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Niagara, representing Cretton Tutas Post 136, posted a 4-0 record to win the American Legion Class A baseball regional tournament at Bonduel. Team members, front row, from left: Landen Kaldor, Trey Doda, Ethan Blagec, Kevin Evosevich, Hunter Kaldor, Hunter Riley and Seth Polfus. Back row: coach Jim Bal, Nate Krueger, Ben Snyder, Justin Bal, Joe Murvich, Micah Wilson and manager Dale Blagec. (Submitted Photo)

Legion baseball: Niagara beats Clintonville, makes state tournament

BONDUEL, Wis. — Niagara capped a perfect American Legion Class A baseball regional tournament Saturday by blanking Clintonville 10-0 in six innings. Representing Cretton Tutas Post 136, Niagara opened the regional by beating Clintonville 10-3 on Wednesday. Bonduel and Oconto Falls also ...

Phillies send Crew to another setback

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mastering a new pitch has turned Aaron Nola into an ace. Nola tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in seven sharp innings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night. Nola (7-6) allowed one ...

Niagara nips Oconto Falls in Legion baseball

BONDUEL, Wis. — Micah Wilson’s two-run single in the seventh inning lifted Niagara past Oconto Falls 2-1 in the American Legion Class A regional baseball tournament Friday. Niagara, the only unbeaten team left in the double-elimination tournament, will face Clintonville or Oconto Falls at ...

Driver, Lee to enter GB Hall of Fame

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are getting ready to induct two new members to the franchise’s Hall of Fame. All-time leading receiver Donald Driver and ball-hawking cornerback Mark Lee will be honored tonight at a banquet at Lambeau Field. Driver had 743 catches for 10,137 ...

Brewers swept by Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent a good portion of the first half of the season trying — and failing — to find any sort of traction. Once they'd figure out one problem, another would pop up. If it wasn't the bullpen, it was the mess left by outfielder Starling Marte's ...

Central-leading Crew fall in 10th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Max Moroff was an unlikely candidate to come through in extra innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. None of his six career hits had been walk-offs, and he was hitting just .115 in 52 at-bats The 24-year-old rookie picked the right time for knock No. 7, lofting an RBI single ...

Packers’ Allison suspended

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison without pay for the season opener on Sept. 10 against Seattle for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The league said in a statement on Wednesday that Allison would be eligible for all ...

Snyder home runs ignite Niagara in Legion tourney

NIAGARA, Wis. — North Central High School senior Ben Snyder led a Niagara power surge last weekend in American Legion baseball. Niagara joined the Escanaba Cubs, Gladstone Indians and Sault Ste. Marie Travelers in a round-robin tournament at Gladstone. Niagara posted a 3-0 record, beating ...

Karla McCutcheon of Marquette, in the championship flight, drives during the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association annual tournament at the Marquette Golf Club Heritage course Monday afternoon. (Rachel Oakley/The Mining Journal)

Anderson to face IM’s Cecconi today

Karla McCutcheon of Marquette, in the championship flight, drives during the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association annual tournament at the Marquette Golf Club Heritage course Monday afternoon. (Rachel Oakley/The Mining Journal) MARQUETTE — It was a perfect day for championship play to ...

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, left, and the Brewers find themselves leading the NL Central just ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. The Brewers' surprise success has them weighing options for a playoff push. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Surprising Brewers weigh options at trade deadline

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' biggest fan calls team owner Mark Attanasio regularly and wonders occasionally what moves one of baseball's most surprising teams might make at the trade deadline. Former team owner and baseball commissioner Bud Selig is getting inducted into the ...

Brewers roll

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Everything changed once Ryan Braun, Orlando Arcia and the Milwaukee Brewers got a man on base against Philadelphia Phillies rookie starter Nick Pivetta. Braun hit a grand slam off the scoreboard in center field and Arcia added a three-run shot in the Brewers' eight-run ...

Relocation fees boost Packers in another strong year

NFL relocation fees helped boost the bottom line for the Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL. The league's only publicly owned team released its 2017 statement on Wednesday, reporting net income of $72.8 million. About $27.1 million is part of the team's share of the fees that the ...

Niagara's Joe Murvich dives for the bag while Gladstone pitcher Owen Hanson takes a throw from first baseman Elliot Danhoff in Tuesday's American Legion baseball game at Memorial Park. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Legion baseball: Gladstone shuts down Niagara, 6-1

NIAGARA, Wis. — Gladstone pitcher Owen Hanson settled down after yielding a first-inning home run and the Indians defeated Niagara 6-1 in American Legion baseball Tuesday at Memorial Park. Gladstone plated a run in the top half of the inning and Niagara answered in the bottom half with ...

Niagara American Legion shortstop Kevin Evosevich gathers a ground ball against Escanaba on Monday in Niagara, Wis. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Niagara beats Esky 3-2 with suicide squeeze

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara edged Escanaba 3-2 in a quiet American Legion pitchers’ duel on Monday. Micah Wilson scored on a suicide squeeze by Hunter Riley in the bottom of the seventh for the winning run. Until that point, Escanaba’s John Schlenvogt and Niagara’s Nate Krueger held ...

Brewers bomb Yanks 9-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Aguilar homered twice and matched a Brewers record with seven RBIs, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning that sent Milwaukee past the skidding New York Yankees 9-4 on Friday night for its fifth straight victory. The surprising NL Central leaders ...

LPGA tournament in Title Town

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Katherine Kirk shot a career-best 9-under 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the weather-delayed second round of the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kirk, a 35-year-old Australian who has two victories in 14 years on the LPGA Tour, played the back nine ...

Niagara American Legion’s Ben Snyder hits against Marquette on Thursday at Gerard Haley Memorial Field in Marquette. (The Mining Journal)

Legion baseball: Niagara takes advantage of Marquette errors

MARQUETTE — A series of defensive miscues hurt Marquette on Thursday night, as the cross-border team of Niagara (Wis.) downed the Blues 11-1 in an American Legion game at Gerard Haley Memorial Field in Marquette. A dreadful first inning was too much for the Blues to overcome. A poorly ...

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villa, right, throws to first after forcing out Chicago Cubs' Jon Jay at second during the third inning Thursday in Chicago. Kris Bryant was safe at first. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Brewers beat up on Cubs, 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers weren't happy when the Chicago Cubs decided to postpone a game in May on what turned out to be a totally dry afternoon — especially since the decision cost them a day off. The Brewers also weren't pleased the makeup game was scheduled for a 1:20 p.m. ...

Brewers belt Orioles

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw helped stake Brent Suter to a big early lead and the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander had little trouble handling the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Shaw started the rout with a go-ahead single in a four-run first inning, then left after he was hit on his left hand ...

Vogt homers power Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stephen Vogt, claimed off waivers earlier in the week, hit two home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Friday night. The game was delayed about seven minutes with the Brewers batting in the fourth after a baseball apparently thrown from the ...