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Wisconsin Sports 8-31

Wisconsin State Sports (5am update)


>>Packers Drop Final Preseason Game At Kansas City 33-21

(Kansas City, MO)  —  With backups and hopefuls playing the game, the Kansas City Chiefs came from behind to beat Green Bay in the fourth and final preseason game 33-21 Thursday night.  Quarterbacks Tim Boyle and DeShone Kizer shared the snaps after the trade of Brett Hundley to Seattle.  They threw three interceptions but had some good moments, too.  Kizer connected with Geronimo Allison on a 31-yard T-D pass on a fourth-down play.  Boyle’s one-yard throw to tight end Robert Tonyan gave the Packers a 14-10 lead.  They built the margin to 21-10 before Kansas City took over in a mostly-forgettable second half.  Right tackle Bryan Bulaga saw game action for the first time since injuring his knee last November.  The coaches and general manager Brian Gutekunst will go over the film, discuss player values and finalize the 53-man roster before Saturday’s 3:00 P-M deadline.


>>Cain’s HR Ends 2nd Straight Marathon Win In Cincy, 2-1

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Veteran outfielder Lorenzo Cain’s 10th home run put the Milwaukee Brewers ahead, then Josh Hader protected the lead in a 2-1 victory at Cincinnati Thursday afternoon.  Joakim Soria earned his first win by pitching a scoreless 10th inning.  After scorching pitchers for a combined 25 runs Wednesday, the Brewers and Reds only managed three runs on 12 hits in 11 innings.  The Brewers took two-out-of-three games in the series.  Wade Miley did what he could to give the over-worked bullpen some rest, stopping the Reds on six hits and a run in seven-and-one-third innings.  The Brewers will start Jhoulys Chacin in a 6:05 P-M game tonight (Friday) against the Washington Nationals.


>>UW-Oshkosh Fires Volleyball Coach

(Oshkosh, WI)  —  The story is changing about the 2017 departure of the men’s club volleyball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  Published reports indicate coach Brian “Lumpy” Schaefer was fired at the end of an investigation which concluded he had sexually harassed a player.  At the time, the university reported Schaefer had “stepped down to pursue other opportunities.”  Schaefer was accused of repeatedly sending sexually explicit texts, supplying alcohol to a player, then engaging in a game the player found to be “weird.”


>>Endurance Athlete Faces Busy, Challenging Week

(Guenther, WI)  —  A 46-year-old Marathon County man says he is going to swim, bike and run a total of one-thousand miles across Wisconsin starting next Monday.  Chad Esker of the Town of Guenther plans to complete seven Ironman-length triathlons in seven days — totaling 984 miles — then add on another 16 miles.  The challenge is being called The Northern Soles 1000.


  • 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, […]