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>>Bucks End Nine Straight Losses At San Antonio

(San Antonio, TX) — The Milwaukee Bucks have ended nine straight losses at San Antonio with a 109-107 win against the Spurs on Tuesday night. Malcolm Brogdon hit a three pointer with 68 seconds left to put Milwaukee in front for good — and after he missed a free throw with seven seconds to go, Manu Ginobili missed a three point attempt at the buzzer that would have given the Spurs the victory. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 for San Antonio, which ended a four game winning streak and lost for just the third time in its last 16 outings. Giannis Antetokounmpo started, but he only played nine scoreless minutes as he recovers from a virus — and Michael Beasley had most of Giannis’ normal scoring with 28 points off the bench. The Bucks snapped a two game losing streak and won their annual contest at San Antonio for the first time since 2008 — and they’ll host Miami on Friday night.


>>Packers Surge On Special Teams

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers start practicing today (Wednesday) for their N-F-C divisional playoff contest at Dallas on Sunday. Among other things, the Packers hope to continue the solid special teams’ performance it had against the New York Giants in last Sunday’s Wild Card victory. Green Bay started six drives beyond their own 40 yard line, while the Giants only had one such drive. Jeff Janis had his longest kickoff return of the season with a 33 yard scamper — and as a gunner on punts, Janis helped limit Pro Bowl specialist Dwayne Harris to just four yards on three returns. Also, Green Bay punter Jacob Schum had three kicks land inside the Giants’ 12 yard line — and he netted 41-point-two yards for six punts.


>>Packers’ Allison Faces Marijuana Possession Charge

(Manitowoc, WI)  —  Packers’ rookie receiver Geronimo Allison is due in court January 23rd on a criminal misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana. Reports say the 22-year-old Allison was stopped last September fourth for going 81 miles per hour in a 70 zone on Interstate-43 near Francis Creek — and a State Patrol officer smelled marijuana in Allison’s rental car. Prosecutors say Allison denied smoking pot and claimed that others were doing it the night before, but the officer later found two cigars next to the driver’s seat that tested positive for marijuana. Online court records show that Allison paid 200-dollars for his speeding ticket, and Manitowoc County prosecutors did not file the marijuana charge until December 15th. Allison has 13 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games, including the Pack’s home Wild Card win last Sunday.


>>Men’s Hoops: UW Green Bay Wins Sixth Straight

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The U-W Green Bay men’s basketball team has a six game winning streak after beating Northern Kentucky at home Tuesday night, 80-71. The Norse led by ten at the break, but Green Bay shot 62-percent in the second half while outscoring Northern Kentucky by 19 in the final 20 minutes. Also, the Phoenix defense had 12 steals and ten blocked shots for the game, and Kenneth Lowe led the second half comeback with eleven points and three blocks during that stretch. Jamar Hurdle scored 15 for Green Bay, which is now 4-0 in the Horizon League and 10-6 overall — and Drew McDonald, the reigning conference player of the week, had 23 points and 12 rebounds for Northern Kentucky, which is now 3-2 in the Horizon and 12-6 overall. Tonight (Wednesday), the Marquette men host Seton Hall.


>>Women’s Hoops: Marquette Hangs On To Beat Seton Hall

(South Orange, NJ)  —  The Marquette women almost blow a 23 point lead, as they hang on to win at Seton Hall, 83-77. The Pirates ended the third quarter with a 19-4 run — and Marquette’s lead was only four when Erika Davenport made two free throws with 12 seconds left to seal the Golden Eagles’ victory. Claire Lundberg led Seton Hall with 18 points, hitting six of seven from three point range as the Pirates dropped to 1-4 in the Big East and 8-8 overall. Natisha Hiedeman scored 24 points and McKayla Yentz 23 for Marquette, which improved to 4-2 in the conference and 13-4 overall. In Division One women’s basketball tonight (Wednesday), Wisconsin hosts Purdue, U-W Green Bay entertains Detroit, and U-W Milwaukee hosts Oakland.


>>AHL Hockey: Admirals Give Up Three Quick Goals In Loss

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Admirals give up three goals in a four minute span to lose at home to Charlotte, 5-1 Tuesday night. Sergey Tolchinsky scored the eventual game winner in the second period — and the Checkers then went on to score three times late in the second stanza and early in the third to put the Admirals away. Justin Florek scored the only goal for Milwaukee, which has now dropped two straight and will play at Chicago tonight (Wednesday).

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