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Jazz beat Bucks with buzzer shot

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer as time expired for the last of his 33 points in the Utah Jazz's 103-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. The shot from the corner capped a remarkable sequence of twists and turns in the final few seconds. Utah's ...

Mountaineers prepare for district final

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Fresh off of their first round MHSAA playoff defeat of Mancelona, the 10-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers and head coach Robin Marttila await their second round opponent, the 7-3 Charlevoix Red Rayders. Charlevoix is a member of the same downstate conference and division as ...

Several Bobcats receive all-conference honors

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GREEN BAY, WIS — Florence’s Kaden Schuls, Toby Wheeler and Austin Hoey all earned first-team recognition on the All-Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference team, as selected by the league’s coaches at the conclusion of the season. The Bobcats, under head coach Kent ...

Raiders rally late to get past LA Chargers, 26-24

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play. It may not have come easy, but the Oakland Raiders managed to pull out another dramatic victory that has put them squarely in the AFC playoff race. Josh Jacobs scored ...

North Central, Pickford set to square off for regional final

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POWERS — Arguably the top two eight-player football teams in the state are set to collide in a Division 2 regional final when top-ranked North Central and third-ranked Pickford line up across from each other for the second time this season Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST in Powers. The unbeaten ...

Blackhawks beat Canucks 5-2

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks returned to home ice and got back to basics against one of the NHL’s most improved teams. Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, and Chicago beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Alex DeBrincat and Andrew Shaw scored in the first ...

Pistons: Griffin cleared

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DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons' medical staff for basketball-related activities, and the team says his progress will be monitored daily. Griffin hasn't played at all this season because of hamstring and knee issues. The Pistons are 4-5 without him.

NBA: Clippers fined

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were "inconsistent" about Kawhi Leonard's heath status. Leonard sat out the Clippers' 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's ...

President’s Cup: Woods in

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U.S. captain Tiger Woods used one of his four wild-card selections on himself Thursday and will become the first playing captain in the Presidents Cup since Hale Irwin in the inaugural edition 25 years ago. The decision was hardly a surprise. Woods is the Masters champion and two weeks ago ...

Pro football: Cat on the run

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The elusive black cat from "Monday Night Football" is still on the run. MetLife Stadium officials said the search for the fleet feline that briefly delayed the nationally televised game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Monday night has been ...

Kingsford defeats Marquette to claim GNC jayvee football title

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford overcame Marquette 28-20 to wrap up its jayvee football season,winning the Great Northern Conference title. Trailing 6-0, Marquette was deep in its own territory when Kingsford’s Lucca Rizzo intercepted a pass in the flats and returned it for a touchdown making the ...

Kamin, Olson power Esky past Kingsford in semifinal

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KINGSFORD — Like in most team sports, when one team has a standout player or two, usually they play a significant role in the outcome. Wednesday night was no exception as Great Northern Conference first teamer Nicole Kamin and league Defensive Player of the Year Jalin Olson led Escanaba past ...

Ironwood takes down IM girls

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IRONWOOD — Ironwood sure has taken to heart the old mantra that regular-season records don’t matter come tournament time. The 9-15 Red Devils have now won more district tournament games (two) than conference games (one) as they prepare to host a district final against Calumet tonight. ...

Forest Park swept out of districts

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CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau had three players selected to the Skyline Central All-Conference volleyball team earlier this week. All three proved why Wednesday night. Taylor Kedsch, Liana Blahnik and Sandra Boulton all took turns dominating sets with service runs, and the Carney-Nadeau Wolves ...

North Dickinson bows to Stephenson 3-1 in Division 4 district

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STEPHENSON — The Stephenson Eagles girls volleyball team had seen this movie once before and didn’t enjoy the ending, so they decided to write a new one. One year after Stephenson was bounced from the district semifinals in five games by North Dickinson, the Eagles and Nordics faced off ...

YMCA: Pool opening

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IRON MOUNTAIN - The construction of the new pool at Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center is nearly complete. Scheduled to open Monday, Nov. 18, the completion of the pool was the most expensive and final part of a $4.5 million Capital Campaign project. The YMCA unveiled a remodeled fitness ...

Red Wings: Blues trade

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The St. Louis Blues acquired forward Jacob de la Rose from the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night in exchange for forward Robby Fabbri. The 24-year-old de la Rose had a goal and three assists in 16 games for the Red Wings this season. The Swede has 12 goals and 20 ...

Pro hockey: Little in hospital

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little remained hospitalized Wednesday, a day after being struck near the ear by a puck. Little was skating behind the net midway through the third period in a 2-1 home loss to New Jersey when teammate Nikolaj Ehlers fired a rising slap ...

College hoops: Broken shoe

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BOSTON (AP) — Move over, Nike. Call Under Armour, now. Boston College graduate transfer guard Derryck Thornton made a quick cut near the foul line driving toward to the lane and split the bottom of his left Under Armour sneaker during the first half of Wednesday night's season opener ...

Bucks hold off Clippers 129-124 for 4th in a row

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The numbers are adding up quickly for Giannis Antetokounmpo. The reigning NBA MVP had 38 points and 16 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 129-124 on Wednesday night for their fourth victory in a row. It’s what he’s done to start the ...