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Sun Prairie baseball's path to perfection continues Video included

It has been more than a year since Sun Prairie last lost a baseball game. Since April 16, 2013 the Cardinals have reeled off 30 straight victories, which is the longest in the state of Wisconsin and one of the longest active streaks in the country.  More>>

Wisconsin men's rowing sweeps Minnesota, MSOE on Lake Mendota

MADISON, Wis. -– It took an extra hour as the crews waited for a change in the winds, but Wisconsin was happy to get on the water and sweep through visiting Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in one half of UW’s split-squad racing on Saturday. The rest of the team competed at the Stanford Invitational in Redwood Shores, Calif. (recap to come).Racing took place in reverse, with the start at the Memorial Union, the middle past Porter Boathouse and the finish in University Bay.... More>>

Lights-out pitching propels UW softball to sweep of Purdue

MADISON, Wis.– Wisconsin won its ninth and 10th-straight games in a doubleheader sweep of Penn State Saturday in University Park, Pa., shutting out the Nittany Lions, 4-0, in the first game and taking game two, 5-2.“To play on the road is always a big deal,” UW head coach Yvette Healy. “It’s tough to get Big Ten wins on the road. Penn State, especially, has had Wisconsin’s number for a lot of years. It’s been a while since we beat Penn State on the road, so to come out and take the series rea... More>>

Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.

Wisconsin softball wins eighth straight behind three long balls

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin kept to its winning ways Friday night in University Park, Pa., picking up its eighth-straight win, as the Badgers smashed three home runs in a 6-3 victory over Penn State.Down five runs entering the bottom of the seventh, Penn State (14-24, 5-8) pieced together a small rally, but Cassandra Darrah shut the door for her 15th win of the season.Shelby Miller drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Alyssa Sovereign’s infield single. Ashley Van Zeeland prevented the... More>>

Golfer jumps in water trap to avoid hornets

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Spain's Pablo Larrazabal has been forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday. Larrazabal jumped fully clothed into the water adjacent to the 14th green but not before suffering a number of hornet stings which required treatment. However he then resumed playing and was able to birdie the hole on his way to a round of 2-under 70 at Kuala Lumpur Country Club. Antonio Lascuna of the Philippi... More>>

Badgers celebrate men's basketball season with fans Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Wisconsin men's basketball history, a sell-out crowd filled the Kohl Center Thursday night to celebrate the season with the team.Nearly 800 people came out to show their support for the team's accomplishments, including getting out to the best start in school history, at 16-0, reaching 30 wins for just the 3-rd time in school history, and giving head coach Bo Ryan his first ever trip to the Final Four.The annual event allo... More>>

McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.

UW-Green Bay, basketball coach agree to contract

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and men's basketball coach Brian Wardle have agreed to a new five-year contract. Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie announced contract agreement Thursday.

Brewers put Overbay on paternity leave list

First baseman Lyle Overbay has been placed on the paternity leave list by the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee recalled infielder-outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville before Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.

Bucks pack up, await future with new owners

The Milwaukee Bucks have packed up from a dismal season. It is unclear how many of them will be back in the fall.

Panel discussion on new arena to replace Bradley Center in Milwaukee

Three Milwaukee industry will answer questions from a panel of journalists about the idea of building a new arena to replace the city's BMO Harris Bradley Center. More>>

Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Mike Scott scored 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks ended the regular season with a 111-103 win Wednesday over the Bucks, hours after Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling his team.

Badger women's basketball signs Marble

The Badger women's basketball team has signed a point guard with an impressive pedigree. Roichelle Marble has signed a National Letter of Intent.

Gov. Walker thankful Bucks will stay in Wisconsin Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- News that the Milwaukee Bucks have new ownership leaked a few hours before the official announcement Wednesday. Governor Scott Walker talked about it while in Madison earlier that day, thanking former Senator Herb Kohl for his commitment to keep the team in the state. More>>

UPDATE: New ownership announced for the Milwaukee Bucks Video included

New ownership announced and donation of $100 million for a new arena

Kick off set for Badger football opener

The Badgers will meet LSU in prime time for the 2014 football season opener. The school announced it will face the Tigers at 8 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium in Houston on Aug. 30 in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff.

Peralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skid

Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended a two-game losing streak.

Badger volleyball aiming high following up NCAA runner-up finish Video included

The Badger volleyball team is back to the grind. Wisconsin is in the midst of its spring season, after coming two sets from a national championship in December. More>>

Cards Pitching Shuts Down Brewers Again 6-1

Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. More>>

Rural school athletic directors propose enrollment multiplier to increase competition Video included

Tournament season is done and over, but the discussion of creating fairer competition between public and private schools is heating up. More>>

Mueller picks up pair of national awards

After a historic week at the plate for the Wisconsin softball team, senior Michelle Mueller made more history on Tuesday, becoming the first Badger to be named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week More>>

McCabe, Gardiner, Smith named to U.S. National Team

With the NHL regular season completed, USA Hockey announced today the first 15 players of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. More>>

Reports: Packers re-sign QB Matt Flynn

The Packers have reached a deal with quarterback Matt Flynn, according to reports. Flynn was on the verge of visiting with the New York Giants, but the trip was called off. More>>

Lance Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers' 9-game win streak

The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings More>>

Raptors set franchise mark with 48th win, beating Bucks

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night. More>>

Mueller named Big Ten Player of the Week

After a record-setting week, Wisconsin softball player Michelle Mueller was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.Mueller, a senior from La Crosse, Wis., played a big part in UW’s perfect week as she hit four home runs and recorded 18 RBI  More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps coming out of retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement.

Brewers win 9th straight, Lohse beats Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. More>>

Wizards top Bucks 104-91, close to clinching 6th

Bradley Beal scored 26 points, and the Washington Wizards moved a step closer to claiming the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night with a 104-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, whose loss guaranteed they will finish with at least a tie for the worst record in the NBA. More>>

McEvoy makes big plays in Badgers annual Spring Game Video included

In front of a crowd of 8,204, Tanner McEvoy was able to show how much progress he'd made at the quarterback position, since switching back from safety. More>>

Knight, Sessions help Bucks hold off Cavs, 119-116

Brandon Knight scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 as Milwaukee held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 on Friday night, preserving the Bucks slim hopes of avoiding the NBA's worst record. More>>

Brewers win 7th straight, beat Pirates 4-2

Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. More>>

McCabe, Mersch end collegiate careers as All-Americans

Jake McCabe(Eau Claire, Wis.) and Michael Mersch(Park Ridge, Ill.) can each add another honor to their already-impressive lists as both players were tabbed as All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday. More>>

UW's Lihrman bringing the hammer down on the hammer throw Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Badgers redshirt junior Michael Lihrman is bringing down the hammer on the hammer throw. Just one meet into the season of the men's track and field team, Lihrman is already smashing records.Last weekend at the University of Florida Relays, he broke his own school record in the hammer throw by nearly six feet, reaching 226 feet 8 inches.Lihrman only picked up the sport just a few years ago when he started his college career at UW-Stout, before transferring to Madison last... More>>

Brewers top Phils for 6th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carlos Gomez had three hits with an RBI and the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning to six games with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. The Brewers' wins have all come on the road during the streak. They came to Philadelphia following a three-game sweep at defending World Series champion Boston. They battered the Phillies with 25 runs and 38 hits in the three-game sweep. Milwaukee has batted .320 and has outscored opponents 4... More>>

Brewers are "happy" to be back in new video

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Baseball is back, and that has the Milwaukee Brewers feeling pretty "happy." So happy, in fact, they decided to create their own video, featuring the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. More>>

UW softball team has huge day at the plate to sweep North Dakota Video included

MADISON, Wis. –The Wisconsin softball team put on a hitting clinic against North Dakota at the Goodman Diamond on Wednesday, sweeping its doubleheader in run-rule fashion, 11-2 and 17-1.Seniors Mary Massei, Michelle Mueller and Stephanie Peace stole the show, gathering ten hits, 16 RBI and seven extra-base hits, including five home runs, on the day.“We’ve played tough teams, we’ve got some really good key wins, so for us to get a couple more today is a big deal,” UW head coach Yvette Healy sa... More>>

Pacers rest starters, edge Bucks 104-102

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Copeland's driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Indiana Pacers a 104-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night that moved them back into first place in the Eastern Conference. Copeland finished with a season-high 18 points. Luis Scola also recorded a season high with 24 points and Evan Turner added 23 for Indiana, which benched all of its usual starters for the entire game. Coach Frank Vogel made the move after saying his team appeared tired... More>>

Gomez and Brewers beat Phillies 9-4

Ryan Braun hit a two-run triple during a four-run eighth inning rally to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to their fifth straight win, 9-4 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.  More>>

UW-Milwaukee basketball banned from postseason

The UW-Milwaukee basketball team will not be making a return trip to the NCAA Tournament next season. The program has been placed on a one-year postseason ban by the NCAA for a low Academic Performance Rate score. More>>

Future Pro Bowls to be played in Arizona, Hawaii

The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that the game would return to Hawaii the following year. More>>

Packers preseason schedule released

For the third time in four years, the Packers will open the preseason on the road. The preseason schedules were released on Wednesday. The Packers play two road games before finishing the exhibition season at home against Oakland and Kansas City. More>>

UMass basketball player Gordon comes out as gay

UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon says in a televised interview that he is gay.

Selig helps Braves celebrate Aaron's anniversary

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called Hank Aaron "ideally suited to become Babe Ruth's heir" as he participated in the Braves' celebration of the 40th anniversary of Aaron's record-breaking 715th homer. The 80-year-old Aaron was given a standing ovation in Tuesday's night ceremony.  More>>

Faust signs contract with AHL's Albany Devils

Wisconsin senior defenseman Joe Faust(Bloomington, Minn.) has signed an Amateur Try Out contract with the AHL’s Albany Devils, the top minor league affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. More>>

Stave out for Spring, Gillins getting reps Video included

Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave did not practice Tuesday and has been shut down for the rest of spring. Stave is working his way back from a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the Capital One Bowl on January 1. More>>

Braun hits 3 homers, Brewers beat Phillies 10-4

Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener. Coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Brewers won their fourth straight game and improved to 5-2. Kyle Lohse (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, walking five. Braun connected twice off Kyle Kendrick (0-1), snapping the longest homerless drought of his career. The... More>>

Badgers' Spring Football Game to benefit student literacy programs Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- This Saturday you can cheer on the Badger football team at its spring game, and this year the proceeds will go to improving student literacy. More>>

Madison Mustangs close shop Video included

The Madison Mustangs will not defend their league title. That's because the team is folding for financial reasons, according to head coach Adam Smith.Smith confirmed that team owner Bob Gingras decided to disband the team due to a lack of financial support. The Mustangs had a tremendous amount of success on the field. In their seven seasons, the team won five league championships. In fact, the Mustangs took home another championship this past season with a 8-3 record in the MidStates Football... More>>

Kohler Co. building 5th golf course

Kohler Co. executives have publicly confirmed plans to a fifth golf course in Sheboygan County, adding to Kohler's two course at Whistling Straights and another pair at Blackwolf Run.. More>>

Upperclassmen lead Huskies to NCAA title

Connecticut's upperclassmen were too much for the kids of Kentucky. Poised and experienced, UConn won its second national championship in four years, outlasting Kentucky and its stable of freshmen Monday night. UConn (32-8) dominated early, withstood a big charge late in the first half and made all the clutch plays down the stretch of a 60-54 victory that made Kevin Ollie the first coach since Michigan's Steve Fisher in 1989 to win a national title in his first NCAA tournament as coach. Shaba... More>>

Logano holds on for Sprint Cup win in Texas

Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps after a late caution Monday in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season, Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag, which would have guaranteed no extra laps. But then came the caution for debris after Kurt Busch's car brushed the wall and one of his tires tore apart. On the ensuing pit stop, Gord... More>>

Brewers' game against Phillies postponed

The Phillies' home opener against Milwaukee on Monday has been postponed because of expected inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. Tickets for Monday will be honored Tuesday. The forecast Monday calls for heavy rain throughout the day. Kyle Kendrick is slated to pitch for Philadelphia, while Kyle Lohse is scheduled to start for the Brewers. More>>

Gallardo pitches Brewers to 4-0 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo made his second straight scoreless start and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 4-0 victory Sunday. The World Series champion Red Sox, who never had a losing record last year, fell to 2-4 and matched their longest skid of 2013. They were swept just once last season, in a three-game series against the Texas Rangers from May 3-5. But the Red Sox couldn't score against Gallardo (2-0), who pitched six innings in Milwauke... More>>

Badgers' tournament run helps boost Madison businesses Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Badger basketball team's run to the NCAA Final Four was welcome news for several Madison businesses. State Street Brats downtown was at its capacity, 550 people, by 2 p.m. Sunday ahead of the Badgers' 8 p.m. game against the University of Kentucky.  More>>

Badger fans in Texas react to loss Video included

The Badgers' loss was tough on Wisconsin fans who made the trip to north Texas this weekend. More>>

Badgers return home, season celebration set for next week

The Wisconsin men's basketball team has returned home from its Final Four appearance. More>>

Broncos RB Ball attends Final Four in frog suit

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, who played college football at Wisconsin, wore a frog suit to the Final Four on Saturday night. Ball and two friends tried to join the Wisconsin student section courtside late in the second half of the Badgers' 74-73 loss to Kentucky, but were denied entrance to the floor level because they didn't have the necessary wrist bands. The students caught wind of Ball's struggles, turned around and started chanting "let them in, let ... More>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson missed a foul shot with 16 seconds left and the Badgers were left stunned after Aaron Harrison's 3 from the wing with 5.7 seconds to play gave the Wildcats a 74-73. Jackson missed a jumper at the buzzer and the Badgers fell short in their quest for the school's first national tit... More>>

Fans invited to Badger football practice Video included

Badger football fans gathered at Camp Randall Saturday afternoon to get a first look at next season's team. More>>

Brewers beat Red Sox 7-6 in 11 innings

BOSTON (AP) -- Khris Davis doubled in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and he scored on Logan Schafer's double to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Saturday night. Tyler Thornburg (1-0) earned the win with a perfect 10th inning. Burke Badenhop (0-1) came in to start the 11th and gave up Davis' one-out double, then Schafer one-hopped the Green Monster between the left and center fielders. Francisco Rodriguez struck out the side in the 11th for his second... More>>

Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to the national championship game.

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  • Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

    Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.More >>
    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
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  • McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

    McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

    Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.More >>
    Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
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  • Brewers put Overbay on paternity leave list

    Brewers put Overbay on paternity leave list

    First baseman Lyle Overbay has been placed on the paternity leave list by the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee recalled infielder-outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville before Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.More >>
    First baseman Lyle Overbay has been placed on the paternity leave list by the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee recalled infielder-outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville before Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.
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