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Two more NBA players positive

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker both revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. Both made announcements in the forms of statements released by their teams. And Brogdon and Parker both believe they ...

15 Minor league teams sue insurance company

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Fifteen minor league baseball teams have filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by insurance providers after being denied claims for business-interruption insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball announced Monday that it will attempt to play a 60-game regular ...

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Highland Men ESCANABA — Gary Brayak and Dewey Klein took top team honors for the Tuesday Men’s League at the Highland Golf Course. They were followed by Fran Etternhofer and Dennis Porath in second, and Cal Hysolp and Mark Johnson, Casey Hyslop and Cal Hyslop Jr. and Jeff Lampi and Brian ...

Jr. Cubs swept in Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Behind strong pitching in both games, and steady hitting throughout the evening, the Iron Mountain-Kingsford-Norway 17 and Under Junior Baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Escanaba Junior Cubs. IM-K-Norway took game one 7-2, while blanking Escanaba 10-0 in four innings ...

MLB officially sets a 60-game schedule

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final result ...

Hamp takes over Ford’s position

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DETROIT (AP) — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, ...

Local softball makes brief return Monday

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RAPID RIVER — Despite a lack of official recognition, the Rapid River and Bark River-Harris softball teams got together for a seven-inning game Monday in which the Rockets triumphed 4-2 on their home field. It was the first softball game played in Delta County this season after the ...

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Game postponed GLADSTONE — Tuesday’s Gladstone Indians and Marquette Blues Under-19 baseball league game has been postponed to Thursday at 6 p.m. due to rain. Senior Scramble sign-up still open ESCANABA —The Highland Golf Club’s Senior 2-Man Scramble on Thursday still has team ...

Blaney wins at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace. Blaney nipped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the finish ...

Talks break down, MLB to unilaterally issue restart plans

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus ...

Weaver takes over as GM

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DETROIT (AP) — The timing eventually worked out for Troy Weaver and the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons introduced Weaver as their new general manager on a video conference Monday. The former Oklahoma City Thunder executive joins a Detroit team that was interested in him previously — and ...

Wells wins sixth title

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NEKOOSA, Wis. — Syd Wells of Menominee Riverside Country Club recently won her sixth Wisconsin Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur championship. Wells shot 79-75 - 154 at Lake Arrowhead in Nekoosa earlier this week and finished five strokes ahead of Maggie Leef of Pewaukee, Wis. Wells ...

Indians fall under Red Wave

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GLADSTONE — For a moment, it looked like the Gladstone Indians might have found their stride. But the undefeated Menominee Red Wave remained that way instead after a six-run fourth inning put them ahead 8-0 on their way to a 12-6 win Sunday at Gladstone in a U.P Under-19 tournament baseball ...

Cubs can’t take heat

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ESCANABA — One big inning wasn’t enough to save the Escanaba Cubs here Sunday as they dropped an 8-7 decision to the Copper Country Flames in the final round of Upper Peninsula Kickoff Under-19 baseball tournament. The Cubs (2-1), taking advantage of four walks in the third, scored six ...

Bark River falls against Menominee

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WELLS — For three innings it appeared Bark River would be able hang with Menominee here Sunday. Menominee, however, got its bats going in the fourth and broke away for a 10-1 victory over the Bucs in the Upper Peninsula Kickoff Under 19 baseball tournament. The contest was tied 1-1 after ...

Manfred, Clark at odds

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NEW YORK (AP) — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19. The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject Major ...