Thursday State Sports Briefs: Harrell unsure he'll be back with Packers in 2011
GREEN BAY - Green Bay's first round draft pick from 2007 - defensive lineman Justin Harrell - still says he has no idea if he'll be back with the team for the 2011 season.
Harrell has a $575,000 roster bonus that's due, and the Packers could cut him before they have to pay it. Harrell has only played in 14 games due to a number of injuries.
We're expected to find out today whether the NFL season will begin on time. The league's owners will meet in Atlanta - and vice president Jeff Pash said the NFL's labor panel met for five hours yesterday to go over a proposed new collective bargaining agreement with the players. The players have not scheduled a vote, but Pash says the owners could go ahead and ratify it anyway. He said the plan was to have both sides vote on the deal today. Pash said he was cautiously optimistic it would happen.
Bobby Lea of Mertztown Pennsylvania won his third consecutive race yesterday in the International Cycling Classic. Feng Chun-Kai of Taiwan took second at the Humboldt Park-Bay View Rumble in Milwaukee. Andrew Crater of Milwaukee finished ninth, and Cole House of Oneida was 15th. Feng Chun-Kai has the yellow jacket as the overall leader in the Super-week top men's pro series. House is now 15th in the standings, and Crater is 16th. Super-week continues today with the Brewers' Hill Challenge in Milwaukee.
In the Midwest League...
Lansing 6, Wisconsin 5 in 12 innings
Great Lakes 10, Beloit 5
Kane County 7, West Michigan 6 in 15 innings
South Bend 6, Clinton 2
Dayton 13, Peoria 5
Quad Cities 15, Lake County 3
Fort Wayne 7, Cedar Rapids 5
Bowling Green 7, Burlington 1
In the Northwoods League...
Wisconsin Rapids 7, Eau Claire 5
La Crosse 13, Wisconsin 1
Madison 11, Waterloo 8
Battle Creek 3, Green Bay 2
Willmar 1, Duluth 0 in Game-One
Willmar 3, Duluth 2 in 10 innings of Game-Two
Brainerd 16, Alexandria 4
Saint Cloud 6, Mankato 4
Rochester at Thunder Bay, rained out
Here are results from Wednesday's games in the American Association:
Sioux Falls 14, St. Paul 6
Fargo-Moorhead 15, Lincoln 8
Winnipeg 7, Sioux City 5
El Paso 11, Grand Prairie 7
Kansas City 9, Amarillo 8
Shreveport-Bossier 3, Wichita 2
Gary 5, Fort Worth 3