Wisconsin Sports

Grandal, Brewers agree to $18.25M, 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the agreement, first reported by The ...

LaFleur takes over as Packers head coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either. On Wednesday, he took over the Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row — and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback in ...

Antetokounmpo’s 27 leads Bucks over Rockets, 116-109

HOUSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't going to join in on the debate about whether he should be an early favorite for MVP after he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Houston Rockets and last year's MVP James Harden on Wednesday night. The rising young star was just happy ...

Boys basketball: Badgers notch 1st win, rout STAA 66-13

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara broke into the win column Tuesday by downing St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 66-13 in M&O Conference boys basketball Tuesday. The Badgers (1-9, 1-5) held a 36-10 halftime lead. “We started out sluggish but once we picked up our defensive intensity we forced ...

Girls basketball: Florence overcomes slow start, beats STAA 60-33

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Springer sisters combined for 29 points to lead Florence in a 60-33 win over St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Tuesday. Jenna had 15 points and Jordyn had 14 for the Bobcats. Florence head coach Brad Perry said his team started slow in the first half and fell to a 9-4 ...

Boys basketball: Florence sinks Patriots

GOODMAN, Wis. — Florence overcame a turnover-laden slow start to throttle Goodman-Pembine 84-44 in Northern Lakes Conference basketball Tuesday. The Bobcats (8-3) received a monstrous night from Evan Beaster’s double-double with 28 points and 23 rebounds. “It was a little bit of ...

LaFleur accepts offer to become Packers coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are turning to fast-rising offensive whiz Matt LaFleur to aid Aaron Rodgers and end a two-year absence from the postseason. LaFleur accepted an offer Monday to become the next head coach of the Packers, according to a person familiar with the ...

Fence woman finalist for Packers Fan Hall of Fame

Amy Nelson, a life-long and faithful supporter of the Green Bay Packers from Fence, Wisconsin, is a finalist for the Packers Fan Hall of Fame. An adult with Down's Syndrome, she loves the excitement of Packers’ games and enjoys the bonds they create with friends and family, according to her ...

Raptors sink Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had a simple explanation after the Toronto Raptors' latest victory. "If you want to win, you got to play defense," Leonard said. "That is every game in the NBA." Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the ...

NBA: Bucks belt coach’s former team

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The last thing the Milwaukee Bucks wanted on Friday was a grind-it-out game, with Eastern Conference rival Toronto coming to town the next night to complete a back-to-back set. No need to worry in Mike Budenholzer's first game against his former team. Giannis ...

MLB: Infielder, Crew finalize contract

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infielder Cory Spangenberg and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract that pays $1.2 million in the major leagues and $250,000 in the minors. The deal announced Friday had been agreed to last month pending a successful physical. Spangenberg, who turns 28 ...

Boys basketball: Florence dominates White Lake, 105-34

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence started 2019 by sinking White Lake 105-34 in Northern Lakes Conference action Thursday. The Bobcats (5-3, 4-1), playing without leading scorer Kaden Schuls (flu), owned a 46-19 halftime lead. “It’s nice to get a win after Christmas break,” said Florence ...

Lopez has 25 as Bucks rout Pistons 121-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks started the new year much like the finished the last one. Antetokounmpo threw down a spectacular one-handed dunk, Brook Lopez continued to show off his long-range shooting prowess and the Bucks cruised past the Detroit Pistons ...

Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Clay Matthews looked up into the Lambeau Field suites to find his parents before walking down the stadium tunnel for what might be the last time as a member of the Green Bay Packers. An offseason of change awaits in Titletown following a second straight year without a ...

NFL: Lions beat up Pack

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater lined up for a field goal but seemed a little antsy, gesturing with his arms like a quarterback calling for a shotgun snap. It turns out that was exactly what it was. Prater's 8-yard pass on a fake field-goal try was a high and a ...

Taylor powers UW

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wisconsin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along Fifth Avenue. "It's ...

NFL: Top Packer receiver questionable

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Davante Adams is questionable for Green Bay’s season finale against the Detroit Lions because of a knee injury. Adams missed the first two days of practice this week, though he did say that he was optimistic that would be able to play. Adams needs ...

NFL: Jordy Nelson hitting stride

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jordy Nelson's debut season in Oakland didn't go exactly as he hoped when he signed with the Raiders following 10 years in Green Bay. A team he hoped would be good enough to contend for the playoffs went into rebuilding mode instead. He dealt with knee injuries that ...

College Basketball: Big Ten teams appear resurgent

The Big Ten's expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind. After starting the season with only three teams in the AP Top 25, the league now has six . That's significant at a time when the Big Ten has increased the number of conference games. Each of the league's men's basketball teams ...