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Verlander, deGrom Cy Young winners

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NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown. Verlander beat out Houston Astros teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed Wednesday night. Verlander got 17 first-place votes to ...

Davison, Ford lift Wisconsin past McNeese, 83-63

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brad Davison scored a game-high 24 points, Aleem Ford added a career-high 16 points, and Wisconsin beat McNeese 83-63 on Wednesday night. Brevin Pritzl scored 13 points in his first start in two seasons for the Badgers (2-1), who won their second straight ...

IM’s Johnson, ND’s Smith earn ‘Hometowne’ honors

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Marcus Johnson and North Dickinson’s Briana Smith were selected as Hometowne Lumber Athletes of the Month for October on Wednesday. Smith, a senior volleyball player for the Lady Nordics, was the team leader throughout the season, pacing North Dickinson ...

Blackhawks finally beat Vegas, 5-3

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corey Crawford and Robin Lehner have played almost equal time in net for the Chicago Blackhawks, with neither emerging as the starting goaltender. It’s a ploy coach Jeremy Colliton has insisted upon and is starting to pay off. Wednesday night it was Crawford’s turn, ...

Izzo signs 2 top-100 recruits

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has signed center Mady Sissoko and point guard AJ Hoggard. Izzo said Wednesday he may add another player or two to the recruiting class to help the team next season. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Sissoko is from Mali. Sissoko averaged ...

Louisiana Supreme Court won’t revive ‘NOLA no-call’ suit

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to revive a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit against the NFL over officials' failure to call a penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game. Attorney Antonio LeMon filed the lawsuit after officials failed to flag a Los Angeles ...

Packers: Game flexed

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has flexed the Green Bay Packers’ trip to San Francisco to prime time on Nov. 24 along with announcing kickoff times for a handful of Week 16 games. With Tuesday’s announcement, the Packers (8-2) and 49ers (8-1) replace Seattle at Philadelphia, which now will ...

Pistons: Thomas out

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons guard Khyri Thomas had surgery on his right foot and will be out at least six weeks. The Pistons said Wednesday that Thomas had the procedure on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. They say rehabilitation will begin immediately and that Thomas will be ...

College football: Young punished

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be held out of one more game as punishment for breaking NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. The penalty was announced by Ohio State in a statement Wednesday. The school had sought immediate reinstatement from the ...

Baseball: Piazza, Italy

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Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza says he has agreed to become manager of Italy’s national baseball team. The 51-year-old Piazza, who was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is of Italian ancestry. He tweeted Wednesday he will manage Italy at a European tournament in 2020 and at the 2021 World ...

No. 7 Minnesota making major strides in Ciarrocca’s offense

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With no game on the schedule the week before Minnesota played Penn State, most of the Gophers coaches hit the road for recruiting. Kirk Ciarrocca hung back and crafted the game plan to beat a Nittany Lions defense that entered with the second-fewest points allowed in the ...

Bratkowski, Bart Starr’s backup, dies at age 88

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Zeke Bratkowski, the quarterback who backed up Bart Starr during the Green Bay Packers’ 1960s dynasty, has died at his Florida home. He was 88. The team announced his death late Monday but did not disclose further details. The Packers Hall of Famer was a ...

Northern Saddle Club earns grant for fresh water project

Outdoors

FLORENCE, Wis. — Northern Saddle Club Inc. has received a $5,754 grant from the Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. for a fresh water project. The club is installing a potable water source at the Hall’s Creek equestrian trail head and boat landing. The cost of ...

Jones proving to be Packers’ MVP

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It’s been a while since the Green Bay Packers had a dominant force at running back. Eddie Lacy was Green Bay’s previous 1,000-yard rusher. That was five years ago. Aaron Jones had another big game in a win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and the third-year ...

Seahawks knock 49ers from unbeaten ranks in OT, 27-24

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Russell Wilson high-stepped his way down the sideline before hugging coach Pete Carroll after Jason Myers’ kick split the uprights. After a wild overtime that featured a rare Wilson interception, a missed field goal by San Francisco and a questionable decision ...

Timberwolves beat Pistons 120-114 to spoil Griffin’s return

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DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves shot an abysmal 6 of 45 from 3-point range in a loss to Denver over the weekend. That evened out in a hurry against Detroit. Andrew Wiggins scored 33 points, and Minnesota spoiled Blake Griffin’s return Monday night, beating the Pistons 120-114. ...

No. 14 Michigan knows Michigan State can still be dangerous

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even a stumbling Michigan State team represents a threat to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. That’s something the Wolverines surely understand by now. “On high alert for everything,” Harbaugh said Monday. “We understand coach (Mark) Dantonio’s a master ...

College hoops: Former Jets

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POWERS - Three members of North Central’s three-time state champion team from 2015-17 had successful weekends of college basketball. Redshirt sophomore Jason Whitens and Western Michigan defeated UW-Milwaukee 115-110 in triple overtime to go to 2-0 on the season. Whitens had 15 points ...