Linebacker Jack Cichy out for season for No. 11 Wisconsin Denver gives Osweiler rude welcome in 27-9 win over Houston
MADISON ó Linebacker Jack Cichy, the leading tackler for No. 11 Wisconsin, will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The injury is the latest setback for a defense that has weathered adversity to remain one of the stingiest units in the country. The Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) are ranked fourth in the country in scoring defense (14.3 points per game) and ninth in total defense (300.6 yards). 

DENVER ó Brock Osweiler took one last dig at Denver's fans after Houston's 27-9 loss to the Broncos. He figured they would "be a little bit louder with the boos." Denver's defenders ruined Osweiler's homecoming by hurrying, hitting and harassing their ex-quarterback Monday night, even if his ears weren't ringing from the crowd noise. Osweiler famously declared upon signing his $72 million, four-year deal that he chose Houston over Denver because the Texans gave him the better chance to succeed.

4-time Pro Bowl RB Arian Foster announces his retirement Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands

MIAMI ó Four-time Pro Bowler Arian Foster says he can no longer take the punishment an NFL running back endures, so he is retiring midway through an injury-plagued season with the Miami Dolphins. Foster, 30, tried to come back from a torn Achilles tendon, but was slowed this season by groin and hamstring injuries. He announced his retirement Monday on the website Uninterrupted as the Dolphins began their bye week.

CHICAGO ó Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses. The euphoria from Saturday night's victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers gave way Monday to the realization that history doesn't come cheap. Wrigley Field box seats on ticket-selling sites such as StubHub were $50,000 and up, with one seller asking $100,000 for a seat and another asking for just under $1 million.


Today's Feature

Proposed reforms reflect new reality of football recruiting
The NCAA committee that proposed football recruiting reforms, which include the addition of early signing periods, wants to create more transparency and access for coaches and players in a process that has been accelerated in recent years, said a key member of the group.


NAACP seeks federal probe after noose put on black student
WIGGINS, Miss. ó The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school.

Kevin Durant eager to get started at last with Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. ó Steve Kerr joked around on what became a post-mosh Monday, feeling some of the natural pressure before his Golden State Warriors get going at last with all the weight of trying to win another NBA championship on their star-studded shoulders.

Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxing
LAS VEGAS ó Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines. Now he's focusing on something not nearly as controversial ó his return to the ring for a Nov. 5 fight with Jesse Vargas.


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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