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Feds Search for Fake Merchandise Ahead of SB LII

U.S. Custom and Border Protection agents are searching for counterfeit sports merchandise ahead of the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Agents hope to seize fake jerseys, caps and other memorabilia violating intellectual copyright laws. (Jan. 30) Related posts: The NFL needs a playoff committee Brett Favre headed back to Super Bowl, per request of Eagles coach […]

Column: Mediocre score, rousing success in Tiger’s return

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One year later, Tiger Woods looked five years younger. There are intangibles that are hard to measure, though at this stage in his return, they mean more than the traditional measure of a golfer. Woods was walking just as tall at the end of the week as when he arrived at […]

Native Americans: Benching Wahoo step in right direction

Cleveland native Josh Hunt is not a fan of baseball. But he’s showed up at Progressive Field where the Indians play for the past couple of years to protest the team name and its mascot, Chief Wahoo — confronted with fans in headdresses and face paint, some playing small drums. “Being Native American myself, it’s […]

PROPOSAL: MLB spring training start 10th with runner on 2nd, All-Star Game do same in 11th

NEW YORK (AP) — A runner would be put on second base at the start of the 11th inning of the All-Star Game and each additional inning, according to the latest pace-of-game proposal by Major League Baseball. The experiment also would be used in the 10th inning of spring training games, according to the Jan. […]

Legislation prompted by sports doctor scandal heads to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. The Senate approved the bipartisan bill by voice vote on Tuesday, a day after the measure cleared […]

Just in time for trade deadline, Bucks PF Jabari Parker set to return from knee injury Friday, while Detroit lands Griffin

MILWAUKEE — Overshadowed by the Detroit Pistons landing Blake Griffin, things couldn’t look much rosier for the Milwaukee Bucks since they fired Jason Kidd. The Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-95 on Tuesday at the Bradley Center marking their fourth consecutive win without Kidd at the helm — sure those teams were the lowly Suns, Nets, […]

Aquinas girls still undefeated, still No. 1 in latest AP poll

Undefeated and still No. 1 is where the Aquinas High School girls basketball team sits in the latest AP poll. The Blugolds (15-0) remain on top in Division 4, while Melrose-Mindoro (16-0) looms at No. 2. Just out of the Top 10 in the division from the area is Brookwood. In Division 2, Onalaska remains […]

Onalaska boys remain No. 4, just ahead of rival Central, in latest AP poll

The Onalaska High School boys basketball team remains ranked fourth in the latest AP poll. The Hilltoppers (12-2) sit just one spot ahead of No. 5 Central (13-2) in Division 2. In Division 3, Black River Falls sits just outside the Top 10. Bangor (12-0), the defending state football champions, remain the top-ranked team in […]

Michigan AG seeks university emails, texts in Nassar review

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants Michigan State University to turn over all emails and text messages related to disgraced campus sports doctor Larry Nassar that were sent to or by 20 current and former school officials. In a letter to the university released Monday, Schuette asked for the communications of […]

Olympian Adam Rippon has ‘no interest’ in fight with Pence

Figure skater Adam Rippon insists he has no interest in “picking a fight” with Vice President Mike Pence, who has been chosen by the White House to lead the U.S. delegation at the Winter Olympics. He’s not backing away from his beliefs, though. The 28-year-old Rippon, who is openly gay, recently criticized Pence’s highly visible […]

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