Wisconsin Sports

Cardinals clip Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty got an extra day of rest and a chance to pitch against Milwaukee, and took advantage of both. Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-2 on Friday night. "As ...

Packers roll over Steelers 51-34

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in ...

Power move: Brewers hit 4 HRs, blank Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Braun supplied the power at the plate and Jhoulys Chacin dominated on the mound to give the Milwaukee Brewers the lift they needed to tighten the NL Central race. Braun hit two of Milwaukee's four homers, Chacin struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings and the ...

Wisconsin gives West hope of challenging Big Ten East dominance

The Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Division's conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers as a contender for the College Football ...

Packers’ Rodgers expects to make preseason debut this week

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is speaking with a heightened sense of urgency as he enters his 14th NFL season. No critical words from the Green Bay Packers quarterback on Monday, a week after expressing displeasure with the effort from some young players during a portion of ...

Hodgins leads Milwaukee team to national championship

Patrick Hodgins recently recorded a soccer coaching milestone. Hodgins, a 2000 Kingsford High School graduate, guided the Milwaukee Bavarians to the United States Adult Soccer Association men's amateur national championship. The Bavarians, who lost in the past two tournament finals, defeated ...

Packers’ rookie receivers have so-so preseason debut

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The three rookie receivers of the Green Bay Packers had a mixed debut. J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown had their moments, but also showed room for improvement in the Green Bay Packers' 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday ...

Braves overpower Brewers

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman loves pitching in a pennant race. The games have meaning, and the fans are engaged. That was hardly the case before the Atlanta Braves acquired him from Baltimore. "As a player to come into it, it's exciting," Gausman said. "I could tell from the first day I ...

Packers’ Adams goes deep in win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is proving to be a quick study with a new coach installing yet another offensive system for the Tennessee Titans. Maybe Mike Vrabel will stick around for a while for Tennessee. The Titans had a memorable opening series in Vrabel's preseason debut as ...

Renfroe powers Padres over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Renfroe's power surge is a welcome sight for the San Diego Padres. Renfroe's grand slam keyed a six-run rally that stunned the Milwaukee Brewers and gave the Padres an 8-4 victory on Thursday. Renfroe hit a home run for the fourth straight game, a blast into the ...

Rodgers irked by effort from younger Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers expressed disappointment with the effort from some of the Green Bay Packers' younger players after a frustrating period at practice. It appears that some of the rookie wideouts are the focus of his displeasure. Rodgers was running the scout team during ...

Packers tackle injured on Family Night

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was taken off the field on a cart Saturday, dampening the spirits at Family Night at Lambeau Field. Bakhtiari walked to the cart with his left shoe removed. “I don’t have enough information to answer that,” coach ...

Brewers bow in 11 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies can finally relax on the flight home. Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review. Arenado’s 29th homer of the season ...

UWGB to open with MTU

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team will start the 2018-19 season with Michigan Tech. Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that MTU and UWGB will meet Nov. 1 in an exhibition contest at the on-campus Kress Center. UWGB’s schedule includes a Dec. 16 game ...

Crew’s Thames hits walk-off home run

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first pitch Eric Thames swung at made him look foolish — a looping curveball that bounced at the plate. "I was like, 'OK, see the ball and trust whatever happens, happens,'" Thames said. Thames found what he was looking for, hitting a three-run homer with two outs ...

Rodgers gets Packers up to speed in practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers' no-look touchdown pass is still the talk of Green Bay Packers training camp. The defense was called for offsides to give Rodgers a free play during a two-minute drill in practice Thursday. The play was going left. Rodgers was looking left. But he threw ...

Blast off: Dodgers hit 7 HRs to rout Crew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took 56 years for Dodger Stadium to see a game like this. Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig hit two homers each, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 on Thursday night. Brian Dozier and Justin Turner also went deep ...

Pettine sees Packers’ defense grasping scheme amid injuries

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As first-year Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine installs his playbook, he's got one of the best to deliver the daily tests: two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Through a week of training camp, Pettine's defense is passing those early ...

Packers GM looks to young players after injuries on D

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers may have shown a greater willingness this offseason to sign veteran free agents under first-year general manager Brian Gutekunst, but the team is standing pat for now after injuries to key contributors on defense. One day after inside linebacker ...

Decades-long wait for Hall of Fame over for Jerry Kramer

Jerry Kramer has basked in the attention on his key block on the winning play in the Ice Bowl for more than half a century. He sure was uneasy, though, when Vince Lombardi told Bart Starr to run "31 Wedge" from a yard out, the Green Bay Packers' dynasty dangling by a thread with 16 seconds ...