SPORTS NEWS

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.

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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.

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Two Bucks on NBA's most overpaid list

By RICK SOLEM
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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.

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Bucks trade and draft rumors; Sanders out

By RICK SOLEM
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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.

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

Column: RICK SOLEM
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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.

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