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Bucks clinch top seed in East with 130-116 comeback win over Heat

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat led by as many as 23 points in ...

Packers’ Wagner savors chance to play for home state team

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Rick Wagner says the decision to sign with his home-state team was easy. The challenge Wagner now faces is much more difficult. Wagner is attempting to bounce back from a down season while making sure the Packers don’t ...

No fans for first two games in GB

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy ...

Yelich hits inside-the-park homer, Brewers beat White Sox 8-3

By PATRICK ROSE Associated Press CHICAGO — Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in three runs for Milwaukee, and Mark Mathias had ...

Houser strong, Brewers stop White Sox 6-game win streak, 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Houser dominated over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the White Sox 1-0 Wednesday night to snap Chicago’s six-game win streak. Milwaukee held struggling star Christian Yelich out of the lineup, with the 2018 NL MVP and two-time defending NL batting ...

Big Ten football season scheduled to begin on Labor Day weekend

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned Wednesday there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten was the last of the Power Five conferences to announce its ...

Xavier Tillman stays in NBA Draft

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft. Tillman announced Sunday that he would remain in the draft and plans to hire an agent. He'd announced in March that he would test the waters before making a final ...

Lions Stafford’s COVID-19 test was a false positive

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback's wife toward the NFL. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close ...

Giannis watches in 2nd half as Nets beat Bucks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 on Tuesday to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. ...

White Sox edge Brewers 3-2 for sixth straight victory; series moves to Chicago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, helping Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox edge the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Tuesday. The White Sox have won six consecutive games for the first time since April 2017 as they attempt to snap a string of seven ...

White Sox spoil Brewers home opener, 6-4; Shelby Miller opts out

MILWAUKEE (AP) — José Abreu hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Leury Garcia scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and Yoan Moncada added a solo shot in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox over Milwaukee 6-4 in the Brewers' belated home opener Monday night. Milwaukee was ...

Thomas wins WGC in Memphis, reclaims No. 1 rank

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take the No. 1 spot for the first time since June 2018. “I feel like I’m ...

St. Louis series at Detroit off after Cardinals test positive

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. “You think ...

Cubs at 7-2 after sweep of Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by ...

Keselowski wins in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to his team: “This is awesome racing.” Imagine how Keselowski felt. The 2012 Cup champion took the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, ...

Turnbull, most losses in MLB in ‘19, gets ‘W’ as Tigers top Reds

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Austin Romine and Travis Demeritte each drove in two runs and the Tigers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Friday night. Turnbull led the majors in losses last season in going 3-17 as a rookie. The 27-year-old ...

Brewers, Cards try again after virus postponement

By The Associated Press A look at what’s happening around the majors on Saturday: WHO’S PLAYING? The Cardinals will see if they can begin their series at Milwaukee after St. Louis became the latest team to get shut down by the coronavirus. The Brewers’ home opener was postponed ...

Bucks return with 119-112 win over Boston

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared on his way out of the game. Moments later, he was instead on his way to the foul line. A replay overturned what would have been the NBA's MVP sixth foul with 1:28 left and he made the most of his second chance, helping the ...

Royals beat Tigers 5-3; teams split the four game series

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT— Trevor Rosenthal couldn't remember the last time he'd earned a save — nearly three years ago. “It's been a while,” he said. That drought is finally over after Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday night in Kansas City's 5-3 ...

Packers put three players on ‘COVID list’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers placed veteran kicker Mason Crosby, tight end Jace Sternberger and defensive tackle Trevyon Hester on their COVID-19 reserve list. The NFL has created this reserve list for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been ...