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Parent charged in college bribery scheme pleads guilty

National Sports

BOSTON (AP) — A California entrepreneur pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying $250,000 to get his son into to the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Jeffrey Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, was the 51st person to be charged in a sweeping scheme that involved ...

Trappers convention starts Friday at UP Fairgrounds

Outdoors

ESCANABA — The 57th annual U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. Convention Coordinator Roy Dahlgren said the convention is among the biggest events of its kind in the nation. “It’s the largest trapping and ...

Little League baseball: Kingsford beats Esky for district crow

Local Sports

ESCANABA — It was nip and tuck for the Kingsford Minor Boys’ All-Star baseball team (ages 9-10) as it rallied in the final inning to overcome Escanaba 4-3 to clinch the Little League District 10 championship and move on to the state tournament. Kingsford trailed 3-2 coming into the bottom ...

Perino hired as next Escanaba High School athletic director

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Tony Perino is returning to his alma mater to take over as athletic director. Perino, a 1992 Escanaba High School graduate, was officially named AD at the school’s board meeting July 15. Perino — who was a three-sport athlete at Escanaba — spent the past year as the AD at ...

Phillies outlast Tigers 3-2 in 15th

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Brad Miller charged the ball in left field. Nicholas Castellanos rounded third and kept on running. "What is it, midnight or whatever?" Miller said. "You've got to send him. ... Luckily it was hit directly at me." Miller threw Castellanos out at the plate in the 14th ...

Vikings CB Hill gets another suspension

National Sports

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for an additional four games, this time for violation the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Hill will be out of action for the first half of the season, having previously received a four-game ban ...

Baseball: Channing routs State Farm, 14-1

Local Sports

CHANNING — Channing scored early and often in a 14-1 Superiorland Baseball League win over Jill Leonard-State Farm on Monday. The Railroaders (5-1) got three hits from Kenny Pekarek, including a fly ball to left that bounced off the top of the fence. Lane Holsworth, Luke Holsworth, Wade ...

Suarez’s 2 HRs lead Reds over Brewers

National Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eugenio Suarez hit a pair of home runs, including a two-run, go-ahead shot in the ninth inning off Jeremy Jeffress as the Reds rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Brewers on Monday night. Suarez had given Cincinnati a 4-1 lead when he took Adrian Houser deep with two out in ...

Hundreds of balls found in Lake Michigan from golf course

National Sports

ARCADIA, Mich. (AP) — An exclusive golf course in northern Michigan has changed its website to no longer encourage players to hit balls into Lake Michigan after a diver hired by a newspaper found hundreds in the water. State environmental regulators said they're investigating what has ...

Jackson, Tigers agree to minor league deal

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released ...

Lions put Flowers, Longa on PUP list

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Trey Flowers and linebacker Steve Longa on the physically unable to perform list. In March, Flowers signed a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $90 million. He reportedly had shoulder surgery this ...

Little League baseball: Kingsford beats Gladstone, 10-8

Local Sports

ESCANABA — It came down to the final out, but the Kingsford Minor Boys’ All-Stars (ages 9-10) are moving on in the Little League District 10 baseball tournament after escaping a late Gladstone rally for a 10-8 victory at Karl Dickson Field on Sunday. The win sends Kingsford to the ...

Lowry wins British Open

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, ...

Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction

National Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she ...

Saladino’s slam lifts Brewers over D-backs

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PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee's final day in the desert was not going well. The Brewers trailed by four runs after three innings, starter Brandon Woodruff went down with an injury and there was little reason to expect another comeback. One long-time-coming swing by Tyler Saladino changed the ...

Golf: Eichhorn takes Wisconsin Amateur Open

Local Sports

GREEN LAKE, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn has added another major golf title to his growing collection. Eichhorn, a Carney, Michigan native, won the 118th Wisconsin State Open Amateur golf championship at Lawsonia Links here Thursday, perhaps the most prestigious victory in his young career. He ...

Rizzo hits slam, Cubs beat Padres

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with ...

Lowry, Holmes share lead as McIlroy misses cut

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy ...

LPGA: Clanton, Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead

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MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front ...

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive ...