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Brewer Batters Are Back, 3 HRs In 7-6 Win At Cincinnati

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  The Milwaukee hitters who couldn’t buy a base hit against Chicago have found the touch again in Cincinnati, pounding three home runs in a 7-6 win over the Reds.  Ryan Braun knocked in the game-winner with a seventh-inning double Tuesday night and Jeremy Jeffress slammed the door for his first save.  Jeffress struck out Joey Votto and got Scott Schebler on a grounder with the tying run on third in the bottom of the eighth.  Travis Shaw had a two-run homer, then Jesus Aguilar and Hernan Perez knocked the ball out of the park, too.  At seven-and-23, the Reds are off to the worst 30-game start in franchise history.  Left-hander Wade Miley starts tonight’s game at Great American Ballpark for the Brewers with first pitch at 6:10 P-M.

 

>>Wisconsin Basketball Players Discussed Game Boycott In 2016

(Madison, WI)  —  A former standout player for the Wisconsin Badgers basketball program says boycotting a game was discussed by the players in 2016.  Nigel Hayes says he suggested refusing to play in a game against Syracuse November 29th.  At the time, Hayes said, if even one team member was against the idea, they wouldn’t do it.  Now, he says he thinks the players who said no then would change their minds.  Hayes is among the named plaintiffs in two lawsuits challenging the current system which limits the funding college players can receive for things like tuition and fees, room and board, books and other incidental costs.  Hayes says if things aren’t changed, the day will come when players do refuse to play in protest.

 

>>Badger Football Ranked Number-3 In USA Today Poll

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Badgers haven’t played a game yet and already they have moved up two positions in the U-S-A Today Sports “way-too-early” Top 25 poll.  Clemson and Alabama are one-two, but the Badgers are ranked third with the season opener still almost four months away.  Wisconsin moved up from a previous ranking of fifth based, mostly, on the number of starters returning.  Ohio State and Penn State are also in the top-10.  The publication says the Badger offense is going to be the best at Wisconsin in several years while returning talent on the line and among linebackers will be enough to let the new players in the secondary catch up.  The offensive line returns every single contributor from last season.

 

>>Drafting 3 WRs Sends Message

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packer wide receiver Geronimo Allison should be able to see the handwriting on the wall.  Things will be tougher for Green Bay’s third-year player because the team picked three wide receivers in last weekend’s 2018 N-F-L Draft.  J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown will be competing with Allison for playing time along with returning starters Devante Adams and Randall Cobb.  DeAngelo Yancey is in the mix, too.  Over his first two seasons, Allison has played about one-fourth of the offensive snaps for Green Bay.

 

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