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Wisconsin Sports

WIAA to seed football playoffs

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Announced in their Spring Bulletin, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is going to implement a computer formula to seed its 2020 football playoffs. The formula and the computer application to process these seeds, was developed with the collaboration ...

Packers to play before significantly smaller Lambeau crowds

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will play before significantly fewer fans at Lambeau Field this year, if they play in front of any at all. The Packers told season ticket holders Friday to prepare for a football season unlike any the NFL has experienced because of the ...

Packers sign top two draft choices

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, their top two draft picks. Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and ...

Speedway sets schedule for Stateline Challenge

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The Dickinson County Racing Association has announced the schedule of events for Friday night’s Stateline Challenge season opener at Norway Speedway. Pits open: 8 a.m.; Open Practice (single car on track): Noon to 4 p.m.; Open Practice (Multi-cars on the track, 4 to 5 ...

No professional baseball in Fox Cities this summer

GRAND CHUTE, Wis — The coronavirus pandemic has canceled the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2020 season. The announcement made on Tuesday by Minor League Baseball affects all levels of MiLB. “Although we are disappointed with today’s news that the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers season, along ...

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches and players say no chance of that

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the NBA and China, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe ...

Sweet(s) Talk: No easy course for sports world

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many things to get canceled, postponed or extremely altered in which the manner in which they will play out. In the sports world, MLB, NHL and the NBA are all about to re-start, or in the case of MLB, begin their seasons. The NBA is using one centralize ...

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity ...

Racing season to begin Friday at Norway track

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The 2020 season for the Dickinson County Racing Association will start with the club’s biggest race of the year. The 37th Annual Norway Speedway Stateline Challenge, presented by Aurora Liquors and Island Resort and Casino, takes place Friday night at the Dickinson ...

In Brief: Sports

Red Wings to train in Detroit DETROIT (AP) — The Red Wings plan to hold their training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced the ...

Hamlin captures 4th win of season

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway ...

Patriots sign QB Newton to replace Tom Brady

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is ...

Forward Financial Golf League Results

NORWAY TOWNSHIP— The results from June 22, the fourth week of the Forward Financial Men's Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway, are as follows: Division A Medalist - Ed O'Connell with a 35. Team Leader with 13 points is - Ron Osterberg and Joe Anderson. Division ...

WIAA approves computer seeding for basketball

STEVENS POINT, Wis — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control (BOC) met on Wednesday, covering several topics and taking action on some of them. The WIAA BOC voted 10-0 to approve computerized seeding for the boys and girls basketball regionals and sectionals for ...

Major leaguers confronting short time period before opening day

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field. When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps ...

Mickelson added to field in U.S. Open without qualifying

By The Associated Press The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill the 144-man field for a U.S. Open that will be without open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. The exemption categories ...

Youth and Par 3 tournaments held at Oak Crest Golf Club

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway held a Youth 3-Person Scramble on June 24. Nine three-person teams competed, with this being a first time event at Oak Crest. The winners in each of the three age brackets are as follows: 14 and up and Overall Tournament Winners: Matt ...

WIAA approves girls wrestling tournament

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control (BOC) unanimously approved Wednesday to add a girls individual state wrestling tournament beginning in the 2021-22 season. The BOC voted 10-0 and the hope is the individual state tournament can lead to an ...

In Brief: Sports

Carter finalizes NBA retirement ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter made his retirement official, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of this season ...