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Delayed NBA draft begins today

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There was no dancing on the court after a March Madness victory. No bounding onto the stage in a spiffy suit to meet the commissioner in June. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out the traditional end of a college career and the usual start of a pro one. Players such as Anthony Edwards, LaMelo ...

Former Packers’ RB and HOFer Hornung passes at 84

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paul Hornung, the dazzling “Golden Boy” of the Green Bay Packers whose singular ability to generate points as a runner, receiver, quarterback and kicker helped turn the team into an NFL dynasty, died Friday. He was 84. Hornung’s family confirmed his death to the ...

Prater has been asset for Lions

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have won four games this season, and three of those victories came via the foot of Matt Prater. The veteran kicker has been shaky at times this year, but he has already made a trio of game-ending kicks. The latest was the most spectacular of the bunch, a ...

Packers struggling at home, better away

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are on pace to have home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. How much of an advantage that would be remains uncertain. Green Bay delivered its second straight sluggish home performance Sunday before escaping with a 24-20 victory over ...

Rose finishes 60 at Iowa XC

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — Bay College freshman and Escanaba native Zach Rose finished the NJCAA Division 2 National Championship race this past Saturday, coming in 60 out of 145 unners. Rose clocked in at 28:23.1 at the finish line of the 8K course. The time was just 15-seconds shy of his ...

Pistons trade Brown to Nets

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The Detroit Pistons agreed to trade Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round draft pick, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no announcement had been made. Trades could not become official until ...

Indianapolis may host MM

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced Monday it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city. The Final Four is already set to be held in Indianapolis ...

Briefs

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Correction ESCANABA — In the story about the Great Northern Conference football honors that ran in Saturday’s paper, Escanaba senior Kahler Geyer — a two-time First Team defensive lineman — was mistakenly omitted from Defensive Honors. The story featured on the Daily Press website ...

MHSAA suspends all fall and winter sports

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EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Association has suspended its fall tournaments for football, volleyball and girls’ swimming and diving and all winter sports practices and competition for the next three weeks following the emergency order to pause activity announced Sunday by the ...

Packers nearly stumble over Jags

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur liked the way his team finished. He just wondered why the Packers didn’t show similar energy the rest of the day. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, but the Packers needed to make a defensive stand in the final ...

Lions win late with FG

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions leaned on their dynamic duo for comebacks and they came through again. Matthew Stafford directed the final drive with just 16 seconds left to set up Matt Prater’s 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington on ...

End of an era for Penske, Castroneves

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ESCANABA —Since 2000, it could be said that the face of Team Penske has been Helio Castroneves. After this past Saturday night, that is no longer the case. This weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring, an IMSA sanctioned event, was the last for Castroneves with Team Penske. A 20-year journey ...

Jets advance to semifinals

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POWERS — Getting off to a fast start was one of North Central’s goals coming into Friday night’s football game. Alex Naser helped the Jets achieve that by taking the opening kickoff and dashing 85 yards for a touchdown in a 55-8 triumph over the Cedarville Trojans in an eight-player, ...

Broncos fall to IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — With a strong running attack behind Caleb Evosevich-Hynes, who rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns, Iron Mountain defeated Bark River-Harris 36-16 Friday night in an MHSAA Division 8 District championship game at Mountaineer Stadium. As each team was feeling one another ...

Bullen signs to stay local, play ball

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ESCANABA — After she graduates in May, McKenna Bullen’s softball career will continue in Escanaba, but not as an Eskymo. Thursday afternoon, Bullen signed her letter of intent to play NJCAA softball at Bay College in a conference held at the Escanaba Senior High School. Bullen’s ...

Lawson becomes a Bobcat

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ESCANABA — Thursday afternoon, Escanaba’s Tyler Lawson signed his intent to join the Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats’ baseball team at the Escanaba Senior High School. “Overall, it feels great to get signing and get it done,” said Lawson. “Now, I just have to put the work ...

Eskymos and Braves earn 12 spots for GNC football

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ESCANABA — Escanaba and Gladstone football combined to notch 12 places on the Great North Conference All-Conference list that was recently decided on by coaches. Offensively, Escanaba senior wideouts Bryant Maki and Tyler Lawson were selected in the ends category. Gladstone senior wide ...

U.P. scores

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11-player Division 4 Cadillac 34, Sault Ste. Marie 14 Division 6 Negaunee 20, Calumet 19 Division 8 Iron Mountain 36, Bark River-Harris 16 Eight-player Division 1 Indian River Inland Lakes def. Pickford, forfeit Division 2 North Central 55, Cedarville 8

Kamin ready to be challenged

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ESCANABA — An Eskymo became the second U.P. girls’ basketball player in less than an hour to signify her intent to attend Grand Valley State University with a signature. Nicole Kamin signed and sealed her letter-of-intent to play at the Division 2 university Wednesday at the Escanaba ...

Esky falls to Cadillac

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HOUGHTON LAKE — It was a heartbreaker for the Escanaba volleyball team in Houghton Lake Thursday. The Eskymos’ unprecedented journey into the Division 2 Region 9 finals was ended by the Cadillac Knights 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-17). “This was a great run,” Eskymos coach Adam Lambert ...