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Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the ...

At 17, Esky’s Johnson wins UP golf title

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NORWAY — Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson, the newest and one of the youngest UP women’s golf champions, couldn’t resist checking the record books. When was the last time an Escanaba golfer won championship flight in the UP Ladies Golf Association tournament? “I looked the other ...

AL wins All-Star Game over NL in 10 innings

National Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League ...

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist tweets

National Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his ...

Spurs trading Leonard for Toronto’s DeRozan

National Sports

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. Danny Green also will be going to Toronto as part of the deal, which was ...

Esky’s Johnson edges IM’s Cecconi

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NORWAY — Paxton Johnson’s second appearance in the UP Ladies Golf Association Championships has resulted in another semifinal berth. The Escanaba High School senior ousted four-time UP champion Becky Cecconi of Iron Mountain 4-3 in Monday’s quarterfinal matches at Oak Crest Golf ...

Harper rallies to win HR Derby

National Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. It could have been a scene from a playoff game. ...

Big 3rd inning eases Charlevoix past Kingsford in state semis

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GLADSTONE — Sometimes it doesn’t matter who you play as much as when you play them. On the opening day of the state softball tournament (Friday), the Kingsford Junior Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 13-14) had beaten Charlevoix 15-3. It was a different outcome Monday, however, as ...

Oak Crest golfers challenge for UP title

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NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course, site of the 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships, will be guaranteed a representative in the tournament semifinals. Oak Crest members Kathy Gagnon and Annie Greenwood both emerged with first-round victories Sunday and advanced to this ...

Kingsford juniors reach state semis

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GLADSTONE — It was a challenging conclusion to round-robin play for the Kingsford Junior Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 13-14) in the state softball tournament Sunday. Kingsford proved equal to the challenge, however, and posted a 7-3 triumph over Georgetown on this sunny and warm ...

Reeling Brewers lose in 10th

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two ...

Young, joyful France beats Croatia to claim 2nd crown

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MOSCOW (AP) — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir ...

Schultz sweep, crash, highlight super stocks

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NORWAY — Green Bay's Chad Butz made his first visit to Norway Speedway in 2018 a successful one Friday. Butz passed defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz for the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the Rick Stanchina Memorial 41 at Norway Speedway. Defending track champion Tim ...

Escanaba to host national trappers event July 26-28

Outdoors

ESCANABA — Jim Comstock, known as one of the better animal damage control trappers in the country, will be among the many experts attending the National Trappers Association’s 59th annual Convention/Outdoor Show on July 26-28 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Hours are 8 a.m. to ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Injury kept state champ from ‘Bass’

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Rockford High School senior Ericka VanderLende, one of the state’s premier distance runners, was a spectator for Sunday’s Bass Run in Crystal Falls. Ericka was resting a minor injury that also kept her out of a recent race in Traverse City. Recruited by several top Division 1 colleges, ...

DNR advisory panel to meet

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet Tuesday in Houghton, exactly one month since flash flooding devastated many places in and around the Houghton-Hancock area, including state-managed trails and boating ...

Long Lake club to host picnic Saturday

Outdoors

LONG LAKE, Wis. — The Big 4-Plus Sportsman’s Club will host its annual membership picnic and trap shoot Saturday at the clubhouse on Settlement Road in Long Lake. There will be activities for shooters and non-shooters alike. Trap shooting will begin at 8 a.m. Shooters participating in ...

Youngsters enjoy musky club outing

Outdoors

LAONA, Wis. — The Boundary Waters Musky Club and the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., hosted a fishing outing earlier this month for youth up to age 17. The event’s headquarters was at the Silver Lake pavilion in Laona. Forty-one young participants fished various lakes in the area, ...