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Highland Ladies

ESCANABA — The Highland Golf Club Ladies now accepting and inviting non-members to join the Women’s League. For more information, call Candice Swetkis (906) 280-2586, Rose Peltier (906) 786-9167 or Sue Pifke (906) 399-3892 or attend the opening meeting May 2 at 5:30 p.m. To register for the ...

Favre: ‘Thousands’ of career concussions

The Associated Press Brett Favre says he might have had “thousands” of concussions during his Hall of Fame career. The three-time NFL MVP who played from 1992-2010 and was known for his aggressive approach to football said Thursday on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” that he is ...

Esky baseball fund-raiser

ESCANABA — A spaghetti fund-raiser to benefit the Escanaba varsity and jayvee baseball programs is scheduled Sunday, April 22 at the Elks from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $8 per ticket. The fund-raiser also will include raffles and prizes.

Van Gundy’s future uncertain

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons can certainly attest to how long the NBA season is. For two months, they looked like a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference during a 19-14 start that included victories at Golden State, Minnesota, Oklahoma City and Boston. Then an ankle injury to point ...

Meet The Braves canceled Sunday

GLADSTONE — Gladstone High School has canceled its Meet The Braves event on Sunday. Spring sports teams were to be introduced to the public at the event.

Giannis reaches new heights

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s meme-worthy scowl started with a look in the mirror. The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star was an NBA rookie then, trying to come up with a look he could flash after making a big play. Antetokounmpo thought about the glare his mother would throw his way when he ...

NBA playoffs finally wide open for once

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Columnist Hey, here’s something we haven’t heard before. The NBA playoffs are wide open. At perhaps no other time in the league’s history have so many teams gone into the postseason with a real shot at hoisting the trophy at the end of this two-month ...

Hicks homers twice to lead Yankees over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit an inside-the-park home run in the second inning, then added a solo shot over the fence in the sixth to send the New York Yankees to an 8-6 victory over the skidding Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Jordan Montgomery (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits in ...

UPSHOF has tickets set for May banquet

ESCANABA — Tickets are available to attend the 47th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet May 12 at Island Resort and Casino. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased or ordered by May 9. They are available by contacting Dennis Grall (789-9005). The banquet ...

Brewers’ Albers gets first save

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Following a pair of extra-inning games, the Milwaukee Brewers hoped to have a decent margin for late in their series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Albers held on to a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn his first save for Milwaukee, retiring Kolten Wong ...

Zimmermann bruises jaw after a line drive to face

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann was back in Detroit’s clubhouse a few hours after being hit in the face by Jason Kipnis’ line drive in the first inning of Wednesday night’s 5-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians and felt fortunate to come away with only a bruised jaw. “Obviously it ...

Nebraska college team features 61-year-old golfer

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Don Byers didn’t know he was auditioning for a spot on the Bellevue University golf team when coach Rob Brown joined his group as a guest at his club last August. Byers was booming drives close to 300 yards, making his putts and under par after nine holes. Brown asked ...

Bay College trio honored at banquet

ESCANABA — The Bay College Athletic Department celebrated the return of Norse Athletics and hosted its first Norse Awards Banquet on campus on Tuesday evening. Team awards were handed out in men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s basketball. Earning top awards were ...

Reed garnering some respect

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed won’t have to wait until next April to defend his title in the Masters. Even as he slipped into a green jacket, he was perceived more as a villain than a victor. The loudest cheer from the first tee at Augusta National was for Rory McIlroy, who played with ...

Indians sneak by Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians’ pitching is helping its all-or-nothing offense get by in the early part of the season. Roberto Perez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning against reliever Alex Wilson, Josh Tomlin bounced back from a rocky outing and Cleveland beat the Detroit Tigers ...

Carpenter lifts Cardinals over Brewers 5-3 in 11th

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter doesn't mind some small ball now and then, and takes pride in his bunting. That said, wasn't too upset about failing to get one down in the 11th inning Tuesday night. Two pitches after botching a bunt attempt, Carpenter hit a two-run homer with no outs to ...

Red Wings bring back Jeff Blashill

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are bringing coach Jeff Blashill for a fourth season, sticking with him while they rebuild after missing the postseason for the second year in a row. “I’m big on experience,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said after announcing the decision ...

Gold Medal tourney resumes Wednesday

HERMANSVILLE — Following a two-day break, the 80th Annual Gold Medal Classic basketball tournament will resume with three games Wednesday night. A Class EE match-up between Norway Jeffrey-John Seamless Gutters and Hermansville Wendrick’s Truss tips off at 6 (CDT). That will be followed by ...