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Brewers capitalize on 2-out rally in 8th to beat Cards 4-1

May. 12, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw hit a tiebreaking double and Avisaíl García added a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on some good fortune to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Wednesday night. The decisive rally that snapped the...

Brady-Prescott kicks off NFL season plus a return to London

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9. The first game in London since the coronavirus pandemic...

Wisconsin appellate court rejects most of shaming sentence

May. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Wednesday threw out part of a woman’s shoplifting sentence that required she tell the management of any store she entered that she was on supervision for the offense. Markea Brown, 28, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty in...

Brewers ace Burnes had COVID-19, was asymptomatic

May. 12, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes says he tested positive for the coronavirus last month but remained asymptomatic throughout his stint on the injured list. Burnes is expected to start Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals in his first appearance...

GOP leaders set to join lawsuit allowing aid to cover cuts

May. 12, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders moved Wednesday toward joining a federal lawsuit demanding that states be allowed to use federal coronavirus relief money to cover tax cuts. Senate President Chris Kapenga and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos began...

Braves' Soroka has setback, to have second Achilles surgery

May. 12, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has experienced a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon and will have a follow-up procedure next week. Soroka was the Braves' opening day starter in 2020. He suffered the...

Evers promises to preserve grants in face of less stimulus

May. 12, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that the federal government's decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in coronavirus relief dollars than first estimated could mean there will be less money for broadband expansion and the state's pandemic response. ...

Top-five recruit Baldwin Jr. to play for father at Milwaukee

May. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Baldwin Jr., one of the nation's top recruits in his class, will play college basketball for his father at Milwaukee. The forward is rated as the nation’s No. 4 senior prospect according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by...

Wisconsin disabled community opposes election law changes

May. 12, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters with disabilities urged lawmakers on Wednesday to reconsider two Republican-backed bills passed by the state Senate that would make it more difficult to cast absentee ballots as part of the broader GOP push to make it harder to vote by mail following...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 12, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 11, 2021. Editorial: Welcome progress in Madison Observers of Wisconsin politics could be forgiven for believing the state’s political culture was primarily focused on bickering. That is, after all, seemingly the...