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Huskies Hockey: No. 3 Mavericks win 2-1, sweep Tech

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s offense finally showed, but in limited quantities of a 2-1 loss to No. 3 Minnesota State on Saturday. The Mavericks' win followed their 3-0 win Friday. Saturday was the Huskies' sixth loss in seven games, and their fourth straight home loss. The Huskies (3-6, ...

Huskies Hockey: McKay, No. 3 Mavericks shut out Tech 3-0

HOUGHTON — Dryden McKay ensured Michigan Tech’s scoring drought lasted at least one more game. McKay made 31 saves to help No. 3 Minnesota State to a 3-0 win over the Huskies on Friday night. The Huskies (3-5, 1-4 WCHA) have scored five goals in the last five games and were blanked for ...

College Basketball: Wisconsin defeats Eastern Illinois

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friday night was perhaps the most emotional home opener in the history of the Wisconsin men’s basketball program. Kobe King scored a game-high 18 points, Nate Reuvers added 14 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks, and the Badgers defeated Eastern Illinois 65-52. But ...

Michigan bill could let college athletes earn money

LANSING (AP) — Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid following the introduction of bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would allow them to cash in on the use of their name, image and likeness. The bills, which are modeled after a new California law but ...

Losing Bachie the latest blow for Spartans

EAST LANSING — It’s been over a month since Michigan State won a football game, and the news off the field hasn’t been any better. Now the Spartans are dealing with the loss of standout linebacker Joe Bachie, who was declared ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned ...

No. 2 Kentucky holds off No. 1 Spartans

NEW YORK — Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams opened their seasons ...

NFL suspends Dolphins’ RB Walton 4 games

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton was suspended Monday without pay for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policies. The suspension stems from Walton being arrested three times last offseason in his hometown of Miami. He was sentenced ...

Predators dominate Wings, 6-1

DETROIT — Matt Duchene figured the Nashville Predators deserved better after scoring just once in a loss to the New York Rangers over the weekend. He had few complaints two nights later. Duchene scored two of Nashville’s five second-period goals, and the Predators easily dispatched the ...

Trump honors World Series champion Nationals at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mostly stuck to sports Monday while honoring the World Series champion Washington Nationals, who had a handful of players skip the White House visit. Amid an impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill and Washington feting its first Major League Baseball ...

MSU’s Bachie ruled ineligible after positive test results

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie was declared ineligible Thursday by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned supplement. The school said it will appeal. Bachie, a senior with 36 tackles and with 3 1/2 sacks, made the second team on the AP’s list of ...

World Series goes seven games, but third-least viewed

This year’s World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went seven games but finished as the third-least viewed. The Series averaged 13.91 million viewers, Nielsen said Thursday, down 1.3% from 14.1 million last year for Boston’s five-game victory over the Los Angeles ...

Li delights home crowd, leads in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — Li Haotong has come a long way in the HSBC Champions, which he realized before hitting any of his 64 shots Thursday that carried him to a one-shot lead. Standing next to him on the tee was Phil Mickelson, a longtime golf idol. Li was part of the HSBC junior program when this ...

Nationals top Astros in Game 7

HOUSTON — Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey — fittingly with one last late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in ...

USA Hockey increases penalty for racial or derogatory slurs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Hockey has increased the punishment for racial or derogatory slurs from a game misconduct to a match penalty. The directive from USA Hockey President Jim Smith means any player caught using a slur will be penalized five minutes, thrown out of the game and ...

Michigan WR Sainristil fled Haiti as child with family

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan receiver Mike Sainristil made the most of his opportunity in perhaps the biggest win of the Jim Harbaugh era at the school. If his family hadn't fled Haiti, his life likely would be much different. "I am glad we left because in America, you have more chances to ...

Bill would allow Wisconsin college athletes to be paid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are preparing a bill that would allow college athletes to hire agents and profit from their names starting in 2023. The bill is similar to California’s Fair Pay to Play Act signed into law last month. The Wisconsin proposal would make it illegal ...

Vikings safety Kearse faces gun, drunken driving charges

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was charged Tuesday with multiple gun and alcohol counts after authorities say he was driving impaired while a loaded handgun containing more than two dozen rounds was on the floor of his car. Kearse, 25, was arrested early Sunday ...

Lions get much needed win vs. Giants

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions wrapped up a turbulent week with an important victory — thanks to another sharp performance by Matthew Stafford. Stafford threw an ill-advised pass early on that was intercepted, but he played well the rest of the way, throwing for 342 yards and three ...

Stafford, Lions spill Giants

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions were waiting for the right time and team to try a trick play they've worked on in practice recently. Early in the fourth quarter Sunday, the New York Giants proved to be the perfect opponent. Matthew Stafford threw a 41-yard flea flicker to Kenny Golladay ...

Red Wings acquire Perlini from Blackhawks

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings acquired forward Brendan Perlini in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. The 23-year-old Perlini has been a healthy scratch for most of this season, appearing in just one game. But he has 45 goals and 27 assists in 200 career appearances with ...