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Cubs’ Mills no-hits Brewers in 12-0 win

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the brink of big league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck ...

Packers top Vikings in season opener

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Green Bay won last season at Minnesota to clinch the division, Aaron Rodgers paused to take a video of some jubilant Packers fans still lingering in the stadium as he walked to the bus. This victory over the Vikings was just as memorable, albeit barely ...

Legends: Warner raised LL-H to prominence

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LAKE LINDEN — When Ron Warner came to Lake Linden High School in 1972 as a teacher, he was also given the chance to coach football. “I really didn’t have a clue what I was getting into,” Warner said in a 1995 interview. “I knew that our (player) numbers weren’t high. But Russ ...

Giants pause, remember 9-11

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With his NFL head coaching debut three days away, Joe Judge was well aware of the importance of Friday before the New York Giants headed to practice. While it was another day to get ready to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, Judge made sure his NYFD ...

LeBron, Lakers on the cusp of West finals

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets didn’t show up for Game 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers until it was too late. They can’t do that again Saturday in Game 5 — or else. For the second time in these playoffs, the Rockets’ season is on the line. The Lakers lead ...

Lehner locked up? Maybe not, but Stars’ Khudobin locked in

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner is the man in net for the Vegas Golden Knights. But for how long? Lehner denied a report that he’d agreed to a five-year contract extension to remain with Vegas beyond this season instead of testing free agency. He bristled at the distraction Friday ...

WCHA delays start of hockey season

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HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association will delay the start of its 2020-21 season, WCHA Men's League Commissioner Bill Robertson announced Thursday (Sept. 10). "We continue to engage in thorough evaluation and discussion of various options for safely opening the 2020-21 ...

Volleyball: Calumet sweeps Mountaineers

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Calumet swept Iron Mountain in prep volleyball Thursday. The Copper Kings won by scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 25-5. Kristi Keranen had seven aces and 48 assists Mallie Anderson had four aces and 30 assists. Elli Djerf and Marybeth Halonen had six kills each. Helen Beiring ...

Knox cards 63, takes Safeway lead

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Russell Knox shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Safeway Open, the first event of the new PGA Tour season. After missing the FedExCup playoffs by two spots to close last season, Knox had seven birdies and eagled the 550-yard, par-5 fifth ...

Lakers top Rockets, 110-100

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis was the biggest player on the floor, and the Houston Rockets had no answers. Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds, LeBron James finished one assist shy of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Rockets 110-100 on Thursday night to ...

Bostwick, Donnelly commit to FU hockey

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HANCOCK — Houghton natives Kevin Bostwick and PJ Donnelly will be on the ice in 2020-21 for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since the two played three years together at Houghton High School. Following graduation, Bostwick and Donnelly spent ...

Well-rested teams have big advantage in NHL playoffs

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Rest is beating rust so far in the NHL playoffs. The teams that have two or more days of time off than their opponent are 5-1 in series openers. The well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning were the latest to take advantage of that, crushing the New York Islanders 8-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern ...

Brewers hit 5 HRs, pound Tigers 19-0

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DETROIT (AP) — Corbin Burnes allowed one hit in seven innings in another outstanding performance, and the Milwaukee Brewers slugged their way to their highest run total in over a decade, beating the Detroit Tigers 19-0 on Wednesday. Jedd Gyorko homered twice, and Jacob Nottingham, Ryan Braun ...

Celtics look to knock out champion Raptors

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry is obviously aware that the Toronto Raptors must win the next two games to get back to the Eastern Conference finals. He doesn't want the Raptors thinking past Wednesday, however. The season is on the line for the reigning NBA champions, who trail ...

Rodgers more appreciative of LaFleur after virtual offseason

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says all those Zoom sessions during this unusual offseason improved his comfort level with the offense and his working relationship with second-year coach Matt LaFleur. Rodgers hopes to demonstrate the benefits of those conversations when the ...

Ex-DII receiver Taylor makes Packers’ roster

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Green Bay Packers receiver Malik Taylor never lost confidence he could find a home in the NFL, even as a Division II player who spent much of his senior season injured. The 2019 undrafted free agent from Ferris State survived the Packers’ final round of cuts and is on the 53-man roster for ...

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Olympics

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TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO T oshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead ...

Flyers counting on Hart in Game 7 vs. Islanders

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The last time Barry Trotz coached against Alain Vigneault in the playoffs, Trotz’s team blew a 3-1 series lead and lost in seven games. His New York Islanders took the same lead this year and have lost two in a row to Vigneault’s Philadelphia Flyers to set up Game 7 Saturday night. ...