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SPORTS FROM AROUND WISCONSIN

In the N-B-A Playoffs...
First Round
Chicago 113, Milwaukee 106 in double overtime
(Chicago leads best-of-7 series, 3-0)

In Major League Baseball...

Milwaukee 4, Saint Louis 2
Pittsburgh 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2 in 13 innings

New York Yankees 2, Detroit 1

In the Midwest League...

Beloit 3, Burlington 2
Cedar Rapids 3, Wisconsin 0

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The Chicago Bulls scored the first 12 points of the second overtime to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-to-106 last night.  The Bulls took a commanding three-games-to-none lead in their first-round Eastern Conference series.  They can sweep the Bucks and advance to the second round with a victory tomorrow evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Milwaukee overcame a 10-point deficit with less than three minutes to play in regulation.  Derrick Rose made one-of-two free throws to tie the game at 95 in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, and Khris Middleton missed a contested three at the buzzer that would have given the Bucks the win.  After a tight first overtime, the Bucks went cold in the second extra period -- when they shot just 2-of-7 and committed four turnovers while Chicago pulled away.  It was Milwaukee's ninth straight playoff loss.  Giannis Antetokounnpo led the Bucks with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams had 19 points and nine assists.  Rose scored a season-high 34 to lead Chicago, with eight assists and five boards. Former Marquette star Jimmy Butler added 24.  The Bulls had lots of fans travel to Milwaukee, as usual, but the Bucks' faithful was the loudest by far last night -- especially down the stretch.  Rose said the Bulls are being pushed by a "hungry" Milwaukee team.  Bucks' coach Jason Kidd said his team played its hearts out against a "very elite" Chicago squad.  The Bulls shot 42-percent from three-point range, making 14-of-33 from downtown.


-4/24-


The Milwaukee Brewers ended an eight-game losing streak with a 4-to-2 home victory over Cincinnati yesterday.  The Brewers manufactured a run in the seventh inning which put them in front for good.  Logan Schafer had a lead-off walk, and Martin Maldonado bunted him to second.  Pinch-hitter Gerardo Parra struck out.  Jean Segura then singled to center, and Schafer scored while sliding just ahead of Billy Hamilton's throw.  Adam Lind had three hits, including a solo homer.  Aramis Ramirez also went yard for Milwaukee, which won its first game since April 13th.  Marlon Byrd's two-run homer was the only real offense for Cincinnati, which tried to pull off its first four-game sweep of the Crew since 2002.  Kyle Lohse picked up his first win against three losses.  He went seven innings, giving up two runs on three hits with four strikeouts.  Francisco Rodriguez threw a scoreless ninth for his second save of the year, and the 350th of his career.  Kevin Gregg took the loss in relief.  He's now 0-and-2.  The Brewers will open a weekend series against Saint Louis tonight at Miller Park. Matt Garza goes for the Crew against right-hander Carlos Martinez.


-4/24-


In golf, Steve Stricker of Madison and Pewaukee native Mark Wilson are both tied for 32nd after the first day of the P-G-A's Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Stricker and Wilson both shot three-under-par 69's in their opening round yesterday.  Jerry Kelly of Madison is tied for 50th after shooting a two-under-par 70 at T-P-C Louisiana.  Stricker is playing in his second tournament of the year, following back surgery last December.  He tied for 28th at The Masters two weeks ago.  Rain halted play for 78 minutes yesterday afternoon.  That caused play to be suspended just after 7:30 p-m, with a dozen players still on the course.  They'll pick it up at that point this morning before the second round begins.  Boo Weekley and Brendon de Jonge share the lead, both at eight-under-64.


-4/24-


The Miami Dolphins confirmed their signing of former Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings yesterday to a two-year free-agent deal.  He told reporters he's only interested in winning, and not building up individual stats.  The 31-year-old Jennings said his reuniting with Dolphins' head coach Joe Philbin played a "big role" in his signing.  Philbin was the offensive coordinator with the Packers when Jennings had his best seasons there.  Jennings played his first seven N-F-L seasons with Green Bay before moving to Minnesota two years ago.  At Miami, Jennings will provide veteran leadership to a young Dolphins' receiving corps that includes Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry, and Rishard Matthews -- all 25 or younger.  Jennings said he'd like to play more on the outside, after being mainly a slot receiver with the Vikings last year.  He had 59 catches in 2014 for 742 yards and six touchdowns.


-4/24-


Wisconsin senior Zach Ziemek won the decathlon yesterday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines.  He was competing as an unattached individual, while continuing to redshirt for the Badgers this spring.  Ziemek had the world's second-highest decathlon score in the world this season, with seven-thousand-964 total points. It was the highest score at the Drake Relays since 1998.  Ziemek had personal bests in the pole vault and discus in yesterday's second-and-final day of the decathlon.  He'll keep training this year, before returning to the Wisconsin squad next spring.  Wisconsin junior Charlie Foss placed seventh, and Badgers' freshman Sawyer Smith was 12th.  On the women's side, Wisconsin redshirt freshman Casie Pawlik was 12th in the heptathlon with a personal-best four-thousand-383 points.  Meanwhile, Brittney Feivor of Marquette placed eighth in the women's five-thousand meters.  And the Marquette men placed 17th in the men's four-by-16 hundred meter relay.  



===Here is the Packers' 2015 schedule.===

Exhibition
Thursday, August 13 - at New England - 6:30 p.m. - State network
Sunday, August 23 - at Pittsburgh - 7 p.m. - State
Saturday, August 29 - Philadelphia (gold ticket package) - 7 p.m. - State
Thursday, September 3 - New Orleans - 6 p.m. - State

Regular Season
Sunday, September 13 - at Chicago - Noon - Fox
Sunday, September 20 - Seattle - 7:30 p.m. - NBC
Monday, September 28 - Kansas City - 7:30 p.m. - ESPN
Sunday, October 4 - at San Francisco - 3:25 p.m. - Fox
Sunday, October 11 - Saint Louis - Noon - CBS
Sunday, October 18 - San Diego - 3:25 p.m. - CBS
Sunday, October 25 - Bye
Sunday, November 1 - at Denver - 7:30 p.m. - NBC
Sunday, November 8 - at Carolina - Noon - Fox
Sunday, November 15 - Detroit - Noon - Fox
Sunday, November 22 - at Minnesota - Noon - Fox
Thursday, November 26 - Chicago - 7:30 p.m. - NBC
Thursday, December 3 - at Detroit - 7:25 p.m. - CBS/NFL Network
Sunday, December 13 - Dallas - 3:25 p.m. - Fox
Sunday, December 20 - at Oakland - 3:05 p.m. - Fox
Sunday, December 27 - at Arizona - 3:25 p.m. - Fox
Sunday, January 3 - Minnesota - Noon - Fox