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What. Just. Happened? March Madness

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A comeback for the ages by Nevada. An entire region left without a Top 4 seed in the Sweet 16 for the first time in tourney history. The 16-seed winner UMBC, falling short in its attempt […]

New OF Christian Yelich gives Brewers lefty bat, flexibility

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is giving the Milwaukee Brewers’ outfield a new look. The Brewers could plug him into the No. 2 spot in the lineup, while Yelich has shown the ability to play every outfield position. “They had a good thing going last year and fell just a little short” of the playoffs, […]

Giannis has 38, as Magic end five-game skid against Bucks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks. Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night. Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and […]

Recently convicted felon, who averages 29 a game, will play in state tourney against Central

A Milwaukee teenager, who could face prison time for armed robbery, has been cleared to play in the WIAA boys basketball tournament Friday … against Central. The 6-foot-5 Deontay Long averages 29 points a game for sixth-ranked Milwaukee Washington (23-3), which meets No.2-ranked Central (24-2) at 3:15 p.m. Friday from the Kohl Center in Madison. […]

Jennings gets near triple-double as Bucks hand Memphis 18th straight loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Jennings feels a sense of urgency in trying to prove he belongs back in the NBA after signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings, who joined the team Sunday, took a huge step in that direction Monday night, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds off […]

Industry: $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America’s gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally or off-the-books. That’s one of the reasons the American Gaming Association favors the full legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court […]

Orioles invite kids to attend games free with paying adult

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fulfilling a child’s request to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is going to be cheaper at Camden Yards this season. The Baltimore Orioles have launched a program that will enable kids to attend home games free of charge. Every adult who purchases a regularly-priced upper deck ticket can bring up […]

Brewers tab righty Chase Anderson for opening-day start

PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have picked right-hander Chase Anderson to start on opening day on March 29 at San Diego. The 30-year-old Anderson had the best season of his four-year career in 2017, going 12-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 25 starts. He will be making his first career opening day start when […]

Twins finalize $12M Lynn deal to further upgrade rotation

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — By patiently monitoring baseball’s slow-moving market this winter, the Minnesota Twins have made several significant improvements to the team that made a surprise run last season to the AL wild card game. The Twins finalized a $12 million, one-year contract on Monday with right-hander Lance Lynn, another low-risk move toward strengthening […]

Michigan universities seek delay on Nassar-inspired bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s 15 public universities on Monday asked the Legislature to delay voting on bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, expressing concern about measures that would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity defense for governmental agencies. The Senate is posed to […]

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