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Former Badger Derek Stepan Signs Lucrative Contract With New York Rangers

 Former Wisconsin men’s hockey center Derek Stepan will stay with the N-H-L’s New York Rangers.  E-S-P-N says the Rangers are avoiding salary arbitration, by signing Stepan to a six-year deal worth six-and-a-half million dollars per season.  The 25-year-old native of Hastings Minnesota is coming off a stellar campaign, with 55 points in 68 games including More >

Wily Peralta Returns From Disabled List To Pitch Tonight For The Brewers

Wily Peralta will make his first start since May 22nd, when the Milwaukee Brewers face the Giants in San Francisco tonight.  The right-hander is getting over a strained left oblique muscle in a loss at Atlanta.  In three minor league rehab starts,  Peralta strikes out 12 in eleven-and-a-third innings, while giving up just two runs. More >

Carlos Gomez And Craig Counsell Ejected Last Night In San Francisco

Craig Counsell has an unblemished record as a Major League player, with no ejections during his 16 years on the field.  So after the first-year Milwaukee skipper is given his first heave-ho as a manager, Counsell himself agrees it’s a “good news story.”  It started when Carlos Gomez had a stolen base reversed by a More >

Brewers Lose Third Straight With A Loss In San Francisco

The Milwaukee Brewers finally score for the first time in three games, but the end result is the same — a 4-to-2 loss at San Francisco.  It’s the Crew’s third straight defeat, dropping them to 1-and-4 on their Western road trip.  Brandon Crawford highlights the Giants’ offense with a two-run, 424-foot homer. Ex-Brewer Nori Aoki More >

Bo Ryan Has A New Recruit For This Season

Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan announced Monday that Andy Van Vliet has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wisconsin and play basketball for the Badgers this season. Van Vliet joins a Wisconsin 2015 class that already includes Alex Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minnesota), Khalil Iverson (Delaware, Ohio), Brevin Pritzl (De Pere, Wisconsin) and Charlie Thomas More >

Packers Pre-Season Game Time Is Changed In Pittsburgh on August 23rd

It’s not often when the National Football League plays second-fiddle to Major League Baseball. But it’s happening in Pittsburgh next month, as the Green Bay Packers’ exhibition game against the Steelers has been moved from seven-at-night to noon on August 23rd.  E-S-P-N is why.  The network is moving a Pirates’ game to its Sunday Night More >

Dells Raceway Park Update

Rich Schumann Junior was the winner of Saturday’s 40-lap Late Model Feature race at Dells Raceway Park. Rich edged out Dillon Hammond for the checkered flag  with other feature winners including Colton Morgan for the Bandits, John Handeland for the Outlaw Bandits, Derek Kraus for the Midwest Truck Series and Derek Doerr for the Super More >

Wisconsin Dells Legion Baseball Again Heads To The State Tournament

For the third year in a row, Wisconsin Dells has advanced to the State Class A American Legion Baseball Tournament after winning the Black River Falls Regional title on Saturday. Dells lost to Black River Falls in their first game of the Regional but then came back to win four in a row including a More >

Another Top Ten For Matt Kenseth In NASCAR

Another Top-Ten finish for Wisconsin NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth. The Cambridge native places seventh in yesterday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, with the help of a strong final restart. Kenseth earns his 12th Top-Ten showing in 20 starts. It keeps him seventh in the Sprint Cup season point standings. Paul Menard of Eau Claire ends up More >

Adam Lind Out Of Brewers Lineup But Hopefully Not For Long

Brewers manager Craig Counsell does not expect first baseman Adam Lind to be out for long. Lind sits out yesterday’s loss at Arizona, after leaving in the third inning of Saturday night’s game with a repeat of his lower back tightness from spring training. Backup outfielder Shane Peterson replaced Lind on Saturday — his initial More >