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Packers backup QB Brett Hundley eager for preseason shot

GREEN BAY, Wis. — For one training camp practice, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was back on the Green Bay Packers’ scout team. The two-time NFL MVP took every snap, throwing the ball to relatively unknown rookies or undrafted free agents like they were Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb. “Well yeah, today’s a day where it’s probably […]

Colón, Dozier lead Twins over Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Bartolo Colón surprised his manager and then baffled the Milwaukee Brewers. Colón pitched seven innings for his second consecutive win since joining the Twins, Brian Dozier added a home run, double and single and Minnesota beat the Brewers 4-0 on Wednesday night. “I don’t think you go into a game thinking Bartolo is […]

Phoenix suburb denies Milwaukee Brewers’ spring facility

GILBERT, Ariz. — A Phoenix suburb has told the Milwaukee Brewers it will not be approving taxpayer dollars for a potential baseball spring training facility in the town. The Brewers earlier this year asked Gilbert to build a $90 million spring training stadium for the team, the Arizona Republic reported. Mayor Jenn Daniels says “there […]

NFL plans to hire up to 24 full-time game officials

NEW YORK — The NFL will hire up to 24 full-time game officials. The league will begin hiring between 21 and 24 full-time officials from among the current roster of 124 officials for this season. The decision was announced Wednesday. “We believe this is a great development for NFL officiating overall and ultimately the quality of […]

Safety in numbers: Depth gives Packers more versatility on D

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Josh Jones is listed as a safety on the Green Bay Packers roster, though he eventually he might be better known as a jack-of-all-trades player. The hard-hitting rookie drafted in the third round has left a strong impression so far in training camp, showing the potential to contribute quickly at an […]

Manziel hopes to stay in sports, maybe as college coach

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to remain in the sports world, possibly as a college coach. In an interview with Outkick the Coverage at the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica, Manziel said he’s thought about what he would do if he fails to resume his NFL playing career. “I’d do something involved […]

Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke. More than 7.8 million high school students participate in sanctioned sports annually. KSI announced the results Tuesday at a […]

ESPN, facing headwinds, might still reverse its slide

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger acknowledged that ESPN, long a major profit center for Disney, was shedding subscribers. On Tuesday, Disney announced a plan intended to start bolstering ESPN’s fortunes. For starters, the sports service will now launch a streaming sports service in early 2018, Disney said. The service, to […]

Bucks G-League team, Wisconsin Herd, names first head coach

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Wisconsin Herd has named Jordan Brady as the team’s first head coach. The Herd is the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Oshkosh-based team announced Brady’s hiring Monday. Herd general manager Dave Dean says Brady “has the right experience and tools to develop young talent and build the […]

Home run king Bonds says he wishes he’d played 1 more year

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds so badly wanted to play one final season. On the 10th anniversary of breaking baseball’s all-time home run mark, Bonds told The Associated Press on Monday night he believes he would have reached 800 homers or come very close. Bonds said it “stung” to walk away from a decorated 22-year […]

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