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Tigers earn split

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers will take any kind of win they can get these days. This one required a long day at the ballpark. Miguel Cabrera had three hits and scored twice to help the Tigers to a 10-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox and a split of their doubleheader Tuesday. ...

Jordy Nelson retires as a Packer

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordy Nelson’s NFL career ended in the same place where it began: Lambeau Field. Nelson signed a one-day contract with the Packers on Tuesday and announced his retirement after 11 seasons, 10 of which he spent in Green Bay. “I’ll be remembered as a Packer,” ...

Van Noy comfortable being back in Detroit

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Van Noy had plenty of nice things to say about his former team. Of course, it’s been his own career that has taken off since he left Detroit. “It feels good to come back a winner and say hi to people I haven’t seen in a while,” the New England ...

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Gladstone men GLADSTONE — Steve Bratonia shot a 67 to lead the Gladstone Senior Men’s League Monday. He was followed by Wayne Marshall 70, Scott Neurohr and Gary Micheau 74, Mark Depuydt 75, Mark Hager and Dick Pepin 77, Charlie Creten 78 and Dwayne Couillard 79. Nate Rousseau and Korey ...

Record low UPGA field ready to tee off

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GLADSTONE — For the first time since 2005, the Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s tournament returns to Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club this week. The four-day tournament begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday. Tee times are 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day. Much to the delight of ...

Gladstone slow pitch champs

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Island Resort and Casino, pictured above, won the Gladstone women’s slow pitch softball tournament last weekend in Rapid River after going 5-0. Delta County Credit Union finished second and IMS came in third. Delta County Credit Union finished first in regular season play, followed by Stewart ...

White Sox handle Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — All-Star Lucas Giolito ended a five-start winless streak, Tim Anderson had three hits and scored twice, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Monday night. All nine starters for the White Sox had at least one hit and seven either scored or drove in a run. ...

Yelich homers twice, Brewers top Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christian Yelich keeps pushing to new heights. Yelich hit two home runs and took over the major league lead with 39, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. “Just trying to help the team win,” said Yelich, who surpassed his previous ...

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Escanaba football parent meeting ESCANABA — Escanaba High School football is holding a a parent/player meeting Sunday at the football field. The varsity meeting is at 6 p.m., followed by jayvee at 6:30 and freshmen at 7. Practice schedules, game schedules, football cards and equipment ...

Giving it all they have

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ESCANABA — The 72nd annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open took place in a new location in Escanaba this weekend. The tournament was held across three different venues, centered in Royce Park instead of Ludington Park due to court conditions. In a repeat match-up Saturday, eight-time Class A ...

Cubs extend division lead, sweep Brewers

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CHICAGO (AP) — After a frustrating start with the Chicago Cubs, Yu Darvish is starting to live up to his big free-agent contract. Darvish pitched five effective innings, Jason Heyward drove in three runs and the Cubs beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Sunday to sweep their weekend ...

Rangers sweep Tigers

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. Calhoun pulled a 2-0 pitch from Nick Ramirez just inside the right-field line and into the corner. ...

DBs highlight NFL HOF induction

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed, Ty Law and Champ Bailey. Law and Reed entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and Bailey was set to join them a bit later. “Fitting to be in here with Mr. Johnny Robinson and Champ and Ty,” Reed ...

Two Esky natives inducted in HOF

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HARRIS - A trio of the 10 new Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame inductees are still active in their particular athletic activities. That trio consists of John Barnes and Todd Dagenais, natives of Escanaba, and Al Mitchell, a Philadelphia native who lives in Marquette. Joining them will ...

Brewers fall to Baez, Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — After another rough road trip, Javier B·ez and the Chicago Cubs came home to Wrigley Field and came out swinging. B·ez homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Friday. JosÈ Quintana pitched solidly into the seventh ...

Gauff, McNally reach doubles finals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Coco Gauff reached the Citi Open women’s doubles final Friday with fellow teenager Catherine McNally, who also is into the singles semifinals in her first appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. Gauff and McNally routed the third-seeded team of Russian Anna ...

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M-W Tennis Open ESCANABA — The 72nd Annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open takes place on the Royce Park, Veterans Park and high school courts this weekend. Players should check in at Royce Park today at 8 a.m. Singles competition takes place today, with doubles play Sunday. NMU hockey to ...

Bigger, faster, stronger

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets have a trick in their repertoire that has positively impacted their athletics program across the board: a year-round weight training program. The program has been overseen by Scott Larson for the last few years. “It’s been a couple years since ...

Chapman’s home run lifts A’s over Brewers

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 11 go-ahead home runs this season. His latest, a two-run shot against Josh Hader, ruined Brewers manager Craig Counsell’s plans to milk a third consecutive day out of his struggling All-Star closer. Chapman homered off Hader in ...

Packers hoping for revamped defense

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are hoping this is the year — for the first time in nearly a decade — their defense becomes more of an asset than a liability. Green Bay made it a priority this offseason to upgrade the defense, which hasn’t cracked the top 10 in the league ...