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SPORTS GALORE: Donovan’s World Cup omission surprises many

For the first time since the 1998 World Cup, the United States will field a soccer team without superstar Landon Donovan. This comes as a surprise to many, not just diehard fans of soccer, but to casual fans, as well. I fall into the casual category and I use the term casual, loosely.

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Wandel helps Lakeview golfers advance to regionals

The Lakeview Wildcats earned the opportunity on Thursday to continue its golf season. The Wildcats were one of six teams advancing from a Division 3 district tournament at Lakeside Links to the regional tournament.

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THE REVIEW: Signing Scherzer a must

While purists may cringe at the thought, it’s undeniable that the game of baseball has become a business.

In the 1950s, you could walk into Yankee Stadium and purchase a ticket ranging from 75 cents for bleacher seats up to $10 for box seats.

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers on the run

There is no denying the Detroit Tigers are a vastly different team than they have been the past few seasons. Besides less beef in the lineup and less smoke in the locker room, the key indicator could be the team’s 35 stolen bases in 36 games. For comparison, the Tigers stole 35 bases all of last season.

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THE REVIEW: Detroit Lions fans thirsty for a Super Bowl

The slogan, “Patience is a virtue” is lived out on a daily basis in Allen Park and has become the lifeblood to the never-say-die faithful who stick with the Detroit Lions organization each season.

Since the franchise landed on the east side of Michigan in 1934, there has been little cause for celebration.

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THE REVIEW: A long journey for the Detroit Tigers

Welcome to Detroit, Michigan, not only famous for automobiles, but also for its reputation as the mecca of soul, thanks to the likes of Gladys Knight. Take a stroll down East Montcalm Street and you will find it impossible to ignore the passion for the game of baseball that is embodied by the locals. These are residents who have been clinging to the hope of bringing celebration back to a hurting city.

Tri County’s Jason VanDyken blasts out of a bunker off the second green at the Lakeview Invitational Saturday.

Greenville golfers dominate Lakeview Invitational

Greenville’s boys golf team had no problems with the wind or the other teams at Brookside Golf Course Saturday. The Yellow Jackets were far and away the winners of the Lakeview Invitational, shooting a team score of 330. That was 51 strokes better than Cedar Springs and 55 better than the host Wildcats’ “gold” team, followed by Central Montcalm (424), Montabella (427) and Lakeview’s “navy” team (501).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 22

Greenville sweeps Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated with a pair of wins against Cedar Springs at home on Tuesday. Greenville mercied the Red Hawks 10-0 in five innings in game one…

Alex Myers (984) takes the lead during the 2013 Yellow Jacket Challenge. Myers went on to win the event with a time of 17:31.3. This year’s event is April 27.

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

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Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.