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Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc 61, Mackinac Island 26 Baraga 41, Ontonagon 38 Hancock 61, Chassell 36 St. Ignace 63, Marquette 50 Gaylord St. Mary 48, Pickford 44 Boys’ basketball Marquette 66, Gladstone 51 Hockey Marquette 9, Kingsford 1

Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn’t sure he could continue to compete. Entering ...

Rockets speed past Wolverines

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ST. NICHOLAS — The Rapid River Rockets boys basketball team (2-2) earned their second win of the season Friday night, 49-27, against the Mid Peninsula Wolverines in St. Nicholas. “It feels good, it definitely feels good,” said Rockets head coach Richard Poma. “We started out with such ...

Prep sports roundup

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Basketball Boys North Dickinson at Carney CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves boys basketball team put another win under their belt Friday night as they defeated the North Dickinson Nordics 84-48 in Carney. “I thought we got off to a good start,” said Wolves coach Paul Polfus. “We ...

McDowell hopes win brings success

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell was best known for years as the guy who barrel-rolled eight times at Texas while trying to qualify for just the second race of his Cup Series career. He’d driven through the remnants of an oil spill when McDowell’s car made a hard right turn ...

Burns builds 5-shot lead

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Burns wanted to pay respect to tough Riviera by playing it safe. It led to a 5-under 66 on Friday to tie the 36-hole record at the Genesis Invitational and build a five-shot lead going into the weekend. Among those chasing is Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Wrestling Marquette, Westwood, Kingsford at Gladstone, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Petoskey, noon GIrls’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 10 a.m. Munising at Carney-Nadeau, 4:45 Boys’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 11:30 a.m. Gladstone at ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Carney-Nadeau 84, North Dickinson 48 Rapid River 49, Mid Peninsula 27 Bark River-Harris 63, Forest Park 35 Girls’ basketball Norway 52, North Central 40

Frazer heads for warmer weather

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Brandon Frazer will be trading in his winter jackets and boots for shorts and sandals next year after he officially signed to play basketball with the Florida-based Ava Maria University Thursday afternoon in Escanaba. While Frazer, a multi-sport athlete, has shown ...

Big Bay swats Soaring Eagles

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears girls basketball team (2-1) roared to life Thursday night with a 65-17 win against the Hannahville Soaring Eagles in Garden Corners. “We got a lot of the girls into the game,” said Black Bears coach Bob Pederson. “Some girls scored their ...

Rockets blow past Jets

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RAPID RIVER — Seniors led the way for the Rapid River girls here Thursday night in a 52-42 basketball triumph over the North Central Jets. They contributed 43 to the Rockets scoring in this Skyline Central Conference match-up, led by Natalie Belanger’s 18 points to go with 14 rebounds and ...

Gladstone wins, MP splits, BRH wins

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Basketball Boys Stephenson at Mid Peninsula ST. NICHOLAS — Thursday night gave the Mid Peninsula Wolverines boy’s basketball another opportunity to grow as they lost 72-19 against Stephenson in St. Nicholas. “I think we were intimidated a little bit,” said Wolverines coach Mark ...

Bucks can’t stop skid, fall to Raptors

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Norman Powell’s efficiency ensured the Toronto Raptors would extend the Milwaukee Bucks’ longest skid in four years. Powell matched a season high with 29 points, Pascal Siakam had 27 and the Raptors beat Milwaukee 110-96 on Thursday night to hand the Bucks their fifth ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Marquette, 5:30 Girls’ basketball North Central at Norway, 6:30 Hockey Escanaba at Hancock, 7 Boys’ basketball Manistique at Ishpeming, 7 Superior Central at Munising, 7:30 Rapid River at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Gladstone at ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Escanaba 49, Ishpeming 43 Gladstone 52, Gwinn 31 Big Bay de Noc 65, Hannahville 19 Superior Central 45, Munising 44 Mid Peninsula 34, Stephenson 32 Rapid River 52, North Central 42 Carney-Nadeau 49, Bark River-Harris 41 North Dickinson 52, Forest Park ...

Eskymos remain undefeated

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos boy’s basketball team (5-0) decisively grabbed another win to remain undefeated Wednesday night, topping the Sault Ste. Marie (1-3) Blue Devils 74-33 in Escanaba. “Every kid scored, and it was just a total team effort,” said Eskymos coach Tracy Hudson. ...

Esky icers earn first win

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WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos enjoyed their first taste of victory this season here Wednesday night as they held off the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils 5-4 a non-conference hockey game. Esky (1-3) took a 4-3 lead on junior forward Ayden Mylander’s shot from the point-blank range with five ...

Red Wings shut out by Blackhawks

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DETROIT (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for his first career shutout and fellow rookie Philipp Kurashev scored a pretty goal in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks are 4-0 against the Original Six rival Red Wings this ...

Hinch returns, joins Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — This year, the start of spring training was meaningful in a different way for AJ Hinch. After winning a World Series and two pennants as Houston’s manager, Hinch spent last season serving a suspension in the aftermath of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Now he has ...

Pistons edged by Bulls, LaVine

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CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 37 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-102 Wednesday night on short notice. The Bulls were scheduled to visit Charlotte, with the Pistons at Dallas. Those games got called off Tuesday by the NBA because of COVID-19 contact tracing ...