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Sports - March 3, 2015
Braun expects to regain MVP form
The Milwaukee Brewers are about to begin their spring training schedule, which is the first test of Ryan Braun's repaired thumb. The former National League MVP feels he's healthy for the first time in years, and if he remains so he can return to that elite level of play.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 3, 2015
I got dibs on that parking spot. Yeah, dibs, you turkey
This latest snow fall made me realize something. I've never called dibs here. I'm not alone. I don't see any Milwaukeeans shoveling out angled parking spots or street parking spots and calling dibs on their handiwork. You know, "dibs." See, this is a real thing that real people do - specifically 90 miles south of us in Chicago. And it's serious business.
Sports - March 2, 2015
Bucks playing with playoff mindset
With a month and a half left in the NBA regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks are taking their position within the Eastern Conference playoff race seriously, which means expecting a more dialed in mentality from one another.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 27, 2015
Bucks bar network connects to new fans
The Milwaukee Bucks launched a "bar network" at the start of the season in an effort get bars in Milwaukee, and in the surrounding suburbs, to turn on their games and create a team atmosphere outside of the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It's worked, for the most part, to connect the team to a new fan base.
Sports - Feb. 26, 2015
Wave begins quest for a new title
What's old (the Milwaukee Wave in the playoffs) is new again (in the Major Arena Soccer League) and the franchise is searching for a way to meld the two together by winning the organization's seventh indoor soccer championship. That quest begins tonight as the MASL playoffs begin.
Sports - Feb. 25, 2015
Baseball needs to speed it up
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to enforce rules already on the books (wait, what?) in the hopes of speeding up the game. There will be hemming and hawing from veteran players, but the game does need to move little quicker.
Sports - Feb. 25, 2015
Sanders says anxiety, off-court issues led to departure
Four days after the Milwaukee Bucks officially bought him out of a $44 million contract, Larry Sanders opened up at length for the first time since a Dec. 23 interview with OnMilwaukee.com in a video message.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 24, 2015
Just say no ... to the cucumber
Having given it an honest effort at several places around Milwaukee, I've come to a judgment: Cucumber is just a taste that doesn't belong in alcohol.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 24, 2015
Sports stars spill their favorite drinks
Every now and then, you may run across your favorite athlete at restaurant or bar, with family or friends. It's not that unusual - they're regular people, too. And, like regular people, they have their favorite cocktails. During OnMilwaukee.com's annual Bar Month we reached out to the likes of John Axford, Gary Ellerson and more to see what cocktails they most enjoy when they relax away from the game.
Sports - Feb. 23, 2015
Bucks say trading Knight won't affect team chemistry
A big concern for many outside the Milwaukee Bucks organization was how trading Brandon Knight might affect the club's apparent chemistry. But from coach Jason Kidd on down, the team insists that the new culture that is developing in Milwaukee will prevent any fissures as the team makes a playoff push.
Sports - Feb. 21, 2015
Fare thee well, Larry Sanders!
It's official. After a hectic couple days of tweets and leaks, an NBA source made it official that the Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways with center Larry Sanders, who just two years ago seemed destined to be the long term face of the franchise.
Sports - Feb. 20, 2015
Surprises all around as Bucks welcome new additions
The Milwaukee Bucks officially introduced Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Sports - Feb. 20, 2015
Top 5 Bucks stories of the first half
The Milwaukee Bucks return to the court tonight after the nine day all-star break, and we take a look back at our five favorite stories of the first half.
Sports - Feb. 19, 2015
Bucks deal Knight, get Carter-Williams in three-team trade
The Milwaukee Bucks rocked the NBA world with a deadline deal that sent point guard Brandon Knight to Phoenix in exchange for point guard Tyler Ennis and big man Miles Plumlee. Additionally, the Bucks are reportedly to have acquired Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Read on to see why they made the move, and why it's not done yet.
Sports - Feb. 19, 2015
NFL Combine is Thompson's time
Officially, the 2015 NFL season doesn't begin until March when the league calendar flips. But the NFL Combine is this week in Indianapolis, and it's the best chance for teams to get up close and personal with future draft picks. While Packers coaches are on hand as well, this is Ted Thompson's time to shine.
Sports - Feb. 18, 2015
Sanders still a Buck, still absent
Despite a flurry of Twitter "reporting" this morning, center Larry Sanders remains a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Sports - Feb. 18, 2015
Don't expect the usual Bucks at trade deadline
It's trade deadline time, and once again the Milwaukee Bucks are in the center of that universe. First, there is the looming buyout of Larry Sanders. Then, there is the long history of the franchise-making bold moves, from the trading away of Andrew Bogut to the acquisition of J.J. Redick. But this year may be like any other in recent memory. Read on to find out why.
Sports - Feb. 17, 2015
Bucks meld past and present at Schlitz Park
The Milwaukee Bucks moved its personnel into the organization's new office at Schlitz Park in early February, but the team invited media to walk through the Eppstein Uhen-designed space Tuesday afternoon. The plan was for a more employee-centric space that combined the history of the Stock House building and the organization with modern workplace concepts.
Sports - Feb. 17, 2015
Kidd credits players with Bucks turnaround
The Milwaukee Bucks are preparing for their return to the court for the final 29 games of the 2014-15 season, and to build off a historic 30-23 first half in which they became the first team in NBA history to double its win total from the previous year by the break. But, while the players have kept it in perspective, one player does see a resemblance to the "Fear the Deer" team of 2010.
Sports - Feb. 16, 2015
Bucks bring back the Milwaukee Originals
Last year, the Milwaukee Bucks created the "Milwaukee Originals" t-shirt line, which showcased the work of local designers and were for sale online and through the retail outlets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The promotion is back this year, and now includes Too Much Rock For One Hand and Orchard Street Apparel.
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