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Bucks start out strong, defeat 76ers 124-117

Apr. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and Khris Middleton had 24 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 124-117 on Thursday night in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference's top teams. Bobby Portis added a season-high 23 points as...

Kaul to launch clergy sex abuse probe

Apr. 22, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorney General Josh Kaul plans to launch an investigation into clergy sexual assault across Wisconsin's five Catholic dioceses, perhaps as early as next week. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday that it obtained a...

UW chancellors hesitant on student debt forgiveness

Apr. 22, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leaders of the University of Wisconsin System’s two largest schools aren’t embracing President Joe Biden’s plans to forgive student debt. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said during a virtual...

Supply of COVID-19 vaccine nearing demand in Wisconsin

Apr. 22, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin is nearing the point of exceeding demand for the first time, with more than 50% of the eligible population having received at least one dose and nearly 30% of the total population fully vaccinated. State...

Blank hopes to hire new UW Madison athletic director by June

Apr. 22, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said Thursday that she hopes to hire Athletic Director Barry Alvarez’s successor by the end of June. Alvarez announced earlier this month that he plans to retire effective in July. ...

Brewers sign Strange-Gordon to minor league contract

Apr. 21, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon has signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and been assigned to the alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin. Strange-Gordon, who turns 33 on Thursday, had gone to spring training with the...

Milwaukee Tool set to expand its operations in Mississippi

Apr. 20, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tool manufacturing company will invest $60 million to expand in Mississippi and is pledging to create 1,200 new jobs, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday. Milwaukee Tool new will build a facility to manufacture power tool accessories in the...

Suns edge Bucks 128-127 after foul in final second of OT

Apr. 20, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Devin Booker said he knew he’d been fouled as he put up a shot in the final second of overtime. His coach agreed. “I heard the slap,” Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said. “I was just concerned as to when it happened. I wanted to make sure it...

Rockets say Sterling Brown was attacked, injured in Miami

Apr. 19, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Houston Rockets say that guard Sterling Brown was assaulted by unknown individuals after the team arrived in Miami late Sunday night, suffering cuts to his face. Brown was not playing Monday against the Heat, though the team said that was because of a...

Moran HR, RBI double in 10th leads Pirates over Brewers 6-5

Apr. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Colin Moran hit an early three-run homer, then had an RBI double in the 10th inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. The Pirates withstood a two-homer performance from the Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach to earn their...