Labor Day State Sports Briefs: Packers get ready for NFL openerWisconsin Sports
-- Packers' head coach says Thursday's celebration is for the fans. What's important for the Packers is the game against the New Orleans Saints.
GREEN BAY - Packers' head coach says Thursday's celebration is for the fans. What's important for the Packers is the game against the New Orleans Saints.
Green Bay hosts the Saints at Lambeau Field in the season opener for the NFL. Despite entertainers like Kid Rock and Lady Antebellum, head coach Mike McCarthy says his team has to keep its focus on the game -- which pits the winners of the last two Super Bowls against each other on the national stage.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will have to wait until at least Tuesday to run the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway due to poor weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Lee. The 500-mile race was scheduled to start Sunday at 7:30 p.m., but rain began falling on the 1.54-mile track late in the afternoon. There was a window of clear weather during the evening hours and track-drying efforts had nearly concluded when another shower passed through the area, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for the Atlanta area on Monday calls for a 100 percent chance of precipitation.
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Beloit 5, Wisconsin 1
Burlington 7, Cedar Rapids 0
Great Lakes 6, South Bend 5
Kane County 3, Clinton 1
Lake County 3, Bowling Green 2 (10)
Lansing 5, Dayton 4
Peoria 4, Quad Cities 3 (12)
West Michigan 10, Fort Wayne 3