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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers open series with Nats' with win

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WASHINGTON  D.C. - The Milwaukee Brewers opened the second half of the season on a good note, with a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals last night.

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Shortstop Jean Segura received a standing ovation from the National Park crowd during his first at-bat. He was back in the lineup a week after his 9-month-old son passed away.  He went  1-for-4 in his first game back. Pitcher Kyle Lohse picked up his 10thwin of the season, allowing 10 hits in seven innings of work.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have re-acquired utility infielder Irving Falu.  He played with the Crew for about two-and-a-half weeks before he was sent down to Triple-"A" Nashville on June 13th -- and the San Diego Padres claimed him off waivers June 26th.  Falu played second base with the Padres for 11 games, hitting .150 in 20 at-bats.  The Padres then put him on waivers, and that's where Milwaukee picked him up again.  Falu went 0-for-10 with an RBI for the Brewers in his first Major League stint of the year.  Also, the Brewers have designated minor league pitcher Kevin Shackelford for assignment.  After training with the Brewers in March, he went 1-2 at Double-"A" Huntsville with a 6.35 ERA in 23 appearances.

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Milwaukee Bucks top draft pick Jabari Parker scored 20 points and 15 rebounds, in a 79-74 win over Golden State in summer league play. Forward Chris Wright added another 16 points in the win. Parker has stepped up his game as a leader, saying in a post-game conference that the team is listening to him and he is listening to them. The Bucks finish the summer league with a 1-4 record. Parker says he plans to stay in the gym until training camp opens in September.

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Two freshmen receivers for University of Wisconsin football team are no longer on the roster. Receivers coach Chris Beatty says Chris Jones and Dareian Watkins were dismissed from the team. Jones was dismissed for not meeting the school’s eligibility standard, while Watkins returned home due to family issues. Jones is reportedly enrolled at Toledo now.

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University of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is one of 53 candidates for the Doak Walker Award as college football's top running back.  He was a semi-finalist for the honor in 2013, when he ran for 1,609 yards and 7.8 yards per carry -- which topped the Bowl Championship Sub-division.  The Badgers have had a candidate advance to the semi-final stage for the Walker award in each of the last four seasons.  Montee Ball was named a finalist twice, and John Clay made the final consideration once.

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The University of Wisconsin women's hockey schedule includes series with both of the Top-two finishers in last spring's NCAA Tournament.  The Badgers will host defending champion Clarkson the weekend of January 23rd-through-25th. Wisconsin also has a pair of series against national runner-up Minnesota October 17th-and-18th at home, and January 10th-and-11th in Minneapolis.  Wisconsin will have 28 WCHA regular season contests, before the league playoffs begin February 27-through-March 1st

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University of Wisconsin women's soccer player Rose Lavelle has been named to the U.S. Under-20 National Team.  She's among 21 players chosen to compete in the Women's Under-20 World Cup in Canada August 5-24.  The first game for the U.S. will be played August 5th against Germany.  Earlier this year, Lavelle -- who will be a sophomore at the UW -- was named the MVP of the full World Championships, helping Team USA win its fourth title.

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Wisconsin's NASCAR drivers are taking the weekend off.  The Nationwide Series is the only one in action, and no Wisconsin drivers are in the field for tomorrow's Enjoy Illinois-300 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet.  The top Sprint Cup circuit is taking a breather before next Sunday's Brickyard-400 at Indianapolis. The Camping World Truck Series resumes Wednesday night with the Car-Cash Mid-Summer Classic in Rossburg, Ohio.

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An oldie but goldie sport is making somewhat of a comeback in Milwaukee… polo. The Milwaukee Polo Club says it draws some three to four thousand spectators a match to Uihlein Field every Sunday afternoon. Several clubs, from as far as Chicago and Saint Louis, arrive – with horses in tow – for matches every Sunday afternoon from June to September. For additional information and tickets, visit MILWAUKEEPOLOCLUB-dot-com.

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SCOREBOARD

MLB

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REGIONAL ACTION

Milwaukee 4, Washington 2

Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 2

Cleveland 9, Detroit 3

Chi. White Sox 3, Houston 2

Arizona 5, Chi. Cubs 4

Midwest League

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Bowling Green 6, Wisconsin 2

Dayton 6, Beloit 5

Northwood League

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Madison 8, Willmar 2

Kalamazoo 6, La Crosse 5

Wisconsin Woodchucks 9, Battle Creek 1

Eau Claire 6, Rochester 4

Lakeshore 4, Green Bay 0

Kenosha 21, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 4

Willmar 4, Madison 0

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