Wisconsin Sports

Brewers’ Hader apologizes to teammates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a ...

Sliding Brewers bow to Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With his easygoing demeanor and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by ...

MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. MLB announced the commissioner's office would require ...

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his ...

Reeling Brewers lose in 10th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two ...

Pirates, Bell’s four hits spill Crew

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits. Bell might have turned the corner in that department on Friday, with two doubles and a triple as part of his four-hit night that helped Pittsburgh to ...

Legion baseball: Niagara, Bark River battle to split twinbill

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara's late rally fell short in an American Legion doubleheader split against Bark River on Thursday. After taking the first game 4-1, Niagara's bats cooled in a 2-1 loss. Niagara nearly rallied enough offense in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Facing a 2-0 ...

Brewers fall to Marlins 5-4 in 12th

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar hit like the All-Star he is, while the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers hit like also-rans. Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBIs, but his teammates went 1 for 14 with runners in ...

Aguilar, Segura win online vote for final All-Star spots

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar ...

Big inning carries Crew

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich stayed in the game after he was hit on the left knee by Mike Foltynewicz. He tested his legs with an easy jog around the bases. Yelich and Eric Thames scored on Jesus Aguilar's towering drive to center, capping a five-run third inning and sending the ...

Kirk shoots 10-under 62 for lead at Wisconsin tournament

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Katherine Kirk hadn’t won a tournament in seven years until capturing last year’s inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Now, she’s back to defend her title and end another slump. In her last six tournaments, she missed the cut five times and tied for 61st in the ...

Brewers beat Braves in opener

MILWAUKEE — Jhoulys Chacin settled down nicely after a rough start. Trailing 2-0 after the first three batters of the game, Chacin threw seven solid innings and Hernan Perez homered among his three hits, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday ...

Broxton’s gem helps Brewers spill Twins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keon Broxton has made challenging plays look routine for the Milwaukee Brewers. The center fielder’s latest gem may have been his best one yet. Broxton helped preserve a lead in the ninth, rookie Nate Orf hit a solo homer in Milwaukee’s two-run seventh and the Brewers ...

Brewers, Thames blank Twins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames has a penchant for game-changing home runs this season. Thames hit a two-run homer that accounted for the game's only runs as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday. Thames has three home runs in the past six games. "I'd say that's ...

Packers running back Jones suspended for two games

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones for the first two games of the 2018 season without pay for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Jones will miss the season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 9 and the Week 2 matchup ...

Walk lifts Crew

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the bases loaded and the game tied in the 10th inning, Brad Miller plotted his approach as he came to the plate. “You just look like you’re going to swing and don’t swing,” Miller said. Miller drew a bases-loaded walk with one out and the NL Central-leading ...

Broxton powers Crew past Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keon Broxton homered twice, dashed home on a rundown and made a diving catch in the ninth inning. With the depleted Brewers needing a little help, the newest addition to the roster did it all. Broxton drove in four runs Friday night, and Chase Anderson pitched two-hit ball ...

Packer cornerback eyes second season

GREEN BAY - Kevin King didn’t get everything out of his rookie season he wanted. A shoulder injury was the culprit. It forced the young cornerback to play at less than full strength for a number of games, and it landed the second-round pick on injured reserve when it was determined surgery ...

Riley brothers lead Niagara past Escanaba

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Riley brothers combined on a four-hitter as Niagara defeated Escanaba 6-3 in American Legion baseball at Memorial Park. Hunter Riley and his younger brother Wyatt tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. “We’re a young team this year with many new ...

Pitcher homers, Reds rally past Cubs for sweep

CINCINNATI (AP) — Once pitcher Mike Lorenzen homered, the Cincinnati Reds got rolling again. Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit shot to begin Cincinnati’s comeback, Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a big seventh, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday for their ...