the N-B-A Playoffs...
Milwaukee 106 in double overtime
best-of-7 series, 3-0)
In Major League Baseball...
Milwaukee 4, Saint
Chicago Cubs 4
Kansas City 3,
Chicago White Sox 2 in 13 innings
New York Yankees 2,
In the Midwest League...
Beloit 3, Burlington
Cedar Rapids 3,
Here are the details:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.===
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. -
Thursday, September 3 - New Orleans - 6 p.m. - State
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