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Lions add two more former Patriots

DETROIT (AP) — Add a couple more names to the parade of ex-Patriots joining the Detroit Lions. And one of the top players on Detroit’s current roster is apparently ready to leave. The Lions agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with defensive tackle Danny Shelton. Agent Drew ...

Norse forced into an early offseason

ESCANABA — When the Bay College baseball and softball teams made their trip to Florida on March 6, they had no idea their seasons would end in the same place they started. After each team wrapped up its road trip with a win last Friday, the National Junior College Athletic Association ...

Brady leaving Patriots, says ‘football journey’ is elsewhere

For two decades, Tom Brady was the face of the Patriots, and even of the NFL. When he turns 43 in August, his home address no longer will be in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion plans to keep playing. But the centerpiece of the Patriots’ dynasty, the most successful quarterback ...

Lions are in win-now mode

By The Associated Press DETROIT LIONS (3-12-1) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DT Damon Harrison, OT Rick Wagner, DT Mike Daniels, S Tavon Wilson, P Sam Martin, CB Rashaan Melvin, WR Jermaine Kearse, DT A’Shawn Robinson, OT Oday Aboushi, TE Logan Thomas, S Miles Killebrew, RB J.D. McKissic, QB ...

Packers need ‘D’ in free agency

By The Associated Press GREEN BAY PACKERS (14-4) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Geronimo Allison, OT Bryan Bulaga, S Ibraheim Campbell, RB Tyler Ervin, OLB Kyler Fackrell, LB B.J. Goodson, WR Ryan Grant, TE Marcedes Lewis, LB Blake Martinez, S Will Redmond, OT Jason Spriggs, OT Jared ...

Esky, Gladstone earn recognition in GNC

WELLS — Escanaba’s Nicole Kamin and Gladstone’s Megan Crow will be teammates on the basketball court at Grand Valley State University in a couple years, but for now, they’re teammates on the Great Northern Conference first team. The pair was selected to the first team by the league’s ...

Star players on the move

Things just got hotter on offense in the desert. The first day that players’ representatives could talk with teams wound up being more about trades than free agents — with one of the NFL’s biggest stars, DeAndre Hopkins, headed to Arizona. In a stunner that overshadowed several other ...

Packers reach deal with linebacker

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Cleveland Browns released him. Kirksey’s agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn’t disclose terms. NFL ...

Cousins, Vikings agree to 2-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and Kirk Cousins agreed on Monday to a two-year, $66 million contract extension, giving the quarterback another eight-figure influx of guaranteed money and providing the team some immediate salary-cap relief. Cousins was entering the final season of ...

Broncos sign former Lions’ guard

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a four-year, $44 million free agent contract with offensive guard Graham Glasgow, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because deals cannot ...

The team of the future

Editor’s note: This story was furnished by Don Howes, a former Daily Press Sportswriter. GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves eighth grade boys basketball team finished another successful season recently. The team finished with 20 wins this season, making it back-to-back 20 win ...

Gold Medal tourney postponed until April

HERMANSVILLE — The 82nd Annual Gold Medal Classic Independent Basketball Tournament has been postponed due to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s directive in regards to the coronavirus. The tournament was scheduled to be held March 19-29 at the Meyer Township Community Club in Hermansville. The ...

March Sadness taking full effect

For all those who dreamed the impossible — making it a whole month without getting a single game wrong in the bracket — this is your year. Everything else about the NCAA Tournament that won’t happen this season — from Selection Sunday, to the jaw-dropping bracket busters and buzzer ...

Pistons’ Wood catches virus

Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Saturday night. Wood is feeling fine, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the Pistons nor Wood ...

March Madness quickly becomes March Sadness

The world’s sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the ...

Coronavirus puts local sports on hold

ESCANABA — The sports world is in unprecedented territory right now. Starting Wednesday night with the NBA, nearly every major sports league has either suspended or cancelled the remainder of its season due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, and the Michigan High School Athletic Association ...

MHSAA suspends postseason events

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that all postseason events have been suspended immediately and indefinitely due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. These events include boys and girls basketball tournaments, hockey finals, gymnastics finals ...

Norse baseball shuts out foe

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Bay College baseball team ended its trip to Florida on a high note with a 3-0 win over the University of Northwestern (Minn.) Eagles Friday morning. Tanner Halvorson earned the shutout win for the Norse (4-8), giving up just two hits while striking out ...

Englund reaches 1,000 points

ST. NICHOLAS — Despite the recent local frequency, it is a rarity to achieve over 1,000 points during a high school basketball career. Mid Peninsula’s Zach Englund added a little extra spice to his accomplishment, crossing the 1,000-point barrier Wednesday night during a 72-55 district ...

Bay softball picks up 9-1 win

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — In the last game of its Florida trip, the Bay College softball team skipped past the Chesapeake Skip Jacks 9-1 Friday morning. Chesapeake took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Jozie Wilson scored on a double from Brea Bishop. The Norse answered in the bottom half ...