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WIAA signs off on pandemic overhaul for high school sports

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The body that governs Wisconsin high school sports approved a major overhaul Friday to season structures heading into the new school year, including lengthening games and extending seasons beyond state championship tournaments. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association said the changes are designed to give athletes the best chance to play as […]

Darvish takes no-hitter into 7th, Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish knew his pitch count was climbing, but he wasn’t exactly showing signs of fatigue, either. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his third straight dominant start, and the major league-leading Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday night. Darvish (3-1) allowed just one hit — […]

Lindsay says addition of Melvin Gordon isn’t what drives him in ’20

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Phillip Lindsay insists his noticeably bigger biceps have nothing to do with the Denver Broncos’ signing of free agent Melvin Gordon. “I don’t need another man to fuel my fire,” said Lindsay, the only undrafted running back in NFL history to make it to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and […]

No Giannis, nothing to play for, Grizzlies roll past Bucks, reach West play-in round

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With their season on the line, Jonas Valanciunas and Ja Morant teamed up to make history and keep the Memphis Grizzlies’ playoff hopes alive. Valanciunas and Moranth had triple-doubles, Dillon Brooks scored 31 points and the Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-106 on Thursday to wrap up a spot […]

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at home. Minnesota starter […]

Antetokounmpo suspended for Bucks’ finale over headbutt

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season, handed a one-game penalty Wednesday for headbutting Washington’s Moe Wagner. It’s unknown if Antetokounmpo would have played in Thursday’s game against Memphis anyway, given that the Bucks have already secured the No. 1 overall seed in […]

Gyorko’s blast helps Brewers rally to beat Twins 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Tuesday. The Brewers started their winning rally when Christian Yelich beat the Twins’ shift with a one-out double. With the Twins moving their infield to the right […]

Bucks beat Wizards 126-113 despite Antetokounmpo ejection

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was fed up with the pushing and shoving. The normally mild-mannered Bucks star lost his cool Tuesday night and was ejected in the second quarter of Milwaukee’s 126-113 win over the Washington Wizards after he headbutted Moritz Wagner. Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn’t like […]

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football, amid pandemic

The Big Ten and Pac-12 called off their fall football seasons on Tuesday because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football’s five power conferences out of a crumbling season. Five months after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament, the still raging […]

Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. Upon clearing […]

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