Wisconsin Sports

Renfroe powers Padres over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Renfroe's power surge is a welcome sight for the San Diego Padres. Renfroe's grand slam keyed a six-run rally that stunned the Milwaukee Brewers and gave the Padres an 8-4 victory on Thursday. Renfroe hit a home run for the fourth straight game, a blast into the ...

Rodgers irked by effort from younger Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers expressed disappointment with the effort from some of the Green Bay Packers' younger players after a frustrating period at practice. It appears that some of the rookie wideouts are the focus of his displeasure. Rodgers was running the scout team during ...

Packers tackle injured on Family Night

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was taken off the field on a cart Saturday, dampening the spirits at Family Night at Lambeau Field. Bakhtiari walked to the cart with his left shoe removed. “I don’t have enough information to answer that,” coach ...

Brewers bow in 11 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies can finally relax on the flight home. Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review. Arenado’s 29th homer of the season ...

UWGB to open with MTU

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team will start the 2018-19 season with Michigan Tech. Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that MTU and UWGB will meet Nov. 1 in an exhibition contest at the on-campus Kress Center. UWGB’s schedule includes a Dec. 16 game ...

Crew’s Thames hits walk-off home run

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first pitch Eric Thames swung at made him look foolish — a looping curveball that bounced at the plate. "I was like, 'OK, see the ball and trust whatever happens, happens,'" Thames said. Thames found what he was looking for, hitting a three-run homer with two outs ...

Rodgers gets Packers up to speed in practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers' no-look touchdown pass is still the talk of Green Bay Packers training camp. The defense was called for offsides to give Rodgers a free play during a two-minute drill in practice Thursday. The play was going left. Rodgers was looking left. But he threw ...

Blast off: Dodgers hit 7 HRs to rout Crew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took 56 years for Dodger Stadium to see a game like this. Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig hit two homers each, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 on Thursday night. Brian Dozier and Justin Turner also went deep ...

Pettine sees Packers’ defense grasping scheme amid injuries

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As first-year Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine installs his playbook, he's got one of the best to deliver the daily tests: two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Through a week of training camp, Pettine's defense is passing those early ...

Packers GM looks to young players after injuries on D

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers may have shown a greater willingness this offseason to sign veteran free agents under first-year general manager Brian Gutekunst, but the team is standing pat for now after injuries to key contributors on defense. One day after inside linebacker ...

Decades-long wait for Hall of Fame over for Jerry Kramer

Jerry Kramer has basked in the attention on his key block on the winning play in the Ice Bowl for more than half a century. He sure was uneasy, though, when Vince Lombardi told Bart Starr to run "31 Wedge" from a yard out, the Green Bay Packers' dynasty dangling by a thread with 16 seconds ...

Thames, Yelich lead Brewers over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers fans nearly filled their home stadium Monday night for a reboot of "Mannywood," and then the Milwaukee Brewers stepped in to spoil the party. Eric Thames hit a three-run home run and Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the Milwaukee Brewers ...

Predators start practice today; Bobcats on Wednesday

PEMBINE, Wis. — Northern Elite Predators will get a jump on most of the state’s high school football programs by starting practice tonight at Pembine High School. “We had to schedule our first junior varsity game for the day before games are supposed to start, so we got a waiver from ...

Packers’ Cobb, King healthy again in camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One of the first passes thrown by Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay Packers camp was as noteworthy for who was competing for the ball as much as the play's result. Cornerback Kevin King, locked in coverage deep against receiver Randall Cobb, appeared to wrestle away an ...

Brewers’ Soria worried about winning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joakim Soria has been traded enough times to understand there are always significant adjustments with a new team, like no longer being a closer now that he has joined the contending Milwaukee Brewers. For a third time in his 11-year big league career, the reliever has ...

No extension, no big deal for Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers sounds as if he's more worried about swimming with sharks than a new contract. Starting training camp without an extension from the Green Bay Packers is not really that big a deal to the two-time NFL MVP. "I've seen a lot of stuff you guys have either ...

Packers report, eager to erase sting of ‘17 season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are jumping right into a midseason-like practice schedule in the first week of training camp. Right back into a routine as they seek to erase the sting of an unusual season without the playoffs. Players reported to camp Wednesday for physicals, ...

Saladino’s sacrifice fly in 10th lifts Brewers past Nationals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain stood on third base watching teammate Tyler Saladino lift a fly ball to shallow left-center with one out in the 10th inning, and he was certain of one thing. He was heading home. "Honestly, it didn't matter. I was going regardless," Cain said. "I was going to ...

Wisconsin a favorite to win Big Ten West again

CHICAGO (AP) — Success for the Wisconsin Badgers is about as ho-hum as their leader's personality. All Wisconsin does is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The Badgers finished a school-best 13-1 last year, missing the playoffs following a loss to Ohio State in the Big ...

Brewers’ Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' injury-plagued rotation took another hit Monday when lefty Brent Suter said he would have Tommy John surgery that will end his season. "It was pretty crushing news, but I'm kind of starting to accept it a little bit," Suter said before the Brewers ...