Wisconsin Sports

Toronto's DeMarre Carroll and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo go after a loose ball during the second half of game 3 of their NBA first-round playoff series basketball game Thursday in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 106-77. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bucks overwhelm Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bradley Center was throbbing, filled with raucous basketball fans eager to watch one of the NBA's up-and-coming teams. The Milwaukee Bucks fed off the energy that pulsed through the stands, overwhelming the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors from the opening tip. Khris ...

Stafford eyes new contract with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford is in line to sign a contract extension that will set up his newborn twins for life. The quarterback said "his people," are talking to the Detroit Lions' "people," and he hopes they can agree on a long-term deal that's good for his growing family ...

Cubs rally past Brewers again

CHICAGO (AP) — One mighty swing by Addison Russell finished off another comeback win for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs say they never quit — it's inscribed on their World Series rings — and they mean it. Russell hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Neftali Feliz in Chicago's four-run ...

Niagara’s Peyton Aderman, left, slides into third base in Monday’s softball game at Northside Field. Mountaineers’ Reighan Johnson applies the tag. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Softball: Extra-inning win helps Iron Mountain sweep Niagara

IRON MOUNTAIN — Niagara’s bats were quiet as Iron Mountain took a doubleheader sweep on Monday. The Mountaineers (2-0) took the first game 6-5 in 10 innings and won the second game 9-2. “I don’t put a lot of emphasis on the non-conference schedule. We go hard on conference. ...

Guarding Bucks’ Giannis presents problems for Raptors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo presents a defensive conundrum for the Toronto Raptors. Assign a shorter player on the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks star can take advantage on the block. Put a taller player on him and the athletic Antetokounmpo might blow past him ...

Brewers beat Reds for 4th straight

CINCINNATI (AP) — Back in the majors after four seasons, Eric Thames is just trusting his instincts. Thames homered for the second straight night and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 Friday night. Thames' third home run of the season capped ...

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Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy talks to residents and volunteers at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center’s community living center Saturday. Murphy was accompanied by Packers alumni Ryan Longwell (47) and Ahman Green (30) along with third-year players Jake Ryan (47), Brett Hundley (7) and Aaron Ripkowski (22).

Packers may host NFL Draft

KINGSFORD — The Green Bay Packers will likely never host a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field. However, the National Football League Draft taking place in Green Bay is another matter. Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers president and chief executive officer, was asked about the Super Bowl in Title ...

Florence second baseman Salena Burkart takes a throw while shortstop Faith Neuens looks on in Thursday's Northern Lake Conference softball game with Crandon. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Softball: Florence crushes Crandon, 14-4

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence recovered from a 4-0 first-inning deficit and defeated Crandon 14-4 in the Northern Lakes Conference opener Thursday. The Bobcats, starting six freshmen and one sophomore, answered with eight runs in the bottom half of the first inning. “For their first game ...

Softball: Niagara beats STAA-Lena, 5-3

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara had three two-out hits to score four runs and held off St. Thomas Aquinas Academy-Lena 5-3 in M&O Conference softball Thursday. The Badgers (3-1, 2-1 M&O) built a 4-0 lead after four innings. In the first inning, Abigail McCarthy hit a two-out double to ...

Florence shortstop Wes McLain dives for a ground ball as left fielder Mike Dishaw looks on during Thursday's Northern Lakes Conference baseball game at Red Johnson Field. Florence beat Crandon, 10-5. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Baseball: Florence rallies to beat Crandon

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence broke loose in the sixth inning and downed Crandon 10-5 in the Northern Lakes Conference baseball season opener Thursday at Red Johnson Field. The Bobcats held a 6-5 lead after four innings and took charge with four runs in the sixth inning. “I’m happy with ...

Packers open preseason hosting Philadelphia

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers preseason schedule features an opener at Lambeau Field and three games against NFC teams. The preliminary schedule was released by the National Football League this week. Specific dates and times were not included. For only the second time since ...

Packers running backs OK with Green

HOUGHTON — With the departure of Eddie Lacy, the Green Bay Packers’ running back situation appears to be in flux. But despite lacking a perennial workhorse back, Ahman Green — the Packers’ all-time leading rusher — believes this group has the potential to succeed.  The Packers’ ...

Brewers, Braun beat Cubs in 11th

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun scored from third base on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Reliever Mike Montgomery (0-2) worked an 0-2 count on Manny Pina with one out before throwing a changeup that bounced past ...

Baseball: Badgers dominate with 11-1 win against Gillett

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara rolled to an 11-1 win over Gillett-Suring on Thursday. Five different Badgers hitters notched an RBI in the win, including Ethan Blagec hitting 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Jacob Bousley held Gillett-Suring to just one hit across four innings. He struck out six and gave ...

Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Villar gestures after his two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Peralta, Brewers beat Rockies 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jonathan Villar each homered, Wily Peralta pitched five effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Wednesday night. Thames hit a 3-1 pitch 450 feet to deep center and Shaw teed off on a 1-0 pitch for a two-run ...

Softball: Peshtigo powers past Niagara in opener

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Niagara High School dropped its opening softball game 10-0 to Peshtigo on Tuesday. The Badgers (0-1) surrendered four runs in the second inning and six in the third. Peshtigo’s 10 runs came on five hits. Six runs were unearned. “That tells the whole story right ...

Baseball: Bousley, Badgers blast Peshtigo, 11-0

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Jacob Bousley’s three RBIs propelled Niagara over Peshtigo 11-0 in M&O Conference action on Tuesday. Bousley went 2 for 3 in the season opener. Landen Kaldor went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Anthony Hansen pitched three innings and earned the win for Niagara. He gave up a ...

Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra is tagged out at home plate by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy during the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game Monday, April 3, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Rockies beat Brewers 7-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rockies manager Bud Black exchanged high-fives with his players as they streamed off the field and stopped Greg Holland for a few extra seconds to offer encouraging words and a pat on the back. It was quite the successful Colorado debut for Black and the team's new ...

Baseball: Florence Bobcats look for development

FLORENCE, Wis. — Team development is at the top of coach Dave LaPoint’s wish list for Florence High School’s 2017 baseball season. “Our main focus is to improve as the season progresses,” said LaPoint, entering his 44th year as Florence’s head baseball coach. Florence returns ...

Barnes, Mavs down Bucks in NBA

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had nothing but praise for his scrappy team. Harrison Barnes scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Mavericks to a 109-105 victory over the listless Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. "We have a high-character group, just ...