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Jets tackle Eagles, 56-43

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POWERS — The North Central Jets boys jumped out to a 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter and then rode their defense the rest of the way to a 56-43 basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night in a Skyline Central Conference contest in Powers. The Eagles (0-5, 0-4 SC) gave the ...

North Central’s girls blow out Cougars 74-39

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EBEN — It didn’t take the North Central girls too long to gain control here Friday night as they cruised to a 74-39 basketball triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. The Jets led 17-8 after the first quarter and 38-13 at halftime in this Skyline Central Conference contest. “It ...

Eagle recovers from lead poisoning; release Tuesday

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — A juvenile bald eagle rescued Dec. 7 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be released at 3 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday on the east side of the Superior Dome in Marquette. The bird was examined at the Chocolay Raptor Center and after consultation was transferred ...

Braves outrun Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — Senior guard Noah Ballard erupted for 31 points to help Gladstone run past Kingsford, 71-66, in a fast-paced Great Northern Conference boys basketball game Thursday evening. The Flivvers, paced by Cole Bracket’s 20 points, led by five entering the final quarter but struggled ...

Double-double by Kamin burns Kingsford, 56-46

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ESCANABA — In a matchup of a pair of fairly evenly matched Great Northern Conference teams just trying to do the same thing, one thing separated the Escanaba Eskymos from the Kingsford Flivvers — Nicole Kamin. With both teams playing zone defenses and trying to beat the other down the ...

No. 1 Menominee fends off West Iron County challenge, 59-44

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MENOMINEE — A fast start in the second quarter followed by a strong defensive effort in the third allowed the Menominee girls basketball team to pull away and hold on in the end for a 59-44 non-conference victory over West Iron County to stay undefeated Thursday on Pink Night. Menominee ...

Trojan boys silence undefeated Mustangs

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MUNISING — Forest Park handed Munising its first loss of the season, prevailing 35-20 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Thursday. “Obviously our defense played one heck of a game and we played really hard and rebounded well against a really good Munising team,” Forest Park ...

Schultz scores 29, Nordic boys beat Cougars, 66-51

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FELCH — Behind a game-high 29 points from Cameron Schultz, including six trifectas, North Dickinson defeated Superior Central 66-51 at the Carl F. Lemin Jr. gymnasium Thursday night. “We played well, coming out hot, scoring 27 points in the first period,” ND head coach Chris Mattson ...

49ers Kittle takes joy in run blocking

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No tight end in NFL history has been as productive as George Kittle at catching the ball over the first three years of a career. A player that skilled as a receiver might be expected to ask, or even demand, for the ball to come his way plenty of times on ...

Hematites slip by Mountaineers, 45-41

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ISHPEMING — In what was a closely contested girls basketball game, Ishpeming slipped past Iron Mountain, 45-41, Thursday night in Mid-Peninsula Conference action. Reagan Lundholm and Claire Mongrain combined for 32 points, with Lundholm netting a game-high 19 for Iron Mountain. “We ...

North Central 58, Norway 42

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NORWAY — Andie Arsenault scored 25 points to power North Central past Norway, 58-42, in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Jets, who led 33-23 at halftime, also got 14 points from Jaiden Fleetwood. Kassi Gyselinck led Norway with 17 points and Danae Anderson scored ...

Three Lakes 65, Florence 45

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Hot-shooting Three Lakes was too much for Florence to keep up with Thursday evening, as the Blue Jays claimed a 65-45 Northern Lakes Conference victory. “The story of the game tonight was shooting, we didn’t hit our shots and they did,” Florence head coach Brad Perry ...

Niagara boys come up short

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara’s balanced scoring went for naught as the Badgers dropped a 48-46 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in M&O Conference boys basketball Thursday. Josh Weber led the Badgers with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Sladen Dunlap added 10 points and Edward Swanson and ...

Prep hoops schedule fixes

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The West Iron County boys basketball game on Thursday night was postponed. The Wykons were scheduled to host Calumet. The game is now set for Thursday, Feb. 6. With the impending weather forecast of several inches of snow, the Florence boys basketball game tonight at Three ...

Chicago Bears announce hires

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy made several changes to his staff Thursday, hiring Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Dave Ragone (pass game coordinator), Brian Ginn (assistant special teams), Chris Jackson (assistant wide ...

Ovechkin scores 3 times in Capitals’ 5-2 win over Devils

National Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin took a stick to the face and put three pucks in the net for a hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals past the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Ovechkin reached 31 goals this season with his 25th career hat trick. He has scored five in his past two ...

Koepka third in return

National Sports

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Brooks Koepka shot a 6-under 66 Thursday in his return to competition after a knee injury and was tied for third place after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off first-place Celtics, 128-123

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer dug into his team after Thursday night's win. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 and the Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 despite blowing two separate 20-point leads. “We were up ...

Nakken first major league female coach

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former ...

Astros avoid arbitration with Springer amid scandal

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HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer, the World Series MVP of the tainted 2017 Houston Astros, and the team settled on a $21 million, one-year contract Thursday. Springer had asked for $22.5 million in salary arbitration last week and the Astros offered $17.5 million, making the settlement $1 ...