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    Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush, Charles Woodson, M.D. Jennings and Tramon Williams jump with Seattle Seahawks receivers on the last play of their 2012 game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Seattle receiver Golden Tate (81) was credited with the catch for the game winning touchdown. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers to open season at Seattle Sept 4

    The Packers will open their season at defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 4, in the nationally televised kickoff to the season.

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  1. Merrill's MaKayla Heckendorf pitches against Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Tuesday April 22, 2014 in girl's softball action at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. CASEY LAKE/DAILY HERALD MEDIA

    Prep softball: Merrill outlasts Rapids

    Playing solid in all three phases of the game, the Merrill softball team was able to outlast Wisconsin Rapids during a Wisconsin Valley Conference game.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider, left, takes down Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez (27) as Brewers' Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams Sunday in Pittsburgh. Gomez and Snider were ejected from the game. AP

    Brewers' Gomez, Maldonado suspended for roles in brawl

    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after striking out during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Morry Gash

    Brewers bats cold, fall 2-1 in 12 to Padres

    Yovani Gallardo made it a point to be aggressive on the mound and get hitters to chase pitches that could be turned into easy outs.

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  4. D.C. Everest's Rachel Bauman reacts as she swings at a pitch Tuesday against Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Stevens Point Area Senior High. Everest won 4-3. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Prep softball: D.C. Everest edges SPASH in early-season WVC matchup (with video)

    D.C. Everest's Reegan Schubring caught the infield pop-up in foul territory just in front of the Evergreens' dugout to seal a noteworthy victory for her team Tuesday.

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  5. Prep roundup: DCE baseball falls short to SPASH

    Stevens Point Area Senior High baseball coach Kraig Terpstra felt it would have been a shame if his starting pitcher Austin Schulfer wound up with a loss or no-decision Tuesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. SPASH rides second-half goal barrage past East (With video)

    Through the opening half Monday, Wausau East keeper Clara Baumann looked as if she had magnets for hands instead of gloves.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett hits San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso with the ball as he tries to turn a double play on a ball hit by Chris Denorfia during the fourth inning Monday in Milwaukee. AP

    Ramirez, Braun lead Brewers to 4-3 win over Padres

    Aramis Ramirez homered, Ryan Braun drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Monday night.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  8. Prep roundup: Edgar baseball downs Assumption

    Edgar's Connor Handrick earned the win in relief and hit a double as the Wildcats downed Assumption 7-5 in a Marawood Conference South Division baseball game at Witter Field on Monday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. Wausau West junior defenseman Adam Parsells, left, announced Saturday night that he has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Wisconsin. Parsells was a first team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference selection this year. Daily Tribune Media file photo

    UPDATED: Wausau West's Parsells commits to Wisconsin

    Adam Parsells was at a loss for words when University of Wisconsin men's hockey coach Mike Eaves called him Thursday to offer him a scholarship.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  10. Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez, left, scuffles with umpire Fieldin Culbreth and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison during the third inning of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. A dugouts-clearing brawl ensued. AP

    Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Fans line up for autographs from Green Bay Packers players past and present during Saturday's Packers Tailgate Tour event at the Merrill Area Recreation Complex in Merrill. Txer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Fans flock to see Mason Crosby, others at Packers Tailgate Tour stop in Merrill

    Veteran placekicker Mason Crosby stood to take a break from signing autographs for the Green Packers faithful Saturday at the Merrill Area Recreational Complex.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  11. Braun's late blasts lift Brewers over Pirates

    Ryan Braun hit a pair of late home runs, including a two-run blast with two out in the ninth to lift the Brewers past the Pirates to an 8-7 victory Saturday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  12. Mark Massoglia

    Column: Open enrollment at the root of recruiting issues

    Envy is one of the seven deadly sins.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  13. Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez (17) and first base umpire Jim Reynolds look at a ball that had the cover hit off it by Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado. USA TODAY Sports

    Brewers hit cover off ball — literally — in win over Pirates

    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  14. Brewers reliever Rob Wooten reacts after giving up a two run home run in the seventh inning Thursday. Getty Images

    Brewers' bullpen battered in 11-2 loss to Pirates

    Brewers relievers were torched for nine runs over the final two innings Thursday, turning a tied game into an 11-2 rout by the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  15. Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has gone 4-for-4 in save opportunities so far, tossing seven scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts and just one walk. USA TODAY Sports

    What's Brewing? Best team in baseball... so far

    The good news for the Brewers? They have the best record in baseball through 15 games.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  16. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez slides home safely on a Jonathan Lucroy single in the fifth inning. AP

    Brewers avoid sweep as Peralta shuts down Cardinals

    Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that avoided a series sweep.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. AP

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  17. Edgar's Alayna Hoesly placed fifth at the WIAA Division 3 state track meet in the 100 hurdles last season. She hopes to improve on her placement this year. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Next hurdle to clear: Edgar's Hoesly looks to improve in senior season

    Alayna Hoesly's initial attempt to run the hurdles during her freshman season had a less than graceful ending.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  18. Brewers reliever Jim Henderson looks down as Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday rounds the bases following a ninth-inning home run Tuesday. AP

    Bats still cold, Brewers drop 2nd straight to Cardinals

    Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  19. D.C. Everest's Sophia Schuessler attempts to clear 9-feet-6-inches after clearing 9-feet to win the pole vault during the Wisconsin Valley Conference Indoor championships at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

    Prep track: Valley teams battle for indoor supremacy

    Rebecca Voss pumped her fist and was grinning from ear-to-ear after finishing the 3,200 race in the top spot.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  20. Multiplier amendment expected to result in heated debate

    Whitefish Bay Dominican recently captured its third straight WIAA Division 4 state boys basketball championship.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  21. Tom Weinkauf won 571 games and six WIAA state titles during his coaching career with the Marathon boys and Newman Catholic girls teams. Daily Herald file photo

    Prep girls basketball: Weinkauf stepping down as Newman Catholic coach

    Following his team's win over Newman Catholic in a WIAA Division 5 girls basketball sectional semifinal matchup last month, Assumption coach Joe Birkhauser shook Tom Weinkauf's hand, and the two launched into a brief conversation.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  22. St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday is tagged out at home plate by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the sixth inning Monday in Milwaukee. AP

    Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers’ 9-game win streak

    Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings, Jon Jay hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Monday night.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  23. Former Cardinal Val Schuster listens to Newman Catholic coach Tom Weinkauf during a postgame interview during the 2008 WIAA state girls basketball tournament Daily Herald file photo

    Prep girls basketball: An 'old-school coach' ready to move on

    Tom Weinkauf seemed like someone who might not ever stop coaching high school basketball.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  24. Kyle Lohse dominated the Pirates Sunday, giving up just four hits with nine strikeouts as the Brewers won their ninth straight game. USA TODAY Sports

    Lohse, Brewers sweep Pirates to win 9th in a row

    The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  25. Bubba Watson celebrates with his son Caleb after winning the Masters. Brian Snyder/Reuters

    Bubba Watson outlasts Spieth at Masters to win 2nd green jacket

    One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Wisconsin sophomore Vince Biegel attempts to take down teammate sophomore Corey Clement (6) in the first half of a spring game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Wisconsin State Journal

    Central Wisconsin natives among Badgers defensive players tasked with improving pressure on QBs (with video)

    When University of Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda sat his unit down for their first spring meeting, the first thing he talked about was getting more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  26. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun is safe at home plate ahead of the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin, right, during the eight inning Saturday night in Milwaukee. AP

    Brewers make it 8 straight with 3-2 win over Pirates

    Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer, Jonathan Lucroy drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  27. Bubba Watson wipes his forehead after putting on the 18th green during Saturday's third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. AFP/Getty Images

    Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  28. Tanner McEvoy throws a pass as Brady Kelliher defends during the Wisconsin Badgers' spring football game Saturday in Madison. AP

    Injuries sap Wisconsin offense in spring football practice

    It is down to a two-man race now for the starting quarterback job at Wisconsin, and one of the candidates didn't even take a snap at the Badgers spring game.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  29. Everest's Kelsey Gilmore, left, and Waunakee's Erin Freeman battle for the ball during Friday's girls soccer match at Stiehm Stadium in Weston. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Prep girls soccer: Mouille's second-half hat trick leads Waunakee past Everest

    For more than 60 minutes Friday, the D.C. Everest and Wauankee girls soccer teams were locked into a defensive battle at Stiehm Stadium.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  30. Prep roundup: Marathon baseball rolls in Marawood opener

    Jake Dinkel had two hits and four RBIs and Isaac Barber had a pair of hits and RBIs as the Marathon baseball team scored in every inning they batted in a 14-4 Marawood Conference-South Division victory over Auburndale on Friday.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  31. Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez gets a high-five from teammate Carlos Gomez after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Liriano during the fourth inning Friday in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Tom Lynn

    Brewers top Pirates for 7th straight win

    Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  32. Bubba Watson gestures as he walks to the 17th green during the second round of the 2014 The Masters golf tournament Friday at Augusta National Golf Club. Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

    Watson keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead at Masters

    Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of 'Bubba golf,' producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  33. Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun had two hits, an RBI and scored a run in Thursday's game. AP

    Brewers off to best start since '98 after 2nd straight sweep

    Carlos Gomez had three hits with an RBI and the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning to six games with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  34. Bill Haas shot a 68 Thursday to lead the Masters after the first round. Getty Images

    Haas leads Masters, with pair of champs 1 shot behind

    No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  35. Prep roundup: West's Faucett named outstanding performer of home meet

    Alyssa Faucett scored 30 points by winning all three of her individual events and was named the Outstanding Performer of the Warrior Invite Thursday.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  36. Stevens Point Area High School's Matt McHugh, left, congratulates teammate Andrew Ruzek after he cross home plate during the baseball game against Wausau West at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    Prep baseball: West blanked by Panthers in season opener

    Stevens Point Area Senior High baseball coach Kraig Terpstra figured to have a wealth of riches when he looked at his pitching staff entering this season.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Pine Valley Golf Course near Marathon plans to open for the season Friday morning. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Golf courses spring to life; Pine Valley to open Friday

    Pine Valley Golf Course will open for the season first thing Friday morning, said Ryan Wendorf, head golf professional.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  37. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun (8) scores on his three-run home run and celebrates with Carlos Gomez in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Phillies. AP

    What's Brewing? Braun embraces boos, breaks out in Philly

    Ryan Braun loves the boos. Which is good, because they're only going to get louder when the Brewers travel to National League Central cities like Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Apr 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (16) celebrates scoring with second baseman Rickie Weeks (23) during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    That's a wrap

    The Brewers' wins have all come on the road during the streak. They came to Philadelphia following a three-game sweep at defending World Series champion Boston.

    • Apr. 11, 2014

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