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Brewers trade for hot closer Joakim Soria

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired veteran closer Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two pitching prospects. The 34-year-old Soria was 0-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 16 saves in 40 relief appearances with the rebuilding White Sox this season. He recorded 49 strikeouts in 38.2 innings as opponents batted […]

Bucks announce new arena naming rights

A little-known hometown company listed on NASDAQ is about to have its name on the Milwaukee Bucks’ new $524 million arena. The Bucks and Fiserv Co. announced today a 25-year naming rights deal for the nearly completed Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee, which opens next month. Terms were not disclosed. The arena, […]

Packers report, eager to erase sting of 2017 season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are jumping right into a midseason-like practice schedule in the first week of training camp. Right back into a routine as they seek to erase the sting of an unusual season without the playoffs. Players reported to camp Wednesday for physicals, with the first practice on […]

Ex-Arkansas, Badgers coach Bret Bielema joins Patriots as consultant

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bret Bielema officially has a new job back in football. The former University of Arkansas head coach will be serving a consultant to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick this upcoming season. Bielema has been working with the team since this spring. His new title was listed in the Patriots team […]

Harper hits 25th HR leading Nats over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tanner Roark put an end to a seven-start winless streak, the longest in a season of his big league career. Bryce Harper tied for the NL lead with his 25th home run, Roark pitched eight scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Wednesday. Roark (4-12), the NL […]

Saladino’s sac fly in 10th lifts Brewers past Nationals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain stood on third base watching teammate Tyler Saladino lift a fly ball to shallow left-center with one out in the 10th inning, and he was certain of one thing. He was heading home. “Honestly, it didn’t matter. I was going regardless,” Cain said. “I was going to make him throw […]

Ho-hum: Wisconsin a favorite to win Big Ten West again

CHICAGO (AP) — Success for the Wisconsin Badgers is about as ho-hum as their leader’s personality. All Wisconsin does is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The Badgers finished a school-best 13-1 last year, missing the playoffs following a loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game but beating Miami in the Orange […]

Tour riders sprayed with tear gas amid protest by farmers

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — After fans had caused chaos in the Alps by setting off flares, tear gas from police accidentally played havoc with Tour de France riders during the first stage in the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Four-time champion Chris Froome was among a large group of riders whose eyes needed treatment when police intervened […]

Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love isn’t leaving Cleveland anytime soon. The All-Star forward signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James’ departure. Love signed the extension Tuesday and immediately posted a photo on Instagram showing himself surrounded by construction workers inside Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers’ […]

Column: Tiger good enough to win, just like everyone else

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The British Open bustled with excitement as the occasion began to unfold, with mobile phones zooming in to capture the moment from the best angle available. This wasn’t on the golf course. It was in the media center. The subject was a large, yellow leaderboard at the front of the room […]

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