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IOC chief confident new stadium in Tokyo will be ready for Olympics

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The head of the International Olympic Committee remains confident that Tokyo will complete its new national stadium in time for the 2020 Summer Games, even though the original design has been scrapped because of soaring costs.IOC President Thomas Bach responded ...

Dempsey’s 3 goals lift US over Cuba

BALTIMORE - Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba 6-0 on Saturday to reach its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal.Dempsey converted a penalty kick early in the second ...

Mauresmo inducted into hall

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Amelie Mauresmo is slated to experience two very memorable moments in just a few short weeks.She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday but unable to travel to the ceremony because she's expecting her first child in early August.Joining the ...

Ex-FIFA official pleads not guilty

NEW YORK (AP) - A former top FIFA official pleaded not guilty Saturday to racketeering and bribery charges in a corruption case aimed at soccer's governing body that has sent shock waves through the sport.Jeffrey Webb posted a $10 million bond at his arraignment in federal court. He surrendered ...

Team picked for NBA’s Africa game

NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the ...

Johnson backs MSU scholarship

EAST LANSING (AP) - Earvin "Magic" Johnson is backing a new scholarship to help students facing the rising cost of higher education.The Lansing State Journal reports that the former basketball star and members of the Michigan State University Black Alumni are hosting the inaugural MSUBA Classic ...

District Champions

MARQUETTE - On to downstate St. Clair.The Portage Lake 9-10 all-stars Friday advanced to state tournament baseball play with a 15-3 four-inning district win over Penokee Range at the North Marquette Athletic Fields."It's a great opportunity to represent the district, the Copper Country and the ...

Escanaba defeats Marquette Little Leaguers

ESCANABA - It took two and a half hours, 10 pitching changes between the two teams, and a flurry of walks and passed balls, but the Escanaba age 10-11 Little League All-Stars got a jump in their baseball sectional, Friday night, racking up a 16-5 marathon victory over Marquette.Escanaba picked ...

Martinez powers Tigers past Orioles

DETROIT - J.D. Martinez made the defensive play of the game, and Jose Iglesias hit the biggest home run.Talk about a role reversal for these two Detroit All-Stars."A lot of weird stuff happened today," Martinez said.The slugging Martinez made a terrific catch against the wall in right field, ...

Johnson in control at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Rare flooding, sunshine, more rain and always wind. None of it seemed to matter to Dustin Johnson at St. Andrews.On a wild day of weather Friday at the British Open that delayed the start of the second round by more than three hours, Danny Willett of England set the ...

Watson bids farewell to St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews.Not that it mattered.In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 p.m. after a morning ...

Sharper sentencing in sexual assault case reset

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The sentencing of former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper on federal charges that he drugged and assaulted women in four states has been rescheduled.U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo issued an order Thursday resetting Sharper's sentencing for Oct. 1 at the ...

End of the road

MARQUETTE - They pushed Penokee Range to the limit, but in the end, an inability to execute defensively cost the Ishpeming 9- and 10-year-old baseball all-stars Thursday evening.The western Marquette County club gave up two run-scoring passed balls in the bottom of the fifth inning, then saw ...

Veterans provide star power at U.P. women’s tourney

By KEITH SHELTONEscanaba Daily PressGLADSTONE - Irish Oaks Golf Club in Gladstone is looking to make its Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Tournament debut a memorable one.But just as notable as who is playing in the 72-woman field is who isn't.For starters, three-time defending champion ...

Gladstone eliminates Tri-County in 9-10 baseball tourney

GLADSTONE - Tri-County succumbed to a 15-hit barrage by Gladstone and fell 12-3 to be eliminated in the Little League baseball 9- and 10-year-old district tournament being held in Gladstone.Tri-County, which includes some areas of Marquette and Alger counties, opened with three consecutive hits ...

Redmen football camp next week

MARQUETTE - A Marquette Redmen Youth Football Camp will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Marquette Senior High School practice fields.Registration for the camp, scheduled for incoming fifth-through eighth-graders, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the field.Cost is ...

Community track meets scheduled

MARQUETTE - A pair of community track and field meets hosted by Northern Michigan University's team have been scheduled during the next month.The Track Tuesday events will be held at 6 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 at the Marquette Senior High School track, located around the football field.The ...

Tough road ahead

MARQUETTE - Now the Ishpeming 9- and 10-year-old Little League baseball team will have to do it the hard way.An 11-1, four-inning loss to Portage Lake on Wednesday in Marquette put the local club into the loser's bracket final at 6 p.m. today in Marquette against Penokee Range of Ironwood.To ...

Negaunee rally falls just short

MARQUETTE - Negaunee's magical ride in the 9- and 10-year-old Little League district baseball tournament came to an end on Wednesday night.After rallying in its first three tourney games - and winning two of them - Negaunee nearly did it again against the Ironwood area's Penokee Range in a ...

Red Earth Classic getting bigger

NEGAUNEE - The Red Earth Classic mountain biking races this weekend in Negaunee and Ishpeming are getting bigger and better in their third year.Organizers hope to raise money for a number of western Marquette County organizations while giving lots of people an opportunity to try out the various ...