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Defending state champion Central loses in WIAA state semifinals

MADISON — No chance to repeat as state champions for the Central High School boys basketball team. Up against sixth-ranked Milwaukee Washington, the No. 2-ranked Red Raiders significantly cooled off in the second half, losing 70-58 at the Kohl Center in Madison. Central (23-3), which won state last year, shot just 40.4 percent from the […]

Bangor boys headed to state championship

MADISON — Grant Manke and Caleb Miedema scored a combined 35 points for the Bangor High School boys basketball team on Friday in the WIAA state semifinal. Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran scored 31. With a 73-31 win at the Kohl Center, the No. 2-ranked Cardinals (26-1) move on to Saturday’s 11:05 a.m. Division 5 state […]

Bernie Brewer visits La Crosse

Kids at the Gundersen Child Care Clinic couldn’t wait to see Bernie Brewer on Thursday. (Wait for the end of this video) Kids at the daycare had a blast seeing the Milwaukee Brewers mascot. The Brewers season-opener is March 29 in San Diego. The team’s home-opener is April 2 against the St. Louis Cardinals, where Milwaukee […]

Jordy Nelson signing two-year deal with Raiders

Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones had some breaking news Thursdsay on Jordy Nelson. Jones, an analyst for the NFL Network, reported that the recently-cut Nelson signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders for $15 million dollars, $13 million of that guaranteed. The Packers cutting Nelson saved the team around $10 million. […]

Brewers’ Vogt won’t be ready for opener; Braun hits 2 HRs

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt will not be ready for the season opener because of a shoulder strain. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday a second opinion revealed confirmed an initial diagnosis of a strained capsule. The Brewers start the regular season on March 29 in San Diego. “We’re just going to […]

Vikings, Broncos talking QB Trevor Siemian trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Kirk Cousins was on his way to visit, the Minnesota Vikings were moving swiftly toward securing a potential backup. According to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, the Vikings were working on a trade Wednesday with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian. The person spoke to the AP […]

After Packers release Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers offers heartfelt farewell

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is losing his most prolific receiver but might be getting an upgrade at tight end. The Green Bay Packers released veteran Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of Rodgers’ top targets. Nelson, who turns 33 in May, was scheduled to earn $10.25 million this […]

Jimmy Graham in, Jordy Nelson out and other NFL things

Not long after the news that Jimmy Graham was going to sign with the Green Bay Packers, another report says Jordy Nelson will be cut. No word on how much the 31-year-old Graham will make but it looks to be a 3-year deal. Nelson, who will be 33 on May 31, spent 10 seasons with […]

Packers looking at Jimmy Graham, wide receivers in free agency

With Ted Thompson no longer the general manager, it looks as though the Green Bay Packers are rumored for every free agent in the NFL. At the top of the list for new GM Brian Gutekunst, is 31-year-old Jimmy Graham. The Saints also appear to be interested in their old tight end. The Packers also […]

Christian Yelich joins lefties Thames, Shaw in Brewer lineup

PHOENIX (AP) — Striking the right balance could help the Milwaukee Brewers reach new heights this season. That means striking out less and using the team’s upgraded left-handed options to counter opponents. The Brewers added lefty-swinging Christian Yelich from Miami in the offseason to balance a lineup that also boasts power-hitting lefties Eric Thames and […]

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