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Blaney wins at Talladega after drivers unite behind Wallace

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Even in victory, Ryan Blaney thought about what happened to close friend Bubba Wallace over the weekend. And what happened afterward. Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a ...

PGA Championship date change

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By The Associated Press Brooks Koepka will try to become the first player to win the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, and there won’t be anyone at Harding Park to cheer him on. The PGA of America confirmed Monday the first major of this most unusual year won’t have ...

Wizards’ Bertans to sit out restart of NBA season

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Disney-based resumption of the NBA season, making him the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big ...

MLB season still in limbo

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NEW YORK (AP) — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19. The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject Major ...

Simpson celebrates a Father’s Day win

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father's Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father's laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his Sunday yellow shirt ...

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very ...

NBA sets Oct. 16 draft date

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The NBA has firmed up the schedule for what will be a hectic time for teams this fall, deciding on Oct. 16 as the date for this year's draft and saying clubs can begin talking to free agents two days later. The annual moratorium will begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Oct. 19 and continue through ...

Ski club meets Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse at Pine Mountain. An update on construction, wood reclamation and other business will be discussed.

Antoine to be treated Thursday

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Lake Antoine Association will treat areas of Lake Antoine this week for selective control of Eurasian watermilfoil as permitted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Cason & Associates, LLC, from Berlin, Wis will perform the treatment on ...

Sweet(s) Talk: Why bother MLB!!

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Maybe it's only me, but doesn't Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred seem as lost as Clark W. Griswold Jr. in Arizona trying to find the Grand Canyon in the 1980s movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation?” One day Manfred says "I am 100% confident there will be baseball this ...

Oak Crest Youth Tournament

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NORWAY TOWNSHIP — Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway will be holding a Youth Scramble on Wednesday. The event will have a three golfer per team format, for golfers ages 8-19. Cost is $15 per person or $45 per team; the divisions will be flighted by age, determined by the oldest golfer ...

Central U.P. Youth football registration open

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IRON MOUNTAIN -- Central U.P. Youth Football is moving forward with plans for a season in 2020. This league is open to all area 5th to 8th graders and they can play in any of the following areas: Bark River-Harris, Florence, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Central Area or Norway. ...

With majors later, Woods should be in no hurry to return

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — When it comes to Tiger Woods returning to the PGA Tour, it’s all about the calendar. Nothing raised hopes that he would be at Hilton Head like a website tracking yachts that showed his Privacy on its way to Sea Island off the Georgia coast, about 80 miles ...

NHL MVP candidates, a pair of Oilers

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By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer The Edmonton Oilers’ resurgence placed Connor McDavid back in the NHL MVP conversation, along with teammate Leon Draisaitl. Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and Boston’s David Pastrnak made their case, too, during a pandemic-shortened season. And don’t ...

DISH, Sling TV lose NFL Network

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV Thursday night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. The league said in a release that “while NFL Media remains committed to negotiating an agreement and has offered terms consistent ...

Driveway turtle season digs in

Outdoors

The time of year has come to surrender much of the driveway to the turtles. Our driveway is a half-circle, black gravel on sand, that seems to be an irresistible draw to turtles ready to plant the next generation in the ground to grow. Almost all that clamber up the backyard are eastern ...

Fishing action good, distancing still urged

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Anglers are landing bass, bluegills and pike, while walleye action is picking up as the season shifts to summer. Top-water lures and worms are attracting bass, said Doug Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. “Leaf worms and nightcrawler pieces for bluegills,” ...

State park campgrounds to reopen Monday

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LANSING — Camping, overnight lodging facilities and day-use shelters in Michigan state parks and recreation areas will reopen Monday. Also starting Monday, a Recreation Passport will again be required for vehicle entry. Many state park amenities initially were closed due to COVID-19 ...

CCHA gets their man

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MARQUETTE — The soon-to-be-re-formed CCHA got its man on Tuesday. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an entity that has lain dormant for most of the past decade, named long-time coach Don Lucia as its commissioner for when the league restarts with Northern Michigan, Michigan Tech, ...