Off and running!

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Northern Storm runner Kamdan Johnson, right, quickly powers her way over a hurdle during a heat of the 100-meter hurdles at the Bobcat Invite track and field event Thursday at Florence High School. The Northern Storm is a co-op team featuring student-athletes from Florence and Niagara. For ...

Prep wrap: Ladycats upend Patriots for win

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PEMBINE, Wis. — The Florence varsity softball team scored three runs in all five innings against Goodman-Pembine on Tuesday as the Ladycats earned their first victory of the season with a 15-2 five-inning win over the Patriots in Northern Lakes Conference game originally scheduled to be ...

Take a walk: Free pass riles Tigers fans

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DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera was set to stroll to the plate and fans rose to their feet and roared, hoping to witness his 3,000th hit. Instead, they saw his 236th career intentional walk. A strategically sound move by manager Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees. A very unpopular ...

Panthers claw by Detroit 5-2

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored his 38th goal of the season and the Florida Panthers tied a franchise record with their 12th straight win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday night. Mason Marchment had a goal and an assist, and Sam Reinhart, MacKenzie Weegar and Noel ...

Zamboni driver, a fan favorite, sues over firing

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DETROIT (AP) — A popular Zamboni driver for the Detroit Red Wings said he was dismissed for urinating in a drain. Al Sobotka filed a discrimination lawsuit this week against Olympia Entertainment, two months after he was fired, following 51 years with the Red Wings. His lawyer said he has a ...

Man down! Middleton out for Game 3

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is expected to miss at least two weeks after injuring his left knee Wednesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series with the Chicago Bulls. The Bucks announced Thursday night that the three-time All-Star had undergone an ...