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Wisconsin Sports

NY Giants taking a gamble on ex-Packers LB Fackrell

The New York Giants are giving free-agent linebacker Kyler Fackrell a chance to show that his 2019 season wasn’t as bad as the numbers suggest. It’s a one-year shot for Fackrell to prove his 10 1/2 sack season in 2018 with the Green Bay Packers wasn’t a fluke. It will cost the ...

Bears finalize deal with TE Graham

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jimmy Graham insisted he can become a dominant tight end again. And he looks forward to showing it in Chicago. The Bears finalized a two-year contract with the former All-Pro and one-year deals with six other players on Thursday. The Bears hope Graham can ...

Schuls earns top award

CRANDON, Wis — Florence senior Kaden Schuls was named Offensive Player of the Year, while earning a spot on the first team, as the Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball coaches selected their all-conference teams and special awards at Crandon High School on March 1. Schuls averaged 20.8 ...

Packers ink Lewis

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis as he gets ready for his 15th NFL season. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Tuesday that they’ve signed Lewis, who is back for a third year in Green Bay. The 35-year-old Lewis ...

Florence’s Springer and Neuens earn Northern Lakes Conference honors

CRANDON, Wis — Florence seniors Jenna Springer and Madison Neuens were named to the second team as the Northern Lakes Conference coaches selected the all-conference teams and special awards on March 1 at Crandon High School. Springer was named the LadyCats team MVP in each of the last two ...

Schuls named to North 8-Man all-star grid team

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence’s Kaden Schuls has been selected to play in the 8-Man WFCA Children's Hospital of Wisconsin All-Star Charity football game this July. Schuls, a senior, led the Bobcats offense at running back with 1,203 rushing yards and their defense with eight interceptions from ...

Packers moving forward

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — By adding linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner this week, the Green Bay Packers signaled forward without two key veterans. Longtime right tackle Bryan Bulaga agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers and linebacker Blake Martinez announced ...

Kriegl honored as Great Northern Conference’s top defensive player

ESCANABA - Kingsford senior Brooke Kriegl was named Great Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, as announced by league coaches. Kriegl, also selected to the league’s all-conference first team, averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3 steals in seven GNC games this ...

WFCA event canceled

MIDDLETON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 40th enshrinement banquet scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been canceled. The WFCA stated the 2020 induction class will be celebrated as part of the 2021 Hall of Fame Banquet in April 2021. More information for ...

Packers reach deal with Browns LB Christian Kirksey

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Cleveland Browns released him. Kirksey’s agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn’t disclose terms. NFL ...

Lindstrom named Wisconsin NFHS swim and diving Coach of the Year

MADISON, Wis. — Norway native Dan Lindstrom was named Wisconsin boys swimming and diving Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. “It is a great honor to receive such recognition by the WIAA and NFHS after so many years in and around the sport,” ...

Evers’ order sets limits

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers' executive order issued Friday closes all public and private schools, and suspends all school spring sports activities extending from Wednesday, March 18, until Monday, April 6. The WIAA has updated its athletic participation limitations to adhere to the ...

WIAA cancels girls, boys tournaments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Friday morning canceled all remaining games of the state girls basketball tournament, the boys sectional finals and next weekend's boys tournament because of coronavirus concerns. The WIAA is following the lead of many ...

Packers release Jimmy Graham for cap relief

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released tight end Jimmy Graham after the 33-year-old veteran spent two seasons with the franchise. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the move Thursday. Graham had tweeted out a reference to his “next opportunity’” on ...

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirus

The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The unprecedented move comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled ...

Like mother, like son: Hixon joins 1,000 club

FLORENCE, Wis. - There is now a mother and son both in an exclusive club at Florence High School. Bobcats senior Riley Hixon broke the 1,000 career point mark on March 3 versus long time rival Niagara in a WIAA first round regional tournament game. Hixon, sitting at 998 points coming into the ...

Miller Park tax to end

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After 23 years, the five-county sales tax that paid for the construction of Miller Park in Milwaukee will end March 31. Members of the board that oversees the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District decided unanimously Tuesday to end the tax, the Milwaukee ...

Yelich to be paid until 2042

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee will be paying Christian Yelich until 2042, when the All-Star outfielder is 50 years old. Yelich's $215 million, nine-year contract with the team calls for Brewers to defer $4 million each year from his $26 million annual salary from 2022-28. The deal includes a $20 ...

17 days until Opening Day

AP Photo Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich waits on deck during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday in Phoenix, Ariz. The Brewers won 7-3. The regular season begins in 17 days when the Brewers host the Cubs on Thursday, March 26.

Yelich stakes future to Brewers with $215M, 9-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) —Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers. “I’ve said many times that I’ve only been here for two years, but it feels like it’s been a lot longer,” the two-time NL batting champion said Wednesday after finalizing a ...