Wisconsin Sports

Big inning carries Crew

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich stayed in the game after he was hit on the left knee by Mike Foltynewicz. He tested his legs with an easy jog around the bases. Yelich and Eric Thames scored on Jesus Aguilar's towering drive to center, capping a five-run third inning and sending the ...

Kirk shoots 10-under 62 for lead at Wisconsin tournament

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Katherine Kirk hadn’t won a tournament in seven years until capturing last year’s inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Now, she’s back to defend her title and end another slump. In her last six tournaments, she missed the cut five times and tied for 61st in the ...

Brewers beat Braves in opener

MILWAUKEE — Jhoulys Chacin settled down nicely after a rough start. Trailing 2-0 after the first three batters of the game, Chacin threw seven solid innings and Hernan Perez homered among his three hits, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday ...

Broxton’s gem helps Brewers spill Twins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keon Broxton has made challenging plays look routine for the Milwaukee Brewers. The center fielder’s latest gem may have been his best one yet. Broxton helped preserve a lead in the ninth, rookie Nate Orf hit a solo homer in Milwaukee’s two-run seventh and the Brewers ...

Brewers, Thames blank Twins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames has a penchant for game-changing home runs this season. Thames hit a two-run homer that accounted for the game's only runs as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday. Thames has three home runs in the past six games. "I'd say that's ...

Packers running back Jones suspended for two games

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones for the first two games of the 2018 season without pay for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Jones will miss the season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 9 and the Week 2 matchup ...

Walk lifts Crew

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the bases loaded and the game tied in the 10th inning, Brad Miller plotted his approach as he came to the plate. “You just look like you’re going to swing and don’t swing,” Miller said. Miller drew a bases-loaded walk with one out and the NL Central-leading ...

Broxton powers Crew past Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keon Broxton homered twice, dashed home on a rundown and made a diving catch in the ninth inning. With the depleted Brewers needing a little help, the newest addition to the roster did it all. Broxton drove in four runs Friday night, and Chase Anderson pitched two-hit ball ...

Packer cornerback eyes second season

GREEN BAY - Kevin King didn’t get everything out of his rookie season he wanted. A shoulder injury was the culprit. It forced the young cornerback to play at less than full strength for a number of games, and it landed the second-round pick on injured reserve when it was determined surgery ...

Riley brothers lead Niagara past Escanaba

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Riley brothers combined on a four-hitter as Niagara defeated Escanaba 6-3 in American Legion baseball at Memorial Park. Hunter Riley and his younger brother Wyatt tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. “We’re a young team this year with many new ...

Pitcher homers, Reds rally past Cubs for sweep

CINCINNATI (AP) — Once pitcher Mike Lorenzen homered, the Cincinnati Reds got rolling again. Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit shot to begin Cincinnati’s comeback, Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a big seventh, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday for their ...

Brewers settle for series split

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Luke Weaver seemed to regain his old form. It just took a while. He settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Walkoff ale: Aguilar’s homer lifts Brewers over Cardinals in 9th

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night. Both teams got just three hits. The benches and bullpens briefly ...

Suter, Brewers rout error-prone Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter turned a quick mistake into a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The left-hander pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis in an 11-3 victory Thursday night. Suter (8-4) ...

Pistons draft Miami’s Brown, trade for Creighton’s Thomas

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — With their first-round pick gone after the trade for Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons tried to make the best of a tough situation on draft night. The Pistons selected Bruce Brown of Miami in the second round Thursday and traded for the rights to second-round ...

Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark ...

Pirates 2-hit Brewers in 1-0 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he's come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport. "Baseball kicks your (behind)," Williams said. "The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay ...

Coaching roots run deep for new Packers DC Pettine

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Coaching runs deep in Mike Pettine's family. Vacations to the Jersey shore as a child gave the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator a glimpse of the life. His father, a high school football coach in suburban Philadelphia, took a briefcase to the beach, settled a ...

Suter leads the way for Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter used his bat and left arm to beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Suter drove in two runs and pitched a career-high seven innings, Christian Yelich, Hernan Perez and Jesus Aguilar homered and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers beat Jake Arrieta and the Phillies ...

Brewers blank Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried almost every move in the book, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a second consecutive shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Lorenzo Cain homered and Jhoulys Chacin combined with three relievers on a six-hitter to pace the Brewers past Chicago, ...