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REL, Garnet Garage pick up wins Tuesday

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STANTON — REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies overpowered SNB-Stanton 5-1 Tuesday in Twilight Baseball League action Tuesday. REL Inc.-MT (4-4) found power from Michigan Tech hockey junior Brian Halonen, who homered in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 5-1 over SNB-Stanton. Before the game, ...

Is BIG 10 closure a rush to judgement?

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Now that it’s official as far as the Big 10 football season is concerned, one has to wonder just how far this rush to judgement will go. When the Big 10 announced this week that it was scrapping the season because of COVID-19, it opened up a variety of options for those conferences who are ...

15 Finlandia hockey players earn national academic honors

Finlandia Sports

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Finlandia University men’s and women’s hockey were well represented on the Krampade / AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) Academic All-Stars. A total of 15 Lions earned recognition. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.75 GPA for the fall ...

Bulldogs head in new direction with Mikesch as coach

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HANCOCK — When the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team next hits the ice, it will be under the tutelage of a new, yet infinitely familiar face in Scott Mikesch. Mikesch was tapped to follow two-time state champion Dan Rouleau as the sixth head coach in Hancock hockey history. Mikesch carries a ...

Hancock football starts Aug. 10

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Central High School football season begins with practice at 4 p.m. Monday. The two-a-day practices last until 7 p.m. at McAfee Field. Middle school football will issue equipment the week of Aug. 24. Practices begin Monday, Aug. 31. The Bulldogs volleyball program ...

Cabrera, Tigers sweep Pirates

National Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. After the Tigers posted 17-13 and 11-5 wins at PNC Park, the ...

Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan sweep

National Sports

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick completed a doubleheader sweep at Michigan International Speedway, holding off Denny Hamlin in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race after Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney crashed out early in the final stage. Hamlin was right behind Harvick ...

Legends: Klingbeil was a force to be reckoned with on gridiron

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HOUGHTON — At every level he played at, hard work typified Chuck Klingbeil’s athletic career. Whether it was in high school, college or the professional ranks, the late Houghton High product had to work for it. Former HHS football coach Jim Luoma once said Klingbeil was the hardest ...

Islanders win 5-1, eliminate Panthers

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TORONTO (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to clinch an NHL best-of-five preliminary round playoff series in four games on Friday. Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal had a goal and assist each in a game the Islanders never trailed. ...

Positive tests nix Cubs-Cards

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis at Busch Stadium was postponed Friday night after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball announced that the whole weekend set was off. Hours ...

Tigers lose lead in 9th, rally to beat Pirates in 11 innings

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting ...

NCHA moves conference hockey season to 2021 start

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HANCOCK — The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that it will be moving conference play to the 2021 calendar year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Finlandia is a member of the NCHA for both men’s and women’s hockey. Conference athletic directors made the ...

Laughton, Flyers beat Capitals 3-1

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TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers played like a team making a run as the best in the East before the NHL shutdown. With hockey back, the streaking Flyers just might get there. With one more win, they’ll earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference in coach Alain Vigneault’s first ...

Packers say they won’t have any fans for 1st two games

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy ...

Day leads PGA Championship

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jason Day took his first step toward a return to the spotlight in the majors Thursday at the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka never seems to leave. Day took advantage of a TPC Harding Park that never felt this accommodating during the practice rounds. With only a mild ...

66 NFL players opt out of season

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A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday's deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily ...

Lightning beat Bruins 3-2, now 2-0 in seeding round

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TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored the tiebreaking goal with 87 seconds left to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday and send the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins to their second straight loss in the NHL’s playoff seeding round. Andrei Vasilevskiy ...