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Brewers finalize deals with pitchers Chacin, Gallardo

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers have boosted their starting rotation depth, finalizing contracts with free agent right-handers Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo. Chacin’s $15.5 million, two-year deal and Gallardo’s $2 million, one-year agreement were finalized by Milwaukee on Thursday. Chacin, who turns 30 in January, went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA in 32 starts last […]

Packers playing without chance for playoffs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — This will be a strange couple weeks in Titletown. The Green Bay Packers’ streak of eight straight postseason appearances is over. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is done for the year after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Rodgers threw for three touchdowns and tossed three interceptions in Sunday’s 31-24 loss […]

Young QBs getting hurt too often in NFL

Here’s a short list of young quarterbacks who have either missed action this season or wound up on the NFL’s injured reserve. Carson Wentz , knee. Ryan Tannehill, knee. Andrew Luck, shoulder. Derek Carr, leg. Trevor Siemian, shoulder. Teddy Bridgewater, knee. Deshaun Watson, knee. Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, assorted. It’s too long. Plus, there […]

Picture shows Harden’s best defense in years, but watch Lonzo chew his bearded fACE

The L.A. Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 122-116 last night, like Lonzo Ball gives it to James Harden right here. @zo and the @lakers end the @houstonrockets winning streak. A post shared by NBA (@nba) on Dec 20, 2017 at 7:37pm PST Please follow and like us: Related posts: Column: Is sports betting about to […]

Barr thriving for Vikes while bracing for Packer-fan hate

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has scrolled through the social media hate messages directed at him from disgruntled fans of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. One of them even arrived in the mail . When Barr and the Vikings visit Green Bay on Saturday night, the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker is bound to […]

Koenig returns to Wisconsin, helps lead Pistons’ G-League team to win

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Bronson Koenig was back in Wisconsin on Wednesday night but, oddly enough, he didn’t play much.   The La Crosse native did help lead the Grand Rapids Drive to a 111-104 win over the Wisconsin Herd in the NBA’s G-League. In front of 3,019 fans, Koenig scored 14 points, going 5-for-11 from the field […]

Cam Newton: Panthers owner innocent until proven guilty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton said Monday embattled Panthers owner Jerry Richardson should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Richardson is under investigation by the NFL for sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace and announced Sunday that he’s selling the team just hours after a Sports Illustrated report detailed his alleged misconduct. […]

Turkey seeks jail term for NBA Enes Kanter for insulting country’s president

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for NBA player Enes Kanter on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Anadolu Agency says an indictment prepared by the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office accuses the New York Knicks player of insulting the president in a […]

Giannis and-1 saves Bucks, but LeBron makes final seconds interesting with inbound off Greek Freak’s back, drains 3

After trailing by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter, the Cleveland Cavs went on a 19-0 run to make the final second really interesting. Ultimately, the Milwaukee Bucks won 119-116 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 27 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. He was 8 of 14 from the field and 11-for-12 from the line, […]

Panthers sale sparks buzz in political, business circles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stunning news of the rare opportunity to purchase an NFL team has quickly garnered the attention of sports figures, business investors and politicians alike. Amid reports of sexual and racial remarks made by Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson in the workplace, he has unexpectedly announced that he is […]
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