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Michigan OG Ben Bredeson headed home to play Wisconsin

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ben Bredeson had a chance to cash in on his potential this year in the NFL. The All America offensive guard, though, chose to stay at Michigan for his senior season and to take out an insurance policy, providing some financial protection if an injury hurts his stock in the […]

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s escalating China trade wars. So, the question is, will American fans of sports stars like Los Angeles Lakers’ James be willing […]

Spangenberg steps in to lead offense, while Brewers staff pitches two-hitter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Spangenberg helped the Milwaukee Brewers keep pace in their playoff push and ensured another losing season for his old team Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 Monday night. Milwaukee won for the 10th time […]

Yelich says he had ‘pity party’ for himself after injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich said he had a “pity party” for himself after fracturing his right kneecap. Hurt when he fouled off a pitch last week, the reigning NL MVP will miss the rest of the season as the Milwaukee Brewers try to make the playoffs. The projected recovery time for the two-time All-Star […]

Call to arms: Saints, Steelers reel with Brees, Big Ben out

Few scenes Sunday seemed more incongruous than Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger on the sideline watching their teams trying to score without them. Even odder is the news Monday that Big Ben is done for the year with an elbow injury, and Brees is having hand surgery that will sideline him for a long period. […]

Different court: Minnesota’s Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary. He is […]

Packers ride Rodgers’ hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That’s it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “The biggest thing is that we’re 2-0,” he said. “I know we owe a lot of that […]

Braun’s two-out, 9th-inning, grand slam lifts Brewers past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun still stands out at opportune times for the Milwaukee Brewers. “I’m not as good as I was,” the 35-year-old said. “But in big moments, I’m the guy still.” Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam off Junior Fernández with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Brewers beat the […]

Zack Baun emerging as leader for stout Wisconsin defense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s defense hasn’t dropped off a bit after losing last year’s top pass rusher, Andrew Van Ginkel, to the NFL. Zack Baun, who had 2½ sacks in 25 career games before this season, is a big reason why. Responding to a challenge from coach Paul Chryst to improve his pass rush […]

Braun homers, Brewers beat Marlins 3-2 for 7th straight win

MIAMI — Ryan Braun honored injured teammate Christian Yelich the past two days by wearing his No. 22 jersey underneath his own. Braun then put on a Yelich-like performance Thursday, hitting a two-run homer that helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 to complete a four-game sweep that extended their winning streak to […]

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