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1. Ex-Bears player throws out first pitch at Wrigley Field North, er, Miller Park
Longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, who retired earlier in the day, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday evening in Milwaukee, delighting the Cubs fans who'd invaded Miller Park (aka Wrigley Field North). Cool, Brewers.
2. Braves star Joe Adcock to be inducted into Miller Park Walk of Fame on July 29
The Brewers will honor the late Joe Adcock, former Milwaukee Braves first basemen, with an induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame on Friday, July 29. Adcock spent 17 seasons in the Major Leagues - including 10 with the Braves.
3. Updated: In light of petition, Trek insists they want Ray's MTB to reopen
When we asked Dave Schlabowske, the deputy director of the Wisconsin Bike Federation, about the potential purchase of Ray's MTB Park by the Bike Fed, the outlook was not so good.
4. Nearly 76,000 tickets distributed for practice as Packers Family Night sells out
All available tickets for "Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health" have been sold. Nearly 76,000 tickets for the July 31 event have been distributed. This year's sellout marks the 10th time in its 16 years the event has sold out.
5. Brewers, 620 WTMJ agree to extend ratio rights agreement
The Milwaukee Brewers and 620 WTMJ announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to extend their radio rights agreement and continue their longstanding partnership.
6. Fans encouraged to register for Brewers' fun-filled events to support local NPOs
Time is almost up to register for the Brewers Community Foundation's 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk and the Hitting 4 the Cycle benefit bike ride. The races, which will be held on July 30 and Aug. 13, respectively, benefit several local organizations.
7. Lucroy named Brewers' Heart and Hustle Award winner
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Jonathan Lucroy as the Brewers' 2016 Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
8. Packers to honor Favre's Hall of Fame induction with Oct. 16 halftime ceremony
The Packers today announced several game features for the upcoming season, including a halftime ceremony on Oct. 16 to honor Brett Favre for his Aug. 6 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. Favre will be recognized on the field at halftime of the Packers-Cowboys game.
9. Selig to be honored with Global Sports Summit Lifetime Achievement Award
Allan H. "Bud" Selig, the Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball, will be honored tonight with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo., a powerful gathering of professional sports team owners and presidents.
10. Hunger Task Force, Pick 'n Save team up for All Star Food Drive on July 13
Hunger Task Force and Pick 'n Save team up to host the third annual All Star Food Drive during Major League Baseball's all-star break. The drive takes place just down the street from Miller Park at Pick 'n Save, 2201 Miller Park Way, on Wednesday, July 13.
11. Brewers to host Block Party event July 23 for first time since 2011
The Brewers are proud to announce the return of the team Block Party this summer. This marks the sixth season that Milwaukee has hosted the event, and the first time since 2011. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Village Park in Elm Grove.
12. Bucks sign three-point shooting veteran forward Mirza Teletovic
The Bucks have signed free agent forward Mirza Teletovic, GM John Hammond announced Friday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy. Teletovic, 30, is a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and most recently played for the Suns.
13. Named to All-Star Game Final Vote, Braun really needs Brewers fans now
On Tuesday, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was named as one of the five candidates eligible for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the National League to select the last player for the squad. And he needs Milwaukee fans' help to get in.
14. Bucks announce 2016 NBA Summer League roster
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today the team's roster for the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
15. Milwaukee Kayak Company to open pop-up rental site at Schlitz Park
Milwaukee adventurers rejoice! Milwaukee Kayak Company, 318 S. Water St., is excited to announce the opening of a "pop-up" rental site at Schlitz Park in July to continue to share the sport of paddling with Milwaukee-area residents and visitors alike.
16. Brewers surprise members of MKE community with acts of giving and kindness
On Wednesday, members of the Brewers' organization - from ownership to the front office to players and coaches - will fan out across Milwaukee to give back to the community with surprise acts of kindness as part of the team's #KindnessInMke event.
17. Bucks Experience back at Summerfest; will feature Thon Maker on Wednesday
The Bucks will again have their presence felt at The World's Largest Music Festival, as the team brings its game-night experience to Henry Maier Festival Park during Summerfest this year. Rookies Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon are scheduled to attend.
18. A very important update on Aaron Rodgers' dog, Frankie
And now, a very important update concerning the newest member of the Aaron Rodgers-Olivia Munn family, Frankie - not to be confused with Chance, the couple's other dog, who is also very good at Instagram.
19. Please, please, please just try to enjoy and appreciate Lionel Messi's greatness
Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick in the Copa America final and Argentina came up short in another major tournament. Messi cried, quit the national team and incited a social-media hate storm. But let's not forget: He's amazing, and his greatness should be cherished.
20. "I love Milwaukee," says Jimmy Butler
Check out the latest podcast from Bill Simmons featuring Jimmy Butler - and, germane to us here, including several Marquette and Milwaukee mentions. In fact, Butler says several times "I love Milwaukee," citing his days and degree at Marquette.
21. Brewers, Double-A Biloxi extend player development contract through 2020
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a two-year player development contract extension with the Biloxi Shuckers. The new agreement ensures that the team's Double-A affiliate will remain in Biloxi through the 2020 season.
22. Henry Ellenson continues noble NBA Draft tradition of wearing a weird suit
The NBA Draft has for decades been a showcase of sartorial shock and awe, an arena of avant-garde audacity. Even though it's not quite the big night, Henry Ellenson got into the spirit of stylistic risk-taking today with his official pre-draft portraits.
23. Milwaukee is not the next Cleveland
Before the champagne had dried on the Cavaliers' celebration Sunday night, people already began looking for which sports fans were the saddest now that that city's losing streak was over. And wouldn't you know it, it's us. But really, Milwaukee is not the next Cleveland.
24. Bucks' 2016 Summer League schedule released, opens with Cavaliers
The NBA released the 2016 Samsung Summer League schedule on Tuesday, and the Milwaukee Bucks are slated to open play in Las Vegas on Friday, July 8 against the defending league champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
25. Brewers to host 11th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game on June 25
The Milwaukee Brewers will host the franchise's 11th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, at Miller Park on Saturday, June 25, when the team takes on the Washington Nationals at 3:10 p.m.