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Wisconsin Sports

Bucks reach 18 wins in a row

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and Khris Middleton had 24 on Saturday night to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 18th consecutive victory, 125-108 over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks have won 22 of their last 23 and improved to 24-3. Milwaukee has not lost since ...

Bucks win 16th straight game

MILWAUKEE (AP) — No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that ...

Badgers beat by Crivitz

NIAGARA, Wis — In Marinette-Oconto Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night, Niagara suffered a 70-27 loss to Crivitz. Josh Weber and Sladen Dunlap led Niagara with seven points a piece, with Dunlap grabbing a team high 11 rebounds. Niagara (0-3, 0-2) travels to Gillett on Friday. ...

Bucks top Magic for 15th straight victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After outscoring opponents by an average of 34 points in their previous four games, the Milwaukee Bucks found out right away things would be tougher Monday when their first two shots were blocked. That slowed the Bucks down, but they still can’t be stopped. Giannis ...

Key to SB run: Get the ball to Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had a four-week stretch earlier this season where Matt LaFleur's offense couldn't miss. But that now seems as if it's a distant memory. The offense has been up and down the past five weeks, including two very lackluster efforts on the West ...

Claudio back with Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Claudio agreed to a $1.75 million contract with Milwaukee on Monday, a week after the Brewers allowed him to become a free agent. The agreement is for about $500,000 less than Claudio was projected to earn if the Brewers had allowed him to become eligible ...

Pack closing in on NFC North title

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Slowing down led to a huge day for Aaron Jones. After a 20-15 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Jones credited Green Bay Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans with teaching him to take his time and let plays develop. Jones said thanks to Sirmans' help, he ...

Brewers land new catcher in a trade

SEATTLE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher Omar Narvaez from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday for minor league pitcher Adam Hill and a compensation round pick in next June's amateur draft. Narvaez becomes Milwaukee’s replacement for Yasmani Grandal, who signed a $73 million, ...

Bucks streak at 13

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was ready to go toe to toe with Blake Griffin during a second-quarter flareup between division rivals Milwaukee and Detroit. The game was turning contentious. It wouldn't stay close for long. “They're just a great defensive team and just play really ...

‘Racing in the 906’ book tour set

DUNBAR, Wis. — Motorsports author Joe Verdegan has announced his latest book “Racing In the 906” will be launched to the public Saturday at a book signing at the Big 10 Sports Bar in Quinnesec from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This book, Verdegan’s fifth in five years covering local and regional ...

Patriots start campaign by cruising to 57-40 win over Lena

PEMBINE, Wis. — On Tuesday night in a non-conference boys basketball matchup, the Goodman-Pembine Patriots took a 57-40 victory over the Lena Wildcats. Sophomores Ladon Kalkofen and Boone Larison led the way for G-P with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Max Beyer led Lena with a game-high 21 ...

Packers return to form

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers bounced back from a blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers by beating the New York Giants 31-13 on Sunday. The victory lacked a lot of style points, but the Packers returned to form in improving to 9-3. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a big day ...

Bucks rip Knicks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale knew his struggling team faced a huge challenge Monday night against the streaking Milwaukee Bucks. New York stumbled at the start and never had a chance as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 ...

No. 10 Wisconsin used bye to rally to Big 10 title game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin needed a break. After starting the season 6-0, posting four shutouts and outscoring their opponents by a combined 255-29, the Badgers suffered a stunning 24-23 defeat at Illinois and a lopsided 38-7 loss at then-No. 3 Ohio State. It was time to ...

Brewers part with Travis Shaw, Jimmy Nelson, three others

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers declined to offer contracts to infielder Travis Shaw, right-hander Jimmy Nelson and three others Monday, making them free agents. Pitchers Alex Claudio and Junior Guerra and infielder Tyler Saladino were also let go by a Milwaukee club that has parted with a ...

Rodgers tosses 4 TDs, Packers plow Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had everything they needed to bounce back from a dismal West Coach performance: Lambeau Field weather on the road, a struggling young opponent and, of course, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in the snow and the Packers ...

Davies, Grisham off to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Drew Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen and addressed two big needs by acquiring right-handed starter Zach Davies and lefty outfielder Trent Grisham from the Brewers on Wednesday. They were the first ...

Four Bobcat starters back

FLORENCE, Wis. — The 2018-2019 season for the Florence Bobcats boys basketball team was a successful one. Finishing with a record of 16-6, head coach Bryan Bomberg saw his team’s season end in the WIAA Regional Finals vs. Gibraltar. Players lost from last years team include Evan Beaster, ...

New leadership for Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — The 2019-2020 boys basketball season for the Niagara Badgers will have a different feel to it. The reason for that, is long time head coach Jim Hoogland has stepped away from the sidelines after many years at the helm. The Badgers struggled last season finishing with a 2-21 ...

Lobos outlast Badgers, 59-50

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Paul Weir is cognizant of the differences between Power 5 programs and the resources he has available at New Mexico. That does not mean he believes his team cannot compete with those monoliths. Quite the contrary. “Us non-Power 5s kind of take on a David vs. ...