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Time runs out on McCarthy’s tenure

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When a head coach gets fired during an NFL season, it’s as much about the culture of his team as it is about performance. That was the case in Green Bay, which in a move almost as stunning as its feeble showing against Arizona on Sunday, Mike McCarthy was canned. The same McCarthy who was ...

Costly clunker for Packers

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GREEN BAY (AP) — The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game. Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left, Green Bay’s Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard try as time ...

McCarthy gets fired

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GREEN BAY (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to ...

Rams secure NFC West by rolling over Lions at Ford Field

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DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams returned to their lockers in the Motor City, where NFC West championship shirts and hats were waiting to be worn. The victors, though, refuse to be spoiled by this accomplishment. Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help the Rams ...

Norse men falter down the stretch

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PORT HURON — A strong start was not enough for the Bay College men’s basketball team here Saturday as St. Clair controlled the second half and beat the Norse 91-78. Bay, which had a six-game win streak snapped here Friday night, burst ahead 13-0 and led through the first half. Bay then ...

Bay women rebound, clip St. Clair

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PORT HURON — The Bay College women’s’ basketball team rebounded in fine style from a crushing loss to defeat the St. Clair County Skippers 57-52 here Saturday. The Norse trailed 10-0, perhaps still shell-shocked from Friday’s 100-36 loss to Mid Michigan C.C., but closed within four by ...

Eskymos’ gymnasts fall in opener at Medford

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnasts opened their season Saturday, placing fourth among five teams in the Medford, Wis. Invitational. Medford won with 119.975 points, followed by Rhinelander 114.875, Mosinee 105.35, Esky 100.775 and Park Falls Chequamegon 94.1. “This was a good meet for the ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Hockey Negaunee at Escanaba, 7 Girls’ basketball Manistique at Newberry, 7:30 S. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Big Bay at S. Central, 7:30 Rapid River at C-Nadeau, 8 Mid Peninsula at Forest Park, 8 Tuesday’s ...

Briefs

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Tech women roll MIDLAND, Mich. - The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team held on for a 78-68 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference win at Northwood University here Saturday afternoon. The Huskies constructed a 15-point lead about midway through the third quarter only to ...

Braves crush Emeralds

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GLADSTONE — Reece Castor broke Doug Ingalls’s record for career points scored and Gladstone demolished Manistique 71-28 here Thursday. Castor drilled a three-pointer to beat the halftime buzzer to break the record and was honored by athletic director Andy Jacques before the teams went ...

Dominant defense

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ST. NICHOLAS — Senior Griffin Johnson scored 16 points and North Central pummeled Mid Peninsula 62-31 here Friday. The Trojans doubled up the Wolverines behind excellent outside shooting and stifling defense. “It was a good performance,” Jets’ coach Mike Malone said. “We played ...

Castor sits atop Braves’ point list

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GLADSTONE — Reece Castor couldn’t have drawn it up any better. The recent Northern Michigan signee drilled a three-pointer with a hand in his face to beat the first half buzzer, breaking Doug Ingalls’s school record for career points. Asked if that was a special way for the record to be ...

Bay Men lose back-and-forth nail-biter to Mid-Michigan

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PORT HURON — The Bay College men faltered down the stretch Friday, dropping a 69-68 basketball decision to Mid-Michigan Community College in the St. Clair County Classic. Bay led 66-58 with less than two minutes left in the contest before Westin Myles drained a 3-point shot to pulled the ...

Eskymos skate past Flivvers

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WELLS — Their start may have been a little shaky, but the Escanaba Eskymos found a way to earn a 6-3 hockey victory over the Kingsford Flivvers Thursday night at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. Esky drew two minor penalties in the opening 82 seconds of this Great Lakes Conference ...

Badgers defeat Iowa

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and 22nd-ranked Wisconsin held off No. 14 Iowa 72-66 Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ethan Happ had 13 points, seven boards and five assists for the Badgers (7-1), who ...

Broncos take ‘mo’ away from Cougars

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HARRIS — Taking momentum into halftime is normally a decisive commodity, but Bark River-Harris didn’t let that happen for Superior Central here Thursday. Instead the Broncos somehow grabbed “mighty Mo” in the third quarter and broke open a close game, stunning Central with a 19-6 ...

Spartans squeak past Rutgers in Big Ten opener

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 22 points and Nick Ward had 20 points to lead No. 9 Michigan State past Rutgers 78-69 in the Big Ten opener Friday night. After a back-and-forth first half, where Rutgers led much of the first 10 minutes, Winston hit a 3-pointer to give ...

Perles leaves MSU post

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — George Perles resigned as a member of Michigan State University’s governing board after nearly 12 years, the school said Thursday, ending decades of service as a football player, coach, athletic director and trustee. Perles, 84, noted his age and struggle with ...

Glover among three U.P. players selected for 8-player All-State

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BAY CITY, MI — Even break time is no time to rest for Jimmy Storey. He’s an all-go, all-the-time kind of athlete. “His motor doesn’t stop. Even on water breaks, he sprints to the water and back — and that’s not an exaggeration,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “Sometimes I ...