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Rick Solem

Sports, news journalist since 2002. | Hometown: Greenville, Wis. | Avid noonball basketballer and sand volleyballer in La Crosse | Two-time Waupaca Boatride first-round playoff loser | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Cut from UW-SP's basketball team in 2000 on Midnight Madness as a junior walk-on | Went on to become UW-SP intramural basketball champion | Then UW-SP club lacrosse defenseman with two career goals (on two shots).

Brewers turn to Suter in Game 1 against Dodgers tonight

The Milwaukee Brewers head into the playoffs Wednesday night, not exactly at full strength. It’s not just Christian Yelich’s bat. Milwaukee (29-31) also is in desperation mode on the mound against the LA Dodgers (43-17). Game 1 of pandemic playoffsListen to Bob Uecker on the call as the Dodgers host the BrewersPregame at 8:35 p.m. […]

Vikings, Titans suspending activities, after 3 players with Tennessee test positive for COVID-19

Three players and five others with the Tennessee Titans have tested positive for COVID-19. The Titans and Minnesota Vikings are suspending in-person club activities, after playing last weekend. The Tians beat Minnesota 31-30. The Vikings said they haven’t received any positive tests following Sunday’s matchup, adding that they will perform additional testing. The Vikings play at noon […]

High school football, volleyball in Minnesota are back, after postponement until spring

Minnesota high school football and volleyball will, again, be a fall sports in 2020. The board of directors for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) made the decision Monday to bring the sports back. The news comes two days after the state set a single-day record for COVID-19 cases at 1,318. Football will start […]

Davis hits 3 at buzzer, Lakers edge Nuggets for 2-0 lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis has never been this deep in the playoffs, never had the chance to take such an important shot. It’s nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers, though. So when Davis’ 3-pointer swished through the net as time expired to give the Lakers a 105-103 victory over the […]

WNBA postpones game between Storm and Lynx due to COVID-19

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The opener of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results for Storm players. The players with inconclusive results have undergone additional testing and are in isolation, according to the WNBA. […]

Over 40 Badgers football players, staff have tested positive for COVID-19

The Big Ten football season appears to be coming to fruition, but health officials are warning, don’t gather to watch. The City of Madison’s health department said Wednesday that 42 players and staff on the Badgers football team have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Of course it’s disappointing that something […]

Bob Uecker for 11 games? Don’t mind if I do

Bob Uecker is about to start a marathon of a home stand announcing Milwaukee Brewer games beginning Friday night. PREGAME with Bob Uecker for Cubs-Brewers begins at 6;35 p.m.Tune in on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM. And it could be a very different game for the Brewers, coming off a 19-0 win over the […]

Interrupted by dog at presser, Anthony Davis should have begun asking the questions

If Anthony Davis had flipped this around: — Did the dog have a question?— What organization is the pup with?— What’s the dog’s name?— What kind of dog is he/she?— Does the pup like treats?— What kind of treats do you give that pupper?— Is the dog asking for a treat now? TOP PHOTO: Los […]

How realistic it would be for the Bucks to get Chris Paul?

A year ago, rumors swirled that the Milwaukee Bucks might try and go after Chris Paul from the Houston Rockets. A year ago is when the Bucks should have gone after Chris Paul. In other words, they missed their chance. Last year, Paul was viewed as a burden to whatever team acquired him over, not […]

Brewers put up 19 in shutout, Braves say, “Hold my beer.”

For about an hour, the Milwaukee Brewers were the talk of Major League Baseball. They put up 19 runs on the Detroit Tigers in a shutout victory on the road. Then, the Atlanta Braves said, “Hold my beer,” and beat the Miami Marlins 29-9. (Though with no fans, there probably are no concessions.) Did anyone […]

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