Wisconsin Sports

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 ...

Girls basketball: Niagara cruises past Tigerton, 56-18

TIGERTON, Wis. — Niagara took an early 10-point lead and eased to a 56-18 win over Tigerton on Thursday. Niagara jumped to a 10-point lead in the opening minutes and kept on the gas the rest of the night, holding Tigerton to just six points in the second half. The Badgers (7-2) were led ...

Boys basketball: Niagara still winless after 50-33 loss to Tigerton

TIGERTON, Wis. — Niagara failed to sustain a first-half lead in a 50-33 non-conference loss to Tigerton on Thursday. The Badgers (0-8), already with a shorter roster this season, were without Landen Kaldor and Joshua Weber. Tigerton (2-7) took the lead about halfway through the first ...

Giannis leads Bucks over Knicks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo held down his usual spot atop the stat sheet, though his most important contribution was keeping his cool. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 112-96 on Thursday ...

Wisconsin, Miami set for frigid Pinstripe Bowl

Wisconsin and Miami followed much of the same dreary path that started in the warmth of the Orange Bowl and ends with a frigid thud at Yankee Stadium. The Badgers and Hurricanes were AP Top 25 teams when they played last season in the Orange Bowl, a 34-24 victory for No. 6 Wisconsin in a game ...

Adams optimistic about playing with records in sight

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers wideout Davante Adams is optimistic that he will be able to play in Green Bay's season finale against the Detroit Lions, a game in which he would have a shot to break a couple of franchise receiving records. Adams missed practice on Wednesday. The star ...

Rodgers leads Pack past Jets in OT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Aaron Rodgers refused to sit this one out, even with the playoffs out of the question. And he willed the Green Bay Packers from setting some dubious franchise history. A banged-up Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 6:23 left in overtime, ...

MLB: Crew, Mariners swap outfielders

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos. The swap of young outfielders adds a right-handed power bat to the Mariners' lineup and provides the ...

NBA: Bucks finish strong in thumping Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned their slow start into a long, frustrating night for the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and got the Bucks rolling on an early 16-0 run that put Milwaukee in command for good in a 120-107 win over the short-handed Celtics on ...

NFL: Packers rule out DT Clark vs. Jets

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have ruled out defensive tackle Kenny Clark against the New York Jets, and are unlikely to have wide receiver Randall Cobb. Clark injured his triceps against Atlanta two weeks ago and will miss his second straight game. Cobb was listed by the ...

Johnson, Schuls named November Hometowne athletes

IRON MOUNTAIN — Record-breaking swimmer Peyton Johnson of Kingsford and Kaden Schuls of Florence were named the Hometowne athletes of the month. Johnson posted a perfect 6-0 record in scoring 46 points. She also erased four swim team records — two relays — in November meets. Schuls ...

Giannis scores 25 as Bucks beat Pelicans, 123-115

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo put up the big numbers. But it was D.J. Wilson and his fellow reserves who caught the eye of first-year Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. Antetokounmpo had 25 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Bucks got a big effort from ...