Wisconsin Sports

NBA: 1-2 punch boosts Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's inside game is setting up the Bucks' new-look, long-range attack. Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help Milwaukee beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night in the regular-season opener in the ...

Football: Predators fall in playoffs

ABBOTSFORD, Wis. — The shorthanded Northern Elite Predators bowed out of the WIAA Division 6 playoffs Friday with a 55-22 loss to Abbotsford. The Falcons (9-1) rolled to a 48-6 halftime lead. The Niagara, Goodman and Pembine co-op (6-4) had five starters out with injuries. “It was a ...

Football: Luck eliminates Florence from 8-player playoffs

LUCK, Wis. — Unbeaten Luck turned back Florence 70-42 in a WIAA eight-player football sectional opener Friday. The Cardinals (10-0) held a 28-8 halftime lead. The Bobcats (6-2) closed to 48-34 with seven minutes left in the game. “They took it to us and we couldn’t stop it,” ...

Volleyball: Badgers stun Bobcats in regional semifinals, 3-2

FLORENCE, Wis. — Niagara got off the mat to shock top-seeded Florence 3-2 (11-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 15-10) in a WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional semifinal Thursday. Niagara will travel to M&O Conference rival Wausaukee on Saturday night for the regional championship. The Rangers ...

August, September Hometowne athletes named

IRON MOUNTAIN — The first male and female Hometowne athletes of the month were selected this week. Iron Mountain’s Jacqui Rollins and Kingsford’s Aby Pickett were chosen for strong volleyball performances through August and September. Niagara’s Brent Dumke and Florence’s Joseph ...

Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory from a return trip to the World Series. With so much at stake, the three-time Cy Young Award winner bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of ...

Predators, Bobcats in playoff openers this week

Northern Elite Predators and Florence Bobcats will be making long bus rides for their opening football playoff games Friday. The Niagara, Pembine and Goodman co-op has a 165-mile ride to Cloverwood Conference champion Abbotsford for a WIAA Division 6 Level 1 game. The Bobcats, in their ...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Hornets ‘small ball’ 113-112

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Parker said he'd never seen anything like it in his 18 seasons in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets went small ball — like really, really small ball —during a stretch to start the fourth quarter and nearly overcame a 20-point deficit before falling 113-112 to ...

Dodgers edge Brewers in 13th, 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout. After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate. Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run with two ...

Machado called ‘dirty player’ by Yelich after benches clear

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him "a dirty player." Both benches cleared after the Los Angeles Dodgers' star shortstop clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running out his groundout ...

Crosby’s FG lifts Packers over 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby smiled as he left the field. It was quite the week for the Green Bay Packers' veteran kicker. Crosby hit four field goals, including the winner from 27 yards as time expired to lift the Packers past the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 on Monday night. "This ...

Brewers’ bullpen blanks Dodgers for 2-1 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer ...

Sherman-Rodgers highlights MNF

As two of the best players at their position in their generation, San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers have formed a relationship built on deep respect. They have nothing but praise for each other’s games and will exchange texts after one of them ...

Brewers’ pen shows cracks

MILWAUKEE — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn’t expecting a call to the bullpen. After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have ...

Bobcats’ passing attack sinks Eagles 40-24

KESHENA, Wis. — Quarterback Toby Wheeler and Joe Walstrom connected on three touchdown passes as playoff-bound Florence downed Menominee Indian 40-24 to complete the eight-player football regular season Saturday. The Bobcats (7-1) learned before the game that they had been selected to play ...

Jim Taylor, fierce FB for Packers

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers’ unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. He was 83. He died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton ...

Football: Crivitz edges Predators for MONLPC crown, 40-34

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Northern Elite Predators’ bid for the MONLPC football championship fell short Friday. Crivitz overcame Brent Dumke and the shorthanded Predators 40-34 in a battle of league unbeatens. “It was a great high school football game for the championship,” said Predators ...

Brewers hold off Dodgers in Game 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain. It's not often that reliever hits a home run. Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In the playoffs. Woodruff stunned the ace with an early home run and Milwaukee's normally ...

Volleyball roundup: Badgers fall to Gillett, rebound to beat Lena

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara enters the WIAA volleyball postseason under a head of steam. The Badgers started strong Thursday but stumbled in an opening 3-2 (23-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 17-15) setback to Gillett. In the second M&O Conference match, Lena recovered from a six-point deficit ...

Moustakas brings pivotal playoff experience

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out "Booooo!" But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting. "Mooooose!" Mike Moustakas has been a hit with fans and teammates with the Milwaukee Brewers since being ...