Sunday, 07 July 2013 14:35

    Brewers need a maid

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    By RICK SOLEM
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    It’s time to clean house.

    The Brewers are awful. Big surprise. They have the fourth-worst record in baseball (35-51) behind the Miami Marlins (32-54), Houston Astros (32-56) and Chicago White Sox (34-50).

    They aren’t going to win anything any time soon and the couple studs they have are in their prime. But if they’re not winning with them now, then it’s time to ship them, right?

    Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:27

    Bucks: Goodbye J.J., Hello O.J.

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    Column: RICK SOLEM
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    Goodbye J.J. Hello O.J. ... Mayo that is.

    The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly signed shooting guard O.J. Mayo on Wednesday, a day after trading shooting guard J.J. Reddick.

    Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:57

    Game 7: Spurs-Heat

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    Game 7: This is all I wanted, one game for the championship.

    It makes you kind of wish every sport had a one-game playoff like the two most popular postseasons – the NFL and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

    But, here we go, one game between two teams that are so unalike.

    Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:18

    Rudd running toward Team USA

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    DES MOINES, Iowa - You may remember this name: Julia Rudd.

    She was the 2004 Division III National Champion in the Steeplechase for UW-La Crosse. She’s an 11 time All-American and is the UW-L record holder in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter steeplechase races.

    Tuesday, 18 June 2013 21:52

    Miami to cover Green ... now

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    It’s all over.

    The San Antonio run to a fifth NBA Championship since 1999 ends tonight.

    It’s Game 6. The Spurs have a 3-2 series lead over the Miami Heat. And Danny Green was on his way to being the Finals MVP, mainly because he’s currently 25-for-38 from beyond the arc, but not anymore. None of that matters now. Now that Chris Bosh has spoken.

    "He has a knack for shooting, but he won't be open tonight," Bosh said Tuesday. "We'll see how he shoots with somebody always on him."

    Monday, 17 June 2013 22:53

    Milwaukee rejoice: Monta's leaving

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    Column: RICK SOLEM
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    It appears to be a sad day in Milwaukee.

    Shooting guard Monta Ellis opted out of his one-year, $11 million player option and declined the Milwaukee Bucks three-year, $36 million offer to test free agency.

    Appearances can be deceiving.

    Thursday, 13 June 2013 20:13

    Westby title did in by one mistake

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    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – The game was in hand. A state championship was in sight.

    And then it all slipped away.

    Tuesday, 11 June 2013 18:08

    QB O'Brien leaves Badgers

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    Danny O'Brien has left the University of Wisconsin football team.

    Just a year after transferring from Maryland to Wisconsin, O'Brien won't be back, buried on this year's depth chart.

    Monday, 10 June 2013 06:05

    MN State Track: Gibson medals thrice

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    Taylor Gibson’s career at La Crescent High School ended strong.

    Gibson finished with a second and a pair of thirds at the Class A MSHSL track and field championships last weekend at Hamline University.

    Monday, 10 June 2013 05:21

    Winona's Clark gets silver

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    ST. PAUL – Travion Clark was under the radar heading into the MSHSL Class AA state track and field championships.

    The Winona High School senior came in an 11th seed in the 200-meter dash and had the 15th fastest time in the state during the season.