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Davison, Ford lift Wisconsin past McNeese, 83-63

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brad Davison scored a game-high 24 points, Aleem Ford added a career-high 16 points, and Wisconsin beat McNeese 83-63 on Wednesday night. Brevin Pritzl scored 13 points in his first start in two seasons for the Badgers (2-1), who won their second straight ...

Packers: Game flexed

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has flexed the Green Bay Packers’ trip to San Francisco to prime time on Nov. 24 along with announcing kickoff times for a handful of Week 16 games. With Tuesday’s announcement, the Packers (8-2) and 49ers (8-1) replace Seattle at Philadelphia, which now will ...

Bratkowski, Bart Starr’s backup, dies at age 88

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Zeke Bratkowski, the quarterback who backed up Bart Starr during the Green Bay Packers’ 1960s dynasty, has died at his Florida home. He was 88. The team announced his death late Monday but did not disclose further details. The Packers Hall of Famer was a ...

Jones proving to be Packers’ MVP

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It’s been a while since the Green Bay Packers had a dominant force at running back. Eddie Lacy was Green Bay’s previous 1,000-yard rusher. That was five years ago. Aaron Jones had another big game in a win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and the third-year ...

Bucks: Middleton hurt

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is expected to be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a left thigh contusion. Middleton was hurt during Sunday night’s 121-119 win at Oklahoma City. He underwent an MRI and examination Monday by team physician Dr. William ...

Packers hold off Panthers, 24-16

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A matchup featuring two MVP candidates turned into a stage for a third player to make his case to be included in the MVP conversation. Preston Smith and Green Bay's defense stopped MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey at the goal line as time expired and the Packers ...

Several Bobcats receive all-conference honors

GREEN BAY, WIS — Florence’s Kaden Schuls, Toby Wheeler and Austin Hoey all earned first-team recognition on the All-Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference team, as selected by the league’s coaches at the conclusion of the season. The Bobcats, under head coach Kent ...

Bucks hold off Clippers 129-124 for 4th in a row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The numbers are adding up quickly for Giannis Antetokounmpo. The reigning NBA MVP had 38 points and 16 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 129-124 on Wednesday night for their fourth victory in a row. It’s what he’s done to start the ...

Badgers defeated

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Saint Mary's got a familiar test from Wisconsin's defense at an unfamiliar venue. Jordan Ford scored 26 points, Malik Fitts added 16 and the 20th-ranked Gaels hung on to beat Wisconsin 65-63 in overtime in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday ...

Rodgers: Good slice of humble pie

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the first time in Matt LaFleur’s first year as Green Bay Packers coach, his team has hit some adversity. The Packers rolled into Los Angeles against the Chargers with a four-game winning streak but lost 26-11 on Sunday. The Packers struggled on offense, defense ...

Brewers trade Anderson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers cut $15 million in payroll for next season, trading right-hander Chase Anderson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for prospect Chad Spanberger and declining a $7.5 million option on first baseman Eric Thames. Anderson was 8-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 27 starts and ...

Chargers dominate Packers, 25-11

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just when the Los Angeles Chargers’ season looked lost, they put together their best game of the year against one of the league’s top teams. Melvin Gordon scored two touchdowns and the defense held Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers to one of his worst outings as the ...

Celtics rally past Bucks, 116-105

BOSTON (AP) — The Bucks exploited gaps in the Celtics’ defense on their way to beating Boston in five games last season in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Celtics used a balanced, barrage of offense to return the favor in their first matchup this season. Kemba Walker had 21 of ...

Rodgers’ high level play has Pack on top

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is coming off consecutive near-perfect games for the rolling Green Bay Packers. Rodgers led the Packers past the Oakland Raiders last week and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. On the heels of throwing five TD passes against the Raiders, Rodgers added three ...

Strong finish lifts Bucks past Cavs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks were in a serious mood Monday night after a loss to Miami in their home opener over the weekend. Khris Middleton scored 21 points and the Bucks used a strong finish to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-112. Middleton scored 10 points in a late 28-12 ...

Bucks spoil Westbrook’s Houston debut

HOUSTON (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with more than five minutes left after putting up a triple-double against the Houston Rockets, the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t panic. “These guys in this locker room, we’re fighters, we’re competitors,” Wesley Matthews ...

Pedators end grid season with victory at Crandon

CRANDON, WIS — The Northern Elite Predators traveled to Crandon Thursday night to complete their regular season and defeated the host Cardinals 12-6. The Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference matchup was rescheduled from last Friday night. The win was the first conference ...

Volleyball: Patriots finish

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Tuesday night in WIAA girls volleyball tournament, Division 4 first-round action, the No. 6 seeded Goodman-Pembine Lady Patriots season came to an end. The No. 3 seed Wausaukee Lady Rangers defeated G-P in 3-0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-16.) Head coach Bob Grandaw graduates four ...

‘Cats edge Niagara in WIAA opener

NIAGARA, Wis. — Serving in volleyball can either make or break a team’s success. Tuesday night inside the Niagara High School Gymnasium, the Florence Lady Bobcats defeated the Niagara Lady Badgers 3-2 (25-23, 27-29, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12) in first round WIAA Division 4 girls volleyball ...

Rodgers-LaFleur relationship shows real strengthening

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. But the 35-year-old two-time MVP and Super Bowl champion had to basically start from scratch in his 15th season. Matt LaFleur brought a new offense, terminology and schemes to Green Bay. Rodgers had to learn ...