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Articles tagged with 'sports'

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Going 1-on-1 with Harlem Globetrotter Sweet J

Published Dec. 17, 2014

When I arrived to interview Harlem Globetrotter Sweet J Ekworomadu - the 12th female player in the team's 89-year history - in advance of their traditional New Year's Eve game at the BC, I was asked if I wanted to play a game of horse with Sweet J. Considering I hadn't shot a basketball since probably middle school, I couldn't turn down the opportunity fast enough. I was, however, able to ask some one-on-one questions with Ekworomadu.

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There's a lot to be thankful for in the world of sports

Published Nov. 25, 2014

It's the time of year when we all try to figure out what it is we are thankful for and sometimes it's hard to make a decision. But in the world of sports there are a lot of gifts that we get and we should hold hands and say thank you for players, teams and owners.

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Packers trade out their helmets for harmonies in "Pitch Perfect 2" trailer

Published Nov. 20, 2014

The trailer for "Pitch Perfect 2" came out this morning. The original cast - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, etc. - is all here, as well as a few new faces. Among those new faces, however, is one very familiar to sports fans: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews - flanked on both sides by fellow Packers TJ Lang, Josh Sitton, Don Barclay and David Bakhtiari.

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Motorcycles and mainstream sports share a special bond in Wisconsin

Published Nov. 13, 2014

As a lifelong local baseball fan, some of my favorite pictures are of Milwaukee Braves' players riding in motorcycle sidecars at County Stadium in the 1960s. Of course, there's another classic motorcycle image from County Stadium in 1982 featuring Robin Yount, except he was on a Honda dirt bike instead of a Harley. These really cool vintage pictures show the long-time connection between motorcycles and sports in Wisconsin.

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Thunderstruck: McGehee is still a good guy

Published Sept. 12, 2014

I am fiercely loyal. Loyal to my friends, loyal to my family, loyal to my teammates and loyal to my coworkers. When I perceive injustice, I go at it head-on. I'm passionate, especially when I perceive unfairness. I might get a bit outspoken at times, but that's only because I feel I am fighting a just cause. So I get where former Brewers and current Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee was coming from Thursday night.

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Thunderstruck: Brewers aren't THIS bad

Published Sept. 10, 2014

For the past eight years, I've been part of "The World's Greatest Sports Talk Show," "Homer & Mitch" and "Homer & Thunder." It was in this final incarnation that I really had the opportunity to share and to opine, to commiserate and to celebrate - all with you. I loved my time at ESPN Wisconsin, but it's time for me to connect in new ways.

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Milwaukee beach volleyball expands to more locations

Published Aug. 25, 2014

Todd Gawronski - who almost single-handedly transformed Bradford Beach from a desolate, dirty and dangerous place into the sparkling safe location it is now - is spreading his wings to six other Milwaukee County parks, with more to come.

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Are American athletes soft?

Published July 22, 2014

The "Big Four" sports leagues in this country are increasingly expanding their brand and their reach, which draws interest and players from around the world. As a result, fewer Americans are finding roster spots (outside of football). Pro golf, tennis and soccer bypassed the U.S. long ago. So, are American athletes soft? Do they not have what it takes anymore to reach the top of their profession?

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Train like a Milwaukee Brewers prospect, part 2

Published June 5, 2014

In this installment, Lindsay Garric gets to the specific details included in the daily training regime of a professional baseball player prepping to one day play at Miller Park.

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Images of Us puts girls in the game

Published May 14, 2014

Even if they're on the sidelines, Bernell Hooker wants girls to be in the game. That simple concept is the driving force behind Images of Us Sports, the small, non-profit organization Hooker founded to encourage girls to use athletics to improve themselves physically and mentally for a lifetime.

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Who's On Third off to a solid start

Published May 8, 2014

Bobby Wiltgen opened Who's On Third in March in the former One Sports Lounge space and so far - despite unseasonably cold weather - it's been going well. Here's a peek at the food menu, the beer menu and Wiltgen's plans for the future.