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Jurmu tied for 45th at Optimist

MARQUETTE - Jordan Jurmu is in a tie for 45th place out of 82 golfers in his division at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships being held at the PGA National courses in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.After Sunday's second of three rounds, Jurmu has shot rounds of 80 and 84 for a 164 ...

Esky advances to state tourney

GLADSTONE - Escanaba retained its Little League baseball 9- and 10-year-old district title with a 13-1 four-inning victory over Kingsford on Sunday.Escanaba advances to the state tournament taking place at St. Clair beginning Friday.Trent Lawson tossed a two-hitter, striking out two and walking ...

Empire State of Mind

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - This season, the New York Islanders are leaving their long-time home on Long Island for Brooklyn and former Northern Michigan University star and Marquette native Justin Florek is along for the ride.After spending four years with the Boston Bruins and their AHL affiliate in ...

Red Earth Classic draws large turnout

NEGAUNEE - The Red Earth Classic bike race took place Saturday at Jackson Mine Park with 170 total finishers.In the 32-mile Beast men's race, Brian Matter of Sheboygan, Wis. and member of the Momentum Endurance Coaching team took first with a time of 2:12:03.7.Tyler Gauthier of Ishpeming and ...

After long wait, Johnson leads at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - For all the debate over whether the British Open should have started Saturday, Dustin Johnson only cared about the finish.A second round that lasted nearly 39 hours due to rain one day and a raging wind the next finally ended with Johnson driving the 18th green and ...

IOC president wants good competition from best golfers

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The president of the IOC says golf doesn't have to put on a spectacular show in its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence except to have good competition among a wide range of the best players in the world.Even if the best players do not include Tiger Woods.In ...

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 ...