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Unbeaten Michigan could be No. 1 if it beats Badgers on road

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 2 Michigan at Wisconsin. The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0) go into Madison on Saturday off six straight wins by at least 10 points. The Badgers (11-6, 3-3), who erased a 21-point deficit before losing in overtime to Maryland on Monday, have lost four of five and are trying to avoid a […]

Antetokounmpo leads streaking Bucks past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are doing more than just winning. They are dominating opponents. The Bucks won their third straight game and 14th of the last 17 Wednesday night with a 111-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The victory marked the 23rd time the Bucks have won by double-digits and they entered […]

Packers name Jags assistant Hackett as offensive coordinator

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired former Jacksonville assistant Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired in November after Jacksonville lost its seventh consecutive game. New […]

Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’

ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is “uncharted territory” amid planning for one of the world’s biggest sporting […]

Embiid, Butler troll Timberwolves in 42-point 76ers win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler’s final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him. At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting gift for his old […]

Yasmani Grandal chose Brewers for family and chance to win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Asked why he agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee rather than multiyear offers from other teams, catcher Yasmani Grandal gave two simple reasons: the chance to win and family. Grandal lives in Peoria, Arizona, not far from the Brewers’ spring training camp. “My wife told me: ‘You get to have spring […]

Antetokounmpo has triple-double as Bucks crush Heat

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Milwaukee Bucks cruised past the Miami Heat 124-86 on Tuesday night. Eric Bledsoe had 17 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 16 for Milwaukee, which has won 13 of 16 dating to Dec. 14. […]

Badgers come back from 21-point, second-half deficit only to lose in final minute vs. No. 19 Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ranked again for the first time since early December, Maryland looked every bit like an AP Top 25 team against Wisconsin— for 30 minutes. After that, not so much. Anthony Cowan Jr. hit a pivotal 3-pointer with 44 seconds left, and the No. 19 Terrapins pulled out a 64-60 victory […]

Yasmani Grandal, Brewers finalize $18.25M, 1-year contract

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract. The deal, agreed to last week subject to a successful physical, includes a $16 million salary this year and a $16 million option for 2020 with a $2.25 million buyout. Either side may turn down the option. “Yasmani […]

All-Star vote process meant to stop Zaza may stop Wade, Doncic from being starter

The NBA changed the All-Star voting process two years ago, in part to prevent Zaza Pachulia being elected a starter. Instead, it might keep Dwyane Wade from being one — again. Luka Doncic and Derrick Rose, too. Entering the last full week of balloting, Wade would be in a good position for a farewell All-Star […]

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