Eau Claire North 5, Sun Prairie 4
Antigo 8, Union Grove 3
Stratford 9, Markesan 4
Webster 11, Mineral Point 1
The Milwaukee Brewers went down via the strikeout 24 times on Wednesday night, yet still hit four home runs to pull out a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros in 14-innings at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Mike Moustakas clubbed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, his 21st of the season, to send the Brewers to victory.
Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames also clubbed solo home runs for the Brewers. Thames blast in the 7th pulled the Brewers into a 3-3 tie. All three solo homers came off of Houston ace Justin Verlander, who struck out a career high 15 Brewers in seven innings of work. [Read more…]
Green Bay Packers safety Josh Jones reported to minicamp on Tuesday but stood on the sidelines and watch because of a hamstring injury.
Jones had been a no-show during the rest of the teams offseason program, including OTA’s. Those sessions were voluntary. Jones said he spent the last several weeks training in Florida, which is where he injured his hamstring.
Instead of working out with his teammates, Jones said he prefers working with his trainer in Florida, and he wanted to spend more time with family, especially his young daughter.
When asked if Jones wanted to be traded, Jones referred reporters to Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst.
Gutekunst met with reporters following Tuesday’s workout and left the door to a trade open. [Read more…]
After a solid outing last time out, Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta struggled on Tuesday night in a 10-8 loss to the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Peralta allowed six runs on eight hits in four-plus innings, including two home runs. He fell to 3-3 with a 5.81 ERA in 13 appearances with nine starts. Peralta previously held the Marlins to a run on four hits over six innings.
The Brewers got home runs from Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Yasmani Grandal. Shaw’s blast came in the seventh, his first since he clubbed two on April 23 in St. Louis.
Yelich clubbed his in the third, his major league leading 25th of the season. Grandal went deep with a three run shot in the ninth to pull the Brewers to within two runs at 10-8.
The Astros hit a total of four home runs in the win. They’ll go for the sweep on Wednesday night. Brandon Woodruff (8-1, 3.87) pitches for Milwaukee. Justin Verlander (9-2, 2.40) goes for Houston.
Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach, Taylor Jenkins, has been hired as the next head coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
Jenkins has been on Mike Budenholzer’s staffs in both Milwaukee and Atlanta and becomes the third NBA coach to come off Budenholzer’s staffs.
The 34-year-old Dallas native is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He becomes the Grizzlies’ ninth non-interim head coach since they moved to Memphis.
Jenkins becomes the second-youngest current NBA coach, older only than Minnesota’s Ryan Saunders (33). He replaces J.B. Bickerstaff, who was fired after the Grizzlies ended the season with a 33-49 record.
The Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles play every year. They’ve hooked up 124 times in a series that started back in 1917. The two teams have played every year since the 1958-59 season, withe the exception of the 1984-85 season.
What’s different about this upcoming seasons game is the date. The two teams will square off at the Kohl Center on Nov. 17. it’s the earliest scheduled meeting since the two teams played Nov. 14, 1997.
Wisconsin leads the all-time series with Marquette, 67-58, but the two teams have split the last 10 meetings.
Wisconsin’s non-conference schedule also includes road games at North Carolina State on Dec. 4 and at Tennessee on Dec. 28 as well as an appearance in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn on Nov. 25-26 along with Auburn, New Mexico and Richmond.
Division 1 play makes up the first day of competition.
Division 1 Quarterfinals
Green Bay Preble (24-3) vs. Burlington (23-5) 8 a.m.
Sun Prairie (22-7) vs. Oak Creek (21-6) 10:15 a.m.
Eau Claire North (22-4) vs. Sussex Hamilton (19-8) 1 p.m.
Fond du Lac (13-12) vs. Brookfield East (18-8) 3:15p.m.
Division 1 Semifinals
6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
The Green Bay Packers completed the signing of their entire 2019 draft class by coming to terms with their third round pick, tight end Jace Sternberger out of Texas A & M.
Sternberger was the last of the eight-member class to come to terms, signing his deal on the eve of the Packers three-day mandatory minicamp.
Packers add free agent TE
The Packers also claimed free agent tight end Pharoah McKever off of waivers from Jacksonville. McKever was among a group of tight ends working out for the Packers on June 3.
The 25-year-old McKever started as a wide receiver and defensive end at North Carolina State before moving to tight end. He caught just one pass for the Wolfpack, an 82-yard touchdown before he moved to Florida International as a graduate transfer. There, he caught 27 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns before going undrafted in 2018.
McKever spent time on the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Milwaukee Bucks standouts Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton will participate in USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team training camp from Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas. The 20-man roster for training camp will be used to select the finalists for the 12-man 2019 USA World Cup Team that will participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 that tips-off on Aug. 31 in China.
Middleton, who was named to the USA Men’s National Team roster in April of 2018, was an All-Star last season and averaged 18.3 points and career-highs in both rebounds (6.0) and assists (4.3) per game. He also shot 44.1% from the field and 37.8% from three, appearing and starting in 77 games for the Bucks as they won an NBA high 60 games.
Lopez is one of six additions to the USA Men’s National Team roster for training camp. Last season, Lopez started 81 games for the Bucks and averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocks (4th in the NBA) and 1.2 assists per game. He also set the NBA record for 3-pointers made by a center in a season with 187 and became the first player in NBA history to tally 150+ threes and 150+ blocks in a single season.
Milwaukee is one of just three teams (Houston and Portland) to have multiple players selected to the USA National Team roster for training camp.
The official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team will be announced on August 17.