Wisconsin Sports

Giannis reaches new heights for Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's meme-worthy scowl started with a look in the mirror. The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star was an NBA rookie then, trying to come up with a look he could flash after making a big play. Antetokounmpo thought about the glare his mother would throw his way when ...

Baseball: Florence faces challenges with short roster

FLORENCE, Wis. — Wins won’t define the young Florence Bobcats for the 2018 high school baseball season. “Our main focus is to improve as our season progresses,” said Dave LaPoint, entering his 45th season as the Bobcats’ head coach. “Lack of depth and experience will be concerns ...

Packers’ Trevor Davis accused of making false bomb threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said Monday that Davis was booked on a charge of ...

Brewers edge Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Orlando Arcia had a game-ending single with one out in the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Friday night with the help of two-run homers by Eric Thames and Travis Shaw. With the score 4-4, Manny Pina drew a one-out walk of Mike Montgomery ...

Arcia’s game-ending single lifts Brewers over Cubs 5-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Orlando Arcia faced an uncommon defensive alignment when he came to the plate with the game on the line in the ninth inning and a chance to help the struggling Milwaukee Brewers pull off a win over their heated division rival. Against a five-man infield, Arcia flared an ...

Braun’s walk-off homer sinks Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun walked away in the eighth and walked off in the ninth. Braun and Christian Yelich hit consecutive homers off Dominic Leone with two out in the ninth, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Leone (0-1) retired ...

Nuggets rally, beat Bucks in OT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are starting to master overtime. It might lead to their first postseason berth in five years. Nikola Jokic had 35 points and 13 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 18 of his 27 points after the third quarter and the Nuggets rallied from eight down in the final ...

Cain, Yelich boost Brewers lineup

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' pitching could improve this year better because of two new bats in the lineup: Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich are just as capable of changing games with their gloves, too. Think fewer bloopers dropping in for hits, or a hard liner into ...

NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new ...

UP dominates snowmobile races

SUPERIOR, Wis. — When one looks at the results of the recent Mid-America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers-sanctioned snowmobile races at Mont du Lac Resort, they would have thought the races were held in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Every class in the Minnesota State Championship ...

Brewers release Gallardo, owe him about $483,871

PHOENIX (AP) — Yovani Gallardo has been released by the Milwaukee Brewers, who owe the 32-year-old right-hander $483,871 in termination pay rather than his $2 million salary. Milwaukee made the move Monday, two days after manager Craig Counsell said Gallardo had been told he would not be on ...

Bucks overcome slow start to beat Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad and fellow reserves Brandon Jennings and Tony Snell took care of the scoring with Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by a sprained right ankle. Muhammad scored 21 points and the Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls ...

Packers bring back veteran corner

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tramon Williams is returning to the Green Bay Packers to help replenish the secondary. The team signed the free agent cornerback on Friday. The 11-year veteran spent the first eight seasons of his career in Green Bay, intercepting 28 passes in 127 games including 99 ...

Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win. "We've got to be one team, one unit and play with high energy and compete," Austin Rivers said. "Let's play harder than the other team." DeAndre Jordan ...

Former Patriots star earns All-East honor

LANCASTER, Pa. — Lancaster Bible College junior Courtney Goyak has once again earned a national women’s basketball honor. The 6-foot-2 junior from Beecher, Wis., was named to the D3hoops.com All-East Region third team. This is the second straight season Goyak has been recognized by ...

Packer great selects Hall presenter

GREEN BAY – To no one’s surprise, Jerry Kramer has selected his daughter, Alicia, to be his presenter at his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement this summer. The former Packers great and the Hall of Fame made the announcement on Wednesday via the Hall’s social media accounts. In a ...

Former Packer safety signs with Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. Morgan Burnett should fit right in. The two-time defending AFC North champions signed the free agent safety to a three-year deal on Tuesday, part of an overhaul in the secondary that began last week when ...

WIAA names assistant director

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Kate Peterson Abiad has been hired as a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association assistant director. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of associate director Deb (Hauser) Dinkel. Peterson Abiad, a River Falls native, possesses a wealth of ...

Brewers begin complex work

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have broken ground on the renovation project for their spring training home in Phoenix. The upgrades to Maryvale Baseball Park are part of a plan that will keep the club at their Arizona home through at least 2042. That would be the second-longest ...

UW-Green Bay women upset

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Defensive intensity triggered the kind of offensive avalanche that Minnesota coach Marlene Stollings has come to expect. All it took was for Kenisha Bell to get the Golden Gophers rolling downhill. Bell scored 24 of her 26 points in the second half to lead No. 10 seed ...