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Huskers brace for No. 15 Badgers’ Taylor-led rushing attack

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The issue for wary Nebraska fans this week isn’t whether the Cornhuskers can upset No. 15 Wisconsin. It’s about how many yards Jonathan Taylor will run for this time. The Badgers’ star has rushed for more than 200 yards two straight years against Nebraska and will...

Giannis drops 30-plus again to lead Bucks past Bulls 124-115

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ensured the Milwaukee Bucks’ dominance over the Chicago Bulls didn’t end Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists, and the Bucks withstood another historic effort by Chicago...

Man accused of tossing acid on Latino due in Milwaukee court

Nov. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face is due in court in a case that’s being prosecuted as a hate crime. The hearing for Clifton Blackwell on Friday is to determine whether there’s enough evidence for a trial. He’s charged with...

Adams’ injury paved way for Jones’ breakout year for Packers

Nov. 14, 2019 8:00 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A single injury changed everything for the Green Bay Packers’ offense this season. Davante Adams caught 10 passes for a career-high 180 yards in the Packers’ Week 4 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. With 10:45 left in the fourth quarter, the two-time Pro Bowl...

11 more endangered whooping cranes in southwest Louisiana

Nov. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EST

Eleven young endangered whooping cranes are in southwest Louisiana, being prepared to join 69 adults in the wild. The juveniles will spend about two weeks in a net-covered pen at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area near Gueydan. Whooping cranes are among the world's largest and rarest birds. The 850 or so...

No. 15 Badgers carry their West hopes with them to Nebraska

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

No. 15 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) at Nebraska (4-5, 2-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (BTN) Line: Wisconsin by 14 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin leads 9-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Wisconsin is two games behind Minnesota in the West and is going to need help to win the division. The Badgers must beat Nebraska,...

Manure driving Wisconsin push to prosecute journalists

Nov. 14, 2019 2:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Behind all the anger and indignation over a southwestern Wisconsin board’s attempts to control reports on a well water study is a simple story about manure. Lafayette County officials tried to stifle discussion about upcoming results from the study, which has already determined...

Marquette uses big 2nd half to drop Purdue at home 65-55

Nov. 14, 2019 12:53 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski’s message to his club at halftime Wednesday night was that it needed to be tougher. It needed to be more physical. It worked. Koby McEwen scored a game-high 23 points and the Marquette Golden Eagles rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to...

Marquette uses big 2nd half to drop Purdue at home 65-55

Nov. 13, 2019 11:55 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Koby McEwen scored a game-high 23 points and the Marquette Golden Eagles used a big second half to rally to a 65-55 win over the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday as part of the annual Gavitt Games between the Big Ten and Big East. Markus Howard added 18 points for Marquette (2-0), which...

Lyle’s 31 leads New Mexico past pesky Green Bay, 93-78

Nov. 13, 2019 11:15 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — JaQuan Lyle scored 31 points, including 20 in the second half Wednesday, to help New Mexico pull away from Green Bay 93-78. After a rugged first half in which he scored 11 points but turned it over seven times, Lyle took control of the game in the second, going 4-for-6 on...