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Indians beat Tigers 9-3, overcome Baddoo 1st-pitch home run

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DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Sunday. Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit ...

Iowa’s Luka Garza named AP men’s college player of the year

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Garza knew what everyone expected before returning for a final run as Iowa’s unquestioned star. Pressure? Garza felt it, all right, enough to know his mental health required the same attention as his game. “I needed meditation to lean on, to be able to mainly ...

All aboard, critters, April’s just the ticket

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The start of April means migration will quicken its pace. Like September, its fall mirror image, April annually ushers in perhaps the most change in what the flora and fauna looks like in the region. Deer begin to switch from muted gray to reddish and tawny coats. Red squirrels also shed out ...

Wildfire danger high, caution urged

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IRON MOUNTAIN —The fire danger is very high as officials in Michigan and Wisconsin warn that weather conditions will make it worse. “Much of the state is very dry and fire danger will grow as temperatures rise over the weekend,” said Michigan Department of Natural Resources fire ...

Michigan’s Juwan Howard named AP coach of the year

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Michigan’s decision to hire Juwan Howard raised a few eyebrows. The former member of the Fab Five certainly had the coaching chops after spending six years as an assistant with the NBA’s Miami Heat. The question was whether he would be able to recruit. He had never done it before and the ...

UCLA gets chance to stop undefeated Gonzaga

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Next up on the long list of wannabes eager to stop, or even slow, the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs is a team basketball fans might have heard of: UCLA. In a strange twist that typifies a strange year, the legacy program with more national championships than anyone is a ...

DNR advises Marquette paddlers of changing Dead River outflow

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is advising canoeists, kayakers and anglers of changing outflow conditions at the mouth of the Dead River at Lake Superior in Marquette. The river is flowing toward the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad ore dock at Marquette’s ...

Brewers come from behind to beat Twins 6-5 in 10 innings

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw began his second stint in Milwaukee eager to play in front of Brewers fans again, particularly because he knew how much they missed going to games last season. Shaw made sure those fans went home happy by sparking a rally that marked the latest chapter in his ...

Cabrera homers off Bieber in snow, Tigers beat Indians 3-2

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DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a drive to right field, and on a snowy day at Comerica Park, it was anyone's guess where the ball would end up. Terry Francona lost sight of it, and Cabrera was so uncertain he went sliding into second base, in case there was a play there. "It was a good ...

Virus testing of teen athletes challenged

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A high school sports advocacy group and some parents sued Michigan on Thursday, seeking to stop a new requirement that all teen athletes be regularly tested for the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed in the state Court of Claims, came on the eve of the mandate's Friday ...

Hayes homers, Pirates 2-hit Cubs 5-3 on chilly opening day

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CHICAGO (AP) — It was breezy and chilly — but not nearly cold enough to contain Ke'Bryan Hayes. The rookie slugger hit a two-run homer and Pittsburgh's relievers dominated in a two-hitter, helping the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Thursday on opening day. The gametime temperature at ...

Cretton to play at Bay

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Niagara’s Alyssa Cretton has signed to play basketball at Bay College. “Alyssa is a gifted athlete who excels at multiple sports,” said Niagara girls basketball coach Karl Lamoreaux. “Over the last couple years, she worked extremely hard to develop her skills on the basketball court. I ...

Mountaineers capture Regional championship over Oscoda, 63-52

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SAULT STE. MARIE —— The undefeated Iron Mountain Mountaineers boys basketball team captured the MHSAA Division 3 Regional 17 championship, by defeating previously unbeaten Oscoda, 63-52 Thursday night at Sault High. Also in the come from behind Mountaineers win, IM senior Foster Wonders ...

Yelich, Brewers optimistic after spring bounce backs

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers showed signs this spring that they'll bounce back from the slump that engulfed virtually their entire lineup last year. Of course, they aren't taking anything for granted until they perform when the games matter. They'll get their ...

NRC members on ‘Ask the DNR’

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MARQUETTE —The Upper Peninsula’s two representatives serving on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will answer viewer questions live tonight on “Ask the DNR,” broadcast on WNMU-TV13. Commissioners J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon and Dave Nyberg of Skandia will join DNR ...

Mountaineers sink Jets

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GLADSTONE — Iron Mountain built a 20-point lead by halftime and cruised past Jeffers 71-50 in an MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball regional semifinal Tuesday at Gladstone High School. Foster Wonders, with a game-high 34 points, and fellow senior Bryce Pietrantonio, 15 points, led the ...