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Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) kicks a field goal during warm-ups in the NFL NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Packers re-sign longtime kicker Mason Crosby for 3 years

Feb. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed longtime placekicker Mason Crosby to a three-year contract extension. Crosby, who turns 36 in September, has been with the Packers since being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He's appeared in every game since then. His string of 208...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bucks first to clinch playoff spot — after just 56 games

Feb. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running away with...

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Potter leads Wisconsin in 79-71 win over Rutgers

Feb. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Micah Potter missed Wisconsin’s December loss to Rutgers. He made sure to leave an impression on the Scarlet Knights Sunday, coming off the bench to score 18 points and grab nine rebounds in a 79-71 Wisconsin win. With the Ohio State transfer having to out that Dec. 11 game at...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo's 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

Feb. 23, 2020 12:28 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned a tight game with the Philadelphia 76ers into a mismatch immediately in the second half, led by the reigning league MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points and the Bucks beat the 76ers 119-98 on Saturday night...

Pulliam nets 28, No. 18 Northwestern women top Badgers 82-66

Feb. 22, 2020 2:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam scored 28 points with six rebounds and five assists and No. 18 Northwestern won its seventh straight game, putting away Wisconsin in the fourth quarter for an 82-66 victory on Saturday. Veronica Burton added 15 points with five rebounds and five assists for the...

McCloud has 32 to carry Green Bay over Detroit Mercy 84-67

Feb. 21, 2020 9:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — JayQuan McCloud tied his career high with 32 points as Green Bay defeated Detroit Mercy 84-67 on Friday night. Amari Davis had 14 points for Green Bay (14-14, 9-6 Horizon League). Trevian Bell added seven rebounds. PJ Pipes had six rebounds. The Phoenix made 10 of 21 3-point attempts and...

Michigan State hires Wisconsin's Gilmore as tight ends coach

Feb. 21, 2020 4:55 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State hired Wisconsin assistant Ted Gilmore on Friday as tight ends coach. Gilmore, 52, joins the Spartans after spending the past five seasons as the Badgers' wide receivers coach. Previously, he spent three seasons as wide receivers coach for the Oakland Raiders and...

Wisconsin prison warden who posted anti-Muslim memes fired

Feb. 21, 2020 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin deputy prison warden has been fired after posting Facebook memes comparing Muslim children to garbage and equating flying a gay pride rainbow flag with raising the Confederate flag. Richard “Sam” Schneiter, a 42-year veteran of the Department of Corrections,...

With Rodgers at 36, might Packers enter arms race at draft?

Feb. 21, 2020 4:15 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brian Gutekunst was in the draft room in 2005. That’s the year his predecessor, Ted Thompson, used his first-round pick on Aaron Rodgers even though the Packers had Brett Favre at quarterback. Rodgers was the potential No 1 overall pick who tumbled all the way to No. 24. ...

Bond set at $750,000 for man accused of killing woman, girls

Feb. 21, 2020 1:17 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A $750,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Milwaukee man accused of strangling his girlfriend and her two young daughters. Arzel Ivery is charged in the deaths of 26-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks. Their burned bodies were found Sunday in a...