State Sports

Rodgers Will Be Fine

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre thinks it’s up to new Packers coach Matt LaFleur to adjust to his All-Pro quarterback. Favre says Aaron Rodgers has the track record and the talent — he’ll be fine. Favre was in Madison over the weekend for the American Family Insurance Championship. He says the only question is,…

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Stricker Starts Early

As host, Madison pro Steve Stricker would have been up early anyway. He is going to be one of the first players to tee off Friday for the first round of the American Family Insurance Championship. Stricker will be at the first tee at University Ridge Golf Course at 9:00 A-M and he’ll be joined…

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Padres Sweep Brewers

Outfielder Franmil Reyes popped his 20th home run of the season with two men on to give San Diego an 8-7 win over the Brewers Wednesday afternoon. That completed a sweep of the three-game series for the Padres and sent Milwaukee home with six losses in the eight-game road trip. Jeremy Jeffress gave up the…

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Rookie Stops Brewers

For the second night in a row, Milwaukee batters weren’t able to solve Padres pitchers. Rookie Logan Allen and two relievers held the Brewers to four hits in a 4-1 San Diego victory Tuesday night. Brandon Woodruff absorbed the loss. Milwaukee has managed just one run on eight hits in two games. The half-game lead…

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Karl Malone Award

The Wisconsin Badgers are going to need junior forward Nate Reuvers to step up and replace at least some of the production they got from Ethan Happ. A basketball insider with N-C-A-A-dot-com, Andy Katz, lists the six-foot-nine athlete as one of 25 contenders for the Karl Malone Award next season. Reuvers made big strides as…

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Battle For M-V-P

If Christian Yelich is going to win his second straight National League Most Valuable Player award, he’s going to have to overcome some tough competition. Yelich and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger are both on a pace to produce 10 wins-above-replacement campaigns. Yelich is hitting .340 and is on pace for 59 home runs and 130…

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How Much To Get Out

It’s clear, Packer safety Josh Jones wants out of Green Bay. He’s demanding a trade, has skipped organized team activities and will illustrate — starting today (Tuesday) — how serious he is about forcing his way out of town. With the start of mini-camp, Jones can be fined almost 15-thousand dollars for the first day,…

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Starr Memorial

N-F-L Commissioner Roger Goodell was among the speakers at a public memorial service for legendary quarterback Bart Starr Sunday. The event was held at the Wright Center on the campus of Samford University. Starr died last month at the age of 85. Seven people important to the Hall of Fame Packers quarterback spoke at the…

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Brewers Sweep

A two-run home run by Mike Moustakas in the eighth inning gave the Brewers a lead they wouldn’t surrender in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh Sunday. Milwaukee swept the weekend series from the Pirates. Christian Yelich also had a homer, his major league-leading 24th on “Yelich bobblehead” day at Miller Park. When the longball by…

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Manhandled Again

The Miami Marlins dominated Milwaukee for a second straight night, riding a grand slam by Brian Anderson to an 8-3 victory Wednesday. The return of right-handed starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson was welcome, but he gave up five runs in three innings and took the loss. Even though Miami has the worst record in the National…

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