprising Detroit moved back above .500 at 17-16, but it lost starting outfielder JaCoby Jones to a fractured left hand. ...

Westwood netters blank West Iron, 8-0

By RYAN STIEG For The Daily News WEST ISHPEMING — For the last few years, the Westwood and West Iron County girls tennis programs have been the top teams in Division 2 with the Patriots edging the Wykons for the past three U.P. Championships. However, Tuesday’s competition didn’t ...

Kingsford soccer opener

Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo Kingsford’s Diego Przeslakowski advances the ball against Escanaba Bayside on Tuesday at Commemorative Field in Kingsford. The Flivvers opened their season with a 6-0 win. Kobe Gordon, Dennis Neuens and Nathan Arndt scored first-half goals as the Flivvers ...

Nordics prevail over Norway 3-1 in prep volleyball season opener

By MATT “SWEETS” McCARTHY Sports Writer FELCH TOWNSHIP — In Skyline Central Conference volleyball action on Monday evening, North Dickinson hosted Norway as both teams opened up their seasons inside the Carl F. Lemin Jr. gymnasium. With strong and consistent serving throughout the ...

Arcia’s pinch hit in 8th lifts Milwaukee over Pittsburgh, 6-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night. Ben Gamel led off the eighth with a double against Nick Turley (0-1) and scored on Arcia’s ...

Sidelined? 3 high school sports await Whitmer’s final ruling

LANSING (AP) - The leader of the Michigan High School Athletic Association said Monday the decision rests with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on whether there are soccer games, volleyball matches, and swimming and diving meets this fall. Mark Uyl said while the governor’s school reopening road map, ...

Butler scores 40, Heat top Bucks 115-104 for 1-0 lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night. “Win the game.” He listened to them, and delivered. Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the fourth quarter, Goran Dragic added 27 and the ...

Tigers finish sweep of Twins, pull back to .500 with 3-2 win

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers finished off a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 3-2 victory Sunday. Tyler Alexander (2-1) pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for Detroit, which handed Kenta Maeda (4-1) ...

Schwarber homers twice as Cubs pound Reds 10-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — With one massive drive in the ninth inning, Kyle Schwarber made history for the Chicago Cubs. Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Ian Happ became the first starting outfield to hit multiple homers in the same game, and the Cubs pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-1 on Sunday for a ...

Bucks, Heat set to open East semifinal series

The Milwaukee Bucks were no more than 10 minutes removed from winning their first-round series, and coach Mike Budenholzer had already shifted his thinking to what awaits against the Miami Heat. Such is life for coaches in the NBA. Budenholzer’s message was clear: “We’re going to have ...

Packers CEO Murphy says team shouldn’t have to ‘stick to sports’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy takes issue with the notion that the team should “stick to sports” and discusses the team’s plans for addressing social justice concerns in a video posted on the team’s website. The video was released two days after the ...

Bell, Polanco homer off Woodruff as Pirates beat Brewers 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has joked for years during batting practice at Miller Park about hitting the promotional vehicle parked well above the wall in right-center field. Bell finally did it Sunday. His towering shot in the fourth inning put the Pirates ahead ...

Bears looking to bounce back with Trubisky or Foles at QB

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears went into last season with soaring expectations, their sights set on a deep playoff run and even a trip to the Super Bowl. They went in the wrong direction. Instead of establishing themselves as a championship contender, the Bears were a major ...

Zimmer, remodeled Vikings defense not buying regression

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense has largely fueled Minnesota's success since Mike Zimmer was hired as head coach, a balanced, disciplined and intelligent unit that has annually ranked among the NFL's best. This virus-altered season will serve as a stiff test. Before the COVID-19 outbreak ...

Pro Bowl pass rusher Ngakoue headed to Vikings

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Disgruntled pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue is headed north, far away from Jacksonville. A person familiar with the trade says the Jaguars agreed to send Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in ...

US OPEN ‘20: Clijsters’ return, Serena, other things to know

NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Kim Clijsters entered the U.S. Open, all the way back in 1999, she faced a certain someone by the name of Serena Williams. All these years later, with play at Flushing Meadows set to begin Monday, three-time U.S. Open champion Clijsters is back on the scene, ...