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Tech’s De Marchi named GLIAC Player of the Year

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HOUGHTON — The GLIAC announced its award winners and all-conference teams on Thursday before the 2021 GLIAC Tournament. Laura De Marchi was named the GLIAC Player of the Year, the GLIAC Setter of the Year, and to the All-GLIAC First Team. Olivia Ghormley was named the GLIAC Attacker of ...

Surging Predators rout Red Wings 7-1 for 9th win in 10 games

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DETROIT (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored three times to lead the surging Nashville Predators in a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. “It’s probably up there for birthdays,” said Arvidsson, who had his third career hat trick on the day he turned 28. Juuse Saros ...

New virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics. Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have ...

Iron Mountain spills Schoolcraft in OT for D3 finals berth

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain prevailed in a 54-50 overtime win against Schoolcraft to reach the MHSAA Division 3 state championship. The Mountaineers (19-0), will face Flint Beecher (15-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday. Iron Mountain senior Foster Wonders led all scorers with 36 points, with 14 of ...

Arenado’s late HR lifts Cardinals over Brewers, 3-1

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning of his home debut with the Cardinals, lifting St. Louis over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday as fans returned to Busch Stadium for the first time since 2019. Arenado, a five-time All-Star acquired from ...

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between US, Canada

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His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba’s eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. The New York Rangers gave players, coaches and staff a day off this week so they could get vaccinated against COVID-19. “We’re very fortunate to be able to get that ...

Rose torches tough Augusta for 65, 4-shot Masters lead

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last one in November. He figured if he could get back to around even par by the end of the day he would be ...

Copper Kings fall to Kent City in state semifinal, 59-53

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EAST LANSING — Despite a game high 22 points from senior guard Eli Djerf, Calumet came up short in a 59-53 loss to Kent City in the MHSAA Division 3 state semifinal Wednesday at the Breslin Center. The Eagles (21-0) had four players score in double figures, led by senior Jenna Harrison with ...

Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph before crash

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously injured the golf superstar, authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed ...

Cain homers twice, Brewers beat Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff had a no-hit bid going until Ian Happ led off the seventh with a clean single. It was ...

Twins rally for 3-2 win over Baddoo, Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins held off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday. Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field — another impressive day in this stellar start to his big league ...

Baddoo hits again, Tigers rookie tops Twins in 10th

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DETROIT (AP) — Akil Baddoo homered in each of his first two big league games — but his team lost both. So the Detroit outfielder took matters into his own hands with another memorable swing. Baddoo added another big hit in this charmed start to his career, lining an RBI single in the ...

Peterson: Why baseball offers little thrill

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All the signs are there. The snow banks have all but melted away. I just saw a robin the other day. The Masters golf tournament, a sure sign of spring, is this week. And even the famous “peepers” of WLUC-TV weatherman Karl Bohnak made their appearance just this week. So why don’t I ...

Baylor routs Gonzaga for national title, 86-70

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title. COVID-19 put a halt to the undefeated dream. Nothing could stop Baylor from cutting down the nets. ...

Cruz homers twice, Twins rout Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a drive just foul down the line in right field, narrowly missing a grand slam. The play was reviewed and the call was upheld — but Cruz could have saved everyone some time if he’d known what would happen on the very next pitch. Cruz cleared the bases ...

Calumet beats Glen Lake to reach state semifinals

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HOUGHTON LAKE — The Copper Kings overcame a 12-point deficit to hand Maple City Glen Lake its first and only loss of the season 73-69 in the MHSAA Division 3 state quarterfinals on Monday. Calumet will face Kent City (20-0) after it beat Schoolcraft 52-19 in another quarterfinals game. ...

Hancock native Kero scores winning goal in Stars’ win

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tanner Kero snapped a tie 2:52 into the third period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night to post consecutive victories for the first time since the opening week of the season. “We wanted to string a few wins together so this is a ...

De Marchi, MTU split against NMU for share of GLIAC title

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HOUGHTON — Coming into the weekend, with the GLIAC volleyball regular season title on the line, three things were known for certain, Michigan Tech Huskies star outside hitter Olivia Ghormley was not available due to injury and, barring injury, setter Laura De Marchi was going to reach a pair ...