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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.

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Favre's reunion with Packers proves time can heal any wound

Published July 17, 2015

The public backlash at the time was swift and severe. It was nearly seven years ago when the Green Bay Packers did what was once unthinkable by trading their legendary quarterback, Brett Favre. No party involved or even tangentially related initially came out looking good, either. But if there was ever a sports story that proves time heals all wounds, this is it.

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The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part one

Published July 15, 2015

There was a stretch of nearly two months last season when the Green Bay Packers' run defense was ranked as the worst in the NFL. If the Packers want to go as far as they did last year - and further - many key players will have to step up. Now that we've concluded the list of Green Bay's 10 most important offensive players, here's a look at who's most important defensively for the Packers.

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The most important Packers on offense in 2015: Part 2

Published July 13, 2015

The Green Bay Packers had the NFL's top-scoring offense last season. With every starting player back for 2015, the pieces are in place to have another fast-paced, explosive group. A team can only be as good as the individuals who comprise it, though. With that in mind, here are the top five players most important to the Packers' success on offense come this fall.

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Take a deep breath, Bucks fans: Kidd-Hammond relationship still developing

Published July 8, 2015

A report by Dave Begel from Sunday night said that Bucks coach Jason Kidd could replace John Hammond as the team's general manager as soon as next week. While the future could hold many things for Hammond and Kidd, based on the Bucks' current standing, everyone might want to take a deep breath and allow for their relationship to continue developing.

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Women's World Cup broadcaster hails from Wisconsin

Published July 6, 2015

If you watched any of the coverage leading up to the U.S. women's team victory over Japan on Sunday night, then you watched some of the finest TV journalism in the sports world courtesy of Fox Sports. A part of that team, analyst Kyndra de St. Aubin, has a Milwaukee connection.