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Wisconsin organizes gun deer season for hunters with disabilities

Outdoors

MADISON, Wis. — Eligible disabled hunters hoping to participate in the 2019 Wisconsin gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities must contact a hunt sponsor to sign up before Sept. 1. As of the June 1 sponsor application deadline, 62 sponsors have enrolled more than 73,000 acres of land ...

Kevin Veale receives MHSAA award

Local Sports

EAST LANSING — Portland’s Kevin Veale has impacted high school students over decades in his community. To honor his often unsung work in creating athletic opportunities, Veale along with Detroit’s Vic Michaels, Novi’s Brian Gordon and Bronson’s Jean LaClair have been named recipients ...

UP Open bocce’

Local Sports

Iron River teams dominated the UP Open three-player bocce tournament Saturday, capturing the top three places at Iron Mountain City Park’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex. Joe Fittante, Mike Cimarelli and John Honzik posted an unbeaten record to beat runner-up Jim Javoroski, Mike Mariani and ...

Brewers’ Yelich hits 30th home run

Local Sports

CINCINNATI (AP) — The National League's reigning MVP sure knows how to perform an encore. Christian Yelich singled with the bases loaded and hit his major league-leading 30th homer Monday night, helping the Milwaukee Brewers rally for their sixth straight victory at Great American Ball ...

Carney ‘Slugfest’ set for July 26-28

Local Sports

CARNEY — The 29th annual Lloyd Benson Memorial, also known as the Carney-Nadeau Softball Slugfest, will be held July 26-28 at Carney and Nadeau softball fields. Entry fee of $150 must be submitted by July 23. Cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100 will be awarded to the top three slowpitch teams.

Baseball, Angels mourn pitcher

National Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs grew up rooting for the Los Angeles Angels, and got to pitch for his favorite team. The left-hander's next start for the Angels was supposed to be on the Fourth of July holiday, during a weeklong trip to Texas that began with Skaggs and his teammates ...

Beilein loses summer debut

Local Sports

John Beilein’s real NBA coaching debut comes in October. He probably knows a little bit more about what to expect now. Cleveland’s new coach got his first bit of practice for the real thing on Monday in the NBA’s first game of the summer — only to have San Antonio spoil his debut. ...

Brad Calipari to Detroit Mercy

National Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Brad Calipari says on his verified Twitter account that he will transfer to Detroit Mercy. The 6-foot son of Wildcats coach John Calipari will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and can play immediately as a graduate transfer. Calipari thanked ...

Teen stuns Venus

National Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them. Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, ...

Suspended Hunt in bar argument

National Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns spoke to suspended running back Kareem Hunt after he was involved in an incident outside a downtown bar. The 23-year-old Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL ban this season for off-field physical altercations, got into an argument with a friend late Saturday ...

Thompson staying with Warriors

National Sports

Klay Thompson is staying home with Golden State. Jimmy Butler finally has a new home in Miami. And the wait continues for Kawhi Leonard. Thompson announced his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western ...

Helmet maker rounds out portfolio with new headgear

National Sports

SEATTLE (AP) — The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football. Seattle-based VICIS already produces the helmet that rated best for three straight years at reducing head impact severity, ...

Bell, Pirates bash Cubs 18-5

National Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell isn’t worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he’s built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter’s box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching. So ...

Kingsford Krush to host summer roller derby bouts

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford Krush Roller Derby will host bouts at Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain on July 13, Aug. 17 and Sept. 7. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the competitions start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted ...

Varda pulls off upset to claim first feature

Local Sports

NORWAY — It was finally “Varda Time” for Vulcan late model racer Dean Varda. After years of plugging along in the Coca Cola late model class. the veteran racer led wire-to-wire and fought off defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz and Escanaba’s Robby Iverson to score the super ...

Defense lifts Red past Black

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The 12th annual Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game was a booming success that sent 87 seniors from around the U.P. off on a high note. It was Travis Ojala who sent his team to victory as well, with the Calumet line-backer notching a fourth-quarter interception that he ...

Six All-Stars from Astros

National Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and four of their Houston Astros teammates will lead the American League squad at the All-Star Game in Cleveland on July 9. Major League Baseball unveiled full rosters for the midsummer showcase Sunday, and the Astros top all big league clubs ...

UP bocce champs unbeaten

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — Joe Fittante, Mike Cimarelli and John Hanzik rolled to an unbeaten record Saturday in winning the UP Open three-player bocce tournament at City Park’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex. The Daily News plans to publish several pictures of the tournament later this week.

Teen receives major league support

National Sports

DENVER (AP) — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday. Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies. ...