Bulls exercise option on Snell

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bulls have exercised their third-year option on guard Tony Snell for the 2015-16 season. The team announced the move on Monday. Smell averaged 4.5 points as a rookie last season. The Bulls took him with the 20th pick in the 2013 draft.

Rangers score 5 in 3rd, rally to beat Wild 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) – Anthony Duclair scored his first NHL goal with 3:48 remaining, and Mats Zuccarello put the Rangers ahead 37 seconds later as New York stormed back from a three-goal deficit by scoring five times in the third period to stun the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Monday night. The Wild appeared to be in complete More >

Vikings rookie LB Barr making big impression

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have been singing Anthony Barr’s praises ever since they drafted him ninth overall last spring. The speedy linebacker has been living up to the expectations halfway through his rookie season. Barr has been one of the bright spots for an up-and-down team through the first eight games. The Vikings More >

Wolves reach buyout agreement with J.J. Barea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached a buyout agreement with veteran guard J.J. Barea to get down to the roster limit of 15 players. Coach Flip Saunders announced the decision Monday. Barea had one year and $4.5 million remaining on his contract. But Saunders didn’t believe there would be as much playing time for More >

Cubs’ manager focuses on job, not rumors

CHICAGO (AP) – Cubs manager Rick Renteria says he’s focusing on his job and not the possibility that he might be replaced by former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon. Renteria acknowledges in a statement released through his agent on Monday that he’s aware of speculation about his job. He says he will “continue to focus my More >

Milwaukee Bucks Open The Regular Season In Two Days

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to get ready for their N-B-A regular season opener on Wednesday night at Charlotte.  Center Larry Sanders was back on the practice floor during the weekend, after a minor surgical procedure kept him out for Milwaukee’s final four pre-season games.  Coach Jason Kidd says the Bucks are starting to come together More >

Packers Look To Be Healthy For Their Next Game In 13 Days

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy says he expects the entire team to be ready in 13 days, when the Packers host the Chicago Bears.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is among the team’s walking wounded, after he injured a hamstring in last night’s 44-23 loss at New Orleans.  Rodgers apparently suffered the injury after a seven-yard run More >

Wisconsin Badger Soccer Update

The Wisconsin women’s soccer team edged Maryland 1-to-nothing in double overtime yesterday in Madison.  Senior Kodee Williams scored on her first career header, as the 12th-ranked Badgers improved to 9-2-and-1 in the Big Ten and 15-2-and-1 overall.  Penn State clinched its third Big Ten title in four years with a 2-1 victory over Iowa. The More >

Wisconsin Badgers Continue To Roll On The Volleyball Court

The fifth-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team won its ninth straight match yesterday, three sets to none over Number-14 Nebraska at the U-W Field House.  Taylor Morey broke her own three-set school record with 29 digs, and Lauren Carlini had a career-high nine kills for the Badgers.  They improved to 9-and-1 in the Big Ten Conference, and More >

Wisconsin Badger Football Moving Up In The Polls

Wisconsin moved to within three places of the A-P national Top-25, and within one place of the Amway coaches’ 25, after crushing Maryland 52-to-7 on Saturday in college football.  Mississippi State remains Number-One in both polls.  The Badgers are tied for third place with Iowa in the Big Ten’s West Division at 2-and-1. Nebraska and More >