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Wisconsin Sports 6-29

Wisconsin State Sports (5am update)


>>Late-Game Homer By Thames Produces 6-4 Brewers Victory

(Cincinnati, WI)  —  Call Eric Thames a “Reds killer.”  The Milwaukee slugger’s three-run home run in the seventh inning gave his team the lead it needed in a 6-4 win at Cincinnati Thursday.  Brewers starting pitcher Junior Guerra gave up a pair of homers but pitched six innings to earn his fourth victory of the season.  Corey Knebel locked down his eighth save.  The Reds are in last place in the National League Central Division, but they came into the game with nine victories in their last 10 starts.  The benches and bullpens for both teams ran onto the field in the third inning when the Reds’ Joey Votto exchanged words with Brewers catcher Erik Kratz.  Chase Anderson starts today’s game in Cincinnati.  He already has one win over the Reds this season.


>>Bucks Face Decision On Forward Jabari Parker

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Most N-B-A eyes are on players like LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard this off-season, but the Milwaukee Bucks face a decision on former first-round draft pick Jabari Parker.  Injuries have derailed his promising career.  Parker has still averaged more than 15 points-a-game and five-and-a-half rebounds.  The problem is, in four seasons he has missed 145 games — nearly two complete seasons — with knee injuries.  The team is expected to extend a qualifying offer to Parker by today (Friday).  That would make him a restricted free agent.


>>Badgers Football Good For $143M In Revenue

(Madison, WI)  —  Two college football programs in the same state — Texas and Texas A&M — have topped 210-million dollars in total revenue.  To put that in perspective, the Longhorns football program made nearly as much money last year than all 12 public universities playing in the Big Sky Conference.  It was a good season in Badgerland during the 2017 fiscal year.  Wisconsin ranked 15th in the nation with 143-million dollars.  Three other Big Ten schools topped that figure, Ohio State (185M), Michigan (185M), and Penn State (144M).


>>Madison Golfer Jerry Kelly Tops Leaderboard At Senior U.S. Open

(Colorado Springs, WI)  —  Competitors on the P-G-A Champions Tour can testify — the Broadmoor Golf Course in Colorado Springs is a tough one.  Not a single golfer finished the 18 holes Thursday while avoiding a bogey.  Madison’s Jerry Kelly tops the leaderboard with a four-under-par 66.  He has a two-shot lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kevin Sutherland, Deane Pappas and Rocco Mediate.  Kelly missed a four-footer on 17 for his only bogey, but he says he played very well, otherwise.


  • Hunter J. Strop September 13, 2018
    Hunter J. Strop, 15 of Ladysmith, died on Tuesday, September 11, in Ladysmith.  He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Wendi Strop, 2 brothers, Cole and Scott both of Ladysmith, 1 sister, Jill Wood of Chetek, maternal grandmother, Linda Olsen of Ojibwa, paternal grandmother, Vonnie Strop of Ladysmith, and his dog Sadie. A Memorial service […]
  • Rusk County News September 13, 2018
    WLDY-WJBL NEWS 9-13-18 Hurricane Florence is slowing down as its outer bands of wind and rain lash North Carolina’s barrier islands. As of 11 a.m., the Category 2 storm was centered about 145 miles (230 kilometers) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 195 miles (315 kilometers) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Its forward […]
  • Jabari Bird arrested in alleged assault, strangling, kidnapping September 13, 2018
    Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird has been arrested after allegedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping an unidentified person in a domestic incident Friday, according to Boston police. A Boston police spokesman said Bird is being "guarded by the Boston police at a local hospital" for evaluation. The spokesman said the victim had been taken to a […]
  • Leonard Fournette says hamstring improving, optimistic for Sunday September 13, 2018
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette said his injured right hamstring is better and he thinks his chances of being able to play on Sunday against New England are improving. "I like [his chances of playing] now since the day's been going on more and more," Fournette said Thursday afternoon. "It's feeling […]
  • NBA Future Power Rankings: Predicting teams 1-30 September 13, 2018
    How will your team perform over the next three seasons? The Future Power Rankings are ESPN Insider's projection of the on-court success expected for each team in the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Consider this a convenient way to see the direction in which your favorite team is headed. To determine the Future Power Rankings, […]