State Sports

Brewers host

The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Miller Park tonight for the home opener (Friday). There will be no fans celebrating in the stadium on Opening Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Milwaukee took two of three in Pittsburgh to improve to 3-and-3 while the 2-and-3 Cardinals were swept by the Twins in…

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To Edge Rusher

After his first season in Green Bay it shouldn’t be too surprising that Touchdown Wire ranks Za’Darius Smith the top edge rusher in the N-F-L. Smith piled up 1 3-and-a-half sacks and led the league in total pressures with 105 after signing the four-year deal with the Packers. Columnist Doug Farrar pointed to his ability…

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Will Be Available

Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenhoizer expects Erie Bledsoe to be on the court when his team takes on Boston in the first game a week from Friday. Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, but he is also asymptomatic. The eight games leading into the playoffs are important and having Bledsoe and his 15 points-a-game in the…

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Cutting It Close

There was some question whether the Milwaukee Bucks players would be cleared in time to practice at their first scheduled session Saturday. The team arrived in Orlando late Thursday and started the required quarantine period then. Their only visitors were the coronavirus testers at the Gran Destino Tower. Saturday’s noontime session wasn’t an intense workout.…

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Only Player With 40

Packers fans knew Davante Adams was pretty good, but the numbers suggest he’s better than “pretty good.” Adams is the only N-F-L player who has at least 40 touchdown pass receptions over the last four years. Only six players have 30 or more, headed by Adams and then Antonio Brown with 37 and DeAndre Hopkins…

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Smaller Crowds

The Green Bay Packers are telling their fans crowds at historic Lambeau Field will be much smaller than they have been in the past – and that’s if there are any fans at all. The Packers informed ticket holders Friday to get ready for an N-F-L season unlike anything they’ve ever experienced due to the…

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No New Positive Cases

As the Milwaukee Brewers began their preparation for the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season, there was good news from Miller Park. The team reports no new positive tests for coronavirus among the players or team staff members. Nobody is sidelined. Current protocols say any players who test positive must test negative twice in a…

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Kaminsky Named

Former national player of the year and Wisconsin Badgers record-setting Frank Kaminsky has been named one of the five best Big Ten players over the last decade. The seven-footer was chosen the best college basketball player in the nation in 2015. He was named all-conference twice, conference player of the year once and conference player…

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Re-Start Looks Like

One of the Milwaukee Bucks owners says the N-B-A will move ahead with plans to restart the season with games in Orlando next month – even though that southern state has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. Marc Lasry appeared on C-N-B-C’s “Halftime Report” Thursday. Virus cases have spiked in the last week so…

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Wrap Up Friday

The Green Bay Packers will wrap up their virtual offseason program Friday – one week ahead of time. The N-F-L deadline is June 26th Head coach Matt LaFleur tells Packers-dot-corn he and his staff will spend the next week reviewing things with the players, then they will be on their own until training camp. The…

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