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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 […]

Vikings could lose TE Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph could be cut or traded. The 29-year-old is saying all the right things, hoping he and the team can work something out. “This is where we want to be,” Rudolph said. “This is where I want to finish my career, this is where I started my career.” Rudolph will […]

YELICH v. HARPER: Brewers headed to Philly for four

The rollercoaster Milwaukee Brewers are back in action Monday, on the road at the Philadelphia Phillies, hoping to end a two-game slide. The little losing streak to the Chicago Cubs, comes after Milwaukee had won seven consecutive games — all but one at Miller Park. LISTEN on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM beginning at […]

RAPTORS-BUCKS: A repeat of 2017 playoff matchup but, this time, Milwaukee doesn’t have Dellavedova

It’s hard to say if the Milwaukee Bucks are in a better position to get to the NBA Finals, now that Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater finally went through the net. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the series between the Bucks and Toronto Raptors gets started from Milwaukee. Coverage Wednesday on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM […]

Bucks know when they’ll play, but not who in Eastern Finals

With Jimmy Butler leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-101 win against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, it sets up a Game 7 and solidifies the dates for the Conference Finals. While the Milwaukee Bucks wait to see who they’ll play, they now know when — 7 p.m. Wednesday at home. Bucks coverage will continue […]

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