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Olympics: Federer in

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TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his ...

Photo finish decides Talladega Cup race

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday and advance ...

Bears place Long on IR

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears returned to work Monday after their bye week elated to have several missing pieces back but without key players from their front line on both sides of the ball. Right guard Kyle Long went on season-ending injured reserve because of a hip injury, ...

Snowy Homecoming

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Flakes were flying for the annual Northern Elite homecoming contest at Goodman Football Field in Goodman, Wis. on Saturday The Predators hosted Coleman, falling 56-0. See today's paper for the game recap.

Rodgers returns to his ‘special’ place

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers loves playing on Monday night. Growing up in Northern California, Rodgers would watch the long-running “Monday Night Football” games, hum the theme song and dream of being a part of the prime-time show. “When you’re also a lover of the game and ...

Jets demolish Newberry, 54-0

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POWERS — Top-ranked North Central had an answer for nearly everything Newberry tried to do here Saturday in a 54-0 eight-player football victory over the Newberry Indians. The Jets’ defense limited the Indians to 73 yards in total offense in this non-conference contest. “Our team is ...

Cousins, Diggs fly past Eagles

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two weeks ago, Stefon Diggs was a dissatisfied star with a decreasing role for a Minnesota team in a mini-crisis on the passing attack. Patience was all Diggs needed, as it turned out, to re-establish himself as a prominent receiver for Kirk Cousins and the ...

Strasburg starts for Nats, up 2-0 on Cards

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to some superb pitching, the countdown is on to the Washington Nationals’ first World Series appearance in franchise history. Up 2-0 on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series after near no-hitters from Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer, the Nationals ...

Tech outlasts NMU 24-20

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HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech claimed the Miner’s Cup for the 10th straight time on Saturday, defeating Northern Michigan 24-20 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference battle at Sherman Field at Kearly Stadium Saturday. The Huskies pulled ahead for good with 7:24 to play ...

Coleman zaps Preds

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GOODMAN, WIS — Coleman had the upper hand on Northern Elite Saturday during a snowy, cold and blustery homecoming contest, taking a 56-0 Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference decision. The annual celebration held at the Goodman Football Field was bittersweet for the ...

Kenya’s Kosgei sets women’s marathon record

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CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years ago. Kosgei won in Chicago last year in ...

Jets top Cowboys for first win of the season

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold gave the Jets’ struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to beat Dallas 24-22 for its first win of the season. The Jets led 21-9 in the fourth quarter, but Dak Prescott ...

ALCS tied 1-1

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HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night, tying the AL Championship Series ...

Leafs beat Wings 5-2

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DETROIT (AP) — Ilya Mikheyev scored in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard's gamble backfired, and the Toronto Maple Leafs went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Saturday night. With the game tied at 1, Toronto's Kasperi Kapanen flipped the puck up the ice, ...

Gymnastics: Most medals

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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday. Biles won her 24th medal on the beam, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men’s gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, ...

Baseball: Freese retires

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a ...

Iron Mountain reaches 7-0

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Caleb Evosevich-Hynes ran for 153 yards and tallied three touchdowns, while Marcus Johnson threw for 154 yards and two scores, as Iron Mountain whacked Hancock 42-6 Friday evening in a West PAC Copper Division contest at Mountaineer Stadium. “I thought it was a good team ...

Michigan coaches salute Tomassoni

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MOUNT PLEASANT — The late Ron Tomassoni of Iron Mountain was selected by the Michigan High School Coaches Association as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. MHSCA held its annual awards ceremony recently in the Bovee Center on the campus of Central Michigan University. ...

Flivvs rip Red Wing

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KINGSFORD — On a night where there was plenty of distractions, positive distractions, but distractions nonetheless, the Kingsford Flivvers and head coach Mark Novara took care of business on the field, defeating the Red Wing Wingers 41-6 Friday at Flivver Field. It was Veterans Night, ...

Late score lifts Knights

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GWINN — Josh Gendron scored on a seven-yard run with less than two minutes remaining to lift Norway past Gwinn 28-20 in a West PAC Iron Division game Friday. Gendron’s TD broke a 20-20 tie that had held since halftime. A conversion pass from Gannon Bray to Kody Hendricks was the final ...