Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:08

Thomas solid off bench for Iowa St.

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Freshman Matt Thomas had a solid night as the sixth man for No. 17 Iowa State in an 85-76 win over No. 19 Texas.

The Onalaska, Wis., native had seven points - going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc - three assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 21 minutes on Tuesday.

Saturday, 15 February 2014 17:55

Prairie du Chien's Antoine takes Bronze

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - When you go up against the guy that’s won 25 of the last 28 World Cup races, there isn’t much chance.

And then there’s the Russian competing in his backyard, on a course lined with countrymen chanting, “Ro-ssi-ya, Ro-ssi-ya.”

So, there weren't a ton of expectations for the kid from Prairie du Chien, Wis. - the kid that, up until a few months ago, wasn’t even in the conversation. Only the expectations that these are the Olympics, and this could be your only shot at a medal ever.

This was the setup for the Sochi Olympics skeleton finals Saturday morning.

Friday, 14 February 2014 16:48

Bucks trade and draft rumors; Sanders out

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In case you’re wondering, the Milwaukee Bucks won’t have the worst season in NBA history.

That belongs to the 2012 Charlotte Bobcats (7-59). As of right now, the Bucks are on pace to break the second-worst record – the 1973 Philadelphia 76ers (9-73) – with their current one-win-per-month momentum.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 18:06

Two Bucks on NBA's most overpaid list

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Forbes Magazine put out a list of the NBA's most overpaid players.

No. 1 was New York Knick center Andrea Bargnani, who makes $11.8 million this season. Last season, teammate Carmelo Anthony and his $19.4-million salary topped the list.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:35

Mizzou's Sam is gay, team didn't talk, why do we?

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This should be the last time this is a story. It should be, but it won’t.

It's always big news when an athlete comes out.

I can’t wait until it’s not. I can’t wait until sexual preference is not a story – in sports, in government, anywhere, except, perhaps, the bedroom.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 13:21

Browns wanted Badgers' Andersen

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A year into the program and University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen is getting offers from the NFL.

The head coach said in a statement today he was contacted by the Cleveland Browns to fill their head-coaching spot.

 
Friday, 07 February 2014 17:00

Vikings set seat-license fees

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Earlier this week, the Green Bay Packers raised ticket prices for general seating by $3 a game.

Friday, the Minnesota Vikings announced their seat licensing fees for the new, nearly billion dollar stadium.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 17:27

No soap. No yogurt. No gays. This is Sochi

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A few weeks ago, all the talk with the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was related to terrorist threats.

Today, the Games began and most of the reports out there border on the ridiculous that have nothing to do with world’s best of the best at sledding, skiing and ice skating.

Instead, reports coming out are how athletes aren’t getting extra pillows, soap, yogurt ... . Other reports state terrorists could be hiding explosives onboard flights in tubes of toothpaste. And then the laws against ‘gay propaganda.’

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 17:50

NFL moves on Thursdays

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The NFL will be on CBS on Thursdays for the first half of next season.

No report how much CBS outbid NBC, ABC, Fox and Turner for the rights, but you can bet it was a lot.