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Broxton back for Brewers; Barnes, Wilkerson optioned

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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. The Brewers, who were off Monday, plan to make another roster move before their game Tuesday at the Chicago Cubs. The slick-fielding Broxton has a .185 average […]

Museum to honor Green Bay Packers’ first black players

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin museum is highlighting the contribution of the Green Bay Packers’ first African-American players in a new exhibit, as the team the gears up to celebrate its centenary in professional football. Neville Public Museum executive director Beth Lemke says adding the exhibit called “Delay of Game” will help visitors […]

Strong at core, Wisconsin’s rugged D gets makeover on edges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Strong at its core, Wisconsin’s defense is undergoing a makeover on the edges. Coach Paul Chryst needs new starters at both defensive end positions, both outside linebacker positions, and both cornerback spots. It might be asking a lot for most other teams to play top 10-caliber defense with that kind of […]

Lynx star, Minnesota legend: Whalen to retire from WNBA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen retires from the WNBA at the end of this season, the gritty Minnesota Lynx point guard won’t have trouble figuring out what to do next. She’s already started the next stage, after all, as the head coach at her alma mater. Even before she was hired in the spring […]

Column: Is there a path forward in NFL protests?

The players kneel. The president tweets. And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider. So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren’t backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist […]

Late Atlanta HR does in Brewers

ATLANTA (AP) — As he watched hitter after hitter reach base for Milwaukee, Brian Snitker felt like his Braves were always behind. Way behind. Instead, Atlanta stayed close despite being outhit 19-9 and took advantage of Ozzie Albies’ tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to beat the Brewers 8-7 on Sunday. “At one point of […]

Packers OLB Reggie Gilbert making move, impressing in Year 3

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ defense needs someone to step up behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry at outside linebacker. Reggie Gilbert is starting to make his move. After a strong showing during the team’s preseason-opening victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, Gilbert got extensive work with the starting […]

Green Bay’s three rookie receivers have so-so debut

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The three rookie receivers of the Green Bay Packers had a mixed debut. J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown had their moments, but also showed room for improvement in the Green Bay Packers’ 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. Valdes-Scantling, a fifth-round pick from South […]

On the brink: Woods electrifies in 2nd-place finish at PGA

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The ball rested on the edge of the cup, its logo peeking into the hole for what felt like forever. Back in the day, that ball dropped for Tiger Woods. On Sunday, it wouldn’t budge. Yes, Woods finished second by two strokes to Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship to extend […]

Braun, Moustakas deliver big in Brewers win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Braun’s spectacular catch in left field was just what the Milwaukee Brewers needed with another potential loss looming. With a runner on second base and the Brewers down one run to the Braves with two outs in the seventh inning, Braun ran hard to his right and dove to rob pinch-hitter […]

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