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LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. 

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Top Plays of the Week: May 27, 2018 Video included

Here are the Top Plays of the Week sponsored by Cloverbelt Credit Union.

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Will Power wins Indy 500, Danica Patrick wrecks in last race of career

Will Power has won the Indianapolis 500, giving the 37-year-old Australian his biggest victory on IndyCar's grandest stage. 

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Brewers get to Mets' bullpen again, come back for 8-7 win

Domingo Santana's two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh inning for the Milwaukee Brewers, who shelled the New York Mets' battered bullpen again and then held on for an 8-7 win on Sunday. 

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Kratz homers in Brewers debut as Milwaukee routs Mets 17-6

Erik Kratz homered in his Brewers debut and Jesus Aguilar also hit a home run to lift surging Milwaukee to a 17-6 rout of the New York Mets on Saturday.

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Wisconsin Rapids baseball sweeps Saturday twin bill in preparation for playoffs Video included

With the playoffs right around the corner, Wisconsin Rapids took advantage of a non-conference twin bill.

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Friday Sports Report: Softball Regional Final Video included

Here are Friday's sports scores as reported to the WAOW Sports Office. 

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State Track list of qualifiers released

Sectional track meets are complete, and now the full list of qualifiers for the state track meet next week in LaCrosse. 

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Athlete of the Week: Russell Dettmering, Merrill Video included

The special bond between rising golf star Russell Dettmering and his father, Nick, is the fuel that helps the sophomore excel on the course. 

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Wednesday Sports Report: Softball Regional semifinals Video included

Here are Wednesday's scores as reported to the WAOW Sports Office. 

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Brewers' 7-run 4th helps sweep Diamondbacks 9-2

Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and Jesus Aguilar had a go-ahead, two-run single during a seven-run fourth inning to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat Arizona 9-2 Wednesday and send the Diamondbacks to their seventh straight loss. 

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Chacin, bullpen pitch Brewers past slumping Diamondbacks 1-0

Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on Tuesday night.

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Tuesday Sports Report: SPASH girls soccer snaps Everest's 48-game WVC unbeaten streak Video included

Lauren Johnson's goal was the difference as SPASH nips D.C. Everest 1-0.

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Favre recounts trio of rehab stints to fight addiction to pills, alcohol

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol.

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Brewers hit 3 HRs off Greinke, beat Diamondbacks 4-2

Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana and Lorenzo Cain each hit home runs off Zack Greinke, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Monday night. 

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Top 5 Plays of the Week: May 20, 2018 Video included

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Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his first senior major title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory. 

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Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. 

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Morrison's two-run single sends Twins past Brewers 3-1

Logan Morrison hit a two-run single to give the Minnesota Twins' offense a much-needed lift, and four relievers worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. 

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Yelich's eighth-inning homer sends Brewers past Twins, 5-4

Christian Yelich broke a tie with a solo home run in the top of the eighth, Milwaukee's bullpen pitched five scoreless innings, and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Saturday night to take the first two games of the three-game series.

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Saturday Sports Report: Area teams wrapping up the regular season Video included

Saturday's area scores as reported to the News 9 WAOW Sports office.

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J.J. Watt to pay for funerals of victims in Santa Fe High School shooting Video included

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of those killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning.

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Former Cub and Woodchuck Justin Berg back in Wisconsin Video included

Former Chicago Cub relief pitcher and Woodchucks hero Justin Berg was back in Central Wisconsin Thursday visiting his alma mater.

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Aguilar homers twice as Brewers beat Twins 8-3

Jesus Aguilar homered twice and Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in his return to the majors as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Friday night. 

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Wisconsin rallies in NCAA regional win over Oregon State

The Wisconsin softball team rallied back from a three-run deficit for an eight inning, 9-3 opening-round win against Oregon State in Tuscaloosa Regional Friday night in Alabama.

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Friday Sports Report: West's Schiling K's 13 in loss Video included

Here are Friday's sports scores as reported to the WAOW Sports Office. 

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Thursday Sports Report: Athens comes from behind to stay undefeated Video included

Here are Thursday's sports scores as reported to the WAOW Sports Office. 

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SPASH hires Jon Krull as new head basketball coach Video included

Krull takes over for longtime head coach, Scott Anderson, who resigned in April.

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Brewers place Braun on 10-day DL with back tightness

The Brewers placed OF/1B Ryan Braun on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday with middle back tightness.

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After successful season, five Pointers receive WIAC honors

Five players from the 2018 UW-Stevens Point baseball team received conference recognition on Thursday. 

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D.C. Everest's Zach Mueller continues setting school and conference records Video included

A local star is making the most of the final weeks of his high school athletic career.

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Athlete of the Week: West's Brooke Jaworski Video included

Brooke Jaworski of Wausau West already owns the state record for the 400m dash. But she says that's still not good enough.  

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Brewers hit 4 HRs, win 8-2 against skidding D-backs

Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch, and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Diamondbacks 8-2 on Wednesday to take two of three in Arizona. 

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ESPN: Mike Budenholzer to become Bucks next head coach

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The Bucks are hiring Mike Budenholzer as their next head coach, ESPN is reporting. 

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Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $500M settlement Video included

Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.

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Tuesday Sports Report: D.C. Everest soccer stays unbeaten in conference play Video included

Here are prep sports results from the area as reported to the sports office at WAOW. 

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Monday Sports Report: Early week action

Here are the local sports scores for Monday, May 14 as reported to the sports office at WAOW. 

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Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide Video included

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

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Peralta fans 13 in debut as Brewers beat Rockies 7-3

Freddy Peralta took a no-bid into the sixth inning of his major league debut and set a Milwaukee rookie record with 13 strikeouts, leading the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Sunday. 

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Freeland, Story lead Rockies to 4-0 win over Brewers

Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Trevor Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado's runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Saturday night. 

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Carrasco fans 14, goes distance as Indians down Brewers 6-2

Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 in a complete game, Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor homered, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Wednesday. 

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Kuhl, Rodriguez pitch 2-hitter as Brewers pummel Pirates 9-0

Chad Kuhl and Richard Rodrguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0 on Sunday.

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Braun's double lifts Brewers to 5-3 win over Pirates

Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the Milwaukee Brewers top the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night. 

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Justify wins sloppy Kentucky Derby, Baffert takes 5th title

Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. 

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Brewers acquire reliever Oliver Drake from Orioles

Reliever Oliver Drake has been acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash. 

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Bucks beginning coaching search, with Prunty in pool

Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says the search for the team's next coach is underway with interviews starting as early as this weekend. 

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Matt Ryan agrees to richest contract in NFL history, will increase Aaron Rodgers' value

The NFL has its first $30 million quarterback. Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan signed a five-year extension including a $100 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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Cowboys' Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN

Jason Witten is retiring after 15 years with the Dallas Cowboys, choosing the TV booth just as friend and longtime teammate Tony Romo did a year ago.

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Yelich homers, Miley wins debut, Brewers sweep Reds 3-1

Christian Yelich homered, Wade Miley pitched six effective innings in his Milwaukee debut and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. 

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Brewers break out of slump, rally for 6-5 win over Reds

Homers by Manny Pina and Lorenzo Cain ended the Milwaukee Brewers' historically bad slump, and Domingo Santana doubled home the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Monday night for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. 

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Chatwood, Cubs sweep Brewers with 2-0 win

CHICAGO (AP) -- Tyler Chatwood pitched seven sparkling innings and helped himself with an RBI single, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday and a sweep of the four-game series between NL Central rivals.

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Bucks fall to Celtics 112-96 in Game 7, season over

Al Horford and Terry Rozier scored 26 points apiece, and even Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped in a basket for the Celtics on Saturday night to help Boston beat Milwaukee 112-96 in Game 7 of their first-round series and eliminate the Bucks and the Greek Freak from the playoffs.

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Five former Badgers drafted, few others sign as undrafted free agents

On the third and final day of the NFL draft, five former Badgers were drafted. A couple of other signed with teams as undrafted free agents.

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Jose Quintana dominates Brewers again in 3-0 Cubs win

Jose Quintana pitched seven sharp innings to help the Chicago Cubs beat Milwaukee 3-0 on Saturday and continue his dominance of the Brewers.

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Darvish rebounds as Cubs beat Brewers 3-2

Yu Darvish bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run in six innings, Addison Russell scored the go-ahead run on shortstop Eric Sogard's seventh-inning error, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Friday. 

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Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. 

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Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. 

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Yelich, Guerra lead Brewers to 4-2 win, sweep of Marlins

Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer, Junior Guerra worked five innings and three relievers did the rest for the Milwaukee Brewers, who completed a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 4-2 win on Sunday.

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NFL owners approve National Anthem policy

NFL owners approve policy allowing players to stay in locker room for national anthem, but they must stand if on field.

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  • Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

    Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

    Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night to go up 2-0 in their best-of-seven series.

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    Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night to go up 2-0 in their best-of-seven series.

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  • Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0

    Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0

    Eric Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Junior Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night.

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    Eric Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Junior Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night.

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  • Flores, Syndergaard help Mets top Brewers 3-2 for 12-2 start

    Flores, Syndergaard help Mets top Brewers 3-2 for 12-2 start

    Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday to improve the best start in team history to 12-2. 

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    Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday to improve the best start in team history to 12-2. 

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  • LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    Monday, May 28 2018 3:36 AM EDT2018-05-28 07:36:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the...More >>
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • Rose 20 under at Colonial for 3-stroke win over Koepka

    Rose 20 under at Colonial for 3-stroke win over Koepka

    Monday, May 28 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-05-28 07:19:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cooper Neill). Justin Rose prepares to putt on the seventh hole during the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Cooper Neill). Justin Rose prepares to putt on the seventh hole during the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, May 27, 2018.
    Justin Rose closed with a 6-under 64 to finish at 20 under at Colonial for a three-stroke victory over defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the Fort Worth Invitational.More >>
    Justin Rose closed with a 6-under 64 to finish at 20 under at Colonial for a three-stroke victory over defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the Fort Worth Invitational.More >>
  • Sargent set to be latest teenager to make US soccer debut

    Sargent set to be latest teenager to make US soccer debut

    Monday, May 28 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-05-28 07:19:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). United States' Josh Sargent passes the ball during soccer practice at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). United States' Josh Sargent passes the ball during soccer practice at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
    Josh Sargent is set to be the latest teenager to debut for the US national team after scoring four goals at last year's Under-20 World Cup, three at the Under-17 World Cup and then signing with Germany's Werder...More >>
    Josh Sargent is set to be the latest teenager to debut for the US national team after scoring four goals at last year's Under-20 World Cup, three at the Under-17 World Cup and then signing with Germany's Werder Bremen.More >>

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