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Former Badger Women’s Hockey Standout Receives Big Honor From USA Hockey

Former Wisconsin women’s hockey stand-out Brianna Decker the women’s player-of-the-year by U-S-A Hockey.  Decker had five goals and six assists for Team U-S-A, when it won the gold medal at the recent Women’s World Championships in Sweden.  Decker also just finished her rookie pro season with the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. More >

Darren Sharper Strikes A Plea Deal In Louisiana On Sexual Assault Charges

Former Packers’ safety Darren Sharper has apparently struck a plea deal in Louisiana on sexual assault charges.  He’s expected to appear in court next Friday in New Orleans, where he’s expected to change his previous innocent pleas to federal charges of drugging women with the intent to rape them.  It was not immediately determine when More >

Packers Announce Two Player Signings

The Green Bay Packers have signed free-agent corner Travis Manning.  He helped Northwest Missouri State win the N-C-A-A Division-Two football championship in 2013, and was an all-conference second-team selection a year ago.  Manning also ran on the school’s track team.  The Packers also confirmed the signing of third-round draft pick Ty Montgomery.  The receiver and More >

Will Smith Likely To Be Suspended

If recent history is an indication, Milwaukee Brewers’ reliever Will Smith can expect to be suspended 8-to-10 games for being caught with a foreign substance on the mound.  Smith admitted that he wore a sunscreen and rosin mixture in the bullpen — and he forgot to remove it before he came into the game.  Smith More >

Matt Kenseth Has The Pole For Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Race Sunday Night

Wisconsin NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth will start in the pole position for Sunday night’s Coca-Cola-600 near Charlotte.  The Cambridge native turned in the fastest lap in last night’s qualifying, at 194-point-252 miles an hour.  It happened during the third round of NASCAR’s knock-out qualifying format.  It was the second pole won by Kenseth this season. More >

Fox Cities Stadium Hosts NCAA Division Three College Baseball World Series This Weekend

The N-C-A-A Division-Three baseball World Series begins today at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton.  Four first-round games are on tap.  Frostburg State of Maryland takes on Ramapo of New Jersey in the opening contest at 10 this morning.  Top-ranked Cortland of New York then plays Webster of Saint Louis — which made the finals by More >

Brewers Remove Jim Henderson From The 40-Man Roster

Jim Henderson has been removed from the Brewers’ 40-man roster.  The team kept him at Triple-“A” Colorado Springs by assigning him there on an outright basis yesterday.  The 32-year-old Henderson did not regain his pitching velocity after an operation on his throwing shoulder last season.  Before yesterday’s move, Henderson had a five-point-six-eight E-R-A in five More >

Braves take advantage of Smith’s pine tar ejection for win

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith’s seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night. Play was stopped briefly with Atlanta leading 2-1 and the bases loaded with one out in the seventh when Braves manager Fredi More >

Packers sign 3rd-round pick Ty Montgomery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers signed third-round pick Ty Montgomery on Thursday. The 6-foot receiver had five punt and kickoff returns for touchdowns during his four-year career at Stanford. General manager Ted Thompson also announced the signing of free-agent cornerback Travis Manning. He went undrafted after helping Northwest Missouri State win More >

Manfred understands why Brewers, Marlins skipped interviews

NEW YORK (AP) — New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred understands why the Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins did not interview any minority candidates when they hired new managers this month. Speaking at a news conference Thursday after his first owners’ meeting as the sport’s head, Manfred said “if a club has an internal candidate that More >