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Wisconsin Sports

Badgers look to prove ‘18 was a blip, claim West title

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin won eight games a season ago, its fewest since 2012 and fewest under coach Paul Chryst. "You hope it's a blip, right? And yet, that's the beauty of this season," said Chryst, who is in his fifth year at the helm of the Badgers' program. "You've got to go out ...

Thames’ walk-off HR in 9th lifts Brewers over Rangers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames hit a game-ending homer to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night after Josh Hader blew a save opportunity for the fourth time this season. Milwaukee opened a 5-2 lead with three runs in the seventh, but Logan Forsythe ...

Packers hold on for 28-26 win over Texans

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur walked out of the tunnel Thursday at Lambeau Field and couldn't help but to take a minute to reflect. At just 39 years old, he was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. "There was just a brief period of time when I looked up and you just see all the ...

Nelson retires after memorable run with Rodgers, Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordy Nelson's NFL career ended in the same place where it began: Lambeau Field. Nelson signed a one-day contract with the Packers on Tuesday and announced his retirement after 11 seasons, 10 of which he spent in Green Bay. "I'll be remembered as a Packer," the ...

Texans’ Watt fulfills dream in Green Bay — sort of

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — J.J. Watt remembers standing outside the Packers' practice field as a kid, watching Brett Favre through the holes of the chain-link fence. He dreamed of one day being on the other side. That dream became a reality — sort of — on Monday, as the Packers welcomed ...

Wisconsin prepares grouse plan

MADISON, Wis. — The public will have an opportunity to provide input and comments on a proposed ruffed grouse management plan for Wisconsin in person at a series of public hearings as wells as online. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is drafting a ruffed grouse management plan ...

Yelich homers twice, Brewers beat Pirates 9-7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christian Yelich keeps pushing to new heights. Yelich hit two home runs and took over the major league lead with 39, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. "Just trying to help the team win," said Yelich, who surpassed his previous ...

Wisconsin DNR warns of online license scams

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging the public to beware of online hunting and fishing license scams leaving purchasers with an empty hook and wallet. The DNR is aware of at least two websites appearing to offer fishing or hunting licenses. After paying a ...

Trap shooters earn prizes at Long Lake club’s picnic

LONG LAKE, Wis. — The Big 4 Plus Sportsman’s Club had its annual membership picnic in July under beautiful skies at the clubhouse in Long Lake, as 90 people turned out to enjoy a day of trap shooting and other activities. The 50-Bird Lewis Shoot had 50 entries and paid out five classes, ...

Wide receiver Nelson retires as a Packer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson is retiring as a member of the Green Bay Packers. The 34-year-old Nelson played in Green Bay from 2008-2017, winning a Super Bowl with the Packers, before spending last season with the Oakland Raiders. Packers general manager Brian ...

Baez, Cubs slug past Brewers 6-2

CHICAGO (AP) — After another rough road trip, Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs came home to Wrigley Field and came out swinging. Baez homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Friday. Jose Quintana pitched solidly into the seventh ...

Former Wisconsin football player found not guilty of rape

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury deliberated for just 30 minutes on Friday before it acquitted former University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two female students. Cephus, 21, was suspended from the football team last August and was ...

Olson, Athletics beat Brewers in 10th

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hardly counted the number of days between his home runs. Wins matter so much more to him. Still, the one he hit Tuesday night sure was timely to tie the game in the eighth before Matt Olson homered with one out in the 10th inning off Josh Hader, sending ...

Brewers acquire pitcher Lyles from Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordan Lyles is heading back to the Milwaukee Brewers, who are desperate for starting pitching as they try to repeat as NL Central champions. The Brewers acquired the right-hander from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday for pitching prospect Cody Ponce, giving them a ...

Packers OC Hackett: Rodgers, LaFleur a great combo

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All the talk surrounding the Packers this offseason has been about the relationship between new head coach Matt LaFleur and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. But another very important piece to Green Bay's offensive puzzle this season is offensive coordinator Nathaniel ...

Cubs beat Brewers 11-4, avoid sweep

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After losing consecutive nail-biters in a matchup of NL Central contenders, Kyle Schwarber made sure the Chicago Cubs could breathe easier in the series finale. Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to power the Cubs past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Sunday, ...

Football begins: Rodgers, LaFleur building rapport

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers considers himself and first-year Packers coach Matt LaFleur to be friends. He also knows building chemistry on the field will take a lot of time and patience. “The on-the-field relationship is one that grows over time,” Rodgers said Thursday after ...

Bucks sign veteran guard Korver

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have added veteran guard Kyle Korver. The team announced the signing Thursday. The 38-year-old guard was waived July 7 by Phoenix — which acquired him in a trade with Memphis — making him a free agent. Korver had been traded to Memphis by Utah, ...

Packers cut DT Daniels after 7 seasons

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur opened his first training camp as Packers head coach by saying the offense is still a "work in progress." The Packers defense might need some attention, too. Green Bay released former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels after seven seasons Wednesday, ...

Vikings CB Hill gets another suspension

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for an additional four games, this time for violation the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Hill will be out of action for the first half of the season, having previously received a four-game ban ...