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Brewers add another, now sending five to all-star game

Another Milwaukee Brewer is headed to the all-star game. Wednesday, Jesus Aguilar won the Final Vote to earn a spot in the July 17 showcase. Thursday, it was reliever Jeremy Jeffress that will join his four other Milwaukee teammates. Perseverance paid off for All-Star @JMontana41. #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/SJpFHd6NrL — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 13, 2018 The […]

DEADLINE 3 p.m. today to get Brewers Jesús Aguilar, Twins Eddie Rosario into all-star game

The Milwaukee Brewers have three all-stars … so far. One of those, Christian Yelich, got some revenge on his old team Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with four RBI in leading Milwaukee to an 8-4 win over Miami. The Brewers other two all-stars are newcomer Lorenzo Cain in the outfield and second-year player, relief pitcher Josh Hader. […]

Does ending the one-and-done in college basketball hurt the Badgers?

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has all but said the one-and-done rule is done. “My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change,” Silver said. If and when the age limit is changed, allowing high school players to once again bypass college for the NBA, does that have any significance on the Wisconsin Badgers? […]

NFL Calendar … because we’re all getting a little itchy

Here’s a look at the important dates upcoming on the NFL calendar. We would care about this so much more if the Brewers didn’t have the best record in the NL. July 16 — Deadline for any club that designated franchise player to sign that player to a multiyear contract or extension. Aug. 2 — […]

Brewers starting #WeBelieveInJesús campaign to get big man on all-star roster‏

With two home runs Sunday, Jesús Aguilar is tied for the NL lead with 22 homers as the all-star break nears. And, it’s that all-star game the Brewers are pushing for their big first baseman. The Brewers have started a #WeBelieveInJesús campaign get the 28-year-old on the “Final Vote” roster that ends at 2 p.m. Wednesday. […]

Jabari Parker looms as last piece in Bucks’ offseason

The Milwaukee Bucks have made two “big-ish” free-agent signings this offseason but still looming is Jabari Parker. Milwaukee is now about $14 million over the salary cap. Signing Parker long term would be risky, potentially expensive — including a luxury tax — and possibly give the team zero options in free agency next season. Here’s […]

Can the Bucks lose, signing Brook Lopez to a 1-year deal?

It appears to be a no-risk signing for the Milwaukee Bucks, agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with Brook Lopez. The 30-year-old center averaged 13 points, 4 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 turnovers in just 23.4 minutes a game last season for the L.A. Lakers. Lopez gives Milwaukee some much needed shooting from the […]

Viterbo women’s volleyball schedule released

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The Viterbo University women’s volleyball team — there is now a men’s volleyball team, as well — released its schedule for the 2018 season. The V-Hawks finished last season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA with a 39-2 record and a Final Four finish. Viterbo was ranked No. 2 heading into a championship semifinal […]

La Crosse fireworks postponed until Thursday

The La Crosse fireworks have been postponed until 9:45 p.m. Thursday. The opening day Riverfest celebration today has reopened, however. Fireworks were cancelled, because of heavy rains that swept through the city Wednesday afternoon. The fireworks will take place just before the Chris Lane concert. The festgrounds reopened until midnight, but food tent offerings and […]

GAH, NBA FREE AGENCY: Who cares about Cousins to Golden State, what about the Bucks?

The NBA has us all fooled. It’s a year-long sport but its most exciting time isn’t the playoffs. It’s right now — the offseason — and it’s not even close. We all knew LeBron James signing was going to be big news. We all thought a Kawhi Leonard trade might trump that. Little did we […]

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