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Time to vent about the Bucks

At some point during the 2017-18 NBA season, I commented to a friend, how Jabari Parker was better at “basketball” than Giannis Antetokounmpo. He didn’t say anything. Probably because it sounded pretty stupid at the time. It sounds even stupider now. But, a few weeks after I said that, he texted back something like, “After […]

UW-L’s Pronschinske named D3Baseball Midwest Region pitcher of year

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Zach Pronschinske was named the D3Baseball.com Midwest Region pitcher of the year. The junior, who was also the WIAC pitcher of the year, finished the season 5-2 with a 1.99 ERA. He has 72 strikeouts in 58.2 innings and held opponents to a .195 batting average. Two teammates were also […]

Bucks on brink of elimination, after Raptors’ Leonard scores 35 in 105-99 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-99 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness that bothered him in Toronto’s victories in the previous two games, hitting the 30-point mark for […]

At track and field National Championships, UW-L men sending multiple athletes to finals

Geneva, Ohio — Competing at the Division III track and field National Championships, the UW-La Crosse men are sending multiple relays and athletes onto Saturday’s finals. UWL’s 400 and 1,600-meter relays both advanced to Saturday’s final. Troy DeBruin, Seth Holden, James Hoesley and Justin Kotarak advanced in the 400 relay with the fourth-fastest time (40.98) […]

Two-man Bucks can’t catch Raptors, who even series 2-2

TORONTO — Used as almost a decoy, Kawhi Leonard helped even the series 2-2 for the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Hobbled with a knee injury that isn’t really be categorized as anything, Leonard scored 19 points, had seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks in the 120-102 blowout over the Milwaukee Bucks. Again, many […]

The NBA needs to end the “foul out” rule

I have lots of good ideas about sports. Life, really. One, in basketball, is to end fouling out. Why are we taking the NBA’s best players off the court at the most important time in a game? OK, I know why, but we need to change that. The solution is simple: Once a player gets […]

Observations from Milwaukee’s double OT loss to Toronto

It was an awful game by basketball standards, as the Milwaukee Bucks lost at the Toronto Raptors 118-112 on Sunday. Exciting, but awful basketball. The two teams shot under 40 percent from the field, combined for 37 turnovers and superstars were on the bench, fouled out in overtime. The Bucks looked unstoppable in Games 1 […]

Brewers take road show to Atlanta for three

After taking three of four at the Philadelphia Phillies, the Milwaukee Brewers road trip continues. At 6:20 p.m. today, the Brewers (27-19) face the Atlanta Braves (23-21). Milwaukee’s Jhoulys Chacin (3-4, 4.53 ERA) will take on third-year pitcher, lefty Max Fried (5-2, 3.25 ERA). LISTEN on WIZM 92.3. FM / 1410 AM with coverage beginning […]

Bargain Brewers > High-priced Phillies

The Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their four-game series at the Philadelphia Phillies at noon Thursday. On Wednesday, the big money pitcher couldn’t compete with the New York Yankees castoff. The Brewers Gio Gonzalez, recently cut by New York, outdueled Jake Arrieta in a 5-2 win. The 33-year-old Gonzalez gave up just 1 run, striking out […]

GAME 1 BUCKS-RAPTORS: Kawhi Leonard vs. … Brook Lopez?

Some quick observations from the Milwaukee Bucks 108-100 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. BUCKS — Brook Lopez • The Bucks were down 83-76 to start fourth quarter.• Milwaukee went on 8-0 run to open the frame, started by 27- and 29-foot 3-pointers from Brook Lopez.• With 2:20 […]

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