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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers win Big Ten opener

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MADISON – The University of Wisconsin football team is off to a good start in conference play. The Badgers thumped Purdue in a 41-10 win yesterday.

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Running backs Melvin Gordon and James White trampled over Purdue’s defense for a combined 292 yards. Both back carried the ball 16 times, Gordon rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns. The Badger’s defense also put on a defensive clinic and stymied the Boilermaker’s offense to just 180 total yards. The win sets up a showdown with fourth-ranked Ohio State next Saturday night.

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is listed as questionable for today’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The rookie back sustained a concussion in last week’s win over the Redskins. Packers have also listed safety Morgan Burnett out with a hamstring injury, while corner back Tramon Williams is probable for today’s game. Packers and Bengals are scheduled to kickoff at noon.

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Milwaukee Brewer players tossed bobbleheads and t-shirts to tailgaters after batting practice today, thanking fans for putting up with a disappointing season. Those disappointments continued in a 7-2 loss to the Saint Louis Cardinals. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo (11-10) allowed four hits and two runs in seven innings of work. With the win, the Cardinals maintain a two-game lead in the NL Central.

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Former Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Francis Peay has passed away. The former first-round pick with the New York Giants played 62 games with the Packers from 1968 to 1972. After an NFL career, he became a football coach for Northwestern from 1986 to 1991. His family said Peay died yesterday morning, he was 69.

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Wisconsin native Steve Stricker shot a two-under 68 in yesterday’s third-round of the Tour Championship. He is alone in third place and six strokes back from Henrik Stenson, the tournament leader at 11-under. Final round begins today from Atlanta, Georgia.

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SCOREBOARD

BIG TEN FOOTBALL

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(24) Wisconsin 41, Purdue 10

Minnesota 43, San Jose St. 24

(4) Ohio St. 76, Florida A&M 0

Iowa 59, W. Michigan 3

(18) Northwestern 35, Maine 21

(22) Notre Dame 17, Michigan St. 13

Nebraska 59, South Dakota St. 20

Penn St. 34, Kent St. 0

(15) Michigan 24, Connecticut 21

Missouri 45, Indiana 28

DIVISION III FOOTBALL

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(6) North Central (Ill.) 41, UW-Stout 14

(9) UW-Platteville 63, Lewis and Clark 34

(15) UW-Whitewater 55, Buffalo St. 14

Trine 47, Concordia (Wis.) 41

Lakeland 21, Alma 20

Hope 37, Wisconsin Lutheran 7

Missouri S&T 27, UW-La Crosse 14

Wartburg 27, Carthage 10

Carroll 24, Knox 14

Beloit 38, Lawrence 21

St. Norbert 33, Ripon 6

Simpson 35, UW-River Falls 34

Macalester 30, Maranatha Baptist 6

UW-Stevens Point 31, Dubuque 28

REGIONAL MLB

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St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 2

Oakland 9, Minnesota 1

Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 6

Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta 1

HIGH SCHOOL – PREP FOOTBALL

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Bowler/Gresham 48, Madison Abundant Life 6

Gibraltar 90, Oakfield 18

Lake Country Lutheran 42, St. John's NW Military Academy 6

Milwaukee Washington 40, Milwaukee South 13

Wausau Newman 40, Gilman 0

Niagara/Goodman/Pembine 14, Crandon 6

Port Edwards 31, Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore 0

Racine St. Catherine's 43, Kenosha St. Joseph's 20

Eau Claire Regis 25, Spencer/Marshfield Columbus 22

Sevastopol 68, Three Lakes 48

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
(715) 273-4334
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