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As NBA training camps open, and many stories worth noting

MIAMI (AP) — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here’s 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: ___ JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s likely temporary. The first big saga of […]

Former Loggers pitcher, Scherzer, makes history, eclipsing 300K for season with 10 strikeout performance

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription “300 Ks” in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he’d just accomplished. “It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark,” Scherzer said, who played for the La Crosse Loggers […]

HOLY YELICH. Can you say MVP?

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Christian Yelich homered and drove in six runs, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers hurt St. Louis’ playoff chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. MVP case closed? pic.twitter.com/H8b0g9Fnun — MLB (@MLB) September 26, 2018 Ryan Braun went deep twice and Jesus Aguilar also connected as Milwaukee won […]

Vikings DE Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Last week, the Minnesota Vikings were concerned enough about Everson Griffen’s state of mind that they barred the three-time Pro Bowl defensive end from practice until he had a mental health evaluation. After a scary series of incidents on Saturday, Griffen remained away from the team on Tuesday and out of […]

Brewers top Cardinals, open three-game lead for wildcard

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A chuckling Eric Thames said it felt so good he almost ripped third base out of the ground and hoisted it above his head. A lot of that going around for Milwaukee these days. Thames tripled and scored on reliever Bud Norris’ throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Brewers […]

With new coach and new arena, Giannis, Bucks are all smiles

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was all smiles but had no jokes. The Milwaukee Bucks’ All-Star forward was more business this time around: While he didn’t indulge reporters by opening his media day session on Monday with a gag, as he had done in previous years, Antetokounmpo still flashed an infectious grin. Things are looking […]

Humbled Vikings seek to move forward from annual dud

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a boost from an illegal block penalty by the Buffalo Bills during a punt, the Minnesota Vikings finally crossed midfield with 9:36 left in the third quarter. Their next two plays were an incompletion and an interception. That was a fitting sequence in a game dominated from start to finish by, […]

ICYMI in NFL Week 3: When is a sack legal? Hard to know now

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sure does seem as if “When is a sack just a sack?” is quickly becoming the NFL’s new “Did that player lower his helmet too much?” or “What, exactly, is a catch?” It’s a fundamental element of football — how a pass-rusher is allowed to bring a QB down to the […]

Packers lose DL Wilkerson for season after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson underwent surgery on his left ankle after the Green Bay Packers’ loss at Washington on Sunday and will be lost for the season. The surgery was performed in the Washington area and Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Wilkerson’s injury was “significant.” Wilkerson’s foot was […]

Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a new deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler is still waiting to get a new address. Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Timberwolves, securing his future there while Butler’s remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Towns will […]

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