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5 things to watch in the Packers' preseason game versus the Eagles

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Exhibition games (or "meaningless games," in Aaron Rodgers' words) can't go much worse for the Green Bay Packers than their last one did. Jordy Nelson suffered a season-ending knee injury, and just about every phase of the game became sloppy after that. With two down and two to go, here are five things to watch in the Packers' upcoming preseason game against the Eagles Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

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Three South Side high schools call rebuilt South Stadium home

Published Aug. 26, 2015

As the Bradley Tech Trojans and the South Division Cardinals lined up along the sidelines for the first game of the season Thursday evening, the atmosphere felt more like a contest that could air on ESPN than a high school football matchup. As Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, it was the first football game ever played in the newly reconstructed South Stadium at 971 Windlake Ave.

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Bubble watch: Who's likely in and out on the Packers' roster

Published Aug. 17, 2015

Nearly every player had a chance to show what they can do during last week's preseason opener in New England. Which five bubble players are trending upwards after the Pack's preseason debut, and which five should be concerned that their bubble is bursting?

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Rounding the country's bases: 8 tips for planning your own baseball trip

Published Aug. 12, 2015

I am sitting in the passenger's seat of the family car. My dad's at the wheel, there's a Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins jersey draped right in the middle of the back seat and there's a straight line of grey highway surrounded by green and spotless blue ahead. It all leads to one place, my personal favorite of summer traditions: the Mueller boys' annual baseball trip. And here are some tips that might help you create a similar trip of your own.

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Which players should the Brewers build the future around?

Published Aug. 10, 2015

Realistically, if Milwaukee's top prospects pan out in the time that they should, 2018 should be the big breakthrough season. If that timeline goes stays on track, there's two-plus seasons to get through before the Brewers are out of rebuild mode. It's what happens in the meantime that will be crucial to Milwaukee. So, which players currently on the 25-man roster should be part of the Brewers' future planning?

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Tired of the Brewers losing? Get used to it for a while

Published Aug. 3, 2015

In terms of the Brewers' future, wins and losses don't matter right now. The Brewers are currently on a five-game losing streak after getting swept at Miller Park in a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee has a 2-10 record since July 22, and more than half of those losses came while still employing Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra. Don't expect it to get any better either.

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Gyllenhaal's boxing drama "Southpaw" packs minimal punch

Published Aug. 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal's impressive physical transformation from scrawny media parasite in "Nightcrawler" to pro boxer in "Southpaw" has snagged most of the movie's pre-release hubbub - partly because, well, there's not all that much to say about the cliche-ridden, predictable film housing that handsome new physique.

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Brewers deal (mostly) successfully before trade deadline

Published July 31, 2015

When the week began, the Milwaukee Brewers had a losing team and a below-average farm system. As the trade deadline expired Friday afternoon, the Brewers succeeded in improving the future of the franchise at the expense of even more losses this season. But that was exactly what needed to happen.

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Take a lap with the Riverwest 24

Published July 25, 2015

The Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike races through the Riverwest neighborhood, enters its 8th year and welcomes 1,200 riders and several hundred volunteers. It's popularity has remained at something of a fever pitch despite the only prizes being ice sculptures with hot dogs inside.

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4 players the Brewers should trade and 4 they should keep

Published July 24, 2015

Aramis Ramirez is now an ex-Brewer, traded to his first team - the Pittsburgh Pirates - Thursday. By next week's trade deadline, several more current Brewers should find themselves playing elsewhere as well. Here's a look at four Brewers who should be traded, and four Brewers who should be kept.

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Bucks "own the future" with NBA's best young core

Published July 22, 2015

Own the future. It's a trendy marketing slogan the Milwaukee Bucks have been using recently, with the franchise asking fans to think long-term. It's one thing to say it. It's an entirely different situation when the actual roster reflects that vision in a way that no other NBA team can match.

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Sports talker Steve Haywood dead at 49

Published July 20, 2015

Steve Haywood of WAUK-AM 540 ESPN knew how to stir the pot, and his passion for Milwaukee and its teams was well-known in sports circles. Haywood passed away from heart failure early Sunday morning. He was 49.