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A capsule look at the Dodgers-Brewers playoff series

A look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Milwaukee, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Milwaukee, 4:09 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 15, at Los Angeles, 7:39 p.m.; Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Los Angeles, 9:09 […]

Expectations rise as Giannis, Bucks move into new arena

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA’s retired greats. No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant. But showing up three hours early? That sends a message. It’s all part of an […]

Wisconsin receiver sues university over discipline probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Embattled University of Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus is suing the school because he says a disciplinary probe it is conducting while he’s trying to defend himself in a criminal sexual assault case violates his rights. Cephus was suspended from the Badgers in August after he was charged with sexually assaulting two […]

Granderson gives Brewers upbeat, veteran presence off bench

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curtis Granderson rounded first base and kept going. He reached second, stopped and turned around to smile back toward the Milwaukee Brewers dugout. Granderson’s trademark enthusiasm is evident even in an off-day workout in the postseason The Brewers returned to Miller Park on Tuesday, where a handful of players including Granderson took […]

McCarthy: Protecting the ball will solve Packers’ woes

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Protect the football and it should fix everything. That seems to be the viewpoint of Mike McCarthy, whose Green Bay Packers have a variety of issues that have led to a 2-2-1 start. “The big part of that game is focusing on the things we can control,” McCarthy said Monday, […]

Injuries will test depth of secondary at No. 15 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Add Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon to the growing list of injuries in the secondary for No. 15 Wisconsin. Dixon had his right foot in a protective boot on Monday after getting hurt late in last week’s 41-24 victory over Nebraska. The senior said the boot was just a precaution after landing […]

Dodgers counting on Machado to push them over Series hump

ATLANTA (AP) — Even with all their star power and deep pockets, all their booming hitters and ace pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers are approaching three decades since their last World Series championship. They’re making another run at that elusive title. Only this time, Manny Machado is along for the ride. The slugging shortstop hit […]

Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished. Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter of […]

Odd path to playoffs: Kratz, Voit, Brasier take longer road

Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That’s why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in October. And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. “I really feel like I’ve […]

AP Top 25: Notre Dame into top 5; Texas top 10; 8 SEC teams

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout the AP Top 25, except […]

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