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Wisconsin State Sports (5am update)

>>Wolverines Build Huge Lead, Withstand Wisconsin Rally 83-72

(Madison, WI)  —  Michigan blew a good portion of its 22-point halftime lead, but not all of it, in an 83-72 win at Wisconsin Sunday.  The Wolverines were shooting the lights out in the first half, hitting seven-of-nine 3-pointers on the way to a 44-22 margin.  Ethan Happ then led the Badgers’ charge from way behind, scoring 18 of his game-high 29 points in the second half.  The Badgers cut the deficit to eight points with about two-and-a-half minutes to go, but never got closer.  Wisconsin faces another ranked opponent at home Thursday when number-three Purdue shows up at the Kohl Center.  The Badgers will bring an 11-16 record into that game, 4-10 in conference play.


>>Former Badgers Big In USA’s 3-1 Win Over Finland

(Gangneung, KR)  —  Former Wisconsin Badger Hilary Knight had the assist on the game-winning goal for Team U-S-A in its 3-1 win over Finland Sunday.  The Americans won their sixth straight Olympic opener and beat Finland for a seventh straight time in international competition.  Knight and Brianna Decker had assists in the game.  Meghan Duggan, captain of the U-S-A team, had one shot on goal.  The Americans play the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” Tuesday.


>>Experts:  Brewers Offer For Darvish “Over-Stated”

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Some baseball experts now say the Milwaukee Brewers’ interest in free agent pitcher Yu Darvish was over-stated.  General Manager David Stearns apparently won’t confirm an offer was ever made — even though national reports suggested Milwaukee’s pitch included at least five years and 100-million dollars.  The Cubs now have a scary-good pitching staff to go with all that offense, but that doesn’t mean the Brewers will panic and sign Jake Arrieta to a big deal.  One suggestion is the reports of a big Milwaukee offer to Darvish came from representatives for the pitcher who wanted to push the market higher.


>>Bad Weekend Puts Badger Men’s Hockey Under Pressure

(Madison, WI)  —  The sweep against Minnesota is a damaging blow for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.  The Badgers fell from third in the Big Ten to fifth and they have a weekend off to think about it.  Head coach Tony Granato is in South Korea with the U-S-A hockey team and his assistants don’t want him to return to find things in a mess.  If the post-season started today, Wisconsin would travel to Minnesota for a series against the Gophers — the team that just dominated them.


>>Wisconsin Native Danica Patrick Hanging Them Up After Daytona

(Daytona Beach, FL)  —  NASCAR driver Danica Patrick ends her career a week from Sunday at the Daytona 500.  One last time she will drive the Number-7 GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro Z-L-1 for Premium Motorsports.  The legendary race starts at 1:30 P-M Central time February 18th and it marks the end of her NASCAR career.  The final racing start for the Beloit native will come Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis 500.


  • Dorothy M. Lelm February 15, 2018
    Dorothy M. Lelm, 75, of Glen Flora died on Wednesday, February 14th at the Cornell Area Care Center. She is survived by: her husband Dennis; 3 sons Brad and David Sepanski both of Glen Flora, Michael Lelm of Washington; 2 daughters Bette Kainz of Glen Flora and Bonnie Tully of Spring Valley; 5 grandchildren; 1 […]
  • Rusk County News February 15, 2018
    WLDY-WJBL NEWS 2-15-18 *COOLER, BUT CLOSER TO AVERAGE; WATCHING WINTER STORM POTENTIAL BY EARLY NEXT WEEK* A front will slide through early today and though some sun will be around to start, it will become mostly cloudy behind this system. Breezes will increase and it will be a bit cooler, but still above average with […]
  • Shooting at alma mater saddens Anthony Rizzo; Steve Kerr calls for change February 16, 2018
    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, an alumnus of the South Florida high school where officials say at least 17 people have died in a shooting attack, sent his condolences and encouragement Wednesday on Twitter while sounding a note of alarm. Rizzo, who in November donated $150,000 to his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]
  • MLB implements player ideas in latest pace-of-game proposal February 16, 2018
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has pleaded time and again for workable feedback from the players in the effort to accelerate the pace of play, and the latest proposal on the negotiating table reflects that player sentiment. Manfred was in California for owners meetings Thursday, and he told reporters generally that MLB is willing to defer […]
  • Trae Young gets 'good advice' from Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson February 16, 2018
    NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma?star freshman Trae Young said Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson surprised him Wednesday with an unexpected phone call full "of some good advice" a day after the struggling Sooners had lost a fourth straight game. "That was crazy. A crazy phone call," Young said Thursday. "[He told me] just how much he […]