Wisconsin Sports

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 ...

Thames, Yelich lead Brewers over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers fans nearly filled their home stadium Monday night for a reboot of "Mannywood," and then the Milwaukee Brewers stepped in to spoil the party. Eric Thames hit a three-run home run and Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the Milwaukee Brewers ...

Predators start practice today; Bobcats on Wednesday

PEMBINE, Wis. — Northern Elite Predators will get a jump on most of the state’s high school football programs by starting practice tonight at Pembine High School. “We had to schedule our first junior varsity game for the day before games are supposed to start, so we got a waiver from ...

Packers’ Cobb, King healthy again in camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One of the first passes thrown by Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay Packers camp was as noteworthy for who was competing for the ball as much as the play's result. Cornerback Kevin King, locked in coverage deep against receiver Randall Cobb, appeared to wrestle away an ...

Brewers’ Soria worried about winning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joakim Soria has been traded enough times to understand there are always significant adjustments with a new team, like no longer being a closer now that he has joined the contending Milwaukee Brewers. For a third time in his 11-year big league career, the reliever has ...

No extension, no big deal for Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers sounds as if he's more worried about swimming with sharks than a new contract. Starting training camp without an extension from the Green Bay Packers is not really that big a deal to the two-time NFL MVP. "I've seen a lot of stuff you guys have either ...

Packers report, eager to erase sting of ‘17 season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are jumping right into a midseason-like practice schedule in the first week of training camp. Right back into a routine as they seek to erase the sting of an unusual season without the playoffs. Players reported to camp Wednesday for physicals, ...

Saladino’s sacrifice fly in 10th lifts Brewers past Nationals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain stood on third base watching teammate Tyler Saladino lift a fly ball to shallow left-center with one out in the 10th inning, and he was certain of one thing. He was heading home. "Honestly, it didn't matter. I was going regardless," Cain said. "I was going to ...

Wisconsin a favorite to win Big Ten West again

CHICAGO (AP) — Success for the Wisconsin Badgers is about as ho-hum as their leader's personality. All Wisconsin does is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The Badgers finished a school-best 13-1 last year, missing the playoffs following a loss to Ohio State in the Big ...

Brewers’ Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' injury-plagued rotation took another hit Monday when lefty Brent Suter said he would have Tommy John surgery that will end his season. "It was pretty crushing news, but I'm kind of starting to accept it a little bit," Suter said before the Brewers ...

Pettine to Green Bay, Crennel to Houston notable DC moves

When longtime coordinators move from one defense to another, it's noteworthy. There were several such transfers for this season, including former head coaches Romeo Crennel, back to Houston, and Mike Pettine, now in Green Bay. Dean Pees, as successful as nearly any assistant coach over the ...

Brewers’ Hader apologizes to teammates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a ...

Sliding Brewers bow to Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With his easygoing demeanor and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by ...

MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. MLB announced the commissioner's office would require ...

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his ...

Reeling Brewers lose in 10th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two ...

Pirates, Bell’s four hits spill Crew

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits. Bell might have turned the corner in that department on Friday, with two doubles and a triple as part of his four-hit night that helped Pittsburgh to ...

Legion baseball: Niagara, Bark River battle to split twinbill

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara's late rally fell short in an American Legion doubleheader split against Bark River on Thursday. After taking the first game 4-1, Niagara's bats cooled in a 2-1 loss. Niagara nearly rallied enough offense in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Facing a 2-0 ...

Brewers fall to Marlins 5-4 in 12th

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar hit like the All-Star he is, while the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers hit like also-rans. Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBIs, but his teammates went 1 for 14 with runners in ...