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Pushing for a season: Players voice support for playing college football

President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport. There was speculation two of the five most powerful ...

Tigers win fourth in a row, 5-1 over ChiSox

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit an inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers breezed to their fourth straight victory, 5-1 over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Niko Goodrum homered and had four hits for the Tigers, who handed Chicago its fifth loss in six ...

Bucks fall to Raptors as star players sit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Boucher scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-106 on Monday. Though the meeting featured the top two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, both teams were missing key ...

Brewers fall to Twins, 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam, Randy Dobnak pitched five strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night to snap a four-game skid. Rosario’s slam in the third inning erased an early 1-0 deficit and gave Dobnak and the Twins bullpen ...

Gladstone men’s golf scores

GLADSTONE — Wayne Marshall shot a 70 to lead the Gladstone Men’s Senior 18-hole league Monday. He was followed by Scott Neurohr, Kelly Shea and Steve Bratonia 71, Terry Cartwright 73, Dan McCarthy 75, Jim Broman, Bubba Skellenger and Bob VanDamme 76, Kevin Depuydt 77, Dick Pepin and Kim ...

Tigers sweep Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. After the Tigers posted 17-13 and 11-5 wins at PNC Park, the ...

Brewers rally past Reds 9-3 for first home win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 on Sunday for their first home victory. The Brewers avoided falling to 0-5 at home for the first time since 1970, the franchise’s inaugural ...

Morikawa wins PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shot will be remembered as one of the best under pressure that hardly anyone witnessed. It made Collin Morikawa a major champion Sunday in a thrill-a-minute PGA Championship that not many will forget. Morikawa hit driver on the 294-yard 16th hole that was perfect in ...

MAC cancels football season

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of the pandemic. “I’m heartbroken we are in this place,” MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. With the MAC’s 12 schools facing a significant ...

Li builds early lead at PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship. Three years after his 63 in the final round of the British Open, Li hit only four fairways at ...

Bauer strikes out 12 as Reds hand Brewers another home loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trevor Bauer turned in another stellar outing, and Matt Davidson and Nick Castellanos homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Friday night. Bauer (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in six innings while striking out 12. The strong performance ...

Briefs

Rapid River football RAPID RIVER — Football practice at Rapid River High School starts Monday at 7 a.m. Players should bring water bottles and cleats. Helmets can be picked up by players who don’t have any. For more information contact Steve Ostrenga (280-5947). U.P. Garden ...

Bucks top Heat, clinch top seed in East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat led by as many as 23 points in ...

Jason Day leads PGA as Koepka continues to be a force

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jason Day took his first step toward a return to the spotlight in the majors Thursday at the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka never seems to leave. Day took advantage of a TPC Harding Park that never felt this accommodating during the practice rounds. With only a mild ...

Packers say they will not have fans for first two home games

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy ...

Briefs

ECC women ESCANABA — Mary Bergman shot a 40 to lead the Escanaba Country Club Women’s League Wednesday. She was followed by Laura Clifford 44, Barb Scott, Molly Lancour and Paula Gustafson 46, Meghan Casey, Jessica Bray and Sharon Nelson 47 and Rosie Fisher 50. Irish Oaks men GLADSTONE ...

Big Ten releases football schedule: Season to begin on Labor Day weekend

The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned Wednesday there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten was the last of the Power Five conferences to announce its schedule as college football navigates how to ...

Brewers stop White Sox 6-game win streak

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Houser dominated over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the White Sox 1-0 Wednesday night to snap Chicago’s six-game win streak. Milwaukee held struggling star Christian Yelich out of the lineup, with the 2018 NL MVP and two-time defending NL batting ...

Channing takes control in Superiorland baseball

MARQUETTE — The Channing Railroaders defeated the Escanaba Polecats 5-2 in Channing on Wednesday to clinch the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Superiorland Baseball League playoffs. The Railroaders remained undefeated at 3-0 as Escanaba suffered its first loss and slipped to 2-1. The Marquette ...