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Watson’s 4 TDs carry Texans past Lions, 41-25

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DETROIT (AP) — Deshaun Watson had a pair of go-ahead touchdown passes in the first half and threw for two more scores in the fourth quarter to help the Houston Texans pull away and beat the Detroit Lions 41-25 Thursday. Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt had an early pick-6 and Will ...

Johnson, DeChambeau, Casey part of Saudi field in February

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi International in its third year is shaping up as one of the strongest fields on the European Tour with commitments from Masters champion Dustin Johnson, U.S. Open winner Bryson DeChambeau and a curious one from Paul Casey. Tournament organizers said on ...

Cowboys assistant Paul, 54, dies after medical event

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul died Wednesday, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team’s facility. He was 54. The team said the cause of death was pending. Paul was in his third season with the Cowboys ...

Pandemic leaves college hoops in disarray

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By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer Wichita State landed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Monday afternoon, masked up and looking forward to tipping off the season in the Crossover Classic. A few hours later, the Shockers announced they were out of the tournament after multiple positive ...

Packers’ Valdes-Scantling ready to bounce back

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling wants to make sure his costly fumble in an overtime loss to Indianapolis doesn’t ruin the breakthrough season he’s been putting together. The third-year pro will try to bounce back Sunday night when the NFC North-leading Packers ...

Wisconsin DNR: Opening week deer harvest up 2.3% from 2019

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed slightly more deer during opening weekend of Wisconsin’s traditional nine-day gun season than last year, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources released data that shows hunters harvested 95,257 deer from Saturday ...

Peterson: Turkey Day used to be an event

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There was once a time when Thanksgiving was a holiday that just about everyone was excited about. But like Camelot, that was a long time ago on a planet far, far away. It was also a time when fans of the Detroit Lions anxiously looked forward to the traditional Thanksgiving Day game — an ...

MTU-NMU hockey matchup canceled

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Michigan Tech’s hockey series against Northern Michigan this weekend was canceled. At least one positive COVID-19 test in Northern’s hockey program was cited for the series cancellation. The university neither specifed how many results were positive, nor identified players or ...

Lions stumble into Thanksgiving game

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DETROIT (AP) — As poorly as the Detroit Lions have played this season, this might have been a new low. That meant some predictable questions for coach Matt Patricia. The Lions were shut out 20-0 Sunday by a Carolina team that was missing its quarterback and star running back. It was the ...

Packers’ recent performances reveal their inconsistency

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The good news for the Green Bay Packers is that they still hold a two-game edge over Chicago Bears in the NFC North heading into their Sunday night showdown. But that healthy lead can't cover up all this team's flaws. The Packers (7-3) hardly looked like Super Bowl candidates while blowing ...

Minnesota matchup helps No. 18 Badgers turn page after loss

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No. 18 Wisconsin believes it still has plenty of incentive even though it no longer controls its destiny in the Big Ten title race. It helps that the Badgers (4-1) are following up their loss to Northwestern with a rivalry matchup against Minnesota (2-3). This will mark the 130th meeting ...

Chicago hires Schofield as development coach

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Kendall Coyne Schofield figures there will be a time in her new role as player development coach that a Chicago Blackhawks prospect will razz her for preaching one thing and doing the opposite on the ice herself. She's not worried about how she'll be received as a woman in a men's ...

Huskies drop Sunday matinee at LSSU

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Michigan Tech fell 4-1 at Lake Superior State Sunday (Nov. 22) afternoon at Taffy Abel Arena. Eric Gotz scored for the Huskies to tie the game before three third period goals by the Lakers, including a pair in the final 2:14. “It’s disappointing,” Tech coach ...

Defense’s strong 2nd half leads Colts past Packers in OT

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis defense may have turned Aaron Rodgers into a believer Sunday. Everyone else might want to take notice, too. After allowing three touchdown passes and 28 first-half points, the Colts gave up only three second-half points. They also forced a game-changing ...

Latest loss puts Lions coach Patricia back on hot seat

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matthew Stafford tried to sound upbeat after the Detroit Lions latest debacle, a 20-0 road loss to the Carolina Panthers. “It’s one game,” Stafford said. “It doesn’t define us as an offense, or us as a team.” Or maybe it does. Coming off a promising 30-27 ...

Tech opens 100th season at Lake Superior State

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HOUGHTON — Any other year, under lesser circumstances, it’d be a more festive atmosphere. But with the country still under the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Tech begins its milestone 100th hockey season quietly. The Huskies visit Lake Superior State for a Saturday-Sunday ...

Legends: Lurtsema had many talents

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MINNEAPOLIS — Of all the athletes who have come through Michigan Tech over the years, Bob Lurtsema was probably the most interesting. For one thing, the Grand Rapids native was one of a very few Huskies to earn all-conference laurels in two sports in the same season. He was the first and ...

Streb shoots 63, leads Villegas by 2

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Robert Streb birdied his last two holes on the Plantation course at Seal Island and matched his career low with a 9-under 63, giving him a two-shot lead over Camilo Villegas on Friday in the RSM Classic. Villegas had an even better finish to stay in range going ...