ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - A new multi-use recreational trail is up and running in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Governor Rick Snyder took an off-road vehicle ride along the pathway during a dedication ceremony this week. The 25-mile-long trail occupies a former rail corridor between Escanaba and Hermansville.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The golden glow of the USA women's gymnastics program's dominant performance at the 2016 Summer Olympics has faded. The organization finds itself at a crossroads as the 2017 championships begin. USA Gymnastics is named as a co-defendant in several civil lawsuits against a longtime national team doctor accused of sexual abuse. An independent report of the organization called for a complete culture change. While steps are being taken, change isn't coming fast enough for some critics.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo. Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. Long was to his right with his left arm on Jenkins' shoulder. Long, who starred in Charlottesville in high school at St. Anne's-Belfield and went to the University of Virginia, was critical of white nationalists and the violence in his hometown last week.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Jose Siri singled three times as the Dayton Dragons topped the West Michigan Whitecaps 3-1 Thursday. Whitecaps starter Anthony Castro took the loss in the Midwest League game after giving up three runs and six hits over five innings.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Leo Crawford allowed just five hits over seven and one third innings, leading the Great Lakes Loons over the Lansing Lugnuts in an 8-1 win Thursday. J.B. Woodman doubled and singled twice for the Lugnuts.
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