Wisconsin Sports

Softball: Florence sweeps Crandon for NLC lead

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence held off Crandon, 6-5 and 9-2, to sweep a Northern Lakes Conference softball doubleheader Thursday. The Bobcats (5-1, 3-1) scored three runs in the first inning and three in the third to build a 6-4 lead in the first game. Pitcher Sydney Tomczak “scattered” ...

Niagara opens M&O play with win

NIAGARA, Wis. — The offense came alive for Niagara in an 11-4 win over Gillett/Suring to open M&O Conference play on Monday. The Badgers scored two or more runs in three innings, including a five-run sixth to pad their lead. Niagara head coach Dean Neveau said the pitching was off as ...

Norway wins pair at IM tourney

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway came away with a pair of wins in a three-team tournament on Saturday at Ranger Field. The Knights beat Niagara 4-3 in the second game of the day and then downed Iron Mountain 7-1 in the finale. Iron Mountain beat Niagara in the first game, 6-3. "We hit the ball. ...

Packers take Missouri WR Moore on Day 3

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — To get back to the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers' defense needs to improve against the pass. Adding three tall receivers to the offense for quarterback Aaron Rodgers can't hurt either. The two-time NFL MVP got help in the passing game on the third day of the NFL ...

Celtics sink Bucks in Game 7, 112-96

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each other's names. When it was over, they gave each other a quick hug — and a smile. "Just respect," Rozier said after scoring a career playoff high 26 points in ...

Secondary first for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson is joining a revamped cornerback group after the Packers took the Iowa junior with the 45th overall pick in the second round on Friday night. Jackson led the nation with eight ...

Cubs edge Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched up to the Chicago Cubs' expectations. The $126 million free agent addition bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. "This is certainly a confidence booster ...

Dealing Packers take Louisville cornerback

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers drafted what they needed most: a cornerback. But what Green Bay also got by selecting Louisville’s Jaire Alexander at No. 18 overall on Thursday night is a skilled defender and kick returner. “We think he’s versatile,” Packers director of ...

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination. Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston ...

Grand slam homer helps Bobcats hold off Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Kendra Milan hit a third-inning grand slam home run and Florence held off Niagara 12-10 in non-conference softball Thursday at Riverside Park. Bobcats freshman pitcher Sidney Tomczak scattered eight hits with five strikeouts and five walks in her high school debut. Tomczak ...

Bobcats, Tigers play to 11-11 draw

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to produce an 11-11 tie with Gillett in non-conference baseball Thursday at Red Johnson Field. The season-opening game was declared a draw due to darkness. Florence held a 5-1 lead in the third inning when ...

No charges for Packers’ Davis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month. Los Angeles City Attorney Office spokesman Frank Mateljan said Thursday that Davis ...

New Packer GM but familiar needs

A new general manager is in charge of making the picks in the NFL draft this year for the Green Bay Packers, who are stocked with new faces on the coaching staff. So many changes this offseason and yet the Packers will have familiar priorities when the draft starts Thursday night. Think ...

Brewers top Royals for 8th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin had walked three batters each of his last three outings, so the Brewers’ veteran right-hander was surprised when the Kansas City Royals kept swinging early in the count. They had no choice the way he was pounding the strike zone. Chacin efficiently ...

Bucks’ Bledsoe is fine

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe says an injury to his left hand didn’t affect his play in the Bucks’ Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics. Bledsoe’s left thumb and hand were wrapped after the 92-87 loss on Tuesday night. The right-handed shooter was 5 of 15 from the ...

Bucks bow to Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford has been the Celtics’ quiet leader this postseason, and Marcus Smart might be the kindling Boston was missing in back-to-back losses in Milwaukee. The duo was reunited for Game 5, and together, they helped put the Celtics on the verge of closing out their ...

UW-Milwaukee scorers leaving

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is losing its three top men’s basketball players after coach Pat Baldwin’s first year. Five scholarship players have left the team in less than a month.

Packer GM has ‘steady’ model

GREEN BAY – Time will tell what kind of stamp new Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst puts on his first draft, with the types of players he selects and the trades he decides to make. But if there’s one way in which he would like to follow the example his predecessor Ted Thompson set, ...

Bucks’ Maker steps into playoff spotlight

MILWAUKEE — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that ...

Daily News columnist and sports writer Burt Angeli

ScuttleBu(r)t …Landry good enough for two FHS classes

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Jake Landry, son of 1971 Florence High School graduate Bill Landry, has made another coaching move. Jake Landry recently left UW-La Crosse football for UW-Whitewater. He’s now the running backs coach at Northern Illinois, where he served as a grad assistant for three ...