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Bucs sweep the Sault to snap losing streak

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BARK RIVER — The Bark River Bucs snapped a six-game losing streak here Saturday, sweeping to 8-7 and 8-5 baseball victories over Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula Under-19 League. Bark River won the opener on Antonio Mercier’s bases-loaded single in the seventh inning. Carter ...

Hamlin earns fourth win

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LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway ...

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long streak

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in ...

Briefs

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Holmes takes marathon ESCANABA — Kevin Holmes of Escanaba achieved a little bit of personal history here Saturday, becoming the first runner to win a full marathon of any kind in Delta County. Holmes covered the 26.2-mile course in five hours, three minutes, seven seconds in the inaugural ...

Baseball schedule

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U-19 baseball Today’s games Escanaba at Coleman, Wis., 6:30 Bark River at Gladstone, 7 Tuesday's game Iron Mountain at Escanaba, 7 Wednesday’s games Menominee at Escanaba, 7 Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 7 Thursday’s game Gladstone at Escanaba, 7

NBA players sign off on plan

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Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month’s restart of the season is rising as coronavirus cases in Florida keep climbing. That said, the ...

More withdraw from Traveler’s

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Will Gordon shot an 8-under 62 on Friday to take the lead halfway through the second round of the Travelers Championship, where two more players withdrew because of the coronavirus. Gordon, the 23-year-old former Vanderbilt player making his eighth PGA Tour start, was ...

NFL summit has plenty of minority talent

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The biggest takeaway following the NFL’s two-day quarterback coaching summit is there’s no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. The league and the Black College Football Hall of Fame earlier this week held a virtual ...

1st pro-sport makes its return, women’s soccer

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The National Women’s Soccer League opens its Challenge Cup tournament Saturday and the pressure is on as it becomes the first professional team sports league to play in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the players aren’t as concerned about being first as they are eager to ...

Column: Like people, roads have character and soul

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“Somewhere along a high road, the air began to turn cold, she said she missed her home. I headed on alone,” – Bob Seger — — — MARQUETTE — Like people, roads have character and they have souls. Walking along a certain dirt road I know on a summer day I can feel the road ...

Fishing Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Fishing slowed with the abundance of food available, such as alewife and the hex hatches. Walleye catches were spotty at best, while the mouth of the Whitefish and Escanaba rivers were still being fished the most. The “Black Bottom,” Third Reef and Breezy Point all ...

Indians pick up first win

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians picked up their first win of the season while handing the Marquette Blues their first loss with a 6-5 home victory Thursday night in the Under-19 Upper Peninsula Baseball League. “It feels good to get a win,” Indians manager Justin Jurek said. ...

Detroit has shot at NHL draft lottery

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The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. Detroit desperately needs a boost after easily being the worst team in the league during the pandemic-shortened season that was put on ice in March. Lafreniere, an ...

Baseball returns bubble-free

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PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball’s bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bringing a group of teams to Disney World (like the NBA and MLS) or concentrating on a few hub cities (like the current NHL plan), Major League ...

Eskymo finds a way to compete, snatches third

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ESCANABA — Better late than never. After missing his entire junior track season due to the Covid-19 virus, Escanaba’s Derek Douglas cashed in on an opportunity to compete at Stevens Point, Wis. June 19. Douglas entered the 800-meter run at the Point All-Comers Twilight meet where he ...

Baseball schedule

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U19 Thursday’s Game Gladstone 6, Marquette 5 Friday’s Game Bark River at Escanaba, 7:30 Saturday’s Game Sault Ste. Marie at Bark River (DH), 5

Briefs

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Indians split GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Junior Indians 17U baseball team split against the Marquette Reds Wednesday night in Gladstone. The Indians took the first game 9-7, before losing the nightcap 10-6. Noah Peterson got the win for the Indians in the first game, giving up four runs ...

Baseball scrambles into action

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Ron Gardenhire and Dusty Baker are a little uneasy. Jim Crane hopes his Houston Astros can play in front of fans at some point. As baseball scrambles to start an abbreviated season, the prevailing mood is one of nervous excitement. “Is it a risk? Absolutely,” said Gardenhire, the ...

PGA players withdraw amid COVID-19 spike

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Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson were among five players who withdrew from the Travelers Championship, four of them out of a chain-reaction abundance of caution over the coronavirus that put the PGA Tour on notice. “The snowball is getting a little bit bigger,” Graeme McDowell told The ...