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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, July 31, 2014

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1. Coldwater Canyon a golfer's treat
There is plenty of great golf to take advantage of in Wisconsin Dells, but Coldwater Canyon - now part of the Chula Vista Resort - is a must play for travelers and residents alike.
2. Should managers get a Hall of Fame asterisk, too?
This morning, like many of you, I heard retired baseball manager Tony LaRussa on NPR's "Morning Edition" talking about his induction this weekend in the the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He suggested Mark McGwire should be inducted into the Hall of Fame but with an asterisk. As a manager who benefited from McGwire's performance, should LaRussa's plaque have an asterisk, too?
3. Bowling centers fall into the gutter
If you do a Google search for the phrase "bowling is a dying sport," you will discover that folks have been predicting the demise of keggling since the dawn of the digital age.
4. I'm coming home: Wisconsin's all-time nine
"I'm coming home." LeBron James rocked the sports world with those three simple words. It got us thinking - what if all of Wisconsin's baseball players did the same thing? Then we realized, wait, there aren't enough active players left to field a full squad. So, we made an all-time team. Did we get it right?
5. Bucks will have a uniform change this year
One of the most anticipated changes Milwaukee Bucks fans hoped for with new owners was some kind of uniform change or alteration. Unfortunately, jerseys for the 2014-15 season were planned long in advance. But, the NBA is doing something unique for the teams that have won championships -- which means there will be a change after all.
6. Segura returns home following death of son
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has left the team to return to the Dominican Republic following the death of his 9-month-old son.
7. The Prince's new clothes: Fielder goes nude for ESPN Magazine
The ESPN The Magazine Body Issue is famous for its portraits of nude athletes. They made a distinctive choice for the cover this year however with former Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder.
8. Four Brewers selected to All-Star Game
As one of baseball's best teams, the Milwaukee Brewers were honored with four selections to the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Minneapolis on July 15. Outfielder Carlos Gomez and third baseman Aramis Ramirez were voted in as starters by the fans while catcher Jonathan Lucroy and closer Francisco Rodriguez were selected by the players.
9. Kidd is new Bucks head coach
Rumors kicked up late Saturday night that the Milwaukee Bucks were interested in bringing in Jason Kidd as their new head coach, and it became official Tuesday morning when the team announced its trade for the Brooklyn Nets head coach.
10. World Cup unites diverse mix of soccer lovers
Watching the World Cup games at the Highbury really showcases the diversity Milwaukee has to offer. During the Ecuadorian vs. Honduras match - we had fans from both countries hooting and hollering for their team.
11. Reaction to Bucks selection of Jabari Parker
The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Duke star Jabari Parker No. 2 overall, and reaction from media, players and fans from not only the Cream City, but around the country, poured in via Twitter. Here are the highlights, including thoughts from Aaron Rodgers, Dwyane Wade and his new teammates.
12. The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is born
Today, board members and staff of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) - which owns and operates the Milwaukee Arena (formerly the U.S. Cellular Arena), Wisconsin Center and Milwaukee Theatre - announced a new, official sponsor and partner for the Milwaukee Arena: UWM.
13. 12 tips to look and sound like a real golfer
Over the years I've learned several things about the game, not the least of which is how to look and sound like you really know what the game is about. The look may be ruined once you actually swing at a ball, but you can sound like a serious player all the time. Read on for 12 tips to look and sound like a player.
14. Erin Hills is great golf theater
It's rare that you can tee it up on a golf course and say, wow, "this will look great on television" and have it not affect your enjoyment of the game. Erin Hills has that. And, even without cameras following you around, you can enjoy the grand stage the course provides.
Tagged with: Erin Hills 2017 U.S. Open
15. Diener returns to Marquette as member of coaching staff
Travis Diener, a Wisconsin's favorite sons and a key member of the 2003 Final Four team at Marquette University has returned to his alma mater to help first-year head coach Steve Wojciechowski as the team's director of player personnel.
16. Green Bay Chill debut in Milwaukee canceled
The Green Bay Chill of the Legends Football League (formerly the Lingerie Football League) was scheduled to host its home opener on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. That game has been canceled.
17. Bucks hold draft party at Summerfest
The Milwaukee Bucks invite fans to attend the "World's Largest Draft Party (WLDP)" on Thursday, June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Summerfest. The event is in conjunction with the 2014 NBA Draft - scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
18. Kickers host World Cup viewing party
The Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club is hosting a free, open to the public World Cup Viewing Party for all soccer fans regardless of soccer club affiliation on Sunday, June 22 at Uihlein Soccer Park from 4 to 8 p.m.
19. Train like a Milwaukee Brewers prospect, part 2
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.
20. Buell carves new roads in Wisconsin motorsports landscape
With AMA Pro motorcycle racing coming to Road America in Elkhart Lake this weekend, it seems like perfect timing to write about Wisconsin motorsports legend Erik Buell and his latest ventures both on and off the racetrack.
21. Sports needs its clown princes
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are playing in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals tonight, and all eyes are on Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, and it has little to do with basketball. He's had some fun (the horror!) and been admonished for it. Sometimes, we need to not worry so much and enjoy it.
22. Wave names former player as new head coach
The Milwaukee Wave hired former player Giuliano Oliviero as its new head coach, the team announced today. Another former player, goalkeeper Nick Vorberg, was added to the staff as an assistant.
23. Train like a prospective Milwaukee Brewer, part 1
This is the first in minimum two-part series that will give you access into how an athlete, like a prospective Milwaukee Brewer stays strong and healthy during a rigorous schedule that often demands just one day off per month.
24. New Bucks owners release statement on importance of upcoming draft
New Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens sent out a letter to fans and supporters of the organization on Wednesday afternoon, marking the occasion of their first participation as owners (the NBA Draft Lottery) and what it means for the organization going forward.
25. 2015 PGA Championship volunteer opportunities remain
There is still time to volunteer for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and individuals who volunteer for the PGA Championship and complete all assigned and required shifts will earn the unique opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits prior to the general public.