Wisconsin Sports

New Packer GM but familiar needs

A new general manager is in charge of making the picks in the NFL draft this year for the Green Bay Packers, who are stocked with new faces on the coaching staff. So many changes this offseason and yet the Packers will have familiar priorities when the draft starts Thursday night. Think ...

Brewers top Royals for 8th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin had walked three batters each of his last three outings, so the Brewers’ veteran right-hander was surprised when the Kansas City Royals kept swinging early in the count. They had no choice the way he was pounding the strike zone. Chacin efficiently ...

Bucks’ Bledsoe is fine

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe says an injury to his left hand didn’t affect his play in the Bucks’ Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics. Bledsoe’s left thumb and hand were wrapped after the 92-87 loss on Tuesday night. The right-handed shooter was 5 of 15 from the ...

Bucks bow to Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford has been the Celtics’ quiet leader this postseason, and Marcus Smart might be the kindling Boston was missing in back-to-back losses in Milwaukee. The duo was reunited for Game 5, and together, they helped put the Celtics on the verge of closing out their ...

UW-Milwaukee scorers leaving

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is losing its three top men’s basketball players after coach Pat Baldwin’s first year. Five scholarship players have left the team in less than a month.

Packer GM has ‘steady’ model

GREEN BAY – Time will tell what kind of stamp new Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst puts on his first draft, with the types of players he selects and the trades he decides to make. But if there’s one way in which he would like to follow the example his predecessor Ted Thompson set, ...

Bucks’ Maker steps into playoff spotlight

MILWAUKEE — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that ...

Daily News columnist and sports writer Burt Angeli

ScuttleBu(r)t …Landry good enough for two FHS classes

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Jake Landry, son of 1971 Florence High School graduate Bill Landry, has made another coaching move. Jake Landry recently left UW-La Crosse football for UW-Whitewater. He’s now the running backs coach at Northern Illinois, where he served as a grad assistant for three ...

Obituary: Davey Nelson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness.

Ex-Packer Ahman Green avoids jail; abuse charge dismissed

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green avoided jail time under a plea agreement in which a felony child-abuse charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. The 41-year-old Green on Thursday pleaded no contest to criminal damage to ...

Shaw, Braun homers lift Brewers past Marlins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers needed only three pitches to pull away from the Miami Marlins. Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw hit back-to-back homers, helping the Brewers to an 8-0 victory on Friday night. It was the fourth consecutive win for Milwaukee, which has outscored Miami 20-3 in ...

Packers’ Rodgers buys into NBA’s Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the ...

Bucks blow out Celtics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Length and athleticism make the Milwaukee Bucks a dangerous team with the ball. When they defend the way they did on Friday night against the Boston Celtics, they're nearly unstoppable. Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Bucks used a ...

Champ Eagles play Atlanta to open season, also play in London

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by ...

Rodgers hopeful for contract extension as Packers retool

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. At the Super Bowl, Rodgers called it "interesting" that the Packers replaced quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt "without consulting me." Also that ...

Reds beat Brewers, end 8-game skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes. Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Celtics hold off Bucks in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to "bust narratives." The Celtics took their first step toward shattering the belief they can't win without their biggest stars. Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris ...

Mets top Brewers for 12-2 start

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores flipped his helmet, crossed home plate and was mobbed by teammates after his tiebreaking home run with two outs in the ninth inning extended the best start in New York Mets history to 12-2. "It was good just to get out of that cold," he said. And then Yoenis ...

Packers re-sign veteran corner

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Free agent cornerback Davon House is returning to the Green Bay Packers after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. General manager Brian Gutekunst announced the signing on Friday. House was Green Bay's fourth-round draft pick in 2011. He's the second former Packers ...

Giannis reaches new heights for Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's meme-worthy scowl started with a look in the mirror. The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star was an NBA rookie then, trying to come up with a look he could flash after making a big play. Antetokounmpo thought about the glare his mother would throw his way when ...