Wisconsin Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks at the scoreboard Nov. 12 against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. (Daniel White/Daily Herald via AP)

Injured Packers QB Rodgers returning to practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers' return is a go. The Green Bay Packers' two-time MVP quarterback, who was placed on injured reserve after breaking his right collarbone Oct. 15 against Minnesota, is on track to practice Saturday, coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's got a workout today ...

Goodman-Pembine's Katelyn Morrison (21) drives against Elcho on Thursday in Pembine, Wis. Morrison had a game-high 26 points in the Patriots' 56-33 loss. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Elcho beats Patriots, 56-33

PEMBINE, Wis. — Jessica Slowik dropped 25 points to help Elcho down Goodman-Pembine 56-33 on Thursday. Katelyn Morrison scored a game-high 26 points for the Patriots (0-3), but didn’t have much scoring help. Three teammates combined for seven points. “The G-P girls worked hard ...

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) runs through the defense for a touchdown as he plays in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Packers cling to fading playoff hopes

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers are hoping to stay in the playoff chase long enough to potentially welcome back Aaron Rodgers from a collarbone injury. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just put two starting offensive linemen on injured reserve and could be without starting running back ...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is tied up for a jump ball by Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, right, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Middleton, Milwaukee beats the Blazers, 103-91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bucks tried to take 3-pointers away and contest every shot, a tactic that worked well against Portland. Khris Middleton had 26 points, Eric Bledsoe had 25 and Milwaukee beat the Trail Blazers 103-91 on Thursday night to snap Portland's three-game winning ...

Clark, Martinez, each in second year, boost Pack D

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Writhing on the ground in pain, Kenny Clark thought his season was over. The Green Bay Packers’ defensive lineman was carted to the locker room. His mother, in town for Thanksgiving week, cried as she watched from the Lambeau Field stands. As bad as it looked, Clark ...

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) pursues Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Matthews on mend in must-win mode

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A week of missing practice with a groin injury allowed Clay Matthews to get an up-close view of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers' rehab work after collarbone surgery. Matthews might be back this week for the Green Bay Packers. If the linebacker had any say, Rodgers ...

Wisconsin forward Nate Reuvers (35) and Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter (12) fight for a rebound on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No. 18 Virginia downs Wisconsin, 49-37

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Always a perfectionist, especially when it comes to how No. 18 Virginia plays defense, even Tony Bennett found no room to complain. "Collectively, we did as well as we could have defensively," Bennett said Monday night after Virginia beat Wisconsin 49-37 in the ...

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) celebrates his game-winning field goal with holder Jordan Berry (4) and long-snapper Kameron Canaday, left, against the Green Bay Packers in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. The Steelers won 31-28. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers edge resilient Packers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger used the phrase "Hall of Famer." So did Ramon Foster. Antonio Brown is flattered by the lengths his Pittsburgh Steeler teammates go to try and describe what their remarkable wide receiver does on a weekly basis. And while there's little doubt the ...

Boys basketball: Team chemistry a focus for young Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — The senior-laden Florence Bobcats from the 2017 boys basketball season have a new look for 2018. “We are just very young,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “I keep trying to empathize every day in practice our terminology, getting better and the understanding that ...

The Green Bay Packers are 1-3 with quarterback Brett Hundley replacing injured Aaron Rodgers. (AP Photo)

Packers have smaller margin for error

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A bright spot to the rough, five-game stretch that has dropped the Green Bay Packers to a .500 record is that many players in the locker room know what it’s like to dig out of a similar hole. A year ago, the Packers were 4-6 after 10 games, riding a four-game losing ...

Injuries hurting Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip. The team says forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the last ...

Niagara's Ki'Ercidy Hannah blocks a shot by Goodman-Pembine's Katelyn Morrison in Monday's non-conference girls basketball game at Pembine. The Badgers took their season opener 47-24. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Basketball: Badgers take control, beat Patriots 47-24

PEMBINE, Wis. — Niagara adjusted to Goodman-Pembine’s press and pulled away in the second half for a 47-24 non-conference girls basketball win Monday. Maddie West scored 14 points and Cassie Gill added 11 for the shorthanded Badgers, who went into the opener without a pre-season ...

Green Bay Packers' Brett Hundley throws against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Packers coach backs Hundley after nightmare day against Ravens

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay quarterback Brett Hundley called his four-turnover day against the Baltimore Ravens a "big-time learning game." The Packers are hoping he puts those lessons to good use, beginning with this weekend's trip to Pittsburgh. Hundley threw three interceptions ...

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 ...