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North Central grad Whitens transfers to play for Izzo, Michigan State

POWERS — Two men who grew up 30 miles away from one another, but 44 years apart, will be spending the next two years seeing a lot more of one another. Former North Central standout Jason Whitens officially became a member of the Michigan State men’s basketball team Wednesday, and will play ...

Cabrera drives in 5 runs in Detroit’s 14-0 rout of Texas

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in a four-run fifth inning, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Texas Rangers 14-0 on Monday night. The Rangers have lost six straight, the last three by a combined score of 29-0. The last major league team to ...

Under darkness, Almirola pulls off shocker at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Aric Almirola carried the weight of a winless season while chasing a playoff berth that seemed implausible for a driver buried deep in the standings on a Stewart-Haas Racing program that had yet to take a checkered flag. His confidence sagged. The pressure tightened on ...

Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major

SANDWICH, England (AP) — Collin Morikawa was making one of the most satisfying walks in golf, down the 18th fairway as a soon-to-be British Open champion, when he looked up at the huge grandstand surrounding the green. It was filled with spectators, who firstly were applauding and soon ...

Balance, grit put Bucks on verge of 1st title in 50 years

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo believes it’s the tenacity of the Bucks that has Milwaukee a game away from its first championship in a half century. That persistence has enabled the Bucks to rally from a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals. The Bucks lead the Phoenix Suns 3-2 as they ...

Pandemic puts a dent in Packers’ finances

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Playing home games without spectators because of the pandemic caused the Green Bay Packers’ operating revenues to drop nearly 27% during the most recent fiscal year. The Packers reported $409.8 million in expenses and $371.1 million in revenues. That’s the first ...