Wisconsin Sports

Happ’s triple-double leads Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ has fans. Coppin State coach Juan Dixon, for one, has been impressed by the Wisconsin preseason All-American for some time. Happ recorded the second triple-double in Wisconsin history in the season opener Tuesday night, sparking the Badgers to an 85-63 win ...

Trail Blazers upend Bucks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In search of his jump shot, CJ McCollum watched every single 3-pointer he took last season looking for what he lost. Fortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, he found it. McCollum scored 40 points and Portland beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night to hand the ...

State champ sinks Newman

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Burlington Catholic Central set a Division 4 volleyball state tournament record with 17 ace serves in three sets and swept Wausau Newman Catholic 25-17, 25-21, 26-24 in the semifinals. The Cardinals (31-13) defeated Wausaukee in the sectional finals. Catholic Central ...

Packers struggling at halfway mark

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it's not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games. The Packers hit the season's midpoint with a 3-4-1 record, meaning there is little margin for error after ...

For second straight week, Packers not good enough

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Green Bay had the ball in field goal range, on the cusp of breaking a fourth-quarter tie, when Patriots lineman Lawrence Guy knocked the ball out of Aaron Jones' grasp . Instead of taking their first lead of the game, the Packers watched the Patriots march to ...

Threeforall: Bucks latest team to set a 3-point mark

The best 3-point shooter who ever lived, at least in terms of volume, is Ray Allen. Boston used to have him. Milwaukee used to have him. And he doesn't figure into either franchise's greatest single-game 3-point barrage. With NBA records being set from 3-point range this season — ...

Bye Ty: Packers trade RB to Ravens for draft pick

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have traded running back and kick returner Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore was sending a seventh-round draft pick to Green Bay in what was a busy trade deadline day for Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst. Green Bay also traded ...

Niagara’s Racine named to All-M&O 1st team

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara junior Jasmine Racine has been named to the All-M&O Conference volleyball first-team. League coaches also selected Badgers junior Cassie Gill for honorable mention. Crivitz junior Chloe Gruszynski, picked as the M&O’s most outstanding player, led the ...

Packers, Montgomery look to get past fumble

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Ty Montgomery left Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Sunday after his crucial fumble during a kickoff return without talking to reporters. He had plenty to say on Monday. The Green Bay Packers running back and kick returner talked more about his uncertain role and ...

Rams reach 8-0 with victory over Packers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramik Wilson was not the most likely candidate on the Los Angeles Rams' superstar-laden roster to make the decisive play late in the fourth quarter of a tight game with Green Bay. Yet there went the backup linebacker, flying downfield on kickoff coverage and clobbering Ty ...

Packers use rookie to prepare for Rams

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers turned to rookie defensive lineman James Looney to get ready to face Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Other than sharing jersey No. 99, Donald and Looney have little in common. Looney was one of Green Bay's seventh-round draft ...

Brewers, Yelich learned from NLCS experience

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Yelich made it to the World Series, just not in the manner he had hoped. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger accepted the Hank Aaron Award prior to Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. Boston's J.D. Martinez was the American League recipient of ...

Middleton leads balanced Bucks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-year coach Mike Budenholzer brought his heavy reliance on 3-pointers to the Milwaukee Bucks this season, transforming a team not known for its prowess from beyond the arc. The approach has taken hold and Milwaukee has tied the best start in franchise ...

Antetokounmpo’s triple-double leads Bucks past 76ers, 123-108

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a cold start, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks offense again roared to life, including a near-record output in the second quarter. Before celebrating the scoring outburst, coach Mike Budenholzer wanted to talk about his team's second-half defense after a ...

Bucks hold off Knicks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks' wide-open offense. Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points — including two critical 3s down the stretch — as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday ...

Football: Florence coach looks back on 7-2 season

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence's first eight-player football season ended Friday night in a 70-42 state playoff game loss to the undefeated and top-seeded Luck Cardinals. "Too many explosive plays that led to points, although if you ask the other team, they'd tell you the same thing," said ...

Volleyball: Wausaukee beats Niagara for regional title, 3-1

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Niagara can’t wait until next season. Wausaukee is looking forward to the next level of the postseason. The young Badgers jolted the seasoned Rangers in the first set Saturday but scuffled the rest of the way in a 3-1 (19-25, 25-9, 25-18, 25-17) loss to decide a WIAA ...

Dodgers beat Brewers, face Red Sox in World Series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. Puig broke open a tight contest ...

NBA: 1-2 punch boosts Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's inside game is setting up the Bucks' new-look, long-range attack. Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help Milwaukee beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night in the regular-season opener in the ...