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Wisconsin Sports

Arenado’s late HR lifts Cards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Kimbrel’s two-year journey through the wilderness appears to be over. The seven-time All-Star stuff is back. And the Chicago Cubs closer used every bit of it while finishing off the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-2 win on Thursday to become the 12th pitcher in ...

Doncic, Porzingis lead Mavs over Bucks, 116-101

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points and 17 rebounds playing on consecutive days for the first time in two months and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-101 on Thursday night. Porzingis scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including ...

Cain connects twice, Brewers sack Cubs 4-2 in 10 innings

CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff had a no-hit bid going until Ian Happ led off the seventh with a clean single. It was scoreless ...

Rodgers gets surprise during ‘Jeopardy!’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got quite the surprise in his first episode as a guest host of “Jeopardy!” Contestant Scott Shewfelt was stumped on the final question of the episode that aired Monday. He decided to reply by referencing a controversial Packers strategic ...

Alvarez retiring as Wisconsin athletic director

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As he announced his retirement, longtime Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez summed up his career by referencing the advice he often gives students. “Find something that you love to do, do it well enough that someone will pay you to do it, and you’ll never ...

Contreras, Báez, Bote HRs lift Cubs over Milwaukee, 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and David Bote homered during a four-run fourth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Monday night. Trevor Williams pitched perfectly until Omar Narváez’s leadoff single in the sixth — Narváez also broke up a ...

Sano, Twins beat Brewers 8-2 to win season-opening series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miguel Sanó and Mitch Garver homered to back up Michael Pineda, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday to win the season-opening series. Luis Arraez went 3 of 3 with a pair of walks as the Twins took two of three. Max Kepler and Sanó each drove in ...

Brewers come from behind to beat Twins 6-5 in 10 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw began his second stint in Milwaukee eager to play in front of Brewers fans again, particularly because he knew how much they missed going to games last season. Shaw made sure those fans went home happy by sparking a rally that marked the latest chapter in his ...

Cretton to play at Bay

Niagara’s Alyssa Cretton has signed to play basketball at Bay College. “Alyssa is a gifted athlete who excels at multiple sports,” said Niagara girls basketball coach Karl Lamoreaux. “Over the last couple years, she worked extremely hard to develop her skills on the basketball court. I ...

Yelich, Brewers optimistic after spring bounce backs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers showed signs this spring that they'll bounce back from the slump that engulfed virtually their entire lineup last year. Of course, they aren't taking anything for granted until they perform when the games matter. They'll get their ...

Welcome back, fans! MLB openers bring stars, hope and limited crowds

Great to see ya, Buster Posey. Been a while, Tony La Russa. Good luck, Madison Bumgarner and every other National League pitcher toting a bat. From Comerica Park to Coors Field to the Coliseum, Major League Baseball is set to roll out a big welcome mat Thursday. Most of all, this opening ...

Packers keep Lewis, Lancaster

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis is staying with the Green Bay Packers. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Tuesday the team has re-signed both Lewis and defensive end Tyler Lancaster. The 36-year-old Lewis has spent the last three seasons in Green Bay ...

Mother knows best: Jones savors chance to stay in Green Bay

As he prepared to enter free agency, Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones feared his disappointing performance in the NFC championship game might end his tenure with the Green Bay Packers. His mother reassured him. “My mom was telling me the whole time, ‘You’re going to end back up in ...

Peralta joins Brewers’ starting rotation

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta has earned a spot in the starting rotation after pitching primarily in relief last year. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Thursday that Peralta will get a starting assignment and that Josh Lindblom will work out of the bullpen to begin the ...

Hader hopes to avoid multiple innings

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader expects to remain more of a traditional ninth-inning closer this season after occasionally working multiple innings earlier in his career. “The closer rule is a good fit, especially with the bullpen arms we have,” the two-time All-Star said Tuesday ...

Baylor men knock out Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A second COVID-19 pause seemed to make Baylor vulnerable in March, some of the verve drained from a defense that was being compared to the all-time best. The big, bad ball-hawking Bears are back and again look like a team ready to make a deep run — possibly into the ...

Scherzer faces deGrom, rematch on opening day

No surprise here: Max Scherzer will have the ball in his hands when he begins the final season of his seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals. Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in Washington. It’ll be a ...

Woodruff to start opener

Brandon Woodruff is stopping the Milwaukee Brewers’ revolving door of opening-day starting pitchers. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said Thursday that Woodruff will start the Brewers’ season opener for a second straight year. He will be facing Kenta Maeda when the Brewers host the ...

Bucks acquiring Tucker from Rockets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks traded reserve forward Torrey Craig to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday for cash. The Bucks announced this move amid reports that the Bucks also were acquiring forward P.J. Tucker and guard Rodions Kurucs from the Houston Rockets for guard D.J. Augustin and ...

Tramon Williams retiring

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Veteran cornerback Tramon Williams announced via social media on his 38th birthday that he’s retiring from football. Williams opened an Instagram post by referencing the uniform number he wore with the Green Bay Packers and saying that “No. 38 is clocking out at ...