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Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday.    Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced back nicely from its 7-0 loss to Milwaukee in the opener of the two-game series. David Bote had two hits, scored twice and made a terrific barehanded play at third base in his first action since... More>>

Braun hits 2 HRs, Chacin goes 7 as Brewers beat Cubs 7-0

Ryan Braun hit two of Milwaukee's four homers, Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 in seven innings and the Brewers cut into Chicago's NL Central lead with a 7-0 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.    Lorenzo Cain homered on Jose Quintana's second pitch. Braun hit a two-run drive in the first and third. Erik Kratz added a solo homer in the sixth and an RBI double in the eighth.    Chacin (12-4) allowed three hits and walked two. The right-hander is 6-1 in his past eight out... More>>

College Volleyball: Badgers enter season with No. 9 rank, but have higher expectations Video included

For the fifth straight year, all under head coach Kelly Sheffield, the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team enters the season with a top ten national rank in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) top-25 preseason poll.

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Ferguson looks to make a name for himself with Badgers Video included

The Badgers have very few spots up for grabs on the offensive side of the ball with nine starters returning. One of the few holes to fill is at tight end following the departure of Troy Fumagalli to the NFL. Former Madison Memorial star Jake Ferguson is hoping to help fill the void.

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Broxton back for Brewers; Barnes, Wilkerson optioned

The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned relievers Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson to their top minor-league affiliate.    

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UW-Whitewater disputes analyst's reference to 'nowhere schools'

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper today took issue with color analyst James Loften's characterization of the university as a "nowhere school."

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Bote's grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3

Pinch-hitter David Bote smashed a grand slam against Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.

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Madison Radicals win their first AUDL Championship Video included

After years of trying but always falling short, the Madison Radicals were victorious in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) Championship on Sunday, beating the Dallas Roughnecks, 20-16, at Breese Stevens Field.

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Radicals headed to AUDL Championship Video included

The Madison Radicals beat the LA Aviators on Saturday night, 24-19, in the AUDL semifinal at Breese Stevens Field to earn a spot in the Championship game on Sunday.

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CB Carriere-Williams has bigger goals for after football Video included

"Hopefully one day I'll be able open my own training facility - a Boys and Girls Club for the inner city kids in my community."

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Maryland football coach placed on administrative leave

Maryland athletic director Damon Evans says coach DJ Durkin is being placed on leave while the school reviews allegations of "unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff."

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Moustakas gets big hit in 8th, Brewers rally past Braves 4-2

 Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, Josh Hader recorded a two-inning save and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.

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Gausman, Inciarte power Braves past Brewers

Kevin Gausman pitched eight strong innings to win his SunTrust Park debut, Ender Inciarte drove in four runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 on Friday night.   

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Brewers place Soria on 10-day DL with right groin strain

Brewers right-hander Joakim Soria was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of a strained right groin.    Soria was injured while giving up a grand slam to Hunter Renfroe in the ninth inning Thursday in an 8-4 home loss to San Diego. He left the after facing two batters.    

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Lyles crosses the line, from OL to DL Video included

With a stacked offensive line and a need for defensive linemen, Joe Thomas award winner Kayden Lyles is making the switch from offense to defense.

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Bucks unveil 2018-2019 season schedule

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the first-ever regular season game at the new Fiserv Forum on Friday, Oct. 19 against the Indiana Pacers.  This season's slate also includes more national television games.

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Mariota looks sharp for Titans; Packers' Adams goes deep

They had impressive preseason debuts before the Packers pulled away in a matchup of the backups for a 31-17 win on Thursday night.

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Hunter Renfroe homers in 4th straight game as Padres win

Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning, his fourth straight game with a home run, and the San Diego Padres rallied for an 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

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Three HRs in first lift Brewers past Padres

Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil the debut of San Diego's Brett Kennedy and propel the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.   

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Devin Harris back with Mavs for his third stint in Dallas

Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract.    The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran on Wednesday. His contract is for the veteran minimum.    

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Badgers volleyball starts season in Top 10

For the fifth straight year, the Badgers volleyball team will start the season ranked in the top ten. Wisconsin checks in at No. 9 in the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 preseason poll. 

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Waunakee football reloads for 2018 season Video included

The Waunakee football team is used to having targets on their backs. Fresh off a state championship, that will certainly be the case this season.  

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Brewers put RHP Matt Albers on DL, add RHP Jordan Lyles

The Milwaukee Brewers have put right-hander Matt Albers on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.    The Brewers made the move Tuesday. Right-hander Jordan Lyles, claimed off waivers Sunday from San Diego, was added to the roster.

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Badgers rebuild defensive line Video included

Entering his second seasons as the Badgers' defensive coordinator, Jim Leonhard knows he has some questions to answer and some holes to fill in preseason camp. Wisconsin returns just four defensive starters from a season ago and just one on the defensive line.

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NT Sagapolu eager to shine on the D-line Video included

The senior nose tackle is hoping to turn heads this season, as the only returning starting defensive lineman.

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Arenado's homer lifts Rockies over Brewers, 5-4 in 11

Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review.

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Reports: Sam Dekker traded to Cavaliers

ESPN Senior NBA Insider reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reports that former Wisconsin native, former Badgers forward Sam Dekker will be traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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Co-head coaches this season for Middleton varsity football Video included

Perhaps two heads is better than one on the football field in Middleton. The Cardinals enter their 2018 campaign coming off a 9-2 season, and this year they will look to top that with two head coaches. 

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Thames hits walk-off homer, Brewers top Davis and Rockies

Eric Thames hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off embattled Rockies closer Wade Davis, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Colorado 5-3 on Friday night.   

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"Fatal Four" hoping to make big impact this fall Video included

Wisconsin football is returning four of its top five pass catchers from a year ago, who have dubbed themselves the 'Fatal Four'.

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Former Badgers return for youth hoops camp Video included

With the NBA preseason still more than a month away, a pair of former Badgers greats are returning to their old stomping grounds to share their knowledge with local youth players. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky teamed up with ProStart Sports to host a basketball camp at the Sports Enhancement Academy. 

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How Badgers QB Hornibrook is working to improve off big 2017 season Video included

Wisconsin junior QB Alex Hornibrook is coming off a season where he was named the Orange Bowl MVP and threw 25 touchdowns, which is the secnd most in UW history in a single season.

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Badgers check in at No. 7 in preseason coaches poll

The Badgers opened preseason camp as a Top-Ten team. Wisconsin checking in at No. 7 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Alabama is a heavy favorite heading into the season. 

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High expectations in 2018 for Badgers, RB Taylor Video included

After a record-breaking freshman season, all eyes in 2018 are on running back Jonathan Taylor to see what he can do in his sophomore campaign.

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Wisconsin volleyball names 2018 captains

Wisconsin volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield has announced that Tiffany Clark, M.E. Dodge and Sydney Hilley will serve as captains for the 2018 season.

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New era begins for Madison Memorial Football Video included

The preps joining the pros on the practice field. Many local teams kicking off fall camp today. the rest will join in on Wednesday. Today marked the first practice for new Madison Memorial head coach Michael Harris. 

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Madison area inline skaters play in national tournament Video included

There is no ice to skate on outside this time of year, but  a Madison indoor inline hockey league is rolling to a national tournament with local talent. Players from this league are part of the Southern Wisconsin Inline Roller Hockey League (SWIRHL).

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Brewers trade for Baltimore's Schoop

For the second time this season, the Brewers have added a starting infielder. The team announced a trade that will bring Jonathan Schoop from Baltimore in exchange for infielder Jonathan Villar, pitching prospect Luis Ortiz and infield prospect Jean Carmona. 

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Bucks to play 1st game at Fiserv Forum on Oct. 3

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the inaugural game at Fiserv Forum on Oct. 3 when they open the preseason against the Chicago Bulls.    The Bucks said Tuesday they will wrap up their preseason schedule with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Fiserv Forum on Oct. 12. 

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Packers lose key defensive players

The Packers had a rough day at training camp as three potential starters on defense left practice early with injuries. Jake Ryan and Kentrell Brice were each carted off the field. Meanwhile, Mike Daniels left the workout early. 

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Sun Prairie's Jalen Johnson announces transfer Video included

Sun Prairie's Jalen Johnson announced on his Twitter Sunday night that he will be leaving the Cardinals to attend Nicolet High School.

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Posey's 4 hits help Giants end skid against Brewers

Buster Posey had four hits, including a three-run double to help San Francisco break out of a collective funk, and the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

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Jhoulys Chacin dominant in Brewers' 7-1 win over Giants

Jhoulys Chacin pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Christian Yelich homered for the second time in three days and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Saturday night.

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Brewers get 3B Mike Moustakas from Royals

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired third baseman Mike Moustakas from the Kansas City Royals, making their second deal in as many days as the club makes a push for its first playoff appearance since 2011.

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Braun’s offense helps Anderson to first win in nearly month

Ryan Braun hit an RBI single and drove in two runs to back Chase Anderson's first victory in nearly a month, leading Milwaukee to another late rally and 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants. 

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Edwards ready to lead Badgers defense Video included

TJ Edwards had a decision to make after the Orange Bowl. Fresh off an All-American season, he weighed his pro prospects but ultimately decided he had some unfinished business at Wisconsin.

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Report: Bucks sign Connaughton

The Bucks have added some backcourt depth by signing free agent Pat Connaughton, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. 

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Packers sign two, announce two other players have not reported

The Packers did a quick roster shuffle on the eve of training camp. The team has signed wide receivers Adonis Jennings and Kyle Lewis. Meanwhile, the team announced receiver Michael Clark and guard Cole Madison have been placed on the reserve/did not report list. 

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Harper hits 25th HR, Roark stops skid, Nats beat Brewers 7-3

Bryce Harper tied for the NL lead with his 25th home run, Tanner Roark pitched eight scoreless innings to end a seven-start winless streak the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Wednesday.  

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Wisconsin O-Line ready to roll in 2018 Video included

Wisconsin returns 10 of 11 of its offensive starters from the 2017 season, including all five offensive linemen.

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Former Badger coach Bret Bielema joins Patriots as consultant

Bret Bielema officially has a new job back in football.

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Fielder, Jenkins honored by Brewers

Prior to their game against the Nationals on Tuesday night, the Brewers honored two of the better power hitters in franchise history. Prince Fielder joined the Brewers Wall of Honor. Meanwhile, Geoff Jenkins joined the Brewers Walk of Fame. 

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Badgers take the stage at Big Ten Media Days Video included

Three Badgers seniors and head coach Paul Chryst unofficially kicked off the start of football by participating in the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Wisconsin enters fall camp with lofty expectations following a 13-1 season that culminated with a victory in the Orange Bowl. 

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Chacin, Yelich lead Brewers past Nationals 6-1

Christian Yelich had a base-loaded triple and Jhoulys Chacin had another strong start to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Monday night.    Erik Kratz drove in a pair of runs for the Brewers, who pulled within 2 1/2 games of NL Central leading Chicago, which lost to Arizona 7-1. Milwaukee won for just the second time in 10 games.    Chacin (9-3) limited Washington to one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings, a day after the Brewers used... More>>

Middleton's Alex Weiss plays 108 holes raising money along the way Video included

From start to finish, 12-year-old Alex Weiss of Middleton likes to play the game of golf. So much so, he played 108 holes in one day raising money for The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin at Bishops Bay Country Club on Tuesday.

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Brewers LHP Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for year

Brewers left-handed starter Brent Suter will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.  Suter had an MRI on Monday that revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

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Ohio State, Wisconsin place 2 on Big Ten preseason list

Ohio State and Wisconsin each placed two players on the Big Ten preseason honors list.    Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and running back J.K. Dobbins made the roster for the East Division, and Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and running back Jonathan Taylor were recognized on the West side. 

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Radicals ready for 5th straight Midwest Region Title Game Video included

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With Breese Stevens Field hosting the AUDL Championship weekend for the second time in three years, the Radicals are even more motivated to turn the AUDL champinship weekend into home field advantage.

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Brewers activate outfielder Ryan Braun from DL

The Milwaukee Brewers have activated Ryan Braun from the 10-day disabled list after the outfielder was sidelined by a strained back.

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Machado shines in Dodger debut as LA beats Brewers 6-4

Manny Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Friday night.

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Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologizes to teammates

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game.    Hader spoke with teammates before a home game Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was first game for the Brewers since the All-Star break.    Outfielder Brett Phillips says Hader offered a sincere apology. Manager Craig Counsell described Hader emotional and very remorseful.    The 24-year-old Hader als...

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Badgers picked to win the West in Big Ten preseason football poll

The Badgers are the unanimous favorites to repeat as Big Ten West Division champions again this season, according to the preseason football poll conducted by cleveland.com. 

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Tucker added to UW Athletics Hall of Fame

Alando Tucker's name was already prominently featured in the Badgers men's basketball record books. Now, it will be forever etched in the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. Tucker was the latest inductee announced by the university. 

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Pankowski's pups provide paws-itivity Video included

As Badger hockey star Annie Pankowski nears her return to the ice at LaBahn Arena, she's also raising a guide dog.

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One final game together for the Milz family Video included

Brody Milz has grown up on a football field with his father by his side. He will play one final high school game with his dad as his coach on Saturday in the WFCA All-Star game.

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Woods shoots even-par 71 at British Open

Tiger Woods steadied his creaking back nine with three straight pars in the final holes to shoot an even-par 71 in his opening round at Carnoustie.    ...

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Wisconsin women's hockey announces captains for upcoming season Video included

Senior Badger women’s hockey players Annie Pankowski and Sophia Shaver will be co-captains for the 2018-19 season, head coach Mark Johnson announced Wednesday.

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MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

Major League Baseball says Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game.

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Bucks sign Lopez

The Milwaukee Bucks have officially agreed to terms with free agent center Brook Lopez. The 10-year veteran spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Brooklyn Nets before joining the Los Angeles Lakers last season. 

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After devastating explosion, four Sun Prairie football players will play in WFCA All-Star Game Saturday Video included

On the campus of the University of Whitewater, some of the seniors from southern Wisconsin from last football season are spending their week. They're getting ready for the WFCA All-Star Game. Four players from Sun Prairie, are representing their home town this Saturday, and this year it has a different feeling after a devastating explosion to their community last week.

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Professional golf tournament coming to Janesville Country Club

For the first time, a professional golf tournament is coming to historic Janesville Country Club. The Symetra Tour announced they will be playing an event in conjunction with the LPGA Legends Tour in Janesville from Aug. 2-4, 2019. 

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Ilyasova returns to the Bucks

Ersan Ilyasova is headed back to Milwaukee. The Bucks announced they have signed the 10-year NBA veteran to a free agent contract.

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Madison's Daurice Fountain gets in final workouts before NFL training camp Video included

You might not believe that living out your dream would be that much work. Unless your dream is to play in the NFL, then that hard work is a reality.   Madison's Daurice Fountain is getting in his final workouts before heading to his first NFL training camp.

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Green Bay Packers says missing playoffs hurt bottom line

The Green Bay Packers' profit fell by nearly 50 percent in the last fiscal year as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade.    President and CEO Mark Murphy says the outlook for the Packers remains strong as the NFL's only publicly owned team released its 2018 financial statement. 

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Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Saturday they have fired manager Mike Matheny in his seventh season.

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Marte, Polanco go back-to-back again as Pirates top Brewers, again

Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Back-to-back homers in 1st carry Pirates past Brewers, 2-1

Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, and that was enough to push the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

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Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls Video included

Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team.    

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Bell's 4 hits send Pirates over Brewers 7-3

Josh Bell tied a career with four hits, Gregory Polanco homered and both drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.    

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Thursday nights are a drag at Madison Speedway Video included

One Thursday night each month in the summer at the Madison International Speedway is reserved for drag racing.  Some take trucks, the family sedan - even motorcycles. 

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Taillon, Mercer shine in Pirates' 6-3 win over Brewers

Jameson Taillon had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Jordy Mercer tied his career high with four RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Thursday night.

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Brewers release INF Sogard, reinstate LHP Miley

The Milwaukee Brewers made 7 roster moves on Thursday, including reinstating LHP Wade Miley from the 60-day disabled list and releasing infielder Eric Sogard.

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UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville football teams enter season ranked

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is well-represented in the 2018 preseason poll released by D3Football.com. Three WIAC schools crack the Top 25, including UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville. 

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Georgia Southern football to play at Wisconsin in 2023

Georgia Southern announced on Thursday the addition of Wisconsin to their 2023 football schedule.

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Brewers' Aguilar to participate in Home Run Derby

Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar will participate in the Home Run Derby at the MLB All-Star Game.

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"King of the Trenches" celebrates high school linemen Video included

Any football player will tell you that the offensive and defensive linemen are the unsung heroes of a team. They don't get much credit, but an event is trying to change that - even if just for a day. 

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Verona's Luehring announces transfer to Wisconsin Video included

For Verona High School graduate Alex Luehring, the idea of playing basketball at home recently took on a whole new meaning. Luehring recently announced her intention to transfer to Wisconsin to be closer to her ailing father.

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Brewers' Aguilar headed to All-Star game

The Brewers' social media blitz appears to have worked. First baseman Jesus Aguilar won the 'Final Vote' to earn a roster spot on the National League All-Star team. Aguilar earned 20,229,498 votes, the second highest total in the Final Vote since it began in 2002.

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Badgers wrestling team to say goodbye to Stickley

The Badgers wrestling team is planning to bus to Ohio to bid farewell to teammate Eli Stickley. The 21-year old died in a car crash on July 5 in Illinois. A memorial service is planned for Saturday at Stickley's home church of Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio. The Wisconsin athletics department is providing a bus for student-athletes and staff to attend. All of Stickley's teammates are expected to make the trip. For those unable to travel to the service, a live vide... More>>

Bucks sign DiVincenzo

The Bucks have signed first-round pick Donte DiVincenzo to his rookie scale contract.  

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Former Badgers coach, Pettinger, passes away

Legendary Badgers men's swimming and diving coach, Jack Pettinger has died at age 79. 

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Bairu named to UW Athletics Hall of Fame

Simon Bairu has run his way into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. The athletic department announced Bairu as the newest addition to this year's incoming Hall of Fame class.  

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A life and career spent in the minor leagues for Madison's Brian "Doc" Thorson Video included

In minor league baseball with the Beloit Snappers the players and coaches may pass on through, but not head athletic trainer Brian "Doc" Thorson. He has been a staple in the Oakland Athletics farm system for nearly four decades.

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Reserve Holaday's hit helps Miami beat Brewers 4-3 in 10

Backup catcher Bryan Holaday hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the 10th inning Monday, and the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3.    

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Anderson named to UW Athletics Hall of Fame

Jolene Anderson re-wrote the record books at Wisconsin. Now, her name will be etched in the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. The Badgers basketball star was named the newest inductee in this year's incoming Hall of Fame class.  

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Joe Schobert's #23 Retired at High School Video included

Waukesha West High School retired the #23 of former Badger Joe Schobert on Sunday.

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3 Brewers Selected to MLB All-Star Game

3 Brewers were picked to participate in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game on July 17th in Washington, D.C, while a 4th is a part of the final fan vote to make it in.

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Aguilar, Perez power Brewers past Braves 10-3

 Jesus Aguilar homered twice, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 on Sunday.

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Report: Brook Lopez going to Milwaukee

Brook Lopez has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the terms to The Associated Press on Sunday.

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Brewers activate Cain, place Braun and Pina on DL

The Milwaukee Brewers have activated centerfielder Lorenzo Cain off the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Manny Pina on the DL as part of eight roster moves on Sunday.

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Sanchez sharp as Braves beat Brewers 5-1 to snap skid

Anibal Sanchez pitched effectively into the seventh and Freddie Freeman added three hits, lifting the slumping Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

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Cubs rally for 4 in 8th to beat Reds 8-7

As far as Javier Baez is concerned, no deficit is too big for the Chicago Cubs to overcome. Baez and his teammates showed why he feels that way on Saturday.

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Aguilar homers as Brewers beat Braves 5-4

Jesus Aguilar hit his 20th homer, rookie Freddy Peralta pitched six sharp innings and the surging Milwaukee Brewers held off the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.

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UW wrestler dies in Illinois car crash

Wisconsin Athletics announced on Friday that junior wrestler Eli Stickley has died.

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Tucker returns to Wisconsin Athletics Video included

Alando Tucker left Wisconsin on top of the record books as the Badgers' career leader in scoring. Now, he's returning to campus to share his journey with the next crop of Badgers.

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Brewers sign top draft pick, SS Brice Turang

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Friday the signing of their first-round selection, shortstop Brice Turang (21st overall), from the 2018 MLB Draft. 

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Byrnes lead USAC Silver Crown into Madison Video included

On a hot summer night in Southern Wisconsin, the Byrne family from Shullsburg is right where they always are. At the race track, full filling a need for speed. 

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Brewers activate Saladino from DL, DFA Sogard

Tyler Saladino was activated from the disabled list and in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup Thursday as they prepared to open a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves.

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Bucks make assistant coaching moves

The Milwaukee Bucks name Josh Longstaff as an assistant coach and appoints Vin Baker as basketball operations associate/director of program development.

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Chestnut downs a record 74 franks for 11th title

Defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut chomped down a record 74 franks and buns to take home his 11th title at the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

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Rookie Nate Orf's homer helps Brewers beat Twins 3-2

 Nate Orf hit a solo homer in Milwaukee's two-run seventh after going hitless in his first seven major league at-bats, helping the Brewers beat the sliding Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Wednesday.

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Contreras HR, 3 RBIs lead Cubs past Tigers for 6th straight

Javier Baez stole home and Willson Contreras hit a tie-breaking homer and to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Wednesday for their sixth straight victory.

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Sun Prairie grad joining elite synchronized skating team Video included

A local ice skater is training in Sun Prairie, preparing to move out of Wisconsin to join an exclusive synchronized skating team.

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Sun Prairie's Jalen Johnson grows as a player and as one of the nations top recruits Video included

At 16-years-old and 6-foot-8, Jalen Johnson is not only becoming the best high school player in Wisconsin, but also in the country for the class of 2020, now let the recruiting begin.

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Stoughton's Hunter Lewis heads to Croatia for Cadet World Championships Video included

Wrestling practice one morning, and board five different flights halfway across the world the next. Stoughton senior Hunter Lewis has traveled the world to wrestle and this week he's adding another country to his list for the Cadet World Championships in Croatia. 

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LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

LeBron James' management group says he's signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Kelly loses lead, then regains it, at US Senior Open

Madison native Jerry Kelly squandered the lead, then regained it, and will head into the final day of the U.S. Senior Open with a one-shot advantage over David Toms.

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Lorenzen's pinch-hit grand slam leads Reds over Brewers 12-3

Reliever Michael Lorenzen hit the second grand slam by a Reds pitcher in a week, and Cincinnati pulled away to a 12-3 victory Saturday that ended its seven-game losing streak against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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NBA sets $101.9M salary cap for 2018-19 season

NBA teams will be working with a salary cap of $101,869,000 for the coming season, with a salary tax level of $123,733,000.

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Kelly heads into weekend at US Senior Open with 1-shot lead

Jerry Kelly took a one-shot lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez into the weekend at the U.S. Senior Open. 

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Roy Boone Summer League back for 4th season Video included

The Wisconsin men's basketball team doesn't play games for the public in the summer, but you can check out some former Badgers hooping it up in the Roy Boone Summer League.

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Dayne talks Taylor, dropping son off at BC Video included

WKOW caught up with Wisconsin's all-time leading rusher, Ron Dayne, to chat about Jonathan Taylor - the running back working to break his records - and dropping his son, Javian, off at Boston College.

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Thames homers, benches clear as Brewers beat Reds 6-4

Eric Thames hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers slowed the Cincinnati Reds' best surge of the season with a 6-4 victory.    

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Kelly shoots 66, opens 2-shot lead at US Senior Open

Jerry Kelly made his only bogey of the day on No. 18 to close out the first round of the U.S. Senior Open with a two-shot lead at 4-under 66.    

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Tischke named Badgers hockey captain

The Badgers men's hockey team is looking to senior Peter Tischke for leadership this season. The defenseman has been named the team captain for the 2018-19 season. 

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High five: Royals bust out bats to beat Brewers 5-4

Mike Moustakas' solo homer opened a five-run seventh inning that snapped an extended run-scoring slump for the Kansas City Royals, who held off the Milwaukee Brewers in the ninth for a 5-4 win on Wednesday.    Danny Duffy (4-7) allowed five hits over six effective innings for the Royals, who split a two-game interleague series with the NL Central-leading Brewers.    The Royals then called on Wily Peralta, a former Brewer, to close out the game after Brad Miller hit... More>>

Peltonen to join Wisconsin men’s hockey

Wisconsin men's hockey head coach Tony Granato has announced the signing of defenseman Jesper Peltonen to a National Letter of Intent.

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Peralta delivers again, Brewers hit 3 HRs to beat Royals 5-1

Freddy Peralta pitched one-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, Jesus Aguilar hit one of Milwaukee's three homers and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Tuesday night.    Peralta (3-0) allowed a leadoff double in the third to Adalberto Mondesi and also allowed a walk in the second. The 22-year-old rookie was perfect otherwise, striking out 10 in his fourth major league start.    Aguilar, Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun homered off starter Jakob Junis ... More>>

Lee Evans returns for youth football camp Video included

Former Badgers and NFL wide receiver Lee Evans returned to Madison on Tuesday for a three day youth football camp with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.

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Brewers put CF Cain on DL with groin strain, recall Broxton

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed centerfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 10-day disabled with a left groin strain and recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs.    

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Weaver, Martinez pace Cards past Brewers

Luke Weaver settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

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Fans come out for celebrity foursome at AmFam Video included

Fans packed onto every hole on the back nine at University Ridge Golf Course on Saturday to see former Packers QB Brett Favre, former Yankee Derek Jeter, and former pro golfers Lee Trevino and Andy North.

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Pack is close, but Toledo leads after AmFam Day 2 Video included

After getting out to a day one lead shooting 64 (-8) on Friday, hometown golfer Steve Stricker fell back to tie for 14th place after shooting a 74 (+2) at the American Family Insurance Championship on Saturday.

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Molina's 2 homers boost Cardinals past Brewers

Yadier Molina homered twice to back a strong start by Miles Mikoas and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

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Three more Wisconsin Badgers taken in 2018 NHL Draft

Madison – For the third consecutive year, four members of the Wisconsin men's hockey program have been chosen in the NHL draft. After No. 22 overall pick K'Andre Miller went to the New York Rangers on Friday, Ty Emberson, Sampo Ranta and Jack Gorniak were chosen by the end of the fourth round on Saturday at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. The 2018 draft marks just the third time in school history that four Wisconsin players were taken in the first four rounds (2008, 2016), ... More>>

Brewers recall IF Miller, send down struggling OF Santana

The Milwaukee Brewers recalled veteran infielder Brad Miller from Triple A Colorado Springs and optioned struggling outfielder Domingo Santana.

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Former Badger hockey broadcaster raising funds to combat Alzheimer's Video included

There's a new initiative at the AmFam Championship this year to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

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Badgers' Miller drafted in first round of NHL Draft

Incoming Badgers defenseman K'Andre Miller was selected No. 22 overall in the NHL Draft by the New York Rangers. 

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Stricker leads after first day of American Family Championship Video included

Tournament host Steve Stricker is standing on top of the leaderboard after the first round of the American Family Championship at University Ridge Golf Course. 

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Suter goes 7, Brewers beat error-prone Cardinals 11-3

Brent Suter pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 11-3 Thursday night.    

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Bucks draft Villanova's DiVincenzo in first round

The Milwaukee Bucks have added the star of the NCAA national championship game to the roster. The team selecting Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo with the No. 17 overall selection in the NBA Draft. 

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Jerry Kelly enjoys rivalry with Stricker

Local golf fans won't just be rooting for American Family Insurance Championship tournament host Steve Stricker this weekend at University Ridge Golf Course. They'll also be rooting for another local - Jerry Kelly.

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Couples returns to defend his American Family Championship title Video included

Fred Couples made a dandy debut at the American Family Championship a year ago. He shot -15 for the tournament to claim the title. However, he returns this year while battling back issues that have sidelined him much of the season.

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Badgers basketball adds two walk-ons

The Badgers men's basketball team has added a pair of walk-ons for the upcoming season. Head coach Greg Gard announced the additions of Owen Hamilton and Carter Higginbottom. 

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Stricker impressed with AmFam Championship's growth Video included

Stricker says he is excited to be back in his hometown at the tournament that bears his name, and more importantly - to help raise money for charity.

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Tee times set for American Family Championship Video included

The tee times have been set for the opening round of the American Family Championship at University Ridge Golf Course on Friday. Golfers from the PGA TOUR Champions circuit will start teeing off at 9:00 a.m. 

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Rookie Peralta leads Brewers by Pirates 3-2

Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed two hits in six stellar innings, Jesus Aguilar hammered his 14th home run of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Tuesday night.    

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Brewers designate struggling reliever Logan for assignment

The Boone Logan experiment is over in Milwaukee.    The NL Central-leading Brewers designated the left-handed reliever for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for rookie starter Freddy Peralta.    

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Rain clears for Am Fam players to get on the course Video included

Morning rain canceled The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin Skills Challenge, but the weather improved in the afternoon for players for this weekends Am Fam to get out on the driving range and golf course.

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Pirates' Williams, 2 relievers 2-hit Brewers in 1-0 win

Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.    

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American Family Championship poised for growth in Year Three Video included

The American Family Championship is ready to tee it up for the third year of the tournament. The tournament has drawn more than 50,000 spectators to Madison in each of the first two years.

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Four more players qualify for American Family Championship Video included

Four players qualified today for the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship, completing the 78-player field that will begin tournament play Friday at University Ridge Golf Course. 

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Hoskins, Knapp hit home runs, Phillies slow down Brewers 4-1

 Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Knapp hit home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies, despite stranding 15 runners, defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Saturday.

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Oregon girls soccer falls in WIAA D2 Championship Video included

After a hard fought battle, the Oregon girls soccer team fell in the Division 2 state championship game, 2-0 to Brookfield Central, on Saturday.

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Montee Ball's Swing Fore Recovery golf event Video included

Former Badgers running back Montee Ball continues to make a comeback.. Off the field. On Friday he hosted his first ever Swing Fore Recovery golf event help raising money for UW student athletes that need to get treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld and Sugar River both fall in semifinals of state soccer

Day two of the WIAA State Girls Soccer Tournament didn't go well for Madison area teams. In Divisions 3 and 4, Sugar River (Belleville/New Glarus) and Wisconsin Heights were shut out in their games having their seasons come to an end. 

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Stricker makes 27 consecutive cut in a PGA major event

The U.S. Open cut sliced off some huge names.  Gone are Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. Steve Stricker made the cut at +8 for his 27 consecutive time at a PGA Major event.

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Waunakee wins first baseball state title Video included

For the first time in school history, Waunakee is celebrating a baseball state championship. The Warriors edged Arrowhead 3-1 in the WIAA Division 1 title game. 

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Oregon soccer advances to state championship game Video included

For the third time in four seasons, the Oregon girls soccer team will play in the state championship game. The Panthers beat New Berlin Eisenhower 2-0 in the WIAA Division 2 semifinals. 

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Oregon soccer returns to state for fourth straight year Video included

The Oregon girls soccer team is back in familiar territory. They will compete in the WIAA State Tournament in Milwaukee for the fourth consecutive season when they face New Berlin Eisenhower in the Division 2 semifinals. 

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Jefferson slugs past Mosinee in state semifinals

The Jefferson baseball team used an 11-run third inning to roll past Mosinee 14-2 in five innings in the WIAA Division 2 semifinals. 

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Ithaca baseball falls in state semifinals Video included

The Athens baseball team scored three runs in the sixth inning to rally past Ithaca 3-1 in the WIAA State Tournament. 

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Cain, Chacin pace Brewers past Cubs 1-0

Lorenzo Cain homered and Jhoulys Chacin combined with three relievers on a six-hitter to give the Milwaukee Brewers their second straight shutout of the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 on Wednesday.   

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Mineral Point baseball falls in first state appearance Video included

The Mineral Point baseball team's first trip to state was shorter than they would have liked. The Pointers fell to St. Mary Catholic 4-0 in the Division 3 semifinals. 

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Thorp baseball rallies late to beat Johnson Creek Video included

Thorp scored two runs in the seventh inning to slip past Johnson Creek 6-5 in the WIAA Division 4 State Baseball Tournament. 

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Anderson stymies Cubs as Brewers regain first place

Chase Anderson pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to take advantage of some rare run support, and the Milwaukee Brewers two-hit the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Tuesday night to take back first place in the NL Central.    Travis Shaw hit a pair of two-run doubles, and Anderson (5-5) locked it down from there to end Milwaukee's seven-game skid against the Cubs. The Brewers had been shut out in Anderson's three most recent starts against Chicago.    Anderson threw a Brewers' ... More>>

Waunakee baseball advances to state title game for first time since 1978 Video included

The Waunakee baseball team will play for a state championship for the first time in school history. The Warriors advanced to the title game by edging Green Bay Preble 3-1 in 11 innings. 

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Janesville Craig baseball rolls in state opener Video included

The Janesville Craig baseball team had little trouble rolling past Milwaukee King 8-0 in the WIAA Division 1 State Quarterfinals. 

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Waunakee baseball team beats Eau Claire North in state opener Video included

The Waunakee baseball team had a roller coaster ride in the first game of the WIAA State Tournament but came out with a 12-8 victory over Eau Claire North. 

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Mineral Point is on point and headed to the state tournament Video included

The Mineral Point baseball team is young but getting hot down the stretch of the season on their way to the school's first ever WIAA State Baseball Tournament berth on Wednesday. 

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Thumbs up: Brewers activate Eric Thames from disabled list

The Milwaukee Brewers have reinstated first baseman Eric Thames from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Brandon Woodruff to Triple-A Colorado Springs.    

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Waunakee baseball returns to state Video included

For the first time in school history, the Waunakee baseball team is making a second straight trip to the WIAA State Tournament. 

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Janesville Craig baseball has high expectations for State tournament berth Video included

With a 22-5 record, the Janesville Craig Cougars are one of eight high school baseball teams in Division 1 still playing in the state. The Cougars are making their third trip to State in the last four seasons.

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