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Packers’ profit drops 98 percent to $724,000

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year, which included their second straight season without a playoff appearance, a large contract extension for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and change in head coach from Mike McCarthy to Matt ...

Federer tops Nadal in Wimbledon semis

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line. One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on a backhand return. Later, serving for a ...

Mallard family

Outdoors

A mallard hen shepherds her 10 ducklings on Six Mile Lake in Dickinson County. Unless she lost an earlier nest to predators, this likely is a second brood for the summer. Mallards can have up to 13 eggs in a clutch, so having 10 hatch is impressive but not unknown. It helps that the ducklings ...

DNR panel to meet Thursday in Harris

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Citizens Advisory Council will discuss a range of items when the panel meets Thursday at the Island Convention Center in Harris. The meeting will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Central time in the Turtle Room at the convention ...

Long Lake club to host shoot, picnic

Outdoors

LONG LAKE, Wis. —The Big 4 Plus Sportsman’s Club will have its annual membership picnic and trap shoot on Saturday, July 20, 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 ...

Bluegills biting on wax worms

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bluegills, including some large ones, were biting on wax worms at area lakes while river anglers were landing a few big northern pike. “Selling a lot of crawlers and leeches,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost on M-95. Crappie and bass action has been ...

Baseball: Kingsford beats IM, forces extra title game

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford turned four double plays and did just enough offensively to beat Iron Mountain 7-0 in a Little League Major district finals Thursday. And Andres Finley was lights out for Kingsford on the mound, pitching a complete game shutout. The win by Kingsford, which battled ...

Party of 5: Competitive NL Central in for taut 2nd half

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon didn't let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs manager appeared ready to take on any and all comers from the Pittsburgh dugout ...

Westbrook going to Rockets for Paul

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point ...

Women’s World Cup champ’s hotel room burglarized

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team after she discovered someone had burglarized her hotel room in Los Angeles. Allie Long tweeted on Thursday it happened after the team was honored at The ESPYS on Wednesday ...

Baseball: Kingsford beats Esky to reach LL district finals

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KINGSFORD — The Escanaba Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) created a few scoring opportunities here Wednesday night. That alone wasn’t enough, however, as Kingsford eliminated Esky 5-1 from the District 10 baseball tournament. The victory enables Kingsford to host Iron ...

Legion: Blues dominate IM Golds, 16-2

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MARQUETTE — The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans brought some of its residents over to Gerard Haley Memorial Field for a Wednesday afternoon of baseball and the Marquette Blues American Legion team put on a good show for its guests. The Blues’ bats got hot early and stayed that way for ...

Golf: Johnson looks to defend UPLGA crown at ECC

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ESCANABA — After 14 years, the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association championship is returning to Escanaba Country Club. The tournament begins Saturday morning at 9:30 with the qualifying round and runs through Tuesday. “As far as the Women’s U.P.’s go, it’s obviously very ...

Trade deadline looms as baseball resumes after break

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CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros. Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, chasing Ronald Acuna Jr. and the ...

Baseball: IM beats Kingsford in LL semifinals

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KINGSFORD — A three-run outburst in the third was enough for Iron Mountain to beat rival Kingsford 4-2 in a Little League Major district game on Tuesday. Iron Mountain advances to the district championship game at 6 p.m. CDT Thursday. Kingsford plays Escanaba at 5 p.m. today in the loser's ...

AL Ks 16, tops NL to win 7th straight All-Star game

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat ...

Ex-Lions, Texans safety Quin retires

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ALLEN PARK (AP) — Glover Quin has retired after 10 seasons in the NFL. The former Detroit Lions and Houston Texans safety announced his plans Tuesday on Instagram . Quin started every game for nine straight years after starting in 12 games as a rookie in 2009 with the Texans. He had an ...

Bucks re-sign guard Hill

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The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed free agent guard George Hill. The team said Tuesday that Hill, who was acquired from Cleveland in December in a five-player, three-team trade, will return on a three-year deal. "George is a consummate pro and an important part of our team," said Bucks ...

Baseball: Kingsford escapes Norway in LL tourney

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KINGSFORD — It almost seemed like Kingsford wanted to lose, until it didn't. A couple defensive lapses and players looking at their feet between innings, it looked like Norway's day. Then Kingsford scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Norway ...

Baseball: Railroaders rock CBCH, 11-0

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CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders scored six runs in the fourth to beat Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen 11-0 in five innings of Superiorland Baseball League action on Monday. The Railroaders (3-1) had eight hits, including two singles by Kenny Pekarek. Barry Holsworth, Tyler Miller, Wade ...