Wisconsin Sports

Green Bay Packers' Devante Mays fumbles the ball against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Ravens recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Ravens blank Packers, 23-0

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens' defense forced five turnovers. The offense finished off a shutout of the Green Bay Packers with 10 fourth-quarter points. Now that's the way that Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted his team to play coming off a bye week. Baltimore (5-5) got its ...

Florence's Jenna Springer puts up a shot in Thursday's season opener against Crivitz. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Basketball: Crivitz beats Florence in opener

FLORENCE, Wis. — Crivitz, expected to be one of the better M&O Conference girls basketball teams, spoiled the varsity coaching debut of Florence’s Dave Bauer on Thursday. The Wolverines, led by sophomores Sianna Guns and Chloe Gruszynski, clipped the Bobcats 61-30 in a non-conference ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Davante Adams (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Rodgers waits for reason to return

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers’ potential return from a broken collarbone took a major step forward this week. But, as Rodgers has said all along, there has to be a reason to return. The Packers quarterback, who is on injured reserve, went through a conditioning session on Wednesday ...

Ravens, coming off a bye, lead NFL in interceptions

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The investments that the Baltimore Ravens made in their secondary are paying off. Their defense leads the league in interceptions. If only that translated into a few more wins in Baltimore. Back from a bye , the Ravens hope to get picky again when they face the Green ...

Basketball: Florence girls start season today

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence, under new coach Dave Bauer, hopes to move up in the Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball standings. The young Bobcats are coming off a season with just one win in the conference. “For this season I would hope to be closer to the top of the conference,” ...

Basketball: Patriots hoping growth leads to more wins

PEMBINE, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine expects better results in the 2018 girls basketball season. The Patriots posted just one Northern Lakes Conference win last year. “We’re looking forward to a strong season,” said head coach Stefanie Goyak, assisted by Dave Sponholz. “Last year's ...

Milwaukee Bucks' DeAndre Liggins, left, and Thon Maker, back, attempt to steal the ball from Detroit Pistons' Eric Moreland (24) on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Bucks block 16 shots to top Pistons, 99-95

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For only the second time this season, NBA leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo did not have the most points in a game for the Milwaukee Bucks. Khris Middleton knew why after he finished with a team-high 27 points and eight assists in a 99-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons ...

Florence approves 8-player football for 2018

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School Board voted unanimously at Monday’s board meeting to transition to eight-player football starting next season. Declining numbers and injuries were the main factors in the decision, athletic director Kris Johnson said. Johnson said coaches ...

Dickinson County ties to Wisconsin football playoffs

MADISON, Wis. — Sun Prairie and Norway native Brady Grayvold have a herculean task awaiting them in the 42nd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Football State Championships. Sun Prairie (13-0) and four-time defending champion Kimberly (13-0) will meet at 4 p.m. Friday at ...

Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark (97) grabs Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Packers will need continued growth from the defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Not only did the Green Bay Packers pick up their first win with Brett Hundley at quarterback by beating the Chicago Bears, they got a sorely needed boost from their defense. After allowing a total of 56 points, 902 yards and a 57.1 percent conversion rate on third ...

Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley (11) strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Grizzlies

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After being torched for 65 points in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the defensive pressure against the Memphis Grizzlies. Milwaukee held Memphis to 12 points in the third quarter to get back into the game and pulled away late in the fourth for a 110-103 ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Packers edge Bears, 23-16

CHICAGO (AP) — The Green Bay Packers would love nothing more than to have Aaron Rodgers return this season and lead a deep playoff run. There's no guarantee their superstar quarterback comes back from a broken collarbone. That means Brett Hundley is on the spot, at least for now. "We're ...

Bennett disputes Packers’ reason for being waived

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Martellus Bennett is disputing the reason that the Green Bay Packers cited in releasing the tight end this week. The New England Patriots claimed Bennett on Thursday, a day after he was waived by the Packers. The team cited a "failure to disclose a physical ...

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

‘As simple as that’ — Packers desperate for a win

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — With three straight losses and Aaron Rodgers sidelined because of a broken right collarbone, things sure are looking bleak for Green Bay. Even beating Chicago is hardly a given. While the Packers come into Sunday’s game trying to find their footing with the ...

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky warms up before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Mitchell Trubisky looks for fresh start against Green Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Everything is new to Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as he goes through his first NFL season, and that includes his team’s longstanding rivalry with the Green Bay Packers. Trubisky would just like to see something familiar, including the players ...

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) looks at the scoreboard after Jordy Nelson (87) caught a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. Bennett was released by Green Bay on Wednesday after failing to disclose a physical condition. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Packers waive TE Bennett, ending short tenure with team

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have waived Martellus Bennett, bringing the tight end's short tenure at Lambeau Field to a surprising end. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice. The Packers cited a "failure to disclose a physical ...

Wisconsin safety Joe Ferguson (8) pressures Illinois quarterback Cam Thomas (10) Oct. 28 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Ferguson is making a name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin. Athletic director Barry Alvarez's grandson has become an important contributor off the bench and turnover specialist on the Badgers' tough defense. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

College football: Ferguson makes name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Ferguson is making a name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin. It has nothing to do with being athletic director Barry Alvarez's grandson. The senior safety has turned into a key contributor on the Badgers' tough defense, the latest in a recent line of reserves who ...

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) looks at the scoreboard after Jordy Nelson (87) caught a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. Bennett was released by Green Bay on Wednesday after failing to disclose a physical condition. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Patriots claim TE Bennett off waivers from Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.” He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions ...

UW wide receiver to miss Iowa game with leg injury

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 6 Wisconsin will be without top receiver Quintez Cephus for its game Saturday against No. 25 Iowa. Cephus injured his right leg in a 45-17 win over the weekend at Indiana. The sophomore leads Wisconsin with 501 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He's tied with ...