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Rodgers leads Pack past Jets in OT

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Aaron Rodgers refused to sit this one out, even with the playoffs out of the question. And he willed the Green Bay Packers from setting some dubious franchise history. A banged-up Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 6:23 left in overtime, ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … DCRA prez hints at others from NASCAR

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Truck star Johnny Sauter may not be the only racer with NASCAR credentials returning to Norway Speedway in 2019. Dickinson County Racing Association President John Ostermann confirmed that Sauter will be back to defend his title in the Island Resort and Casino’s Kent Pearson Memorial ...

Baumgartner begins World Cup campaign

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CERVINIA, Italy — Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner expected an “intense battle” in the World Cup snowboard cross opener. It was just that. Baumgartner finished eighth overall and runner-up in the small hill final Saturday. The 37-year-old was the fifth-fastest qualifier prior to ...

Bears clinch No. 3 seed

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a dominant defense behind him, Mitchell Trubisky knows the Chicago Bears' offense doesn't have to do too much to keep winning. That formula has the Bears heading into the season finale with a chance to earn a first-round playoff bye. Trubisky threw one TD ...

Carney hosting tourney

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CARNEY — Milwaukee’s Young Coggs Prep boys basketball team will join the host Wolves, Escanaba and Menominee for the Carney-Nadeau Holiday Tournament. Young and Escanaba will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, to open the varsity portion of the tournament. The next game at 7 p.m. pits ...

Lions flop

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DETROIT — The collapse of the Detroit Lions is essentially complete. There’s still one more game to go, but the Lions are now assured of their first last-place finish since 2012 after a 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Detroit actually dominated the first 25 minutes or so, ...

Melee in Bears-49ers game leads to ejections

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears weren't about to let a late hit on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky go unanswered, and Richard Sherman wasn't going to let the Bears retaliate against San Francisco teammate Marcell Harris without a fight. When the melee ended following Harris' late ...

Vikes move closer to playoffs

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DETROIT (AP) — Looks like the Minnesota Vikings have a feel for desperation. And desperation pass plays. Kirk Cousins took a shotgun snap, rolled slightly to his right, stepped up and heaved a pass from near midfield into the end zone. Kyle Rudolph leaped to make a go-ahead touchdown ...

Jets coach rips refs

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles simply couldn't believe his eyes. The yellow flags kept flying all game, and his New York Jets were being called for penalties at crucial moments against the Packers. There were a whopping 16 in all for a team-record 172 yards, according to ESPN ...

Hill basketball tourney set

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NORWAY — The 12th annual Don Hill Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, at Norway High School. The adult basketball tournament has men’s and women’s divisions. “More details to follow in the coming weeks,” said tournament director ...

Bellin Run registration

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GREEN BAY — Online registration for the 2019 Bellin Run, Green Bay’s signature 10K run/walk, is now open. The 43rd annual Bellin Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8. As an added incentive to register early, race organizers will give away free registrations to 18 individuals ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Bill Boddy’s Emeralds avenge rout

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Iron Mountain grad Bill Boddy, Manistique boys basketball’s first-year head coach, saw a major improvement from his Emeralds. Eight days after losing by 43 points to Gladstone, Boddy’s Emeralds came back to stun the Braves 68-65 for his first win. “Honestly, I ...

Wrestling: Mountaineers take two duals

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BARK RIVER — Iron Mountain flattened Gwinn and Bark River-Harris in high school wrestling Thursday. With only three matches wrestled, the Mountaineers (8-3) downed the Modeltowners 60-6. IM’s Jon Carrion (160) pinned Lynn Urmanski in the first period and Caleb Burklund (189) pinned Tyler ...

Swimming: NLY runner-up at ‘Jingle Bell’

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STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Forty-six swimmers from the combined Dickinson and Delta Northern Lights YMCA swim team captured second place in the nine-team Jingle Bell Meet. Most of the 19 from the Dickinson County portion of the NLY team got a 4 a.m. start to Sturgeon Bay on a coach bus. Despite ...

Girls Basketball: Mountaineer defense stops Gremlins 56-34

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HOUGHTON - Sometimes in the world of basketball, there are nights where the shots just do not fall. Just ask Julie Filpus, head coach of the Houghton Gremlins girls basketball team, as her team went down in defeat to the Iron Mountain Mountaineers, 56-34, Friday at the Houghton Gym. "We ...

MLB: Crew, Mariners swap outfielders

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos. The swap of young outfielders adds a right-handed power bat to the Mariners' lineup and provides the ...

NBA: Bucks finish strong in thumping Celtics

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BOSTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned their slow start into a long, frustrating night for the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and got the Bucks rolling on an early 16-0 run that put Milwaukee in command for good in a 120-107 win over the short-handed Celtics on ...

NFL: Packers rule out DT Clark vs. Jets

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have ruled out defensive tackle Kenny Clark against the New York Jets, and are unlikely to have wide receiver Randall Cobb. Clark injured his triceps against Atlanta two weeks ago and will miss his second straight game. Cobb was listed by the ...

‘Usual suspects’ in Christmas Bird Count

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Early reports are that a weekend of splendid weather made for slim pickings during the local Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15. While sunny skies and temperatures soaring into the 40s might seem ideal for going out to count birds, it actually gave the birds themselves little incentive to flock ...

Walleye, panfish biting; farmland hunt slated in Marinette County

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Snow depth has been going backwards but ice continues to be thick enough for anglers to be successful in landing walleye and panfish. A 28-inch walleye was the best catch of the week, said Fay Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. “Walleye action has been good, ...