SPORTS NEWS

Bucks: Goodbye J.J., Hello O.J.

Column: RICK SOLEM
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Goodbye J.J. Hello O.J. ... Mayo that is.

The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly signed shooting guard O.J. Mayo on Wednesday, a day after trading shooting guard J.J. Reddick.

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Game 7: Spurs-Heat

Column: RICK SOLEM
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Game 7: This is all I wanted, one game for the championship.

It makes you kind of wish every sport had a one-game playoff like the two most popular postseasons – the NFL and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

But, here we go, one game between two teams that are so unalike.

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Miami to cover Green ... now

Column: RICK SOLEM
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It’s all over.

The San Antonio run to a fifth NBA Championship since 1999 ends tonight.

It’s Game 6. The Spurs have a 3-2 series lead over the Miami Heat. And Danny Green was on his way to being the Finals MVP, mainly because he’s currently 25-for-38 from beyond the arc, but not anymore. None of that matters now. Now that Chris Bosh has spoken.

"He has a knack for shooting, but he won't be open tonight," Bosh said Tuesday. "We'll see how he shoots with somebody always on him."

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Rudd running toward Team USA

By RICK SOLEM

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DES MOINES, Iowa - You may remember this name: Julia Rudd.

She was the 2004 Division III National Champion in the Steeplechase for UW-La Crosse. She’s an 11 time All-American and is the UW-L record holder in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter steeplechase races.

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Milwaukee rejoice: Monta's leaving

Column: RICK SOLEM
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It appears to be a sad day in Milwaukee.

Shooting guard Monta Ellis opted out of his one-year, $11 million player option and declined the Milwaukee Bucks three-year, $36 million offer to test free agency.

Appearances can be deceiving.

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