Wisconsin Sports

Badgers fall to Coleman for 2nd place in M&O

COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara got off to a shaky start and Coleman reaped the rewards in a 14-3 win for the M&O Conference title Tuesday. The Badgers made two errors to start the game and the Cougars took the momentum and turned it into four runs on one hit. Niagara made four errors in the ...

Florence routs Patriots

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence broke into the win column Tuesday, erupting for 13 runs in the last three innings to beat Goodman-Pembine 18-7 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball at Red Johnson Field. Florence (2-8-1, 2-7) won the second game by forfeit when the Patriots’ roster dipped to ...

Softball: Badgers rout Wausaukee, 18-8

NIAGARA, Wis. — A shaky start didn’t slow Niagara in an 18-8 M&O Conference win over Wausaukee on Monday. The Badgers (5-4, 2-1) fell to a 3-0 deficit in the first inning. All of Wausaukee’s runs were unearned. “First inning we gave them three unearned, which will kill you,” ...

Baseball: Niagara wins, makes M&O title game

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Josh Weber drove in four runs to lead Niagara in a 7-4 win in the M&O Conference tournament over Wausaukee on Monday. The No. 4-seeded Badgers scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game and force extras when Weber drove a two RBI-double to centerfield. ...

Three top Packers picks get started, ‘hard work’ ahead

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Green Bay Packers' roster began on Friday. While what they did during the first of two post-draft rookie orientation camp practices won't decide their fates, coach Mike McCarthy believes a good start is vital for them ...

Softball: Florence sweeps Crandon for NLC lead

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence held off Crandon, 6-5 and 9-2, to sweep a Northern Lakes Conference softball doubleheader Thursday. The Bobcats (5-1, 3-1) scored three runs in the first inning and three in the third to build a 6-4 lead in the first game. Pitcher Sydney Tomczak “scattered” ...

Niagara opens M&O play with win

NIAGARA, Wis. — The offense came alive for Niagara in an 11-4 win over Gillett/Suring to open M&O Conference play on Monday. The Badgers scored two or more runs in three innings, including a five-run sixth to pad their lead. Niagara head coach Dean Neveau said the pitching was off as ...

Norway wins pair at IM tourney

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway came away with a pair of wins in a three-team tournament on Saturday at Ranger Field. The Knights beat Niagara 4-3 in the second game of the day and then downed Iron Mountain 7-1 in the finale. Iron Mountain beat Niagara in the first game, 6-3. "We hit the ball. ...

Packers take Missouri WR Moore on Day 3

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — To get back to the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers' defense needs to improve against the pass. Adding three tall receivers to the offense for quarterback Aaron Rodgers can't hurt either. The two-time NFL MVP got help in the passing game on the third day of the NFL ...

Celtics sink Bucks in Game 7, 112-96

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each other's names. When it was over, they gave each other a quick hug — and a smile. "Just respect," Rozier said after scoring a career playoff high 26 points in ...

Secondary first for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson is joining a revamped cornerback group after the Packers took the Iowa junior with the 45th overall pick in the second round on Friday night. Jackson led the nation with eight ...

Cubs edge Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched up to the Chicago Cubs' expectations. The $126 million free agent addition bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. "This is certainly a confidence booster ...

Dealing Packers take Louisville cornerback

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers drafted what they needed most: a cornerback. But what Green Bay also got by selecting Louisville’s Jaire Alexander at No. 18 overall on Thursday night is a skilled defender and kick returner. “We think he’s versatile,” Packers director of ...

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination. Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston ...

Grand slam homer helps Bobcats hold off Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Kendra Milan hit a third-inning grand slam home run and Florence held off Niagara 12-10 in non-conference softball Thursday at Riverside Park. Bobcats freshman pitcher Sidney Tomczak scattered eight hits with five strikeouts and five walks in her high school debut. Tomczak ...

Bobcats, Tigers play to 11-11 draw

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to produce an 11-11 tie with Gillett in non-conference baseball Thursday at Red Johnson Field. The season-opening game was declared a draw due to darkness. Florence held a 5-1 lead in the third inning when ...

No charges for Packers’ Davis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month. Los Angeles City Attorney Office spokesman Frank Mateljan said Thursday that Davis ...

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 ...