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Durocher Baseball Tourney Opens Today – Friday Sports Wrap

MLB

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris has tested positive for COVID-19. The left-hander confirmed the news yesterday to the Detroit Free Press, saying that he’s experiencing no symptoms. He’s been placed on the disabled list until he is cleared.

Major League Baseball’s 2021 season will begin with all 30 teams playing on April 1st. The Tigers will host the Cleveland Indians. The Brewers will entertain the Minnesota Twins. Schedules were announced yesterday. The 162-game regular season will end October 3rd.

College

The Big 10 has canceled all non-conference athletic contests on its fall schedule. That will knock out the University of Michigan’s early-season football games against Washington, Ball State and Arkansas State. Michigan State will lose games against Brigham Young, Toledo, and Miami of Florida. Central Michigan University loses contests against Nebraska and Northwestern. Wisconsin’s football game against Notre Dame scheduled for Lambeau Field October 3rd is also gone.

Other conferences are said to be discussing similar moves. SEC athletic directors are scheduled to meet Monday.

Twilight League

The Copper Country Twilight League’s annual Leo Durocher Tournament begins today at the Stanton Field. Garnet Garage-Subway will face Superior National Bank-Stanton at 5:00. REL-Mohawk Technology plays Dean Kangas-State Farm at 6:30.

Tomorrow, the Channing Railroaders play Garnet Garage at 11:00; the Negaunee Tri-City North Stars face Dean Kangas-State Farm at 1:30; the North Stars will then play REL at 4:00. The Railroaders will face SNB at 6:30.

The championship game will be played Sunday at 2:00.

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