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Bulls hit boards to beat Bucks 87-71

CHICAGO (AP) – Tony Snell scored 20 points, Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the surging Chicago Bulls pounded the Milwaukee Bucks on the boards on their way to an 87-71 victory on Monday night. Pau Gasol added 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulls enjoyed a whopping 62-41 advantage More >

Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll for 4th straight week

UNDATED (AP) – Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight week. The Wildcats (27-0) received all 65 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel Monday after routing Tennessee and Auburn last week. Virginia remained No. 2, followed by Gonzaga, Duke, Wisconsin, Villanova and Arizona. It’s the first time More >

Harden’s triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves, 113-102

HOUSTON (AP) – James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Harden got off to a slow start, missing his first seven shots. He got going late in the first quarter, had 13 More >

Badgers Stay Steady In The National Mens Basketball Polls

For the first time in 22 years, the top seven teams have been unchanged for six straight weeks in the A-P men’s college basketball poll.  Wisconsin remains at Number-five with an overall record of 23-and-2 and a 10-game Big Ten winning streak following their Saturday home victory over Minnesota.  For the fourth week in a More >

Bucks In Chicago Tonight

The Milwaukee Bucks will try to end five straight losses to the Chicago Bulls tonight, when the two teams face each other at the United Center.  The Bulls are 2-and-0 against Milwaukee this season.  Chicago has won five-of-its-last-six, including a five-point home victory over Phoenix on Saturday night.  The Bucks snapped a four-game overall winning streak More >

Brewers Pitcher Johnny Hellweg On The Mend

Brewers’ pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg is close to recovering from Tommy John elbow reconstructive surgery.  Hellweg started four games in Triple-”A” last season before he went out for the year.  The young right-hander expects to throw in some minor league games at Spring Training.  Afterward, he’s likely to stay in Phoenix until it’s certain that More >

Brandon Knight Surprised To Be In Phoenix

Former Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Brandon Knight said he was very surprised that he’s now wearing a Phoenix uniform.  The Bucks traded Knight right before last Thursday’s N-B-A deadline.  He said it’s hard not to take it personally, but it’s a business.  Knight will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season, while More >

Wisconsin And Marquette Both Lose In Womens Basketball

The Wisconsin women lost their home season finale yesterday, 86-to-83 in overtime to Northwestern.  Maggie Lyon of the Wildcats hit a jumper with one-tenth of a second left in regulation to send the game to overtime.  Northwestern pulled out in front by eight with less than a minute left in the O-T, but the Badgers More >

Johnny Sauter Of Necedah Runs Well At Daytona 500 Sunday

Johnny Sauter of Necedah was the top Wisconsin driver in yesterday’s Daytona-500.  Sauter, who normally runs in the Camping World Truck Series, finished 19th in his third career start in the Great American Race — and his first since 2007.  Matt Kenseth of Cambridge, a two-time Daytona champion, got into a crash on the 41st More >

Area WIAA Tournament Pairings Announced For Boys Basketball

Area high school boys basketball now know their post-season path with WIAA Tournament play beginning next week as Regional seeding meetings took place over the weekend. Mauston was no doubt disappointed to get a four seed in their six-team grouping in D-3 despite owning the second best record of the cluster. Gale-Etrrick-Trempeleau leads a strong More >