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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.
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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>>

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 cleveland.com. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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>>

Garza knocked out in 1st; Nats beat Brewers 8-3

Matt Garza was knocked out in the first inning of his shortest major league start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece to lead the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Saturday night. More>>

Seven-run fifth inning sinks Mallards in Kenosha

KENOSHA, WI -- A seven run fifth inning for the Kenosha Kingfish (11-8, 27-24) downed Madison Mallards (12-8, 30-23) tonight at Simmons Field by a final score of 11-4. More>>

Hawk, Rodgers pop some champagne at Lake Tahoe Video included

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A.J. Hawk and Aaron Rodgers are making the most of their last weekend of summer break.The duo is hitting the links at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe.
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Lohse, Brewers defeat Nationals 4-2

Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis homered and Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 in a meeting of division leaders Friday night. More>>

McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open

Rory McIlroy has shot his second straight 6-under 66 at the British Open, giving him a commanding lead heading to the weekend. More>>

Badgers set schedule for Family Fun Day

The Badger football program has announced that the annual Family Fun Day will be Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium. More>>

Mallards split doubleheader with Stingers, blank Willmar in game two

MADISON, WI -- Mallards starter Rob McDonnell (Illinois) tossed six no hit innings to help lead the Madison Mallards (11-6, 29-21) past the Willmar Stingers (10-7, 32-15) in game two of a doubleheader tonight at the “Duck Pond.” More>>

AJ Hawk tackles fan at celebrity golf tournament Video included

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Packers linebacker AJ Hawk has been an annual participant in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. However, he experienced a first on Thursday. A fan asked Hawk to tackle him. After some begging from the man's friends, Hawk obliged. More>>

Wild round for Woods, McIlroy grabs the lead at the British Open

Rory McIlroy leads after the first round of the British Open. Tiger Woods is in the hunt.
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Mavericks officially re-sign G Devin Harris

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed guard Devin Harris.The Mavericks didn't reveal contract terms in their announcement Thursday night.ESPN reported Harris got a $16.5 million, four-year deal. More>>

Segura returns to Brewers ahead of Nats series

Jean Segura has rejoined the Milwaukee Brewers for the start of a series against the Nationals after returning home following the death of his infant son.
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Gordon in running for Doak Walker Award

MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon is a breakaway threat every time he touches the ball, but even the Badgers’ big-play back will have a hard time running away from a talented field vying for the title of the nation’s top runner. More>>

Mallards' Alonso selected to Northwoods League Home Run Challenge

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. (CST) college baseball’s best players will take part in the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game presented by Fiduciary Management, Inc.  More>>

First professional soccer game at Miller Park ends in a tie

Swansea City and Chivas Guadalajara played to a 1-1 tie in the first professional soccer game at Miller Park on Wednesday night. More>>

Bucks add to ownership group

The Milwaukee Bucks announced the addition of several individuals to the new ownership group. Majority owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry have added several local investors and others with close ties to the Milwaukee area. More>>

Mallards confident in post-season appearance despite losing first half Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- With less than a month left in the regular season, the Madison Mallards are battling for a spot in the Northwoods League playoffs. More>>

Stave named to Davey O'Brien Award watch list

Joel Stave has been tabbed as one of the top returning quarterbacks in the nation. The Badgers signal caller is one of 39 candidates named to the Davey O'Brien Award watch list. More>>

Brewers have strong showing at All-Star Game

The Brewers were well-represented at the MLB All-Star Game. The team's four all-stars performed well in a losing effort for the National League. More>>

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night. 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>>

Former Badger Muldoon to join Partridge at FAU

Florida Atlantic University Athletics has completed its 2014 football staff with the addition of Patrick Muldoon as defensive graduate assistant, named by FAU Football Head Coach Charlie Partridge More>>

Finley to undergo further medical testing Wednesday

USA Today reports that free agent tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo further medical testing on Wednesday and will send the results to all 32 NFL teams. More>>

Middleton's Acker has added motivation for WFCA All Star game Video included

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>>

Kenseth back in Wisconsin for Tuesday race in Slinger Video included

Matt Kenseth made an appearance at the Smart Motor Toyota dealership on Monday in Madison to sign autographs for fans. More>>

Badger football players participate in golf outing Video included

 Four Wisconsin football players took part in the Juvenile Diabetes Golf Outing Monday at Stoughton Country Club. More>>

UW men's tennis team adds new assistant coach

Wisconsin head men's tennis coach Greg Van Emburgh has announced the hiring of former tennis pro Scoville Jenkins as an assistant coach. More>>

Mallards split six game series with Rafters in 4-3 victory

MADISON, WI -- The Madison Mallards (8-5, 26-20) finished a split of their six game home and home series with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-6, 17-29) this afternoon, winning by a score of 4-3 at the “Duck Pond” before 6,643. More>>

Herrera, Brewers snap 7-game skid, rout Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Elian Herrera got five hits while filling in for mourning shortstop Jean Segura, and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak by routing the St. Louis Cardinals 11-2 Sunday. More>>

Harman edges Johnson to win John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Brian Harman won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday, using three straight birdie putts in the final five holes to pull away from veteran Zach Johnson to win the John Deere Classic.Harman had a 5-under 66 in the final round for a 22-under-262 total and a one-stroke victory over Johnson to win $846,000, along with the last exemption for next week's British Open. More>>

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. More>>

Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. More>>

Mallards take down Rafters 10-7 in rain-shortened affair

MADISON, WI -- A seven run second inning lifted the Madison Mallards (7-5, 25-20) over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-5, 17-28) in eight innings tonight at the “Duck Pond,” winning by a score of 10-7. More>>

Harman grabs lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Brian Harman had two eagles in a 6-under 65 on Saturday that gave him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the John Deere Classic. More>>

Cards win, Brewers SS Segura out after son's death

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss, 10-2 on Saturday as the Brewers mourned the death of shortstop Jean Segura's young son. More>>

Cardinals rally from 6 down, beat Brewers 7-6

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a solo homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, completing the St. Louis' Cardinals comeback from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 win Friday night over Milwaukee. More>>

Segura leaves Brewers after infant son's death

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. More>>

Mallards lose close one to Rafters in return to Duck Pond

MADISON, WI -- The Madison Mallards (6-5, 24-20) fell in their return home from a five game road trip tonight against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-4, 17-27), losing by a score of 6-5. More>>

Stricker makes a push at John Deere Classic

Three-time John Deere Classic winner Steve Stricker shot a 65 Friday for a 133 total to vault into contention at the par-71 TPC Deere Run, and was tied for sixth with Rory Sabbatini, Ryan Moore and Todd Hamilton. More>>

Madison Blaze prepare for playoff opener Video included

The Madison Blaze are set to host their first playoff game this weekend.
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Mallards have most selections for the Northwoods League All Star Game

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game presented by Fiduciary Management, Inc., which will be played on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:45 p.m. (CST) at Kapco Park in Mequon, Wisconsin. More>>

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  • Middleton's Acker has added motivation for WFCA All Star game

    Middleton's Acker has added motivation for WFCA All Star game

    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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