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AP makes its projections for All-Star teams

NEW YORK - Anyone still ranting about the online election that put five Kansas City Royals in position to start the All-Star Game, the following is for you.Our picks for the July 14 showcase in Cincinnati - without any regard to fan or player balloting.We'll abide by MLB roster rules: 34 spots ...

Tuning in to watch in droves

A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet.Today's adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women's World ...

England, Germany play for third place tonight

EDMONTON, Alberta - Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he would get, England's coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women's World Cup."She looked back in my eye, and said, 'I'm in for the team,'" Sampson ...

Woods 4 back in crowded pack at PGA Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jhonattan Vegas hasn't had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost.Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round Friday. They were at ...

Oilers sign overall No. 1 pick

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do.McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a ...

Westwood alumni keep playing

ISHPEMING - Despite Joe Ogea's 5-for-5, 5-RBI night, the Class of 2000 succumbed to 1996, 17-13, at the Westwood High School Alumni Softball Tournament on Thursday at Sunnyside Field in Ishpeming Township.Joe Giotto went 4 for 4 with a pair of inside-the-park homers and 4 RBIs for the winners ...

Daytona adds soft walls, backs away from Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's most famous race track is seemingly safer and possibly more politically correct as the series returned to its birthplace Friday.Daytona International Speedway, in the final push of a $400 million renovation, has come close to covering the speedway in ...

Just 3 US riders in Tour de France

As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht.Andrew Talansky was a given, his best shot for an ...

Ex-Electrician signs deal with L.A. Kings

LOS ANGELES - A Kingsford native who played for the Marquette Electricians has signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, the team announced on Wednesday.Kevin Gravel, 23, is a 6-foot-4, defenseman who appeared in 58 regular-season games last year in ...

Lynch, Blues dominate Ishpeming

ISHPEMING - Marquette County's American Legion baseball teams showed how wide the gap is between their programs on Thursday night.The seasoned Marquette Blues got a two-hit, 12-strikeout performance from ace pitcher Riley Lynch in an 11-0 mercy rule-shortened victory over the Ishpeming Blues ...

Westwood alums begin tourney

ISHPEMING - A half-dozen games kicked off the start of the annual Westwood High School Alumni Softball Tournament on Wednesday.On Wednesday, the new Class of 2015 defeated the NICE Staff team, 6-1. Mitch Messing was 2 for 2 with a run scored while teammate Cristine Larson was the winning ...

Extra inning win nets Storm split

HANCOCK - The good breaks couldn't go on forever for the Copper Country Post 186 American Legion baseball team Wednesday.A bloop single capped a three-run rally to tie Game 2 of a doubleheader with Ishpeming on Wednesday, but a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh helped the Marquette ...

Blues clinch crown with Tuesday sweep

GLADSTONE - Marquette Blues head coach Derek Swajanen and his team made a list of goals they wished to accomplish this season.After sweeping the Gladstone Indians 8-2 and 9-2 on the road Tuesday, they've met their first goal - clinching the regular-season title in the Mid-Pen American Legion ...

Plaisier, teammate win U.P. Dual title

IRON MOUNTAIN - Karen Plaisier of Ishpeming and Becky Cecconi of Iron Mountain paired up to breeze to the Upper Peninsula Dual women's golf title by 14 strokes over two days at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.Plaisier and Cecconi, teaming up for a third U.P. Dual crown, fired a ...

Tonight marks start of 36th annual Ishpeming alumni softball tourney

ISHPEMING - The 36th annual Ishpeming High School Alumni Softball Tournament kicks off today at four area fields and is dedicated to the Earl Oja and William "Bill" Waters.Three divisions based on age will crown champions in the area's longest-running coed alumni tourney.In the Hematite ...

West end T-ball begins next week

ISHPEMING - Registration for morning and evening sessions of T-ball play for children is being taken by the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools.Both sessions will be held at the Ishpeming Township Playground on Mondays and Wednesdays starting next week and running through Wednesday, Aug. ...

LeMoine kickball scheduled

MARQUETTE - The Olivia LeMoine Memorial Charity Kickball Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at Hurley Field in south Marquette.Sponsored by the South Marquette Athletic Club and Big Boy restaurant, this coed tournament begins at 6 p.m. Friday with the championship match ...

Better at Sweetgrass

HARRIS - Marquette's Avery Rochester improved by 10 strokes from last year's score at the Island Resort Championship held at the Sweetgrass Golf Club over the weekend.Rochester and fellow area golfer Abby Dufrane of Marinette, Wisconsin, missed the cut. Rochester, 19, finished at 12-over par ...

Dendel dominates on bike at Trails Fest

MARQUETTE - Cooper Dendel of Marquette showed what she can do with a mountain bike during the Marquette Trails Festival held in south Marquette over the past weekend.Dendel won the women's division of three types of races - and possibly another, since results weren't available from Friday's ...

Blues lose 13-inning heartbreaker at Marinette

MARINETTE, Wisconsin - The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team lost a marathon extra-inning game that dashed their hopes of advancing in the Firecracker Tournament on Sunday.The Blues lost to the eventual tourney champions Watertown, Wisconsin, 5-3 in 13 innings.Jay Oberg started and ...