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Former La Crosse Logger Chis Sale drops to 0-5 for Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is still searching for answers — and a victory, too. The Boston Red Sox ace remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson’s two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz’s two-run triple in the second during a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on […]

Iowa Cubs pitcher finds peace in low-cost tiny home he built

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most players for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of the team’s minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built tiny house this summer. Trevor Clifton was a 12th round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He made […]

AP source: Gio González, Brewers agree to 1-year, $2M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. González was 10-11 […]

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it’s […]

Wainwright heats up, Cards beat Brewers, who have lost 7 of 8

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher reached a career milestone, while another added to his growing reputation as one of the league’s toughest relievers. Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory as Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on […]

Iowa among handful of states poised to legalize sports betting

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would be the first states to […]

While paying respect to past, Packers LaFleur focused on future

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Going into his first practice as Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur is trying to downplay the past. At least a little bit. “I wanted to make it about these guys,” LaFleur said following Tuesday’s minicamp practice. “When you come to the Green Bay Packers, obviously, you respect the tradition, the […]

With O-line still in flux, Vikings have clear need in draft

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will be constructing a new front five yet again this year. Perhaps this will be the spring they can finally plant a couple of seeds for stability. The Vikings have consistently fielded one of the NFL’s best defenses since coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014. In the two […]

Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week’s draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons. “With some of the things that we’ve done, I think where our team sits today, I’m […]

7 Big Ten teams will extend QB competitions into preseason

The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes’ spring game last Saturday he hadn’t decided between Georgia transfer […]

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