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Stars, Avs battle for spot in conference finals in Game 7

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Avalanche scoring wizard Nathan MacKinnon is from Canada and teammate Nikita Zadorov from Russia. Dallas center Radek Faksa hails from the Czech Republic and veteran Joe Pavelski from Wisconsin. Know something that ties them all together? "Regardless of where you're born, Game 7 is a ...

Packers need young receivers to improve, help Adams

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The Green Bay Packers feature one of the leagueís most productive and reliable receivers in Davante Adams, who earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl invitation last year. After that, there are plenty of questions. Green Bay didnít select any wideouts in a draft that was heralded for its ...

Raptors-Celtics prep for Game 4

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, Toronto had The Shot. This time, the Raptors have The Pass. Despite Kyle Lowry's attempts to take attention off the pass that he threw to OG Anunoby to set up the gamewinning, probably season-saving 3-pointer at the buzzer for Toronto in what ...

Hancock dedicates Driving Park after Merv Klemett

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HANCOCK — For the more than seven decades he was involved in local sports, the late Merv Klemett was always the man in the right spot. Klemett was honored Thursday night by the City of Hancock, which dedicated the Driving Park ball diamond in his name. Klemett's son, Paul, remembered his ...

Islanders, Golden Knights to try again to close out series

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The New York Islanders and Vegas Golden Knights will try again to close out their respective playoff series and advance to the conference finals. The Islanders will be looking to bounce back from a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia that cut their series lead to 3-2 when they face the Flyers in ...

Raptors find silver lining heading into Game 3 vs. Celtics

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry knows the situation is bad. If there’s a silver lining, it’s this: He believes it could have been worse. Toronto would have ordinarily had home-court advantage in its Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Boston ...

Football on the horizon: Whitmer OK’s fall return

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted restrictions with Executive Order 176 Thursday that previously barred the high school football season. Reacting to Whitmer’s move, the Michigan High School Athletic Association Representative Council voted later Thursday to reinstate high school ...

Whitmer: Gyms, sports decision coming ‘very soon’

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she will make an announcement “very soon” on the reopening of gyms and clarifying the standing of high school and other youth sports, noting that she is aware many are anxious about their status amid the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

Blues trade goalie Allen to Habs

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Trading a longtime goaltender who lost his starting job could be the first step toward the St. Louis Blues keeping their Stanley Cup-winning captain. The Blues traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday in a move that clears valuable salary cap space to try to re-sign ...

Heat have Bucks in trouble

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Having the NBA's best record during the regular season shows the obvious potential of the Milwaukee Bucks. It also means they haven't dealt with major on-court adversity often. They are now, facing a pivotal Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series ...

Miracle Mets ace Seaver dies at 75

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from ...

Holombo, Panthers top Bulldogs 3-1

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CHASSELL — The Chassell Panthers took control in the second set Tuesday evening against the Hancock Bulldogs on the way to a 3-1 high school volleyball victory. Coach Karli Michaels’ Panthers won the first two sets by scores of 25-13 and 25-21 rallying from a 14-14 deadlock in the second ...

Trump calls on Big Ten Conference to play fall football

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The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall ...

Decker agrees to new deal with Lions

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DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Decker has agreed to a six-year, $85 million deal with the Detroit Lions that includes $37.5 million guaranteed, agent Jonathan Feinsod confirmed Tuesday. Decker joined the Lions as a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2016. He became the first Detroit rookie ...

Peterson: MHSAA acted in haste

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The words — and brickbats — have been flying ever since the decision was made by the Michigan High Athletic Association last month. The action effectively ended the high school football season — at least until next spring. At first, I sort of went along with the MHSAA action. But now ...

Keweenaw area schools announce spectator policies for fall sports

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HOUGHTON — Fall high school sports are approaching, but in front of limited spectators. Executive orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer limit spectators at high school sporting events to 25 percent of a gymnasium’s capacity, or 250 people, whichever is smaller. The limited capacity ...

Father-son duo win Portage Lake club championships

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HOUGHTON — Chris Roy and his son, Alex, became the first father-son duo to win the club championship at Portage Lake Golf Course. Chris Roy won the Senior Championship for the fifth time, defeating Tom Ward in the final, 4-2. It’s Roy’s first Senior Championship since repeating 2013-14. ...

Sintkowski, Bilich win PLGC BestBall

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HOUGHTON — Paul Sintkowski and Tony Bilich won the Bestball tournament by one shot. The duo carded an 8-under 136 over both days Aug. 8-9, topping Blake Hietila and Dylan Peterson by a stroke. Brothers Rick Rhoades and Chris Rhoades entered the second day down a stroke to ...

Cubs get OF Maybin from Tigers

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for their pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for ...

Confident Stars, Avs sorting through goalie plans

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Dallas remains one victory away from its first berth in a conference finals in more than a decade, so there’s no finger-pointing among the Stars after failing to take advantage of their first opportunity to eliminate the Colorado Avalanche from the NHL playoffs. Goaltender Ben Bishop would ...