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Nebraska college team features 61-year-old golfer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Brewers edge Cardinals 5-4 with walk in 10th

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — In his St. Louis debut, Greg Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run Monday night that gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the Cardinals. The 32-year-old Holland, who tied for the NL lead with 41 saves for Colorado last season, ...

Kluber, Indians shut out Tigers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The reigning AL Cy Young winner looked every bit an ace. Corey Kluber struck out 13, pitching two-hit ball for eight innings and leading the Cleveland Indians past the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in snow flurries Monday night. The temperature at first pitch was 33 degrees, one ...

Raptors rally past Pistons

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DETROIT (AP) — On the second night of a back-to-back — with first place in the Eastern Conference already wrapped up — the Toronto Raptors easily could have packed it in after falling behind by 17 points. That’s not what coach Dwane Casey wanted. “We are taking these last games ...

Patrick Reed shows at Masters he’s just as tough on his own

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By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of the messages Patrick Reed received for his hard-earned Masters victory came from Tiger Woods, who added a personal touch to his tweet of congratulations . “At worst you have assured yourself a captain’s pick for next year’s ...

Pistons unsure if Van Gundy will be back

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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise. “I wouldn’t make a decision without Stan,” Gores said at halftime of Monday night’s 108-98 loss to the Toronto Raptors. “He’s been our partner for four ...

Saturday at Crazy Joe’s

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ESCANABA — Moving up an age class worked like a charm for Levi McCarty of Escanaba Saturday as he earned top honors in the 17-20 division of the 30th Annual Great Lakes Youth Pool tournament at Crazy Joe’s. McCarty, who placed third in 13-16 a year ago, outlasted 17-year-old Dakota Totten ...

Perronville wins Class B hoops title

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HERMANSVILLE — Perronville Bloniarz Farms was crowned Class B champion of the 80th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Classic Sunday night, topping Powers Lee’s Greenery 74-68. The winners were led by Most Valuable Player Jason Boucher’s 29 points in title contest. They reached the title ...

Tigers top Sox for Windy City sweep

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CHICAGO — Mike Fiers thought quality pitching, not the weather, kept down the offense in the Detroit Tigers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. “The ball wasn’t carrying,” he said, “because they weren’t hitting weren’t hitting many barrels.” Fiers combined with four ...

Cubs’ lefty Quintana shuts down Brewers

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MILWAUKEE— The Chicago Cubs finally get to play at Wrigley Field again. They are coming home on a high note thanks to another nice outing for Jose Quintana at Miller Park. The left-hander tossed six innings of three-hit ball, Ben Zobrist homered and the Cubs finished their longest ...

Reed wins first major at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The tepid applause that greeted Patrick Reed on the first tee made it clear he wasn’t the people’s choice. All he cared about was being the Masters champion. He turned back an early move by Rory McIlroy and a late charge by Rickie Fowler. Most daunting in the middle of ...

Masters glance

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WINNER: Patrick Reed, who shot a final round 71 to win by a shot at 15-under-par. JUST BEHIND: Rickie Fowler, who birdied the 18th hole for a final round 67 that left him a shot back. LOW ROUND: Jordan Spieth shot an 8-under 64 that included a bogey on the final hole. He finished in third, ...

Late goal lifts Irish past UM

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Notre Dame won another nail-biter, and this one has the Irish on the verge of a school first. Jake Evans scored his second goal of the game with 5.2 seconds left and Notre Dame beat Michigan 4-3 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four semifinals. It is the fifth straight ...