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Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month. It lacks any indication that the 2019 title was actually his second championship. Busch wants it fixed so it displays exactly what he’s earned. He has studied the issue and knows […]

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into Olympic icons, while also symbolizing the power […]

No more Miller Park, Brewers rename field

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced Tuesday evening that Miller Park will become American Family Field next Jan. 1. A new logo and other branding elements will be revealed later this year. […]

Beanballs, boos, lost legacy? Astros, MLB brace for fallout

AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training. On and off the field, the fallout from one of the biggest scandals in Major League Baseball history is bound to carry over. […]

Journeyman Raheem Mostert Becomes Star For 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Before taking the field each week, Raheem Mostert seeks out motivation. There it is in a list of all the times he’s been cut by NFL teams. Philadelphia, Miami and Baltimore all let Mostert go in 2015. Cleveland, the Jets and Chicago all sent him packing the following year before […]

Vikings Pick Up 5 Additions To Pro Bowl, Including Cousins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks and cornerback Xavier Rhodes were picked as […]

DNR: Total 2019 Wisconsin deer kill down 14%

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters in Wisconsin killed nearly 50,000 fewer deer last year than in 2018, according to a report state Department of Natural Resources officials planned to submit to their board Tuesday. Hunters killed 288,025 deer across all seasons, including archery, the November nine-day gun season, the youth hunt and the muzzleloader season, […]

Aaron Rodgers says ‘window’s open’ on another title run

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The 2019 season for the Green Bay Packers marked the dawn of a new era. Matt LaFleur took over and won more games than any first-year coach in franchise history. The final result again fell short of the Packers’ goal of winning it all, but this time it had a […]

Antetokounmpo has triple-double as Bucks down Bulls 111-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks committed 23 turnovers — and won anyway. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. finished strong on Monday. Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point, and the Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 111-98 to sweep the four-game season series. Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for […]

When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No. 2.

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball’s Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be No. 2. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player to appear on every ballot when he swept 425 votes in last year’s election. Ken Griffey Jr. was three votes short […]

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