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Kyle Larson celebrates after exiting his car after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday in Brooklyn, Mich.

Larson outlasts Elliott again at MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. That’s a task he’s proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway. Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott on Sunday for his ...

End of the road

EAST LANSING - Escanaba catcher Taylor Segorski didn’t like what she was seeing in the third inning Thursday in the Division 2 state semifinals. Defending state champion Richmond was breaking open a scoreless game and getting a serious edge at Michigan State University’s Secchia ...

Braves’ season ends in state semifinal

EAST LANSING - Napoleon came out with its bats blazing Friday in the Division 2 state semifinal softball game at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium. The Pirates exploded for eight runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in routing Gladstone 16-0 in five ...

Scenic Shore Run

GLADSTONE — The Sixth Annual Scenic Shore five-kilometer run and one-mile walk are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. Registration takes place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center. Cost is $15 for individuals and $40 for families up to five. Entry fee includes lunch. For details ...

Escanaba seniors reflect on a stellar career

EAST LANSING - For one year, Escanaba softball players wanted a rematch against Richmond in the Division 2 state tournament. The Blue Devils defeated Esky 6-2 in last year’s semifinals and the Eskymos - especially the seniors - wanted a chance to avenge that loss. So it set up perfectly when ...

Carney league

CARNEY — Michigan Tech recruit Dawson Bilski tossed in 54 points Wednesday night, leading Superior Welding/Deno Forest Products to victory over the 906ers in Carney Summer Basketball League. Tyler Polfus hit 10 for the winners. James Casey paced the 906ers with 30. Ryan Robinette had ...

Tommy Fleetwood, of England, reacts to his putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Paul Casey has big day at U.S. Open

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Paul Casey discovered how little it takes to make a big number in the U.S. Open. And at this U.S. Open, he showed how a quick recovery is never too far away. Casey laid up in the rough, took two chops to get out of more rough behind the 14th green, and staggered away with a ...

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Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on No. 5 during the first round of the U.S. Open Thursday at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

Fowler holds lead in first round at U.S. Open

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Erin Hills made its debut as a U.S. Open course Thursday with a most gracious welcome for Rickie Fowler, who matched the record to par in the opening round with a 7-under 65 on the longest course in major championship history. Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and ...

Tigers drill Rays 13-4

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos doubled, tripled and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers routed the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Friday night. Justin Upton drove in three runs for the Tigers, while Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered. Daniel Norris (4-4) got the win, giving up three runs ...

Lions trade for OT Robinson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Greg Robinson is thankful to have a fresh start that the Detroit Lions were desperate to give him. “It’s really refreshing,” Robinson said. Detroit attempted to bolster its offensive line, to make up for the potential loss of tackle Taylor Decker, by acquiring ...

Cabrera lifts Tigers over Rays

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera came into Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay without a homer since May 20, though that didn’t give the Rays much confidence. “We all know what that man can do,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He can hit a homer at any time to any place in any ...

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Carol Els, a sophomore on the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team, chips to the ninth green at Sweetgrass Golf Club. Els, from Namibia, South Africa, will compete in the Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass next week.

Els looks to make name for herself

HARRIS - A member of the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team may draw extra attention at next week’s Symetra Tour event at Sweetgrass Golf Club for one simple reason. The golf world knows the name of Els, one of the sport’s highest profile players with four major championships ...

Eskymos and Braves are no strangers to state semifinals

ESCANABA — Both the Escanaba and Gladstone softball teams are returning to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. Esky (33-4) will compete in the division-2 semifinal at Michigan State University in East Lansing today at 10 a.m. against the Richmond Blue Devils. The Blue Devils ...

Road race June 24

NAHMA — The Nahma Music Fest five-kilometer run is set for June 24 at 9 a.m. Registration takes place frmo 7:30-8:30 at the Nahma Township Hall. Cost is $20 for general registration and $15 for those under age 12. Entry fee includes admission to the music festival. Registration form with ...

Highland Golf Club

ESCANABA — The Highland Glof Club 3 Woman Scramble will be held July 12, 2017. Entry fee is $150 per team and includes three mulligan’s, dinner and prizes. Lunch will be available to purchase. Deadline to sign up is July 7. Entries must be paid in full by July 7. Please call the Highland ...

Diamondbacks defeat Tigers in close contest

DETROIT — Taijuan Walker felt fresh after nearly a month off, although it took a little while for him to settle into a groove. “I don’t know why I was so nervous,” the Arizona right-hander said. “First game back, maybe, but after the first inning, I felt a lot better, more ...

Escanaba blanks No. 1 Swan Valley, gets Richmond rematch

MOUNT PLEASANT — They’re going back. The Escanaba softball team knocked off the best team at the end of the regular season to do it, beating Saginaw Swan Valley 5-0 to advance to Thursday morning’s Division 2 semifinal in East Lansing. There, the Eskymos (33-4) will take on the Division ...

Gladstone holds off Squires, makes return to to D3 semis

PETOSKEY — The Gladstone softball team hasn’t been used to close games lately, winning by an average margin of 13.4 runs over the past five games. That changed Tuesday as the Braves squeaked by Grandville Calvin Christian 2-1 in a Division 3 quarterfinal that was suspenseful right up until ...

Carney hoops league

CARNEY — Cameron Getzloff scored 25 points and Matt Richer 21 as Bark River topped Stephenson 77-71 Monday in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Joey Starzynski and Ethan Brown led Stephenson with 25 and 20 points, respectively. Gladstone downed Superior Welding/Forest Products 94-74 ...