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Riding Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That’s it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “The biggest thing is that we’re 2-0,” he said. “I know we owe a ...

Braun slams Crew to win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun still stands out at opportune times for the Milwaukee Brewers. “I’m not as good as I was,” the 35-year-old said. “But in big moments, I’m the guy still.” Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam off Junior Fernandez with two outs in the ninth inning, and the ...

Lady Badgers 5-0 in M&O

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Lady Badgers of Niagara hosted two Marinette-Oconto Conference foes Thursday evening, coming away with a sweep of the triangular meet in two four-set matches. Against St, Thomas Aquinas, Niagara won 25-23, 20-25, 25-12, 25-20. “Our match with STAA was very similar ...

Brewers on the move

MIAMI (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers send Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 3.98 ERA) to the mound this afternoon, aiming for a sweep of the Miami Marlins and a seven-game win streak. The red-hot Brewers enter today’s game in a tie for the second NL Wild Card spot after defeating Miami 7-5 Wednesday ...

Brewers beat Marlins, lose Yelich for season

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers didn’t need this kind of break. Trying to catch up in the wild-card race, the Brewers instead saw the reigning NL MVP foul a ball off himself and go down with a broken right kneecap Tuesday night. “We don’t have a definitive ...

Brewers top Marlins for 4th straight win

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Trent Grisham is enjoying being part of a race for a postseason berth. Grisham had a career-high five hits and drove in two runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers won their fourth straight, 8-3 over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. “He plays with a smile on his face, but ...

Zimmer’s D a challenge

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers coach Matt LaFleur remembers vividly how challenging it was facing Mike Zimmer’s defense. Zimmer’s defensive unit held LaFleur’s offense to a single touchdown when the two squared off nearly two years ago in Minnesota. Zimmer was 10 games into what would ...

Brewers trim WC lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers had a final chance this weekend to deal direct damage to the Chicago Cubs’ grasp on the second NL wild card, and they didn’t waste it. Tyler Austin drove a pinch-hit, three-run homer during the Brewers’ five-run fourth inning against Jon Lester, ...

Packers hold off Bears, 10-3

CHICAGO (AP) — To open its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL got a throwback to, well, the 1920s. You know, one of those knock-down, dragged-out defensive confrontations that ends up 10-3. That’s the score the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears by on Thursday night. And while ...

Niagara tips Lena

LENA, WI — In Marinette-Oconto Conference volleyball action Thursday night, the Niagara Lady Badgers defeated the Lena Lady Wildcats in three sets 25-9, 25-13, 25-13. “My team came out strong and united tonight against Lena. We made some crucial changes in our line-up this week that my ...

Prep volleyball: Patriots fall

GOODMAN, Wis. — Three Lakes swept Goodman-Pembine in Northern Lakes Conference girls volleyball on Thursday, 25-13, 25-21, and 25-22. Katelyn Nelson led the host Patriots with an ace, three digs, five kills and six blocks. Kim Mazur had three aces, two kills, an assist and a pair of ...

Roles reverse in season opener

CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL’s oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league’s 100th season. It’s a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the ...

Lady Patriots post 3-2 volleyball win

PEMBINE, Wis. — The cooperative Goodman-Pembine girls volleyball team hosted Coleman in non-conference action Tuesday, coming away with a 3-2 victory. The highly competitive match saw scores of 14-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11. Katelyn Nelson recorded four aces, one dig, a team-high 11 ...

Prep football: Flivvers freshmen earn victory

MENASHA, Wis. — Leading 7-0 early in the game, the Flivvers JV faced a 21-7 deficit and battled back to tie the game at 21-21. But the Menasha Blue Jays went on to a 33-21 win. Flivvers quarterback Michael Meneguzzo rushed five times for 60 yards and a touchdown. He was 4-for-14 with a ...

LaFleur, Rodgers over ‘audible’ questions, ready for Chicago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — How much freedom will Aaron Rodgers have in coach Matt LaFleur’s offense? Will he be able to change plays at the line of scrimmage? LaFleur said Monday that Rodgers will have a “green light” to change plays in order to put the offense in the best position to ...

Packers, Lions both involved in trades

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded rookie quarterback David Blough to the Detroit Lions, who got a firsthand look at him Thursday night. Blough completed 11 of 17 passes for 115 yards and threw two interceptions in a 20-16 win in the exhibition finale. The undrafted free ...

Lady Badgers prevail

Niagara’s Bailey Pearson (20) attacks at the net against Coleman’s Karlee Forner (11) and Lauren Osterberg (3) during Thursday’s M&O Conference triangular in Niagara, Wis. The Lady Badgers beat Coleman in three sets (25-13, 25-19, 25-14) and then rallied for a 16-25, 25-20, 25-19, ...

Bobcats roll

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. - The Bobcats improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing 46-8 blowout of Wausaukee here Thursday evening in an eight-man football contest. Quarterback Toby Wheeler tossed three touchdowns, totaling 142 yards. He hit Riley Hixon for a 65-yard strike, connected with William ...

Packers top KC in preseason finale

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One play stood out during the Packers’ 27-20 win over the Chiefs on Thursday night in the teams’ preseason finale. It happened on a dead ball in the fourth quarter. After Packers running back Dexter Williams scored the deciding touchdown with 6:24 to play and Sam ...

Badgers tune up against 4 foes

CRIVITZ, Wis. - Niagara posted a 25-9, 25-18 win over Marinette at a multi-team event Tuesday. Lady Badgers also fell to Mercer (25-18, 25-6), Oneida (25-18, 25-23) and Laona/Wabeno (25-14, 25-18). “We were playing short-handed today,” coach Maryellen Eagener noted. “We truly ...