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Green Bay Packers bring back Philbin to run offense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A familiar face on offense and a fresh voice on defense headline the changes to Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s revamped staff in the wake of the team’s first losing season since 2008. Joe Philbin, a Packers assistant from 2003 until 2012, was hired Wednesday as offensive coordinator, a […]

Antetokounmpo says Kidd helped him grow into dominant player

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo grew from a reed-thin, inexperienced teenager into one of the NBA’s dominant players under the tutelage of coach Jason Kidd, whom the Milwaukee Bucks fired earlier in the week with the team mired in mediocrity despite high expectations. Kidd’s abrupt and surprising dismissal Monday has taken an emotional toll on […]

NFL establishes owner-player committee on social justice

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has established a player-owner committee focusing on social and racial justice initiatives that Commissioner Roger Goodell cautions is just a start, with lots of work ahead. Goodell credited “unprecedented dialogue” for helping players and owners get to the point of Tuesday’s announcement. He said the committee will focus on […]

Column: Bonds, Clemens deserve to be in Cooperstown

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will probably have to wait a little longer to get their plaques in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But that day is coming. As it should. Bonds and Clemens are essentially a package deal — the best hitter and pitcher of their time, both heavily tainted by the Steroids Era […]

NFL rejects veterans group’s ad for Super Bowl program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has denied advertising space in the Super Bowl program for a veterans group that declined to alter language about standing for the national anthem. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed Tuesday that American Veterans, or AMVETS , submitted an advertisement last week to the third-party publisher of the game program with […]

‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports injuries. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will […]

Antetokounmpo ‘devastated’ about Kidd firing, tried to save Bucks coach’s job

An interesting nugget surfaced after the Bucks announced they had fired Jason Kidd on Monday. Kidd hadn’t been officially notified when the news leaked, and that Giannis Antetokounmpo was apparently “devastated,” according to sources with ESPN. And, 15 minutes before the firing, Antetokounmpo called Kidd and asked if he should try and save the hall […]

Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the stage for malfeasance at the NFC […]

With win, Onalaska jumps Central in latest boys basketball poll

With the 81-69 win over Central on Friday, the Onalaska High School boys basketball team jumped its rival in the latest AP poll. The Hilltoppers moved up two spots in the Division 2 poll and are now ranked No. 4 with an 11-1 record. Central (11-2) dropped from third to fifth in the rankings, as […]

Aquinas girls still undefeated, still on top of latest rankings

Aquinas High School girls basketball team remains on top of the latest AP polls. With two more wins, the Blugolds improved to 14-0 and have the top ranking in Division 4. Right at their heels, 13-0 Melrose-Mindoro remains ranked second. In Division 2, Onalaska stayed at No. 5 with a 13-2 record, while Bangor (12-3) […]

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