Saints tormented by inability to close out games

METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Saints coach Sean Payton is starting this week by emphasizing the many good things he noticed during New Orleans’ latest loss. With his players mystified by their inability to close out close games, Payton is steering clear of the kind of criticism that could shatter the increasingly fragile psyche of a team More >

New Vikings stadium nearly quarter complete

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials are confident the Minnesota Vikings’ new $1 billion stadium will be completed on time in 2016. Reporters and photographers were given a tour of the construction site in downtown Minneapolis Monday. Nine months after the old Metrodome was demolished, officials say the new stadium is 23 percent complete as of the end More >

Former Brewers Manager Ned Yost Has Kansas City Royals In The World Series

Ned Yost says he’s a “completely different” manager with the Kansas City Royals than he was with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He says he’s not as hard-headed — he’s a better listener — and he’s a little more flexible as his Royals open the World Series tonight at home against San Francisco.  Yost managed the Brewers More >

Packers Preparing For QB Drew Brees And The Saints

Green Bay Packers’ corner Davon House expects to return to practice tomorrow, after he dislocated his right ring finger during Sunday’s home win over Carolina. House said he’ll keep the finger taped up, as he gets ready to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.  The Packers will need House, as starter Sam Shields More >

Badger Football Getting Healthier

The Wisconsin football team expects to have both of its starting inside linebackers ready on Saturday, when the Badgers host Maryland.  After last Saturday’s bye, coach Gary Andersen expects senior inside linebackers Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter to be at 100-percent for this weekend.  Trotter has missed the better part of two games with a More >

Adams Friendship Football Coach Nick Stormoen Talks Playoffs

Adams-Friendship football coach Nick Stormoen talks about the upcoming playoffs with Troy Matz

WIAA Cross Country Sectionals Saturday

High school cross country teams and runners will be vying for WIAA State Meet berths this Saturday as WIAA Sectionals take place in all three divisions. Mauston, Adams-Friendship and Wisconsin Dells will run in a D-2 Sectional at Black River Falls with Mauston’s boys and girls teams coming off SCC team title performances Saturday with Monica More >

WIAA Girls Volleyball Regionals Open Tonight For Many Area Schools

The post-season gets underway tonight for the Mauston girls volleyball team and they’ll face a familiar foe in conference rival Wisconsin Dells tonight in the Dells in D-2 Regional action. Mauston was 6-4 in the South-Central, good for third place, but they were 0-2 against Wisconsin Dells and they lost six of seven sets against More >

Bucks Continue The Pre Season Tonight In New York

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the Knicks in New York tonight — and at least some of the pre-game banter revolves around new Bucks’ coach Jason Kidd. Kidd’s first N-B-A coaching campaign was in the Big Apple last season with the Brooklyn Nets.  The Nets made the playoffs after struggling last November and December.  Kidd More >

Badger Football Back On The Schedule This Week

The Wisconsin football team is still in contention for the Big Ten West Division title, despite its six-point loss to Northwestern just over two weeks ago.  Minnesota is the division’s only unbeaten team in Big Ten play at 3-and-0.  Nebraska and Iowa are next at 2-and-1.  Wisconsin, at 1-and-1, has all three of those teams More >