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Badgers QB Joel Stave out indefinitely with injury, TJ Watt too

Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave and freshman tight end T.J. Watt will both miss time due to injuries, UW head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday.

Reports: JJ Watt agrees to contract extension

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans. More>>

Miscommunication seemed to lead to Melvin Gordon's lack of carries in 2nd half vs. LSU Video included

 It was a hot topic after Wisconsin fell to LSU 28-24 on Saturday, surrendering its 17-point third quarter lead. What happened to Melvin Gordon?

Volleyball Badgers move up to fourth in coaches’ poll

Following a 2-0 start, the Wisconsin volleyball team has moved up two spots to fourth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-25 poll released Monday.

Castillo, Valbuena help Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs, Luis Valbuena also hit a home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday. More>>

Badgers down Xavier with four goals in second half

Mark Segbers scored his first two career goals and the No. 21 Wisconsin men's soccer team racked up four scores in just over 27 minutes of the second half to run past Xavier with a 4-0 win Sunday night. More>>

UW women's soccer improves to 4-0, matches best start since 2004

Before the season, Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins made it known to senior Cara Walls that she'd be called on to do some different things offensively. More>>

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win. More>>

Packers eager to see full season of Lacy, Rodgers

Packers running back Eddie Lacy is ready to build on his Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign. More>>

Packers announce practice squad

The Green Bay Packers have signed 10 players to the practice squad.

Badgers fall in season opener to LSU in Houston Video included

Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. More>>

Peavy takes no-hitter into 8th of Giants' 3-1 win over Brewers

Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter over 7 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night. More>>

Packers announce final 53-man roster

The Green Bay Packers have released 18 players and placed T Aaron Adams, LB Nate Palmer, TE Jake Stoneburner and DT Khyri Thornton on injured reserve.

Posey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brews

Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. More>>

Late rally not enough as Badgers men's soccer falls short to San Francisco

Tom Barlow scored his first goal as a Badger in the 81st minute and sparked a late rally by the No. 21 Wisconsin men's soccer team, but it was not enough to overcome a two-goal deficit in a 2-1 loss to San Francisco at the McClimon Complex on Friday night. More>>

Badger volleyball team opens season with 3-0 win over Louisville

The sixth-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team kicked off the 2014 season in a similar fashion as they ended the 2013 season.

Prep Report: Week 2 Video included

Area high school football scores for August 29, 2014

Packers rookies Janis, Elliott bolster roster bids

The rookies who have made two of the strongest impressions this preseason for the Green Bay Packers weren't at the top of the team's draft board. More>>

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. More>>

First Associated Press high school football poll released

The Associated Press released the first Wisconsin high school football state rankings.

Chiefs' bus in accident before Packers game Video included

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Authorities say a bus taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel was involved in an accident. The Outagamie County sheriff's office says it was escorting the Chiefs' five buses from the airport to the hotel Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle entered the intersection and collided with one of the buses. More>>

Welcome Back Pack luncheon

Chamber of Commerce meetings aren't always the most exciting get together's, but every year about this time, the Green Bay chamber puts on a good one.

Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

Four quarterbacks could be in play in the season opener Saturday night between two power conference programs. No. 14 Wisconsin meets No. 13 LSU in Houston in a prime-time matchup. More>>

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

Tyson Ross pitched 6 1-3 strong innings, Abraham Almonte had two RBIs and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers' five-game road winning streak.

McEvoy remains quiet about QB situation, ready for LSU Video included

 It appears Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy was trained well. With reports out for days that McEvoy will get the start against LSU, Badgers head coach Gary Andersen refused to confirm the news Monday and a day later McEvoy followed suit. More>>

Badgers game vs. LSU officially a sell-out

Lone Star Sports Entertainment officials announced Tuesday that all tickets for the Aug. 30 matchup between No. 13 LSU and No. 14 Wisconsin at the second annual AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in NRG Stadium have been sold. More>>

Packers place six on injured reserve

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The Packers whittled the roster down to 75 by placing six players on injured reserve. The procedural move ends the season for Jared Abbrederis, Don Barclay, Raijon Neal, BJ Raji, Joe Thomas and Andrew Tiller. More>>

Bucks acquire Dudley and first round pick from Clippers

The Bucks have acquired forward Jared Dudley and a first round pick from the Clippers in exchange for Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica and a second round pick.

Bucks acquire Jared Dudley, 2017 1st round pick from Clippers

According to reports, the Milwaukee Bucks has acquired Jared Dudley and a 2017 first round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lohse's strong outing lifts Brewers to 10-1 win

Kyle Lohse pitched six strong innings while Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit home runs to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Lohse (12-7) allowed a run and four hits over six innings in making his first start since spraining his right ankle on Aug. 13.

Badgers soccer team falls to high-flying Irish in final exhibition

Christopher Mueller continued the preseason trend of freshmen goal scorers, but the No. 21 Wisconsin men's soccer team fell 5-1 to No. 1 Notre Dame in an exhibition match at Alumni Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana, on Monday night. More>>

Packers game on man's bucket list Video included

A Wausau man will have a wish come true later this week when he attends his first Packers game at Lambeau Field.

Miles says No. 13 LSU will play 2 QBs vs Wisconsin

LSU coach Les Miles says sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings and freshman quarterback Brandon Harris both will play in Saturday's season opener against Wisconsin. Miles says he has already decided which quarterback will start against the Badgers in Houston, but stressed that neither of the two QBs has yet proved they can provide the 13th-ranked Tigers with a significant advantage over the other. More>>

Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

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After losing two starters in the trenches to injuries, the Green Bay Packers are moving on with the preseason winding down. They got a bit of good news Monday when defensive tackle Letroy Guion returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him all of camp.

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU Video included

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is staying quiet when it comes to his starting quarterback for the No. 14 Badgers' season opener against LSU. While Andersen is refusing to announce a starter for the position, running back Melvin Gordon says dual-threat Tanner McEvoy will behind center for the game against the 13th-ranked Tigers on Saturday. More>>

Badgers' Williams delivers golden goal in overtime win

Listening in on the huddle of the Wisconsin women's soccer team, one may not have realized it was a team preparing to head into overtime after surrendering an equalizing score in the 62nd minute. More>>

Hwang, Choi beat Chicago as South Korea wins LLWS

Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game. More>>

Packers C Tretter out "multiple weeks"

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Packers center JC Tretter will be out for “multiple weeks,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on Sunday.

Fiers wins 4th straight, Brewers beat Pirates 4-3

Mike Fiers held Pittsburgh to two hits in seven innings for his fourth straight win since coming up from Triple-A, and the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep at home by beating the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday. More>>

Bradford hurts knee in Rams' 33-14 win over Browns

St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured the left knee he had surgery on last season and the Rams had four other starters hurt in a 33-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. More>>

Chicago gears up for matchup with South Korea

 Chicago manager Darold Butler admits he doesn't know much about South Korea going into the Little League World Series championship on Sunday afternoon. More>>

Alvarez homers twice, Pirates beat Brewers 10-2

Pedro Alvarez homered twice to break out of a 5-for-34 slump, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Saturday night.

Coming off record season, Badger volleyball tickets in high demand

Selling tickets hasn't been a problem for the Badger volleyball program in recent years. Wisconsin's been in the top-five in the country in ticket sales for 14 straight years.

Reports: Packers DL Raji out for season

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 ESPN reported Saturday afternoon that Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji is out for the season after sustaining a torn right biceps in Friday night's preseason game against the Raiders

Packers, Brett Favre on unclaimed property list

The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are among the more notable entities on the list of unclaimed property in Wisconsin, which totals nearly $440 million. More>>

High school football week one scores Video included

The high school football season kicked off this week. We have scores from around the area.

Harrison homers, drives in 5, Pirates beat Brewers

Josh Harrison homered and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Friday night . Andrew McCutchen also homered for Pittsburgh, which had lost nine of 12 going into the series against the NL Central-leading Brewers. More>>

Rodgers has 2 TDs, Packers beat Raiders 31-21

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Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and Eddie Lacy ran for a first-quarter score in the Green Bay Packers' 31-21 preseason victory Friday night over the Oakland Raiders. More>>

Report: Badgers to start McEvoy

Badgers head coach Gary Andersen has stated he has no plans to publicly announce his starting quarterback prior to the season opener against LSU. Privately, however, it appears Andersen has made his decision. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the coaching staff is planning to start Tanner McEvoy in the opener. More>>

Andersen names kicker, makes moves on defensive line

With just a couple days left in fall camp, Badgers head coach Gary Andersen is solidifying his starting lineup. More>>

Monona Grove ready to begin title defense Video included

The Monona Grove football team is used to having a target on their backs. The Silver Eagles have won five straight Badger South titles. However, this season they won't just have the conference gunning for them. They'll have the entire state breathing down their necks.

Badgers announce complete 2014-15 women's basketball schedule

Home games with Big Ten Conference newcomers Maryland and Rutgers highlight the 2014-15 conference schedule for the Wisconsin women's basketball team, the conference office announced today. More>>

Complete 2014-15 Badger men’s basketball schedule announced

The Big Ten Conference announced the complete 2014-15 league schedule on Thursday, including the 18 Big Ten dates for the Badgers.

Packers fans ranked No. 1 in NFL according to Forbes

Many people in Wisconsin already believe Packers fans are the best in the NFL. More>>

Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

Mike Fiers is making an impression filling in for the injured Matt Garza in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation. Fiers is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since being called up from the minors two weeks ago and Garza is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his rib cage. More>>

Badgers lineman playing for his mother Video included

Kyle Costigan is entering his senior season with a heavy heart. The senior offensive lineman's mother was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Badger men's soccer picked to finish seventh in Big Ten

Fresh off their first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 18 years, the Badgers men's soccer team is not getting much love from the Big Ten coaches. The Badgers were picked to finish seventh in the league in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches' Poll. More>>

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers' 5-game win streak

Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers' five-game winning streak. More>>

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night. More>>

Stave once again fighting for starting spot Video included

In two seasons, Joel Stave has started 19 games at Wisconsin. However, for the third straight fall, he's fighting for the starting job. More>>

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

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The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He's returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers' home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He's one of the guys looking to replace Jones. More>>

Ohio State loses Miller for the season

Ohio State says quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his throwing shoulder. More>>

Larry Drew hired by Cavaliers

First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. More>>

Watt brothers carrying on family legacy at Wisconsin

Derek and TJ Watt are looking to carry on the family legacy at Wisconsin started by their big brother JJ.

Andersen won't announce starting QB before LSU game Video included

Late last week Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen had said he thought after the team's second scrimmage of fall camp the coaches may be ready to name a starting quarterback. More>>

Badgers ranked 14th in AP's college football poll

The Wisconsin football team came in at #14 in the Associated Press' top-25 preseason poll that was released on Sunday. It was the same ranking the Badgers received in the Coaches Poll. More>>

Lucroy powers Brewers over Dodgers 7-2

Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. More>>

Rodgers sharp as Packers beat Rams 21-7

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Aaron Rodgers and Sam Bradford each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts and played into the second quarter in the Green Bay Packers' 21-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. More>>

Gary Andersen answers the "Ice Bucket Challenge" Video included

Wisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen answered the "Ice Bucket Challenge." After Friday's practice a number of Badger football players dumped a bucket of water over Andersen's head for the viral challenge that raises awareness for ALS. More>>

Rams hoping Kenny Britt can be a leader against Packers

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The St. Louis Rams are hoping receiver Kenny Britt will step up as a leader this season beginning with Saturday's game against the Packers.

Waunakee football ready to bounce back after 5-5 2013 season Video included

The Waunakee high school football team has just one more week to prepare for the 2014 season and what they're hoping will be a comeback. More>>

Badger volleyball picked third in Big Ten preseason poll

The Wisconsin volleyball team has been picked to finish third in the 2014 Big Ten Conference race, according to a preseason poll of league coaches.

Beginning of new era for Badger men's soccer team Video included

With the start of fall camp Wednesday, the Badger men's soccer team is ushering in a new era in Wisconsin soccer. More>>

AP source: Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred has been elected baseball's 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner on Thursday in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. More>>

Flynn, Tolzien in tight competition at backup QB

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A day after Mike McCarthy confirmed Aaron Rodgers would make his delayed 2014 debut, the Green Bay coach wasn't ready to say who would follow at quarterback when the Packers play a preseason game at St. Louis. More>>

Fiers fans 14 in Brewers 6-2 win over Cubs

Mike Fiers struck out a career-high 14 through six innings of three-hit ball, Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday to widen their first-place lead in the NL Central. More>>

Ryan Braun held out of Brewers lineup

Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was held out the lineup for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a sore right hand.

Baez, Rizzo go deep and Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday night. More>>

Brewers' Lohse leaves game with ankle injury

Milwaukee Brewers starter Kyle Lohse left the game against the Chicago Cubs due to a `tweaked' right ankle he injured while batting in the third inning. More>>

Bucks release 2014-15 schedule

The Bucks will open the season on the road for the 30th consecutive year. The NBA has released the 2014-15 schedule.

New leaders look to shape Wisconsin defense in '14 Video included

Star tailback Melvin Gordon is still on the run at Wisconsin, but new leaders must emerge on defense in 2014. More>>

Badger men's basketball headlines four of nine ESPN Super Tuesday matchups

ESPN announced its annual Super Tuesday schedule Wednesday afternoon, which has the Badgers playing a prominent role in headlining this season’s slate. More>>

Badgers' women's soccer picked second in Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll

The University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team was picked second in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference announced Wednesday.

Patriots acquire DL Jerel Worthy from Packers

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The New England Patriots have acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end.Worthy's agent, Chafie Fields, says Wednesday that the deal was conditional.

Hendricks helps Cubs beat Brewers 3-0

Rookie Kyle Hendricks pitched 7 1-3 innings of six-hit ball in his third consecutive win, and the Chicago Cubs cooled off Wily Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.Hendricks (4-1) struck out five and walked one in his third consecutive win, continuing an impressive opening run for his major league career.

Packers' Rodgers readies for preseason debut

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Aaron Rodgers is expected to make his 2014 debut on Saturday.Rodgers missed the preseason opener at Tennessee that was played in a drenching rainstorm. More>>

Freshman kicker aiming to start for Badgers Video included

Out of all the position battles nine days through camp, it seems freshman kicker Rafael Gaglianone has made the biggest statement. More>>

Badgers hope freshman running back is the real Deal Video included

The Badgers enter this season with one of the best running back duos in the country. Now, Gary Andersen just needs to find a third back to provide some insurance for Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement. Andersen is hopeful freshman Taiwan Deal is up to the challenge. More>>

Gallardo pitches Brewers past Cubs 3-1

Yovani Gallardo pitched seven sparkling innings and Khris Davis had a tiebreaking RBI double, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. More>>

Different debuts for Packers' Adams, Tretter

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Rookie receiver Davante Adams won't use a driving rainstorm as an excuse for muffing a punt away in his Green Bay Packers preseason debut. Second-year player JC Tretter thinks his first start as the team's center went rather swimmingly for having to endure the wet weather in Tennessee. More>>

WR Reggie Love ready for more, well, love Video included

Redshirt sophomore Reggie Love may be the most impressive of all of the wideouts. With senior Kenzel Doe and junior Jordan Fredrick nursing injuries, Love has emerged as a legitimate receiver in camp.


Badger volleyball cracks preseason Top Ten Video included

The Badger volleyball team is entering this season with high expectations after a Cinderella run in last season's NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin is ranked No. 6 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll. More>>

Allmendinger gets first Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen

AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International. More>>

NASCAR champ Tony Stewart hits, kills driver at NY dirt track Video included

Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York. More>>

Mallards take down Growlers to conclude 2014 season

Down 8-7 going into the ninth inning, the Madison Mallards (21-18, 39-33) rallied to score three runs and win 10-8 over the Kalamazoo Growlers (16-21, 29-43) tonight in Kalamazoo to close out the 2014 Northwoods League season. More>>

Quarterback competition to be continued following Badgers first scrimmage Video included

Neither quarterback Joel Stave or Tanner McEvoy completely stole the show in the Badgers first scrimmage. Both quarterbacks struggled early to complete passes, but both recovered to complete a pair of touchdown passes. More>>

Kershaw wins 14th, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-1

Clayton Kershaw won his 14th game to tie for the National League lead, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep in a matchup of divisional leaders. More>>

Mallards' Alonso named Northwoods League MVP

Today, the Northwoods League announced the 2014 Postseason All-Star Team and respective award winners. Mallards infielder Pete Alonso was named as the Northwoods League Most Valuable Player.

Packers fall 20-16 to Titans in rainy preseason opener

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Jackie Battle scored on a 7-yard touchdown run with 5:02 left, and the Titans rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers 20-16 Saturday night in Ken Whisenhunt's coaching debut in Tennessee. More>>

Mallards, Hoffmann quiet Growlers in Kalamazoo

Mallards starter Nate Hoffmann (Madison College) tallied five strikeouts and right fielder Connor Marabell (Jacksonville) hit a two run jack in the third inning to lead the Madison Mallards (20-18, 37-33) past the Kalamazoo Growlers (16-20, 29-42) tonight in by a score of 5-1. More>>

Fiers pitches gem, Brewers beat Dodgers 4-1

Mike Fiers held the Los Angeles Dodgers to three hits in his first big league start in more than a year, and Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez homered to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-1 win Saturday night. More>>

Ball returns to sideline after appendectomy

The Denver Broncos are content to wait for running backs Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson to heal. More>>

Andersen getting into the action while coaching linebackers

Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen has admitted life is much more comfortable now in year two in Madison, which has allowed him to take on more challenges. More>>

Weeks leads Brewers over Dodgers 9-3

Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer and Gerardo Parra had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. More>>

Mallards give up five-run fourth inning in loss to Bombers

After taking down the Battle Creek Bombers (16-19, 32-38) by a score of 13-4 last night, the Madison Mallards (19-18, 37-33) fell to the Bombers tonight 11-5 to wrap up their two game series in Battle Creek. More>>

Woods shoots another 74, fails to make cut at PGA

Tiger Woods has missed the cut at a major championship for only the fourth time in his professional career. More>>

Bucks announce 2014 preseason schedule

The Milwaukee Bucks will play three Wisconsin-based home games during the 2014 preseason, including two at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and one at the Resch Center in Green Bay, the team announced today.

Badgers 2014-15 non-conference schedule announced

The Wisconsin men’s basketball team announced its non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season Thursday, highlighted by a visit from Duke and trips to the Battle 4 Atlantis, Marquette and Cal. More>>

Backup plan: Flynn, Tolzien give Packers QB depth

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The Green Bay Packers have a solid backup plan at quarterback a year after starter Aaron Rodgers missed time with a collarbone injury. Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien figure to see most of the snaps on Saturday when the Packers play their preseason opener in Tennessee against the Titans. More>>

Badgers' Andersen concerned about backup nose guard

As the Badger football team nears the end of the first week of fall practice, the depth at each position is becoming more apparent. More>>

Peralta first to 14 wins, Brewers edge Giants 3-1

Wily Peralta became the first 14-game winner in the majors this season, earning his fifth straight victory and pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday. More>>

Morse, Giants beat Brewers 7-4

Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval each drove in three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. More>>

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power Video included

The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create their some of their own rules. If the legislation approved Thursday withstands an override attempt, the five wealthiest Division I conferences could start exercising their new autonomy as early as Oct. 1. More>>

UW's Nuttycombe to be inducted into USTFCCCA Hall of Fame

Longtime Wisconsin men’s track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe will be inducted into the U.S. Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. More>>

Hyde, Clinton-Dix in mix at safety for Packers

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was drafted in the first round by the Green Bay Packers to help shore up the safety position. Though second-year pro Micah Hyde appears to have the early edge to start in the secondary. Either way, the Packers hope they will have two young impact players at a position that failed to get an interception in 2013. More>>

Badger coaching staff provides stability in fall camp Video included

Three days into fall camp, the Badger football team continues to break in their relatively inexperienced roster. Wisconsin has just nine full-time starters returning from last year. More>>

Two Badgers to join U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

A pair of former Badgers will join the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in December. Jeff Sauer and Brian Rafalski are members of the 2014 Hall of Fame class. More>>

Packers GM Thompson: Great to have Favre back

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Packers general manager Ted Thompson is happy with how the team is moving forward with former quarterback Brett Favre. More>>

Stricker selected as asst. captain for Ryder Cup

Steve Stricker will be one of Tom Watson's assistants at the Ryder Cup.Watson made the announcement Wednesday on the eve of the PGA Championship.

Brewers slip by Giants 4-3

Gerardo Parra snapped a tie with a home run in the seventh -- his first hit since been acquired by the Brewers -- and Milwaukee recorded the final out of its 4-3 victory Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants when video replay overturned a safe call at first base. More>>

Matt Garza placed on 15-day DL

Given the nagging nature of rib-cage muscle strains, it came as no surprise Tuesday when the Brewers placed right-hander Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list, marking the first significant injury this season to one of the team's starting pitchers. More>>

High school football practices begin, teams adapt to new WIAA rules Video included

High school football teams from the state of Wisconsin were able to hit the fields for their first organized practices of the 2014 season on Tuesday.  More>>

Badgers open scrimmage to fans

Badger football fans will have a chance at an early look at this season's squad. Head coach Gary Andersen has announced he is opening up Sunday's scrimmage to the public.

Coaches tab UW-Whitewater football as preseason favorite

Winners of five of the last seven NCAA Division III titles and eight of the last nine league crowns, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the preseason choice to win the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) football championship, according to the league’s head coaches and sports information directors More>>

2014 Battle 4 Atlantis bracket set, Badgers begin with UAB

One of the most anticipated tournaments of the 2014-15 college basketball season now has a bracket. More>>

Badger football opens camp with split squad practices Video included

The Badger football team hit the field at 6:20 am for the first practice of fall camp, or at least half of the team did. More>>

Watt hopes to help Texans turn things around

Houston's J.J. Watt knows it's cliche to say "we're working hard every day" and he's "just trying to be a good teammate. "That doesn't stop the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year from using phrases like that often, saying those comments encapsulate what he's doing to help this team get back on track after last year's epic collapse. More>>

Montee Ball to undergo appendectomy

Denver Broncos starting running back Montee Ball is sidelined with appendicitis. Ball was scheduled for an appendectomy Monday afternoon. More>>

UPDATE: Favre headed for Packer Hall of Fame in 2015, announcement later today Video included

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The Packers and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. issued a media advisory at 7 p.m. on Sunday, relating to a joint announcement regarding former Packers quarterback Brett Favre: More>>

Garza hurt, Cardinals nip Brewers 3-2

John Lackey won his St. Louis debut when the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning, capped by a go-ahead from rookie Oscar Taveras to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday. More>>

Wong helps Masterson win Cards debut

Kolten Wong broke out of a slump with a home run and three RBIs and Justin Masterson won his St. Louis debut as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 on Saturday night. More>>

21 records broken at All City Swim Meet Video included

The 2014 All City Swim Meet will go down as a record-breaker with 21 All City records and about 50 Nakoma pool records. Several marks were broken twice, in preliminaries as well as finals, and several swimmers smashed multiple records at the 53rd annual meet at Nakoma Golf Club. More>>

Abbrederis confirms ACL injury on Twitter

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Packers receiver Jared Abbrederis ended all speculation on Saturday afternoon, tweeting out that he did indeed suffer an ACL injury. More>>

Peralta wins 13th, Brewers beat Cardinals 7-4

Wily Peralta won his 13th game to tie for the National League lead and Aramis Ramirez powered the Milwaukee Brewers with a home run and RBI double off St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in a 7-4 victory Friday night. More>>

RB Melvin Gordon takes leading role at Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon is taking on a new role this season at Wisconsin that has nothing to with his exceptional ability to run the ball. More>>

Packers unveil statue for the Lambeau Leap

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The Green Bay Packers unveiled a bronze statue outside Lambeau Field that honors one of the team's traditions. A small crowd gathered outside Lambeau Field to catch the first glimpse of the Lambeau Leap statue on Friday. The sculpture pays tribute to the post-touchdown celebration of a player jumping into the stands behind the end zone. More>>

Quarterbacks in question again as Badgers enter fall camp Video included

MADISON, WI -- Here we go again. It seems the story line is the same every year: the Badgers enter fall camp still wondering who will be the starting quarterback. More>>

Gennett scratched from Brewers lineup

Scooter Gennett has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers lineup with a finger injury on his left hand. Elian Herrera replaces Gennett at second base and bats eighth against the Cardinals on Friday night. More>>

Brewers minor leaguer suspended for drug test

Milwaukee Brewers minor league pitcher Mark Williams has been suspended 50 games without pay for a positive drug test. More>>

Rodgers getting used to new receivers at camp

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Even star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had has a learning curve at the start of training camp. Rodgers is adjusting to a revamped group of receivers. He likes the depth and talent at the position, but is tempering his expectations for how things will shake out by the end of the preseason. More>>

Brewers to host third annual "Social Media Night"

MILWAUKEE, WI – For the third consecutive year, the Brewers will be hosting a “Social Media Night” at Miller Park. More>>

What a catch: Packers' Lacy preps for 3-down duty

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Running back Eddie Lacy is working on different parts of his game in training camp for the Green Bay Packers. Last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year is trying to improve as a receiver.

Records topple in day one of All City Swim Meet

MADISON – Thursday’s action in the 2014 All City Swim Meet featured meet records in 8 events and pool records in 15 more, setting the stage for another full slate Friday when 8-and-under and 9-and 10-year-old swimmers compete. More>>

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>>

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>>

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