Wisconsin Sports

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Hornets ‘small ball’ 113-112

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Parker said he'd never seen anything like it in his 18 seasons in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets went small ball — like really, really small ball —during a stretch to start the fourth quarter and nearly overcame a 20-point deficit before falling 113-112 to ...

Dodgers edge Brewers in 13th, 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout. After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate. Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run with two ...

Machado called ‘dirty player’ by Yelich after benches clear

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him "a dirty player." Both benches cleared after the Los Angeles Dodgers' star shortstop clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running out his groundout ...

Crosby’s FG lifts Packers over 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby smiled as he left the field. It was quite the week for the Green Bay Packers' veteran kicker. Crosby hit four field goals, including the winner from 27 yards as time expired to lift the Packers past the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 on Monday night. "This ...

Brewers’ bullpen blanks Dodgers for 2-1 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer ...

Sherman-Rodgers highlights MNF

As two of the best players at their position in their generation, San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers have formed a relationship built on deep respect. They have nothing but praise for each other’s games and will exchange texts after one of them ...

Brewers’ pen shows cracks

MILWAUKEE — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn’t expecting a call to the bullpen. After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have ...

Bobcats’ passing attack sinks Eagles 40-24

KESHENA, Wis. — Quarterback Toby Wheeler and Joe Walstrom connected on three touchdown passes as playoff-bound Florence downed Menominee Indian 40-24 to complete the eight-player football regular season Saturday. The Bobcats (7-1) learned before the game that they had been selected to play ...

Jim Taylor, fierce FB for Packers

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers’ unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. He was 83. He died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton ...

Football: Crivitz edges Predators for MONLPC crown, 40-34

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Northern Elite Predators’ bid for the MONLPC football championship fell short Friday. Crivitz overcame Brent Dumke and the shorthanded Predators 40-34 in a battle of league unbeatens. “It was a great high school football game for the championship,” said Predators ...

Brewers hold off Dodgers in Game 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain. It's not often that reliever hits a home run. Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In the playoffs. Woodruff stunned the ace with an early home run and Milwaukee's normally ...

Volleyball roundup: Badgers fall to Gillett, rebound to beat Lena

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara enters the WIAA volleyball postseason under a head of steam. The Badgers started strong Thursday but stumbled in an opening 3-2 (23-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 17-15) setback to Gillett. In the second M&O Conference match, Lena recovered from a six-point deficit ...

Moustakas brings pivotal playoff experience

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out "Booooo!" But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting. "Mooooose!" Mike Moustakas has been a hit with fans and teammates with the Milwaukee Brewers since being ...

Football: Week 8 matchups

This week's area high school football games: Thursday, Oct. 11 8-player North Central (6-1) vs. Carney-Nadeau (0-7). Last week: North Central beat Florence, 42-22. Carney-Nadeau lost to Rudyard, 76-32. Friday, Oct. 12 Kingsford (3-4 vs. Menominee (1-6). Last week: Kingsford beat Lomira, ...

Expectations rising for Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA's retired greats. No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant. But showing up three hours early? That sends a ...

Volleyball roundup: IM sweeps Houghton

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers took control early and never relinquished momentum in a 3-0 sweep over Houghton on Tuesday. Iron Mountain won the sets 25-20, 25-13 and 25-18. "Coming off the Kingsford loss and Gladstone loss, the team really motivated themselves verbally on the court ...

Volleyball: Florence rallies to beat Three Lakes

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence nearly didn’t have to worry about playing for the Northern Lakes Conference volleyball championship Thursday. Upstart Three Lakes held a 2-1 lead Tuesday before the Bobcats rallied for a 3-2 (26-24, 16-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-11) win. Florence (23-3-1, 12-1) will ...

Injuries will test depth of secondary at No. 15 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Add Wisconsin safety D'Cota Dixon to the growing list of injuries in the secondary for No. 15 Wisconsin. Dixon had his right foot in a protective boot on Monday after getting hurt late in last week's 41-24 victory over Nebraska. The senior said the boot was just a ...

Brewers sweep Rockies, reach NLCS

DENVER (AP) — The 38-year-old journeyman catcher looked to his left and spotted his Milwaukee Brewers teammates spilling out of the dugout. Erik Kratz then looked straight ahead and saw his reliever standing alone. So he took off for Josh Hader to give him, "the biggest hug. ... Because you ...

Football: Predators hold on for win over Laona-Wabeno

GOODMAN, Wis. — Brent Dumke’s fourth-quarter heroics Saturday have the Northern Elite Predators playing for the MONLPC championship. Dumke scored two of his four touchdowns in the fourth quarter and also made two key defensive plays in the final minutes as the Predators turned back the ...