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Cain connects twice, Brewers sack Cubs 4-2 in 10 innings

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CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff had a no-hit bid going until Ian Happ led off the seventh with a clean single. It was scoreless ...

Mountaineers advance to boys basketball final with overtime win

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain will play Saturday for the MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball championship after defeating Schoolcraft 54-50 in overtime Thursday at the Breslin Center. Foster Wonders led the Mountaineers with 34 points. A free throw by Ricky Brown gave Iron Mountain a four-point ...

MSU adds Tyson Walker

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has added high-scoring guard Tyson Walker, a transfer from Northeastern. Spartans coach Tom Izzo made the announcement Wednesday, a little more than a week after sophomore guard Rocket Watts entered the transfer portal to leave the program. Walker ...

Calumet bows in semifinals

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EAST LANSING — Despite a game-high 22 points from senior guard Eli Djerf, Calumet fell to Kent City 59-53 in an MHSAA Division 3 state semifinal girls basketball game Wednesday. “ I think in some ways, the girls made some mistakes today that we weren’t accustomed to them doing, and I ...

Rochester edges Bay College in regional hoops final

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ESCANABA — So close and yet so far. The Bay College men were within a heartbeat of the Region 13 basketball title but were unable to convert on their final possession in a 66-65 loss to Rochester (Minn.) Community & Technical College in the championship game. Rochester (12-5) will ...

Mountaineers get past Ramblers

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LAKE CITY — Iron Mountain’s boys basketball team — back in the MHSAA Division 3 quarterfinals for the second time in three years — got 38 points from senior Foster Wonders to eke past McBain 53-50 Tuesday night at Lake City High School. As the game got started, McBain came out like ...

Mountaineers win 3 medals at state wrestling

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GRAND RAPIDS — Three Iron Mountain wrestlers earned medals at the MHSAA Division 4 state wrestling finals, including sophomore Shawn McGuire, who placed third at 119 pounds. The others were junior Parker Stroud, fifth place at 145, and sophomore Evan Haferkorn, sixth at 140. “After the ...

Rodgers gets surprise during ‘Jeopardy!’

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got quite the surprise in his first episode as a guest host of “Jeopardy!” Contestant Scott Shewfelt was stumped on the final question of the episode that aired Monday. He decided to reply by referencing a controversial Packers strategic ...

Alvarez retiring as Wisconsin athletic director

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As he announced his retirement, longtime Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez summed up his career by referencing the advice he often gives students. “Find something that you love to do, do it well enough that someone will pay you to do it, and you’ll never ...

Detroit’s Badoo comes through

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DETROIT (AP) — Akil Baddoo homered in each of his first two big league games — but his team lost both. So the Detroit outfielder took matters into his own hands with another memorable swing. Baddoo added another big hit in this charmed start to his career, lining an RBI single in the ...

Shaw’s homer sinks Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — Freddy Peralta pitched five sharp innings, Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Tuesday night to stop a three-game slide. Peralta (1-0) struck out eight and walked four. Kris Bryant doubled in the fourth for Chicago’s only ...

IM edges McBain to advance to state semifinals

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LAKE CITY — Iron Mountain defeated McBain 53-50 on Tuesday to advance to the MHSAA boys basketball Division 3 state semifinals. The Mountaineers (18-0) will face Schoolcraft (19-1) at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Schoolcraft advanced with a 59-47 ...

Gold Medals tip off Saturday in Hermansville

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HERMANSVILLE — The 2021 Gold Medal Classic at the Meyer Township Community Center will begin Saturday and Sunday with junior high action. The junior high girls’ bracket will be played on Saturday, while the boys’ division will play on Sunday. Tournament Director Bryan Maule stated that ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone’s entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 ...

Contreras, Báez, Bote HRs lift Cubs over Milwaukee, 5-3

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CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and David Bote homered during a four-run fourth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Monday night. Trevor Williams pitched perfectly until Omar Narváez’s leadoff single in the sixth — Narváez also broke up a ...

Wonders a ‘Mr. Basketball’ award finalist

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Annually, the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan awards the trophy for best high school senior boys basketball player in the state: “Mr. Basketball.” Five candidates are named as finalists for the award. In most years, all of those candidates are from below the ...

Wings end drought in Tampa with 5-1 win

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 27 stops to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday for their first road win against the Lightning in the regular season in more than 10 years. Marc Staal, Valtteri Filppula, Michael Rasmussen, Darren Helm and Dylan Larkin ...

Jets’ Arsenault signs with Bay Norse

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POWERS — North Central’s Andie Arsenault will be reunited with sister Bree on the basketball court next year after she signed to play for the Bay College Norse. “I’m really excited to play, especially with my sister again next year. It’s super exciting,” Andie Arsenault said. ...

Sano, Twins beat Brewers 8-2 to win season-opening series

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miguel Sanó and Mitch Garver homered to back up Michael Pineda, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday to win the season-opening series. Luis Arraez went 3 of 3 with a pair of walks as the Twins took two of three. Max Kepler and Sanó each drove in ...