Wisconsin Sports

Milwaukee Bucks' DeAndre Liggins, left, and Thon Maker, back, attempt to steal the ball from Detroit Pistons' Eric Moreland (24) on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Bucks block 16 shots to top Pistons, 99-95

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For only the second time this season, NBA leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo did not have the most points in a game for the Milwaukee Bucks. Khris Middleton knew why after he finished with a team-high 27 points and eight assists in a 99-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons ...

Florence approves 8-player football for 2018

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School Board voted unanimously at Monday’s board meeting to transition to eight-player football starting next season. Declining numbers and injuries were the main factors in the decision, athletic director Kris Johnson said. Johnson said coaches ...

Dickinson County ties to Wisconsin football playoffs

MADISON, Wis. — Sun Prairie and Norway native Brady Grayvold have a herculean task awaiting them in the 42nd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Football State Championships. Sun Prairie (13-0) and four-time defending champion Kimberly (13-0) will meet at 4 p.m. Friday at ...

Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark (97) grabs Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Packers will need continued growth from the defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Not only did the Green Bay Packers pick up their first win with Brett Hundley at quarterback by beating the Chicago Bears, they got a sorely needed boost from their defense. After allowing a total of 56 points, 902 yards and a 57.1 percent conversion rate on third ...

Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley (11) strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Grizzlies

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After being torched for 65 points in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the defensive pressure against the Memphis Grizzlies. Milwaukee held Memphis to 12 points in the third quarter to get back into the game and pulled away late in the fourth for a 110-103 ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Packers edge Bears, 23-16

CHICAGO (AP) — The Green Bay Packers would love nothing more than to have Aaron Rodgers return this season and lead a deep playoff run. There's no guarantee their superstar quarterback comes back from a broken collarbone. That means Brett Hundley is on the spot, at least for now. "We're ...

Bennett disputes Packers’ reason for being waived

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Martellus Bennett is disputing the reason that the Green Bay Packers cited in releasing the tight end this week. The New England Patriots claimed Bennett on Thursday, a day after he was waived by the Packers. The team cited a "failure to disclose a physical ...

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

‘As simple as that’ — Packers desperate for a win

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — With three straight losses and Aaron Rodgers sidelined because of a broken right collarbone, things sure are looking bleak for Green Bay. Even beating Chicago is hardly a given. While the Packers come into Sunday’s game trying to find their footing with the ...

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky warms up before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Mitchell Trubisky looks for fresh start against Green Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Everything is new to Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as he goes through his first NFL season, and that includes his team’s longstanding rivalry with the Green Bay Packers. Trubisky would just like to see something familiar, including the players ...

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) looks at the scoreboard after Jordy Nelson (87) caught a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. Bennett was released by Green Bay on Wednesday after failing to disclose a physical condition. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Packers waive TE Bennett, ending short tenure with team

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have waived Martellus Bennett, bringing the tight end's short tenure at Lambeau Field to a surprising end. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice. The Packers cited a "failure to disclose a physical ...

Wisconsin safety Joe Ferguson (8) pressures Illinois quarterback Cam Thomas (10) Oct. 28 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Ferguson is making a name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin. Athletic director Barry Alvarez's grandson has become an important contributor off the bench and turnover specialist on the Badgers' tough defense. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

College football: Ferguson makes name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Ferguson is making a name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin. It has nothing to do with being athletic director Barry Alvarez's grandson. The senior safety has turned into a key contributor on the Badgers' tough defense, the latest in a recent line of reserves who ...

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) looks at the scoreboard after Jordy Nelson (87) caught a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. Bennett was released by Green Bay on Wednesday after failing to disclose a physical condition. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Patriots claim TE Bennett off waivers from Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.” He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions ...

UW wide receiver to miss Iowa game with leg injury

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 6 Wisconsin will be without top receiver Quintez Cephus for its game Saturday against No. 25 Iowa. Cephus injured his right leg in a 45-17 win over the weekend at Indiana. The sophomore leads Wisconsin with 501 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He's tied with ...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (11) makes a touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Lions snap skid, belt struggling Pack

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Eager to end a three-game losing streak, the Detroit Lions picked a tough place to make a stand — Lambeau Field in a Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. Matthew Stafford delivered with his sharpest performances of the season. Stafford passed for 361 ...

Packers seek answers without Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is the great equalizer for the Green Bay Packers, a once-in-a-generation type of talent who can help mask mistakes and turn busted plays into big gains. Without him, miscues are magnified and the margin of error shrinks considerably for the Packers. It ...

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers turns attention to healing

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers turns attention to healing GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers will not decide whether he will play again this season. His surgically repaired collarbone will make that call. Speaking with reporters Friday for the first time since fracturing his right collarbone ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) celebrates his touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

North rivals to collide Monday night

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Minus a consistent running game, the Detroit Lions are having trouble scoring touchdowns in the red zone. Without quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers are working on getting their passing attack back on track. The NFC North rivals meet at Lambeau Field ...

T.J. Lang ready for return visit to Lambeau

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — T.J. Lang’s favorite memories of Lambeau Field fit nicely with the stadium’s broader reputation. “Those late-season games when it’s zero degrees outside and everybody’s freezing,” Lang said Thursday. “I always took a great amount of joy in playing in ...

Thunder cruise past Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder were met with little resistance as they kept attacking the lane. When the reigning NBA MVP didn't take it to the hoop himself, he found Steven Adams in the paint for an easy bucket. Other times, Paul George got his hands on ...