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Legends: Sherf made most of his talents

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You could say that John Sherf made the most of his cup of coffee to the National Hockey League. While playing just 19 games with the Detroit Red Wings in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the late Calumet product achieved some notable things. Perhaps the most significant was having his name ...

MTU women fall short against Northwood

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HOUGHTON — A last minute shot by Northwood’s Ellie Taylor in the paint with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game put the Timberwolves over the Michigan Tech Huskies 58-56 on Friday. It was tough loss as the Huskies (2-1) led for more than 26 minutes. It was an offensive shootout ...

Farabee leads Flyers to 6-3 win over Penguins in opener

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Farabee had a goal and three assists, Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick also scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the first game of the NHL season. The unconventional opener was decided ...

Lions agree to deal with Rams executive Holmes as next GM

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The Detroit Lions desperately need to figure out how to draft better players and they're leaning on Brad Holmes to lead the way, drawing on his expertise with the Los Angeles Rams. Holmes and the Lions agreed to terms Thursday on a deal Thursday that makes him their general manager. He led ...

Giannis has big night, Bucks top Pistons

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DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks easily beat the Detroit Pistons for the third time this month, 110-101 on Wednesday night. The Bucks built a commanding early lead with a barrage of 3-pointers. Brook Lopez connected ...

Meyer returns to sidelines as Jaguars’ coach

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer has won everywhere he's coached. Small colleges. Big-time programs. He's been a difference maker at each stop during his storied career. He's ready to try something new: the NFL. Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on ...

No. 7 Michigan routs No. 9 Wisconsin, 77-54

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — Juwan Howard watched his team turn another highly anticipated matchup into a blowout. First, Michigan pushed its lead to 17 at halftime. Then it was 30. Then, unbelievably, the Wolverines led No. 9 Wisconsin by 40 points near the midway point of the second half. "It says ...

Red Wings name Larkin captain

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DETROIT — Dylan Larkin became the Red Wings’ 37th captain in franchise history on Wednesday. Larkin, 24, is the first metro Detroit native to be named Red Wings’ captain. He served as an alternate captain since the 2018-19 season. The team announced the decision late Wednesday ...

Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster trade

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James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio of the some of the NBA's highest scorers. The Nets agreed to acquire the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in a move he has sought for weeks, ...

Huskies receive votes in volleyball preseason poll

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team was the first team outside of the AVCA Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll announced on Jan. 5. The Huskies will play a 14-match spring season beginning at home against Lake Superior State on Feb. 20-21. Tech was ranked in the Top 25 in eight polls ...

Alabama routs Ohio State 52-24 for national title

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. It's a rite of passage if you have played for the Crimson Tide ...

‘Bama fans party in the thousands despite virus

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of excited University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship, ignoring pleas for safety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in a celebration that a top ...

Michigan Tech makes hockey schedule changes

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech hockey series scheduled for this weekend at Ferris State has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 9. Michigan Tech announced the changes Tuesday afternoon. The WCHA series that was postponed last weekend against No. 4 Minnesota State has also ...

NHL taxi squads to help teams stay on ice in pandemic

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The NHL is bracing for bumps as it aims to pull off a season during the pandemic and the hope is that taxi squads will help teams stay on the ice. The defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars have already had to postpone their season-opener this week because six players and two ...

Brett commits to Finlandia hockey team

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HANCOCK — Sheldon Brett has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. Brett, of Comox Valleyb, Britis Columbia, is planning on majoring in Business. Brett played the last two years at Bryn Athyn. In 2019-20, he scored four goals with 10 assists for 14 points. ...

‘Bama coach should be in NFL

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A wise man once told me that if you want to know what the future is going to be, simply study the past. In the case of college football and it’s national championship series, that old saying holds true. Alabama has dominated the history of the big game. In fact, ‘Bama has won six ...

Wait is almost over for NHL teams that missed playoffs

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils hadn’t had a layoff like this since ... ever? More than 100 NHL players from New Jersey, Buffalo, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Ottawa, and Detroit have not played a meaningful hockey game since the league paused play in early ...

Citing virus, NBA calls off 2 more games

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The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact tracing issues on Monday, and a person with knowledge of the situation said the Miami Heat were preparing to be without "at least five" players for the next several days because of possible exposure to the ...