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Most NFL coaches not at team facilities

More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them. Clubs with coaches in place at their training complexes were Super Bowl champion Kansas City, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, ...

NHL: Players can start voluntary workouts next week

The NHL cleared the way Thursday for players to return to practice rinks next week and firmed up its playoff format even as a ninth player tested positive for the coronavirus. After unveiling the final details of its 24-team plan if the season is able to resume this summer, the league said ...

Preparing for football: GNC athletic directors form plans to combat COVID-19

ESCANABA — Nearly three months of no high school sports have gone by. The pain of athletes not being able to play has been felt by nearly everyone in the local sports community after the Michigan High School Athletic Association decided to cancel the remainder of winter postseason tournaments ...

All area Little Leagues decide to cancel season

ESCANABA — After it was reported in the Daily Press Tuesday that Little League organizations from Escanaba, Gladstone, Tri-County and Schaffer planned to play this summer, all of those leagues have since changed course and decided to cancel their season. Escanaba and Gladstone made their ...

Sault native named Women’s Hockey Player of the Year

MADISON, Wis. — Abby Roque, a senior center for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, has been named the Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year by USA Hockey. A native of Sault Ste. Marie who played on the boys hockey team with the Blue Devils, helped Wisconsin win the NCAA ...

U.P. Sports Hall of Fame banquet postponed again

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet has been postponed for the second time, joining a variety of other activities that have been waylaid by COVID-19. The 49th annual induction banquet will now be moved to May 8, 2021 at the Island Resort and Casino, 15 miles ...

Briefs

Escanaba Cubs sign-up ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs and junior Cubs are holding a baseball sign-up Saturday at Al Ness Field. Paperwork for parents and players interested will be included. The U.P. will be holding a ‘U19’ League beginning with a round-robin tournament June 19 in ...

NBA presents plan for season restart

The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The teams that will be going to the ESPN Wide World ...

Harbaugh joins protest in march in Ann Arbor

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Police officers in Kalamazoo were outnumbered 50-to-1 before using tear gas and chemical spray in the wee hours Tuesday to get rid of protesters and stop damage at downtown businesses, authorities said. “It was not our community’s finest hour,” said Karianne ...

Finlandia to change conferences for most sports teams

HANCOCK — Finlandia University is one of six members of the American Collegiate Athletic Association that will join the Capital Athletic Conference on June 15. Both are NCAA Division III leagues. The CAA is more than doubling its membership from five to 11 full-time members, though it will ...

NFL tells teams they have to hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, ...

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game schedule in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts, telling the union that teams have no reason to think 82 games is possible and now will discuss even fewer. Players made their ...

Miller Park damaged after break-in

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers say a man illegally entered Miller Park and caused minor damage to the field Tuesday. Brewers officials say the man was apprehended by law enforcement shortly after gaining access to the field. Milwaukee police said a 40-year-old man was arrested in ...

Briefs

Irish Oaks Senior Couples Scramble GLADSTONE — Syd Wells and Tom Zeni won the Irish Oaks Senior Couples Scramble Sunday with a combined score of 63 in the championship flight. Second place went to Dave and Kari Fassbender with a 69, and third place went to Brian and Lynn Burak with a 70. ...

Terrace Bluff Women’s League Tuesday scores

GLADSTONE — Wendy Hathaway shot a 42 to lead the Terrace Bluff Women’s League Tuesday night. She was followed by Margie Movalson 43, Caron Salo, Geri Alanko and Betty Fleury 44, Mary Johnson 45, Judy LaFleur, Jeanne O’Donnell, Christine Nelson and Carol Prins 46, Julie Mayville, Amy ...

Play ball! Little League to play season

ESCANABA — Despite other areas in the Upper Peninsula canceling their upcoming Little League regular seasons, the three local organizations in Delta County still plan to play ball this summer. After facing a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Little League teams from Escanaba, Gladstone ...

Keselowski earns big win in final moments

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he’s convinced he can compete for a championship this year. Being in the right place at the right time is helping. Keselowski inherited his second ...