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Davison, Iverson lead No. 22 Wisconsin over Illinois, 64-58

Feb. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With leading scorer Ethan Happ struggling, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard benched his star down the stretch and looked for someone else to lead the Badgers past Illinois. Brad Davison and Khalil Iverson answered the call. Davison scored 18 points, Iverson added 16 and the No. 22 Badgers...

QB coach brings familiar face for Rodgers on Packers' staff

Feb. 18, 2019 5:53 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets ready for his 15th season, he'll be working with a new coach and offensive coordinator. Plus, for the first time in his career, he'll be directing a new offense. At least there will be a constant for the 35-year-old quarterback:...

Evers wants to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical use

Feb. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana. The new Democratic governor said it was time for Wisconsin join more than 30 other states and the...

Driver of submerged semi in Wisconsin ID'd; 2nd body found

Feb. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EST

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities investigating an incident in which a semi plunged off a bridge and down a cliff into a lake near Wisconsin Dells have recovered a second body and also identified the driver. Authorities found a damaged guardrail on Interstate 90-94 just north of the Mirror Lake...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's...

Brechting scores 21 to carry Oakland past Milwaukee 89-73

Feb. 16, 2019 9:37 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brad Brechting had 21 points as Oakland got past Milwaukee 89-73 on Saturday night. Brechting shot 9 for 12 from the floor. He added four blocks. Tray Maddox Jr. had 17 points for Oakland (12-16, 8-7 Horizon League). Karmari Newman added 17 points. Xavier Hill-Mais had 15 points and 11...

McCloud carries Green Bay over Detroit 82-73

Feb. 16, 2019 3:33 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — JayQuan McCloud scored a career-high 26 points as Green Bay beat Detroit 82-73 on Saturday. Sandy Cohen III added 23 points for the Phoenix. Cohen III had 14 rebounds for the Phoenix. He also had nine turnovers but only eight assists. Tank Hemphill had 10 points and 11 rebounds for...

O'Rourke stops in Milwaukee, Madison in first Midwest swing

Feb. 15, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Friday during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, he wants to meet with voters in the "most honest, raw, real way possible." The former Texas congressman met with...

Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

Feb. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago's...

Wisconsin women beat MSU; snap 32-game skid vs. ranked teams

Feb. 14, 2019 11:07 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marsha Howard scored 28 points and Kelly Karlis had her second double-double of the season to help Wisconsin beat No. 24 Michigan State 79-62 Thursday night for the Badgers' first win over a ranked opponent in six years. Wisconsin snapped a 32-game skid against ranked teams dating to a...