WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: UW linebacker Armstrong injured in camp
MADISON - Wisconsin linebacker Ethan Armstrong is out indefinitely, after he suffered a minor injury to his left leg on Tuesday at the Badgers’ pre-season camp.
The fifth-year senior from Ottawa, Ill. attended yesterday’s practice with a large wrap on the injured leg. Coach Gary Andersen hopes Armstrong can return in time for Wisconsin’s August 31st season opener at home against Massachusetts. Sophomore Joe Schobert from Waukesha is working with the No. 1 defense while Armstrong is gone. Armstrong started 14 games a year ago with 93 tackles and five pass break-ups.
Steve Stricker of Madison is tied for 11th after the first round of the season’s final major, the PGA Championship. Stricker shot a two-under-par 68 yesterday at Oak Hill Country Club near Rochester New York. He trails co-leaders Adam Scott and Jim Furyk by three strokes. Stricker will begin his second round at 12:55 this afternoon. He’ll again be part of a threesome with Jason Dufner and Hideki Matsuyama.
Former Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Mo Williams is joining his fifth NBA team. The Portland Trail Blazers signed him to a two-year free-agent deal yesterday worth five-point-six million dollars. The second year has a player option. Williams will be re-united with Blazers’ coach Terry Stotts. The two worked together in Milwaukee for two seasons ending in mid-2007. The 30-year-old Williams is a 10-year NBA veteran who played for four seasons with the Bucks ending in mid-2008. He was an All-Star with Cleveland in ’09, and has also played with the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah – where he averaged 13 points and six assists in 46 games last season. He missed two months due to thumb surgery. Stotts says Williams will add versatility, scoring, and veteran leadership to the Trail Blazers.
More than 4,400 amateur tri-athletes are in Milwaukee this weekend for the USA Triathlon Age-Group National Championships. The Olympic-distance event will be run tomorrow – a one-and-a-half kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride, and a 10-K run. The sprint distance event takes place on Sunday – a 750-meter swim, a 20-K bike ride, and 5-K run. Thirty-six defending champions will compete in the national event – along with five reigning world champions. The races will start at Discovery World along Milwaukee’s downtown lakefront.
Scores:In Major League Baseball…San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 1Philadelphia 12, Chicago Cubs 1Detroit 10, Cleveland 3
In the Midwest League…Peoria 2, Wisconsin 1 in 10 inningsCedar Rapids 7, Beloit 2Quad Cities 2, Clinton 1Kane County 7, Burlington 0Great Lakes 7, Bowling Green 4Lake County 3, Dayton 2South Bend 4, Fort Wayne 1West Michigan 5, Lansing 4
In the Northwoods League…Rochester 2, Lakeshore 1La Crosse 6, Saint Cloud 1Duluth 11, Eau Claire 10 in 12 inningsMadison 5, Mankato 4Thunder Bay 16, Wisconsin 3Willmar 6, Green Bay 2Alexandria 6, Wisconsin Rapids 0Waterloo 7, Battle Creek 2