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  • Bucks playoff schedule revealed

    The Milwaukee Bucks will tip off the 2013 NBA Playoffs in Miami on Sunday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Following the completion of Wednesday's slate of games, the NBA released the complete first round playoff schedule

  • Slumping Braun says neck not an issue

    It's rare to see Milwaukee Brewers left fielder, Ryan Braun mired in a slump of any kind. The fact that he is one for his last seventeen with ten strikeouts has certainly raised some eyebrows. For the first time in his career, Braun struck out four times in the Brewers 10-8 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at Miller Park.

  • Blue turning pro a bit of a head-scratcher

    Marquette junior guard Vander Blue will sign with an agent and declare himself eligible for the 2013 NBA draft. During his three seasons with the Golden Eagles, Blue showed steady improvement and accepted the challenge of becoming a team-leader. The Madison native lead the team in scoring at 14.8 points per game, while shooting a career-best 45% from the field and earned all-Big East second team honors.

  • Green Bay Packers 2013 schedule prediction

    I have never done this before, and I have no idea what possessed me to try it, but I took a stab at predicting what I think the Green Bay Packers 2013 regular season schedule will look like. The official schedule is expected to be revealed a few days before the start of the NFL draft on April 25.

  • Zack Greinke breaks collarbone in bench-clearing brawl

    While you were likely sleeping Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were engaged in a bench-clearing brawl.

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    Peyton Manning pulls prank on WR Eric Decker

    In less than a week, NFL teams will begin their off-season workout program. Looking to get a jump-start on the season, Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning assembled his top three wide receivers for a series of workouts at Duke University.

  • Tee-times and pairings for the first two rounds of the Masters

    A tradition unlike any other, The Masters, will begin Thursday morning at Augusta National. Last years Champion Bubba Watson will tee off at 9:34. Tiger Woods will be one group behind. Steve Stricker will play with Ernie Els and Nick Watney today - they will tee off at 11:13. The youngest player in Masters history, 14-year-old Tianlang Guan, will tee off at 11:24.

  • Brewers injury bug strikes Manager

    Milwaukee Brewers Manager, Ron Roenicke was scheduled to join Gene Mueller and me at 8:15 this morning for our weekly segment. Roenicke's wife explained to our Producer that Ron would not be able to be with us because he was taken to a Chicago-area hospital about 5:30 this morning after his back froze up.

  • 14-year-old to tee it up at the Masters

    Golf's first major of the season, the Masters, will begin on Thursday morning at Augusta. The field has been determined and in it are most of the familiar faces, Tiger, Lefty, Rory, Bubba, Tianlang. Tianlang? He may not be a household name just yet, but Tianlang Guan will be in the spotlight as the youngest player among the field.

  • NCAA all-time NCAA tournament players

    In honor of the 75th anniversary of the NCAA tournament, the NCAA has revealed the top 15 players in tournament history. This can be debated until the cows come home, but the names on the list certainly conjure up vivid memories of past tournaments.

  • 2013 Packers pre-season schedule

    The NFL released the pre-season portion of the 2013-2014 schedule Thursday. The Green Bay Packers will open the pre-season at Lambeau Field against the Arizona Cardinals. In total, the Packers will have four pre-season games starting as early as August 8. The only pre-season game with a set date and time is the Packers matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau on August 23.

  • The origin of all 30 MLB team names

    Some are curious, some are rather obvious - all are interesting. I'm talking about the origin of every team in Major League Baseball.

  • Bubba Watson's Hovercraft Golf Cart

    I'm not sure what to say about this other than it's about the most impressive damn thing I've seen on a golf course since Bubba Watson's snap-hook out of the woods that landed on the green of the second playoff hole at Augusta in 2012.

  • My "soon-to-be-wrong" 2013 MLB Predictions

    I don't know why I play the prediction game - I never seem to come close to being accurate. Nonetheless, as first pitch nears for the Milwaukee Brewers, I have put the finishing touches on how I believe the 2013 MLB season will shake out. The bold print indicates teams I believe will make the playoffs.

  • Opening Day 2013: Milwaukee Brewers lineup

    The Milwaukee Brewers will host the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park to open the 2013 regular season. Yovani Gallardo will make his fourth consecutive opening day start for the Brewers against the Rockies Jhouldys Chacin. The Rockies are the only National League team that Gallardo has yet to beat.

  • Forbes lists Brewers as 22nd most valuable MLB franchise

    According to Forbes Magazine, the average value of an MLB franchise is $744 million - up 23% from a year ago. The Milwaukee Brewers rank 22 among MLB franchises with a valuation of $562 million. Back in 2005, Mark Attanasio and his ownership group paid $223 million for the team - not a bad return on investment for Attanasio and friends.

  • "Urinal Gaming" coming to a minor league ballpark near you

    One of the reasons I really love minor league sports is due to the liberties front office staff often takes in regards to the fan experience. We've all heard of wacky promotions like "jock strap day" - heck, even the Milwaukee Admirals held a tribute to Uranus night complete with a "thumbs up Uranus" contest involving trivia questions pertaining to the gaseous planet.

  • Lohse Signs with Brewers: A St. Louis Perspective

    Ok - so veteran pitcher Kyle Lohse is not Albert Pujols, but he is a guy who racked up 30 wins over his last two seasons as a member of the Cardinals. While the emotional connection fans have toward Lohse may not be equal to that of Pujols, there is no denying what Lohse meant the past couple of seasons on a playoff team.

  • Brewers sign RHP Kyle Lohse; Lohse talks to WTMJ

    The Milwaukee Brewers officially announced the signing of 34-year-old right handed pitcher, Kyle Lohse Monday. News spread of Lohse agreeing to terms with the Brewers about 11:00 Monday morning. Lohse arrived at the Brewers spring training complex in Phoenix in the morning. After he passed his physical and MRI, the Brewers made the official announcement.

  • Re-seeding the Sweet 16

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