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SPORTS FROM AROUND WISCONSIN

In the N-B-A...
Milwaukee 104, Philadelphia 88

In men's college basketball...
Butler 73, Marquette 52

In women's college basketball...
Illinois-Chicago 72, U-W Milwaukee 70

In the W-I-A-C women's basketball tournament...
First round
U-W Stevens Point 61, U-W Platteville 55
U-W Oshkosh 66, U-W Whitewater 59


In the N-A-C-C women's basketball tournament...
Wisconsin Lutheran 83, Concordia-Chicago 61
Benedictine 71, Milwaukee Engineering 59

In Wisconsin boys' high school basketball...
Brown Deer 85, Greenfield 61
Greendale 80, New Berlin West 45
Milwaukee King 64, Milwaukee Bay View 29
Milwaukee Pius XI 56, Wauwatosa West 50
Milwaukee Pulaski 64, Milwaukee Bradley Tech 61
Milwaukee South 69, Milwaukee North 59
Pewaukee 59, New Berlin Eisenhower 49
Shorewood 80, Cudahy 61
Whitnall 46, South Milwaukee 43

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A-J Hawk says he hopes to continue playing in the N-F-L, after his only employer for nine seasons let him go yesterday.  General manager Ted Thompson called Hawk a "durable and consistent contributor" to Green Bay's success -- and the team is grateful for what he's given, and how he has represented the organization.  Hawk started in all but eight of a possible 144 regular season games at middle-or-inside linebacker, with 11-hundred-18 tackles -- the most for a Packer since 1975.  But over the last three seasons, Hawk has only had one interception, seven pass break-ups, and eight-and-a-half sacks.  In the middle of last season, he was replaced by Clay Matthews when he moved inside part-time -- which the Packers expect to continue. His release clears about three-and-a-half million dollars in salary cap space for 2015.  Officially, the team listed Hawk as an injury waiver, because he needed surgery for a lingering ankle injury.  In a video he recorded with his brother, Hawk said he had the surgery three weeks ago, and it won't affect his play.  He said he made the video to show his appreciation for the Packers, and he insists he has no bitterness or animosity.  Hawk said he was not surprised he was cut. Another inside linebacker, Brad Jones, was let go earlier this month.

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Michael Carter-Williams had a solid debut for the Milwaukee Bucks against his old team.  He had seven points, eight assists, and two steals in 17 minutes as the Bucks crushed Philadelphia 104-to-88 last night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Carter-Williams was traded a week ago, but he sat out his first three games in a Bucks' uniform with a toe injury.  The reigning N-B-A rookie of the year said he was glad to be out there.  Sixers' coach Brett Brown said Carter-Williams' old team misses him, last night was a "cleansing game" for Philly, and everybody will now move on.  With eight assists and just one turnover, Brown said the Bucks got a taste of what they'll get with their new point guard. Milwaukee never trailed.  They led by 29 at halftime, thanks in part to 19 Philadelphia turnovers.  The Sixers made a late charge, but only got to within 14.  John Henson scored a career-high 21 points off the bench.  Jason Richardson had 16 for Philadelphia, which lost for the fifth straight time to the Bucks.  The Sixers have now lost five straight overall, and eleven consecutive road games.  The Bucks snapped a two-game losing streak, and will open a four-game Western road trip tomorrow night in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

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The Milwaukee Brewers will hold their first full-team workout at Spring Training today.  Infielders Aramis Ramirez and Hunter Morris were the only players not to show up by mid-afternoon yesterday.  Ryan Braun was among the day's returnees.  As he enters his ninth season, Braun is looking to put his P-E-D controversy and lingering thumb injury behind him, and return to becoming one of the game's best all-around players.  Braun now says he originally injured his right thumb in 2013, while swinging at a change-up from Saint Louis pitcher Joe Kelly.  He had a rare type of cryo-therapy procedure in the off-season, in which a nerve in his thumb was frozen and deadened.  He then tested the thumb by swinging a bat earlier in the off-season than he normally would.  Yesterday, Braun said everything has gone as well as possibly could hope.  The numbers will eventually tell us if that's true.  A year ago, Braun hit .266 with 19 homers and 81 R-B-I's -- after he batted .319 as recently as 2012.  The 31-year-old Braun says that if he's healthy, "success is inevitable."

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The Marquette men's basketball team got pounded at Butler last night, 73-to-52.  The Golden Eagles were at full strength for the first time in three weeks, after injured seniors Matt Carlino and Juan Anderson returned.  But center Luke Fischer only played 24 minutes due to foul trouble in the second half, when Butler pulled away after leading by seven at the intermission.  Fischer still led Marquette in scoring with 17, and he had three blocked shots.  Kellen Dunham scored 22 for the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs.  He made 4-of-6 from three-point range, and had back-to-back treys to help Butler rally after Marquette had gotten to within three.  Marquette was out-rebounded 29-to-18 in losing its fourth straight game.  The Eagles fell to 3-and-12 in the Big East and 11-and-16 overall.  Butler improved to 10-and-5 in the conference and 20-and-8 overall. Marquette's next game is on Sunday at Providence.

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A late rally fell short for the U-W Milwaukee women, as they lost at Illinois-Chicago 72-to-70 last night.  The Panthers used a 15-to-4 run to tie the game at 70 with 27-point-seven seconds left.  Kendyl Nunn made a put-back with 13 seconds left to give the Flames their victory.  Ashley Green scored a game-high 23 points with nine rebounds for U-W-M, which dropped to 4-and-9 in the Horizon League and 8-and-17 overall.  Green moved into fifth-place on Milwaukee's all-time scoring list with 15-hundred-69 career points.  Five players scored in double figures for Illinois-Chicago, led by Melita Emanuel-Carr with 16. Ruvanna Campbell had 13 rebounds to go with ten points for U-I-C, which improved to 5-and-8 in the conference and 15-and-11 overall.  Milwaukee has now lost six of its last seven games.  They'll host Cleveland State on Saturday. Tonight, the Milwaukee men play at Wright State.  The Green Bay men are at Illinois-Chicago.  The Wisconsin women travel to Iowa.  The Green Bay women are at Oakland.  And the Parkside women-and-men host Lewis.

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U-W Stevens Point pulled off a mild upset last night in the first round of the W-I-A-C women's basketball tournament.  The fifth-seeded Pointers won at Number-four Platteville, 61-to-55.  Kaitlyn Jacobs had 16 points and eleven rebounds for the Pointers, who will play at top-seeded Superior tomorrow night in the semi-finals.  In the other first-round contest, third-seeded Oshkosh advanced with a 66-59 home victory over Whitewater.  Taylor Schmidt scored 16 points for the Titans, and Katelyn Kuehl made 10-of-13 free throws. Oshkosh moves on to play at Number-two Eau Claire in tomorrow's semis.  The women's title game is on Sunday afternoon.   The W-I-A-C men's tournament resumes tonight with the semi-finals.

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The top-two seeds both won their semi-final games last night in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference women's basketball tourney.  Number-One Wisconsin Lutheran advanced with an 83-to-61 home victory over Concordia-Chicago.  Kristen Schulz had 19 points and 21 rebounds for Lutheran.  Number-two Benedictine won at home over third-seeded Milwaukee Engineering 71-to-59.  Alanna Ferry and Meghan Novak each scored 15 for Benedictine, which plays at Wisconsin Lutheran in the tournament title contest on Saturday night.

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The U-W Milwaukee men are in first place after the opening day of the Horizon League swim meet, while Green Bay tops the women's standings.  Milwaukee and Youngstown State are tied for second among the women, four points behind the Phoenix.  Oakland is in second in the men's competition.  Natalie Johnson of U-W-M won her second straight conference title in the one-thousand-yard freestyle.  The Milwaukee men won the 200-freestyle relay, while the Green Bay women took first in the same event.  The league championships run through Saturday in Brown Deer.