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Hockey: Huskies, Mavericks series moved to Sunday, Monday

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The Michigan Tech hockey series against No. 6 Minnesota State was moved to Sunday and Monday. Michigan Tech (0-1-1) said in a press release fans will not be allowed because of a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order. The series was originally scheduled for Friday and ...

Anything goes, from one day to next, in wacky Big Ten

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The Big Ten's delayed, shortened season has proved to be an unpredictable, day-to-day adventure. From the first day of practice in October, when the players and coaches donned masks to plod carefully through a pandemic, there was no guarantee things would chug along smoothly. And they ...

NBA: 48 players positive for COVID-19

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA said Wednesday that 48 players have tested positive for the coronavirus since testing resumed last week. The league and National Basketball Players Association said 546 players were tested between Nov. 24-30 in the initial phase of testing after returning to team ...

Wolverines release 2020-21 regular season schedule

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The Calumet Wolverines open the 2020-21 season hosting arch-rival Portage Lake Pioneers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. The Wolverines released its schedule this week after the Great Lakes Hockey League season was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The GLHL won’t have a regular season, but ...

Brewers trade Knebel to Dodgers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers traded reliever Corey Knebel to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. The Brewers also announced they did not offer 2021 contracts to left-hander Alex Claudio, outfielder Ben Gamel and utilityman ...

Cubs non-tender outfielders Schwarber, Almora Jr.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. While Schwarber, Almora, slugger Jose Martinez and pitcher Ryan Tepera were non-tendered, ...

Steelers overcome rust, Ravens to stay perfect

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t one for excuses. Even as COVID-19 wreaked havoc with his team’s schedule, pushing their matchup with Baltimore from Thanksgiving night to middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week in the middle of a pandemic, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Rodgers says offseason leg training led to banner year

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making a push for a third MVP honor as he celebrates his 37th birthday. Rodgers, who turned 37 on Wednesday, has thrown 33 touchdown passes and is on pace to shatter his previous career high of 45 from his 2011 MVP season. Rodgers also was named ...

Michigan game vs. Maryland canceled by virus outbreak

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel strongly rebuked any notion that the Wolverines would try to avoid facing rival Ohio State in the regular-season finale, calling the notion "ridiculous" and infuriating in a scathing statement Wednesday. Manuel spoke hours after ...

Lions put Trufant, Shelton on injured reserve

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ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions put cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive tackle Danny Shelton on injured reserve Wednesday. The Lions also announced that they have activated tight end Hunter Bryant from IR and signed defensive tackle Kevin Strong to the active roster from the ...

Bevell takes over after Lions clean house

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Darrell Bevell is pumped about the opportunity to coach the Detroit Lions, and quarterback Matthew Stafford sounds relaxed and ready for these last few games of the season — no matter what the future holds after that. The Lions finally cleaned house, firing their coach and general manager, ...

Packers’ defense finally starting to shine through

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers thrived on big plays from their defense last year, but didn't produce nearly enough of them the first half of this season. That's starting to change now as the Packers move closer to a second straight NFC North title. Green Bay (8-3) scored ...

Huskies announce women’s soccer class

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HOUGHTON — Seven student-athletes committed to join the Michigan Tech soccer team in fall 2021, head coach Bulut Ozturk announced Tuesday. They include AK Syracuse, Avery McNally, Ella Roach, Emilie Clayton, Grace Hoeppner, Mia Van der Heide, and Tristyn Phillips. The class includes four ...

Peterson: Not hard to see U.P., Packers tie

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After watching a show on NMU-TV the other night about the early days of the Green Bay Packers, I began to understand how close Upper Peninsula fans are to the Pack. After all, the Packers of the early 1920 used to play semi-pro teams in the U.P. back in those days. In fact, they probably ...

Rodgers’ 4 TD passes help Packers roll over Bears

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers helped the Green Bay Packers get another big win against the rival Chicago Bears and move closer to their second straight NFC North title. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as the Packers rolled to a 41-25 victory over the slumping Bears on Sunday ...

AP Top 25: No. 1 Alabama leads locked-in top 8 for 4th week

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Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady for the fourth week in a row. The Crimson Tide got 62 first-place votes for the second consecutive week and are followed by No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Ohio State ...

Ravens-Steelers rescheduled again by COVID-19

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The Baltimore Ravens' struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday afternoon. It's the third fix to a matchup originally slated to be played Thanksgiving night. ...

Gonzaga, Baylor stay atop AP Top 25 poll

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The first Associated Press men's college basketball poll of the regular season remained steady at the top. The rest, predictably, was filled with change as teams exceeded or failed to live up to preseason expectations. Gonzaga and Baylor remained Nos. 1-2 in the poll released Monday. The ...

Moving on: Lions fire coach Patricia, GM Quinn

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Matt Patricia opened his final postgame news conference with the Detroit Lions by thanking his wife and children for their support. Patricia probably knew what was coming. His boss, general manager Bob Quinn, might not have expected the same fate. The Lions fired Patricia and Quinn, who ...

Michigan State holds off No. 11 Northwestern, 29-20

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EAST LANSING (AP) — No. 11 Northwestern put itself in position to play for the Big Ten title, then it hit the road. Michigan State was ready. Matt Coghlin made a tiebreaking 48-yard field goal with 3:35 left, and the Spartans handed Northwestern its first loss of the season with a 29-20 ...