September 26, 2014 - 3:15pm
The Brewers led the National League's Central Division for the vast majority of the season. Photo: Mike Penney (CC-BY-NC-ND).
During the first half of this year's Major League Baseball season, the Milwaukee Brewers were one of the best teams in the National League and appeared headed for the playoffs. But thanks to a historic collapse over the second half of the season, the team has now eliminated itself from post-season contention.
September 4, 2014 - 5:15pm
Jerry Kramer at a Packers game in Green Bay in 2011. Photo: Elvis Kennedy (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Jerry Kramer, a star for Vince Lombardi's legendary Green Bay Packers dynasty of the 1960s, been eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame since the mid-1970s, but he's been turned away each time after appearing on 10 ballots.
August 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
High school football players in Racine. Photo: Bely Medved (CC-BY-SA).
Football helmet manufacturers have claimed that helmets they make are better at protecting players from concussions, but UW sports medicine researchers are now saying those claims have no basis.
August 14, 2014 - 5:15pm
Above, Kevin Woebke at bat for the Lakeshore Chinooks in an early June matchup. Photo: Joel Dinda (CC-BY).
The Lakeshore Chinooks of Mequon will play for summer collegiate baseball bragging rights starting Thursday night, when they face the Mankato Moondogs in the Northwoods League championship series in a match-up that is a study in contrasts.
August 7, 2014 - 6:50pm
Officer Joel Zwicky, Green Bay's "skate cop," with his longboard and the new "Big Daddy," a battery-powered, off-road board. Photo: Patty Murray/WPR
The Green Bay Police Department has a skateboarding officer who says he can patrol areas where squad cars can't -- both literally and figuratively. At the same time, he's also helping boarders gain acceptance with city leaders. One doesn't normally think of a police officer gliding down the...
August 4, 2014 - 9:30pm
Retired Packers Chairman Bob Harlan makes the announcement that the team will honor Favre during a packed press conference. Photo: Patty Murray/WPR News.
The Green Bay Packers have mended fences with Brett Favre: The former long-time quarterback will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame next year and have his old number 4 retired.
July 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
Above, youth archers take aim during a NASP competition in Alabama. Photo: Billy Pope (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The National Archery in the Schools Program world championships in Madison this weekend will feature young archers from 25 states and countries including Canada, Zimbabwe and Mongolia.
July 3, 2014 - 11:30am
Above, Jason Kidd when he was the coach of the Brooklyn Nets earlier this year. Photo: Keith Allison (CC-BY-SA).
Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, the new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, are apologizing for the way they handled the hiring of the team's new coach Jason Kidd.
June 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Finding lifeguards can be a challenge, in part due to the physical rigors of the job. Photo: Dave Dugdale (CC-BY).
In an effort to address lifeguard shortages, communities in Wisconsin are trying to lure potential employees by offering things like free gear, school credit, and higher wages.
May 29, 2014 - 5:45pm
MCW research could help parents make better-informed decisions about whether their children play sports, says the institution's director of brain injury research. Photo: Jordon Cooper (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Medical College of Wisconsin will receive several million dollars in funding for sports-related concussion research, as part of a joint initiative by the Department of Defense and the National Collegiate Athletics Association announced on Thursday.