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Koenig leads No. 17 Wisconsin past Michigan, 68-64 Odiase scores 20 as Illinois-Chicago beats Milwaukee 71-57
MADISON ó The first 34 minutes Tuesday night were nothing special for Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig. The final 6 more than made up for it. Koenig scored 16 points, 10 in a key run that turned the game around, and No. 17 Wisconsin survived a scare from Michigan 68-64. "I kind of just told myself to keep staying aggressive and I've taken over games before," said Koenig, who was 1 for 5 from the field before the stretch run. CHICAGO ó Tai Odiase scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and swatted away six shots as Illinois-Chicago defeated Milwaukee 71-57 on Tuesday night, leading from start to finish. Odiase pulled down an offensive rebound and went back up for a lay-in to start the scoring with less than a minute gone, and later dunked after grabbing another offensive board. He blocked back-to-back layup tries by Milwaukee's Brock Stull to prevent the Panthers from getting closer than three.
Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting Europe announces changes to Ryder Cup qualifying system
NEW YORK ó The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tim Raines, in his 10th and final year of eligibility, appears likely to gain election along with Jeff Bagwell when the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting is announced Wednesday night. Ivan Rodriguez, eligible for the first time, and Trevor Hoffman also could make it. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates ó Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France will have an extra captain's pick and is set to contain more in-form players following a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of a big loss to the United States last year. The aim is clear: To give captain Thomas Bjorn the best possible team to regain the cup.

 


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Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare
SAN FRANCISCO ó Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors franchise as it broke ground on snazzy new San Francisco digs at long last. And keeping KD in a Golden State uniform to see it through is a key part of the grand plan.

 


AP source: Bautista, Blue Jays agree to $18M, 1-year deal 
TORONTO ó Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays after all. The free agent slugger agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with Toronto that includes mutual options for more years, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Williams, Safarova in French Open final rematch at Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia ó On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest.

Federer extends run of reaching 3rd round to 18 Aussie Opens
MELBOURNE, Australia ó Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested.


RECENT FEATURES

Lasting A Lifetime
Anyone with a child involved in sports knows the excitement, joy and heroic moments that occur on those playing fields. When they happen, theyíre priceless, but they often disappear as time diminishes our memories.


Tee Time
In a city like Milwaukee, finding outdoor to-dos isnít difficult during the summer months. Festivals, music events and #lakelife activities abound, and one of the areaís most popular summer sports ó golf ó becomes a nearly weekly (if not daily) pastime. Whether youíre new to the sport or a seasoned pro, here are five public golf courses fit for all experience levels.

15 minutes with: Jim Huber
After 40 years as an attorney with Foley & Lardner, Jim Huber retired, but heís never slowed down. At 78, heís the president of the Milwaukee Polo Club in Hartland, playing, training horses and encouraging both men and women to give the "sport of kings" a try.M: How did you get started in polo?


There's no place like home
In his iconic novel "You Canít Go Home Again," Thomas Wolfe penned the following declaration: "You canít go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, back home to romantic love, back home to a young manís dreams of glory."

Bowling documentary scores a 300
Completed in an intense 48 hours in July 2014, "Rolling Underground" is a five-minute documentary on Milwaukee bowling alleys and the characters youíll find out on the lanes.

 

 

Water playground
Yoga has moved from terra firma to water, and the result is a new dimension in tapping into oneís core. Improving flexibility, strength and balance while serenely floating in an outdoor environment is a challenge worth taking, says longtime yoga instructor Trish Washburn of Soleil Lune Yoga in Oconomowoc.

 

What's better than this?
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a playoff berth and added a division title to their rich history since Mark Attanasio took over ownership 10 years ago, and the owner is showing no signs of slowing down. Despite a few set backs (Ryan Braunís suspension and a frustrating 2014 season), his enthusiasm has not waned as he continues to push forward toward greatness for the baseball team.

Bike Polo
Not long ago, the local participants in bike polo spent almost as much time hoping not to get arrested during a game as they did playing it. But these days, the Milwaukee Bike Polo Club zooms around on two wheels, focusing solely on scoring goals while its membership steadily grows.

 

Rolling magic
As family friendly activities go, this was definitely way out there. While many parents and children bond at movies, picnics and ballgames, Tim Knoll had his mother ride alongside him, shooting video of her son riding his BMX bike under 11 consecutive, stationary semi-trailers at a Wauwatosa industrial parking lot.

Selig's Time Capsule
Miller Park has delighted millions of fans through its exemplary baseball aesthetic, while showcasing the history of the sport in Milwaukee. This summer, the Brewers will unveil a permanent tribute to the man who made much of that history possible.

Working the Wojo Magic
It was more than just a basketball decision for Steve Wojciechowski to become the menís basketball coach at Marquette University.

 


Extreme team
"The desire or need for risk varies by each personís innate personality," says Dr. Jennifer Heinemann, clinic director and psychologist at Psychological Health Services in Brookfield. "Pair a need for risk-taking with someone who likes to be outdoors and physical, and you have extreme sports." 

Get hooked
Polo, once exclusively the domain of the rich, is reinventing itself here and across the country to attract new players and spectators to the game. The Milwaukee Polo Club, which has been around for about six decades, has thrown off its airs in favor of a common-man experience.

 

Our Olympics
With our legendary winters and world-famous gemutlichkeit, Milwau should be an obvious choice to host a future Winter Games. But if we canít get the attention of the International Olympic Committee, perhaps we should host our own Olympics ó Milwaukee style.
 


Full skate ahead
"The first question I always get," says speed skater Mitchell Whitmore, "is ĎWere you in the Olympics?í" In fact, Sochi will be his second trip to the Olympic Games.

 

 

Road to Sochi
Itís time to come in from the cold Wisconsin air and settle in for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 6-23 in Sochi, Russia. With memorable champions including Eric Heiden, Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen and members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 hockey team, our stateís winter sports legacy runs deep.


Rookie Run
"Get off the court, Nate." Those five words spoken by Bucks assistant coach Scott Williams sum up why Nate Wolters is in the NBA in the first place and has been a pleasant surprise in his rookie season. 


'A' Player
Sergio Rivas first played pool in the basement of his West Allis home when he was 10 years old. Four years later he has some lofty goals when it comes to shooting stick. "I want to be untouchable by anybody," he says.

 

Gridiron action
Hallowed Ground: More than 1 million fans and counting have taken the Lambeau Field stadium tour. Donít take a trip to Lambeau without stopping at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. 

Linked In
Brian Wroblewski is not a great golfer, but there are few people who are more passionate about the game. Wroblewski became frustrated after hearing friends talk about great weekend 7xperiences on various area courses and wondered why his golf buddies couldnít have shared those experiences by playing together.


The Bachelor
The Milwaukee Bucksí Luc Richard Mbah a Moute loves his Milwaukee neighborhood. Itís close to downtown and work and the always interesting Brady Street. "I like to walk to the lake when itís nice or jog there, too," he says.




Court time
As the country ramps up for March Madness, watch for players with Milwaukee ties when the 68 teams take to the courts this month. Racine Horlick grad Jamil Wilson, a 6-7 junior forward, one of Marquetteís leading scorers and rebounders, and Jake Thomas, a 6-foot-3-inch junior guard from Racine St. Catherineís, hope to help the Golden Eagles to a third straight Sweet 16 appearance.

Chairman on the board
Neal Levin dips far into his childhood to recall how he got involved in skateboarding. Around him, the roar of stoked skaters makes for a constant echo throughout his cavernous Four Seasons Skatepark.


The brotherhood of football
Connie Watt was the youngest of five girls in her family ó and she knew what she wanted when she was starting her own. "I prayed when I was pregnant that I would have boys, and thatís what I got," she says.


Blast off!

Owning a professional sports team never even crossed the mind of Waukesha resident Elzie Flenard when he was playing high school basketball in Illinois. Now, Flenard, 29, is the new owner of the expansion Milwaukee Blast.



Make way for Jennipede
Marathon runners are a dedicated bunch normally ó letís face it, running 26.2 miles requires some serious devotion. But on Oct. 2, members of Team Jenny will show what dedication truly means when they run linked together during the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.

'Soling' Away
Unlike Winken, Blinken and Nod, sailing from the nursery in a wooden shoe, the Soling sailors from the Milwaukee Yacht Club sail in boats built for speed and maneuverability.

Bike basecamp
When you love what you do, it shows. You live it, think it and are obsessed with it 24/7. Perhaps freelance photographer Peter DiAntoni is obsessed with biking, or he is at least very passionate about it ó insomuch that he created a biking magazine to prove it.

Go with the flow
Abe Clarkís first running goal was set back in fifth grade. A twinge of sibling rivalry turned into a passion when Clark was determined to beat big brother Benís new mile record at Gillett Middle School in Gillett.

Chasin' the dream
Ask a young boy what he wants to be when he grows up. If he doesnít say a firefighter, the answer is probably a Major League baseball player. The dream starts in T-ball, and for most continues to Little League.

A whole new ballgame
The Lakeshore Chinooks will be one of 17 teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and Ontario competing in the Northwoods wooden bat baseball league this summer.

LAX in the house
Lacrosse, one of the nationís fastest growing sports, has found a home throughout the Midwest, including Milwaukee. Itís been played predominantly on the East Coast, but itís gaining ground here through youth and high school programs.

Art of the swing
As global creative director of Racquet Cosmetics for Wilson Sporting Goods in Chicago, he is not your average art director. "Iím not the kind of person who walks around wearing black clothes with a serious expression at all times," he laughs. "I love color, and I love to laugh and have a good time. Thatís the real me."

Mission possible
Looking to burn some serious calories? Join the boot camp craze sweeping Milwaukee. These military-inspired workouts pack a powerful punch ó and major fun.

Off the beaten path
Taking her place on the front line of the 2012 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross Nationals last month in Madison, 17-year-old Corrie Osborne was already among the nationís cyclo-cross elite.

London calling
Gwen Jorgensen never dreamed of becoming an Olympic athlete. Even during college, when she reached All-American status in track, she didnít have her sites set on representing the United States at the games.

Adventure bound
First it was the marathon, then the triathlon; now itís adventure racing for thrill-seeking athletes. Adventure racing takes the running, biking, paddling and distance from other endurance sports, but ramps up the challenge.
 

 

















 









 






 



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