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Brewers: Pirates' 4-game sweep cuts NL Central lead to 1 game over Cubs

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Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 4-2 victory Thursday at PNC Park.

Badgers football: 9 players absent from Wisconsin's updated roster

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Six walk-ons were unexpectedly absent from Thursday’s roster, including two former local prep stars in tight end Mitchell Herl (Middleton) and running back Troy Laufenberg (Waunakee). The others were defensive lineman Kelly Thomas,…

Mallards: Rafters use eighth-inning rally to be Madison

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The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored three runs in the eighth inning against Madison reliever Dom Savino and defeated the Mallards 5-2 in a Northwoods League amateur baseball game Thursday night at Warner Park.

Prep notes: DeForest plans to honor Jerry Roelke at football opener in August

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Roelke, the Norskies' former head coach and currently a volunteer assistant, will be recognized for 50 years of service coaching at DeForest.

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German, Rios and Juarez lead Monterrey in win

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MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Leo German had five hits, while Ramon Rios and Luis Juarez had five and four, respectively, as the Sultanes de Monterrey topped the Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 15-6 on Thursday. With the victory, the Sultanes…

Kelly, Gotta lead the way for Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Dalton Kelly doubled and singled twice, scoring two runs as the Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5-0 on Thursday.

Cruz, Jenco lift Great Lakes over Cedar Rapids 10-0

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Oneil Cruz was a triple short of the cycle, scoring three runs while also driving in three as the Great Lakes Loons topped the Cedar Rapids Kernels 10-0 on Thursday.

Narveson, Martinez spur Columbus to 10-2 win over Syracuse

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Michael Martinez had three hits and scored two runs, and Chris Narveson allowed just one hit over six innings as the Columbus Clippers defeated the Syracuse Chiefs 10-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on…

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Tendler, Bolinger lead the way for Frisco

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Luke Tendler doubled twice, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two as the Frisco RoughRiders defeated the San Antonio Missions 9-2 on Thursday.

Hale leads Tulsa to 2-1 win over NW Arkansas

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- David Hale allowed just six hits over 6 2/3 innings, leading the Tulsa Drillers over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in a 2-1 win on Thursday.

Newman, Luplow and Gosselin lead Indianapolis in win

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GWINNETT, Ga. (AP) -- Kevin Newman, Jordan Luplow and Phil Gosselin each had three hits, as the Indianapolis Indians beat the Gwinnett Braves 11-1 on Thursday.

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Prep football: Big Eight plans to avoid conflict with the University of Wisconsin's game against Utah State

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The Big Eight schedule shows that conference teams will play varsity games Thursday, Aug. 31. The Badgers are scheduled to play Friday, Sept. 1.

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Badgers women's hockey: WCHA asks fans for financial support

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The league has started a crowdfunding campaign to help fund women's league expenses.

O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving 9 years in prison for 2007 robbery

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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Silverio's triple leads Kane County to 3-1 win over Lake County

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EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) -- Luis Silverio hit a three-run triple in the ninth inning, leading the Kane County Cougars to a 3-1 win over the Lake County Captains on Thursday.

Thursday, Jul 20

Brewers: Walk-off loss to Pirates in 10 innings reduces divison lead to 1½ games

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Max Moroff got his first career game-ending hit, lofting an RBI single to center in the 10th inning and pulling the Pittsburgh Pirates closer to the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

Bucks: Team foundation announces $1 million in grants

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The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation is awarding $1 million in grants to 15 city-based organizations.

Doctors: Sen. John McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Packers: Wide receiver Geronimo Allison suspended for first game of the season

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison was suspended for the first game of the season on Wednesday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Brewers: Craig Counsell, Travis Shaw ejected as Brewers lose third straight

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Junior Guerra returned from the disabled list and pitched well before giving up home runs to Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison in the sixth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Brewers 4-3 on Tuesday night at PNC…

Packers: Aaron Rodgers brings added motivation into his 13th training camp

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Rodgers, 33, leads a QB group that includes Brett Hundley, Joe Callahan and Taysom Hill for the Packers, who open training camp on July 27.

Badgers volleyball: Ex-Wisconsin star Lauren Carlini living her dream with Team USA

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Carlini, who made the national team for the Pan American Cup in June, is the lone rookie among the five setters on the full U.S. roster of about 25 players.

Tuesday, Jul 18

Badgers men's basketball: Wisconsin will face Baylor in Hall of Fame Classic in November

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The four-team event, to be played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, also features Creighton and UCLA.

Brewers: Buy or stand pat? Surprising Milwaukee weighs trade deadline

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Should the Brewers be buyers and potentially veer from a long-term rebuilding plan? Or stand pat but hold on to the best prospects in one of the league's top farm systems?

Brewers: Opener of 10-game trip brings 4-2 loss against Pirates

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Gregory Polanco doubled twice, drove in two runs and threw out a potential go-ahead run at the plate to lead the surging Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 win.

Badgers football: All-star game ideal practice for Wisconsin walk-on Michael Balistreri

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The defensive lineman from University School of Milwaukee gained experience against some of the best high school players in the state.

Monday, Jul 17

Badgers football: Wisconsin misses out on top talent as tight end Jeremy Ruckert commits to Ohio State

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Ruckert is ranked as a top-40 overall player in the 2018 class by Scout, 247sports and ESPN.

Badgers football: Wisconsin adopts clear-bag policy for Camp Randall Stadium

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The security change doesn't match the level of three football venues in the Big Ten Conference that have eliminated bags altogether.

Brewers: New addition Tyler Webb serves up grand slam on first pitch, Phillies prevail in series finale

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This wasn’t quite the debut that Tyler Webb had envisioned with the Brewers after being acquired Thursday from the Yankees for minor-league first baseman Garrett Cooper.

Mallards: Zac Taylor's grand slam propels Madison past Kenosha

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With the game tied at one in the fourth inning, Zac Taylor hit a grand slam to help the Madison Mallards take control en route to a 9-2 win over the Kenosha Kingfish in a Northwoods League amateur baseball game…

Sunday, Jul 16

Brewers: Late home run by Travis Shaw sinks Phillies

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Travis Shaw hit his 20th home run of the season leading off the bottom of the eighth inning and the Brewers edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Saturday night at Miller Park.

Brewers: Reunited players from 1982 championship team say chemistry of current squad similar

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“The chemistry is working pretty good for them right now,” Rollie Fingers said. “They’re picking each other up, and that’s how you win.”

Packers: 8 straight years of raised ticket prices haven't deterred fans but does worry them

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The season-ticket waiting list is up to 131,000 names, and even if only two-thirds of those people would actually buy tickets if given the chance, that would be more than enough to fill a second stadium worth of fans.

Mallards: Matt Horkey defeats Kenosha this time around

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KENOSHA — Matt Horkey, who received a no-decision in a July 3 outing against Kenosha, got the better of the Kingfish in an 8-2 victory by the Madison Mallards in a Northwoods League amateur baseball game Saturday night.