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UW-L women’s hoops headed to third consecutive WIAC semifinal

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse women’s basketball team is looking for its first-ever trip to the WIAC tournament championship. The 25th-ranked Eagles took the first step Wednesday night with a 61-55 win over UW-Stevens Point at Mitchell Hall. Third-seeded UW-L (22-4), which makes its fifth WIAC semifinal, the third consecutive under coach Karen Middleton, will […]

Onalaska’s Gamoke among freshmen leading UW-L as it hosts WIAC tourney game tonight

They’re young, but coach knows they’re ready. The UW-La Crosse women’s basketball team opens the WIAC tournament Wednesday night with high expectations, despite starting three freshmen. The 25th-ranked Eagles (21-4) are the No. 3 seed and, at 7 p.m., host UW-Stevens Point (8-17) — a team they swept this season. The game can be heard […]

Antetokounmpo almost never was

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rise to stardom almost never happened. The 24-year-old, three-time all-star and MVP candidate nearly gave up on his NBA career after his family was declined twice for an American Visa. “We were stressed because the law says if you were declined three times, it’s done,” Antetokounmpo’s European agent Giorgos Panou […]

Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He’s fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL quarterback […]

MLB to use 20-second pitch clock in spring training

A new experiment looking to speed up baseball will be utilized in spring training. Like a shot clock but for pitchers, the MLB commissioner announced the use of a 20-second pitch clock. “You will see pitch clocks in those (spring training) games,” Manfred said Sunday. “We will start getting ready for the possibility that we’re […]

Giannis scores game-high 38, has play of all-star night with ridiculous alley-oop from Steph

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Team LeBron versus Team Giannis went to the veteran in last night’s all-star game. LeBron James’ team won the game 178-164, but Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 38 points. The highlight of the night may have been a bounce pass, alley-oop from Steph Curry to the Greek Freak, […]

Moustakas coming back to Brewers

Free-agent third basemen Mike Moustakas and the Milwaukee Brewers have apparently agreed to a one-year contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Moustakas will make $10 million in 2019 with a mutual option for 2020, according to the MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Moustakas declined a $15-million mutual option at the end of last season […]

UW-La Crosse snaps third-ranked UW-Oshkosh’s 21-game win streak

There’s not a lot of better ways to end a three-game slide then to beat the No. 3-ranked team in the country. That’s precisely how the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s basketball team ended it’s losing streak on Wednesday night. A 10-0 run to end the game sealed a 66-61 victory over third-ranked UW-Oshkosh at […]

Battle of Top 25 teams goes to UW-Oshkosh over UW-La Crosse

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A battle of Top 25 teams looking at a one seed in the upcoming conference tournament went to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh women’s basketball team in a 71-62 win over UW-La Crosse. The 24th-ranked Eagles saw their four-game win streak snapped Wednesday and dropped to third place in the upcoming tournament. UW-L […]

La Crosse’s King plays 28 minutes as No. 20 Badgers go scoreless down stretch in loss to No. 11 MSU

MADISON, Wis. — La Crosse native Kobe King went 3-for-5 from the field in scoring six points, as No. 20 Wisconsin fell to 11th-ranked Michigan State 67-59 on Tuesday night. It’s the most minutes King has played since the Badgers beat Michigan on Jan. 19 — seven games ago. For the season, the redshirt freshman […]

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