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Grimes wins 3rd Senior Club title

MARQUETTE - Ed Grimes won an 18-hole thriller over Terry Abernathy in the final match to capture his third Senior Club Championship on Sunday at the Marquette Golf Club's Greywalls course.On Sunday morning, Grimes defeated George Trujillo and Abernathy felled Jim Higgins in the semifinals, won ...

Hruska medalist in Ladies Club

MARQUETTE - Defending champion Sue Micklow and top qualifier Jan Hruska will face a half-dozen other women in the finals of the Ladies Club Championship this weekend at the Marquette Golf Club.Hruska shot 83 on the Greywalls course to earn medalist honors on Sunday afternoon. The other ...

Celebrating the ultramarathon

The seventh annual Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon featured five races over the weekend at starting points in Marquette and Marquette Township. In the first photo, youngsters mass at the start of one of the children's races held at Tourist Park in Marquette on Friday evening. Kids had the ...

Larson notches Red Fox ace

K.I. SAWYER - Whether or not it helped his league score that evening, Dean Larson of Palmer made a practice round pay off in a big way on Thursday afternoon at Red Fox Run Golf Course.Larson recorded his first hole-in-one at the 90-yard fourth hole using a 9-iron during a nine-hole round where ...

Meet the Miners on Wednesday

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee High School will host a Meet the Miners night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school auditorium.The public is invited as team introductions and team meetings will take place, as well as sign-up for booster club concession workers at fall sports events.All fall sports athletes ...

Wildcats volleyball picked fourth in GLIAC North

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the GLIAC North Division this season.The Wildcats picked up 34 votes, one behind Saginaw Valley State. Ferris State was predicted to win the North, while Findlay was picked to win the South ahead of ...

Calumet runner takes third in 100K at Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon

MARQUETTE - On a hot, humid day, 197 runners came to push their bodies to the limit Saturday at the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon, and an Upper Peninsula woman put forth a strong performance.A new race was added this season, a 100K, and Calumet's Bridget Durocher took third place in the ...

Iron Rangers to hold final tryout

MARQUETTE - The new Marquette Iron Rangers men's ice hockey team will be holding their final tryout August 29 at 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Berry Events Center. The fee is $20.Rangers general manager Bob Airaudi says that the Rangers already have "plenty" signed on to be members of the team, but ...

Gennett, Nelson lift Brewers past Phillies

MILWAUKEE - Scooter Gennett had a career-high four hits, Jimmy Nelson pitched into the seventh inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Saturday night.Gennett had four singles in four at-bats, drove in two runs and scored the tiebreaking run on Jean Segura's hit ...

Green Bay CB Rollins learning quickly

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Whatever Quinten Rollins lacks in actual on-field experience at cornerback position, the Green Bay Packers' second-round pick makes up for with his personality.Rollins played four years of basketball at Miami of Ohio before going out for football with his final year of ...

Hopes high for karate inclusion at 2020 Olympics

TOKYO - After 17 years of intensive training, Japanese university karate champion Emiko Kawasaki may be about to realize her lifelong dream and have a chance to compete at the Olympics.Karate, a martial art consisting of punches, kicks and blocks, is among the sports Japan is considering for ...

Japan adopts plan for stadium

TOKYO (AP) - Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 2020 Olympics that would replace the costly original design that had to be scrapped.The plan, adopted Friday by a government panel, says the main stadium will have a roof over the spectators' seats. It said the stadium ...

WHO: Viral testing ‘advisable’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The World Health Organization's top water expert said Friday the body "never advised against viral testing" for Rio de Janeiro's polluted waterways where about 1,400 athletes will compete in Olympic events next year.Bruce Gordon, the WHO's coordinator of water, sanitation, ...

Bears WR White needs surgery

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - One day after injured Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White started running on grass for the first time at training camp, he felt pain and knew he faced a worst-case scenario.White will have surgery on his left shin to repair a stress fracture and will start the ...

Spartans make Pauga Asst. AD

EAST LANSING (AP) - Michigan State director of basketball operations Kevin Pauga is becoming an assistant athletic director.The school announced a number of changes within the athletic department Saturday, including Pauga's move to a position as an assistant athletic director for ...

Busch crashes in practice at MIS

BROOKLYN (AP) - Kyle Busch slid onto the grass after coming through a turn during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice Saturday, damaging his No. 18 Toyota.Busch returned to the track in a backup car, but the accident was the kind of scenario he needs to avoid as he tries to hold onto his spot in the ...

Redshirt freshman Dieter to start on Badgers O-line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A redshirt freshman has claimed a starting job on Wisconsin's offensive line.Coach Paul Chryst said that Michael Dieter has emerged as the starter at right guard following the first week of training camp."Dieter as a young guy understands it quicker. He knows what he is ...

Day in the lead at PGA as Spieth makes a charge

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - With six straight 3s on his card, Jason Day looked determined as ever Saturday to finally get that first major. He had a 6-under 66 and built a two-shot lead in the PGA Championship, the third straight major he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round.One ...

Martinez RBI double lifts Tigers over Astros in 11 innings

HOUSTON (AP) - Victor Martinez hit a tiebreaking RBI double in a three-run 11th and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 4-2 Saturday night.Preston Tucker led off the bottom of the ninth with a homer to right-center against Bruce Rondon to tie it at one, spoiling an impressive start by ...

‘Next Gen Stats’ offer new insights for fans, coaches

DETROIT - As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster? When Luke Kuechly collides with DeMarco Murray, who has more momentum? And which NFL players run slower in the fourth quarter than they did at the start of the game?Thanks to nickel-sized transmitters ...