Wisconsin Sports

Cubs beat Brewers to salvage series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Murphy sees no panic in his new Chicago Cubs teammates. The Cubs needed a win Wednesday night to avert a three-game sweep by division rival Milwaukee, and Murphy played a big role with three hits and a solo home run in Chicago's 6-4 victory against the ...

Volleyball: Niagara beats STAA for 1st M&O win

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara broke into the M&O Conference volleyball win column Tuesday. The Badgers (4-11, 1-3), led by sophomore Alyssa Cretton’s nine kills, spilled St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15). “I thought we played well,” said Niagara coach Carol St. ...

Packers’ roster still ‘fluid’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brian Gutekunst knows his first 53-man roster as general manager of the Packers is a bit imbalanced. And, there still could be changes in advance of Green Bay's regular-season opener against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sept. 9. But Gutekunst doesn't have ...

Brewers’ Yelich hits first career grand slam

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are heading home with a pair of series victory and Christian Yelich swinging one of the hottest bats in the majors. Yelich hit his first career grand slam, Keon Broxton added a three-run homer, and Milwaukee earned a 9-4 victory over the Washington ...

Brewer homers, Chacin sink Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers left Nationals Park with another win and a new pitcher. Jhoulys Chacin survived a rocky first and pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer and the Brewers beat the Nationals 4-1 on Friday night. During the game, ...

Rodgers gets his new deal

MILWAUKEE — Before he became the NFL’s highest-paid player again, Aaron Rodgers wore a denim suit and cowboy hat that made him look as if he were going to serve as a chaperone at a square dance. For Rodgers, it’s kind of a big deal either way. The two-time NFL MVP signed a four-year ...

Hundley shipped to Seattle

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2018 season with new backup quarterbacks. The Seahawks acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Packers on Wednesday for an undisclosed draft pick. Green Bay announced the trade late in the day, completing ...

Brewers’ Yelich hits for cycle

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich sat on a chair in front of his locker, trying to take in all that had just happened. “I’m so tired,” he said. No wonder. For more than four hours, Yelich led an improbable comeback with an historic effort. Yelich became the eighth Brewers player ...

Vikings-Packers rivalry as fierce as ever

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Will the Minnesota Vikings pick up where they left off, following their surge to the NFC championship game last season? Or will the Green Bay Packers rebound forcefully enough to take back the division they've mostly dominated for two decades? The annual report on the NFC ...

Morrison eyes Packers role

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A whirlwind 24 hours had Antonio Morrison go from on the outs with the Indianapolis Colts to a potentially important player with the Green Bay Packers. The inside linebacker got right to work on Monday with Green Bay, which traded for Morrison to boost depth at a ...

Football: Northland Pines powers past Predators

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Elite got off to a slow start and never found rhythm in a 48-20 loss to Northland Pines on Friday. The Predators (1-1) fell to a 32-0 deficit in the first quarter. Their first five drives ended with a turnover on downs, two fumbles and two punts. "We talk about ...

Wolves sweep Forest Park

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves executed their game plan nearly to a tee Thursday night, posting a 25-13, 25-14, 25-14 Skyline Central Conference volleyball victory over the Forest Park Trojans. “Our team as a whole struggled with ball control,” said FP Coach Ana Cornelia. “We ...

Florence JVs dump Bluejays

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Freshman Pat Milan rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns as Florence opened the eight-player junior varsity football season by beating Three Lakes/Phelps 52-24. Milan ran 55, 53 yards and 37 yards for scores. Quarterback Braeden Boettcher completed four passes for ...

Volleyball: Injuries befall Badgers in Crivitz Invitational

CRIVITZ, Wis. — The injury bug continues to strike Niagara volleyball. The Badgers began the season Tuesday in the Crivitz Invitational, beating Crandon for their lone win in four matches. They lost to Mercer, Laona-Wabeno and Carney-Nadeau. “We started out the tournament missing one of ...

Hundley or Kizer? Winner backs up Rodgers at QB on Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It's quite possible that the extent of Aaron Rodgers' playing time in preseason games will be limited to a touchdown drive that went five plays. At this point in his illustrious career, the two-time NFL MVP doesn't look as if he needs any more time. No need to expose ...

Brewers power past Reds, 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers overcome an early deficit, and Chase Anderson kept the ball in the ballpark when it mattered. Anderson settled in after giving up two early solo homers and the Brewers rallied for a 5-2 victory over the ...

Brewers hold off Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. “I can die now,” Chacin joked ...

Packers’ Perry activated from PUP list

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Nick Perry thought it would be a “beautiful” day when the Green Bay Packers finally activated him from the physically unable to perform list and allowed him to start practicing. As it turned out, Sunday was even better than that for the Packers outside ...

Flivver foe stops Kimberly

KIMBERLY, Wis. — Kingsford’s home-opening football opponent made history Friday. Fond du Lac’s Jared Scheberl kicked a 26-yard field goal on the final play of the game to lift the Cardinals past Kimberly 31-28. The Papermakers entered the game with a state-record 70-game winning ...

UpTown men’s meeting tonight

NIAGARA, Wis. — UpTown Lanes will hold a men’s league organizational meeting at 7 tonight. Those interested in joining the league with four-man teams should attend the meeting or call UpTown at 715-251-1700.