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Wisconsin Sports 6-27

>>Bucks’ Brogdon NBA Rookie Of Year; Giannis Most Improved

(New York, NY)  —  Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks has been named the N-B-A’s rookie of the year — and Bucks’ forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is the league’s most improved player. Both were honored Monday night at the N-B-A’s inaugural awards show in New York. Brogdon received 64 of the 100 first place media votes as he became the lowest draft pick since 1958 to win league’s rookie of the year honor with game averages of ten points and four assists. Brogdon, a second round pick from Virginia last summer, was only the second Buck to receive the top rookie award besides Kareem Abdul Jabbar in 1970 — and Brodgon was a unanimous pick to the all N-B-A rookie squad. Antetokounmpo received 80 of the 100 first place votes as the league’s most improved player — and he was named to the N-B-A’s all defensive second team, the first Buck to get that honor since Alvin Robertson in 1991.

 

>>Former Packers Great Green Charged With Child Abuse

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Former Packers’ running back Ahman Green is free on a signature bond after he was charged Monday with felony child abuse and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The 40-year-old Green is accused of pushing his 15-year-old daughter and striking her in the head Sunday night at his home in Ledgeview, near Green Bay — and according to prosecutors, the two got into a day long argument about not cleaning dishes as he expected her to do to get an allowance. A public defender appeared at Green’s first court appearance on video from the Brown County Jail, and he called the incident a “constitutional issue” of parental rights. Green must hire his own lawyer, and he’ll have time to do that before he’s due back in court July eleventh. Green played for the Packers from 2000 through ’06 and again in 2009, and he’s the team’s all time leading rusher.

 

>>Brewers: Division Lead Narrows, Brinson Has Monster AAA Game

(Undated)  —  After a day off Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers saw their lead drop to one game on second place Chicago in the National League Central. The Cubs scored a 5-4 victory at Washington Monday night, as Javier Baez had an R-B-I double and two leaping catches at shortstop. The Brewers’ off day was their first in two weeks, going 8-6 in that stretch — and the Crew opens a three game series at Cincinnati tonight (Tuesday) with right hander Junior Guerra starting against Reds’ right hander Tim Adelman. Meanwhile, Brewers outfield prospect Lewis Brinson had a monster minor league game just one day after he was sent down from the big club to Triple “A” Colorado Springs. Brinson went four for four and a was a triple short of the cycle as he hit a three run homer in the Sky Sox’ 14-3 rout of Omaha on Monday night.

 

>>Bucks Introduce Top Draft Choice Wilson

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  D-J Wilson, the Bucks’ top draft choice from last week, says he was “destined” to be picked by Milwaukee — even though the team did not much contact with him before last week. Wilson left Michigan two seasons early and was the 17th overall pick in last Thursday night’s N-B-A Draft. The Bucks introduced him at a news conference Monday, where the 6-10 Wilson said the team only talked him with once when he decided to turn pro — and then again at a workout put on by his agents. Analysts say Wilson fits the Bucks’ desire for players with long wingspans who focus on defense and can play at multiple positions. G-M Jon Horst says Wilson can play at any of the three frontcourt spots — and he’ll get his first taste of the pros starting July seventh at the N-B-A’s Summer League in Las Vegas.

 

>>Reports: Bucks Center Hawes Exercises Player Option

(Milwaukee, WI) — Bucks’ center Spencer Hawes will stay with Milwaukee for at least one more season. Media reports say the ten year N-B-A veteran has exercised a player option for the final year of his contract — and he’ll make six-million dollars. Milwaukee acquired the 29-year-old Hawes in February as part of a trade that sent Miles Plumlee to Charlotte. Hawes averaged more than four points and two rebounds in nine minutes since joining the Bucks.

 

>>State Native Endlsey Named To Girls High School Post In Iowa

(West Des Moines, IA)  —  Sheboygan County native Jacquelyn Endsley has been named the coordinator of business development for the Girls’ High School Athletic Union in Iowa. She’ll start in July and will be in charge of corporate marketing sponsorships for the group’s ten state championships. Endsley is from Kohler, and she played women’s basketball and soccer at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. She was a top manager for the U-S Women’s Open golf tournament in 2015, and has done marketing work for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Kohler Company — and most recently, Endsley was with the N-C-A-A in corporate relations, marketing, and broadcast alliances. Iowa’s high school sports structure has separate groups for boys’ and girls’ athletics, unlike Wisconsin’s W-I-A-A which has one agency for both.

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Wisconsin Sports 6-26

>>Brewers Blank Atlanta, Avoid Being Swept

(Atlanta, GA)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers salvage a win at Atlanta, winning 7-0 on Sunday to avoid being swept by the Braves for three games. Zach Davies had his best outing of the year, giving up four hits in seven scoreless innings with one walk and no strikeouts as he improved to 8-4. Travis Shaw hit a two run homer as he boosted his team high R-B-I total to 53 — and Keon Broxton fell a triple short of the cycle as with a solo homer and three R-B-Is. Davies and Paolo Espino held the Braves to five singles, two from Ender Inciarte — and Braves’ starter Julio Teheran gave up all seven Milwaukee runs in a little more than three innings, as the loss dropped him to 6-6. The Brewers are now 12-5 on “getaway days” — games played right before leaving town — and they lead the National League Central by one and one half games on the second place Chicago Cubs with a day off today (Monday).

 

>>Brewers Acquire All Star Catcher Vogt; Demote Bandy, Brinson

(Atlanta, GA)  —  The Brewers have acquired two time All Star catcher Stephen Vogt (vote) from Oakland. The 32-year-old veteran drove in almost 200 runs in four and one half seasons with the “A”s, hitting 49 homers — but he’s been struggling at the plate this season, hitting .217 with four homers, 20 R-B-Is, and 31 strikeouts in 157 at bats. Vogt was an American League All Star in both 2015 and ’16, and Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell says he’s had “solid success,” and the Crew can use his left handed bat. To make room, the Brewers sent catcher Jett Bandy down to Triple “A” Colorado Springs, along with outfielder Lewis Brinson. Bandy has also been struggling at the plate, hitting .211 this year and just .053 in June — and despite Vogt’s credentials, Counsell says catcher Manny Pina will not see his playing time reduced.

 

>>Braun, Villar Complete Rehab Assignments With Wisconsin

(Appleton, WI)  —  Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar are expected to rejoin the Brewers in Cincinnati today (Monday). Both completed rehab assignments Sunday, as they hit run scoring sacrifice flies for Class “A” Wisconsin in a 3-2 Rattlers’ victory against Kane County at Fox Cities’ Stadium near Appleton. In three games at Wisconsin, Braun went two for eight with one homer, two R-B-Is, and a .989 O-P-S as he recovers from a strained left calf. Villar drove in six runs in four rehab games, going eight for 13 as he came off an injured lower back. Both brought star power to the Fox Valley fans, as Braun is a six time All Star and the 2011 National League M-V-P, and Villar is the reigning Major League stolen base champion.

 

>>Couples Wins Madison PGA Senior Tourney; Stricker Third

(Madison, WI)  —  Fred Couples wins the P-G-A senior golf tournament in Madison. He shot a 66 Sunday at University Ridge to win the second annual American Family Insurance Championship by two strokes at minus 15 for three rounds, with Scott Verplank taking second. Steve Stricker of Madison and Joe Durant tied for third, both three strokes back at minus 12 — Jerry Kelly of Madison tied for 13th at minus eight — Fox Point native Skip Kendall tied for 55th at even par — Rhinelander native Dan Forsman tied for 62nd at plus two — and former Badger men’s golf coach Jim Schuman tied for 65th at plus three. The tournament returns to Madison next year, but American Family C-E-O Jack Salzwedel says there have been talks about alternating the tournament between the U-W and Milwaukee’s Brown Deer Park, where the P-G-A used to have an annual stop until 2009.

 

>>Dixon Wins Indy Car Road Race At Elkhart Lake

(Elkhart Lake, WI)  —  Scott Dixon wins his first Indy Car Series race of the year by taking the checkered flag at the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake. The four time champion in the top Indy car series overcame a pair of fuel pressure problems Sunday to beat out four members of Roger Penske’s team — including Josef Newgarden who placed second at almost 58 hundreds of a second behind Dixon. Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, and last year’s Elkhart Lake champion Will Power rounded out the top five.

 

>>NASCAR: Wisconsin’s Bilicki 36th In Top Series Debut

(Sonoma, CA)  —  Josh Bilicki of Menomonee Falls takes 36th in his debut in NASCAR’s top series. He was among five drivers competing in their first Monster Energy Series’ race Sunday on the two mile road course in Sonoma, California. Paul Menard was Wisconsin’s top driver Sunday, placing eleventh in a field of 38. Beloit born Danica Patrick was 17th, and Matt Kenseth of Cambridge took 20th with Kevin Harvick as the winner. Kenseth dropped one place to 12th in the season point standings, and Menard is now 24th and Patrick 28th.

Wisconsin Sports 6-23

>>Bucks Draft Michigan’s DJ Wilson At No. 17

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Michigan forward D-J Wilson is the Milwaukee Bucks’ first round draft choice. New general manager Jon Horst took the 6-10 Wilson with the 17th pick Thursday night, saying he’s a versatile athlete with a long wingspan — and he’s a solid shot blocker who can play either forward spot or at center. A sprained knee made him sit out his freshman year at Michigan and he played for two seasons, improving last year with game averages of eleven points, five rebounds, and one point five blocked shots. Wilson scored 17 against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament title game in March and had ten points and 12 rebounds against Marquette. The Bucks have two pending trades in the second round, getting the 46th pick from Philadelphia to draft S-M-U guard Sterling Brown — and they reportedly sold their scheduled 48th pick to the L-A Clippers to get Sindarious Thornwell from South Carolina.

 

>>No Badgers Or Marquette Players Drafted

(Undated)  —  No Wisconsin or Marquette players heard their names called during the N-B-A Draft, for the first time since 2014. Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig were among the Badgers who worked out for pro scouts, along with Marquette’s JuJuan Johnson and Luke Fischer, and Iowa State players Deonte Burton from Milwaukee and Matt Thomas from Onalaska. Koenig made a final pitch to G-Ms on Thursday, highlighting his stats in The Players Tribune and saying he was the best pure shooter in the draft. Those players could still hook up with N-B-A teams at the Summer League in July.  Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls traded former Marquette swingman Jimmy Butler to Minnesota on Draft Night along with center Justin Patton with the 16th pick — and the Bulls got Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine from the Wolves plus Number seven pick Lauri Markkanen, a seven foot center.

 

>>Brewers Win, Split With Pirates; Knebel Sets Strikeout Record

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers have split their four game home series with Pittsburgh after beating the Pirates 4-2 Thursday. Travis Shaw had one homer, two doubles, and three R-B-Is — Eric Sogard had three hits with two doubles, and he scored twice — Eric Thames ended an oh for 15 slump with a run scoring single — Chase Anderson struck out seven in six innings to improve to 6-2 — and closer Corey Knebel broke a modern day strikeout record held by Aroldis Chapman, as Knebel has fanned at least one batter in 38 straight games to start the year. Gregory Polanco homered for the Pirates, and Ivan Nova went seven frames as the loss dropped him to 7-5. The Brewers become the fifth National League team to reach 40 wins, and they still lead the Central by one and one half games as they open a weekend series at Atlanta tonight (Friday).

 

>>WIAA Approves Shot Clock For High School Hoops

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  Wisconsin high school basketball will start having a 35 second shot clock for varsity games in the fall of 2019. The W-I-A-A’s Board of Control voted 6-4 in Stevens Point on Thursday to make a change that supporters say would improve the flow of the game. It’s the second major change for high school basketball in recent years, after the W-I-A-A went to 18 minute halves instead of eight minute quarters in 2015. Also Thursday, the Board of Control voted to reseed teams at the state tournaments for basketball and wrestling starting next season. And there will be a two year experiment starting in 2019 that would create two divisions for the boys’ hockey tournament.

 

>>PGA Golf: Defending Champ Triplett Returns For Madison Senior Tourney

(Madison, WI)  —  Defending champion Kirk Triplett returns to the second annual P-G-A senior tour event in Madison that begins today (Friday). The 54 hole American Family Insurance Championship will be played at University Ridge, hosted by Steve Stricker who will play in the event after finishing 16th at last weekend’s U-S Open. Madison’s Jerry Kelly is also in the tourney along with his brother in law and former Badger men’s coach Jim Schuman, Fox Point native Skip Kendall, and Rhinelander native Dan Forsman. Kendall only played half of his 18 hole pro am Thursday due to neck pain, but he says he’d have to be on his “deathbed” to miss this tournament. On the regular P-G-A Tour, Pewaukee native Mark Wilson is tied for 137th at the Travelers Championship, after shooting a plus four 74 in Thursday’s first round.

 

>>Other Sports: Baseball Rehab, UWM Basketball, NFL

(Undated)  —  Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar will get late starts to their rehab assignments with Class “A” Wisconsin, as the Timber Rattlers were rained out near Appleton Thursday night against Kane County. Both are coming off injuries, and they’re expected to rejoin the Brewers in Cincinnati next week. In college basketball, Northwestern assistant Patrick Baldwin was introduced Thursday as the new men’s coach at U-W Milwaukee, saying he’ll resolve issues of trust as he becomes the school’s third coach in three years. In the N-F-L, the Kansas City Chiefs fired general manager and former Packers’ executive John Dorsey despite the fact that his teams went 44-24 in four years. Former Packers’ assistant coach Andy Reid was given a contract extension as K-C’s coach that’s reported to be five years.

Wisconsin Sports 6-22

>>Packers’ Guion In Trouble Again, This Time For OWI

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers’ defensive lineman Letroy Guion is free on a 500-dollar bond after being arrested in Hawaii for driving while intoxicated. Police in Honolulu stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation early Wednesday, his 30th birthday. Officials say his blood alcohol level was point-zero-eight-six, slightly above Hawaii’s minimum for O-W-I of point-zero-eight, and the Packers made no comment on the arrest. In March, the N-F-L gave Guion a four game suspension to start the regular season for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy — and he started 2015 with a three game suspension after being fined five-thousand dollars for possessing marijuana in an arrest in Florida. Guion has two years left on his current contract, after he joined the Packers in 2014 following six years with Minnesota — and he’s had eight and one half career sacks.

 

>>NBA Draft: Bucks May Seek To Improve Frontcourt For Future

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks have the 17th overall pick in tonight’s (Thursday’s) N-B-A Draft. The Bucks could use some help at guard, after they vowed to improve their three point shooting last season but was 22nd in the league with almost nine treys each night. Many analysts say the best guards in the draft could be gone by the time Milwaukee goes on the clock. So the Bucks could build up their frontcourt for the future by taking a player like 19-year-old forward/center Jarrett Allen of Texas — or small forward Justin Jackson of North Carolina. The draft consists of two rounds, and the Bucks have the 48th selection in Round Two where they picked up rookie of the year candidate Malcolm Brogdon last June.

 

>>Brewers Stay In First After Beating Pirates

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are still in first place in the National League Central after a 4-3, come from behind home victory against Pittsburgh Wednesday night. Domingo Santana hit a two run homer which highlighted a three run seventh inning for the Crew, and he also had a run scoring single. Reliever Oliver Drake got the win, improving to 3-2 — and Corey Knebel picked up his eleventh save, tying a modern Major League record by striking out at least one batter in his first 37 appearances of the season. Josh Bell homered for Pittsburgh, and Daniel Hudson took the loss in relief. The Brewers were at risk of losing their division lead after falling to the Pirates the previous two nights — but after the Cubs lost to San Diego Wednesday, Milwaukee lengthened its hold on first with a current lead of one and one half games on the second place Cubs.

 

>>Brewers’ First Round Draft Pick Signs, Won’t Need Surgery (CORRECTED)

*Corrected conflicting day reference, second story.

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Brewers’ first round draft pick Keston Hiura (heer uh) says he’s relieved that he won’t need Tommy John surgery to rebuild his injured right throwing elbow. The second baseman from California/Irvine signed with Milwaukee on Wednesday for a reported four-million-dollar bonus, and he took batting practice with the team on Wednesday night. The Brewers drafted Hiura for his bat, hitting .442 as a designated hitter last season, when he did not play in the field due to a torn ligament first suffered 14 months ago. He’s expected to start his pro career with the Arizona Rookie League — and he could play for the Class “A” Wisconsin Timber Rattlers by the end of this season.

 

>>Brewers: Peralta Put On DL; Braun, Villar Get Rehab Work

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Brewers never mentioned any injury to right hander Wily Peralta when he was demoted to the bullpen and had an E-R-A of more than ten in nine relief appearances. But on Wednesday, the club put Peralta on the ten day disabled list with a strained right calf — and left hander Brent Suter was called up from Triple “A” Colorado Springs for the fifth time this season. Manager Craig Counsell joked that Suter’s constant callups were like “geese migrating.” Also, left fielder Ryan Braun and second baseman Jonathan Villar will both start minor league rehab assignments tonight (Thursday) in Appleton with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Braun has been hampered by a strained left calf for almost two months, and Villar is coming off a lower back injury — and Counsell says that if the rehab assignments go well, both will rejoin the Brewers next week at Cincinnati.

 

>>Other Sports: Brewers’ Triple “A” Team, Marquette Hoops

(Undated)  —  It appears that the Brewers’ Triple “A” farm club will get its wish in leaving the high altitude of Colorado Springs. The Elmore Sports group which owns the Sky Sox said Wednesday it would move to San Antonio for the 2019 season — but the Brewers may not follow along. Reports say the new San Antonio club would link up with the Houston Astros, and the Brewers could pick up the Astros’ current Triple “A” affiliate in Fresno, California. In basketball, the Journal Sentinel says the state’s top rated high school boys’ player for next year’s college recruits will make an unofficial visit to Marquette tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The Golden Eagles have reportedly made Stevens Point forward Joey Hauser a top recruiting priority.

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Wisconsin Sports 6-21

>>Pittsburgh Scores Six In First To Beat Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Pittsburgh Pirates score six runs in the first inning on their way to a 7-3 pounding of the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night at Miller Park. Zach Davies took the loss, giving up all seven Pirate runs on ten hits in five innings as his record dropped to 7-4. Andrew McCutcheon homered for the second straight night and went three for three — Jose Osuna belted a three run homer as Pittsburgh outscored Milwaukee 15-4 the past two games — and Chad Kuhl got his first win since April eighth, giving up two runs in five frames to improve to 2-6. The Brewers spread out nine hits, but they were not timely as they only went two for 13 with runners in scoring position and left eleven on base. Nick Franklin hit a solo homer for the Crew — and he hit a run scoring double as Milwaukee ended a team record string of 17 consecutive runs scored on homers.

 

>>Former Brewers Reliever Wilhelmsen Returns

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  After being cut by Arizona last week, reliever Tom Wilhemsen returns to the Brewers’ organization by signing a minor league deal. The club did not announce it — but he confirmed it on Twitter, saying “Happy to be back where it all started, full circle indeed!” Wilhelmsen, a 33-year-old right hander, will reportedly pitch at Triple “A” Colorado Springs until he’s ready for the big club. He was drafted in 2002 but left baseball two years later after he failed two marijuana tests at Class “A” Beloit which suspended him for all of 2004 — and he tried a comeback in ’09 when he pinched a nerve while throwing with an independent team in Tucson. Wilhelmsen signed with Seattle in 2010 and went 11-11 with 68 saves for the Mariners in five seasons, and he played for Texas before joining the Diamondbacks this year where he had a four-point-four-four E-R-A in 27 games.

 

>>Brewers’ Prospect Harrison Named MVP At Midwest All Star Game

(Midland, MI)  —  Brewers’ prospect Monte Harrison homers twice to lead the West Division to a 5-2 victory against the East at the Midwest League All Star Game Tuesday night in Midland, Michigan. Harrison, of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, played the entire game in left field as he drove in three runs in four trips and was named the game’s M-V-P. Beloit second baseman Nate Mondou and catcher Mario Feliciano both started for the West, and each went oh for two. Wisconsin right hander Braden Webb got the win, striking out the only batter he faced in the fourth inning. For the East, Bo Bichette — son of former Brewer Dante Bichette — singled and scored on a sacrifice grounder.

 

>>UWM Confirms Hiring Of Bradley As New Men’s Hoops Coach

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Patrick Baldwin will be introduced tomorrow (Thursday) as the new men’s basketball coach at U-W Milwaukee. The school confirmed the hiring Tuesday afternoon, after the Journal Sentinel broke the story. The 44-year-old Baldwin leaves Northwestern, where he played in the 1990s and was coach Chris Collins’ top assistant this past season as the Wildcats went 24-12 and made their first N-C-A-A Tournament. Baldwin is Milwaukee’s third coach in three years after Rob Jeter was fired, and LaVall Jordan left after one season to become the head coach at his alma mater at Butler. Baldwin was reportedly a finalist one year ago when U-W-M hired Jordan — and athletic director Amanda Braun says Baldwin is ready to take his next career step as a head coach.

 

>>Bucks’ New GM Says Team Is Well Prepared For Draft

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks’ new general manager says the team is well prepared for tomorrow (Thursday) night’s N-B-A Draft. Jon Horst was named last Friday as the replacement for John Hammond — but Horst spent the past year helping plan for the draft as the Bucks’ director of basketball operations. The Bucks are on the rise after making the playoffs two of the last three years, but Horst says it will not be a top priority to find a puzzle piece who starts from the get go. The new G-M says he’s more interested in finding players who can contribute more for the long term. Milwaukee brought in 86 players for 15 days of predraft workouts the past month, and they traveled to other workouts put on by prospects’ agents.

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Wisconsin Sports 6-20

>>Pirates Crush Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Matt Garza and reliever Wily Peralta give up four runs each as the Milwaukee Brewers get crushed at home by Pittsburgh 8-1 on Monday night. Garza was perfect through two innings before he gave up a two run single to Adam Frazier in the third and a two run homer to Andrew McCutcheon in the sixth as the loss dropped Garza to 3-3. Peralta surrendered his four runs in the seventh, as McCutcheon got another R-B-I with a single — and it gave the right handed Peralta a bloated E-R-A of ten-point-five-three in nine relief appearances since being demoted from the starting rotation. The Brewers’ only run was a homer from Travis Shaw in the second which extended a team record of 16 consecutive runs by homers. Gerrit Cole gave up just three hits for the win, improving his mark to 5-6 as his pitched seven innings for the second time in a row — and Milwaukee reduced its National League Central lead to one and one half games on the second place Chicago Cubs.

 

>>Brewers: Villar Almost Set To Return

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Brewers’ second baseman Jonathan Villar is making a quick recovery from a strained lower back he suffered eleven days ago. He’s expected to get a minor league rehab assignment this week, and manager Craig Counsell says it should not be a long one. After winning the Major League stolen base title last season, Villar has struggled in 2017 with a .283 on base percentage and a .213 batting average — while his current replacement Eric Sogard is hitting .351 with a .993 on base plus slugging percentage. Counsell says he’ll go with the players who can help win games — and while Sogard is in that role now, the skipper says there will be room for Villar to get some playing time when he returns. Also, the Brewers have released reliever Neftali Feliz, who was designated for assignment last week after struggling.

 

>>Brewers Close To Signing Top Draft Choice

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Brewers are said to be close to signing their first round draft choice from last week, second baseman Keston Hiura from California/Irvine. General manager David Stearns says Hiura is eager to start his pro career, but the Brewers must first decide whether he’ll need surgery on his injured right throwing elbow. He did not play in the field during his his senior year in college, and was limited to being a designated hitter. In the meantime, Milwaukee has signed some of its other 40 draft picks. The Brewers announced that they signed eighth round right hander Jayson Rose and ninth round third baseman Dallas Carroll, both from the University of Utah — and 28th round right hander Roberto Delgado of Oklahoma City University.

 

>>Bucks Introduce Horst As New GM

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens admits that the process of hiring a new general manager looked a “bit sloppy,” but the result is what matters. Jon Horst was introduced Monday as the replacement for John Hammond — and Edens calls him the “right guy for the job.” The Bucks interviewed six executives from other teams before Horst, who was Milwaukee’s director of basketball operations, emerged as a finalist late in the process. Horst has spent nine years in the Bucks’ front office, and Edens says the ownership team immediately approached him about some type of role when Hammond left for Orlando last month. Horst says the Bucks are “blessed” to have a strong core — he’s been working on Thursday night’s N-B-A Draft for more than a year — and Horst says restricted free agent Tony Snell and center Greg Monroe, who has a player option for next season, are “valuable” to the organization.

 

>>Bucks Give Zak Showalter A Predraft Workout

(St. Francis, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks give former Wisconsin guard Zak Showalter an audition in advance of Thursday night’s N-B-A Draft. The Germantown native got his second predraft workout, the other one being with the Chicago Bulls — but he admits that former Badger teammates Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, and Vitto Brown have a better chance of hearing their names called on Draft Night. Showalter says he realistically hopes to link up with an N-B-A Summer League team, perhaps as an audition for a spot with a foreign pro team. Showalter, a Germantown native, got high marks from Bucks’ scouting vice president Billy McKinney for his defense, character, and high energy. While much of the Bucks’ news has been about their G-M search, the team has continued its predraft workouts — and they brought in Ripon College scoring standout Ty Sabin last week.

 

>>Road America Gears Up For Indy Car Race

(Elkhart Lake, WI)  —  For the second straight year, Road America at Elkhart Lake will host an Indy Car race this weekend. The Kohler Grand Prix is set for Sunday, and track spokesman John Ewert says it will be hard to top last year’s event — which had pent up demand following eight years without major Indy drivers. Will Power won last year’s Grand Prix as he won the pole and led for all but four of the 50 laps while Tony Kanaan finished second. The Kohler Grand Prix is the tenth of 17 events in the Verizon Indy Car Series, and it’s one of several events planned from Thursday through Sunday on the four mile road course at Road America. The Pirelli World Challenge will also be featured along with Indy Lights, the Global “M-X-Five” Cup, and the Pro Mazda event.

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