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Royals beat Tigers 5-3; teams split the four game series

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT— Trevor Rosenthal couldn't remember the last time he'd earned a save — nearly three years ago. “It's been a while,” he said. That drought is finally over after Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday night in Kansas City's 5-3 ...

Iron Mountain baseball honors Laborers Local 1329

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Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo The Iron Mountain-Kingsford-Norway U19 baseball team presented field sponsors LiUNA Laborers Local 1329 with framed jerseys prior to a game on July 24 at LiUNA Field in Iron Mountain. The Local took over sponsorship of Ranger Field on the city’s west side and ...

Packers put three players on ‘COVID list’

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers placed veteran kicker Mason Crosby, tight end Jace Sternberger and defensive tackle Trevyon Hester on their COVID-19 reserve list. The NFL has created this reserve list for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been ...

Norway brings back girls tennis

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NORWAY — At its July 22 board of education meeting, Norway-Vulcan Area Schools unanimously approved girls tennis as a fall sport option beginning with the 2020-21 school year. The sport, which was available in the past in the district, was brought back due to there being enough interest, ...

Former player: Schembechler knew of abuse at U of Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of more victims who claim they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, including a former football player who said he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in the early 1980s. It’s the first time ...

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

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By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season. Friday's game between St. Louis and Milwaukee was postponed after two ...

SEC begins conference only grid schedule Sept. 26

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences ...

DNR board makes no changes in Florence, Marinette deer quotas

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board voted Thursday to revise antlerless deer quotas in some northern Wisconsin counties, hoping to defuse complaints that it violated open meeting laws and ignored local recommendations when it tightened kill limits last ...

MHSAA to phase in practice and competition for fall

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EAST LANSING — The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association on Wednesday approved the next steps in returning sports for member schools, adopting a plan to phase in competition for fall sports in hopes of continuing to deter the spread of COVID-19. The council ...

Woodruff dominates as Brewers silence Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning as the Brewers beat the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night. Woodruff (1-1) retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in ...

IM football helmet session

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School football will hand out helmets to all athletes in grades 9-12 on Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Mountaineer Stadium. Players who did not get an athletic physical last school year will need to get one before practice begins on Monday, Aug. 10. All ...

Tigers rally from early deficit to beat Royals, 5-4

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DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit's bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A night after pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals, the Tigers' relievers held Kansas ...

Mondeik captures the Late Model feature race

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NORWAY TOWNSHIP — Gleason, Wis., driver Justin Mondeik — one of the Midwest's busiest short track racers — made a profitable return to Norway Speedway Friday night. Mondeik, who a few weeks earlier fought off Dalton Zehr to a thrilling Stateline Challenge win here, grabbed the lead on ...

Kelly tosses payback at Astros

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By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The fake crowds and phony noise were tolerable, at least for a few games. Empty ballparks, too, because it was worth it to have baseball back in some form to provide a few hours of escape from a pandemic that seems increasingly hard to escape ...

Tech, NMU hoops players receive academic awards

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan men's basketball programs received several academic awards this week from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Huskies held a 3.4 grade-point average as a team and earned the Team Excellence Award. The award is in its ...

Canadian prep hoops star commits to Michigan State

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EAST LANSING — Michigan State’s summer of five-star commitments has this time reached north of the United States border. As reported by MLive, Enoch Boakye, a class 2022 forward prospect from Canada, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Tuesday. “I’m just honored to have the ...

Packers’ WR Funchess opting out of 2020 season

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess is opting out of playing this season in a move he calls one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made. Funchess’ choice leaves Green Bay without its only major offseason addition to their receiving group, one ...

Tigers’ bullpen sharp in 4-3 victory over Royals

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DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield launched a three-run shot in the top of the third for Kansas City, but the Tigers ...

Frazier game-winning homer leads Pirates past Brewers 8-6

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. A day after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth in what became an 11-inning loss, Pittsburgh delivered a ...

Michigan to phase in start of high school sports competition

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association said Wednesday that competition can begin Aug. 19 and 21 for lower-risk sports like golf, tennis and cross country but held off on allowing the start of football, volleyball and soccer games during the coronavirus ...