N-F-L exhibition play...
Green Bay 34, Kansas City 14
In Major League Baseball...
Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 2
Minnesota 11, Kansas City 5 in 10 innings
Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2
Detroit 3, New York Yankees 2
In the Midwest League...
Wisconsin 9, Burlington 5
Beloit at Peoria, rained out
Here are the details:
The Green Bay Packers closed out a 3-and-1 exhibition season with a
34-to-14 home win over Kansas City last night. Matt Flynn and
Scott Tolzien each threw a pair of touchdown passes, as they
competed to become Aaron Rodgers' top backup. Tolzien threw
for 139 yards, and Flynn 102, as they gave coach Mike McCarthy a
tough decision on which one to keep -- or both. McCarthy and
Packers' general manager Ted Thompson have until 5 p-m tomorrow to
trim down their roster from 75 players to 53. McCarthy calls
it "the worst part of their jobs." Tolzien, a former
Badger, said he hopes the Pack will keep three quarterbacks around
-- but he has no idea what will happen. McCarthy said he was
impressed with how the Packers kept getting better during the
pre-season. They led by 13 at the half and rolled from there,
on a night when numerous starters never dressed so the coaches could
evaluate players on the bubble one final time. Seventh-round
rookie receiver Jeff Janis made a case for a roster spot with a
touchdown catch and a 62-yard kickoff return. Green Bay
linebackers Nate Palmer and Adrian Hubbard left the game with knee
injuries, as did tackle Aaron Adams. Kansas City's third
string quarterback, Tyler Bray, threw for 116 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs' reserves committed 14 penalties on the night.
The Packers will open their regular season next Thursday
night at Seattle.
Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen says he'll be interested to
see how back-up running back Corey Clement performs tomorrow night.
The Badgers will open their season against L-S-U in Houston.
And the sophomore Clement will be counted on to give Heisman
Trophy candidate Melvin Gordon the relief he needs during games.
Andersen said Clement had a very productive pre-season camp,
but he remains untested when a game's on the line. Clement
averaged more than eight yards a carry in his freshman year at the
U-W, but he was only given the ball 67 times -- far less than the
221 carries James White received as Gordon's top back-up in 2013.
The Badgers are used to having quality back-ups at running
back. White is currently knocking on the door for a roster
spot in the N-F-L with the New England Patriots.
The Milwaukee Brewers will try to end a two-game losing streak
tonight when they play the Giants in San Francisco. The Crew
still has a one-and-a-half game division lead over second-place
Saint Louis in the National League Central. Third-place
Pittsburgh is four games back, after winning two games apiece over
the Brewers and Cardinals in their last two series. The top
three Central contenders were all off yesterday. Fourth-place
Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 7-to-2 and moved within
eight-and-a-half games of the lead. The Brewers will now play
three games against a Giants' team that's second in the National
League West at 71-and-62. San Francisco is four-and-a-half
games behind division-leading Los Angeles. The Giants have won
three in a row, after topping Colorado 4-to-1 at home last night.
Right-hander Wily Peralta will start for Milwaukee tonight
against San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.
Milwaukee native Tim Smyczek will play 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista
Agut of Spain this morning at the U-S Open tennis tournament in New
York. Smyczek advanced after winning his first round match on
Tuesday in four sets over Filip Krajnovic of Serbia. It was
the third year in a row that Smyczek made it past the first round of
Waukesha native Gwen Jorgensen will try to win her fifth straight
triathlon tomorrow. The former Wisconsin Badgers'
distance-running All-American will compete in the grand final of the
I-T-U World Triathlon Series in Edmonton Alberta. Jorgensen
has won the most I-T-U races of any woman in series' history. Her
streak of four victories is the most by any participant, female or
male. Those wins came in Yokohama, London, Chicago, and
Hamburg. There are eight races in the I-T-U season series.
Jorgensen leads the point standings with 38-hundred-85. U-S
teammate Sarah Groff is second with three-thousand-37.