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Brewers acquire OF Gerardo Parra from D-backs

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of minor leaguers. The Brewers added a left-handed bat and two-time Gold Glove winner Thursday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

Packers preparing for Saturday's Family Night

GREEN BAY, WI -- A fun-filled day and evening awaits Packers fans this Saturday for ‘Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health.’ More>>

Bucks sign free agent guard Bayless

MILWAUKEE, WI -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jerryd Bayless, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy. More>>

Bucks sign second round draft pick O’Bryant

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second round draft pick Johnny O’Bryant, General Manager John Hammond announced yesterday. More>>

Barr leads with five RBIs as Mallards take two from Loggers

MADISON, WI -- Mallards catcher Austin Barr (Stanford) recorded his second home run of the day, a three run shot in the first inning, to lead the Madison Mallards (14-15, 32-30) over the La Crosse Loggers (8-19, 29-33) by a score of 8-4 in the second game of their home-and-home doubleheader. More>>

Bucks sign 2nd-round pick Johnny O'Bryant

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Johnny O'Bryant. General manager John Hammond announced the signing Wednesday.

Browns sign veteran S Jim Leonhard to contract

Cleveland has signed safety Jim Leonhard, making the Browns the fifth different NFL team in the nine-year veteran's career. More>>

Todd Mayo leaves Marquette to go pro

Marquette guard Todd Mayo has decided to leave the program to pursue a professional basketball career. More>>

Excitement builds for Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., July 30, 2014 - One of the biggest racing events in Wisconsin returns August 7-10 as the newly titled "Continental Tire Road Race Showcase" brings in some of the top racers in the world to tackle America's National Park of Speed.  More>>

Bucks players, legends, broadcasters to appear at WI state fair

MILWAUKEE, WI -- After a 25-year presence, the Milwaukee Bucks Milk House – Presented by Prairie Farms Dairy is almost as famous of an attraction at the Wisconsin State Fair as cream puffs. More>>

Mallards end 9-game skid, rout Loggers 13-1

LA CROSSE, WI -- A grand slam by catcher Austin Barr (Stanford) in the fourth inning, preceded by a five run second, helped the Madison Mallards (13-15, 31-30) take game one of their doubleheader today against the La Crosse Loggers (8-18, 29-32) and snap their nine game losing streak. More>>

Gallardo, Brewers top Rays 5-0

Yovani Gallardo gave up three hits in seven innings, Martin Maldonado tied a career-high with four RBIs and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Wednesday. More>>

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

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The Packers have signed longtime general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear contract extension.The deal was announced after practice Wednesday.

Cobb strikes out 12, Rays win 5-1

Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Badgers evaluate recruiting visit procedures Video included

The recent conviction of a Badger football recruit has forced the program to take a look at their procedures for hosting student-athletes on campus visits.

Odorizzi goes 7 strong, Rays beat Brewers 2-1

Jake Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night.Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft. More>>

Melvin Gordon ready to be "the man" for Wisconsin Video included

Now in his fourth year at Wisconsin, Melvin Gordon finally has his chance to be "the guy.""It's now my time to make some plays for my team," Gordon said. More>>

Badgers take part in Big Ten Media Day Video included

Gary Andersen and three of his players took part in the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago.

Brewers minor leaguer gets 50-game drug suspension

Nick Delmonico, a minor league third baseman in the Milwaukee Brewers' organization, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. More>>

Cobb doesn't think he deserves contract extension yet

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With Jordy Nelson now under contract through 2018, the focus has shifted to Randall Cobb who is in the final year of his rookie deal in Green Bay. Though at this point, Cobb doesn't feel he deserves an extension. More>>

Duda and deGrom deliver, Mets defeat Brewers 2-0

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh, and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Sunday.. More>>

Sunday's Jim Henderson bobblehead at Miller Park listed as day-to-day

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jim Henderson is on the disabled list, and so is the truck delivering his Bobblehead. Tomorrow is the "All Fan Jim Henderson Bobblehead Day," but due to mechanical issues, the truck may not arrive in time for the items to be distributed. More>>

Peralta wins 12th as Brewers top Mets 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wily Peralta earned his team-leading 12th win, and Mark Reynolds homered in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. More>>

Mallards quieted by Bullfrogs Saturday at the “Duck Pond”

MADISON, WI -- The Madison Mallards (12-12, 30-26) scored three runs in the fourth inning, two coming on catcher Austin Barr’s (Stanford) RBI single, but the Mallards fell to the Green Bay Bullfrogs (10-11, 27-29) tonight in Madison by a score of 6-4. More>>

Ty Dillon races to first career Nationwide win, Kenseth third

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series. More>>

Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. More>>

Duda's HR leads Mets over Brewers, 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. More>>

Mallards downed by Chinooks In Madison

MADISON, WI -- The Madison Mallards (12-10, 30-25) fell in game two of their home-and-home series against the Lakeshore Chinooks (16-3, 40-13) tonight at the “Duck Pond” by a score of 4-1. More>>

Former Badger Bruesewitz to hold basketball camp in Verona Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- After spending the last nine months playing basketball professionally in Israel, former Badger forward Mike Bruesewitz is returning to central Wisconsin to hold his first annual Mike Bruesewitz Basketball Camp. More>>

Magic sign former Buck Ridnour as 3rd point guard

The Orlando Magic filled out their rotation in the backcourt with the signing of free agent guard Luke Ridnour. More>>

Badgers picked to win West Division in Big Ten media poll

The Badgers have been picked to win the West Division of the Big Ten in the annual preseason media poll organized by The Badgers were not picked by any of the 29 voters to win the Big Ten title game, however. Ohio State is the heavy favorite to win the league championship.

McCarthy changing things up for Packers camp

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Mike McCarthy isn't averse to changing things up in his ninth year coaching the Green Bay Packers. After two injury-filled seasons, an alteration is coming to how Green Bay prepares for games. More>>

Mallards fall to Chinooks in return from All-Star break

MEQUON, WI -- The Madison Mallards (12-10, 30-25) were held to seven hits tonight at Kapco Park as they lost to the Lakeshore Chinooks (16-3, 40-13) by a score of 13-3. More>>

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night. More>>

Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

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The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL's only publicly-owned franchise.The team remains a strong contender, while the franchise appears in strong financial health. The wait for season tickets remains long. Players report for training camp Friday.

Badgers add seven to Hall of Fame

The Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome seven new members at an induction ceremony on September 5th. More>>

Packers shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field

The only publicly owned team in U.S. professional sports is holding its annual shareholders meeting.The Green Bay Packers are expecting more than 12,000 shareholders Thursday for the meeting at Lambeau Field. The Packers have about 364,000 owners. More>>

World's oldest field sport growing in Madison Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- It's called the fastest sport on grass. It's also one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. But despite 3,000 years of tradition, many have never heard of it. More>>

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. More>>

Village board approves renaming street for coach

There's Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass and Donald Driver Way. Now, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is set to get his own street name near Lambeau Field.The Ashwaubenon Village Board voted Tuesday night to change part of Potts Avenue to Mike McCarthy Way.

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started.Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he started at home against the Reds. More>>

Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. More>>

Mallards shine at Northwoods League All-Star Game Video included

The six Madison Mallards all contributed to the South Division's 3-0 victory over the North in the Northwoods League All-Star Game. More>>

UW-Platteville football rebuilding stadium, while entering a year of high expectations Video included

When UW-Platteville head coach Mike Emendorfer first saw the Pioneer's football stadium the morning after an EF-2 tornado ripped through town, he had doubts that his team would have a home field for the 2014 season. More>>

LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass

LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room. The Tigers face Wisconsin in the season opener.

Funding keeps UW Band from making trip to opener in Houston

As 27 News first reported Sunday night, the UW Marching Band announced on its Facebook page it would not be at the football season opener August 30th in Houston against LSU.  More>>

Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings in the Brewers' 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. More>>

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in 'pen

The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost. More>>

Local mother down with roller derby Video included

Madison's Deanna Hoppe considers herself a soccer mom. She is the mother of 8-year old twins, whom she drives around in a gray minivan. Though this mother has tough side. Hoppe's known as "Hoppe Go Lucky" as a player for the Mad Rollin' Dolls, Madison's roller derby team. More>>

Kingfish sweep Mallards with six run fourth inning

KENOSHA, WI -- After mounting a small comeback, scoring four runs in the sixth inning to bring their deficit to five, the Madison Mallards (12-9, 30-24) lost to the Kenosha Kingfish (12-8, 28-24) tonight by a final score of 9-5. More>>

Werth's double in 9th helps Nats beat Brewers 5-4

Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. More>>

Madison Radicals headed to AUDL Final Four

The Madison Radicals are headed to the American Ultimate Disc League Final Four for the second year in a row. The Radicals defeated Indianapolis in their season finale at Breese Stevens Field 25-16 on Saturday to seal the trip.  More>>

UW track team adds distance coach

Wisconsin Director of Cross Country and Track Field Mick Byrne has added a new assistant to his staff. Jill Miller will take over as an assistant cross country and distance coach. More>>

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    For most of the players who will participate in the WFCA All Star game, the chance to show off their skills against the state's best talent is all the motivation they need to bring their a-game.More >>
    For most of the players who will participate in the WFCA All Star game, the chance to show off their skills against the state's best talent is all the motivation they need to bring their a-game.More >>
  • Soderstrom back in the saddle

    Soderstrom back in the saddle

    Lancaster grad Ethan Soderstrom has overcome a shoulder injury to qualify for the High School Rodeo Nationals for the fourth straight year.More >>
    Lancaster grad Ethan Soderstrom has overcome a shoulder injury to qualify for the High School Rodeo Nationals for the fourth straight year.
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  • Jefferson parades through town, celebrating state title

    Jefferson parades through town, celebrating state title

    The Jefferson High School baseball team took to the streets on Monday evening to celebrate the program's first ever state title.More >>
    The Jefferson High School baseball team took to the streets on Monday evening to celebrate the program's first ever state title.More >>

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