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Lions reach deal with ex-Packer WR Allison

National Sports

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. Allison played the past ...

Ovechkin, Crosby favor going directly to playoffs

National Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby prefers the NHL skip the rest of the regular season and head directly to the playoffs if games resume during this pandemic-interrupted spring. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is on the same page, saying he’d even be willing to finish two ...

Money crisis faces US Olympic Sports

National Sports

DENVER — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, ...

New playbook: Women rising through NFL ranks

National Sports

NEW YORK — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football. Her dad didn’t exactly scoff, but he suggested perhaps scouting would be a more attainable profession. Nowadays, there are women handling both jobs. According to 2019 research ...

MTU soccer announces 2020 schedule

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — Head coach Michelle Jacob and the Michigan Tech soccer program are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 season. Home games that dot the schedule for the Huskies in 2020, including a four-game stretch in October and the regular season finale against Northern Michigan on ...

Zuke known as one of Tech’s all-time best

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — Take a look at the Michigan Tech hockey record book and one name will stand out from all the others. That name is Mike Zuke, who set most of the MTU records between 1972 and 1976. Zuke’s name is at the top for most career goals, assists and total points. And that’s not ...

Tech releases 2020 football schedule

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech football team will play 10 games in 2020, which include two non-conference matchup’s and eight battles against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents. There will be six home games at Sherman Field at Kearly Stadium this season, including the ...

NHL doctor warns at patchwork protocols across 31 markets

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The NHL’s chief medical officer said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America and differences across 31 markets are likely to affect when players might get back on the ice. Dr. Winne Meeuwisse said it is difficult to predict when ...

Hockey equipment maker Bauer shifts to medical shields

National Sports

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. When hockey came to a halt amid the global pandemic, Bauer faced the possibility of closing its manufacturing plant in Blainville, Quebec, but ...

Hockey announces 2019-20 team awards

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech hockey coach Joe Shawhan honored 10 different Huskies with the program’s annual team awards. Senior goaltender Matt Jurusik received the Merv Youngs Award as the most valuable player. Jurusik was named to the All-WCHA Third Team after he ranked third in the WCHA ...

Some sports quotes to peruse

Sports columns

In the troubled times we find ourselves in today, perhaps a few sports quotes will give us something to think or even chuckle about. It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine, so let’s give it a shot. Yogi Berra, perhaps the most quotable sports figure ever, was once asked what ...

Monroe selected as NABC All-American

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division II All-American Team, announced Tuesday by the national office. The teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and in NCAA ...

Monroe named First Team NABC All-Midwest District

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division II All-Midwest District First Team, announced Monday by the national office. The teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and ...

Pigskin picking a winner

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Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Winner of the 2019-20 NFL Pigskin Picks, Scott Harter (center) holds a ceremonial check for $250 which will go to the charity KSNAG. Also pictured are the Daily Mining Gazette’s Daver Karnosky (left) and Sue Johnson.

Finlandia selling all-sports raffle tickets

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HANCOCK — Time is running on buying tickets for the Finlandia Lions All-Sports Raffle. The deadline for tickets, which was Friday, March 20, has been extended to Friday, April 10. Tickets are $10 apiece or three for $25 with various prizes available. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit ...

Without games, NBA players reaching out

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Cleveland’s Kevin Love did his best to reassure a skittish and scared public. Denver’s Jamal Murray sat at his piano and played theme songs. Atlanta’s Trae Young shot balled-up socks into a trash can. Miami’s Goran Dragic, in his native Slovenian, told people to stay inside. This is ...

UP Sports Hall of Fame banquet postponed

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HARRIS — The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame banquet has been postponed until Aug. 21 due to increasing concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled May 11. The banquet will be held at the Island Resort & Casino, starting at 6 p.m. EDT. Tickets are $30 and must be ...

Judge recommends dismissing lawsuit against former MSU coach

Michigan Sports

DETROIT — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member’s claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed. Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit ...

NBA shuttering facilities as more teams face positive tests

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The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA doubled to 14 on Thursday, when Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics pleaded with people to take social distancing more seriously and the league ordered all teams to shutter their training facilities indefinitely. Smart revealed that he ...

Ottawa player 1st in NHL to test positive for COVID-19

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The NHL has its first known case of the new coronavirus after an Ottawa Senators player tested positive. The team announced late Tuesday that an unidentified player had tested positive for COVID-19. The Senators said the player has mild symptoms and is in isolation, and that other players are ...