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Morales homers, Blue Jays bullpen holds off Brewers 4-3

Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Tuesday night. 

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Tuesday Sports Report: After 9th straight GNC title, Mosinee softball preps for WIAA tourney Video included

Scores, results and highlights from Tuesday's local sports action, plus a look ahead to the Mosinee softball team's push for a playoff run.

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NFL makes rules changes, including loosening up on celebration penalties and shortening OT

The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop,celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose.

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OTAs underway for Green Bay Packers Video included

The Green Bay Packers have four weeks left in their offseason program, including three weeks of organized team activities, or OTAs which are under way this week.

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Bucks praise John Hammond after former GM heads to Orlando Video included

The Milwaukee Bucks are praising former general John Hammond after he left to take the GM job with the Orlando Magic.

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Curry's 36 points lead Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

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Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators' magical postseason now includes the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night.

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Monday Sports Report: WIAA track and field regionals Video included

Results and highlights from Monday's WIAA track and field regional competitions.

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Former Packer Jerry Kramer joins Never Forgotten Honor Flight Video included

Nearly 100 central Wisconsin veterans are spending the day in our nation's capitol for the 28th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. This time, the group was accompanied by a special guest.

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Bryant hits 2 HRs to back Arrieta; Cubs rout Brewers 13-6

Kris Bryant hit two home runs and Jake Arrieta tossed six strong innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 13-6 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

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Brewers, Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field, makeup on July 6

The game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon has been rained out.

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Friday Sports Report: Marshfield clinches first WVC boys tennis title since 2000 Video included

Led by doubles champions Derek Reckner and Jared Cordova, Marshfield rolled to a win at the WVC meet and clinched its first conference title since 2000.

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Bandy leads surging Brewers to 6-3 victory over Cubs

Jett Bandy and Domingo Santana hit two-run singles, helping the surging Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 rain-interrupted victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

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Thursday Sports Report: Mosinee tops Antigo to clinch ninth straight GNC title Video included

Mosinee clinched its ninth straight Great Northern Conference title after a back-and-forth win over Antigo which featured three combined home runs.

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Sogard has 4 hits, 3 RBIs to lead Brewers over Padres 4-2

Eric Sogard had his second four-hit game in three days and drove in three runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Diego Padres 4-2 Thursday.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo named to second team All-NBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the first Buck since Sidney Moncrief in 1986 to be named a second team All-NBA player.

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Athlete of the Week: Charlie Handrick, Wausau West Video included

Wausau West's Charlie Handrick has been one of the top champions in the Wisconsin Valley this season, but he's had to wait his turn - and clear some mental hurdles - to get there.

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Brewers: Eric Sogard's daughter reacts to walk-off loss in adorable video

Moments after her father's game-winning home run was vanquished by a Padres walk-off home run, Saydee Sogard had a viral reaction.

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Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered an unreported concussion in 2016, the year the Patriots began a season in which the star quarterback led the Patriots to another Super Bowl title.

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Tuesday Sports Report: West's Jaworski wins 4 individual events at WVC track & field meet Video included

Scores, results and highlights from Tuesday's local sports action, including the Wisconsin Valley outdoor track and field meet in Stevens Point.

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Local coach expects RiverWolves' impact on high school hockey to be minimal Video included

Wausau West head hockey coach B.J. Brandt sees the new RiverWolves junior hockey team as a positive for the central Wisconsin community, but said it won't have much of a direct impact on high school hockey in the area.

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Renfroe's 2-run homer in 10th gives Padres 6-5 win late Monday night

Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer with no outs in the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

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Three area players sign with new Wausau RiverWolves hockey team

The new Wausau RiverWolves hockey team has announced its presence in Wausau by signing three local players to its team.

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Report: Packers rookie Biegel has foot surgery, could miss the start of training camp

Packers rookie LB Vince Biegel had foot surgery last week and may miss the start of training camp, according to ESPN.

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Brewers bash Mets pitching again, come back for 11-9 win

Manny Pina hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, capping the Milwaukee Brewers' comeback from a six-run deficit for an 11-9 win Sunday over the New York Mets.

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Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

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Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

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Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart Saturday night to win the NASCAR Cup Series race.

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Brewers score 8 runs in 5th, beat Mets 11-4

Travis Shaw capped Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, helping the Brewers beat the New York Mets 11-4 on Saturday night. Milwaukee sent 11 batters to the plate in its highest scoring inning of the season.

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Saturday Sports Report: Wausau West falls to state No. 1 Eau Claire North on bizarre walk-off Video included

In a battle of top ten squads, the Wausau West baseball team lost to Eau Claire North on a bizarre walk-off Saturday afternoon.

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No comeback this time: Pointers season ends with WIAC Tournament loss

A day after saving their season with a six run eighth inning, the Pointers' comeback effort came up short on Saturday as they fell to UW-La Crosse 8-5 in the WIAC Tournament.

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Former Packers coach Mike Sherman steps down at Massachusetts high school

Former Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman has stepped down as head coach of a Massachusetts high school.

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Friday Sports Report: West tops SPASH 5-1 to regain control of WVC Video included

Wausau West earned its first win over SPASH since 2013, topping the Panthers 5-1 to remain atop the Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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Brewers top Mets 7-4, Matt Harvey allows 3 HRs in return

Eric Sogard and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back homers in the sixth off Matt Harvey, spoiling the choppy return of the New York Mets' starter from a three-game suspension in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-4 win on Friday night.

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Pointers overcome 4-0 deficit, top Oshkosh 7-4 to stay alive in WIAC Tournament Video included

The UW-Stevens Point baseball team scored six runs in the eighth inning to overcome a 4-0 deficit and beat UW Oshkosh 7-4 to stay alive in the WIAC tournament.

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Brewers place Braun on 10-day DL with left calf injury

Brewers star Ryan Braun is heading to the disabled list for just the third time in his career.

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Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

For the first time in his career, Tom Brady will be on the cover of the "Madden NFL" video game franchise next season.

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Rodgers, Packers take home marquee honors at sixth annual Wisconsin Sports Awards

The Green Bay Packers won the Team of the Year award and their quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the Athlete of the Year award at Thursday's sixth annual Wisconsin Sports Awards.

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Betts' 3-run homer in 9th sends Red Sox past Brewers 4-1

Mookie Betts' three-run home run in the ninth inning Thursday lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Broxton, Thames lead Brewers to 7-4 win over Red Sox

Top of the order hitters Keon Broxton and Eric Thames had two hits each and set the tone in a four-run fifth inning, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.

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Tempers flare as SPASH tops Wausau West to tighten up WVC standings Video included

SPASH defeated Wausau West 7-4 on Wednesday afternoon, pulling to within one game of the first-place Warriors as it looks to win its sixth consecutive Wisconsin Valley championship.

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Athlete of the Week: Jacob Neve, Pittsville Video included

Jacob Neve has shown exactly the kind of career arch you'd draw up for a high school athlete. And now in his senior year, he as Pittsville primed to win its first conference title since 2006.

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Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win

Eric Thames hit his 13th homer of the year in a five-run first inning, Keon Broxton drove in four runs and finished a double short of the cycle, and the Milwaukee Brewers outslugged the Boston Red Sox 11-7 on Tuesday night.

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John Daly holds on for 1st PGA Tour Champions win

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- John Daly held on to win the Insperity Invitational on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title.     Daly bogeyed the final three holes for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Kenny Perry and Tommy Armour III.

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Thames ends home run drought as Brewers beat Pirates 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Eric Thames broke out of his slump with a home run and three hits, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

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Harrison's single gives Pirates 2-1 win over Brewers in 10

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Josh Harrison singled home Gift Ngoepe with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night.

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9-2 favorite Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together.

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Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of first sub 2-hour marathon

MONZA, Italy (AP) -- Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds short of running the first marathon in under two hours on Saturday.     Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) around an oval track in an impressive 2 hours, 25 seconds, unofficially smashing Dennis Kimetto's world mark of 2:02:57 by 2 1/2 minutes and raising hopes that one of world sport's most famous barriers can be broken.

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Abel Tasman storms from the back to win Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Abel Tasman rallied from last and charged late to win the Kentucky Oaks by 1 1/4 lengths Friday and give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert the victory with his lone entrant in the weekend marquee races at Churchill Downs.

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Aguilar's 1st HR, in 100th AB, lifts Brewers over Cards 5-4

Jesus Aguilar's first major league home run broke a seventh-inning tie, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Thursday night.

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Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo to try qualifying for US Open

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A month after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback retired, retired NFL QB Tony Romo is among nearly 9,500 players who signed up for U.S. Open qualifying.

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Martinez, Cardinals beat Peralta once again, top Brewers 2-1

Carlos Martinez pitched effectively into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals once again beat Wily Peralta, topping the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night.

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Shaw, Villar homer as Brewers beat Cardinals 7-5 in 10

Travis Shaw and Jonathan Villar each hit a tape-measure home run, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 in 10 innings on Monday night.

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More Badgers head to NFL

Three Wisconsin Badgers were taken in this year's NFL Draft, TJ Watt, Ryan Ramczyk, and Vince Biegel, and now some of their fellow teammates will join them as well as Undrafted Rookie Free Agents.

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Santana 2 HRs, Brewers end Atlanta's 4-game win streak 4-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Domingo Santana homered twice and drove in all four Milwaukee runs as the Brewers ended the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Sunday.

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Kemp homers 3 times, Braves beat Brewers 11-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Matt Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping the surging Atlanta Braves pound the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Saturday night.

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Packers add 10 in 2017 NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers started their 2017 NFL Draft journey with eight total picks throughout the seven rounds, but after trades with the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos, the Packers closed out their 2017 NFL Draft journey with ten new players.

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Former Badger and Wisconsin Rapids native, Vince Biegel, becomes a Green Bay Packer

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Wisconsin Rapids own, Vince Biegel will remain a Wisconsinite after being drafted 108th overall by the Green Bay Packers.

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Packers add King, Jones, and Adams in day two of NFL Draft

The Packers have officially added new faces to their roster in Day Two of the 2017 NFL Draft after trading away their first round pick.

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Freeman's homer leads Braves to 10-8 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freddie Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night.

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Packers deal No. 29 pick, stock up for rest of draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Ted Thompson wanted to make one thing clear to the NFL's other 31 general managers Thursday night: Having already traded the Green Bay Packers' first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to move back, he's willing to do so again on Day 2 of the draft.

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Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games.

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Another Watt joins J.J. and Derek in NFL

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TJ Watt is joining older brothers J.J. and Derek in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Wisconsin linebacker TJ Watt with the 30th pick of the draft.

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Thames has 1 of Brewers' 14 hits, hurt in win over Reds

Major League home run leader Eric Thames scored twice before leaving with an injury and Orlando Arcia homered and had three RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

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Eric Thames hits 11th homer in Brewers' 9-1 rout of Reds

Eric Thames hit his major league-leading 11th home run -- his eighth against Cincinnati this season -- and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night.

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Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat Reds 11-7

Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7 on Monday night.

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Reports: Ex-Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Close to Deal With New Orleans

Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is close to signing with New Orleans, per reports from the NFL Network and the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Jimmie Johnsons grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

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Jimmie Johnson has won consecutive races for the 11th time in his career with a rare victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Leake pitches, hits Cardinals past Brewers, 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mike Leake allowed two runs over six innings and drove in two runs to lead St. Louis to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, the Cardinals' sixth win in seven games.

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Raptors square series

The Toronto Raptors have knotted their NBA first-round series at two games apiece by bouncing back from a 27-point loss in Game 3.

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Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season as Cards top Brewers

Adam Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first victory of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Friday night.

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2017 Packers Schedule Released

The preseason and regular season 2017 Green Bay Packers game schedule has been released. Here is the run down of the season:

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Brewers hit 3 HRS, beat the Cardinals 7-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jett Bandy, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw each hit home runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday night.

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Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Khris Middleton scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overwhelmed the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors for a 104-77 win on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

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Athlete of the Week: Jace Baumann, Mosinee Video included

Jace Baumann is playing in the moment, making the most of his senior campaign on the diamond for the Mosinee Indians.

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Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

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Pirates CF Starling Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

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Thames, Braun power Brewers past struggling Cubs 6-3

Eric Thames homered in his club record-tying fifth straight game and the streaking Milwaukee Brewers turned back the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Monday night.

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Braun, Thames homer to power Brewers over Reds 4-2

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead, two-run homer, Eric Thames added a solo shot for his fifth home run of the series and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Sunday for their fifth win in six games.

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Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Wesley Bryan rallied to win his home-state RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald.

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Butler, Bulls rally to beat Celtics 101-94 in series opener

BOSTON (AP) -- Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas.

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Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83

TORONTO (AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

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Reds lose a starter, but Winker's double beats Brewers 7-5

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jesse Winker doubled home the go-ahead runs with his first major league hit, and the Cincinnati Reds overcame two more homers by Eric Thames for a 7-5 victory on Saturday, ending the Milwaukee Brewers' four-game winning streak.

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Marshawn Lynch inches closer to deal with Raiders

Marshawn Lynch is one step closer to making his return to the NFL, and it’s with his hometown team.

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Brewers win 4th straight with 10-4 rout of Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Eric Thames homered for the second straight night and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 Friday night.

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Braun, Thames homer, Brews stop Reds' 4-game win string 5-1

Ryan Braun and Eric Thames homered, Jimmy Nelson turned in his second straight strong start and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped Cincinnati's four-game winning streak, knocking off the Reds 5-1 Thursday night.

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Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84

Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84.

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Chase Anderson sharp as Brewers blank slumping Blue Jays 2-0

Chase Anderson and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Jonathan Villar homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Toronto 2-0 on Wednesday night to hand the struggling Blue Jays their fifth straight loss.

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Broxton and Santana homer, Brewers beat Blue Jays 4-3

TORONTO (AP) -- Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana hit solo home runs, Wily Peralta pitched six innings for his second victory in two starts and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Toronto 4-3 on Tuesday night, handing the slumping Blue Jays their sixth straight home opening loss.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo breaks top ten in NBA jersey sales

Bucks breakout star Giannis Antetokounmpo has broken the top ten in NBA jersey sales for the first time in his career.

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Bucks brush past Hornets for 89-79 win

Tony Snell scored 16 points, Jason Terry had season highs of 15 points and five 3-pointers, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 89-79 on Monday night. 

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Banner moment: Cubs finally raise championship flag

The Chicago Cubs have raised their 2016 World Series championship flag, delighting a raucous crowd that waited through a rain delay for a moment more than a century in the making.

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Bucks getting Malcolm Brogdon back; Walker out for Hornets

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon is returning to the starting lineup Monday against the Charlotte Hornets after missing five games with a sore back.

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Changed track, same result at Texas with Jimmie Johnson win

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Jimmie Johnson got his first win of the season, going from the back for the field to Victory Lane on Sunday at a Texas track that has changed since his first six wins there.  

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Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers

Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist hit home runs and Jake Arrieta threw seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs took the weekend series from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 7-4 victory Sunday. 

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Bryant, Cubs break out in 11-6 win over Brewers

 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- NL MVP Kris Bryant broke out of his early slump by driving in his first three runs of the season and the Chicago Cubs overcame a shaky start by Kyle Hendricks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Saturday night.   

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Bucks beat 76ers 90-82 to clinch playoff spot

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 90-82 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff berth. 

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Arenado, Reynolds homer, Rockies beat Brewers 2-1

Nolan Arenado and Mark Reynolds homered and Antonio Senzatela pitched five strong innings in his major league debut to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Thursday.

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Brewers Broxton leaves game after being hit by pitch

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton left Thursday's game after being struck in the helmet with a 92 mph fastball. He left the game, but likely won't be placed on the disabled list.

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Only 11 players break par in Masters 1st round

How tough were the conditions in the opening round of the Masters? Only 11 players broke par Thursday.

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Paul George scores 23 points, Pacers beat Bucks 104-89

Paul George had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-89 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Peralta, 3 HRs lift Brewers past Rockies 6-1

Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jonathan Villar each homered, Wily Peralta pitched five effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Wednesday night.

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Holland, Rockies' bullpen close out Brewers again in 6-5 win

New closer Greg Holland earned his second save in two days, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run double and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Milwaukee Brewers for a 6-5 victory Tuesday night.

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Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79

Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record with his 41st triple-double and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79 on Tuesday night.

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South Carolina wins 1st national title, beats Miss St 67-55

DALLAS (AP) -- A'ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

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Mavs beat Bucks 109-105 to end skid at 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Harrison Barnes scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-105 victory over the listless Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

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Brewers Opening Day Roster Finalized

The Milwaukee Brewers have finalized their 25-man roster for Opening Day 2017. Monday, the Brewers will face the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park with a 1:00pm first pitch. Here are the final 25: Pitchers (13) Chase Anderson (RHP) Jacob Barnes (RHP) Zach Davies (RHP) Neftali Feliz (RHP) Junior Guerra (RHP) Jared Hughes (RHP) Taylor Jungmann (RHP) Corey Knebel (RHP) Jhan Marinez (RHP) Tommy Milone (LHP) Jimmy Nelson (RHP) Wily Peralta (RHP) Carlos Torres (RHP) Catche... More>>

Tiger Woods to sit out next week's Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods won't play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years because he says he is not tournament ready.

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Former Badgers, NFL safety Jim Leonhard discusses move to defensive coordinator at UW

It has been just more than two years since Jim Leonhard retired after 10 seasons in the NFL. Now, Leonhard could be leading the defense at his alma mater for a while, even if he just got into coaching a year ago.

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Brewers to place Garza on DL; Anderson opens in rotation

The Milwaukee Brewers say they will place starter Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list to the start the season because of a strained right groin.

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Bucks fend off late Celtics rally in 103-100 win

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks knocked the Boston Celtics out first place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-100 victory on Wednesday night.

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Pointers sweep home-opener doubleheader after walk-off in game two

The UW-Stevens Point baseball team needed a walk-off wild pitch to complete a doubleheader sweep of Ripon College at University Field on Wednesday afternoon. 

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NFL approves eight new rules, including major change to review process

NFL owners approved having referees use a hand-held tablet for video replay reviews, eliminating "going under the hood," and also centralized final decisions on such calls.

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Back from Florida, UWSP Baseball prepares for home opener

The UW-Stevens Point Baseball team escaped a portion of Wisconsin's dreary spring with a trip to sunny Florida, where they played in 10 contests over the span of eight days, preparing them for their home opener on Wednesday, March 29th.

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Thompson on Packers running backs: "We need some more guys"

The Packers have signed four free agents in March, making this offseason Ted Thompson's most active since 2006. Still, the longtime GM acknowledges he has some work to do at the running back position.

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Murphy: free agents earn "more than we thought was reasonable"

Packers president Mark Murphy addresses the team's free agency activity at the NFL owners' meeting in Phoenix.

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East vs. West set in Final Four next weekend

The Final Four is set. And in an unusual bit of geography, it'll be schools from neighboring states out west (Oregon, Gonzaga) against schools from neighboring states in the east (North Carolina, South Carolina).

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Top Plays: Sunday, March 26th

Top Plays Winter Edition from Sunday, March 26th, 2017 5. 

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Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional.

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Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dustin Johnson became the first player to sweep the World Golf Championships with a dominant week that included more drama that he needed in the Dell Technologies Match Play. 

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Second to none: Kyle Larson hangs on to win at Fontana

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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) -- Kyle Larson was second to nobody in his home state. Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana on Sunday, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.

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Butler did it: Bulls pulls away for 109-94 win over Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Nikola Mirotic tied a season high with 28 points, Jimmy Butler had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the second half for a 109-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

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South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday.

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Defense versus Defense, Badgers versus Gators

Both the Wisconsin Badgers and Florida Gators held an open practice Thursday afternoon on the Madison Square Garden floor, where plenty of shots were going through the hoop, but Friday night's match-up in the Sweet Sixteen could look much different, as both squads rely heavily on their defenses.

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No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals.

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Antetokounmpo's 32 points lead Bucks over Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the streaking Milwaukee Bucks, who cruised to a 116-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

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Junior guard Duane Wilson leaving Marquette as grad transfer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Junior guard Duane Wilson is leaving Marquette and plans to transfer to another school as a graduate student for his final year of eligibility.

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Christine Michael re-signs with Packers

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The Packers running game wasn't exactly impressive throughout the 2016-2017 season. After Eddie Lacy and James Starks both went down with injuries, the Packers were left to rely on a wide receiver turned running back, Ty Montgomery. The number two back was a fleeting position. 

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Athletes of the Week: Morgan Reinwand & Karsyn Rueth, Loyal Video included

Loyal's lone seniors Morgan Reinwand and Karsyn Rueth -- both coach's daughters -- were just the captains to lead their young crew to the "ship." 

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Getting to the Sweet 16 will cost you

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Badgers are headed to New York City for the Sweet 16.

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Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been recovered

Tom Brady's missing jerseys from Super Bowl LI and XLIX have been found, the NFL said Monday.

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Topple-seed: Villanova stunned 65-62 by Wisconsin in NCAA

Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament by eighth-seeded Wisconsin, which overcame foul trouble for two of its stars in the second half Saturday to upset the defending champions 65-62 in the East region.

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Thronwell leads Gamecocks to 93-73 NCAA win over Marquette

Sindarius Thornwell had 29 points and 11 rebounds to help seventh-seeded South Carolina win its first NCAA Tournament game in 44 years, a 93-73 victory over Marquette to close first-round play in the East Region on Friday night.    

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On, Wisconsin! Badgers top VT, face top-seeded Villanova in second round

Bronson Koenig made a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points and Nigel Hayes added 16 as NCAA Tournament-tested Wisconsin advanced in the East Region with an 84-74 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

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Eagle River native, Natalie Decker, signs with Top National Team

MADISON, WI -- Natalie Decker, a nineteen year-old native from Eagle River, Wisconsin, has signed with the Venturini Motor Sports Race Team for three of the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards races, Elko, MN, Toledo, OH and Pocono, PA.

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Jordan Tripp returns to Green Bay

The name Jordan Tripp might sound a little familiar. The linebacker has been re-signed by Green Bay after playing in two regular-season games for the Packers in December of 2016, and all three post-season match ups.

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Lacy and Jones say farewell in free agency

Running back Eddie Lacy and defensive end Datone Jones are no longer Packers. Lacy will head to Seattle, while Jones will stay in the NFC North to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Davon House back with the Pack

The Green Bay Packers have made space on their roster through free agency, and welcome back a familiar face in cornerback, Davon House.

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Packers re-sign outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott to 1-year deal

The Green Bay Packers are bringing back outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott. According to FOX's Peter Schrager and then confirmed by Elliott, the Packers have re-signed Jayrone Elliott to a 1-year deal.

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UW bracketology expert surprised by Badgers' 8-seed

Even after some tough losses recently, the Badgers set themselves up for a great tournament run, which is why Selection Sunday came as a shock to many fans.

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Wisconsin shuts down Northwestern 76-48 in Big Ten semifinal

 Wisconsin revved up the defense against weary Northwestern and got the desired result, a 76-48 victory Saturday that earned the No. 24 Badgers a berth in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the third time in five years.    &...

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Koenig, Happ, D lead Wisconsin past Indiana 70-60 in Big Ten

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Showing signs that its late-season swoon might be over, No. 24 Wisconsin slowed Indiana's offense and used Ethan Happ's 14 points and 12 rebounds to beat the Hoosiers 70-60 in the Big Ten quarterfinals Friday night.

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Packers sign TE Martellus Bennett

A bold move for the Green Bay Packers who have signed former Bears/Patriots TE Martellus Bennett. 

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Packers re-sign OL Don Barclay

The Green Bay Packers have resigned Offensive Lineman, Don Barclay to a 1-year $1.3 million dollar deal.

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Packers re-sign Perry; cut ties with Hyde and Tretter

The NFL has opened up its free agency, and this has the Green Bay Packers either putting offers on the table, or saying goodbye to nine of their current players. In the first day of the free agency frenzy, the Packers laid down the cash for Outside Linebacker Nick Perry.

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Seton Hall defeats Marquette 82-76 in Big East Quarterfinal

NEW YORK (AP) -- Myles Powell scored 17 points and capped a 17-2 second-half spurt with an unusual 3-pointer as defending champion Seton Hall continued its good play at Madison Square Garden with an 82-76 win over Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday.

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Packers re-sign Nick Perry, 5-year, $60M

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed LB Nick Perry. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Thursday. Perry, who was selected by Green Bay in the first round (No. 28 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California, has played in 60 games with 28 starts during his five seasons with the Packers and has recorded 190 tackles (127 solo), 23.5 sacks, one interception, eight passes defense... More>>

Guion suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs

Letroy Guion will start the 2017 season just like he did in 2015 -- on the NFL's suspended list. 

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Pointers hockey receives at large bid to NCAA Tournament, will host Adrian on March 18

For the fourth consecutive year the UW-Stevens Point hockey team has made the NCAA Tournament. The Pointers will host Adrian College in the quarterfinals on March 18.

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Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers

Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game, combining with D'Mitrik Trice to give No. 22 Wisconsin's offense a second-half boost in a 66-49 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

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Late 3 gives Iowa win over mistake-prone No. 22 Wisconsin

Jordan Bohannon hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 9 seconds left, and Iowa capitalized on No. 22 Wisconsin's sloppy final few minutes with a 7-0 run to beat the Badgers 59-57 on Thursday night.

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Marquette romps to 95-84 win Big East win over Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andrew Rowsey scored 20 points and Jajuan Johnson 19 to lead five Marquette players in double figures and the Golden Eagles solidified their hopes for a Big East Tournament first-round bye with a 95-84 road win over the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday.

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Jokic's 2nd straight triple-double leads Nuggets past Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Nikola Jokic had his second triple-double in two nights to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 110-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

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RB Adrian Peterson a free agent after 10 years with Vikings

As expected, the Vikings declined to exercise their option for next season on Adrian Peterson's contract, saving them about $18 million. AP will be a free agent when the period opens next week.

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LeBron shakes off strep throat, leads Cavs past Bucks 102-95

LeBron James returned from a bout with strep throat and scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 on Monday night.

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Green Bay bounces Detroit 89-81 to grab Horizon's No. 3 seed

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Charles Cooper scored 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting and Kenneth Lowe went 7 for 8 and scored 16 points and Green Bay pulled away late to beat Detroit 89-81 on Sunday to earn the No. 3 seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

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Oakland clinches Horizon crown in win over UW-Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sherron Dorsey-Walker sank a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career best 28 points and Oakland clinched the Horizon League regular season championship with an 86-75 win over Milwaukee in the season finale on Sunday.

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Nick Ward-led Michigan State beats No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges had 17 points and Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15 to help Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74 on Sunday.

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Antetokounmpo scores 28, Bucks beat Suns 100-96

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, Tony Snell made a clinching 3-pointer from the corner in the closing seconds and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Phoenix Suns, 100-96 on Sunday.

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2017 Birkebeiner Cancelled

Hayward, WI –  After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon cross-country ski races.

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Fresh snow possible for American Birkebeiner

CABLE, Wis. (AP) -- A winter storm tracking toward Wisconsin could breathe some life into this year's American Birkebeiner. 

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Jackson scores 18 as Ohio State beats No. 16 Wisconsin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range and Ohio State upset No. 16 Wisconsin 83-73 on Thursday night.

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Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Johnson has gone to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

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No. 11 Wisconsin beats No. 23 Maryland 71-60 in Big 10 tilt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nigel Hayes scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, Ethan Happ had 20 points and No. 11 Wisconsin beat No. 23 Maryland 71-60 in a choppy, foul-filled game on Sunday.

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Kitowski out-dueled but far from deterred

During the Wisconsin State Arm Wrestling Championships in Stevens Point Saturday, 165-pound World Champion Tony "Iron Man" Kitowski went arm-to-arm with 195-pound competitor Ryan "Pitbull" Clark in a friendly exhibition. 

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Pointers Send Seniors Out with Rousing Home Win over Eagles

Wis. - Senior Bryce Williams (Maple Grove, Minn./Spring Lake Park) led UW-Stevens Point (14-10, 8-6) with 21 points as the Pointers sent the five UWSP seniors out with an 88-78 victory over UW-La Crosse (13-12, 5-9) on Saturday. It was the fifth win in the last six games for the Pointers ending their 2016-17 season. Williams hit five three-pointers on 8-of-13 overall shooting. Sophomore Ethan Bublitz (Jackson, Wis./Kettle Mora...

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Yankees finalize $3.5M, 1-year contract with former Brewer Chris Carter

Chris Carter, who tied for the National League in home runs last season, has finalized a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees.

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Wagner, Irvin help Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58

Moe Wagner scored 21 points and Zak Irvin broke out of a slump with 18, helping Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58 on Thursday night.

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Bucks beat Pistons 102-89 behind Monroe's double-double

Greg Monroe had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Michael Beasley added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 102-89 on Monday night, winning their first home game since star forward Jabari Parker got hurt.

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Century mark! UConn women win record 100th straight game

Gabby Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Napheesa Collier added 18 to help top-ranked UConn to its 100th consecutive victory with a 66-55 win over No. 6 South Carolina on Monday night.

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Northwestern secures big win, beats No. 7 Wisconsin 66-59

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points, and defensive-minded Northwestern beat No. 7 Wisconsin 66-59 on Sunday, securing an important win for the school's bid to make its first-ever NCAA Tournament.

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D3 Wrestling Regional: Stratford cleans up with nine top-place finishers

Full results from today's Division 3 Regional wrestling meet at Athens... 

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Pointers Hit 14 Threes in Wire-To-Wire Win at UW-Stout

 The UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team (12-10, 6-6) made 14 three-pointers and closed the road portion of the season with a 76-64 win at UW-Stout (13-10, 4-8) on Saturday afternoon. 

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Men's Hockey Captures WIAC Regular Season Title with 4-1 Win over Blugolds

The fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team captured the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) regular season championship, knocking off No. 7 UW-Eau Claire 4-1 Saturday evening at Hobbs Arena. 

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Lakers survive late Bucks rally to win 122-114

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Nick Young scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a career-high 41 points by Giannis Antetokounmpo and withstood a furious late rally to defeat the Bucks 122-114 on Friday night.

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Bears sign former Packers tight end Justin Perillo

Former Packers tight end Justin Perillo has signed with the Chicago Bears.

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No. 7 Wisconsin beats Nebraska in OT

Nigel Hayes hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.4 seconds left in overtime and Ethan Happ blocked Tai Webster's shot on Nebraska's last try, giving No. 7 Wisconsin a 70-69 victory on Thursday night. 

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Tuesday Sports Report: Columbus Catholic stays perfect, tops Owen-Withee 92-86

Local prep sports scores as reported to WAOW sports office...

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Chrabascz gives No. 22 Butler lift in 68-65 over Marquette

Andrew Chrabascz scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half, Avery Woodson scored 17 points in his first start in more than three weeks and No. 22 Butler held off Marquette for a 68-65 victory Tuesday night.

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Chase Anderson, Brewers go to salary arbitration

Pitcher Chase Anderson has gone to salary arbitration with the Milwaukee Brewers, asking a panel to choose his $2.85 million request over the team's $2.45 million offer.

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Badgers move up to No. 7 in AP poll after another wild week

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team moves up three spots to No. 7 in this week's Associated Press top 25 poll.

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Brady leads Super Bowl's biggest comeback, Patriots win 34-28 in OT

Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports, let alone Super Bowl history, lifting New England from a 25-point hole to the Patriots' fifth NFL championship in the game's first overtime finish.

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Pointers reign superior over UW-Superior

STEVENS POINT, Wis.- The No. 4/5 UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team tallied three unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 6-3 victory over UW-Superior Saturday evening at K.B. Willett Arena.

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Atlanta's Matt Ryan beat out Rodgers for MVP

Matt Ryan, who has his Atlanta Falcons poised to play in the Super Bowl, has won the 2016 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. 

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Pointers Complete Season Sweep with Win at UW-Eau Claire

The UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team (11-9, 5-5) finished off a season sweep of UW-Eau Claire (15-6, 5-5) with a 61-54 win in Eau Claire on Saturday.

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UWSP Women's Basketball team overcomes second half charge by Blugolds

The UW-Stevens Point Women's Basketball team overcame a second half charge by UW-Eau Claire, Saturday afternoon, winning 63-60. 

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Packers WR Jordy Nelson wins Comeback Player award

Green Bay's Jordy Nelson is an overwhelming choice as the 2016 Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year.  

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Jokic gets triple-double as Nuggets beat Bucks 121-117

Nikola Jokic returned to the lineup with the first triple-double of his career, and the Denver Nuggets beat the skidding Milwaukee Bucks 121-117 on Friday night. Jokic had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists after missing three games with a strained left hip.

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Michael Vick announces retirement from NFL

Quarterback Michael Vick is throwing in the towel, according to reports by ESPN. 

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UWGB basketball player suspended after disorderly conduct arrest

A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball player has been suspended following a disorderly conduct arrest. A fellow UWGB student claims Anthony Brown, 20, was violent with her during an incident at Brown’s dorm on campus on Saturday, Jan. 28.

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Tiger Woods withdraws from the Dubai Desert Classic

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier, marking another frustrating start to his return to golf from a lengthy injury layoff.

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Bucks trade Plumlee to Hornets for Hawes, Hibbert

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward/center Spencer Hawes and center Roy Hibbert from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for center Miles Plumlee.

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Wisconsin's 2017 class led by QB Jack Coan, OL Kayden Lyles

The Badgers' 2017 recruiting class ranks No. 35 in the nation, according to Scout.com. Wisconsin upped its value by pulling in a four-star recruit on Wednesday's signing day.

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Giannis scores just nine in Bucks 104-88 loss to Jazz

Rudy Gobert scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to an easy 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

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Hauser scores 14, but Marquette falls 86-72 at St. John's

SPASH alum Sam Hauser scored 14 points, but it wasn't enough as Marquette dropped its second straight game since knocking off then-No. 1 Villanova last Tuesday.

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No. 10 Wisconsin wins sixth straight in rout of Illinois, 57-43

Ethan Happ scored 14 points and led the way in No. 10 Wisconsin's 57-43 rout over Illinois on Tuesday night. Wisconsin (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten) started the game with a 16-2 run and never trailed.

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LeBron James labels Charles Barkley 'a hater' for criticism

LeBron James has apparently had enough of Charles Barkley's criticism. Barkley took issue last week with James' call for the Cavaliers to secure another playmaker to help contend for a second-straight NBA title.

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AP: Emails show Falcons worried about players "excessive reliance on" painkillers

An email chain released in court shows Atlanta Falcons officials in 2010 were worried about the team's "excessive" reliance on painkillers to treat players and the potential embarrassment that could cause.

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Eliot Wolf staying in Green Bay as Colts hire Chris Ballard for GM position

Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf is staying in Green Bay - for now. The Colts, who had interviewed Wolf for their open general manager position, have hired former Chiefs scout Chris Ballard as their GM.

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Federer beats Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Roger Federer has won his 18th major title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to capture the Australian Open.

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Venus and Serena show sisterly love in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --  After playing each other for the Australian Open title, Serena and Venus Williams were all sisterly love during the trophy presentation.

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