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Necedah Boys Basketball Announces Award Winners For This Season

Necedah enjoyed a 16-win season in high school boys basketball and the Cardinals season was recognized recently at the team’s awards banquet. Coach Kris Saylor’s squad was 16-6 overall with a 9-5 Scenic Bluffs Conference record, good for third place. Seniors Jordan Murphy, Matt Brown, Isiah Dutschecek and Ashton Knutson were the captains with Murphy More >

Mauston High School Celebrates Historic Boys Basketball Season

An historic season for the Mauston High School boys basketball team was celebrated last week at the team’s annual awards banquet. Coach Gil Saylor’s squad shared the SCC title with Adams-Friendship at 8-2, giving Mauston their first conference boys basketball championship since 1986. Mauston was 17-6 overall after winning just five games the previous year More >

Packers Get Two Extra Picks In May

For the sixth year in a row, the Green Bay Packers will get extra draft picks this spring.  The N-F-L yesterday awarded Green Bay two compensatory selections in the sixth round, based on the Packers’ net free-agent losses from the year before.  The team lost James Jones, Evan Dietrich-Smith, C-J Wilson, and Marshall Newhouse to More >

Badgers Make A Quick Turnaround For This Week In The NCAA Tournament

Monday was officially an “off day” for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team.  But in reality, the student-athletes had a lot of scrambling to do, as they get ready to play North Carolina on Thursday night in Los Angeles.  The top-seeded Badgers advanced to the Sweet-16 of the N-C-A-A tournament with a win over Oregon on More >

Bucks Need A Win Tonight Against Miami

The Milwaukee Bucks can give their playoff hopes a boost tonight, with a home victory over Miami.  The Bucks’ lead over the Heat has dropped to one-and-a-half games for the Number-six playoff spot in the Eastern Conference — and several other teams are not far behind.  Yesterday, key reserves Jared Dudley and O-J Mayo returned More >

Rockies’ Gray seizes chance, impresses in win over Brewers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jon Gray allowed two singles in four scoreless innings, helping his chances of making Colorado’s rotation and leading the Rockies to 5-1 spring win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Gray is one of four young pitchers hoping to replace Jhoulys Chacin, who was released in a surprise move Sunday amid a More >

With Melvin Gordon gone, Badgers’ Clement gets up to speed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Running back Corey Clement is using spring practice at Wisconsin to prepare for a bigger workload and a new coaching staff. Clement is the heir apparent in the backfield to Melvin Gordon, who bypassed his senior year to enter the NFL draft after a record-setting season. Clement was also pretty good in 2014 More >

LaVine leads Timberwolves to 106-104 overtime win vs Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Rookie guard Zach LaVine scored 27 points, including two 3-pointers to force overtime, and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied past the Utah Jazz 106-104 on Monday night. LaVine’s clutch shots in the fourth quarter set up a 6-1 Minnesota run to start overtime that the Jazz couldn’t overcome. The Timberwolves won for only More >

Dubnyk holds Maple Leafs at bay in Wild’s 2-1 win

TORONTO (AP) – Devan Dubnyk added to his ironman streak, making his 32nd straight start, and the Minnesota Wild extended their string of road wins to nine, hanging on for a 2-1 victory over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. The loss was the sixth straight for the Maple Leafs (27-41-6), who came close More >

Former Packer Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

Former Green Bay Packers’ safety Darren Sharper was sentenced today to nine years in prison, for drugging-and-raping women in Arizona.  The 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to Arizona charges of sexual assault and attempted sex assault, and was immediately sentenced.  Later, he pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to drugging-and-raping two victims.  The proceedings were part More >