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Kalkaska K-Stars claim 19U girls hockey state championship

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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — The Kalkaska K-Stars 19U girls hockey team won the Tier 2 State Championship on March 6-8. They defeated the Troy Sting, 11-0, followed by a 4-3 shootout win over Little Caesar’s. Next, Kalkaska defeated Kensington Valley, 3-0. The K-Stars won 5-0 over ...

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

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Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. “We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the ...

Schuls earns top award

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CRANDON, Wis — Florence senior Kaden Schuls was named Offensive Player of the Year, while earning a spot on the first team, as the Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball coaches selected their all-conference teams and special awards at Crandon High School on March 1. Schuls averaged 20.8 ...

Dayton double: Flyers’ Toppin, Grant claim AP honors

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Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers' remarkable rise claimed The Associated Press’ ...

Teams and leagues draw up employee game plans on fly

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Major sports leagues and teams across the United States are being forced to write a new game plan on how to pay employees and keep the franchises solvent in the wake of a coronavirus pandemic that has all but stopped revenue and brought competition to a halt. Major League Baseball, the NFL ...

Spring Classic cancelled

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NORWAY — Due to precautionary measures for the outbreak of COVID-19, the annual Norway Spring Classic scheduled for April 25 has been canceled. "Reluctantly, I feel it's best to cancel this year’s race," said race director Tony Adams. "The health and safety of the runners and spectators ...

Packers ink Lewis

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis as he gets ready for his 15th NFL season. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Tuesday that they’ve signed Lewis, who is back for a third year in Green Bay. The 35-year-old Lewis ...

Lions add line depth

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Oday Aboushi to add depth. Aboushi started two games and was a backup in five other games last season in Detroit. He has started in 34 of 49 games in his career, which began as a fifth-round pick with the ...

NHL extends isolation

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The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The NHL has asked that players and staff extend their self-quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline to April 6 — further ...

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

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TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Oregon’s Ionescu is AP women’s player of the year

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Sabrina Ionescu capped off an unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon's star guard was a unanimous choice Monday as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year, receiving all 30 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 each week ...

Mountaineers claim girls UP bowling title

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MARQUETTE - The Iron Mountain girls were crowned U.P. team champions at the Upper Peninsula Bowling Conference finals which concluded Feb. 22 at Superior Lanes in Marquette. The Mountaineer girls were one of six teams competing. Escanaba claimed the boys title topping 13 other teams, leading ...

Benton Harbor’s Johnson wins Mr. Basketball award

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DETROIT (AP) — Benton Harbor's Carlos "Scooby" Johnson is Michigan’s Mr. Basketball for 2020, a season that was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award given out on Monday honors the state’s top senior basketball player. It is given annually by the ...

Preds sign Ingram

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Connor Ingram to a three-year contract. The 22-year-old Ingram posted a 21-5-5 record for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals in the 2019-20 season. He ranked third among AHL goaltenders in save percentage and goals-against ...

Frederick, 29, retiring

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DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick is retiring from the NFL at 29, the 2016 All-Pro saying he “could no longer perform at my highest level” after returning from a neurological disorder that sidelined him for a season. A first-round pick seven years ago, Frederick ...

Oturu headed to NBA draft

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Daniel Oturu said Monday he is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the Big Ten in rebounding and blocked shots as a sophomore. The 6-foot-10 Oturu averaged 20.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season. He was second in the ...

Pats release Gostkowski

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BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots said goodbye Monday to another longtime staple of their two-decade run of championships, releasing kicker and franchise leading scorer Stephen Gostkowski. The three-time Super Bowl champion has spent his entire 14-year career in New England. Drafted in 2006, ...

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada saying it won't send a team to the games this year and the leader of track and field, the ...

Self-isolated NFL players engage in group chats, workouts

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Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Dennis Kelly has been hunkered down with his family in the Indianapolis area since the birth of his third daughter a month ago. He has been self-isolating before the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus. “We’re already kind of in a self-imposed ...